Manual of obstetricsAuthor: Arthur T. Evans, Emily DeFranco Category: General Books Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Health / Lippincott Williams & Wilkins ISBN: 978-1-4511-8677-2 Pages: 766 Country: Philadelphia Language: English Tags:8th edition | Arthur T. Evans | Emily DeFranco | Manual of obstetrics |
The eighth edition of the Manual of Obstetrics is changing to meet the digital expectations and needs of health care providers. We all want to have choices for how we access
information. Clinical situations and personal preferences dictate different solutions at different times. We began the process to provide access to both print and electronic
book formats with the seventh edition of the Manual of Obstetrics. The style and presentation were reformatted to be tighter, more compact, and more accessible. The eighth edition brings this process to completion with convergence of print and digital formats allowing the Manual to be available as a traditional printed book or, for the first time, as an e-book on computers and smart devices. Our goal is to make the Manual available to you in the format that works best for you as you care for your patients.
The entire eighth edition of the Manual has been carefully updated. A new chapter, Fetal Therapy, has been added in response to the emergence of the fetus as a bona fide individual patient. This chapter recognizes that the fetus has its own principles of care and standards of management. This rapidly evolving specialty area is truly at the cutting edge of obstetric care. A basic understanding of the capabilities and limitations of fetal care is an important new addition to our standard of obstetric care. Several other chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated. Both of the chapters on endocrine disorders have significant additions including insulin pump therapy for pregestational diabetes, choices for gestational diabetes screening and
diagnostic testing, thyroid disease management, and complications of adrenal disease with pregnancy. The Neurologic Diseases chapter has been extensively revised and expanded as has Disease of the Placenta. The Preeclampsia chapter contains the most up-to-date version of the new ACOG definitions of, criteria for, and management of preeclampsia. Finally, the chapter on spontaneous preterm birth includes updated recommendations for screening and treatment of preterm labor and preterm rupture of membranes. It also provides new insight for the contemporary management of cervical insufficiency and the short cervix.