Clinical Disorders of the Endometrium and Menstrual Cycle

Hardcover | December 1, 1997

EditorIain T. Cameron, Ian S. Fraser, Stephen K. Smith

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Disorders of menstruation are a major cause of morbidity in women. The treatment of such conditions presents an enormous clinical challenge, especially since some of the treatments used can themself result in further menstrual and hormonal complications. Clinical disorders of the endometrium and menstrual cycle provides the first in-depth review of current knowledge of the pathophysiology, investigation, and treatment of menstruation disorders encompassing menorrhagia, premenstrual syndrome, amenorrhoea and troublesome bleeding with contraceptivesteroids or hormone replacement therapy. The emphasis of the book is on the practical management of these common clinical conditions. Included are chapter outlining menstruation from a cultural and historical perspective, as well as from the woman's point of view. Whilst this is an important workfor gynaecologists and family practitioners, it will also be of great interest to a wider audience concerned with women's health.

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Disorders of menstruation are a major cause of morbidity in women. The treatment of such conditions presents an enormous clinical challenge, especially since some of the treatments used can themself result in further menstrual and hormonal complications. Clinical disorders of the endometrium and menstrual cycle provides the first in-de...

Professor Iain T Cameron, The Queen Mother's Hospital, Yorkhill, Glasgow G3 8SJ. Tel: 0141 201 0567/8. Fax: 0141 357 3610. email: Iain.T.Cameron@clinmed.gla.ac.uk

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:462 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 1.18 inPublished:December 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 13:9780192627247

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Table of Contents

Section I - Background1. Menstruation: A cultural and historical perspective2. The origins and physiology of menstruation3. The endometrial vascular bed4. The practical assessment of endometrial morphology and function5. Menstruation, surgery, and womenSection II - Menorrhagia6. Definition and epidemiology of menorrhagia7. The pathophysiology of menorrhagia8. Menstrual problems in adolescence9. Menstrual dysfunction secondary to medical disease10. Menorrhagia: Clinical investigation11. Office hysteroscopy and suction curettage in the evaluation of abnormal uterine bleeding12. The medical management of menorrhagia13. The role of synthetic progestagens in the medical management of menorrhagia14. Hysteroscopic endometrial ablation15. The role of hysterectomy for menorrhagia16. Pathophysiology and medical treatment of uterine fibroids17. Surgical treatment of submucous fibroidsSection III - Amenorrhoea, Oligomenorrhoea, and Irregular bleeding18. Amenorrhoea19. Oligomenorrhoea and polycystic ovary syndrome20. Inter-menstrual and post-coital bleeding21. Post-menopausal bleedingSection IV - Dysmenorrhoea22. The pathophysiology of dysmenorrhoea23. The clinical treatment of dysmenorrhoea24. Adenomyosis uteri25. Endometriosis and its influence on dysmenorrhoea and menstrual disturbancesSection V - Psychosomatic considerations and premenstrual syndrome26. Psychosomatic and other influences on complaints of mentrual bleeding and pain28. Premenstrual syndrome: Aetiology and clinical managementSection VI - Contraception and hormaone replacement therapy29. Contraceptive steroids and endometrial morphology30. Disturbances of bleeding with intrauterine contraceptive devices and hormonal intrauterine systems31. Menstural disturbance and contraceptive steroids: mechanisms and management32. Hormone replacement therapy and disturbances of bleeding: Mechanisms and management

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`'It is a sign of a good reference book when you look up a specific question and become totally engrossed in another chapter that happened to catch your eye. This is true of this weighty medical textbook...beautiful textbook...All the chapters are short and clearly written, and it easy to findyour way around...Trainee gynaecologists will certainly find it invaluable. It should be in every general practice surgery library as a textbook we can refer to for an up-tdo-date view on the treatments omenorrhagia, dysmenorrhoea and pre-menstrual tension in primary and secondary care.''Dr Dally Hope, Trends in Uroloyg Gynaecology and Sexual Health , May/June 1999