Clinical Cases in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Women's Health

Clinical Cases in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Women's Health

  • Paperback
By (author)  , By (author)  , By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from Australia in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?


An updated edition for our popular Clinical Cases collection, this book is aimed at medical students following the core curriculum in Australia and New Zealand; and the United Kingdom, junior doctors at resident or house officer level, and general practitioners.This handy, lab coat pocket sized book; broadly covers the whole syllabus for the medical student, and the whole range of obstetric and gynaecological problems likely to come into the path of the busy junior hospital doctor or general practitioner, but it is not a textbook providing simply a list of differential diagnoses and treatments. The approach has been developed from the experienced authors teaching of problem-based learning scenarios PBLs to clinical students. PBLs introduce students to typical clinical situations and then encourage those students to think about how they would take appropriate histories, examine, investigate and finally treat their patients. In this book, by using case histories that are more developed and complex, we aim to show readers in greater detail how women may present with particular conditions, and demonstrate what should take place in the way of consultation, investigations and treatment. However, by questioning our readers as we go along we also hope to encourage them to think about why they would choose a certain clinical course of action and to base their decisions firmly on current scientific evidence. In addition to the purely clinical aspects of the cases, the emotional, social and psychological aspects of the care of each woman is described. Each of the 50 case histories commences with a straightforward description following a woman through the clinical presentation of a particular condition. Along the way, important points in clinical examination and diagnosis, complications, investigations and management are incorporated into the text as a conversation with the reader, and essential points are highlighted in boxes. Being an Australian author team, tips are included for those junior doctors faced with obstetric or gynaecological problems in a smaller metropolitan or rural setting-facilities for care and the advice of senior practitioners may be more limited in such surroundings and different care paths may be more appropriate, especially in remote parts of Australia.
An app with multiple-choice questions is available through the App Store and Google Play. Search DeCosta.

NEW Clinical Cases in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Women'sHealth 2e - Sample from McGraw-HillEducation ANZ- Medical
show more

Product details

  • Paperback
  • 140 x 210 x 10mm | 400g
  • McGraw-Hill Education / Australia
  • Australia
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 174307722X
  • 9781743077221
  • 49,161

Table of contents

Part 1
Taking an obstetric or a gynaecological history
Conducting an examination

Part 2 Clinical Cases in General Practice
Case 1 Kate presents for a well-woman check
Case 2 Emma comes for a postnatal check
Case 3 Felicity is recalled after an abnormal Pap smear report
Case 4 Carries periods are becoming heavier
Case 5 Mai Ling is missing school because of heavy periods
Case 6 April is bothered by acne
Case 7 Chloe has severe period pains
Case 8 Dorothy complains of an itch
Case 9 Tammy is unexpectedly pregnant
Case 10 Lara is followed through a normal pregnancy
Case 11 Stacey is unsure about having the influenza vaccination
Case 12 Diane has diabetes and wants to have a baby
Case 13 Maria has a twin pregnancy
Case 14 Hazel and Kevin are trying for a pregnancy
Case 15 Ruth complains of abdominal swelling
Case 16 Jamie-Lee needs to know about safe sex
Case 17 Anula is depressed following the birth of her baby
Case 18 Patricia complains of hot flushes
Case 19 Debbie presents with some irregular bleeding
Case 20 Miranda fears she may be pregnant
Case 21 Daniela has a molar pregnancy
Case 22 Sara would like to be pregnant
Case 23 Michelle still hasnt started her periods

Part 3 Clinical cases in obstetrics

Case 24 Lucys long labour leads to further problems
Case 25 Megan develops pre-eclampsia
Case 26 Helen presents with raised blood pressure in pregnancy
Case 27 Lisa presents to the birth suite at 28 weeks of pregnancy
Case 28 Bronwyn is bleeding at 31 weeks of pregnancy
Case 29 Dora develops diabetes in pregnancy
Case 30 Diane has diabetes and is pregnant
Case 31 Maria is followed through a twin pregnancy
Case 32 Tayla presents with herpes in pregnancy
Case 33 Amanda suffers a placental abruption
Case 34 Melissa has persistent vomiting in pregnancy
Case 35 Julia has a breech presentation
Case 36 Tegan develops an obstetric emergency
Case 37 Amy wants to try for a natural birth this time
Case 38 Kahlias baby seems small
Case 39 Kelly is referred to the Emergency Department with heavy postpartum bleeding
Case 40 Anne has been referred to discuss prenatal diagnosis
Case 41 Louise requests a caesarean section

Part 4 Clinical cases in gynaecology 259

Case 42 Rebecca presents with acute abdominal pain
Case 43 Tarni presents with irregular periods
Case 44 Marilyn has postmenopausal bleeding
Case 45 Houda has an ovarian cyst
Case 46 Vivienne presents with abdominal pain
Case 47 Sharon is bleeding in early pregnancy
Case 48 Angie presents with an ectopic pregnancy
Case 49 Barbara is bothered by leaking
Case 50 Jenny would like a baby

Multiple choice practice and test questions for Clinical Cases in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Women's Health are now available in an app of the same name for both smart phones and tablets from the Apple App Store and Google Play.
show more

About Caroline De Costa

Caroline de Costa is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Director of the Clinical School at James Cook University School of Medicine, Cairns Campus in North Queensland, Australia.

Caroline was born and educated in Sydney. She has been a specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist for 37 years. She studied medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, in Dublin, and graduated MB BS (London University) and LRCP&SI in 1973. After completing residency in Port Moresby General Hospital, Papua-New Guinea, she returned to Ireland and undertook specialist training there and in the United Kingdom. In 1980 she returned to Port Moresby for a further 18 months before moving back to Sydney where she spent 17 years in private practice. In 1999 she moved to Cairns and took up her present appointment in 2004.
In her current practice Caroline is committed to improving outcomes for indigenous women in the area of obstetrics and gynaecology. She has conducted research into possible interventions to reduce the incidence of fetal alcohol syndrome amongst the children of indigenous women in Far North Queensland. Current research and publications have included the topics of vitamin D levels in pregnant women in Far North Queensland, knowledge and practice of abortion and emergency contraception in Far North Queensland, maternal mortality in Papua-New Guinea, vaginal birth following caesarean section and caesarean section on maternal request. Caroline has a particular interest in caesarean section, including the history and social implications of this common operation as well as techniques and risks of the surgery. She has authored or co-authored three books on this subject.
show more