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Fetal Therapy - Mark I. Evans

Fetal Therapy

By: Mark I. Evans (Editor), L. D. Platt (Editor), F. de la Cruz (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 15th February 2001
ISBN: 9781850700647
Number Of Pages: 138

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Diagnostic techniques such as amniocentesis and ultrasound have expanded the armamentarium of prenatal diagnosis. As diagnostic techniques increase in accuracy, the demand for something other than selective termination of pregnancy will also increase. The ultimate goal of this line of research has always been fetal therapy, not just the ability to make the diagnosis.

Fetal Therapy provides in-depth coverage of diagnostic techniques and therapies for fetal abnormalities. Photographs and line drawings illustrate the techniques discussed and concise tables make the data easy to find. It is the first book to cover emerging techniques for diagnosing fetal abnormalities with an essentially no-risk, noninvasive test of maternal blood at 7-8 weeks' gestation.

In addition to up-to-date information on the latest technology in this field, the book also examines ethical issues from a historic perspective and ethical considerations in offering and recommending fetal therapy for the fetal patient. Bringing together new ideas and possibilities for new procedures Fetal Therapy explores the issues involved in expanding the applicability and availability of prenatal diagnosis and the options for treatment.

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"an excellent summary on the use of ulstrasound in the detection of fetal abnormalityThis book is recommended as an excellent overview on current fetal therapy" - Lachlan de Crespigny, Australian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine

List of contributorsp. vii
Welcomep. ix
Ultrasound diagnosis of structural abnormalitiesp. 1
Looking beyond conception using first-trimester embryofetoscopyp. 21
The prenatal evaluation and treatment of fetal obstructive uropathyp. 27
Second-trimester fetoscopic intervention: operative fetoscopyp. 39
Surgically correctable fetal diseasep. 47
Management of fetal lung lesionsp. 59
Open surgery for fetal sacrococcygeal teratomasp. 63
Pharmacologic fetal therapyp. 67
Prenatal therapy for inborn errors of sterol and protein metabolismp. 77
Ethics in fetal therapy: a historical perspectivep. 87
In utero hematopoietic stem cell transplantationp. 103
In utero bone marrow transplantationp. 111
Directive counseling regarding fetal therapy: ethical considerations in offering and recommending fetal therapy for the fetal patientp. 117
Indexp. 125
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ISBN: 9781850700647
ISBN-10: 1850700648
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 138
Published: 15th February 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.04 x 19.68  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1

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