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Antenatal care

Edited by Janet Medforth, Susan Battersby, Maggie Evans, Beverley Marsh and Angela Walker.

in Oxford Handbook of Midwifery

June 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Midwifery; Obstetrics. 9224 words.

Confirmation of pregnancy 44

Adaptation to pregnancy 46

Blood values in pregnancy 50

The booking...

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Antenatal screening tests

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. 1287 words.

This chapter describes the screening tests offered to women during pregnancy, include tests for sickle cell and thalassaemia, infectious diseases, blood groups and antibodies, Down’s...

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Antibody Therapeutics for Ovarian Carcinoma and Translation to the Clinic

Debra H. Josephs, Heather J. Bax, Giulia Pellizzari, James F. Spicer, Ana Montes and Sophia N. Karagiannis.

in Ovarian Cancer Immunotherapy

August 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Radiation Oncology; Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 8361 words.

Despite improvements over the past decade in the treatment of ovarian cancer, many patients are at risk of recurrent disease and emerging drug resistance. The increased selectivity and...

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Antibody-Based Therapy for Ovarian Cancer

Yousef Alharbi, Manish S. Patankar and Rebecca J. Whelan.

in Ovarian Cancer Immunotherapy

August 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Radiation Oncology; Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 12492 words.

With their role in connecting disease-associated antigens to the cellular immune response, antibodies hold considerable promise as therapeutic agents. This chapter discusses three classes...

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Anti-coagulation in pregnancy

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. 1496 words.

Anti-coagulation in pregnancy - Warfarin - Low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) - Unfractionated heparin - Pre-pregnancy counselling - Antenatal care - Delivery - Management of anticoagulation...

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Anxiety

Roberta Lee.

in Integrative Women's Health

February 2010; p ublished online November 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Allied Health Professions; Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 5969 words.

Anxiety disorders affect approximately 40 million American adults or 18% of the population in a given year. Anxiety disorders are categorized into subtypes: panic disorder,...

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Anxiety

Roberta Lee.

in Integrative Women's Health

November 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 6664 words.

Anxiety is a condition commonly encountered in clinical practice. In fact anxiety disorders affect 40 million American adults, or 18% of the population in a given year. This chapter...

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Aortic pathology

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. 1271 words.

Coarctation of the aorta - Marfan syndrome - Loeys-Dietz syndrome - Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

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Approach to Delivery in the Patient with Neurologic Disease

Heather M. Link and Eva K. Pressman.

in Neurological Diseases and Pregnancy

May 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neurology; Obstetrics. 4058 words.

This chapter focuses on delivery considerations for patients with intracranial masses, spinal cord injuries, CNS vascular abnormalities, and neuromuscular disorders. Special attention is...

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Aromatherapy in the Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction and Relationship Problems

Mindy Green.

in Integrative Sexual Health

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Psychiatry; Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 11398 words.

Aromatherapy and its tools, essential oils, can be useful adjuncts to any other type of treatment for sexual dysfunction and relationship problems. Functional fragrance naturally derived...

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Arrhythmias

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. 2477 words.

Introduction - Diagnosis of arrhythmia - Investigations modalities used in arrhythmia diagnosis - Anti-arrhythmic drugs - Termination of specific arrhythmias - Conclusion

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Assisted reproduction techniques and surrogacy

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

in Heart Disease in Pregnancy

P ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 1611 words.

Infertility - Assisted reproduction techniques (ART) - Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) - Egg donation - Surrogacy - Assisted conception and the law in the UK

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Association of uric acid with progression to preeclampsia and development of adverse conditions in gestational hypertensive pregnancies

Yuquan Wu, Xu Xiong, William D. Fraser and Zhong-Cheng Luo.

in American Journal of Hypertension

June 2012; p ublished online June 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Obstetrics. 4143 words.

Background

Preeclampsia is a serious pregnancy complication. Gestational hypertension is a common first clinical presentation of preeclampsia. Little is...

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Asthma 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. 821 words.

The symptom of breathlessness is common in pregnancy. This chapter discusses physiological changes to the respiratory tract in pregnancy, symptoms, signs, and triggers of attacks, effect of...

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Atkinson, William Biddle

Christopher Hoolihan.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Obstetrics; Biographical Studies. 861 words.

Atkinson, William Biddle (21 June 1832–23 November 1909), obstetrician and medical biographer, was born in Haverford, Pennsylvania, the son of Isaac Sleeper Atkinson and Mary Reese Biddle....

Atthill, Lombe (1827–1910), obstetrician and gynaecologist

R. J. Rowlette.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Gynaecology; Obstetrics. 831 words.

Atthill, Lombe (1827–1910), obstetrician and gynaecologist, born on 3 December 1827 at Ardess, Magheraculmoney, co. Fermanagh, Ireland, was the youngest of ten surviving children of William...

Autoimmune rheumatic disorders and vasculitis in pregnancy

May Ching Soh, Kate Bramham, Sarah Germain and Catherine Nelson-Piercy.

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

May 2010; p ublished online November 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics. 13092 words.

Autoimmune diseases affect 5 to 7% of people, are commoner in women of childbearing age, and are frequently encountered in pregnancy. They may remit or improve during pregnancy, but...

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Aveling, James Hobson (1828–1892), obstetric physician

Ornella Moscucci.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Obstetrics. 683 words.

Aveling, James Hobson (1828–1892), obstetric physician, was born in Cambridgeshire, the son of a local landowner. He studied medicine at Aberdeen University, where he graduated MB in 1856...

Ayurveda

Premal Patel.

in Integrative Women's Health

February 2010; p ublished online November 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Allied Health Professions; Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 4294 words.

Ayurveda is translated as the “science or knowledge of life.” Life, according to Ayurveda, is the inseparable and integral union of mind, body, and spirit. The key in this union is balance....

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Ayurveda

Premal Patel.

in Integrative Women's Health

November 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 4312 words.

This chapter provides an overview of the ancient healing system of Ayurveda as well as some key perspectives on topics specific to women. It begins with the basics of the three doshas...

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