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Unofficial Guide to Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The Unofficial Guide to Obstetrics and Gynaecology is unique as a textbook that is written based on national and international guidelines. In a subject topic that includes a lot of "grey areas" this is of paramount importance for undergraduates and postgraduates who are studying and working on the wards. Knowledge is present is succinct topic summaries that are then tested and expanded upon in more than 300 multiple choice questions with fully explained answers. More than 100 colour images and illustrations and clinical cases bring the topics to life. The book has been written by junior doctors therefore the content is engaging and always understandable. The content has then been checked by senior clinicians ensuring that it is reliable and up-to-date.
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Table of Contents

Gynaecological anatomy and examination, The menstrual cycle and physiology of the HPO axis, Puberty, Disorders of sexual development, Secondary amenorrhoea, Polycystic ovarian syndrome, Infertility, Hyperemesis gravidarum, Molar pregnancy, Ectopic pregnancy, Miscarriage, Recurrent miscarriage, Termination of pregnancy, Contraception, Emergency contraception, Menorrhagia, Fibroids, Pre-menstrual syndrome, Menopause, Disorders of the vulva, Prolapse, Urinary incontinence, Endometriosis, Sexually transmitted infections, Ovarian cysts (benign), General principles of gynaecological cancer management, Ovarian cancer, Uterine cancer, Cervical screening, Cervical cancer, Vulval and vaginal cancer, Organisation and principles of antenatal care, Obstetric abdominal palpation, Antenatal screening and diagnostic tests, Gestational diabetes, Epilepsy in pregnancy, Cardiac disorders in pregnancy, The impact of maternal weight on pregnancy, Thyroid disease in pregnancy, Hepatitis B in pregnancy, HIV in pregnancy, Sickle cell disease in pregnancy, Obstetric cholestasis, Multiple pregnancy, Normal vaginal delivery, Monitoring the fetus, Induction and augmentation, Pain relief in labour, Malpresentation and malposition of the fetus, Breech, Caesarean section, Vaginal birth after caesarean section, Assisted delivery and instrumentals, Antepartum haemorrhage, Pre-eclampsia and pregnancy-induced hypertension, Premature labour, Chorioamnionitis, Small for gestational age and intrauterine growth restriction, Fetal haemolytic disease, Congenital intrauterine infections,Stillbirth, Cord prolapse, Shoulder dystocia, Retained placenta, Postpartum haemorrhage, Amniotic embolism, Maternal collapse, Venous thromboembolism, Bacterial sepsis following pregnancy, Perineal trauma and incontinence, Mastitis, Postnatal mental health, Careers in O&G.

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No obstetrics and gynaecology book covers topics based on national and international guidelines in this way, ensuring the content is applicable to all students and doctors. Multiple aspects of the specialty is covered including the core curriculum, history and examination, practical skills, clinically relevant ethics, tips to passing exams, clinical cases and careers in obstetrics and gynaecology.

About the Author

Matthew Wood is an Obstetrics and Gynaecology specialty trainee, currently in the role of Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Robotic Gynaecology surgery at University Hospitals of Leicester. He graduated with distinction from the University of Southampton. He has extensive teaching experience, having taught students from five medical schools, written for four medical student textbooks, and has lectured on postgraduate exam courses internationally. Katherine is a junior doctor currently working in Auckland, New Zealand after completing her two foundation training years in North West London. She has been accepted for obstetrics and gynaecology training in Severn deanery, UK to start in August 2018. Katherine graduated with Brighton and Sussex Medical School with distinction and completed a Masters of Research in maternal and fetal health at Manchester University, carrying out research in fetal growth restriction, also graduating with distinction. Zeshan Qureshi is a Paediatrician based at Great Ormond Street and the Institute of Child Health. He graduated with distinction from the University of Southampton, and has published and presented research work extensively and internationally in the fields of pharmacology and medical education. Whilst working in Edinburgh he was part of the leadership team developing a near peer teaching programme, where by junior doctors, throughout south east scotland, were both trained to teach, and delivered teaching across every hospital in the area. This book is an extension of this philosophy: that junior doctors and fresh graduates know how to express complex ideas in order for it to be easily understood from a students perspective. That junior doctors can teach, and write in a complimentary way to senior doctors: one that is friendly and fun, easy to read and relevant to both exams, and the day to day to life of junior doctors.


"Great for revision and with easy referencing. It has case studies to make it come alive and great simple diagrams. All topics are well covered, unlike other resources in the area. It encourages an interest in O&G at undergraduate level and makes a complex and often intimidating speciality seem varied, accessible and appealing. Ideal for undergraduates embarking on their career choices but useful for the trainee in our specialty." Professor Andrew Shennan OBE, Professor of Obstetrics, Kings College London, UK; "This series has hit on an excellent format: succinct writing, good illustrations, excellent text layout and self-test questions. The use of junior authors makes the text relevant and accessible, whilst constant reference to national and international guidelines ensures that it authoritative. I highly recommend it." Professor Andrew Weeks, Professor of International Maternal Health Women's and Children's Health, University of Liverpool, UK; "The perfect guide to unpack the complexity of O&G and navigate the clinical environment. This book will help bring the joy back to student attachments, with no nonsense explanation and clarity" Helen Bickerstaff, Senior Lecturer in Medical Education, Honorary Consultant Gynaecologist, Kings College London, UK; "A strength of this book is the integration of anatomy, physiology, practical skills, imaging, clinical management and therapeutics in one place, allowing you to gain a full understanding of each condition. It is suited to those who want a summary resource to thoroughly revise O&G for medical school finals, but equally has further detail for those who have a specific interest in the topic. The skills sections of the book guide you through obstetric palpation, demystify CTG interpretation and provide guidance on how to professionally and sensitively perform pelvic examination. The content of the practical skills components provides a clear structure and step-by-step guide to ensure precise and efficient examinations, suitable for the time constraints and pressure of OSCEs. All that's left to do is practice!" Chloe Knox, President of Brighton and Sussex Medical School Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society, UK; "This book makes a significant contribution to undergraduate and postgraduate learning and understanding of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Katherine Lattey was an excellent student at BSMS and early in her training became involved in women's health. It is a real pleasure to see her commitment and hard work reflected in the publication of a contemporary textbook." Dr Andrew N J Fish, Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, UK; "A brilliant book offering an extensive depth and breadth of information." Dr Sunita Sharma, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK

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