Beischer & MacKay's Obstetrics, Gynaecology and the Newborn
Beischer & MacKay's Obstetrics, Gynaecology and the Newborn,
Edition 4
By Michael Permezel, MD MRCP(UK) MRCOG FRANZCOG, Susan Walker, MD DDU CMFM FRANZCOG and Kypros Kyprianou, MBBS, FRACP

Publication Date: 14 Sept 2015

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Beicher & MacKay's Obstetrics, Gynaecology and the Newborn, 4th Edition is an update of the highly acclaimed Obstetrics and the Newborn, 3rd Edition and Illustrated Textbook of Gynaecology. It is the most up-to-date resource in Obstetrics and Gynaecology targetting those with fundamental understanding of this subject area and is written from the Australian perspective with incorporation of the latest RANZCOG guidelines.

Experts throughout Australia and New Zealand have contributed content on the most prevalent topics encountered by obstetricians; gynaecologists and neonatologists today, ranging from global and indigenous reproductive health; sexual assault; gynaecological oncology through to neonatal assessment, malformations and transport.


Key Features

  • Alignment to RANZCOG guidelines including unique perspectives from the President, provides invaluable information for practice in the Australia.

  • A summary of key points at the start of chapters highlights the main facts which readers should draw from each chapter.
  • A vast range of anatomical drawings, graphs and clinical photos provide a practical perspective on the theoretical component within the textbook.
  • Reference lists at the end of each chapter outline the strong evidence basis that supports the content of this edition.

New Features

  • A new editor and contributor team brings in wealth of expertise from across Australia, New Zealand and internationally.
  • Two new chapters on Global Reproductive Health and Indigenous Women’s Health place emphasis on the need to adapt women’s healthcare according to various cultural and socioeconomic factors.
  • Emphasis on prevention and early diagnosis in obstetric care, with an increasing focus on fetal medicine.
  • This edition will be available as an Expert Consult eBook along with the print book. The eBook will include enhancements to the images within the book, as enabled by the Inkling platform.
About the author
By Michael Permezel, MD MRCP(UK) MRCOG FRANZCOG, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Mercy Hospital for Women and University of Melbourne, VIC; Susan Walker, MD DDU CMFM FRANZCOG, Professor of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Director of Perinatal Medicine, Mercy Hospital for Women and University of Melbourne, VIC and Kypros Kyprianou, MBBS, FRACP, Paediatrician, Royal Children’s Hospital, Werribee Mercy Hospital, Epworth Freemasons Hospital and University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Table of Contents

Section 1: Anatomy and physiology
1 Reproductive anatomy and physiology
2 Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy
Section 2: Obstetrics
Section 2.1 Normal pregnancy
3 The pre-pregnancy consultation
4 The first antenatal visit
5 Antenatal care beyond the first antenatal visit
6 Nutrition and pharmacy in pregnancy incl vitd, folate, maternal obesity
Section 2.2 Problems of early pregnancy
7 Hyperemesis gravidarum
8 Bleeding in early pregnancy
Section 2.3 Prenatal diagnosis
9 Diagnosis and management of fetal abnormalities
Section 2.4 Obstetric complications
10 Antepartum haemorrhage
11 Placental insufficiency and FGR
12 Preterm labour and cervical insufficiency
13 The post-dates pregnancy and rupture of the membranes before labour at term
14 Multiple pregnancy
15 Malpresentation
Section 2.5 Medical and surgical disorders in pregnancy
16 Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and eclampsia
17 Thromboembolism, cardiac disorders and respiratory disease
18 Bacterial infections in pregnancy
19 Viral infections, protozoan infections and immunisations in pregnancy
20 The Blood - anaemia; thrombocytopaenia and coagulopathy
21 Gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, gynaecological and renal problems in pregnancy
22 Autoimmune and isoimmune disease in pregnancy
23 Diabetes mellitus
24 Neurological disorders in pregnancy
25 Mental health disorders during the perinatal period
Section 2.6 Common Clinical scenarios and presenting problems in Pregnancy
26 Common problems in pregnancy
Section 2.7 Labour and birth
Section 2.7.1 Normal labour and birth
27 The physiology of parturition
28 Management of normal labour
Section 2.7.2 IOL, Instrumental Delivery and Casearean Section
29 Induction of labour including cervical ripening
30 Episiotomy and vaginal outlet tears
31 Instrumental delivery
32 Caesarean section and trial of labour after caesarean
Section 2.7.3 Intrapartum clinical problems
33 Intrapartum fetal compromise
34 Failure to progress in labour
35 Malpresentation and malposition
36 Postpartum haemorrhage
37 Maternal collapse
38 Obstetric analgesia and anaesthesia
Section 2.7.4 The puerperium and lactation
39 The physiology of the puerperium and lactation
40 Normal postpartum care
41 Puerperal disorders
42 Maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity and global reproductive health
43 Multicultural issues including indigenous women's health and women's health in other disadvantaged groups
Section 3 Gynaecology
Section 3.1 Gynaecological assessment
44 Gynaecological history and examination
45 Gynaecological investigation
Section 3.2 Menstrual disorders
46 Paediatric and adolescent gynaecology
47 The Menstrual cycle and menstrual disorders
Section 3.3 Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
48 Subfertility and reproductive technology
49 Amenorrhoea hyperprolactinaemia & ovulation induction
50 Androgen excess including PCOS, hirsutism and acne
Section 3.4 The menopause
51 Menopause climacteric and hormone therapy
Section 3.5 Sexuality
52 Normal sexuality; sexual and marital dysfunction; sexual assault
Section 3.6 Contraception and fertility control
53 Contraception and fertility control
54 Genital tract infections
Section 3.7 Urogynaecology
55 Pelvic organ prolapse
56 Urinary incontinence
Section 3.8 Pelvic pain and endometriosis
57 Pelvic pain
58 Endometriosis
Section 3.9 The breast and gynaecology
59 Breast disorders
Section 3.10 Neoplasia and other lumps
60 Benign and malignant disorders of the vulva and vagina
61 Benign and malignant disorders of the cervix
62 Benign and malignant disorders of the uterus; the pelvic mass
63 Benign and malignant disorders of the ovary and the fallopian tube
Section 4: Neonatology
64 Neonatal physiology - adaptation and resuscitation
65 Routine neonatal care
66 Assessment of the neonate
67 Neonatal feeding and nutrition
68 Neonatal jaundice
69 Neonatal neurological presentations
70 Neonatal respiratory distress
71 The small for gestational age and large for gestational age neonate
72 Neonatal infection
73 Congenital malformations
74 Neonatal haematology
75 The preterm neonate and perinatal transport


Book details
ISBN: 9780729540742
Page Count: 736
Illustrations: Approx. 170 illustrations (170 in full color)
Retail Price: €119.99