Fetal Medicine book cover

Fetal Medicine

Basic Science and Clinical Practice

Hardbound, 800 Pages

Published: November 2008

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-10408-4

Contents

  • EARLY FETAL DEVELOPMENT

    1. Early concepts and terminology
    2. Cellular mechanisms and embryonic tissues
    3. Staging embryos in development and the embryonic body plan
    4. Development of the head
    5. Development of the heart

    THE PLACENTA

    6. The immunology of implantation
    7. Development of the placenta and its circulation
    8. Placental function and maternofetal exchange
    9. Maternofetal trafficking

    FETAL PHYSIOLOGY AND PATHOLOGY

    10. Development of the cardiovascular system
    11. Lung growth and maturation
    12. Development of the kidneys and urinary tract
    13. Maternal medicines and the fetus
    14. The perinatal postmortem

    EPIDEMIOLOGY

    15. Epidemiological techniques in fetal medicine.

    ETHICS

    16. Ethical issues in maternal-fetal medicine

    PRENATAL SCREENING AND DIAGNOSIS

    17. Conveying information about screening
    18. Parental reaction to prenatal diagnosis and subsequent bereavement
    19. Prenatal screening for open neural tube defects and Down's syndrome
    20. Ultrasound screening for fetal abnormalities and aneuploidies in the first and second trimesters
    21. Non-invasive screening and diagnosis from maternal blood
    22. Invasive diagnostic procedures
    23. Cytogenetics
    24. Mandelian genetics - the old and the new
    25. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis
    26. Haemaglobinopathies
    27. Prenatal screening for thalassemias
    28. Cystic fibrosis
    29. Inborn errors of metabolism

    DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF FETAL MALFORMATIONS

    30. Sonography of the fetal central nervous system
    31. The heart
    32. Fetal lung lesions
    33. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
    34. Abdomen
    35. Kidney and urinary tract disorders
    36. Fetal skeletal abnormalities
    37. Fetal hydrops
    38. Fetal tumors

    DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF OTHER FETAL CONDITIONS

    39. Fetal growth and growth restriction
    40. Red cell alloimmunization
    41. Fetal platelet disorders
    42. Treatable fetal endocrine and metabolic disorders
    43. Early pregnancy failure
    44. Fetal infections
    45. Amniotic fluid
    46. Multiple pregnancy
    47. In utero stem cell transplantation
    48. Fetal gene therapy

    THE NEONATE

    49. Interface of fetal and neonatal medicine

    Self-assessment scenarios
    Appendix: Charts of fetal measurements
    Index

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