Obstetrics in Family Medicine

Obstetrics in Family Medicine : A Practical Guide

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A seasoned inner-city family physician concisely surveys the normal obstetrics encountered in a busy medical practice to provide a practical guide to the evaluation and management of common prenatal, peripartum, and postpartum complications. For each stage, Dr. Lyons addresses the major issues and problems, spelling out in detail management protocols about why and what action is to be taken, when it is to be done, and how it is to be interpreted. The key points for each topic are summarized in tabular form for quick reference, and diagnostic flow charts illuminate all aspects of the decision-making process. Expert advice based on years of experience is also presented concerning physical and ultrasound examinations, laboratory tests, drug toxicities, and screening techniques. A special PDA version of Obstetrics in Family Medicine: A Practical Guide is also available.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 232 pages
  • 156 x 224 x 24mm | 458.14g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2006 ed.
  • biography
  • 1588295109
  • 9781588295101

Review quote

From the reviews: "At only 221 pages, with a straightforward writing style, this book is a quick and easy read that encompasses a broad overview of obstetrics. ... For these reasons, those who would find this text most useful would be medical students or residents ... who could read this book in its entirety as an introduction to obstetrics. It may also be useful to practicing clinicians ... who wish to brush up on or review obstetric topics." (Kirsten Stoesser, Family Medicine, July, 2007)show more

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Approximately 21,000 family physicians in the United States regularly perform obstetrics as part of their primary care responsibilities. In Obstetrics in Family Medicine: A Practical Guide, a seasoned inner-city family physician concisely surveys the normal obstetrics encountered in a busy medical practice to provide a practical guide to the evaluation and management of common prenatal, peripartum, and postpartum complications. For each stage, Dr. Paul Lyons addresses the major issues and problems, spelling out in detail management protocols about why and what action is to be taken, when it is to be done, and how it is to be interpreted. The key points for each topic are summarized in tabular form for quick reference, and diagnostic flow charts illuminate all aspects of the decision-making process. Expert advice based on years of experience is also presented concerning physical and ultrasound examinations, laboratory tests, drug toxicities, and screening techniques. For the clinician seeking a point-of-care tool to look up information quickly when attending to patients in the office, a PDA version of the book is available from the Humana website: www.humanapress.com. Concise and clinically oriented, Obstetrics in Family Medicine: A Practical Guide aims to improve the delivery of women's health care, helping both family doctors who are doing obstetrics and those who want to better understand what is happening to their pregnant patients reach a higher standard of care.show more

Table of contents

I. Preconception and Prenatal Care Physiology Preconception Counseling Prenatal Care. Medications in Pregnancy II. Complications of Pregnancy Dysmorphic Growth and Genetic Abnormalities Intrauterine Growth Restriction Preterm Labor Premature Rupture of Membranes Early Pregnancy Bleeding Late Pregnancy Bleeding Recurrent Spontaneous Abortions Rh Isoimmunization Infection in Pregnancy Hypertension in Pregnancy Diabetes in Pregnancy HIV and Pregnancy Multigestational Pregnancy Post-Dates Pregnancy III. Labor and Delivery Normal Labor Induction and Augmentation. Pain Management in Labor Operative Delivery IV. Complications of Labor and Delivery Prolonged Labor Shoulder Dystocia Malpresentation Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring Maternal Fever in Labor Postpartum Hemorrhage Perineal Laceration and Episiotomy V. Postpartum Management Newborn Evaluation Routine Hospital Postpartum Management Complications of the Hospital Postpartum Period Indexshow more

Review Text

From the reviews:§§"At only 221 pages, with a straightforward writing style, this book is a quick and easy read that encompasses a broad overview of obstetrics. ... For these reasons, those who would find this text most useful would be medical students or residents ... who could read this book in its entirety as an introduction to obstetrics. It may also be useful to practicing clinicians ... who wish to brush up on or review obstetric topics." (Kirsten Stoesser, Family Medicine, July, 2007)§show more