Stillbirth: Prediction, Prevention and Management [NOOK Book]


The number of deaths due to stillbirth are greater than those due to preterm birth and sudden infant death syndrome combined.

Stillbirth: Prediction, Prevention and Management provides a comprehensive guide to the topic of stillbirth. Distilling recent groundbreaking ...

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The number of deaths due to stillbirth are greater than those due to preterm birth and sudden infant death syndrome combined.

Stillbirth: Prediction, Prevention and Management provides a comprehensive guide to the topic of stillbirth. Distilling recent groundbreaking research, expert authors consider:

  • The epidemiology of stillbirth throughout the world
  • The various possible causes of stillbirth
  • The psychological effects on mothers and families who suffer a stillbirth
  • Management of stillbirth
  • Managing pregnancies following stillbirth

Stillbirth: Prediction, Prevention and Management is packed with crucial evidence-based information and practical insights. It enables all obstetric healthcare providers to manage one of the most traumatic yet all too common situations they will encounter.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“This was an interesting book to read and its overall purpose was to explore the research around stillbirths, providing a comprehensive guide to this subject.” (The Practising Midwife, 1 December 2012)

"This is a comprehensive reference on the devastating obstetrical problem of stillbirth ... They are all written in a manner that makes the information easy to understand and apply clinically." (Doody's, 13 January 2012)

“As an account of the current state of the field, Stillbirth:Prediction, Prevention and Management is an excellent contribution… “... all chapters are by acknowledged experts in the field who present clear, thorough, and succinct accounts of their subjects... The presentation of this material represents a foundation on which to consider the problem of stillbirth"

The Lancet

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Anthony Shanks, MD (Washington University School of Medicine)
Description: This is a comprehensive reference on the devastating obstetrical problem of stillbirth.
Purpose: The purpose is to present the epidemiology, risk factors, and strategy for the workup of this condition.
Audience: The audience is obstetricians and residents. The authors and editors are well-respected authorities in the field.
Features: Breaking the book into three parts — epidemiology, etiology, and management — allows readers to go to chapters that are most relevant for a particular instance. Although the book can be read in chronological order, most readers will flip to chapters that pertain to a patient that they are working up at the time. The epidemiology section has a lot of statistics and may be a tad too long. However, it provides all the important information, including the differences in descriptions for different areas of the world. In the etiology section, early chapters focus on the end result of stillbirth and how much risk certain conditions present. Chapter 8 is a great example of how clinicians can use this information when it is provided in reverse. In other words, in patients with a certain condition, such as hypertension, their risk for a stillbirth is compared to normotensive patients. This chapter goes on to cover the most common medical conditions that obstetricians will see in their patients, and the information is invaluable. Chapter 12 provides the details behind the workup of a patient with a history of stillbirth, bringing together much of the information already presented in a logical and easy to follow manner. It would be worthwhile to reference the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' stance on inherited thrombophilias in the workup of stillbirth.
Assessment: This book follows a similar format as other comprehensive books on a single topic from this publisher (Preterm Birth: Prevention and Management, Berghella (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), and Pregnancy in the Obese Woman: Clinical Management, Conway (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011)). These books are aesthetically pleasing and full of useful information. They are all written in a manner that makes the information easy to understand and apply clinically.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444398021
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/18/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.91 (w) x 9.84 (h) x 0.59 (d)
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Catherine Y Spong, Bethesda, MD, USA
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Table of Contents

Part I : Epidemiology and Scope of the Problem

1. High income countries (Ruth Fretts).

2. Low income countries (Joy E. Lawn, Hannah Blencowe, Robert Pattinson, Cynthia Stanton, and Simon Cousens).

3. Classification of stillbirths (Uma M. Reddy and Marian Willinger).

Part II: Etiology/Causes

4. Demographics and Exposures (Carol J. Rowland Hogue).

5. Infection (Robert L. Goldenberg, Elizabeth M. McClure).

6. Genetics (Ronald Wapner).

7. Fetal Growth Restriction (Jason Gardosi)

8. Vascular/Thrombotic (Fabio Facchinetti and Francesca Monari).

9. Maternal Medical Conditions (Deborah L. Conway).

10. Placenta and Cord (Raymond W. Redline).

11. Congenital Anomalies (Michael Varner and Janice L.B. Byrne).

Part III: Management of the Patient with a Stillbirth

12. Workup of the patient with a stillbirth (Robert M. Silver and Michael L. Draper).

13. Psychosocial Care (Joanne Cacciatore).

14. Medical Management Including Delivery (Donald J. Dudley).

15. Management of the Subsequent Pregnancy (George Saade).

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