Management of Labor and Delivery (2nd Edition)

Management of Labor and Delivery (2nd Edition)

By: George A. Macones (editor)Hardback

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The process of labor and delivery has been one of the most perilous activities in human life. The awkward evolutionary compromises giving rise to humans makes birthing potentially life threatening for both mother and child. Despite the development of modern care, labor and delivery continues to be a dangerous process even though the levels of fatality have decreased over the past several decades. This clinically focused guide to modern labor and delivery care covers low and high-risk situations, the approach of the team in achieving a successful outcome and what to consider when quick decisions have to be made. Aimed at both trainee and practicing obstetrician-gynecologists, this new edition includes practical guidance such as algorithms, protocols, and quick-reference summaries. It is squarely focused on the process of birth and concentrates on modern clinical concerns, blending science with clinical applications.

About Author

George A. Macones, MD, MSCE, Mitchell and Elaine Yanow Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University of St Louis, St Louis, MO, USA. Dr Macones is an obstetrician-gynecologist and perinatal epidemiological researcher. His research interests are along two main lines: prediction and prevention of preterm birth, and general obstetrical issues (vaginal birth after cesarean, labor induction). Dr Macones has authored over 300 peer-reviewed papers, and serves as Deputy Editor of Obstetrics for the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.


Contributor List vii 1 Antenatal Preparation for Labor 1 Molly Stout, Jessica C. Garrett, and David M. Stamilio 2 Normal Labor and Delivery 23 Shu Qin Wei, Jun Zhang, Romy, Leigh McMaster, and William D. Fraser 3 Management of Labor and Delivery in Low-Risk Subjects 49 Anthony Shanks and Alison Cahill 4 Induction and Augmentation of Labor 62 Karin A. Fox, Mildred M. Ramirez, and Susan M. Ramin 5 Fetal Monitoring and Assessment 86 Alison Cahill 6 Operative Vaginal Delivery 108 Katherine R. Goetzinger and George A. Macones 7 Cesarean Delivery 130 Methodius G. Tuuli and Molly J. Stout 8 Trial of Labor after Cesarean 147 William Grobman and Emily Miller 9 Malpresentation and Malposition 172 Yvonne W. Cheng and Aaron B. Caughey 10 Multiple Gestations 193 Laura Houston and Roger Newman 11 Obstetrical Emergencies 225 Christina S. Han and Christian M. Pettker 12 Surgical Management of Obstetrical Emergencies 258 Laurie S. Swaim and Gary A. Dildy, III 13 Maternal Disorders Affecting Labor and Delivery 283 Audrey Merriam and Anthony Sciscione 14 Fetal Disorders Affecting Labor and Delivery 348 Audrey Merriam and Anthony Sciscione 15 Labor and Delivery Management of the Obese Gravida 362 Jordan H. Perlow, Megan Jones, and John Ozimek 16 Intrapartum and Postpartum Infections 376 Scott A. Sullivan and Christopher Goodier 17 Obstetric Anesthesia 416 Emily J. Baird, Richard C. Month, and Valerie A. Arkoosh 18 Postpartum Care 469 Audrey Lyndon, Kirsten Wisner, and Kristina J. Hung 19 Development of an Obstetrical Patient Safety Program 510 Christian M. Pettker and Edmund F. Funai Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781118268643
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 568
  • ID: 9781118268643
  • weight: 986
  • ISBN10: 1118268644
  • edition: 2nd Edition

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