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Abdominal pain in pregnancy

Sambit Mukhopadhyay, Edward Morris and Sabaratnam Arulkumaran.

in Algorithms for Obstetrics and Gynaecology

July 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 664 words.

Abdominal pain in pregnancy is a common problem. Pregnancy may alter the classical symptoms and signs of illness, and changes in physiology and immunity may influence investigation...

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Abnormal cervical smears

Sambit Mukhopadhyay, Edward Morris and Sabaratnam Arulkumaran.

in Algorithms for Obstetrics and Gynaecology

July 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 787 words.

In England, women between the ages of 25 and 64 years are invited to attend for cervical screening. The frequency of screening intervals is every 3 years for women aged 25–49 years and...

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Abnormal fetal heart rate in labour

Sambit Mukhopadhyay, Edward Morris and Sabaratnam Arulkumaran.

in Algorithms for Obstetrics and Gynaecology

July 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 977 words.

Appropriate management of abnormal fetal heart rate patterns in labour is critical to ensure fetal well-being and avoid adverse obstetric outcomes. The chapter discusses indicators of...

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Abnormal menses and bleeding

Edited by S. Arulkumaran.

in Emergencies in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

P ublished online June 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gynaecology. 4615 words.

Sandeep Mane - Heavy menses - Abnormal bleeding - Menstrual cramps

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Abnormal menses and bleeding

Stergios K. Doumouchtsis and S. Arulkumaran.

in Emergencies in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Obstetrics. 3049 words.

This chapter discusses abnormal menses and bleeding. It explores the physiological basis of menstrual bleeding, and the causes, investigations, and management of abnormal uterine bleeding,...

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Acquired heart disease

Linzi Peacock and Rachel Hignett.

in Oxford Textbook of Obstetric Anaesthesia

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 16100 words.

Heart disease in pregnancy is a leading cause of maternal death worldwide. In the United Kingdom and United States, heart disease in pregnancy is the commonest cause of maternal death. In...

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Acute pelvic pain

Sambit Mukhopadhyay, Edward Morris and Sabaratnam Arulkumaran.

in Algorithms for Obstetrics and Gynaecology

July 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 588 words.

Acute pain generally has a well-defined onset, short duration, and defined aggravating and relieving factors and is usually associated with pathology. This chapter discusses the importance...

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Acyanotic congenital heart disease

Dawn L. Adamson, Mandish K. Dhanjal and Catherine Nelson-Piercy.

in Heart Disease in Pregnancy

P ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Obstetrics. 1497 words.

Introduction - Patent foramen ovale (PFO) - Atrial septal defect (ASD) - Atrio-ventricular septal defects (AVSDs) - Ventricular septal defects (VSD) - Complete transposition of the great...

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Adjuvant drugs in neuraxial anaesthesia

Catherine Cromey and Susan Catling.

in Oxford Textbook of Obstetric Anaesthesia

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 15766 words.

The addition of adjuvants to local anaesthetics for use in labour epidurals or for intrathecal administration is common practice in obstetric anaesthesia. This chapter provides an overview...

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The aetiology and management of hypotension during spinal anaesthesia for caesarean delivery

Robert A. Dyer, Michelle J. Arcache and Eldrid Langesaeter.

in Oxford Textbook of Obstetric Anaesthesia

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 13858 words.

The management of hypotension during spinal anaesthesia for caesarean delivery remains a challenge for anaesthesiologists. Close control of maternal haemodynamics is of great importance for...

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