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Fetal Medicine : Prenatal Diagnosis and Management - André Boué

Fetal Medicine

Prenatal Diagnosis and Management

Hardcover

Published: 19th October 1995
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This new book will enable family practitioners, obstetricians and pediatricians to answer the concerns of the families in their care. It is the first book to make information on this important topic so easily accessible to clinicians. The book is firmly rooted in clinical practice and based on many years of experience, much of it involving the development and implementation of new techniques for examining the fetus in utero. The techniques now available are assessed and better ways to identify pregnancies which are eligible to their application are proposed. The authors describe both the sampling and laboratory techniques available. Other sections cover both predictable and unpredictable pregnancy risks from genetic diseases to abnormal ultrasound, including the possibilities for laboratory evaluation, and the risks and limitations. Throughout the book, the special status of the fetus as a patient is emphasized and the concerns and questions of families are considered, making this the first fully comprehensive and authoritative volume on fetal medicine.

`Even though the editor accepts that the volume will rapidly be superseded, the core of this textbook will remain valuable for a considerable time to come.' Andrew Green `Overall, the book is very readable and offers a commonsense approach to what are complex social, biological, and ethical issues. I would recommend it to all who are responsible for the care of childbearing families.' G. Justus Hofmeyr, Coronation Hospital and University of the Witwatersrand, The Lancet

Part I - Fetal investigative techniques 1: The fetus as a patient 2: Prenatal diagnosis techniques 3: Laboratory techniques Part II - Predictable risk of anomaly 4: Chromosomal anomalies 5: Prenatal diagnosis of single-gene disorders 6: Diagnosis of neural tube defects Part III - No predictable risk of anomaly 7: Ultrasound indications for laboratory testing 8: Maternal infection Part IV - Practical applications and their consequences 9: Prenatal diagnosis and its applications 10: Fetal therapy 11: Ethical issues

ISBN: 9780192619044
ISBN-10: 0192619047
Series: Oxford Monographs on Medical Genetics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 19th October 1995
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 16.1  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.57