Prenatal Medicine

Prenatal Medicine

by John M. G. van Vugt
     
 

Spanning the latest developments in the field, this source spans obstetric, medical, genetic, and surgical complications of pregnancy and their effects on both the mother and fetus discusses various diagnostic tests to detect chromosomal and structural abnormalities and genetic disorders that may affect the developing fetus covers new advancements in translational

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Spanning the latest developments in the field, this source spans obstetric, medical, genetic, and surgical complications of pregnancy and their effects on both the mother and fetus discusses various diagnostic tests to detect chromosomal and structural abnormalities and genetic disorders that may affect the developing fetus covers new advancements in translational research, the use of genetics, and the evaluation of new technologies in maternal-fetal health and the prevention of disease evaluates new screening tests that may allow for earlier detection of fetal abnormalities and describes the latest procedures in fetal surgery At the cutting-edge of maternal and neonatal management and research, this reference presents the most recent advances in fetal DNA/RNA, embryoscopy/fetoscopy, open fetal surgery, and ethnic population screening to manage pre-existing and newly detected maternal medical complications, detect genetic and congenital abnormalities, prevent preterm births, and optimize pregnancy outcomes. With illustrative color photographs, this source offers contributions by esteemed professionals at respected institutions around the globe and covers legal issues concerning prenatal assessment and diagnosis.

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Reviewer: Gilad A. Gross, MD (Washington University School of Medicine)
Description: This comprehensive book approaches the concept of fetal medicine as a continuum from the earliest stages of genetic counseling and prenatal diagnosis through later management and treatment of congenital defects and specific pregnancy complications as well as providing unique insight into the growing field of fetal therapy.
Purpose: The purpose is to present topics that reflect the challenges of perinatal medicine. The ultimate goal is to provide a review of the most up-to-date options for care. In the end, this helps to support the authors' main aim, the provision of care that increases the chance of delivering healthy babies. The high quality of this book assures that it will be a highly cited text in the years to follow.
Audience: One of the benefits of this book is that it has something for every level of care provider ranging from midwife to generalist to perinatologist. It is also a valued resource for those studying (medical students) and in training (residents and fellows). Author credibility is never in question. The contributors are suitable choices and the high quality of the chapters reflects this notion.
Features: There are three broad categories of topics that are presented as a continuum. The first represents the earliest stages of fetal development and includes topics in the area of genetic screening. The next category deals with modalities of prenatal diagnosis concentrating on methods of imaging and other contemporary methods (such as fetal cells in the maternal circulation). The third category tackles specific fetal anomalies and their treatments. This book does an outstanding job of taking highly complex conditions and simplifying them. Topics are introduced and explained in easy to understand terms. Chapters are succinct and leave the reader with a satisfactory understanding of the conditions. Along the way, the authors consistently take an evidence-based approach. The authors also do a terrific job of explaining the rationale behind different tests while recognizing the fact that oftentimes practitioners are presented with different treatment options. Occasionally, some images were not as clear as they could be. This is not a huge book and the smaller size likely has something to do with this relatively minor shortcoming.
Assessment: This is easily one of the best books in perinatal medicine. The chapters flow naturally and the bit of redundancy actually serves to help in understanding the difficult topics. The authors do a great job of incorporating the most up-to-date literature, data, and concepts. They recognize that the treatment of some conditions is not cemented by evidence-based studies and that there is much to learn. They are simply presenting a comprehensive review of the landscape of perinatal medicine, a growing and exciting field.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824728441
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/16/2006
Pages:
648
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.40(d)

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