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General issues in obstetrics and gynaecology 

General issues in obstetrics and gynaecology
General issues in obstetrics and gynaecology

Stergios K. Doumouchtsis

, and S. Arulkumaran

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date: 16 July 2020

This chapter outlines general issues in obstetrics and gynaecology. It describes haematological aspects of emergencies in obstetrics and gynaecology (thrombocytopenia, venous thromboembolism, pregnancy-induced exacerbations of pre-existing haematological conditions, and haemorrhage), the identification of very sick patients and options for monitoring, communication and handover between healthcare professionals, and preoperative assessment (risks, benefits, what to expect, and consent).

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