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Obstetrics 

Obstetrics
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Obstetrics
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Charlotte Goumalatsou

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198827191.003.0001
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date: 25 May 2022

This chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties describes the obstetrics specialty, including antenatal care and screening. Medical conditions in pregnancy are investigated, including hyperemesis gravidarum, sickle-cell disease, cardiac disease, psychiatry, epilepsy, anaemia, HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), diabetes mellitus, thyroid disease, jaundice, malaria, renal disease, respiratory disease, connective tissue disease, hypertension, thromboprophylaxis, thrombophilia, and venous thromboembolism. Antenatal problems are explored, leading on to a discussion of labour and delivery, postnatal care, and obstetric emergencies.

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