Fetus and Neonate: Physiology and Clinical Applications: Volume 3, Growth

Fetus and Neonate: Physiology and Clinical Applications: Volume 3, Growth

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This volume, prepared by an authoritative team of internationally renowned contributors, looks in depth at the growth of the fetus and neonate. The volume is introduced with an overview of the physiology and endocrinology of normal growth, before looking in depth at the pathophysiology and clinical applications. Several chapters focus on fetal growth retardation and the challenges this condition poses for the clinician. The measurement and assessment of fetal growth and well being are also fully addressed. Another important theme is the programming of adult diseases early in the development of the fetus. In summary, this is a stimulating account of an important area of scientific and clinical development.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 9 b/w illus. 17 tables
  • 1139243373
  • 9781139243377

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'This book is full of goodies for anyone who has more than a cursory interest in fetal growth ... Hopefully this book will help to increase interest and reserch in this area.' Jason Gardosi, British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecologyshow more

Table of contents

1. Placental transfer I. M. Doughty and C. P. Sibley; 2. Nutrient requirements for normal fetal growth and metabolism A. L. Fowden; 3. Hormonal control of fetal growth D. J. Hill; 4. Insulin like growth factors and their binding proteins P. D. Gluckman; 5. Metabolism and growth during neonatal and postnatal development M. E. Symonds; 6. Placental changes in fetal growth retardation T. Y. Khong; 7. Human fetal blood gases, glucose, lactate and amino acids in IUGR R. Montemagno and P. Soothill; 8. Glucose and fetal growth derangement J. M. Bassett; 9. Fetal programming of human disease D. J. P. Barker and H. Y. Sultan; 10. Clinical assessment of placental function J. F. Pearson; 11. Measurement of human fetal growth S. C. Robson and Tou Choong Chang; 12. Assessment of fetal well being in growth retarded fetuses G. H. A. Visser; Index.show more