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Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology: A Problem-Based Approach

Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology: A Problem-Based Approach

Alexander F. Burnett (Editor), Giuliana S. Songster (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-632-04353-8

Oct 2000, Wiley-Blackwell

480 pages

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This is a unique textbook that utilizes the Problem-Based Learning approach to medical education to present the necessary topics for a core-curriculum in Obstetrics and Gynecology. The contributors have been carefully selected for their expertise in their chosen fields and their commitment to medical student education. The text incorporates all the guidelines of the Association of Professors in Gynecology & Obstetrics (APGO).



1. History of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Alexander F. Burnett).

2. Clinical Anatomy of the Pelvis (Alexander F. Burnett).

3. History and Physical Examination (Megan Breen).

4. Gynecologic Procedures Eva A. Olah).

5. Anesthesia in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Young K. Shin).

6. Obstetrics and Gynecology Sonography (Cathy Spong and Thomas Pinkert).


7. Psychosocial Aspects of Women's Care (Alexander F. Burnett).

8. Preventive Screening Guidelines (D. A. Dessouky).

9. Human Sexuality (Alexander F. Burnett).

10. HIV in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Eva A. Olah).


11. Maternal/Fetal Physiology (Alexander F. Burnett).

12. Preconception and Antepartum Care (Alexander F. Burnett).

13. Genetic Counseling (Michelle B. Prince, Michelle E. Martin and Alexander F. Burnett).

14. First Trimester Bleeding (Brian D. Acacio).

15. Mutiple Gestation (Alexander F. Burnett).

16 Isoimmunization in Pregnancy (Alexander F. Burnett).

17. Fetal Growth Abnormalities (Alexander F. Burnett).

18. Teratology (Alexander F. Burnett).

19. Preterm Labor (Alexander F. Burnett).

20. Premature Rupture of Membranes (Alexander F. Burnett).

21. Third Trimester Bleeding (Shaun G. Lencki).

22. Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia (Gary D. Helmbrecht).

23. Medical and Surgical Complications of Pregnancy (Mark H. Incerpi and (Alexander F. Burnett).

24. Post-term Pregnancy (Alexander F. Burnett).

25. Intrapartum Care: Management of Labor and Delivery (Alexander F. Burnett).

26. Abnormal Labor and Fetal Distress (Alexander F. Burnett).

27. Operative Vaginal Delivery (Alexander F. Burnett).

28. Neonatal Assessment (Alexander F. Burnett).

29. Post-partum Care (Alexander F. Burnett).

30. Lactation (Alexander F. Burnett).

31. Post-partum Infection (Alexander F. Burnett).

32. Managing Hemorrhage Complications in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Luis E. Sanz).

33. Fetal and Maternal Death (jean-Gilles Tchabo).


34. Puberty, Menstrual Cycle, and Reproductive Physiology (Preston C. Sacks).

35. Evaluation of the Infertile Couple (Megan E. Breen).

36. Assisted Reproductive Techniques (Melvin H. Thornton).

37. Contraception, Sterilization, and Abortion (John K. Jain).

38. Endometriosis (Alexander F. Burnett).

39. Menopause (Alexander F. Burnett).

40. Hirsutism and Virilization (Megan Breen).

41. Amenorrhea and Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (Alexander F. Burnett).


42. Chronic Pelvic Pain (Brendan F. Burke).

43. Pelvic Relaxation and Urinary Incontinence (John J. Klutke).

44. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Alexander F. Burnett).

45. Dysmenorrhea and Premenstrual Syndrome (Alexander F. Burnett).

46. Vulvovaginitis (Alexander F. Burnett).

47. Ectopic Pregnancy (Preston C. Sacks).

48. Disorders of the Breast (William H. Hindle).

49. Vulvar and Vaginal Neoplasms (Jeffrey F. Hines).

50. Disorders of the Cervix (james L. Moore and Alexander F. Burnett).

51. Uterine Leiomyoma (Ronald K. Potkul).

52. Malignant Disorders of the Uterus (Kevin R. Brader).

53. Evaluation of the Pelvic Mass (Alexander F. Burnett).

54. Ovarian Cancer (Alexander F. Burnett).

55. Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (Alexander F. Burnett).


56. Legal Issues in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Raquel D. Arias).

57. Ethics in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Alexander F. Burnett).

58. Domestic Violence (Tina Raine).




Student Review Quote:

"This is one of the easiest reading books on the market. I'm surprised by how much information is generated with such little effort by the reader. No memorizing lists or outlines just clear concise explanations. I especially liked the extraordinary chapters which laid out a clear base on which the rest of this book builds."

* Problem-Based Approach

Benefit: The PBL organization complements how most instructors are teaching clinical content within the integrated curricula. (Format is similar to the successful case-based format of Korf)

* brief 5-10 page chapters cover core subjects followed by review questions.

Benefit: The brief chapters allow the student to focus on what is important without having to sift through extraneous information.

* a medical student wrote all end-of-chapter review questions after sitting the USMLE Step 2 exam.

Benefit: Questions are targeted at the exact information that will be included in questions on the USMLE exam.