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Williams obstetrics
Cunningham, F. Gary.
Twenty-first edition.
Publication Information:
New York : McGraw-Hill, [2001]

Physical Description:
x, 1668 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
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RG524 .W7 2001 21 ST. ED. Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ

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This text covers the entire field of obstetrics. The hallmarks of the work are its thoroughness, scientific basis and practical applicability for the obstetrician at the bedside. Illustrations, algorithms and tables amplify material presented in the text. New to this edition are chapter outlines and highlighted key sentences to assist the reader in pinpointing critical information. Several chapters have been reorganized or combined to better reflect modern obstetrical practice.

Table of Contents

Section I Human Pregnancy
Chapter 1 Obstetrics in Broad Perspective
Chapter 2 Pregnancy: Overview, Organization, and Diagnosis
Chapter 3 Anatomy of the Reproductive Tract
Section II Physiology of Pregnancy
Chapter 4 The Endometrium and Decidua: Menstruation and Pregnancy
Chapter 5 The Placenta and Fetal Membranes
Chapter 6 The Placental Hormones
Chapter 7 Fetal Growth and Development
Chapter 8 Maternal Adaptations to Pregnancy
Section III Pregnancy Planning and Antepartum Management
Chapter 9 Preconceptional Counseling
Chapter 10 Prenatal Care
Section IV Normal Labor and Delivery
Chapter 11 Parturition
Chapter 12 Mechanisms of Normal Labor
Chapter 13 Conduct of Normal Labor and Delivery
Chapter 14 Intrapartum Assessment
Chapter 15 Analgesia and Anesthesia
Chapter 16 The Newborn Infant
Chapter 17 The Puerperium
Section V Abnormal Labor
Chapter 18 Dystocia: Abnormal Labor and Fetopelvic Disproportion
Chapter 19 Dystocia: Abnormal Presentation, Position, and Development of the Fetus
Chapter 20 Induction and Augmentation of Labor
Section VI Operative Obstetrics
Chapter 21 Forceps Delivery and Vacuum Extraction
Chapter 22 Breech Presentation and Delivery
Chapter 23 Cesarean Section and Postpartum Hysterectomy
Section VII Common Complications of Pregnancy
Chapter 24 Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy
Chapter 25 Obstetrical Hemorrhage
Chapter 26 Puerperal Infection
Chapter 27 Preterm Birth
Chapter 28 Postterm Pregnancy
Chapter 29 Fetal Growth Disorders
Chapter 30 Multifetal Pregnancy
Section VIII Placental Disorders
Chapter 31 Abnormaltities of the Fetal Membranes and Amnionic Fluid
Chapter 32 Diseases and Abnormalities of the Placenta
Section IX Reproductive Success and Failure
Chapter 33 Abortion
Chapter 34 Ectopic Pregnancy
Chapter 35 Abnormalities in the Reproductive Tract
Section X Fetal Abnormalities: Inherited and Acquired Disorders
Chapter 36 Genetics
Chapter 37 Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal Therapy
Chapter 38 Teratology, Drugs, and Medications
Chapter 39 Diseases and Injuries of the Fetus and Newborn
Section XI Techniques Used to Assess Fetal Health
Chapter 40 Antepartum Assessment
Chapter 41 Ultrasound and Doppler
Section XII Medical and Surgical Complications in Pregnancy
Chapter 42 General Considerations and Maternal Evaluation
Chapter 43 Critical Care and Trauma
Chapter 44 Cardiovascular Diseases
Chapter 45 Chronic Hypertension
Chapter 46 Pulmonary Disorders
Chapter 47 Renal and Urinary Tract Disorders
Chapter 48 Gastrointestinal Disorders
Chapter 49 Hematological Disorders
Chapter 50 Endocrine Disorders
Chapter 51 Diabetes
Chapter 52 Connective-Tissue Disorders
Chapter 53 Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders
Chapter 54 Dermatological Disorders
Chapter 55 Neoplastic Diseases
Chapter 56 Infections
Chapter 57 Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Section XIII Family Planning
Chapter 58 Contraception
Chapter 59 Sterilization