Fetus and Neonate: Physiology and Clinical Applications: Volume 2, Breathing

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This volume provides a thorough examination of breathing in the fetus and newborn, analyzing physiology, pathophysiology, and clinical applications. The authors review recent research into fetal breathing, transitional processes at birth, and control of post-natal breathing. They also discuss the role of pathophysiological processes in the etiology of respiratory disease, and explore important new developments in diagnosis and treatment.

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Preface to the series; Acknowledgements; Part I. Physiology: 1. Structural development of the lung in the fetus and neonate P. H. Burri; 2. Surfactant: ontogeny, hormonal control and function P. L. Ballard and V. C. Ventrakesh; 3. Fetal lung liquid: secretion and absorption D. V. Walters; 4. Fetal breathing: relation to postnatal breathing and lung development R. Harding; 5. Peripheral control of breathing C. E. Blanco; 6. Control of breathing: central influences P. J. Moore and M. A. Hanson; 7. Neonatal respiratory mechanisms J. P. Mortola; 8. Breathing during sleep in fetus and newborn M. Bonora and M. Boule; Part II. Pathophysiology: 9. Apnoea, sudden infant death and respiratory control C. F. Poets and D. P. Southall; 10. Pulmonary hypoplasia, hyaline membrane disease and chronic lung disease S. J. Gould; Part III. Clinical Applications: 11. Physiological measurement of lung function in newborn babies M. Silverman; 12. Surfactant replacement H. L. Halliday and B. Robertson; 13. Antenatal promotion of pulmonary function N. M. Fisk and H. Jeffery; 14. Non-invasive cardiorespiratory monitoring at home and in hospital P. Johnson and D. Andrews; 15. Respiratory resuscitation and ventilation of the neonate C. A. Ramsden; Index.

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