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Handbook of Fetal Medicine

  • Date Published: July 2010
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521675369

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  • Handbook of Fetal Medicine provides a concise and practical guide to the modern management of normal pregnancy and the at-risk fetus. Comprehensive in scope, in an easy-to-use format, the book provides guidance on a wide range of conditions, best practice management strategies and treatment options in maternal-fetal medicine. Each system-based chapter has a brief introduction on embryology and discusses the key genetic developments and relevant developmental abnormalities. The book begins by addressing genetic disorders such as Down syndrome, and goes on to consider skeletal and bodily system abnormalities. All key management points are highlighted and data on long-term outcomes are provided. This book will appeal to maternal-fetal medicine specialists, subspecialty trainees, obstetricians and midwives as a useful practical reference tool in daily practice. It is particularly suitable for trainees in Obstetrics & Gynaecology preparing for the post graduate examinations.

    • Includes key management points for various fetal conditions, allowing quick access for busy clinicians
    • Summarizes data on neonatal and long-term outcome to enable clinicians to better counsel patients
    • Includes chapters on aneuploidy screening and genetic techniques which are increasingly relevant to current practice
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    • Date Published: July 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521675369
    • length: 186 pages
    • dimensions: 186 x 123 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.22kg
    • contains: 79 b/w illus. 12 colour illus. 5 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Genetics
    2. Aneuploidy screening
    3. Invasive procedures
    4. Central nervous system abnormalities
    5. Thoracic abnormalities
    6. Anterior abdominal wall defects
    7. Gastrointestinal tract abnormalities
    8. Genitourinary tract abnormalities
    9. Skeletal system abnormalities
    10. Fetal tumors
    11. Fetal growth abnormalities
    12. Abnormalities of the extremities
    13. Head and neck abnormalities
    14. Cardiovascular abnormalities
    15. Monochorionic twins
    16. Liquor volume abnormalities
    17. Infections
    18. Red cell and platelet alloimmunization
    19. Placenta and umbilical cord abnormalities
    20. Fetal hydrops
    Index.

  • Author

    Sailesh Kumar, Imperial College London
    Sailesh Kumar is Consultant in Fetal and Maternal Medicine, Centre for Fetal Care, Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London.

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