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Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies, 5th Edition

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Must-have expertise for today's challenging fast-changing field! This classic reference is your place to turn for all of the guidelines you need on the diagnosis, therapy, and management of both normal and high-risk patients. Inside you'll find state-of-the-art guidance on the challenges you face, with new chapters covering placental anatomy and physiology · non-invasive prenatal diagnostic techniques · abnormal labor · operative vaginal delivery · cervical incompetence · amniotic fluid disorders · thrombophilias · and thromboembolic disorders, plus comprehensive updates throughout. Plus, you'll have access to the complete contents online - fully searchable - as well as all of the illustrations for use in electronic presentations. The result is essential, practice-proven know-how you need to enhance your clinical success.

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New to This Edition

    • Presents the work of four new associate editors - broadening the book's international appeal - as well as more than 20 new contributors for fresh practice perspectives.
    • Offers new chapters covering placental anatomy and physiology · non-invasive prenatal diagnostic techniques · abnormal labor · operative vaginal delivery · cervical incompetence · amniotic fluid disorders · thrombophilias · and thromboembolic disorders.
    • Features a new full-color format for easier reference, as well as a new appendix of normal values.
    • Distills the expertise of leading contributors from the fields of maternal-fetal medicine, anesthesiology, neonatology, internal medicine, dermatology, genetics, and ethics - providing a real-life, interdisciplinary perspective.


Key Features

    • Cover the important foundations of basic science and physiology of normal and complicated obstetrics.
    • Includes evidence based information on normal obstetric practice.
    • Presents in-depth information on problems encountered in clinical practice, as well as high-risk obstetrics.

Author Information

    By Steven G. Gabbe, MD, Dean, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN; Joe Leigh Simpson, MD, Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Professor of Human and Molecular Genetics, Florida International University College of Medicine, Miami, FL; Jennifer R. Niebyl, MD, Professor and Head, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA; Henry Galan, MD, Associate Professor, Department of obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, USA; Laura Goetzl, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA; Eric R. M. Jauniaux, MD, PhD, Professor/Honorary Consultant, Academic Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University College London, London, UK; and Mark Landon, MD, Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

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Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies, 5th Edition
  • Hardcover
  • Reference
  • 1416 Pages
  • Trim Size: 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 in
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-06930-7
  • Copyright: 2007