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Oxford Desk Reference: Obstetrics and Gynaecology

This irreplaceable reference compiles the most up-to-date and relevant material on obstetrics and gynaecology into one volume. Strongly evidence-based, it includes the latest knowledge and guidelines from a wide range of sources and contains the key recommendations that a practising obstetrician or gynaecologist needs to know; presenting them in a uniform and accessible way, allowing for quick diagnosis and optimal care. In line with the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology curriculum for specialty training, this book covers not just the clinical knowledge required but also information on the communication, technical and professional skills needed to practise in the specialty. With each chapter written by internationally renowned specialists and edited by five of the leading figures in obstetrics and gynaecology, this book will be a vital resource for all practising clinicians.  
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over 4 years ago
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How to perform an episiotomy | RCM

The RCM website is published by The Royal College of Midwives. Midwives magazine, Evidence Based Midwifery and Midwives Jobs are published by Redactive Publishing Ltd on behalf of The Royal College of Midwives.  
rcm.org.uk
over 4 years ago
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Endometriosis 'risks miscarriage' - BBC News

Women with endometriosis are more likely to have a risky pregnancy or miscarry, say fertility doctors.  
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Dilatation and curettage procedure raises risk of premature birth in subsequent pregnancies, study finds

Use of dilatation and curettage in cases of miscarriage or for termination increases the risk of preterm birth and very preterm birth (under 32 weeks) in a subsequent pregnancy, a large analysis has found. The study’s lead author has called for a more “restrained use” of the procedure in favour of medical interventions.  
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Dilatation and curettage procedure raises risk of premature birth in subsequent pregnancies, study finds

Use of dilatation and curettage in cases of miscarriage or for termination increases the risk of preterm birth and very preterm birth (under 32 weeks) in a subsequent pregnancy, a large analysis has found. The study’s lead author has called for a more “restrained use” of the procedure in favour of medical interventions.  
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Methods for assessing pre-induction cervical ripening, the ability of the cervix to open in response to spontaneous uterine contractions | Cochrane

In this review, researchers from The Cochrane Collaboration examined a comparison between the Bishop score and any other method for checking pre-induction cervical ripening in women admitted for induction of labour. The Bishop score is the traditional method of determining the readiness of the cervix to open (dilate) before labour induction. It also assesses the position, softening and shortening of the cervix, and the location of the presenting part of the baby. After searching for relevant trials up to 31 March 2015, we included two randomised controlled trials that recruited 234 pregnant women.  
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over 4 years ago
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Mudaliar and Menon's Clinical Obstetrics

The Tenth Edition Of This Classic Textbook Has Been Thoroughly Revised And Updated. The Text Is Student-Friendly And The Book Is Extensively Illustrated. New Chapters Have Been Added And Newer Developments, Especially Surgical And Diagnostic, Have Been Included.  
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How to Assess & Treat Common Pregnancy Complications

Case Presentation The EMS crew of Station 4 is called to the home of a pregnant female who’s complaining of abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding that began occurring after a fall. The crew learns that she slipped on a wet floor and fell on her abdomen. She advises the lead paramedic that she’s 30 weeks pregnant and that it’s her second pregnancy. During questioning, the paramedic learns that the patient has not sought prenatal care due to severe financial difficulties and lack of insurance.  
jems.com
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Preeclampsia FAQs

Preeclampsia can appear at any time during pregnancy, delivery and up to six weeks post-partum, though it most frequently occurs in the final trimester and resolves within 48 hours of delivery. Preeclampsia can develop gradually, or come on quite suddenly, even flaring up in a matter of hours, though the signs and symptoms may have gone undetected for weeks or months.  
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Pre-eclampsia. Effect of pre-eclampsia during pregnancy. | Patient

Pre-eclampsia is a complication of pregnancy. Women with pre-eclampsia have high blood pressure, protein in their urine, and may develop other symptoms...  
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Gestational Diabetes: Detection, Management and Implications

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Antibiotic prophylaxis during the second and third trimester in pregnancy to reduce adverse pregnancy outcomes and morbidity | Cochrane

Antibiotics are administered to pregnant women during the second and third trimester of pregnancy (before labour) to prevent bacteria in the vagina and cervix affecting the pregnancy. Infection by some infectious organisms in a woman’s genital tract can cause health problems for the mother and her baby, and has been associated with preterm births. This review of eight randomised trials involved approximately 4300 women in their second or third trimester. We found that antibiotics did not reduce the risk of preterm prelabour rupture of the membranes (one trial, low quality of evidence), or the risk of preterm birth (six trials, high quality of evidence). Preterm delivery was reduced in pregnant women who had a previous preterm birth and an imbalance of bacteria in the vagina (bacterial vaginosis) during the current pregnancy. There was no reduction in preterm delivery in pregnant women with previous preterm birth without a bacterial imbalance during the current pregnancy (two trials). Postpartum endometritis, or infection of the uterus following birth, was reduced overall (three trials, moderate quality of evidence), as well as in a trial of high-risk women who had a previous preterm birth (one trial, moderate quality of evidence). No reduction in neonatal illness was observed. Outcomes of interest were available in trials with high losses to follow-up. We could not estimate the side effects of antibiotics since side effects were rare; however, antibiotics may still have serious side effects on women and their babies.  
cochrane.org
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Being Expert Enough.... - KI Doc

I reckon that I am lucky to be a rural doctor.  It wasn’t an area of medicine to which I was exposed as a student or trainee, and it was only good fortune that lead to my career evolving the way it has. Rural medicine offers all of the “best bits” of medicine without the tedium of being confined to one area as a “partialist”. Whilst much of the work of a rural generalist involves office-based primary care, we also have responsibility for emergency medicine via the local hospital and some of us will participate in elective and emergency procedural skills, such as anaesthesia, obstetrics and surgery.  
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Fallopian Tube Disorders: Overview, Salpingitis, Salpingitis Isthmica Nodosa

The human oviduct, also known as the fallopian tube, is an essential component of the normal reproductive process. The tube, which connects the peritoneal space to the endometrial cavity, captures the egg after ovulation and transports the sperm from the uterus to the fertilization site in the ampulla (the middle portion of the tube).  
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Obstetrics in Family Medicine

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.  
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over 4 years ago
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Family Medicine Obstetrics

Whether you offer comprehensive pregnancy care in your primary care facility, or provide prenatal and postpartum care, this book delivers the guidance you need to optimize health for both mothers and their babies. It covers all aspects of birth care, from preconception counseling and prenatal care, through labor and delivery (both low-risk and complicated), to postpartum care and the first month of life. The completely revised third edition includes the most up-to- date, evidence-based standards of care. It offers information that is patient centered, prevention oriented, educational, and sensitive to the care of the whole woman and her family.Features a reader-friendly outline/narrative format for ease of use in daily clinical practice. Describes how to care for patients with a wide range of medical conditions during pregnancy as well as pregnancy-related conditions. Takes a whole-family approach to maternity care, with discussions of maternal and paternal adjustment, marital adjustment, sibling adjustment, single-parent families, and return-to-work issues. Provides patient and family education materials on a full range of topics, from nutrition in pregnancy to breastfeeding.Features a section on alternative medicine in maternity care. Provides detailed instruction for a wide array of procedures, including cesarean delivery, perineal repair of simple and complex lacerations, circumcision, assisted deliveries, and amnioinfusion.A continued strong emphasis on evidence-based medicine includes an ongoing summary of Level A recommendations throughout the text.A new chapter summarizes practical applications of how to incorporate continuous quality improvement and enhanced medical safety into the maternity care setting.A new section details which immunizations can be used safely during pregnancy.A section on "Centering Pregnancy" discusses this new model of care and how it incorporates longitudinal group.  
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Repeat doses of prenatal corticosteroids for women at risk of preterm birth for preventing neonatal respiratory disease | Cochrane

This review shows that a repeat dose of prenatal corticosteroids given to women who remain at risk of an early birth after an initial course of prenatal corticosteroids helps the baby's lungs and reduces serious health problems in the first few weeks of life.  
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Planned Parenthood accuses anti-abortion group of “corporate espionage” for promoting misleading video

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America this week warned that an undercover video edited to suggest wrongly that the group sold fetal body parts for profit may be the first of many, as the group that released it has been posing as a legitimate biomedical research supply firm for three years.  
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over 4 years ago