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cover image - Mayes' Midwifery - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,15th Edition
ISBN: 9780702065217
Publication Date: 06-19-2017
Page Count: 1220
Imprint: Bailliere Tindall
List Price: $54.99

Mayes' Midwifery - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 15th Edition

by Sue Macdonald, MSc PGCEA ADM RM RN FETC FRCM (Hon) and Gail Johnson, MA, DPSM, PGDip Adult Education, RM, RN

Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

ISBN: 9780702065217
Publication Date: 06-19-2017
Page Count: 1220
Imprint: Bailliere Tindall
List Price: $54.99
    • New edition of a classic textbook updated and designed for today’s midwifery student!
    • Chapters authored by experts in their field, including midwifery academics and clinicians as well as allied professionals such as researchers, physiotherapists, neonatal nurse specialists, social scientists and legal experts
    • Evidence and research based throughout to help facilitate safe clinical practice
    • Learning outcomes and key points help readers structure their study and recap on what they have learned
    • Reflective activities encourage the application of theory to practice
    • Contains practice based tools and checklists
    • Presents and discusses the latest national and international guidelines
    • Associated website with over 600 MCQs, reflective activities to encourage the application of theory to practice, case studies and additional learning tools
    • Downloadable image bank to assist readers with essay preparation and other assignments
    • Suitable for use in normal community and midwife led arenas, high tech environments and more rural areas of clinical practice
    • Brand new design - incorporating helpful learning features - aids reader engagement and retention of facts
    • Updated artwork program helps clarify complex physiological processes and other challenging concepts
  • 1. Introduction

    History of the First Edition

    History of the Second Edition

    Objectives of the Second Edition

    Format of the Book

    Acknowledgments for the First Edition

    Acknowledgments for the Second Edition


    A Brief History of Paleopathology

    Research in Paleopathology at the Smithsonian Institution

    2. The Biology of Skeletal Tissues

    Cellular Biology of Bone and Cartilage

    Bone Cells

    Cartilage Cells

    Types of Cartilage

    Growth and Development of Bone

    Modeling of Skeletal Tissue

    Types of Bone Tissue

    Remodeling of Skeletal Tissue

    Microscopic Bone Remodeling






    Osteon Remodeling

    Bone Biochemistry and Mineral Homeostasis

    Growth and Development of the Spine

    Growth and Development of Teeth

    Vascular Conditions That Affect Bone Formation and Destruction

    3. Background Data in Paleopathology

    Data Basic to Paleopathological Analysis

    Age Determination

    Ethnic Determination

    Sex Determination

    Stature Determination

    Demographic Analysis

    Archeological Excavation and Documentation

    4. Methods Used in the Analysis of Skeletal Lesions

    Gross Study of Skeletal Lesions

    Distribution of Lesions within the Skeleton

    Types of Bone Abnormalities

    Types of Abnormalities Associated with Joints

    Radiological Study of Skeletal Lesions

    Microscopic Study of Skeletal Lesions

    5. Recent Advances in Bone, Dentin, and Enamel Biochemistry


    Mineralized Tissue Cell Biology

    The Mineral of Bone, Dentin, and Enamel

    Paleopathological Considerations

    The Collagens of Bones and Teeth

    Paleopathological Considerations

    The Noncollagenous Proteins of Bones and Teeth

    Paleopathological Considerations

    Growth, Turnover, and Aging


    6. Light Microscopic Analysis in Skeletal Paleopathology

    The Need for Microscopic Analysis

    Materials and Methods

    Postmortem Changes

    General Comments on Proliferative Reactions

    Periosteal Reactions on Long Bones



    Meningeal Reactions

    Fracture of Skull Vault and Concomitant Phenomena

    Primary Inflammatory Processes of the Pericranium and Skull Vault

    Porotic Hyperostosis


    Conclusions and Summary

    7. Theoretical Issues in Paleopathology

    Evolutionary Dynamics in The Human

    Response to Disease

    Scientific Nature of Paleopathology

    Diagnostic Issues in Paleopathology

    Inferences about the Health Status of a Population Based on Evidence of Skeletal Disease

    Limitations of Skeletal Evidence of Disease

    Female Immune Reactivity and Maternal Mortality

    Gender As a Factor in Malnutrition and Morbidity

    Hypothetical Models of Male and Female Immune Reactivity

    Male/Female Ratios in Infectious Disease

    Implications for Interpreting Evidence of Disease in Archeological Human Skeletons

    Implications for Research in Paleopathology


    8. Trauma


















    Traumatic Problems Arising from Pregnancy



    Sincipital-T Mutilation

    Summary and Conclusions

    9. Infectious Diseases: Introduction, Biology, Osteomyelitis, Periostitis, Brucellosis, Glanders, and Septic Arthritis


    Humoral Versus Cellular Responses to Infectious Agents

    Vascular Changes in Response to Infectious Agents

    The Biology of Infection



    Hematogenous Osteomyelitis

    Changes in Individual Bones


    The Skull

    Postcranial Osteomyelitis










    Septic Arthritis



    10. Infectious Diseases: Tuberculosis and Leprosy







    11. Infectious Diseases: Treponematosis and Other Bacterial Infectious Diseases






    Actinomycosis and Nocardiosis


    Mycetoma (Maduromycosis)


    12. Infectious Diseases: Mycotic, Viral, and Multicelled Parasitic Diseases of the Human Skeleton





    Viral Infections


    Smallpox (Variola)


    Multicelled Parasitic Infections Echinococcosis
  • Sue Macdonald, MSc PGCEA ADM RM RN FETC FRCM (Hon), Midwife Consultant and Educationalist; Formerly Education and Research Manager and Lead Midwife for Education, Royal College of Midwives, London, UK and Gail Johnson, MA, DPSM, PGDip Adult Education, RM, RN, Professional Advisor Education, Royal College of Midwives, London, UK