A Practical Guide to Obstetrics: Cost-effective, evidence-based, safe care

Gita Arjun, Lakshmi Seshadri, Uma Ram

ISBN: 9788173718977 | Year: 2013 | Paperback | Pages: 712 | Language : English

Book Size: 158 x 240 mm | Territorial Rights: World

Price: 1295.00

A Practical Guide to Obstetrics is the perfect handbook for all doctors dealing with childbirth. Practitioners and postgraduates will turn to this book for evidence-based protocols and systems which will guide them in the management of obstetric problems.

The coverage of topics is exhaustive and follows in a chronological order from the perinatal to the postpartum period.  A user-friendly layout with practice points highlighted in blue and the use of  symbols like ‘a bulb ‘or ‘thumbs up’ or ‘thumbs down’, to enable the practitioner to get an overview of the subject.

Gita Arjun is a well-known obstetrician and gynecologist who has strived to enhance the knowledge base of obstetricians and gynecologists. Towards this end, she has been organising the PROGRESS series of conferences since 1993. She is the former Director, E V Kalyani Medical Centre, Chennai.  She is one of the editors of The Management of Labour (Third edition) and the author of the bestselling book, Passport to a Healthy Pregnancy.

Lakshmi Seshadri is former Professor and Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore. She has been an exceptional undergraduate and postgraduate teacher for over three decades. She is the author of Essentials of Gynecology and is currently working on a textbook in Obstetrics.

Uma Ram is the Director and Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist at Seethapathy Clinic and Hospital, Chennai. She is a popular speaker and is actively associated with postgraduate education. She is a coordinator to Part 2 MRCOG courses in Chennai and has co-authored MRCOG Part 2: A Structured Approach. 

How to use the book

Section I: Preconception and Antenatal Care

  1. Preconception Checklist for Women Planning Pregnancy.
    Gita Arjun
  2. The Booking Visit
    Uma Ram and Sudarshan Suresh
  3. Follow-Up Antenatal Visits
    Uma Ram
  4. Common Problems in Pregnancy
    Sheila Balakrishnan
  5. Prenatal Screening and Invasive Prenatal Testing for Aneuploidy
    Shanthi Sairam and Shetal Mehta
  6. Antepartum Fetal Health Surveillance
    Vikram Sinai Talaulikar and Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

Section II: Screening and Management of Medical Problems in Pregnancy

  1. Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy
    Cruz Winston Justin and Tulika Singh
  2. Diabetes in Pregnancy – Screening, Diagnosis and Management
    Uma Ram and Usha Sriram
  3. Anemia in Pregnancy
    J B Sharma and Chhavi Goyal
  4. Implications of Obesity in Pregnancy
    David H A Redford
  5. Thyroid Disorders and Pregnancy
    Shriraam Mahadevan
  6. Antiphospholipid Syndrome and its Impact on Pregnancy
    Gita Arjun
  7. Inherited Thrombophilias in Pregnancy
    Manjiri M Khare
  8. Infections in Pregnancy
    Kalaivani Ramalingam and Lakshmi Thirumalai Kumar
  9. Intrahepatic  Cholestasis of Pregnancy
    Sarala Gopalan
  10. Management of Rh Alloimmunisation in Pregnancy
    S.Suresh, Uma Ram and Vivek Krishnan
  11. Management of Pregnancy in a Patient with HIV
    V. Ramasubramanian
  12. Approach to Acute Abdominal Pain in the Pregnant Woman
    Arjun Rajagopalan

Section III: Ultrasound in Obstetrics

  1. Ultrasound Evaluation of First Trimester Pregnancy Complications
    Bijoy K Balakrishnan, Vipin Chandra and K K Gopinathan
  2. Utrasound in the First Trimester: Maximising the Information
    B S Rama Murthy
  3. Ultrasound in the Second Trimester: Examination and Reporting
    S Suresh and Indrani Suresh
  4. Indications for Third Trimester Ultrasound Examination
    Pranathi Reddy
  5. The Use of Doppler in Obstetrics
    S Suresh, Gita Arjun and Indrani Suresh

Section IV: Obstetric Complications

  1. Preterm Labour and Preterm Prelabour Rupture of Membranes
    Latika Narang and Austin Ugwumadu
  2. Management of Postterm Pregnancy
    Japaraj Robert Peter
  3. Shoulder Dystocia
    Hema Divakar and Susheela Rani
  4. Antepartum Hemorrhage
    Muralidhar V Pai
  5. Multiple Pregnancy
    Alice George and Elsy Thomas
  6. Intrauterine Growth Restriction
    Geeta Kolar
  7. Late Intrauterine Fetal Death
    Lakshmi Seshadri and N Palaniappan
  8. Fibroids
    Pranathi Reddy
  9. Pregnancy in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
    Lakshmi Seshadri
  10. Management of Pregnancy after Assisted Reporductive Technology
    Mirudhubashini  Govindarajan
  11. Prophylactic Antibiotics in Obstetrics
    Gita Arjun

Section V: Management of Labour

  1. Episiotomy
    A Jaishree Gajaraj and K Niveditha Bharathy
  2. Pain Relief in Labour
    T Palaniappan
  3. Induction of Labour
    Shobana Mahadevan and Amritha Karthik
  4. Intrapartum Fetal Surveillance
    Gita Arjun
  5. Management of Intrapartum Fetal Distress
    Nuzhat Aziz and Evita Fernandez
  6. Operative Vaginal Delivery
    Nozer K Sheriar and Ameya Purandare
  7. Breech Delivery
    Lakshmi Seshadri
  8. Cesarean Section: Procedure and Technique
    Gita Arjun and Soumya Balakrishnan
  9. Vaginal Birth after a Cesarean Section
    Uma Ram, Shobana Mahadevan and Anuradhai A

Section VI: Complications in Labour

  1. Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage
    Gita Arjun and Soumya Balakrishnan
  2. Management of Obstetric Anal Spincter Injuries
    Ruwan Fernando, Abdul Sultan and Ranee Thakar
  3. Prolonged and Obstructed Labour
    Ambarisha Bhandiwad
  4. Uterine rupture and uterine inversion
    Sareena Gilvaz
  5. Peritpartum Critical Illness and Collapse
    Jyothi Unni


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