Manual of Outpatient Gynecology, Fourth Edition, is a practical text designed to aid in the treatment of outpatient gynecologic problems. It is meant to emphasize office diagnosis and treatment for the most frequently encountered problems and various sensitive subjects encountered in office medicine.
Women are often the health care monitors for family members and frequently ask questions regarding different age groups. Since there is a heightened interest in herbal and vitamin remedies, various natural treatments have been added to several chapters throughout the manual, and a chapter has been devoted to complimentary and alternative medicine. The health care maintenance chapter includes updated recommendations for health care maintenance for all age groups. Discussions of inpatient management and of most surgical therapies are beyond the scope of this book.
The Manual is intended for anyone treating gynecologic problems, including gynecologists, family physicians, internists, house officers, medical students, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.
We have kept the format practical and simple. Each chapter covers a specific issue and is written in an outline format with headings that include, but are not limited to, history, physical examination, investigative procedures, and management. Some chapters have tables that can also be used for patient handouts. Each chapter also includes references for the reader who desires more comprehensive information.