As our understanding of the human body broadens, so does the need for a comprehensive text that encompasses all aspects of human development. Essential Human Development is a great course companion that focuses on the human life cycle, ideal for the undergraduate student new to these fields, or for qualified practitioners looking for a reference guide.
Featuring key information points and self-test assessments in each chapter, the book is organised in an accessible manner, beginning with fertilisation and embryology, then moving on to obstetric medicine, neonatal care and child health, with the final section exploring gynaecological medicine.
Ensuring that information is placed in context to aid understanding, Essential Human Development is the perfect support for the modern medical school curriculum, as well as a vital reminder of the core information needed whilst on a women or child health clinical placement.
Dr Samuel Webster, Lecturer in Anatomy, Swansea University, Swansea, UK Dr Geraint Morris, Consultant in Neonatology, Swansea University, Swansea, UK Mr Euan Kevelighan, Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Singleton Hospital, Swansea, UK
List of contributors ix Preface xi How to use your textbook xii About the companion website xiii Part 1: Fertilisation 1 1 Principles of development 3 Sam Webster 2 The female reproductive system 12 Sam Webster 3 The male reproductive system 24 Sam Webster 4 Fertilisation 32 Sam Webster 5 Embryology: zygote to blastocyst 38 Sam Webster 6 Embryonic stem cells 43 Sam Webster Part 2: Pregnancy 49 7 Embryology 51 Sam Webster 8 Physiology of pregnancy 59 Sam Webster 9 Antenatal care 64 Marion Beard 10 Antenatal screening and prenatal diagnosis 71 Alan Treharne and Marsham Moselhi 11 Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy 82 Sharif Ismail 12 Diseases in pregnancy I 89 Alan Treharne and Cerys Scarr 13 Diseases in pregnancy II 94 Alan Treharne, Cerys Scarr and Aleksandra Komarzyniec-Pyzik 14 Multiple pregnancy and other antenatal complications 103 Marion Beard 15 Problems in late pregnancy 109 Deepa Balachandran Nair 16 Fetal growth and tests of fetal wellbeing 117 Maitreyee Deshpande 17 The eye in pregnancy and the newborn 122 Colm McAlinden Part 3: Birth 137 18 Normal labour 139 Euan Kevelighan 19 Abnormal labour 146 Franz Majoko 20 The puerperium 155 Fran Hodge 21 Obstetric emergencies 162 Benjamin Chisholme and Euan Kevelighan Part 4: Neonatology 173 22 Newborn resuscitation and newborn examination 175 Nitin Goel and Jamie Evans 23 Newborn feeding, jaundice and maternal diabetes 184 Geraint Morris 24 The preterm infant 189 Nitin Goel 25 Congenital and perinatal infection 196 Ian Morris Part 5: Childhood and adolescence 205 26 History and examination in childhood 207 Shabeena Webster and Geraint Morris 27 Normal growth and developmental milestones 213 Bethan Williams 28 Developmental delay 241 Bethan Williams 29 Genetics 249 Dana Beasley 30 Neurodevelopmental disorders 256 Surekha Tuohy 31 Puberty 263 Christopher Bidder 32 Non-accidental injury and neglect 271 Catrin Simpson 33 Neurological problems 278 Cathy White 34 Infections and immunodeficiency 292 Pramodh Vallabhaneni 35 Haematology and oncology 299 Pramodh Vallabhaneni 36 Congential and acquired heart disease 307 Geraint Morris 37 Metabolic and endocrine disorders 319 Shabeena Webster 38 Respiratory problems 333 Toni Williams 39 Gastroenterology, nutrition and faltering growth 341 Lakshmipriya Selvarajan 40 Renal and urinary problems 353 Dana Beasley 41 Dermatology 363 Rebecca Balfour 42 Rheumatology and orthopaedics 374 Rebecca Balfour 43 Paediatric surgery 385 Toni Williams 44 Paediatric pharmacology 391 Lakshmipriya Selvarajan Part 6: Gynaecology 395 45 Problems in early pregnancy 397 Manju Nair 46 Subfertility 409 Gurpreet Singh Kalra 47 Vaginal discharge, pelvic pain and endometriosis 419 Aisling Carroll-Downey and Euan Kevelighan 48 Termination of pregnancy 428 Sophie Walker and Jennifer Davies-Oliveira 49 Contraception 433 Ruth Frazer 50 Obstetric and gynaecological operations 440 Nisha Kadwadkar and Euan Kevelighan 51 The menopause 448 Kinza Younas Index 455