Synopses & Reviews
A quick reference to all the important facts in the clinical sciences for candidates aiming at a postgraduate qualification in obstetrics and gynaecology, including those candidates studying for the MRCOG Part II examination. The text has been revised and updated, but the concise style and comprehensive coverage of all the essential aspects are retained. Written by a highly expert team of authors, this will be an invaluable reference for students and equally of value to clinicians as a brief guide.
The aim of this book is to provide a straightforward summary of the knowledge required for examinations in specialist Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Part Two of the examination for Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists would be a good example. The volume is intended as a.companion to the highly successfulBasicSciencesforObstetricsandGynaecology which covers the knowledge required for preliminary examinations. Increasingly, examinations ofall types are based on multiple choice questions (MCQ) or structured answer questions (SAQ). No apology is made for the fact that the present book addresses the sort of "fact" which lends itself to testing by this approach. Thus, there is little discussion of speculative or contentious areas, no account of present or future research, and no references. Numerous excellent books are available which cover these topics in a much fuller and more discursive manner, and the present volume does not seek to emulate them. Even the most apparently immutable facts are subject to periodic revision. We have attempted to present the "state-of-the-art": most of the material is generally if not universally accepted. A particular problem arises with numerical information. Frequencies of diseases, frequency of clinical findings, efficiency of diagnostic tests and therapies, have almost always been the subject ofnumerous different studies, each of which yields somewhat different results."
Table of Contents
Obstetrics: Obstetric Statistics. Diagnosis of Pregnancy. Assessment of Gestational Age. Antenatal Care. Miscarriage. Ectopic Pregnancy. Gestational Trophoblastic Tumours. Congenital Abnormalities. Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Rhesus Disease. Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy. Antepartum Haemorrhage. Disorders Involving Amniotic Fluid. Premature Labour. Multiple Pregnancy. Maternal Disease in Pregnancy. Normal Labour. Abnormal Labour. The Puerperium. The Neonate. Obstetric Operations.- Gynaecology: Menstrual and Other Bleeding Disorders. The Premenstrual Syndrome. Menopause. Virilism and Hirsutism. Genital Infections. Benign and Malignant Lesions of the Vulva. Benign and Malignant Lesions of the Vagina. Benign and Malignant Lesions of the Cervix. Benign and Malignant Lesions of the Endometrium. Benign and Malignant Lesions of the Myometrium. Tumours of the Ovary. Infertility. Contraception. Urinary Tract Disorders. Prolapse. Dyspareunia. Endometriosis and Adenomyosis. Congenital Uterine and Vaginal Abnormalities. Gynaecological Operations.- Index.