Fetal Medicine: Prenatal Diagnosis and Management

Hardcover | October 1, 1995

byAndre BoueTranslated byMichel Vekemans, Lola Cartier

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This new book will enable GP's, obstetricians and paediatricians 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 ofexperience, 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. Throughout the book, the special status ofthe 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.

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This new book will enable GP's, obstetricians and paediatricians 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 ofexperience, much of it involving the develop...

Andre Boue is at INSERM 73 - Genetique et Pathologie Foetale, Paris. Michel Vekemans is at Hospital Necker Enfants Malades, Paris. Lola Cartier is at Montreal Children's Hospital/McGill University.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.87 inPublished:October 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0192619047

ISBN - 13:9780192619044

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Table of Contents

Part I - Fetal investigative techniques1. The fetus as a patient2. Prenatal diagnosis techniques3. Laboratory techniquesPart II - Predictable risk of anomaly4. Chromosomal anomalies5. Prenatal diagnosis of single-gene disorders6. Diagnosis of neural tube defectsPart III - No predictable risk of anomaly7. Ultrasound indications for laboratory testing8. Maternal infectionPart IV - Practical applications and their consequences9. Prenatal diagnosis and its applications10. Fetal therapy11. Ethical issues

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`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