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Maternal pyrexia: challenges in optimal perinatal management

Surabhi Nanda.

in Challenging Concepts in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

January 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics; Genito-urinary Medicine. 5922 words.

This case describes a case of prolonged rupture of fetal membranes at term, followed by induction of labour with prostaglandin and synthetic oxytocin (syntocinon), complicated by pyrexia in...

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Monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancy complicated by twin–twin transfusion syndrome

Muna Noori.

in Challenging Concepts in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

January 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics; Genito-urinary Medicine. 6843 words.

Monochorionic twin pregnancies can be associated with considerable morbidity and mortality, particularly, as this case describes, if associated with twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. This...

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Post-menopausal bleeding

Josephine Vivian-Taylor.

in Challenging Concepts in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

January 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics; Genito-urinary Medicine. 7160 words.

Endometrial cancer is the most common gynaecological malignancy in the developed world, and most commonly presents with post-menopausal bleeding This case describes a case of endometrioid...

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Pregnancy of unknown location: a diagnostic and management dilemma

Sarah Merritt.

in Challenging Concepts in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

January 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics; Genito-urinary Medicine. 8634 words.

Whilst abdominal pain in early pregnancy is a common symptom, ectopic pregnancy must be suspected in all women presenting with pain in early pregnancy, in the absence of confirmed...

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Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis in oligozoospermia

Helen Bickerstaff and Srividya Seshadri.

in Challenging Concepts in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

January 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics; Genito-urinary Medicine. 4313 words.

Infertility is a common cause for gynaecological consultation, with male factor infertility the most common cause. This case illustrates the importance of thorough history taking and...

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Premature ovarian failure: not the same as the ‘normal’ menopause

Beth Cartwright.

in Challenging Concepts in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

January 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics; Genito-urinary Medicine. 5329 words.

Premature ovarian failure, defined as loss of ovarian function before the age of 45, affects 1 in 20 women. Whilst the cause is often unknown, this case describes the investigation and...

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Pulmonary hypertension in pregnancy

Ruth Curry.

in Challenging Concepts in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

January 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics; Genito-urinary Medicine. 6219 words.

Pregnant women with pulmonary hypertension have a high risk of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. This case describes a pregnancy in a woman with a previously undiagnosed...

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Recurrent miscarriage: is conservative management the best we can offer?

Ai-Wei Tang.

in Challenging Concepts in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

January 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics; Genito-urinary Medicine. 6591 words.

The management of women with recurrent miscarriage (3 or more consecutive miscarriages) remains challenging, particularly the inability to identify a clear cause in the majority of cases,...

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Recurrent ovarian cancer

Jayanta Chatterjee, Viren Asher and Christina Fotopoulou.

in Challenging Concepts in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

January 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics; Genito-urinary Medicine. 8684 words.

Cervical cancer remains a disease of the developing world, as the UK national screening programme has heavily impacted on UK incidence rates. HPV and smoking remain key risk factors for the...

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‘Rescue’ cerclage after bulging membranes at 22 weeks: delaying the inevitable?

Edited by Natasha Hezelgrave.

in Challenging Concepts in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

January 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics; Genito-urinary Medicine. 6190 words.

This case describes a case of cervical shortening (and resultant fetal bulging membranes) in a pregnancy following a cervical large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ). Whilst...

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