This pocket-sized book provides the most up-to-date and vital information on obstetrical and gynecological problems in a concise, portable format. It focuses on diagnosis and therapy, including management protocols, medications, and dosages. Common problems such as normal labor and delivery, preterm labor, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, cervical cancer screening, contraception, and STD, are covered in greater detail. Key facts on uncommon conditions, such as uterine inversion, puerperal SPT, chancroid, gonadal dysgenesis, and vaginal cancer, are also presented.
Medical students and interns can find pearls on pelvic and breast examinations and cervical examinations during labor, and they can also prepare confidently for quizzes by quickly glancing over the terminology, etiology, and other background information or using the handbook s mnemonics to recall the key points. Seasoned clinicians will find most recent guidelines on cancer screening, antibiotic prophylaxis, thrombosis prevention, and subspecialty referral.
Operative techniques and procedures such as knot-tying, instrument use, perineal laceration repair, amniocentesis, and measurement of AFI and cervical length are illustrated to help trainees learn the basic skills. Thirteen operative dictations describe the common procedures with the latest techniques, ideal for junior residents who face a seemingly daunting task.
The bullet-and-number format, full-color illustrations, color-coded sections, and open-flat design make the information easy to find and pleasant to read. With its sewn binding and sturdy cover, the handbook will endure years of vigorous use.