Preterm Birth: Prevention and Management / Edition 1

Preterm Birth: Prevention and Management / Edition 1

by Vincenzo Berghella
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405192909

ISBN-13: 9781405192903

Pub. Date: 05/04/2010

Publisher: Wiley

Preterm birth is an increasing challenge in the developed and developing world. As we begin to understand what contributes to the likelihood of preterm birth, obstetricians and gynecologists can advise mothers and aspiring mothers on how to minimize the risks. Doctors can also monitor those patients who are likely to be at risk to increase the chances of preventing

Overview

Preterm birth is an increasing challenge in the developed and developing world. As we begin to understand what contributes to the likelihood of preterm birth, obstetricians and gynecologists can advise mothers and aspiring mothers on how to minimize the risks. Doctors can also monitor those patients who are likely to be at risk to increase the chances of preventing or effectively managing preterm labor.

This practical book provides a clinically focused approach to the prevention and management of premature births, using the best available evidence to provide clear guidance to obstetricians, gynecologists, nurse midwives and family practitioners. Written for an international audience, the author addresses the special issues affecting patients in the developing world, including infectious-and poverty-related preterm birth.

Each of the 30 chapters follows a wealth of practical features:

Key points and chapter summaries

Algorithms, tables and graphs

Summary of the evidence-based literature

Easy-to-use clinical guidelines

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405192903
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/04/2010
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors vii

Definitions xi

Abbreviations xii

Preface xiii

1 The Global Impact of Preterm Birth Jennifer Harris Requejo Mario Merialdi 1

2 Preterm Birth: A Complex Disease Eric J. Hodgson Charles J. Lockwood 8

3 Why Prevention? Jason K. Baxter 17

4 The Epidemiology of Preterm Birth Robert L. Goldenberg Elizabeth M. McClure 22

5 Genetics of Preterm Birth Heidi L. Thorson Hyagriv N. Simhan 39

6 The Cervix Vincenzo Berghella 50

7 Inflammation and Infection Roberto Romero Francesca Gotsch Shali Mazaki-Tovi Juan Pedro Kusanovic 57

8 The Endocrine Regulation of Human Labor Roger Smith Julia I. Smith Andrew M. Bisits 78

9 Preventive Issues for All Gravidas Priyadarshini Koduri 88

10 Tobacco and Preterm Birth Jeroen P. Vanderhoeven Jorge E. Tolosa 102

11 Care for Women with Prior Preterm Birth Jay D. Iams 115

12 Short Cervical Length Timothy J. Rafael 130

13 Fetal Fibronectin Maria Bisulli 149

14 Bacterial Vaginosis Nancy W. Hendrix 161

15 Sexually Transmitted Infections Neil S. Seligman 171

16 Multiple Gestations: Preventing and Managing Preterm Birth Edward J. Hayes Suneet P. Chauhan 183

17 Asymptomatic Manual Cervical Changes Leonardo Pereira 190

18 Preterm Labor Amen Ness Yair Blumenfeld Joyce F. Sung 198

19 Preterm Premature Rupture of the Membranes Brian M. Mercer 217

20 Promotion of Fetal Maturation Kellie E. Murphy 232

21 Location, Mode of Delivery and Intrapartum Issues for the Preterm Gestation Dana Figueroa Dwight J. Rouse 242

22 Perinatal Care and Long-Term Implications Janet E. Larson Shobhana A. Desai William McNett 252

23 Ethical Issues Related to Preterm Birth Frank A. Chervenak Laurence B. McCullough 262

24 Future Research Catherine Y. Spong 270

Index 275

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