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An Evidence-Based Clinical Textbook in Obstetrics & Gynaecology for MRCOG-2
Author:  
Richa Saxena MBBS MD (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
 


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ISBN9789386322876
Edition 1/e
Publish Year2017
Pages910
Size
Cover TypePaper Back
With CD/DVD No
Weight (Grams) 1845
Quick Overview
This book, An Evidence-Based Clinical Textbook in Obstetrics & Gynaecology for MRCOG-2, an evidence-based approach, typically focusses on the current standards in healthcare. It helps in the amalgamation of clinical expertise, patient values, and the best research evidence so that it can be used in the decision-making process for patient care. It is intended for the doctors who are planning to appear in MRCOG examination and wish to pursue their specialisation in obstetrics and gynaecology in the UK. This comprehensive textbook comprises of 93 chapters, distributed into 17 sections and is based as per the current MRCOG-2 curriculum (available from https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/careers-training/mrcog-exams/part-2-mrcog/syllabus). Designed into three parts, the textbook covers all the relevant topics related to general principles of medical practice, obstetrics, and gynaecology which are further segregated into sections like general principles, antenatal period, medical disorders during pregnancy, complications specific to pregnancy and those during early pregnancy, foetal complications (diagnosis and management), intrapartum period, delivery and its complications, postpartum period, the newborn infant, general gynaecology, abnormalities of menstruation, reproductive medicine, urogynaecological and pelvic floor abnormalities, gynaecological oncology, gynaecological infections as well as pregnancy prevention. To facilitate easy learning, the text is organised in accordance with a predefined template, including introduction, aetiology/indications, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, management, complications, clinical pearls and evidence-based medicine. An effort has been made to incorporate all the recent most evidence-based guidelines (Green-top Guidelines, NICE Guidelines, etc.) in the text. Numerous flowcharts and diagrams have been incorporated in the text to make it more understandable for the students. The book also includes the latest statistics related to the causes of maternal and neonatal mortality in the UK as published by the MBRRACE UK in December 2016. It also includes details pertaining to the Green-top Guidelines (No. 52) for prevention and management of postpartum haemorrhage (published in December 2016).

The text aptly offers all the required information a specialist registrar or senior house officer requires during his/her training and while preparing for the MRCOG examination. In fact, this book would also assist all the applicants, especially overseas, preparing for MRCOG examination (part 1 as well as parts 2 and 3). It would equip them with the knowledge to answer the SBAs and EMQs asked during MRCOG-2 examination. It would also enhance their clinical knowledge to be able to attempt the OSCES in MRCOG-3 examination.
Key Features
This book “An Evidence-Based Clinical Textbook in Obstetrics & Gynaecology for MRCOG-2” is an effort to not only help all aspirants, specialists and practitioners who are planning to appear for MRCOG-2 examination, but also for those healthcare professionals who are interested in women’s healthcare or are planning to appear for MRCOG examinations (inclusive of all the parts). This is up-to-date title covers the latest professional evidence-based guidelines as recommended by The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), Green-Top Guidelines, etc. in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology. The book also highlights all the updated guidelines and recommendations along with the latest figures for maternal and perinatal mortality by MBRRACE-UK (2016). It provides numerous well-illustrated and well-defined Flow charts, Tables and Boxes along with real clinical photographs to facilitate clinical understanding of the topic in question. This comprehensive textbook is categorised into three parts: Part I (General); Part II (Obstetrics); and Part III (Gynaecology), which are organised into 17 sections and 93 chapters, written as per the current MRCOG-2 curriculum (available from the RCOG website). The book discussed of all the relevant topics related to the general principles of medical/ surgical practice, and management in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology. This is further segregated into sections like general principles of medical practice, antenatal period, medical disorders during pregnancy, complications in the early pregnancy, foetal complications (diagnosis and management), intrapartum period, postpartum period, urogynaecological and pelvic floor abnormalities, complications specific to pregnancy, delivery and its complications, the newborn infant, general gynaecology, abnormalities of menstruation, reproductive medicine, gynaecological infections as well as gynaecological oncology and pregnancy prevention. The text has been organised in form of a predefined template, including headings such as introduction, aetiology/ indications, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, management, complications, clinical pearls and evidence-based medicine. This style facilitates innovative learning and offers all the required information, which a specialist registrar or senior house officer requires during his/ her training, or for all overseas applicants preparing for MRCOG-2 as well as MRCOG-1 and MRCOG-3. In a nutshell, this book would serve as an invaluable companion not only for the doctors aiming towards higher training in obstetrics and gynaecology; it would also serve as a ready source of reference for those who are in established practice.
Target Audience
Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
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