Essentials of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Essentials of Obstetrics and Gynaecology,
Edition 2
By Barry O'Reilly, MD, MRCOG, FRANZCOG, Cecilia Bottomley, MA, MB, BChir, MRCOG and Janice Rymer, MD, FRCOG, FRANZCOG, ILTM

Publication Date: 21 May 2012

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Description

Essentials of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The perfect clinical companion; fully revised and updated for this new edition.

  • Concise
  • Evidence-based
  • Focussed on the core curriculum
  • Comprehensive coverage sign-posted by clear, consistent headings, from definition, aetiology, pathophysiology, history taking, general advice, clinical features, investigations, management, treatment, prognosis and assessment to risk factors and differential diagnoses.
  • Includes self-assessment, emergency procedures and normal values.

Key Features

  • The perfect clinical companion; fully revised and updated for this new edition.

    • Concise
    • Evidence-based
    • Focussed on the core curriculum
    • Comprehensive coverage sign-posted by clear, consistent headings, from definition, aetiology, pathophysiology, history taking, general advice, clinical features, investigations, management, treatment, prognosis and assessment to risk factors and differential diagnoses.
    • Includes self-assessment, emergency procedures and normal values.

About the author
By Barry O'Reilly, MD, MRCOG, FRANZCOG, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Cork University Maternity Hospital, Cork, Ireland; Cecilia Bottomley, MA, MB, BChir, MRCOG, Specialist Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital Trust, London, UK and Janice Rymer, MD, FRCOG, FRANZCOG, ILTM, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Guy's, King's and St. Thomas' School of Medicine, London, UK
Table of Contents
SECTION 1: HISTORY TAKING AND EXAMINATION IN OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY

1. Gynaecology history taking.

2. Gynaecological examination.

3. Obstetric history taking.

4. Obstetric examination.

SECTION 2: GYNAECOLOGY

5. The menstrual cycle, menstrual disorders, infertility and the menopause.

6. Pelvic pain, endometriosis and minimal-access surgery.

7. Problems of the female genital tract.

8. Uterovaginal prolapse and urinary incontinence.

9. Family planning and sexual health.

10. Bleeding in early pregnancy.

SECTION 3: OBSTETRICS

11. Pre-pregnancy, counselling, prenatal diagnosis and antenatal care.

12. Physiology of pregnancy and pregnancy problems.

13. Multiple pregnancy, breech and abnormal presentations.

14. Labour.

15. The Puerperium.

16. Neonatal medicine.

SECTION 4: EMERGENCIES AND PRACTICAL PROCEDURES

17. Emergencies and procedures.

Appendices:

Final medical examination: Questions and answers

Definitions and normal values
Book Reviews

From reviews of the previous edition:

‘… the ideal book for a 4-week attachment in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. This book covers all you need to know in a succinct and comprehensive manner. It clearly explains the practical aspect of the speciality with good coverage of the clinical features of core conditions and subsequent management. At the back of book are useful exam questions and answers which is extremely helpful during revision time. …This is an excellent book to carry with you on wards.’

‘This is a great little book which does exactly what it says on the tin; perfect as a quick read before clinic.’

‘Of all so called 'pocket sized' books, this one has got to be at the top of my list. Very few books can hold my focus for long but this book is actually readable by my standards! The information per topic is enough to bat away the most interrogating of consultants, and there is a nice sequence to all of the chapters with the more straightforward topics at the beginning. So it's absolutely ideal for the student starting on their O&G placement with no idea about menorrhagia! … For revision purposes it's great. Personally, I think this book alone gives enough to get through exams!’

Book details
ISBN: 9780702043611
Page Count: 334
Illustrations: Illustrated
Retail Price: €34.99