This extensively revised and updated edition is designed to be used as a guide for nursing management of the common gynecological conditions of women, for use in community-based or ambulatory settings. The 8th edition has a number of special features: New information on contraceptive methods, the latest CDC guidelines for management of sexually transmitted diseases, information on smoking cessation and assessing risk of heart disease in women, osteoporosis assessment and prevention, management of abnormal Pap smears, hormone therapy, breast conditions and breast cancer risk, and emergency contraception. Extensive appendixes include dozens of patients handouts, a health history form, informed consent forms for contraceptives, and a self assessment of HIV/AIDS risk.
This evidence-based resource provides easy-to-use, expert guidance on the assessment and treatment of common perimenopausal problems seen in daily office practice. After a brief overview of physiologic and endocrinologic changes, and the staging of the perimenopause (by STRAW definition), you'll find practical, easy-to-access coverage of:Management of specific symptoms and problems, such as hot flashes, cognitive changes, breast masses, and osteoporosis Preventive clinical practice, featuring in-depth coverage of hormone replacement therapies Alternative therapies, including vitamins, herbs, and phytoestrogens
Separate sections cover screening tests and all major alternative therapies.
About the Practical Pathways Series:
Practical Pathways in Obstetrics & Gynecology is a unique new series especially designed to tackle the challenging clinical topics encountered in daily practice. Each title in the series features a standardized, user-friendly approach that guides you systematically through evaluation, diagnosis, and management:A high-yield, algorithmic Pathway at the start of most chapters provides an “at-a-glance” summary of recommended management What's the Evidence? questions summarize major clinical trials and their application to daily practice Guiding Questions review what strategic questions clinicians should ask themselves when first evaluating a patient Key Points are highlighted in the margins Case Studies demonstrate the clinical application of concepts, and further hone diagnostic skills References facilitate further research or study
This text provides a comprehensive review of our current knowledge of the causes of these conditions, their investigation, and the treatment options available. It has been designed as a practical reference for the doctors' office or clinic, presenting the physician with a detailed account of how to assess the patient and then determine the most appropriate course of treatment, which may extend beyond pharmacologic interventions to surgery. Practice points conclude each section and summarize the most important clinical and management issues.
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Williams Gynecology, Third Edition is specifically designed as a practical quick-reference guide for practicing gynecologists and residents, but it will also appeal to clerkship medical students, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Williams Gynecology provides comprehensive coverage of the full spectrum of gynecologic healthcare and disease management, including benign general gynecology; reproductive endocrinology, infertility, and menopause; female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery; and gynecologic oncology. The surgical management sections include Aspects of Gynecologic Surgery and Atlas of Gynecologic Surgery, which covers Surgeries of Benign Gynecologic Conditions, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Surgeries for Female Pelvic Reconstruction, and Surgeries for Gynecologic Malignancies.
Williams Gynecology, Third Edition is beautifully illustrated, with hundreds of original drawings for both the surgical atlas and medical reference portions. Each chapter follows a practical template for a consistent approach to diagnosis and treatment. With its extensive use of treatment algorithms, differential diagnosis boxes, and other elements, this book is also a reliable quick-reference. The third edition has been revised to keep up with new and expanded content on the latest topics, including minimally invasive procedures, benign gynecology, and the subspecialties of urogynecology, gynecologic oncology, and reproductive endocrinology. The authors are internationally known practitioners affiliated with Parkland Memorial Hospital/University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, and the National Institutes for Health.
• Two resources in one—full-color medical text and surgical atlas—conveniently surveys the entire spectrum of gynecologic disease, including general gynecology, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, urogynecology, and gynecologic oncology
• Completely illustrated atlas of gynecologic surgery contains over 450 full color figures that illuminate operative techniques
• Unique templated text design ensures a consistent approach to diagnosis and treatment
• Strong procedure orientation covers a vast array of surgical operations, which are illustrated in detail
• Evidence-based discussion of disease evaluation reinforces and supports the clinical relevance of the book’s diagnostic and treatment methods
• Distinguished authorship team from the same Parkland Memorial Hospital ObGyn department responsible for Williams Obstetrics—the leading reference in obstetrics for more than a century
• Heavily illustrated gynecologic anatomy chapter created with the surgeon in mind to emphasize critical anatomy for successful surgery
• New artist drawings of minimally invasive procedures, urogynecology, and gynecologic oncology
• Numerous illustrations, photographs, tables, and treatment algorithms
Among the topics covered in this book are human papillomavirus and genital warts, genital herpes, viral hepatitis, HIV infection and AIDS, chlamydial and gonorrheal infections, and upper genital tract infections in women. Other topics of interest include syphilis, trichomoniasis, chancroid, granuloma inguinale, lymphogranuloma venereum, and molluscum contagiosum. Special consideration is given to ectoparasites, patient-clinician communication and STD care, cultural competence and STI care, effectiveness of barrier methods for STI prevention, and the future role of vaccines and microbides.
Written by clinicians, many of whom have been diagnosing, treating, and counseling patents since the days of venereal disease, this book is packed with evidence-based information steeped in these clinicians' years of practice.
Prepare for the challenges you’ll face in practice with a completely overhauled legal chapter containing factual scenarios.Stay current in your field with the most recent advances in breast care; endoscopy and hysteroscopy; menopausal bone health; legal issues affecting our practice; and much more.
Access state-of-the-art guidance on the latest applications in diagnostic and interventional ultrasound - and many other essential aspects of today's practice - through detailed sections on the molecular biology of specific gynecologic malignancies and a new chapter on Fallopian Tube and Primary Peritoneal Cancer.
Recognize the interactions and influences of female physiology on major disease processes with a new chapter on The Interaction of Medical Diseases and Female Physiology.
Address every patient’s needs with the Emotional Issues in Gynecology chapter, now modified in partnership with a psychiatrist, and updated information on depression/anxiety treatment.