Pathophysiology of Gestation deals with the underlying mechanisms of disorders affecting fetuses and neonates, especially those that happen during the early neonatal period.
The text covers circulatory disorders such as septal defects, aortic runoff, and transposition of the great arteries; respiratory disorders and its pathophysiology and ethiology; and disorders of the endocrine system. Also covered are topics such as the properties of body fluids and electrolytes in the fetus and neonate and its related disorders, as well as the disorders of the nervous and immunologic system.
The book is recommended for doctors, especially gynecologists and pediatricians, who would like to know the pathophysiology of the disorders encountered by neonates and fetuses.
List of Contributors Preface Contents of other Volumes 1 Disorders of Circulation I. Introduction II. Fetal Circulation at Term III. Disorders of Fetal Circulatory Functions IV. Isolated Ventricular Septal Defect V. Aortic Runoff VI. Atrial Septal Defect VII. Transportation of the Great Arteries VIII. Ductal Dependence IX. Valvular Disease X. Pulmonary Venous Hypertension XI. Myocardial Diseases XII. Arrhythmias XIII. Metabolic Effects of Congestive Heart Failure and Hypoxemia XIV. Cardiorespiratory Symptoms without Congenital Cardiovascular Disease XV. Concluding Remarks References 2 Disorders of Respiration I. Introduction II. Disorders of the Regulation of Respiration III. Etiology and Pathophysiology of Some Respiratory Disorders in the First Days of Life IV. Conclusions References 3 Disorders of the Endocrine System I. Introduction II. Thyroid III. Parathyroid IV. Insulin and Carbohydrate Metabolism V. Adrenal Cortex VI. Gonads VII. Anterior Pituitary References 4 Disorders of Water, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance I. Introduction II. Dynamics of Water and Electrolytes III. Henderson-Hasselbalch Equation: Acid-Base Terminology IV. Exchange of Water and Electrolytes between Body Compartments V. The Concept of Whole-Body Balance VI. Volume, Distribution, and Composition of Body Fluids and Electrolytes in the Adult, Fetus, and Neonate VII. Disorders of Water and Electrolytes in Fetus and Newborn VIII. General Principals of Acid-Base Balance IX. Disorders of Acid-Base Balance in the Fetus and Neonate X. Concluding Remarks References 5 Disorders of the Nervous System I. Introduction II. Disorders of Genetic Origin III. Disorders of Environmental Origin IV. Diso
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