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Fetal and Neonatal Physiology E-Book
     

Fetal and Neonatal Physiology E-Book

by Richard A. Polin, William W. Fox, Steven H. Abman
 

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Fetal and Neonatal Physiology, edited by Drs. Polin, Fox, and Abman, focuses on physiologic developments of the fetus and newborn and their impact on the clinical practice of neonatology. A must for practice, this 4th edition brings you the latest information on genetic therapy, intrauterine infections, brain protection and neuroimaging, and much more.

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Fetal and Neonatal Physiology, edited by Drs. Polin, Fox, and Abman, focuses on physiologic developments of the fetus and newborn and their impact on the clinical practice of neonatology. A must for practice, this 4th edition brings you the latest information on genetic therapy, intrauterine infections, brain protection and neuroimaging, and much more.

  • Gain a comprehensive, state-of-the-art understanding of normal and abnormal physiology, and its relationship to disease in the fetus and newborn premature infant, from Dr. Richard Polin and other acknowledged worldwide leaders in the field.
  • Understand the implications of fetal and neonatal physiology through chapters devoted to clinical correlation.
  • Apply the latest insights on genetic therapy, intrauterine infections, brain protection and neuroimaging, and much more.
  • Effectively manage the consequences of intrauterine infections with three new chapters covering intrauterine infection and preterm birth, intrauterine infection and brain injury, and intrauterine infection and chronic lung disease.

Editorial Reviews

3 Stars from Doody
Joan S. Hunt
This two-volume book comprises an up-to-date reference text on fetal and neonatal physiology. It contains over 200 chapters written by experts in each field which provide essential background information as well as contemporary viewpoints and research. The purpose of this second edition is to bring current information to readers and to enlarge the original scope with a more comprehensive approach. It is targeted to fellows, nurses, and other personnel training in fetal and neonatal medicine as well as to established investigators. Overall, the volumes accomplish their purpose. The topics are appropriately divided and indexed and nearly all of the chapters can be read at a single sitting. The illustrations are good, but their impact would have been improved by using more color. Chapters related to my specialty were well written and highly readable. These included placental development, developmental hematopoiesis, and developmental immunobiology. Disappointingly, immune relationships between the mother and baby during pregnancy, now a matter of considerable interest to fetal and neonatal physiologists, are not discussed. Nor were interactions between the immune, endocrine, and nervous systems highlighted. Although the book suffers from the previously mentioned problems and other minor deficiencies, it is nonetheless a notable achievement and is likely to be a standard volume on the shelves of novice and experienced physiologists.
From the Publisher
"The Third edition of Fetal and Neonatal Physiology represents asubstantial enhancement of the second edition...The more than 300 contributors are a distinguished group of international scientists and clinicians, well recognized in their respective fields for their expertise and contributions to perinatal and neonatal medicine. Despite the multiauthored nature of the book, the chapters flow well and the syle is consistent, for which the editors should be highly commended...Fetal and Neonatal Physiology is a gold standard reference text that should be on the shelves of libraries wherever perinatal or neonatal medicine is practiced."
JAMA, July 28, 2004-vol 292,No 4
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Jay P. Goldsmith, MD (Tulane University School of Medicine)
Description: This is the third edition of an encyclopedic textbook on fetal and neonatal physiology. An in-depth compendium, this book is virtually devoid of clinical material and concentrates totally on molecular, biochemical, biologic, and physiologic aspects of fetal embryology and neonatal metabolism and pathology. This greatly expanded edition replaces the second edition published in 1998.
Purpose: The purpose is to present a comprehensive and current resource of in-depth presentations on fetal and neonatal developmental physiology. Comparisons are made to adult physiology, but most chapters concentrate on the unique aspects of fetal and neonatal physiology with special emphasis on cellular, biochemical, and molecular aspects of development. This is a huge undertaking, but the results are well worth these efforts as the authors have created a unique and invaluable resource.
Audience: This book is not meant for the faint of heart or mind. It is tough scientific reading aimed at clinicians, scientists, physiologists, and researchers. However, the writing is lucid and the illustrations are excellent. The editors are well known neonatologists in the United States and they have recruited over 270 international contributors who are renowned in their respective fields as scientists and physiologists.
Features: The book includes general principles of molecular genetics and embryology, the placenta and fetal growth, metabolism of various substrates, and thermal regulation. The book then covers the physiology and biology of each major organ system of the body. The sections on surfactant, lung physiology and brain development are particular highlights. The virtual elimination of the clinical correlation chapters makes this book less useful to the pure clinician, but more scholarly and encyclopedic.
Assessment: This is the most comprehensive encyclopedic resource book of its kind in the neonatal literature. It is unique in the field of neonatology and is a superb resource for advanced study of fetal and neonatal normal and abnormal physiology. An up-to-date reference list following most chapters will help investigators study these subjects in even greater depth. The tremendous advances in the field over the last six years makes this edition a needed revision and an invaluable resource to clinician-scientists in this area.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781437736366
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
08/13/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
2208
File size:
46 MB
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