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Table of Contents

Section A: Placenta and Fetal Water Flux

1. Water Flux and fetal Amniotic Fluid Volume: Understanding Fetal Water Flow
2. Body water changes in the Fetus and Newborn: Normal Transition after Birth and the Effects of Intrauterine Growth Abberation


Section B: Electrolyte Balance during Normal Fetal and Neonatal Development

3. Renal Aspects of Sodium Metabolism in the Fetus and Newborn

4. Potassium metabolism

5. Renal Urate Metabolism in the Fetus and Newborn

6. Perinatal Calcium and Phosphate Metabolism

7. Acid-base Homeostasis in the Fetus and Newborn


Section C: The Kidney, Normal Development and Hormonal Control

8. Glomerular Filtration Rate in Neonates


Section D: Special Problems

9. The Developing Kidney and the Fetal Origins of Adult Cardiovascular Disease

10. Renin Modulation: Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System

11. Renal Modulation: Arginine Vasopressin and Atrieal Natriuretic Peptide

12. Acute Problems of Prematurity: Balancing Fluid Volume and Electrolyte Replacement in Very Low Birth Weight and Extremely Low Birth Weight Neonates

13. Lung Fluid Balance in Developing Lungs and Its Role in Neonatal Transition

14. Use of Diurects in the Newborn

15. Neonatal Hypertension: Diagnosis and Management

16. Edema

17. Kidney Injury in the Neonate

18. Hereditary Tubulopathies

19. Obstructive Uropathies: Assessment of Renal Function in the Fetus


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About the authors

Jean-Pierre Guignard

Affiliations and Expertise

Honorary Professor of Pediatrics, Lausanne University Medical School, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland

Stephen Baumgart

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Pediatrics, Children's National Medical Center; Department of Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, District of Columbia