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Dysmenorrhea and Menorrhagia

A Clinician’s Guide

Authors: Smith, Roger P.

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  • Provides practical, accessible management approaches to dysmenorrhea and menorrhagia
  • Includes coverage of underlying pathophysiology to contextualize these common problems for clinicians
  • Includes useful patient education materials
  • Written by an experienced clinician and researcher in the field 
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About this book

Dysmenorrhea is estimated to effect upwards of 70% of women during their lifetime and “heavy menstrual periods” is one of the most frequently given reasons for hysterectomy in the United States.  Despite the dramatic growth of dysmenorrhea treatment with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSADs) in the 1980s, young women continue to go undiagnosed and under treated. The diagnosis and management of heavy menstrual bleeding has even poorer general understanding because of its more complicated etiologies. With a working knowledge of the underlying pathophysiology, all clinicians should be able to establish both the diagnosis and a credible treatment plan that will result in a significant chance of clinical improvement for most patients.
This book addresses the pathophysiologic underpinnings of both dysmenorrhea and menorrhagia and provides clinicians with practical approaches to establishing the diagnosis, proven tactics for successful therapeutic interventions and dealing with the challenging atypical case, and effective patient counseling.  It teaches principles, including the role prostaglandins play in both conditions, as well as procedures, like surgical options and TENS, providing a balance of the practical and the esoteric.  The inclusion of patient education and counseling materials additionally increases its usefulness for the busy clinician. This is an ideal guide for ob/gyn clinicians, residents, and trainees caring for patients with these common, but often misunderstood diseases. 

About the authors

Roger P. Smith, MD is Assistant Dean of Graduate Medical Education, Faculty and Academic Affairs, and Professor of Integrated Medical Science at Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. He has published widely in obstetrics and gynecology and is editor of Netter’s Obstetrics and Gynecology, 3e (Elsevier, 2017), a major textbook in ob/gyn.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • The Physiology of Menstruation

    Pages 1-17

    Smith, Roger P.

  • Scope of the Problems

    Pages 19-29

    Smith, Roger P.

  • How Our Views Have Evolved: Historical Perspectives

    Pages 31-54

    Smith, Roger P.

  • The Clinical Classification and Causes of Dysmenorrhea

    Pages 55-64

    Smith, Roger P.

  • The Clinical Classification and Causes of Menorrhagia

    Pages 65-73

    Smith, Roger P.

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-71964-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-71963-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-89126-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dysmenorrhea and Menorrhagia
Book Subtitle
A Clinician’s Guide
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-71964-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-71964-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-71963-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-89126-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 164
Number of Illustrations
41 b/w illustrations, 63 illustrations in colour
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