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Description - Preterm Labour by Jane E. Norman

This is a practical guide to the optimal clinical management of preterm labour, using the best available evidence. Preterm labour remains a challenge today, even with the latest developments summarised here. The editors and authors (mostly practising clinicians) are all actively involved in research into the mechanisms, aetiology, treatment and associated outcomes of preterm labour. The chapters are based on common clinical scenarios and each provides a comprehensive literature review followed by evidence-based recommendations on appropriate management. A summary of the pathophysiology of parturition is provided, and the obstetric scenarios cover management of threatened preterm labour, management of preterm premature ruptured membranes and management of preterm labour with specific complications (such as intrauterine growth restriction). Other chapters include the epidemiology, the prediction and the prevention of preterm labour. Anaesthetic and paediatric issues are explored in depth, and there are chapters on legal and organisational issues around preterm labour.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521821865
ISBN-10: 052182186X
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 178mm x 24mm)
Pages: 428
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jane E. Norman

Jane Norman graduated in medicine from Edinburgh University in 1986. She did the early part of her postgraduate training in Edinburgh, and then moved to Glasgow where she is now Reader in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. For the last 10 years, she has conducted research into parturition, at both the clinical and basic science level. Ian Greer trained in internal medicine and obstetrics and gynaecology in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Prior to taking up his present post as Regius Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Glasgow, he was a clinical scientist at the MRC Reproductive Biology Unit in Edinburgh with a research programme on parturition. He has a continued interest in the mechanism of parturition and its pharmacological regulation.

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