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Essentials of Obstetrics

by Chatterjee Alokendu, Kumar Pratap, Arulkumaran Sabaratnam, Sivanesaratnam V

This book rightly focuses on undergraduates since the future truly rests on them. We live in an era of hope with awesome scientific advances, with an ever-growing need to identify fetal well-being and obstetric aberrations. This book is truly the work of select obstetricians who have a deep concern for women’s health and in these chapters, they have dealt with practical aspects, with utmost care to provide a crystal clear pathway to obstetric management for the undergraduates. The greatest benchmark for the disparity in medical care between rich and poor countries is their obstetric outcome—their reproductive status. The editors’ deep concern for this problem is easily visualized through a comprehensive chapter on Safe Motherhood and the emphasis on Fundamentals of Reproduction as an opening chapter, at the same time not ignoring important players like endocrinal and immunological components. The knowledge in obstetrics is expanding and one finds it difficult to keep pace with recent research. Research findings of today form the basis of practice in years to come. The core knowledge keeps changing and forms the basis of understanding of the disease process and management and is covered in this book. The editors have been selected based on their individual expertise, which has been useful to provide the best knowledge. This has led to the standards set high for many chapters. The knowledge provided straddles between what is needed for an undergraduate and a postgraduate. The editors had the difficult task of trimming down many chapters to make this book a reference source for undergraduates. The editors are from a variety of backgrounds and countries. This essential book provides a practical and accessible guide towards emergency situations encountered in obstetrics. Some people tend to think of obstetrics as a subject just dealing with childbirth and its complications, but in reality this subject encompasses a breadth of topics which have been aptly exemplified in the 48 chapters covered in this book. The multi-color design with illustrations and photographs complement the text. Being a multicontributor book, repetition of certain facts and subjects is likely to occur. In this book, the authors have tried their best to rectify this discrepancy. The book proceeds with issues related to contraception, implantation and growth of the fetus and placenta. From this point onwards, it expands to the knowledge needed for prenatal care followed by normal pregnancy and childbirth. The various obstetric and medical complications in the antenatal period are covered by topics on normal and abnormal labor including operative deliveries.

Chapter Name Size PNo
  1. Chatterjee Alokendu
  2. Kumar Pratap
  3. Arulkumaran Sabaratnam
  4. Sivanesaratnam V
Editor's Affiliations
  1. Formerly, Professor and Head, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, NRS Medical College and Hospital, Calcutta, Salt Lake City, Kolkata, India
  2. Professor and Head, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India
  3. Professor and Head, Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology , St George’s Hospital Medical School, London, United Kingdom
  4. Consultant Gynecologist/Gynecologic Oncologist, University of Malaya Specialist Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Obstetric and Gynecological Nursing,Obstetrics and Gynecology
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