Childbirth and Obstetric Techniques. Edition No. 2

  • ID: 3688423
  • Book
  • 174 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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This highly illustrated book emphasises the practical aspects of obstetric techniques and relates directly to daily experience on the labour ward. Updated to include all new techniques and developments, advances in antenatal care, resuscitation of the newborn and pain management, the new edition covers: Antenatal Care; Normal Labour; Breech Delivery; the Management of Twins and Caesarean Section. The aim of the book is to provide trainee obstetricians with an illustrative resource that demystifies the process of childbirth by describing the normal, and explaining the range of techniques avai9lable to deal with the abnormal.
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Preface to 2nd Edition * Acknowledgments * Preface to 1st Edition * Antenatal Care * The scope of antenatal care * Ultrasound scanning * Magnetic resonance imaging * Amniocentesis * Chorion villus sampling * Fetoscopy * Cordocentesis * Assessment of risks in the pregnant woman * Obstetric palpation * The Mechanism of Childbirth * The powers: the uterine muscle * The passages: the bony pelvis * the pelvic floor * The passenger: the baby * The pelvic phase of labor * Cardinal movements in labor * The Management of Labor * Management of the first stage of labor * Induction of labor * Amniotomy * Fetal scalp blood sampling * Management of the second stage of labor * Episiotomy * Management of the third stage of labor * Pain Relief in Labor * Nitrous oxide * Systemic analgesics * Epidural analgesia * Caudal analgesia * Complications * Spinal analgesia * New trends in epidural drugs and techniques * Normal Labor * Conduct of the second stage * Conduct of the third stage * Shoulder dystocia * Resuscitation of the Newborn * Common Problems Immediately After Delivery * Episiotomy repair * Repair of medianepisiotomy * Repair of posterolateral episiotomy * Repair of mediolateral episiotomy * Vaginal tears * Repair of second-degree perineal tears * Manual removal of the placenta * Postpartum haemorrhage * Primary postpartum haemorrhage * Secondary postpartum haemorrhage * Amniotic fluid embolism * Uterine complications * Rupture of the uterus * Acute uterine inversion * Operative Vaginal Delivery * Decision making * Pudendal nerve block: transvaginal technique * Ventouse (vacuum) extraction * The obstetric forceps * Low-cavity forceps delivery * Kjelland's forceps delivery * Manual rotation of the head and forceps delivery * Breech Presentation * Types of breech presentation * Vaginal delivery of the breech baby * Management of the second stage of delivery * Delivery of Twins * Management of the second stage of labor * Internal podalic version * Caesarean Section * Lower segment caesarean section * Abdominal delivery of the small baby * Vertical lower segment caesarean section (De Lee's operation) * 'En caule' caesarean section for delivery of the very low birthweight baby * Further Reading * Index
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Al-Azzawi, Farook Senior Lecturer, & Honoray Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Leicester School of Medicine, UK.
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