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Controversies in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Latika Sahu MD FICOG
Usha Manaktala MD FIMSA FICOG
Devender Kumar MD

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Publish Year2014
Size6.75" X 9.5"
cover TypePaper Back
Quick Overview
The approach in the book is to present an overview of the main topics followed by debate on certain controversial issues mainly on management and follow-up; and, at the end, conclusion or recommendations regarding the controversial issues. In the standard textbooks, focus on controversial issues is very few. Thus, the postgraduates need a special book which covers all the controversies to help them, preparing for the theory as well as clinical and viva voce examinations in obstetrics and gynecology.
Key Features
This book is an authoritative contributed volume containing vast knowledge and experience of the eminent faculties. The contributors are associated with India's prestigious medical institution, and hence, their presentations are the fine synthesis of practical and theoretical knowledge with the excellence in an ethical approach.

It covers almost all controversial issues in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the point of view of postgraduate examinations (MD/MS/DGO/DNB). It also contains commonly asked theory examination questions on recent topics of present scenario.
Target Audience
For Postgraduate Examinations (MD/MS/DGO/DNB).

Anthony Shanks, MD (Washington University School of Medicine)


al controversies in obstetrics and gynecology.


en presents the data and a conclusion for each one.


The book is written at the level of resident and practicing obstetricians/gynecologists.


What this book lacks in aesthetics, it makes up for in content. A quick look at the table of contents immediately piques interest. "How many Antenatal Visits are Required?", "Preeclampsia: is there a role for prophylaxis?"

These chapters catch readers' interest and lead them to focused reading. The text is concise and easy to understand. For instance, in the chapter on aneuploidy, the data is clearly presented that highlight why it is controversial in twin gestations.

The evidence is then provided and nicely summarized. Another similar -- and unique -- question the book addresses is the number of visits required of a pregnant patient. The authors do a nice job explaining the background and coming up with practical recommendations. My only quibble is that there is enough material to potentially create a separate gynecology book. That would allow the authors to further explore in detail the topics that they present.

It is worthwhile to note that the authors cite relevant studies (such as HYPITAT).

This is an important feature that readers will appreciate.


This is a surprisingly worthwhile book in an interesting format. The questions are clinically relevant and the evidence supporting the conclusions is sound.

It would be a worthwhile adjunct for journal clubs.

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