Fetal medicine has emerged as a separate subspecialty over the last 30 years as a result of major advances in a number of areas, in particular ultrasound imaging, cytogenetics, molecular biology and biochemistry. The widespread use of antenatal screening and diagnostic tests has led to an increased need for obstetricians to have knowledge and skills in fetal medicine. This book provides the information that underpins training programmes in fetal medicine and integrates science and clinical disciplines in a practical and useful way. Clinical sections include: the latest advances in prenatal screening; a systems-based presentation of the diagnosis and management of fetal malformations; complete coverage of common and rare fetal conditions including growth restriction, endocrine and platelet disorders, early pregnancy loss, and twins/multiple pregnancy. More focus on important basic-science concepts, such as maternofetal cell trafficking, and the relevance to clinical management.REFERENCES. 1. Kant NR. Respect for persons. In The moral philosophers: an introduction to ethics, 2nd edn. Oxford University Press: ... 224a253, 1986. 4. Raphael DD. ... Seedhouse D, Lovett L. Practical medical ethics. Chichester: Johnanbsp;...
|Author||:||Charles H. Rodeck, Martin J. Whittle|
|Publisher||:||Elsevier Health Sciences - 2009|