Antenatal Consults: A Guide for Neonatologists and Paediatricians - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780729541084, 9780729581080

Antenatal Consults: A Guide for Neonatologists and Paediatricians

1st Edition

Authors: Mark Davies Garry Inglis Luke Jardine Pieter Koorts
eBook ISBN: 9780729581080
Paperback ISBN: 9780729541084
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 15th August 2012
Page Count: 344

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2013 BMA Medical Book Awards Highly Commended in Paediatrics!

An essential resource, covering possible problems expected at birth and common facets of antenatal consultations.

Antenatal Consults: A guide for neonatologists and paediatricians is a logically ordered and highly illustrated medical resource, essential for anyone involved in antenatal care.

This important book informs the multidisciplinary team – from obstetricians and maternity staff through to materno-foetal medicine specialists and, of course, paediatric and OBGYN trainees.

Featuring contributions from leading neonatal specialists in Australia, the book’s authoritative contents help arm antenatal staff with advice, information and examples of how to best counsel parents expecting a foetus at risk.

With over 50 informative, concise chapters, Antenatal Consults addresses numerous possible problems expected at birth – the most common reasons for an antenatal consultation – combined with advice on how to manage them.

These include maternal disorders that may affect the foetus; babies delivering prematurely or with a severe growth restriction; babies with a significant abnormality such as congenital heart disease, spina bifida or gastroschisis; and babies with a skeletal issue, a cleft palate or renal tract problem.

Antenatal Consults: A guide for neonatologists and paediatricians is also useful to midwifery, nursing and allied health staff that care for mothers and babies.


Key Features

  • This handbook deals with the issues presented in a concise manner.
  • Material is suitable for all multidisciplinary clinical markets.
  • Definitions of pathologies and conditions provided in each chapter.
  • Strengths with possible “problems expected at birth” with advice on how to manage them are presented.
  • Logical outline of management.

Table of Contents

Section 1: General principles
Chapter 1 - The antenatal consult
Chapter 2 - Conditions that require palliative care
Section 2: Prematurity
Chapter 3 - Preterm delivery at 22 weeks gestational age
Chapter 4 - Preterm delivery at 23 weeks gestational age
Chapter 5 - Preterm delivery at 24 weeks gestational age
Chapter 6 - Preterm delivery at 25 weeks gestational age
Chapter 7 - Preterm delivery at 26 weeks gestational age
Chapter 8 - Preterm delivery at 27 weeks gestational age
Chapter 9 - Preterm delivery at 28 to 32 weeks gestational age
Chapter 10 - Morbidity and mortality statistics
Section 3: Non-specific antenatal findings
Chapter 11 - Reduced liquor volumes
Chapter 12 - Polyhydramnios
Chapter 13 - Hydrops
Section 4: Maternal disorders that affect the fetus
Chapter 14 - Maternal diabetes
Chapter 15 - Maternal thyroid disease
Section 5: Infection
Chapter 16 - Cytomegalovirus
Chapter 17 - Toxoplasmosis
Chapter 18 - Herpes
Chapter 19 - Varicella
Chapter 20 - Human immuno-deficiency virus
Chapter 21 - Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C
Chapter 22 - Parvovirus
Section 6: Multiple pregnancy and growth problems
Chapter 23 - Multiple Pregnancy
Chapter 24 - Twin to twin transfusion syndrome
Chapter 25 - Severe intrauterine growth restriction
Section 7: Alloimmune problems
Chapter 26 - Rhesus disease
Chapter 27 - Feto-maternal alloimmune thrombocytopaenia
Section 8: Aneuploidy
Chapter 28 - Trisomy 21
Chapter 29 - Trisomy 13 and Trisomy 18
Section 9: Lung problems
Chapter 30 - Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
Chapter 31 - Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation
Section 10: Cardiac problems
Chapter 32 - Congenital heart disease
Chapter 33 - Right ventricular outflow tract obstruction
Chapter 34 - Transposition of the great arteries
Chapter 35 - Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
Chapter 36 - Other left ventricular outflow tract obstruction
Chapter 37 - Dysrhythmia
Section 11: Gut problems
Chapter 38 - Gastroschisis
Chapter 39 - Omphalocoele
Chapter 40 - Oesophageal atresia
Chapter 41 - Other gut atresias
Chapter 42 - Echogenic bowel
Section 12: Renal tract problems
Chapter 43 - Renal agenesis and dysplasias
Chapter 44 - Pelvicyeal dilatation
Chapter 45 - Dilated bladder
Section 13: Neurological problems
Chapter 46 - Dandy-Walker malformation and variant
Chapter 47 - Agenesis of the corpus callosum
Chapter 48 - Ventriculomegaly
Chapter 49 - Neural tube defects
Chapter 50 - Cerebellar hypoplasia
Section 14: Musculoskeletal problems
Chapter 51 - Skeletal problems
Chapter 52 - Talipes
Chapter 53 - Fetal dyskinesia
Section 15: Tumours
Chapter 54 - Cystic Hygroma
Chapter 55 - Teratoma – sacrococcygeal/neck
Section 16: Facial clefts
Chapter 56 - Cleft lip and cleft palate



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About the Author

Mark Davies

Affiliations and Expertise

Staff Consultant Neonatologist, Grantley Stable Neonatal Unit, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital; Senior Lecturer, Neonatology, Department of Paediatrics & Child Health, University of Queensland, Australia

Garry Inglis

Luke Jardine

Pieter Koorts