fetal medicine

bidyut kumar

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based on the curriculum of the royal college of obstetricians and gynaecologists' advanced training skills module in fetal medicine, this book provides a comprehensive knowledge base for all doctors practising in obstetrics and maternal-fetal medicine worldwide. it acts as a reference source for the many changing concepts in fetal medicine and is well-illustrated with images of normal and abnormal findings in pregnancy that will facilitate proper understanding of normal and pathological fetal development. coverage includes embryology, fetal physiology; fetal anomalies; fetal diseases; prescribing and teratogenesis in pregnancy; termination of pregnancy; fetal growth and wellbeing; multiple pregnancy; the placenta and amniotic fluid; and diagnostic and therapeutic invasive procedures. readers will benefit from the theoretical knowledge and vast clinical experience of the internationally renowned authorship. overall this book will prepare you for dealing with congenital abnormalities detected during pregnancy, including the organization and supervision of screening programmes for structural and chromosomal anomalies.show more

sanders structural fetal abnormalities

w. allen hogge

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the acclaimed quick-reference guide to the diagnosis and treatment of fetal abnormalities – completely updated in full color structural fetal abnormalities delivers practical, authoritative coverage of the detection and treatment of more than 100 of the most common fetal anomalies, grouped by organ system, and discussed in concise, bulleted text. this unique resource puts at your fingertips valuable content that includes the features of a condition, its differential diagnosis, how to manage the pregnancy, and what to expect in the neonatal period and beyond. each condition and syndrome discussed is presented in a standardized fashion with input from experienced clinicians in many different specialties, including maternal-fetal medicine, genetics, sonography, neonatology, pediatric cardiology, and pediatric surgery. this edition has been updated to include all new images that demonstrate many of the new and improved technologies, including 3-d and power doppler.
features * conditions were selected for inclusion in the book because they are relatively common, or have distinctive features that allow definitive recognition * includes numerous high-quality ultrasound images and photographs of the fetus or infant * each section has an updated bibliography of suggested readings to provide you with a source of greater detail for each condition * completely updated sections on important topics such as genetic etiologies of the structural malformations, reflecting the rapid advances in genomics and molecular diagnostics that have occurred over the past decade * consistent, efficient templated chapter structure covers important topics such as epidemiology/genetics, sonography, pregnancy management, neonatal management, interventions, and surgical options * hundreds of sonographic and gross clinical images illustrate the common features expected of each condition. * valuable appendices include differential diagnosis of abnormal in utero sonographic findings and sonographic features of other less common syndromesshow more

human fetal growth and development 2016 first and second trimesters

niranjan bhattacharya

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this unique book delves into the mysteries of human fetal growth and maturation. growing knowledge in genetics indicates that factors that impact on/influence fetal growth and maturation may have a role in determining a person's health and disease in later years. placental, maternal, environmental, nutrient as well as fetal genome factors each play a role in producing a healthy, unhealthy or abnormal baby. a study of fetal growth and maturation is therefore basic to the understanding of why fetal growth problems occur, what implications these can have for adult disease, and how clinical intervention can help to reverse growth problems. the present study will be comprehensive and will be a major contribution to the fields of gynecology, genetics, obstetrics, biochemistry, molecular biology and clinical medicine. it will include cutting edge research in the field as well as explorations on clinical interventions in fetal growth, which will not only add to existing knowledge but also prompt future research. the two editors are distinguished in their fields and both have extensive clinical and research experience.
they felt that they could use their expertise to create a book that will help students, practitioners, researchers and others to understand the subject of gestation, growth and maturation and its implications from a multi-dimensional point of view, which will help them develop their own expertise in a cutting-edge and developing field. they have brought toget her medical scientists, clinical practitioners, embryologists, endocrinologists, immunologists, gynecologists, obstetricians, reproductive and molecular biologists, geneticists and many others to create a state-of-the-art book on a subject with increasing demand for further knowledge. it aims to integrates different disciplines to give a holistic view of human fetal growth maturation.show more

a practical guide to fetal echocardiography normal and abnormal hearts 3rd edition

alfred z. abuhamad

lavishly illustrated and easy to use, this comprehensive guide covers every aspect of fetal heart examination and all major cardiac malformations. world-renowned experts in the field, drs. abuhamad and chaoui, world-renowned experts in the field, have meticulously updated and expanded this third edition while maintaining its systematic and methodical approach. new chapters, 25% new images, and a practical, concise format make this reference indispensable for both physicians and sonographers in the detection of congenital heart disease.*thoroughly illustrated ultrasound images in color are accompanied by clear, colorful schematic drawings that depict cardiac anomalies.*numerous tables outline common and differentiating features of various cardiac malformations.* disorders are discussed in terms of the ultrasound findings, with key points summarized at the end of each chapter.*
the first half of the text covers the technical aspects of the cardiac exam and includes new chapters on risk factors for cardiac defects, national and international guidelines for fetal cardiac screening and fetal echocardiography, optimizing the cardiac examination, cardiac embryology, the three-vessel-trachea view, and the venous system.*the second half of the text features detailed discussions of fetal cardiac malformations, each presented in a practical, methodical format that includes the definition, spectrum of disease and incidence, the use of gray scale, color doppler, 3d and early gestation ultrasound in diagnosis, followed by the differential diagnosis, prognosis, and outcome.now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive ebook edition, which can be ed to your tablet and smartphone or accessed online and includes features like:*complete content with enhanced navigation *powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that pull results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web*cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation*highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text* ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues*quick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future use

human placental trophoblasts impact of maternal nutrition

asim k. duttaroy; sanjay basak
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human placental trophoblasts: impact of maternal nutrition explores the vital roles of trophoblasts play in fetal growth and pregnancy, giving you new insight into the modulation of placental trophoblast functions by nutrients. it also reviews the role of fatty acids, folic acids, and specific vitamins in this aspect. the book highlights the critical role of nutrients on human placental development and its’ “in utero” programming effects on the development of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, and obesity in later life.

the book begins with discussions of the central process of placentation and its regulation on size and growth of the fetus. it also covers the effects of key macronutrients on placental growth, metabolism, transport, and secretory function. the text details important vitamins and few micronutrients and their roles in the feto-placental growth and development. it includes information on the influence of maternal lifestyle and environmental factors on regulation of the growth, metabolism and gene expression in the feto-placental unit. a review of the genes linked to the process of placentation rounds out the coverage.

an examination of a broad range of evidence in the areas of placental growth, function, and its impact on feto-placental outcome, the book presents new knowledge on nutrition and its relevance with early human development. this includes not only the effects of maternal nutrients on possible neonatal growth and development but also their regulation by maternal lifestyle associated factors. a fine blending of epidemiology, clinical nutrition, perinatal and neonatal medicine, and biochemistry and molecular biology areas of research activities, the book helps you to understand the impact of maternal nutrition on placentation and its relevance with pregnancy outcome and fetal programming of adult health and disease.

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fundamental and advanced fetal imaging ultrasound and mri

by beth kline-fath, ray bahado-singh, dorothy bulas
effectively evaluate obstetric patients with fundamental and advanced fetal imaging: ultrasound and mri! written by an impressive roster of leading fetal radiologists and maternal-fetal medicine specialists, with additional input from cardiologists, geneticists, and doppler specialists, this state-of-the-art reference explores how to obtain the maximum information from fetal ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging, so you can rule out pathologies with confidence – or identify them early enough to initiate the most appropriate interventions.

development of normal fetal movements the last 15 weeks of gestation

by alessandra piontelli

this book discusses in detail the full range of behavioral phenomena observed during the final 15 weeks of gestation, with careful analysis of their mutual relationships. features outstanding photographic material and instructive graphs.

ultrasound of congenital fetal anomalies differential diagnosis and prognostic indicators second edition

dario paladini; paolo volpe
>this new edition of an acclaimed text guides readers through the use of ultrasound to detect and identify a wide range of birth defects in utero. ultrasound images have been improved throughout and are now matched with mri scans as a further means of guiding clinicians. clinical images are also included.

electronic fetal monitoring concepts and applications edition 2

by ellen kopel

this comprehensive text emphasizes the practical application of electronic fetal monitoring (efm). case scenarios link various clinical situations with data interpretation to promote critical thinking. relevant, up-to-date research helps readers develop problem solving skills; identify optimal treatment responses; and become familiar with the disease and nondisease conditions in pregnant patients that affect fetal health. more than 170 efm strips complement the text. this edition has more monitoring strips and a new chapter on electronic record-keeping by a well-known expert.

electronic fetal monitoring: concepts and applications, second edition is a must-have purchase for anyone responsible for efm interpretation.

fetal cardiology simplified a practical manual

by gurleen sharland
foetal cardiology has developed dramatically into a subspecialty in the past 25 years. the majority of people examining the foetal heart are not ‘experts’ in foetal cardiology and therefore find interpreting images, particularly in case of abnormality, rather difficult. this book is designed as a practical guide, to be kept near the ultrasound machine, for all those performing foetal heart scans, but without the expertise of a foetal cardiologist. the aim is to allow the user to recognise the common forms of foetal cardiac abnormality and to appreciate the associated lesions and outcome.the book has a large number of illustrations to enable the reader to visualise the different types of problem and the various forms in which they may manifest. there are relatively few books published in the field of foetal cardiology. whilst there is a place for large textbooks covering all aspects of foetal cardiology in detail, most people performing the foetal heart scan need an idiot’s guide about the normal foetal heart and the common things that go wrong with it.this book is aimed at all sonographers, obstetricians and radiologists performing obstetric ultrasound scans and at paediatric cardiologists, both at consultant and trainee level. thus, this book should fulfil this unmet need in the market, although it is not designed as a comprehensive reference textbook in foetal cardiology.

fetal cardiology

by nick archer, nicky manning

fetal cardiac assessment is a central part of managing many kinds of high-risk pregnancies. there are relatively few full time fetal cardiologists, and as a result, diagnosis and management of fetal cardiac disease continues to involve considerable input from a variety of professionals, who need easy access to succint, up-to-date information on fetal cardiac anatomy, rhythm, and function.

this handbook provides clinically relevant guidance in an easily accessible and practical format, which is ideal for day-to-day use in a clinic. written by authors with backgrounds in fetal diagnostic ultrasound and in paediatric cardiology, the handbook is structured according to presentation, allowing each fetal cardiac problem to be easily recognized and an outline approach identified to aid immediate decision making and patient counselling. the book is fully illustrated with high quality figures and images demonstrating echo findings.

fetal heart ultrasound how why and when 2nd edition

fetal heart ultrasound how, why and when 2by

  • catherine fredouille, md, part-time hospital practitioner, fetal placentology unit, hopital de la timone, marseille. consultant in fetopathology, service de cytogenetique et de foetopathologie, hopital saint antoine, paris, france
  • jean-eric develay-morice, md, ultrasonographer, nimes maternity service, hopital carremeau, nimes, france
  • claudio lombardi

fetal heart ultrasound, now in its second edition, has been written as a practical guide for the ultrasound examination of the fetal heart. the fetal heart is considered to be the most important and difficult part of a fetal examination. this book aims not only to clarify and simplify the approach to this examination, but also to define what a normal fetal heart should be, and underline just why this organ remains one of the best warning signs for fetal pathology. it will be useful to trainee and practicing ultrasonographers, ultrasound departments providing obstetric ultrasound services, and obstetricians, gynecologists, radiologists and midwives undertaking course in fetal ultrasonography.

key features

  • illustrated with over 400 pathological and ultrasound diagrams and images
  • clarifies what makes the fetal heart normal, and what signs point to the pathologies that are important to diagnose
  • step-by-step guide to establishing different views, illustrating the correlations between technique and medical image, and outlining the pitfalls, obstacles and errors and how to recognize and avoid them
  • accompanying online ancillary material: original anatomical videoclips, ultrasound scans and self-assessment questions

fetal echocardiography 2nd edition

fetal echocardiography 2by

  • julia a. drose, ba, rdms, rdcs, rvt, associate professor, department of radiology, chief sonographer, divisions of diagnostic ultrasound and prenatal diagnosis & genetics, university of colorado hospital, denver, co

perfect for both the novice learning to perform fetal echocardiography, as well as the expert needing more details of various anomalies, this comprehensive text/atlas covers everything you need to know. it incorporates a practical, multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and management with contributors from various medical specialties. you’ll find complete information on physiology, detailed guidelines on how to perform a fetal echocardiogram, and highly illustrated coverage of various congenital heart abnormalities. full-color images, coverage of the latest technologies, and a new companion cd keep you up to date with the latest in this fast-changing field.

new to this edition

  • three new chapters cover first trimester fetal echocardiography, 3d fetal echocardiography, and fetal intervention, all incorporating the newest technologies and treatments.
  • companion cd features video clips of scanning techniques plus 260 study questions, sortable by chapter, which you can use to help prepare for the ardms certification exam in fetal echocardiography.
  • presents the latest in color and doppler imaging, demonstrating scanning as it actually appears in the clinical setting.
  • evolve online resources includes an image collection of over 400 illustrations from the text.

key features

  • “how-to” details include scanning protocols, the correct equipment to use, and technical and anatomical limitations.
  • normal anatomy, variants, and common pitfalls in scanning and diagnosis are presented.
  • coverage of congenital heart abnormalities includes how the conditions look on scans, which scanning views and modalities to use, differential diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.
  • thoroughly covers every topic on the ardms certification exam in fetal echocardiography, making your study more efficient and effective.

maternal critical care a multidisciplinary approach

maternal critical careby

  • marc van de velde, professor of anesthesiology and chair of the department of anesthesiology, catholic university of leuven and university hospitals leuven, belgium.
  • helen scholefield, consultant obstetrician and clinical director of maternity services, liverpool women’s hospital, uk.
  • lauren a. plante, director of maternal-fetal medicine and associate professor, departments of obstetrics and gynecology and anesthesiology, drexel university college of medicine, philadelphia, pa, usa.

if you are an obstetrician whose patient has been admitted to icu, you need to know how she is managed there. if you are an intensivist, you need to adapt to changes in physiology, alter techniques for the pregnant patient and keep the fetus from harm. this book addresses the challenges of managing critically ill obstetric patients by providing a truly multidisciplinary perspective. almost every chapter is co-authored by both an intensivist/anesthesiologist and an obstetrician/maternal-fetal medicine expert to ensure that the clinical guidance reflects best practice in both specialties. topics range from the purely medical to the organizational and the sociocultural, and each chapter is enhanced with color images, tables and algorithms. written and edited by leading experts in anesthesiology, critical care medicine, maternal-fetal medicine, and obstetrics and gynecology, this is an important resource for anyone who deals with critically ill pregnant or postpartum patients.

  • unprecedented collaboration between anesthesiologists, intensivists, obstetricians and maternal-fetal medicine experts acknowledges and addresses the concerns of each of these specialties and the challenges of managing seriously or critically ill obstetric patients
  • provides an international perspective, with each chapter co-authored by experts from different regions of the world
  • algorithms, images and tables ensure that information can be quickly assimilated by the reader

fetal neonatal secrets 3rd edition

fetal neonatal secrets 3by

  • richard a. polin, md md, professor of pediatrics, columbia university college of physicians and surgeons; vice chairman for clinical and academic affairs; director, division of neonatology, morgan stanley children’s hospital of new york, new york, new york professor of pediatrics
  • alan r. spitzer, md, senior vice president and director, education, research and development, the center for research and education, pediatrix medical group, sunrise, fl, usa

fetal and neonatal secrets, by drs. richard polin and alan spitzer, uses the success formula of the highly popular secrets series to offer fast answers to the most essential clinical questions in fetal and neonatal medicine. with its user-friendly q & a format, practical tips from neonatologists and fetal medicine experts, and “key points” boxes, this portable and easy-to-read medical reference book provides rapid access to the practical knowledge you need to succeed both in practice and on board and recertification exams.

new to this edition

  • apply all the latest pediatric advances in clinical fetal neonatology techniques, technology, and pharmacology.
  • access the complete and fully searchable text and illustrations online at expert consult.

key features

  • get the evidence-based guidance you need to provide optimal care for your fetal and neonatal patients.
  • zero in on key fetal and neonatal information with a question and answer format, bulleted lists, mnemonics, and practical tips from the authors.
  • enhance your reference power with a two-color page layout, “key points” boxes, and lists of useful websites.
  • review essential material efficiently with the “top 100 secrets in fetal and neonatal medicine” – perfect for last-minute study or self-assessment.

ultrasonography of the prenatal brain 3rd edition

ultrasonography of the prenatal brainby

  • ilan e. timor-tritsch, md, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, director, division of obstetrical and , gynecological ultrasound, department of obstetrics and gynecology, new york university school of medicine, new york, new york
  • ana monteagudo, md, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, director, bellevue medical center obstetric and gynecology, ultrasound unit, fellowship director, maternal-fetal medicine, department of obstetrics and gynecology, new york university school of medicine, new york, new york
  • gianluigi pilu, md, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, department of obstetrics and gynecology, university of bologna, italy, bologna, italy
  • gustavo malinger, md, associate clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology, director, division of prenatal diagnosis, co-director, fetal neurology clinic, department of obstetrics and gynecology, edith wolfson medical center, sackler school of medicine, tel aviv university, holon, israel

the most comprehensive reference available on sonography for the prenatal and neonatal

new full-color design and companion dvd

ultrasonography of the prenatal and neonatal brain is a clinical text and atlas valuable to both residents and practitioners. this comprehensive reference covers topics ranging from biometry of the fetal brain and using ultrasound and mri to diagnose the fetal face, eye, and brain to neurobehavioral development of the fetal brain. the third edition is completely updated to reflect the tremendous advances made in resolution and three dimensional doppler technology since the release of the last edition.

features

  • new four-color design and increased number of figures, tables, and graphs
  • new dvd of sweeps and volume sets
  • new chapters include evaluation of the fetal cortex and the posterior fossa
  • new clinical case presentations of brain anomalies included in every clinical chapter
  • new si units included in this edition

all this content in a new full-color presentation:
prenatal development of the brain; normal two-dimensional development of the brain; biometry of the fetal brain; fetal neurosonography of congenital brain anomalies; median anomalies of the brain; ultrasonography of the fetal face; the fetal eye; magnetic resonance imaging of the fetal brain; three dimensional sonographic of the fetal brain; ethical dimensions in the management of the pregnancies complicated by fetal brain anomalies; neurosurgery of the infant: the normal examination; neurosonography of the infant: diagnosis of abnormalities; ultrasonography of the neonatal spine; three dimensional neonatal neurosurgery; neurobehavioral development of the fetal brain; the role of infection in the etiology of the cerebral palsy; fetal and neonatal cerebral circulation; utero surgical interventions of the fetal brain and spine; evaluation of the fetal cortex; the posterior fossa; clinical cases

fetal heart rate monitoring 4th edition

fetal heart rate monitoring 4by

  • roger k freeman md professor department of obstetrics and gynecology university of california, irvine orange, california member board of directors
  • thomas j garite md e.j. quilligan professor emeritus department of obstetrics and gynecology university of california, irvine orange, california director of research and education pediatrix medical group sun
  • michael p nageotte md professo rdepartment of obstetrics and gynecology university of california, irvine orange, california executive careline director women’s hospital long beach memorial medical center
  • lisa a miller c.n.m., j.d. consultantperinatal risk management & education servicesportland, oregon

 

fetal heart rate monitoring affects the lives of millions of women and infants every year in the united states alone. used by all members of the obstetric team – nurses, students, midwives, and physicians – it is the primary method to assess fetal oxygenation in both the antepartum and intrapartum setting. improving outcomes and promoting patient safety depends upon correct use and interpretation of fetal heart rate monitoring, and is crucial to daily obstetric practice. this fourth edition provides the obstetrical team a framework within which to interpret and understand fetal heart rate tracings and their implications. the text covers key issues as the physiological basis for monitoring, a discussion of fetal hypoxemia and neonatal encephalopathy, instrumentation and pattern recognition. in addition to an in-depth review of the standardized nichd nomenclature and three-tiered fhr category approach, there are chapters on intrapartum and antepartum management as well as fetal central nervous system effects on monitor patterns. since fetal monitoring is primarily a screening tool there are also discussions on the use of backup methods for evaluation of abnormal patterns. this 4th edition also brings the addition of lisa a. miller cnm, jd, who provides a nursing and midwifery perspective as well an enhanced legal and risk management review.

this new fourth edition includes:
  • review of neonatal encephalopathy and recent studies on cp
  • currentinformation and discussion of most recent nichd panel recommendations, both antepartum and intrapartum
  • new chapter on pitfalls in efm
  • detailed chapter on risk management, liability & documentation
  • new section on fetal maternal hemorrhage
  • update on new instrumentation
  • crucial information on maternal/fetal coincidence and fda warnings
  • all chapters include updated practice tips and clinical implications for the entire obstetric team
plus, with this edition clinicians have access to a companion website with full text and an image bank for fast & simplified clinical review.

key features

  • new addition of neonatal encephalopathy and recent studies on cp
  • new information and discussion of most recent nichd panel recommendations
  • new new pitfalls chapter
  • new section on fetal maternal hemorrhage
  • new update on new instrumentation
  • new updated information on maternal/fetal coincidence and fda warnings
  • clear, concise, easy to follow text
  • considered “gold standard” in fetal heart rate monitoring
  • includes a variety of strips to review

mosbys pocket guide to fetal monitoring a multidisciplinary approach 7e

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  • lisa a. miller cnm jd (author),
  • david miller (author),
  • susan martin tucker msn rn phn (author)

evaluate intrapartum and antepartum fetal status with this portable, practical guide! mosby’s pocket guide to fetal monitoring, 7th edition provides a multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach model that’s ideal for use in the clinical environment. it offers a single definitive source on fetal heart rate monitoring, with the description, characteristics, etiology, clinical significance, and intervention for every tracing. written by an expert team including nurse-midwife and attorney lisa miller, perinatologist david miller, and rn susan martin tucker, this reference may be used in any location where electronic monitoring is employed for fetal surveillance, such as the labor and delivery suite, the antepartum inpatient unit or ambulatory care setting, and emergency departments and intensive care units caring for pregnant women.

 

    • pocket-sized, colorful design offers portability and easy access to information.
    • patient safety and risk management strategies with case study illustrations and legal commentary include guidelines for providing safe and competent care.
    • prioritization of fetal monitoring elements helps you make clinical decisions in areas such as fetal heart rate assessment, evaluation, interpretation, and action planning, all supported by evidence-based practice and literature.
    • descriptions of the relationship between various fetal heart rate patterns and fetal acidemia alert you to important considerations in the care of specific conditions.
    • coverage of innovative practices supports patient safety and improved quality outcomes in high-reliability perinatal units addressing:
      • use of a common language for fetal heart rate patterns with a common construct for interpretation
      • emergency preparedness (multidisciplinary mock emergencies, simulations, debriefing after critical events, and exemplary practice)
      • human factor issues (step-by-step process to improve communication, situational awareness, no-fault/just culture, teamwork, and collegiality)
    • consensus guidelines from the 2008 national institute of child health and human development (nichd) workshop report show how to interpret and manage intrapartum fhr patternsprovide standardized terminology, updates on nomenclature for uterine activity and also include interpretive categories.
    • new content on fetal dysrhythmias outlines the incidence, identification, and management of this important condition.
    • new monitor strips throughout the book enhance usability.
    • new selected fhr tracings and cases: interpretation and documentation appendix provides an important reference tool for all clinicians.
    • new obstetric models and intrapartum fetal monitoring in europe chapter addresses global issues, including variations in terminology, practice, and interpretation.

maternal fetal and obstetric evidence based guidelines 2e

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  • vincenzo berghella (editor)

 

 

 

maternal-fetal medicine evidence-based guidelines reviews the evidence for best practice in maternal-fetal medicine. it presents the reader with the right information, in the right format, by summarizing evidence in easy-to-use tables and algorithms.

each guideline is designed to “make it easy to do it right”, with appropriate use of proven interventions and no use of harmful interventions. plenty of evidence is available so that well-informed clinicians can reduce errors, so that the first aim is ultimately to improve the health of mother and fetus by providing quality care.

 

 

anesthesia and the fetus

by anesthesia and the fetus

  • yehuda ginosar (editor),
  • felicity reynolds (editor),
  • stephen h. halpern (editor),
  • carl weiner (editor)

anesthesia and the fetus integrates into one volume the multidisciplinary components of:

  • fetal development
  • fetal pharmacology
  • assessments of fetal and neonatal outcome
  • anesthesia and analgesia during pregnancy
  • anesthesia and analgesia during labor
  • ethics and law

written by an internationally renowned group of clinicians and scientists, anesthesia and the fetus provides a contemporary guide and reference to the role of anesthesia, and the anesthesiologist, in protecting the mother and her unborn child during pregnancy.

manual of foetal monitoring made easy

manual of foetal moniotring made easyby

  • richa saxena mbbs md, obstetrics and gynaecology, new delhi, india, family physician and gynaecologist

in the 12 chapters of this book, the author have tried to give the detailed description of clinical examination as well as the many more sophisticated methods used for evaluating the foetus. some of these methods in the antenatal period include, ultrasound examination, doppler ultrasound, electronic foetal heart rate monitoring, etc. foetal assessment tests in early pregnancy such as amniocentesis and cvs and those in late pregnancy, including tests like nst, cst, bpp, etc., amniotic fluid assessment and tests for foetal lung maturity have also been described. since the developing baby derives its nourishment and protection from the placenta, it is important to understand the anatomy and physiology of placenta and uteroplacental circulation, which is discussed in details in chapter 2.

manual of fetal medicine

by manual of fetal medicine

  • d. k. dutta (author)

 

this book mainly aims to provide information on growth and development of fetus, congenital abnormalities, maternal diseases, prenatal diagnosis, management of iugr, twin pregnancy including studies on fetal medical, gene and surgical therapy the recent advances in prenatal diagnosis of genetic disease, fetoscopic technique and fetal transplantation are no longer considered hurdles for in-utero clinical testing a multi-disciplinary team consisting of geneticists, radiologists, pediatric surgeons, cardiologists, anesthesiologists handles fetal medical and surgical procedures. this handbook guides obstetricians to diagnose and manage fetal abnormality in-utero

 

fanaroff and martins neonatal perinatal medicine diseases of the fetus and infant 9e

by neonatal-perinatal medicine

  • richard j. martin mb fracp (author),
  • avroy a. fanaroff mb frcp(edinburgh) frcp ch (author),
  • michele c. walsh md ms (author)

fanaroff and martin’s neonatal-perinatal medicine covers everything you need to improve the quality of life and long-term outcomes of your patients. drs. richard j. martin, avroy a. fanaroff, and michele c. walsh, along with a multi-disciplinary team of contributors guide you through the sweeping developments in diagnosis and treatment of the mother fetus, and neonate. the completely updated 9th edition keeps you current on the late preterm infant, the fetal origins of adult disease, neonatal anemia, genetic disorders, and more.in print and online.

    • get comprehensive guidance on treating patients through a dual focus on neonatology and perinatology.
    • see nuances and details in over 800 illustrations that depict disorders in the clinical setting and explain complex information.
    • find the information you need easily with indexing in both volumes that provides quick access to specific guidance.
    • access the fully searchable contents of the book online at expertconsult.com, along with a able image library.
    • spot genetic problems early and advise parents of concerns thanks to completely new section on this topic.
    • tackle the health problems associated with preterm births through a new chapter on the late preterm infant.
    • understand the fetal origins of adult disease through a new chapter that focuses on conditions that originate in the womb.
    • stay current on the developments and research surrounding neonatal anemia from the entirely new chapter on blood and hematopoietic system highlights.
    • obtain more global perspectives and best practices from an increased number of international contributions in this edition.

advance clinically with advice based on the best-available evidence covering the wide spectrum of both perinatology and neonatology

common malformations

by common malformation

  • lewis b. holmes md (author)

 

this extensively illustrated reference work is designed for health professionals who care for newborn infants including neonatologists, pediatricians, nicu nurses, pediatric neurologists, pediatric surgeons, geneticists, and genetic counselors. it describes the most common malformations and draws the information needed for a full diagnostic evaluation and discussion of treatment options and genetic counseling from many sources.
the text also covers minor anomalies, birthmarks and includes dozens of charts of anthropologic measurements, material that is needed in the initial physical examination to describe an infant’s physical features. with over 400 photographs and original illustrations, dr. holmes has created an authoritative, well organized, and easy to use reference guide to common malformations of the infant, which will become an invaluable tool in hospitals and neonatal clinics across the world.

the text is grounded in research gathered from the active malformations surveillance program conducted since 1972 at brigham and women’s hospital in boston, massachusetts. the program began as a three year study which monitored over 18,155 births and aimed to determine the frequency of many major malformations. the study was expanded to include minor physical features and birth marks. this text includes many never-before published photographs from these studies, as well as other major research findings in this area.

infectious diseases of the fetus and newborn expert consult online and print 7e

by fetus and newborn

  • christopher b. wilson md (author),
  • victor nizet (author),
  • yvonne maldonado (author),
  • jack s. remington md (author),
  • jerome o. klein md (author)

infectious diseases of the fetus and newborn infant, written and edited by drs. remington, klein, wilson, nizet, and maldonado, remains the definitive source of information in this field. the 7th edition of this authoritative reference provides the most up-to-date and complete guidance on infections found in utero, during delivery, and in the neonatal period in both premature and term infants. special attention is given to the prevention and treatment of these diseases found in developing countries as well as the latest findings about new antimicrobial agents, gram-negative infections and their management, and recommendations for immunization of the fetus/mother. nationally and internationally recognized in immunology and infectious diseases, new associate editors nizet and maldonado bring new insight and fresh perspective to the book. easy access to the complete contents and illustrations can be found online at expertconsult.com.

    • get the latest information on maternal infections when they are pertinent to the infant or developing fetus, including disease transmission through breastfeeding
    • diagnose, prevent, and treat neonatal infectious diseases with expert guidance from the world’s leading authorities and evidence-based recommendations.
    • incorporate the latest findings about infections found in utero, during delivery, and in the neonatal period.

find the critical answers you need quickly and easily thanks to a consistent, highly user-friendly format

    • get fresh perspectives from two new associate editors-drs. yvonne maldonado, head of the pediatric infectious disease program at stanford, and victor nizet, professor of pediatrics & pharmacy at university of california, san diego and ucsd school of medicine.
    • keep up with the most relevant topics in fetal/neonatal infectious disease including new antimicrobial agents, gram- negative infections and their management, and recommendations for immunization of the fetus/mother.
    • overcome the clinical challenges in developing countries where access to proper medical care is limited.
    • apply the latest recommendations for h1n1 virus and vaccines.

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identify and treat infections with the latest evidence-based information on fighting life-threatening diseases in the fetus and newborn infants.

placental adhesive disorders hot topics in perinatal medicine

by placental adhesive disorders

  • josé miguel palacios jaraquemada (author)

 

abnormal placental adhesive disorders are associated to massive hemorrhage and high maternal morbidity and mortality. the main risk factor for abnormal invasive placentation is the repeated cesarean, although other factors were identified. there are specific techniques to provide a high confidence diagnosis. however, precise skills must be acquired to recognize detailed diagnostic signs, to avoid common technical mistakes, and also to know when, how and why it is necessary to use each of them. presurgical study provides diagnosis, extension and compromise of neighboring structures such as the bladder or the parametrium. knowledge of placental invasion extension -topography- is needed to plan any resective surgery such as hysterectomy or one-step conservative surgery. due to the fact that topography of the invaded area has direct relation with the specific arterial pedicles, a map of the invasion is required to know which type of proximal vascular control can be more effective. leaving the placenta in situ seems to be the best option when resources or a skilled team are not available, but it requires intensive postoperative controls to detect infection, bleeding or coagulation disorders. hysterectomy can be an easy solution for non-experimented operators; however, it is usually a very complicated procedure with demonstrated morbidity and mortality due to hemodynamic and hemostatic problems.

handbook of fetal medicine cambridge medicine

by handbook of fetal medicine

  • sailesh kumar (author)

 

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.

 

mosbys pocket guide to fetal monitoring 7th edition a multidisciplinary approach

mosby pocket guide to fetal monitoringby

  • lisa a. miller, cnm, jd, president, perinatal risk management & education services;
  • david miller, associate professor and susan martin tucker, msn, rn, phn, nursing and health care consultant, quality management and perinatal systems, windsor, ca, usa

evaluate intrapartum and antepartum fetal status with this portable, practical guide! mosby’s pocket guide to fetal monitoring, 7th edition provides a multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach model that’s ideal for use in the clinical environment. it offers a single definitive source on fetal heart rate monitoring, with the description, characteristics, etiology, clinical significance, and intervention for every tracing. written by an expert team including nurse-midwife and attorney lisa miller, perinatologist david miller, and rn susan martin tucker, this reference may be used in any location where electronic monitoring is employed for fetal surveillance, such as the labor and delivery suite, the antepartum inpatient unit or ambulatory care setting, and emergency departments and intensive care units caring for pregnant women.

new to this edition

  • consensus guidelines from the 2008 national institute of child health and human development (nichd) workshop report show how to interpret and manage intrapartum fhr patternsprovide standardized terminology, updates on nomenclature for uterine activity and also include interpretive categories.
  • new content on fetal dysrhythmias outlines the incidence, identification, and management of this important condition.
  • new monitor strips throughout the book enhance usability.
  • new selected fhr tracings and cases: interpretation and documentation appendix provides an important reference tool for all clinicians.
  • new obstetric models and intrapartum fetal monitoring in europe chapter addresses global issues, including variations in terminology, practice, and interpretation.

key features

  • pocket-sized, colorful design offers portability and easy access to information.
  • patient safety and risk management strategies with case study illustrations and legal commentary include guidelines for providing safe and competent care.
  • prioritization of fetal monitoring elements helps you make clinical decisions in areas such as fetal heart rate assessment, evaluation, interpretation, and action planning, all supported by evidence-based practice and literature.
  • descriptions of the relationship between various fetal heart rate patterns and fetal acidemia alert you to important considerations in the care of specific conditions.
  • coverage of innovative practices supports patient safety and improved quality outcomes in high-reliability perinatal units addressing:
    • use of a common language for fetal heart rate patterns with a common construct for interpretation
    • emergency preparedness (multidisciplinary mock emergencies, simulations, debriefing after critical events, and exemplary practice)
    • human factor issues (step-by-step process to improve communication, situational awareness, no-fault/just culture, teamwork, and collegiality)