Fetal and Neonatal Disorders

Fetal and Neonatal Disorders

1st Edition - January 1, 1972

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  • Editor: Nicholas S. Assali
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483262758

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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.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    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


    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


    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


    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


    5 Disorders of the Nervous System

    I. Introduction

    II. Disorders of Genetic Origin

    III. Disorders of Environmental Origin

    IV. Disorders of Iatrogenic Origin

    V. Neoplasms


    6 Disorders of the Immunological Mechanisms

    I. Introduction

    II. Antibody-Mediated Immunity

    III. Cell-Mediated Immunity

    IV. Cell Cooperation

    V. Ontogeny of Immunity

    VI. Immunological Deficiency Diseases


    7 Disorders of Hematopoiesis

    I. Introduction

    II. The Erythrocyte

    III. The Leukocyte

    IV. Bone Marrow Examination

    V. Coagulation


    8 Disorders of Bilirubin Metabolism

    I. Introduction

    II. The Fetus

    III. The Newborn

    IV. Conjugated Hyperbilirubinemia of the Newborn

    V. Neonatal Hepatitis and Biliary Atresia

    VI. Hepatic Infections

    VII. Intrahepatic Biliary Atresia

    VIII. Choledochal Cyst and Other Biliary Obstructions

    IX. Dubin-Johnson and Rotor Syndromes

    X. Metabolic Defects Causing Conjugated Hyperbilirubinemia in Infancy —Byler's Disease

    XI. Galactosemia

    XII. Fructosemia

    XIII. Tyrosinemia

    XIV. Cystic Fibrosis

    XV. Cerebro-hepato-renal Syndrome

    XVI. Alpha-1 -Antitrypsin Deficiency

    XVII. Conclusion


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 572
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1972
  • Published: January 1, 1972
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483262758

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