Williams Obstetrics: 23rd Edition: 23rd Edition

Hardcover | October 29, 2009

byF. Cunningham, Kenneth Leveno, Steven Bloom

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The leading obstetrics reference for more than a century -- now in full-color and with a greater emphasis on evidence-based practice

Written by a team of expert authors from world-renowned Parkland Hospital, this rigorously referenced, landmark resource tells you everything you need to know about the practice of obstetrics in a unified, consistent tone not found in other texts.

For decades, ob-gyn practitioners and residents have hailed the book for its thoroughness, scientific orientation, and practical applicability at the bedside. Williams Obstetrics is reinforced throughout by a timely emphasis on evidence-based medicine, supported by state-of-the-art ultrasound images and original illustrations. The book's comprehensive coverage begins with an incisive look at maternal anatomy and physiology, and fetal growth and development. The text then progresses to the antepartum period, labor and delivery, the fetus and newborn, the peurperium period, obstetric complications, and medical and surgical complications.

New to this Edition

  • 1,100 brand-new, precisely rendered full-color illustrations
  • Evidence-based medicine is highlighted in the text through the use of icons, better familiarizing you with the latest clinical guidelines and standards of care
  • Greater use of headings and subheadings to quickly lead you to the content you need
  • Improved algorithms and tables clearly and concisely present Class I evidence for diagnosis and treatment
  • In-depth coverage of abnormal obstetrics -- from obstetrical hemorrhage and preterm birth, to reproductive tract abnormalities -- provides the most clinically relevant perspectives in this pivotal area
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    The leading obstetrics reference for more than a century -- now in full-color and with a greater emphasis on evidence-based practiceWritten by a team of expert authors from world-renowned Parkland Hospital, this rigorously referenced, landmark resource tells you everything you need to know about the practice of obstetrics in a unified,...

    F. Gary Cunningham, MD Beatrice & Miguel Elias Distinguished Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology Chairman Emeritus, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, TX Kenneth J. Leveno, MD Professor and Chief of Obstet...

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    Format:HardcoverDimensions:1404 pages, 11 × 8.7 × 2.4 inPublished:October 29, 2009Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

    The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

    ISBN - 10:0071497013

    ISBN - 13:9780071497015

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    Table of Contents

    Associate Editors
    Artists
    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    Section 1: Overview
    1. Overview of Obstetrics
    Section 2: Maternal and Fetal Anatomy and Physiology
    2. Maternal Anatomy
    3. Implantation, Embryogenesis, and Placental Development
    4. Fetal Growth and Development
    5. Maternal Physiology
    6. Parturition
    Section 3: Antepartum
    7. Preconceptional Counseling
    8. Prenatal Care
    9. Abortion
    10. Ectopic Pregnancy
    11. Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
    12. Genetics
    13. Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal Therapy
    14. Teratology and Medications That Affect the Fetus
    15. Antepartum Assessment
    16. Fetal Imaging
    Section 4: Labor and Delivery
    17. Normal Labor and Delivery
    18. Intrapartum Assessment
    19. Obstetrical Anesthesia
    20. Abnormal Labor
    21. Disorders of Amnionic Fluid Volume
    22. Labor Induction
    23. Forceps Delivery and Vacuum Extraction
    24. Breech Presentation and Delivery
    25. Cesarean Delivery and Peripartum Hysterectomy
    26. Prior Cesarean Delivery
    27. Abnormalities of the Placenta, Umbilical Cord, and Membranes
    Section 5: Fetus & Newborn
    28. The Newborn Infant
    29. Diseases and Injuries of the Fetus and Newborn
    Section 6: Puerperium
    30. The Puerperium
    31. Puerperal Infection
    32. Contraception
    33. Sterilization
    Section 7: Obstetrical Complications
    34. Pregnancy Hypertension
    35. Obstetrical Hemorrhage
    36. Preterm Birth
    37. Postterm Pregnancy
    38. Fetal Growth Disorders
    39. Multifetal Gestation
    40. Reproductive Tract Abnormalities
    Section 7: Medical and Surgical Complications
    41. General Considerations and Maternal Evaluation
    42. Critical Care and Trauma
    43. Obesity
    44. Cardiovascular Disease
    45. Chronic Hypertension
    46. Pulmonary Disorders
    47. Thromboembolic Disorders
    48. Renal and Urinary Tract Disorders
    49. Gastrointestinal Disorders
    50. Hepatic, Biliary Tract, and Pancreatic Disorders
    51. Hematological Disorders
    52. Diabetes
    53. Thyroid and Other Endocrine Disorders
    54. Connective-Tissue Disorders
    55. Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders
    56. Dermatological Disorders
    57. Neoplastic Diseases
    58. Infectious Diseases
    59. Sexually Transmitted Diseases
    Index