Practical Manual of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic and Robotic Surgery: A Clinical Cook Book, 3rd Edition

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Apr 092018
 

This third edition has been extensively updated to provide the gynecologic surgeon with a state-of-the-art and practical resource that can be used to review or learn about commonly performed surgical procedures in minimally invasive gynecology. To meet the needs of both novice and experienced surgeons, the text is engineered to cover the clinical decision-making, key instrumentation, and technical cascade for each surgical procedure. Wherever possible, discussion is focused on methods to optimize outcome and reduce risk. The content in this latest edition has been substantially bolstered by the addition of chapters covering vaginal hysterectomy, tissue retrieval in laparoscopic surgery, single port laparoscopy, robotic hysterectomy, robotic myomectomy, robotic sacralcolpopexy, radical robotic hysterectomy, and hemostatic agents for laparoscopic surgery.
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Handbook of Consult and Inpatient Gynecology

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Apr 052018
 

This handbook is a concise and evidence-based reference for common gynecologic consults, inpatient management, and postoperative complications. Written in response to the contemporary gynecology training environment, it addresses the needs of residents, with the objective of optimizing patient safety and outcomes. The book is organized to address calls and consults in the areas of gynecologic disorders and inpatient management. In addition to common issues of miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, and vaginal bleeding, it delves extensively into postoperative complications that are relevant to the fields of benign gynecology, gynecologic oncology, urogynecology, and reproductive endocrinology. Differential diagnoses, pertinent physical examination techniques, laboratory and imaging findings, and management steps are presented for each patient complaint. Handbook of Consult and Inpatient Gynecology is a high-yield guide to diagnosis and management of common gynecologic problems for residents and clinicians.

 

 

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Human Fetal Growth and Development: First and Second Trimesters

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Apr 052018
 

​​​This book presents the first registered study of more than 1200 aborted human foetuses
The chapters look at anthropometric and enzymatic data, hormonal studies and the ontogeny of immunity of the aborted human fetuses giving a unique perspective on the growth and maturation of the human fetus
The authors give a unique insight into abnormalities and aberrations in the human fetus which can lead to disease and health complications in later life

This unique book delves into the mysteries of human fetal growth and maturation. Growing knowledge in genetics indicates that factors that impact on/influence fetal growth and maturation may have a role in determining a person’s health and disease in later years. Placental, maternal, environmental, nutrient as well as fetal genome factors each play a role in producing a healthy, unhealthy or abnormal baby. A study of fetal growth and maturation is therefore basic to the understanding of why fetal growth problems occur, what implications these can have for adult disease, and how clinical intervention can help to reverse growth problems. The present study will be comprehensive and will be a major contribution to the fields of gynecology, genetics, obstetrics, biochemistry, molecular biology and clinical medicine. It will include cutting edge research in the field as well as explorations on clinical interventions in fetal growth, which will not only add to existing knowledge but also prompt future research.
The two Editors are distinguished in their fields and both have extensive clinical and research experience. They felt that they could use their expertise to create a book that will help students, practitioners, researchers and others to understand the subject of gestation, growth and maturation and its implications from a multi-dimensional point of view, which will help them develop their own expertise in a cutting-edge and developing field. They have brought toget
her medical scientists, clinical practitioners, embryologists, endocrinologists, immunologists, gynecologists, obstetricians, reproductive and molecular biologists, geneticists and many others to create a state-of-the-art book on a subject with increasing demand for further knowledge. It aims to integrates different disciplines to give a holistic view of human fetal growth maturation.

 

 

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Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology

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Apr 022018
 

The accomplishments of pioneering doctors such as John Peter Mettauer, James Marion Sims, and Nathan Bozeman are well documented. It is also no secret that these nineteenth-century gynecologists performed experimental caesarean sections, ovariotomies, and obstetric fistulae repairs primarily on poor and powerless women. Medical Bondage breaks new ground by exploring how and why physicians denied these women their full humanity yet valued them as “medical superbodies” highly suited for medical experimentation.

In Medical Bondage, Cooper Owens examines a wide range of scientific literature and less formal communications in which gynecologists created and disseminated medical fictions about their patients, such as their belief that black enslaved women could withstand pain better than white “ladies.” Even as they were advancing medicine, these doctors were legitimizing, for decades to come, groundless theories related to whiteness and blackness, men and women, and the inferiority of other races or nationalities.

Medical Bondage moves between southern plantations and northern urban centers to reveal how nineteenth-century American ideas about race, health, and status influenced doctor-patient relationships in sites of healing like slave cabins, medical colleges, and hospitals. It also retells the story of black enslaved women and of Irish immigrant women from the perspective of these exploited groups and thus restores for us a picture of their lives.

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Textbook of Gynecologic Robotic Surgery

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Mar 302018
 

This book is not only a compilation of the knowledge and experiences of the best robotic surgeons around the world, but it has also incorporated the recent advances and updates in Gynaecological surgery.
It is designed to provide a detailed guide to common robotic Gynaecologic procedures for the purpose of helping novice surgeons in their transition to robotic surgery and seasoned robotic surgeons to refine their surgical technique and expand their repertoire of robotic procedures.
The descriptive, step-by-step, text is complimented by figures, intraoperative photographs and videos detailing the nuances of each procedure. Emphasis is placed on operative setup, instrument and equipment needs and surgical techniques for both the primary surgeon as well as the operative assistant.
This volume will provide unique insights into robotic Gynaecologic surgery and reduce the learning curve of accomplishing these increasingly popular procedures.

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Managing Cancer during Pregnancy

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Mar 282018
 

Provides hands-on information how to manage pregnant cancer patients in clinical practice
Written by experts in the field from a multidisciplinary perspective
Unique resource citing key literature on the topic

This book provides hands-on information on how to manage pregnant cancer patients in clinical practice. In this context a multidisciplinary perspective is essential, and contributions are accordingly presented from experts in surgical management, medical oncology, radiotherapy, pharmacokinetics, obstetric care, psychological care, neonatal and pediatric care. In addition a series of chapters focused on management in particular disease settings are presented, including breast cancer, melanoma, cervical cancer, ovarian tumors, lymphoma, leukemia, and thoracic cancers.

The book reflects the major progress that has been achieved in the care of pregnant cancer patients in the recent years as important data have become available on patient management, and fetal safety in addition to valuable preclinical research on the impact of pregnancy on pharmacokinetics of anti-cancer agents. Edited and authored by worldwide leaders in the field, it will serve as a valuable resource not only for oncologists but also for obstetricians, gynecologists, neonatologists, and pediatricians caring for pregnant cancer patients and their newborns.

 

 

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Gynecological Cancers: Genetic and Epigenetic Targets and Drug Development

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Mar 242018
 

Provides detailed and up-to-date information on the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of gynecological cancers
Discusses the diagnosis and treatment of gynecological cancers, including ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, cervical cancer, vaginal cancer, and vulvar cancer
Provides an overview of the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms underlying the formation and progression of gynecological cancers Discusses cutting-edge bio-molecular approaches to cancer therapy
Offers an up-to-date molecular and therapeutic link, facilitating the collaboration between the basic, translational, and clinical services
Discusses the racial/ethnic disparities in screening, treatment, and survival​

Facilitating the collaboration between the basic, translational, and clinical sciences, this book provides an overview of the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms underlying the formation and progression of gynecological cancers. Gynecological Cancers: Genetic and Epigenetic Targets and Drug Development gathers all of the molecular and cellular aspects of gynecological cancer together within one volume, providing detailed and up-to-date information on the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of gynecological cancers.
Gynecological Cancers: Genetic and Epigenetic Targets and Drug Development ​also discusses the racial and ethnic disparities in the treatment of gynecological cancers through cost effective modalities like single visit screening and diagnosis, well women clinics, and mobile clinics. Written and edited by leaders in the field, this volume within the Current Clinical Oncology series is an indispensable resource for today’s practicing oncologist.

 

 

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Expecting Trouble

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Mar 222018
 

This practical resource has easily accessed emergency management plans to deal with critical conditions in obstetric care, in which maternal health or life is threatened. Decision algorithms and summary boxes are featured throughout for ease of reading.

About the Author
Lauren A. Plante, MD, MPH, is a professor of both obstetrics & gynecology and anesthesiology, and a subspecialist in maternal-fetal medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA. She is additionally credentialed in critical care medicine and has published on the intersection of maternal-fetal medicine and critical care.

 

 

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Microbiota in Health and Disease: From Pregnancy to Childhood

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Mar 152018
 

This book offers a state-of-the-art overview of the vital relationship between human microbiota and infant and child health. Renowned clinical-experimental experts in this field discuss the development of microbiota during early life and review the environmental inputs that affect the developing infant’s gut microbiota, such as early diet and (postnatal) medical interventions. They further describe the interplay between gut microbiota and functional systems of the body, from the immune system to the central nervous system.The book discusses a range of infant and childhood diseases that are associated with microbial changes or dysbiosis, such as gastrointestinal disorders, allergic diseases, autoimmune disorders and respiratory disorders. Additionally mechanisms by which microbial dysbiosis may influence behaviour in infants are discussed. Other topics include the use of current tools in molecular microbiology for microbiota-related research and clinical practice. In the management of particular paediatric disorders, the potential of microbial manipulation with pre- and probiotics during infancy and childhood is increasingly being investigated. This book presents the evidence supporting their use in practice and reviews safety aspects.Microbiota in health and disease: from pregnancy to childhood has the ambition to provide the reader with an overview of the most recent and stunning advances in the field of infant and child microbiota and their role in health, disease and prevention. As such, it is an excellent resource for health care professionals, students and researchers in the field of life sciences.

 

 

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PCEP Book IV: Specialized Newborn Care, 3rd Edition

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Mar 122018
 

Time-saving, low-cost solutions for self-paced learning or instructor-led training! Developed for health care professionals who provide care to pregnant women and newborns, the Perinatal Continuing Education Program (PCEP) is a comprehensive, self-paced education program in four volumes.

Completely updated and revised with leading-edge procedures and techniques, Book IV: Specialized Newborn Care, 3rd Edition features 6 units dealing with complex neonatal therapies, such as assisted ventilation, as well as a unit on continuing care for at-risk babies and those with specal problems following intensive care.

PCEP is a proven educational tool for:

– Improving perinatal care know-how, policies, practices and procedures
– Establishing organization-wide care goals and routines
– Teaching both practical skills and cognitive knowledge
– Saving time and money – streamline the learning process
– Reducing care risks through staff-wide consistency of knowledge and skills competency
– Encouraging cooperation and communication among diverse staff
– Simplifying education planning and budgeting

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