physiology in childbearing with anatomy and related biosciences

jean rankin


the new edition of physiology in childbearing with anatomy and related biosciences continues to offer readers with a sound introduction to human biology as it relates to pregnancy and childbirth. retaining the features that characterised the popularity of previous editions – namely, a clear and accessible writing style, extensive artwork program and online question bank with able image collection – the volume addresses basic biochemistry, cellular biology, genetics and fertility. chapters on embryology then explore fetal growth and development together with congenital anomalies. a 'systems-based' series of chapters examine the adult human body linking normal structure and function to changes that occur during pregnancy. complications of pregnancy such as bleeding, hypertension and metabolic disorders are included. chapters then explore labour, including its complications and the effective use of pain relief. finally, the neonate is examined with an explanation of the adaptation to extra-uterine life and potential health challenges. the book concludes with an exploration of infant feeding and bio-behavioural aspects of parenting.fully updated throughout, this successful textbook will be ideal for midwives, whether qualified or in training, worldwide, in both high tech environments within the developed world or more remote areas of more

cunningham and gilstraps operative obstetrics

edward r. yeomans


the cornerstone text on obstetrical procedures – completely updated to reflect today's practice since its first edition, operative obstetrics has provided clinicians with clear, step-by-step, detailed guidance for every major surgical procedure performed in current obstetrical practice. emphasizing the scientific underpinnings of clinical obstetrics, this trusted classic is enhanced by more than 670 illustrations (most in full color and new to this edition), including sonograms, magnetic resonance images, photographs, and micrographs. this third edition has been completely updated and redesigned with a more streamlined presentation that incorporates current guidelines from respected professional and academic organizations such as the american college of obstetricians and gynecologists, the society for maternal-fetal medicine, and the centers for disease control and prevention. much of this data is presented in newly created tables specifically designed to make the information easy to read and's why this is the leading text of obstetrical procedures: * logically organized in four sections: (1) general considerations, which includes valuable surgical basics such as needle and suture selection, knots, surgical instruments, anatomy, and incisions and closures; (2) antepartum, which describes management of first-trimester pregnancy-related complications, fetal diagnosis and therapy, and preparation of the gravida for surgery; (3) intrapartum, which presents complex vaginal and cesarean deliveries; and (4) postpartum, which offers guidance on obstetrical hemorrhage, surgical complications, and puerperal sterilization * coverage spans every aspect of operative obstetrics * updated to include timely new material on laparoscopy, placenta accreta, fetal therapy, perioperative radiological imaging, and clinical simulation * new full-color surgical illustrations provide visual guidance for both simple and complex proceduresshow more

heart disease and pregnancy

philip j. steer


this comprehensive and authoritative text on heart disease in pregnancy – one of the leading causes of maternal death – will be of value to a wide audience of obstetricians, cardiologists, anaesthetists, midwives, and cardiac nurses. it provides consensus guidelines of great practical value in a compact and convenient format. written by a multidisciplinary team, it covers both maternity and cardiac care. contents range from pre-conception counselling and contraception, through practical templates for antenatal and intrapartum care, to long-term outcome for both mother and baby. it covers all causes of heart disease, both congenital and acquired. thoroughly updated, this new edition has reorganised the consensus statements about priorities in management. in addition, each chapter now starts with a summary of 'practical practice points' to aid quick revision when seeing a patient with a specific problem. a new section on heart and lung transplantation has been added since the first more

managing obstetric emergencies and trauma the moet course manual

kate m. grady


obstetric emergencies are unplanned and often unanticipated. management requires a clear understanding of the life-saving and damage-limiting treatments that can be implemented. this manual covers life-threatening emergencies of pregnancy in a systematic and comprehensive way, teaching the skills and procedures needed to save the mother and fetus. essential anatomical, physiological and pathological information is presented and clinically applied, and treatment algorithms give clear, step-by-step management advice. this easy to read, practical handbook is recommended reading prior to the managing obstetric emergencies and trauma (moet) course, providing structured preparation and revision. it is also an aide memoire for senior doctors facing rare events and is invaluable in promoting a multidisciplinary approach in complex conditions. trainee obstetricians, midwives and anaesthetists will find this invaluable in developing their ability and confidence when facing emergencies, and a useful resource for advanced exams. no obstetric clinician should be without it!show more

medical problems during pregnancy 2017 a comprehensive clinical guide

carolyn bernstein


this comprehensive, case-based title takes a practical approach to treating the pregnant patient by illustrating common and less common issues that arise during pregnancy. outlining how difficult it often is to discern normal changes from pathological changes in the pregnant patient, medical problems during pregnancy addresses not only this core dilemma but also a full array of specific, challenging issues to consider when pregnant patients present with conditions like epilepsy, hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias and renal disease – disorders requiring medication despite some risks. although standard best practices generally determine medication use, the practicality of medication at various stages of pregnancy is highly variable. medical problems during pregnancy outlines key points to consider when prescribing medication and additionally offers a range of practical suggestions that can greatly improve the physician-patient interaction.
a unique and invaluable addition to the literature, medical problems during pregnancy will be of great interest to practicing obstetricians, primary care clinicians, family practice physicians, nurse practitioners, and other allied health more

best practice in labour and delivery

sabaratnam arulkumaran


in light of new recommendations for intrapartum care, this fully updated second edition offers a review of best practice in all aspects of labour and delivery. this authoritative guide incorporates revised recommendations from the latest mbrrace-uk report, nice guidelines, cochrane reviews and rcog green-top guidelines to provide advice that is in line with the latest research and practice. new chapters cover the aspects of non-technical skills, ranging from leadership and team work to situational awareness and decision making. this edition also emphasises the problem of adherent placenta and discusses how it should be managed. with its modern, evidence-based approach, best practice in labour and delivery is the ideal textbook for those training in labour ward practice and studying for postgraduate examinations. offering clear and practical guidance, this comprehensive book will help all obstetricians, obstetric anaesthetists, midwives and nurse practitioners to understand and deliver the best clinical care to more

antenatal disorders for the mrcog and beyond

dilly anumba


during pregnancy, most women remain well and require little formal medical input, while a much smaller group develop complications with significant morbidity and mortality for their baby and, occasionally, for themselves. providers of antenatal care must be able to distinguish between these two groups of women and arrange with them an appropriate and personalised plan of care. this book covers all aspects of identifying and caring for women who develop disorders during their pregnancies. this second edition has been comprehensively updated to reflect changes in clinical practice and new research since publication of the previous edition. the contents take into account that care of such women is provided by multidisciplinary teams of physicians, obstetricians, general practitioners and more

drugs during pregnancy 2016 methodological aspects

bengt kallen


this book addresses methodological aspects of epidemiological studies on maternal drug use in pregnancy. discussing the existing sources of error and how they can produce incorrect conclusions, it examines various epidemiological techniques and assesses their strengths and weaknesses. these refer both to the identification of outcomes (with special emphasis on congenital malformations) and to the types of exposure (drug use). further, the book discusses the problem of confounding and how to handle it, and provides a simple introduction to statistics. special situations, e.g. different types of parental exposure, are examined. lastly, the book discusses pharmacovigilance and the information problem, concluding with a short list of aspects to consider when one wants to evaluate a published paper in the field. though the book is primarily intended for pharmacologists, gynecologists and obstetricians, it will benefit all doctors working in perinatal more

role of folliculo luteal function in human reproduction 2016

gyorgy siklosi


this book is the first to explain fully the crucial role of folliculo-luteal function in recurrent miscarriage, unexplained infertility, preterm birth, intrauterine growth retardation, preeclampsia, random chromosomal abnormalities, and age-related reproductive disorders. in addition it describes treatments to avoid these conditions and proposes a novel method, "hormonal wedge resection", that can successfully cure infertility associated with polycystic ovary syndrome. importantly, the conclusions drawn in this book are based on the therapeutic results observed in a representative patient population. the method developed by the author to quantitatively diagnose the hormonal insufficiency of ovulatory cycles (folliculo-luteal insufficiency, fli) has made it possible to recognize the formerly unclear importance of this function in human reproduction. folliculo-luteal function determines the conditions of placentation and thus the features of the developed placenta and the outcome of pregnancy. different grades of fli are associated with consequences of varying severity that can be prevented by normalization of folliculo-luteal function prior to conception.
this book will be required reading for all obstetricians and more

management and therapy of early pregnancy complications 2016 first and second trimesters

antonio malvasi


this richly illustrated book draws on recently acquired knowledge to provide the reader with comprehensive, up-to-date information on the full range of obstetric complications that may be encountered during the first and second trimesters of pregnancy. for all complications, including those potentially involved in malpractice issues, risk factors and clinical presentation are described and detailed guidance is provided on the appropriate treatment. the lucid text is complemented by a wealth of images, diagrams, flow charts, and drawings. the volume has been compiled in collaboration with a large group of gynecologists, obstetricians and internationally renowned scientists to provide an essential guide. accordingly, this book will be a valuable tool for every obstetrician and gynecologist. practitioners across the world will be enabled to deepen their knowledge and to refine their approach to complications in daily clinical more

textbook of diabetes and pregnancy

moshe hod


babies of women with diabetes are nearly five times more likely to be stillborn and almost three times more likely to die in the first three months. the incidence of gestational diabetes mellitus in the u.s. is high-between 3 and 7 percent-and rising. the condition is often complicated by other risk factors such as obesity and heart disease. the textbook of diabetes and pregnancy presents a comprehensive review of the science, clinical management, and medical implications of gestational diabetes mellitus, a condition with serious consequences that is on the increase in all developed societies. this new edition supports the latest initiatives and strategies of the international federation of gynecology and obstetrics (figo) and adds chapters on noncommunicable diseases, obesity, bariatric surgery, and epidemiology outside western cultures.
written by a cadre of experts, the book provides a comprehensive, authoritative, and international view of gestational diabetes mellitus and will be invaluable to maternal-fetal medicine specialists, diabetologists, neonatologists, and a growing number of gynecologists and general physicians concerned with the management of noncommunicable diseases in more

recurrent pregnancy loss 2016 evidence based evaluation diagnosis and treatment

asher bashiri

providing the latest evidence-based information on etiology, evaluation and treatment, this unique text provides an in-depth, comprehensive discussion of the epidemiology, genetic and endocrinologic factors and medical and surgical management of recurrent pregnancy loss (rpl). taking a multidisciplinary approach including psychological treatment and patient perspectives, all aspects of current rpl prevention and treatment are elucidated. detailed chapters provide real-world illustrative material and cover the set-up and management of rpl clinics and databases, containing practical tips. recurrent pregnancy loss will be an excellent resource for ob-gyn specialists, general and reproductive endocrinologists, radiologists, hematologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, and any other investigators or clinicians treating patients confronted with this emotionally and physically trying condition.

principles of critical care in obstetrics 2016 volume 2

narendra malhotra

critical care in obstetrics is an upcoming specialty in the developing countries. this book is first of its kind as there are very few books written on this subject. the book discusses various aspects of critical care in obstetrics starting from the basic principles, physiology, ethics, monitoring and organization of a critical care unit. the various chapters cover management of life threatening illnesses involving various organ systems of the body of a pregnant woman. furthermore, the management of a pregnant woman is unique as it involves not only management of the patient but the developing fetus in her womb as well. this book aims to help the obstetricians, postgraduate students and critical care providers with the management protocols in dealing with critically ill pregnant women.

obstetrics normal and problem pregnancies 7th edition

william a. grobman

after 30 years, obstetrics: normal and problem pregnancies remains your go-to choice for authoritative guidance on managing today's obstetric patient. international experts put the latest knowledge in this specialty at your fingertips, with current and relevant information on everything from fetal origins of adult disease, to improving global maternal health, to important topics in day-to-day obstetrical practice. highly readable, well-illustrated, and easy to understand, this bestselling obstetrics reference is an ideal tool for residents and clinicians.

operative obstetrics 2nd edition

gary cunningham

this is the benchmark text in obstetrical procedures updated and expanded to reflect current practice. it includes: new chapter authors; new study guide with cme credit; more than 470 illustrations; and a study guide with 1,000 questions and answers. this 2nd edition of the comprehensive "operative obstetrics" first published in 1995, continues to bring you step-by-step instructions for every major surgical procedure performed in current obstetrical practice. leading obstetricians across the country have written the nearly 40 chapters, most of them contributors to the 1st edition. however, you'll recognize names of several new contributors to this 2nd edition.

obstetrics prepare for the mrcog

philip n baker

obstetrics is a new e-book presenting a collection of key articles from obstetrics, gynaecology and reproductive medicine, mapped by module to the mrcog part 2 exam.

as well as mapping to the mrcog, the inkling version of this e-book also enables anyone with a short-term interest in a specific area to buy individual articles at a price-point which will give affordable access to all readers (from medical students to gps and practitioners in related areas, such a genitourinary medicine). inkling’s app-like quality of user experience on mobiles, tablets and laptops will be an added bonus for learning on the move. as well as being vital preparation for the mrcog exam, this material is also ideal for life-long learning, cpd and, indeed, preparation for all post-graduate exams in obstetrics (not just mrcog), including especially the new ebcog exam in europe and local college exams in india.[the middle east and africa.

the parent journal is a rolling, continuously updated review of obstetrics over a three-year cycle covering all the important topics for the mrcog part 2 exam. its editorial board comprises some of europe’s most influential specialists and includes, among others, the current presidents of figo and ebcog, as well as the past president of the royal college of obstetrics and gynaecology. the journal’s articles are refreshed, updated, augmented or replaced as appropriate each time the subject is due for revision to provide a concise overview of knowledge and practice core to the curriculum. each article is written by invited experts and overseen by the relevant subject specialist on the board. there is a trainee on the board too, ensuring relevance and accessibility to exam candidates.

  • inkling version gives a highly attractive, app-like user experience, enabling much easier, more pleasurable use of the content on smartphones, tablets and laptops for learning on the move.
  • affordable chapter-level purchase on inkling version opens out the journal’s authority and expertise to all interested users (medical students, family clinicians, genitourinary specialists and all other related specialties).
  • derived from top-notch authoritative content from the ogrm journal.
  • overseen by a world-class editorial board of experts, which includes the presidents of figo, ebcog and past president of the rcog.
  • a trainee representative on the editorial board ensures relevance and accessibility for exam candidates.
  • relevant to all post-graduate exams, including the new ebcog exam and college exams in india, the middle east and africa.
  • highly appropriate content for life-long learning, personal development portfolios and cpd.

gynecologic and obstetric surgery challenges and management options

arri coomarasamy; mahmood shafi; willy davila

gynecologic and obstetric surgery is a craft that requires sound knowledge and skills. the specifics of each individual case must be understood to enable the best surgical management approach and to minimize complications. this resource book offers insightful management options to many of the challenges a gynecologic or obstetric surgeon may face before, during and after an operation.

divided into two sections, the book first covers general preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative challenges and, second, specific surgical procedures. it provides advice on both general gynecologic and obstetric operations, as well as subspecialist areas such as reproductive surgery, urogynecology and gynecologic oncology.

the chapters are concise, beginning with illustrative case histories followed by background, management options, and any preventative approaches. designed to guide the surgeon to safe practice throughout all stages, they offer practical and step-by-step help.

the handbook of contraception a guide for practical management

shoupe, donna, mishell, jr., daniel r. (eds.)

this book presents an up-to-date and comprehensive review of female contraception. it offers an extensive overview of contraception types, including oral, injectable, emergency, and various cervical barrier contraceptives, as well as behavioral and sterilization methods, and discusses the clinical effectiveness, advantages, disadvantages, side effects, and mechanisms of action of each method. thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition includes coverage of chewable contraceptives, new progestins, new quadraphasic ocp regimen, nexplanon, which is replacing the implanon contraceptive implant, and new methods of tubal sterilization. there is also a new chapter devoted to current controversies. each chapter also includes counseling tips that answer common questions many clinicians and patients have about contraception. the advances in contraception technologies are interplayed with practical advice on choosing the most effective and appropriate contraception for patients, from those who are young and healthy to those with serious medical diseases. the handbook of contraception, second edition, is an incomparable reference for obstetricians, gynecologists, and primary care physicians.

neurological illness in pregnancy principles and practice

m. angela o’neal; christina scifres; janet waters
>this book is a practical and easily readable guide for neurologists, obstetricians, and primary care doctors treating female patients with neurological illness in their reproductive years. offers wide ranging coverage, including family planning and lactation presents information in approachable tables and summaries, focusing on high yield information useful for clinical consultation is written by a team of experts and edited by recognized leaders in the field

drugs in pregnancy and lactation 10th edition

by gerald g. briggs, roger k. freeman

know the risk versus the benefit, before you prescribe: the authoritative, updated 10th edition of drugs in pregnancy and lactation remains the leading drug reference for treatment of pregnant or breastfeeding patients. listing nearly 1,200 commonly prescribed drugs taken during pregnancy and lactation, each detailed, in-depth drug monograph offers a summary of known or possible effects on mother, embryo, fetus and nursing infant.


  • enhanced ebook with searchable text and frequent updates integrating important new evidence
  • new over 120 new drugs including drug reviews
  • new drugs contraindicated during breastfeeding and pregnancy
  • each monograph contains: generic name (in us); risk factor; pharmacologic class; fetal risk summary; breastfeeding summary; and updated references
  • list of drugs known to cause human developmental toxicity

now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive ebook edition, offering tablet, smartphone, or online access to:

  • complete content with enhanced navigation
  • a powerful search tool that pulls results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web
  • cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation
  • highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text
  • ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues
  • quick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future use

the book contains no figures.


high risk cases in obstetrics

by daflapurkar shruti bangale
9789351522188the ultimate goal in antenatal care of pregnant women is to have healthy mother and healthy baby. with the modern obstetrics, this objective can be achieved in majority. however, each pregnancy is an individual challenging situation and the things, which appear normal, can become bad within some hours. the high risk cases in obstetrics book is aimed to guide post graduate students to deal with various emergency or risk prone pregnancies. with the changing lifestyle, increasing maternal age, increasing assisted reproductive techniques use, certain conditions like diabetes, essential hypertension, ectopic pregnancies are on rise. conversely, even with modernization, the demography of underprivileged, illiterate population is not much improved. these people have lack of access to quality healthcare within reach. so, the problems like anemia, pregnancy-induced hypertension (pih), sexually transmitted infections are also common in obstetrics practice. this book is prepared with all relevant details for such high risk cases especially for exam going under graduate, post graduate students and medical practitioners. in this book, history, clinical features, clinical diagnostic methods, lab diagnosis, differential diagnosis, etc. are condensed in a table-form, but of course completely covering all the details like name of disease, definition, causes, sign and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, etc. along with figures, flowcharts, etc. for the better and crystal clear understanding.

clinics in obstetrics

by singh tania gurdip
9789351521990obstetrics is ever-evolving. hitech gadgets for monitoring and treating fetus as an individual have all brought about definite changes in the management protocols. keeping the latest trends in view, all the chapters have been formulated. the book is basically meant for the preparation of practical and viva voce for both the postgraduate and undergraduate students. it covers history, examination and management of all the cases in obstetrics in complete detail. each chapter is discussed with a hypothetical case, followed by stepwise discussion of each differential diagnosis and how to reach the final diagnosis. i feel this text will add a lot to the existing literature on obstetrics and will prove indispensable for the postgraduate students. it is need-based and well fulfils its purpose.

dc duttas textbook of obstetrics

by dutta dc
9789351527237this book “textbook of obstetrics” focuses on obstetrics. all the chapters have been extensively revised and critically reorganized. medical advances up to the time of publication have been integrated. in recognition of the advanced technology, the book provides sonograms, including doppler studies, microphotographs, mr images, data graphs and laparoscopic images. all these are represented in wonderful vivid colors. practical obstetrics with a total number of 52 high quality photographs of instruments, sonograms, specimens, m r images and drugs is of immense value, specifically for the practical part of the examination. the comprehensive information this book is prorated and given in a total of 42 chapters. it discusses about anatomy of female reproductive organs, diagnosis of pregnancy, normal labor, and abnormalities of the puerperium, disease of the fetus and the newborn, population dynamics and control of conception, operative obstetrics, etc. further, it also highlights about safe motherhood, newborn’s health and practical obstetrics.

pregnancy medicine

by deshpande alaka k
9789351524687the book pregnancy medicine described pregnancy as an amazing and fulfilling life event. better understanding of the disease processes, advanced diagnostic techniques, newer therapeutic molecules are all directed towards the betterment of the health and care, which need a multidisciplinary approach. preconception counseling is the first and the most important step in successful obstetric outcome. infectious diseases accounts for high mortality in the developing countries. high prevalence of jaundice, diabetes, thyroid dysfunctions, respiratory diseases, psychiatric illnesses, blood disorders, seizure disorders, cardiac problems, rising incidences of sle, and various skin disorders during pregnancy have serious repercussions which need comprehensive care. increasing awareness about the use of cord blood transplantation has been extensively presented here. the last chapter describes the steps to be taken for the immediate care of the newborn.

genetic disorders and the fetus diagnosis prevention and treatment 7th edition

by aubrey milunsky (editor), jeff m. milunsky (editor)

genetic disorders and the fetus: diagnosis, prevention and treatment, seventh edition is the eagerly awaited new edition of the discipline-leading text that has been at the forefront of diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of fetal genetic disorders for over 36 years.

the seventh edition continues the long-established tradition of excellence that has become synonymous with this text.  the book builds on the foundations of preconception and prenatal genetic counseling and the original pillars of prenatal diagnosis while also providing authoritative coverage of exciting developments in non-invasive genetic testing and rapidly developing molecular techniques, including microarray analysis and next generation sequencing, that are revolutionizing the field. chapters are once again authored by internationally recognized authorities in the field of prenatal diagnosis. the editors have added three entirely new chapters to this edition to complement the complete revision of existing content. the three new chapters focus on non-invasive prenatal screening, placental genetics, and the psychology of prenatal and perinatal grief. the broad-ranging coverage and international scope will ensure that the new edition maintains its role as the major repository for information on all aspects of prenatal diagnosis.

the editors have brought together an invaluable collection of evidence-based facts bolstered by knowledge and decades of experience in the field. genetic disorders and the fetus: diagnosis, prevention and treatment, 7th edition is a timely update to this world-leading text.

maternal medicine

m.d. luis d. pacheco; m.d. george r. saade; m.d. gary d. v. hankins

confidently diagnose and treat common pregnancy complications with this unique algorithmic approach

“maternal medicine” is point-of-care reference designed to help you effectively treat conditions that often coexist with pregnancy. focusing primarily on diagnosis and management with the goal of limiting complications early, the chapters focus on specific conditions rather than organ systems.

this practical guide is designed to impart important relevant information that enables you to deliver patient care based on recommendations provided by experts in each field and grounded in the latest clinical evidence (when available).

the authors have carefully selected topics that reflect conditions most often encountered in clinical practice. coverage of each topic includes antepartum, intra-partum, and post-partum management, enabling you to deliver complete, uninterrupted patient care. you will find all the data you need in one convenient reference, including tables, tips, medication dosages, contraindications, lab values, diagnostic criteria, management algorithms, and levels of evidence.

pocket guide for lactation management 2nd edition

karin cadwell, phd, rn, faan, ibclc, rlckarin cadwell, phd, rn, faan, ibclc is a nationally and internationally recognized speaker, researcher and educator and faculty member of the healthy children 2000 project, inc. she convened baby-friendly usa, implementing the unicef baby-friendly hospital initiative in the us, was a visiting professor and program chair of the health communications department of emerson college, and is an adjunct professor at the union institute and university. dr. cadwell served on the iblce panel of experts to develop the first certification exam. her extensive clinical experience includes hospital and community practice, and she continues to counsel nursing mothers on cape cod. dr. cadwell is the author of numerous books and articles including maternal and infant assessment for the breastfeeding and human lactation, and reclaiming breastfeeding for the us, was awarded the designation ibclc in 1985 for “significant contribution to the fild” and has since recertified.


additional titles by this authorten steps to successful breastfeeding online courseisbn-13: 9781284082029breastfeeding a-zisbn-13: 9781449687762ten steps to successful breastfeedingisbn-13: 9781449689902

pocket guide for lactation management, second edition is the perfect resource for the variety of situations commonly encountered by those working with lactating and breastfeeding mothers and their babies. conveniently organized by the issue that the healthcare provider will meet, it helps caregivers quickly resolve key challenges, such as babies who aren’t gaining weight fast enough, mothers with sore nipples, and basic sucking problems. quick reference charts, algorithms, and diagrams assist the caregiver in quickly determining whether they have assessed the situation correctly.

designed for use by an interdisciplinary array of caregivers in practice settings, pocket guide for lactation management, second edition contains updated references, new evidence-based strategies for problem resolution, and a user-friendly appendix.

smiths recognizable patterns of human deformation edition 4

by john m. graham

smith’s recognizable patterns of human deformation is the only book devoted to the diagnosis and management of birth defects resulting from mechanical forces in late gestation. it equips you with the evidenced-based guidance you need to intervene in a timely and effective manner to avoid long-term adverse secondary consequences.

guides you through the initial clinical approach to suspected deformation problems, and then walks you through pathogenesis, diagnostic features, management, prognosis, and counseling for each condition.
addresses a full range of lower extremity deformations · joint dislocations · nerve palsies · chest and spinal deformations · head and neck deformations · craniosynostoses and cranial bone variations · problems associated with abnormal birth presentation, birth palsies, and procedure-related defects · infant head shape variations and torticollis.
helps you to distinguish deformations from malformations so you can manage them appropriately.


knobil and neills physiology of reproduction two volume set 4th edition

by tony m. plant

the fourth edition of knobil & neill continues to serve as a reference aid for research, to provide the historical context to current research, and most importantly as an aid for graduate teaching on a broad range of topics in human and comparative reproduction. in the decade since the publication of the last edition, the study of reproductive physiology has undergone monumental changes. chief among these advances are in the areas of stem cell development, signaling pathways, the role of inflammation in the regulatory processes in the various tissues, and the integration of new animal models which have led to a greater understanding of human disease. the new edition synthesizes all of this new information at the molecular, cellular, and organismal levels of organization and present modern physiology a more understandable and comparative context.

  • the fourth edition has been extensively revised, reflecting new fundamental advancements in this rapidly advancing field.
  • provides a common language for researchers across the fields of physiology, endocrinology, and biology to discuss their understanding of reproduction.
  • saves academic researchers time in quickly accessing the very latest details on reproductive physiology, as opposed to searching through thousands of journal articles.