Fetal Medicine

Fetal Medicine

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Based on the curriculum of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists' Advanced Training Skills Module in Fetal Medicine, this book provides a comprehensive knowledge base for all doctors practising in obstetrics and maternal-fetal medicine worldwide. It acts as a reference source for the many changing concepts in fetal medicine and is well-illustrated with images of normal and abnormal findings in pregnancy that will facilitate proper understanding of normal and pathological fetal development. Coverage includes embryology, fetal physiology; fetal anomalies; fetal diseases; prescribing and teratogenesis in pregnancy; termination of pregnancy; fetal growth and wellbeing; multiple pregnancy; the placenta and amniotic fluid; and diagnostic and therapeutic invasive procedures. Readers will benefit from the theoretical knowledge and vast clinical experience of the internationally renowned authorship. Overall this book will prepare you for dealing with congenital abnormalities detected during pregnancy, including the organization and supervision of screening programmes for structural and chromosomal anomalies.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 980g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 135 b/w illus. 85 colour illus. 76 tables
  • 1107064341
  • 9781107064348
  • 1,087,301

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'... it provides a reasonable balance of text and imagery to support practical scan training alongside fetal medicine scan lists. In an ever-advancing field this book provides up-to-date information, including non-invasive prenatal testing and new fetal therapy techniques and, although aimed primarily at fetal medicine trainees, will also be a helpful source of knowledge for day-to-day work in fetal medicine clinics. I only wish it had been available at the start of my training.' Alan Cameron, The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist 'The book is exceptionally well illustrated given its size - a good example of this is the excellent chapter on congenital heart disease ... Whilst part of a RCOG advanced skills series and written for the UK market, trainees and consultants in other countries who want to update their knowledge about fetal medicine would get real value from the book.' S. C. Robson, Ultrasoundshow more

Table of contents

Preface; Part I. Genetics and Antenatal Screening: 1. Genetics of fetal anomalies Alan Fryer; 2. Antenatal counselling Bid Kumar and Alan Fryer; 3. Antenatal screening for fetal anomalies Manju Nair and Bid Kumar; Part II. Embryology, Fetal Physiology and Fetal Anatomy: 4. Embryology for fetal medicine Manju Nair and Bid Kumar; 5. Ultrasound assessment of normal fetal anatomy Manju Nair and Bid Kumar; Part III. Fetal Anomalies: 6. Fetal central nervous system anomalies Gianluigi Pilu and Zarko T. Alfirevic; 7. Fetal face and neck anomalies Manish Gupta; 8. Congenital heart disease Orhan Uzun; 9. Fetal thoracic anomalies R. Bryan Beattie; 10. Fetal abdomen and abdominal wall anomalies Manish Gupta; 11. Sonographic diagnosis of fetal skeletal anomalies Lyn S. Chitty, Thomas R. Everett and Fred Usakov; 12. Fetal genitourinary anomalies Ashis Sau; 13. Fetal tumours Andrew Sharp and Zarko T. Alfirevic; Part IV. Fetal Disease: 14. Fetal infections Amarnath Bhide; 15. Red blood cell alloimmunization Bid Kumar and Zarko T. Alfirevic; 16. Fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia Bid Kumar and Zarko T. Alfirevic; 17. Prescribing and teratogenesis in pregnancy Geeta Kumar; Part V. Termination of Pregnancy: 18. The law and epidemiology of induced abortion Kristina Naidoo; 19. Methods of abortion Kristina Naidoo; 20. Post-abortion care Kristina Naidoo; Part VI. Fetal Growth and Well-Being: 21. Fetal growth disorders Ai-Wei Tang and Umber Agarwal; 22. Assessment of fetal well-being Ai-Wei Tang and Umber Agarwal; Part VII. Multiple Pregnancy: 23. Multiple pregnancy: pathology and epidemiology Leanne Bricker; 24. Multiple pregnancy: diagnosis and screening Leanne Bricker; 25. Multiple pregnancy: management and outcomes Leanne Bricker; Part VIII. Placenta, Amniotic Membrane and Amniotic Fluid: 26. Placenta, amniotic fluid and amniotic membrane Bid Kumar and Ezechi Cally Nwosu; Part IX. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Invasive Procedures: 27. Ultrasound-guided diagnostic procedures Kate Navaratnam and Zarko T. Alfirevic; 28. Fetal therapy R. Katie Morris and Mark D. Kilby; 29. The perinatal postmortem examination Neil J. Sebire; Index.show more

About Bidyut Kumar

Bid Kumar is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Honorary Lecturer at Cardiff University, and Honorary Senior Lecturer in the School of Healthcare Studies at Bangor University. Zarko Alfirevic is Professor of Fetal and Maternal Medicine and consultant obstetrician at Liverpool Women's Hospital and Head of Department of Women's and Children's Health at the University of Liverpool, Liverpool.show more

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