Caesarean Section has become the most common major operation in the world, and with the increasing number there are many serious and long-term healthcare implications for gynaecology, general surgery, neonatology, and epigenetics. A full perspective of the procedure and its consequences is therefore essential for practitioners, residents, and trainees alike.
The Textbook of Caesarean Section is the key textbook on this subject, and is an informative and practical tool for clinicians performing this procedure in all areas of the world. The accompanying professional medical videos demonstrate in clear and expert detail the two alternative procedures for caesarean section, ensuring that readers of this book gain an in-depth understanding of the techniques involved, and supporting blended learning in postgraduate education globally.
Written by a distinguished team of expert contributors, this book carefully describes current best practice for caesarean section alongside key chapters on the history of caesarean section, and other important and related issues that obstetricians must be aware of, such as anaesthesia, prevention of complications of surgery, reproduction after C-section, and perinatal outcomes. The text is extensively illustrated with colour images, and fully referenced throughout, providing all the information
essential for the reader to perform the optimal caesarean delivery procedures, and diagnose and manage the short- and long-term complications associated with different methods of caesarean sections.
Eric Jauniaux was appointed as a Senior lecturer and consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at University College London and University College Hospital in 1995. He was awarded a personal chair in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine at UCL in 2002. In 2006, co-founded "Medical Aid Films" a charity dedicated to help medical training and education in low income countries using a multimedia approach. He is one of the founding editor and pregnancy editor of Reproductive Bio-Medicine on line and Associate Editor of Journal of Medical Screening. He was appointed as a scientific editor of the British Journal of Obstetrics. He is the editor of 10 books, author/co-author of over 300 peer-reviewed papers and reviews, 66 chapters in books, and has delivered over 250 prestigious lectures worldwide. Dr. Grobman is a Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Preventive Medicine, and the Center for Health Care Studies at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Grobman has used his clinical and educational background to examine health policy, patient safety, and perform clinical outcomes research. In addition, he has assessed and published on the cost effectiveness of multiple medical treatments and interventions.
Eric Jauniaux and William Grobman: Editorial: Caesarean Sections: Introduction to the "world's number one" surgical procedure 1: Matthew J. West, L.M. Irvine and Eric Jauniaux: Caesarean Section: From Antiquity to the 21st Century 2: Natalie Greenwold: The Anatomy of the Female Pelvis 3: Daniel Pasko, Akila Subramaniam, and Alan T.N. Tita: The Epidemiology of Caesarean Delivery 4: Eric Jauniaux and Vincenzo Berghella: The Modern Caesarean Section 5: Michael Stark and Eric Jauniaux: The Misgav-Ladach Caesarean Section 6: Susan P. Raine and Michael A. Belfort: Complex Caesarean Deliveries 7: Desikan Rangarajan and Paul Howell: Anaesthesia for Caesarean Section 8: Phillip J. Steer: Prevention and Management of Post-operative Caesarean Section Complications 9: Eric Jauniaux and Davor Jurkovic: Long-term Complications after Caesarean Section 10: Emily Robertson and Tom Lissauer: Perinatal outcome of neonates born by Caesarean section 11: Emily S Miller and William A Grobman: Trial of Labour after Caesarean 12: Michael Odent and Eric Jauniaux: Caesarean Delivery and Human Evolution 13: James Walker: Caesarean Section: A global perspective