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Fetal Medicine, 2nd Edition

Basic Science and Clinical Practice


With a foreword by John T. Queenan, MD, Professor and Chair Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington.

Fetal medicine has emerged as a separate subspecialty over the last 30 years as a result of major advances in a number of areas, in particular ultrasound imaging, cytogenetics, molecular biology and biochemistry. The widespread use of antenatal screening and diagnostic tests has led to an increased need for obstetricians to have knowledge and skills in fetal medicine. This book provides the information that underpins training programmes in fetal medicine and integrates science and clinical disciplines in a practical and useful way.

Table of Contents

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New to This Edition

    • Shorter, more focused on fetal medicine
    • Clinical sections written in an up-to-date, problem-based style
    • Case studies and vignettes to illustrate clinical points
    • More focus on important basic-science concepts, such as maternofetal cell trafficking, and the relevance to clinical management
    • Expansion of information on bereavement due to fetal loss
    • New self-assessment section

Key Features

    • Basic science sections provide clinicians with a vital introduction to the new language of science that will help them understand new and development treatment options.
    • Clinical sections include: the latest advances in prenatal screening; a systems-based presentation of the diagnosis and management of fetal malformations; complete coverage of common and rare fetal conditions including growth restriction, endocrine and platelet disorders, early pregnancy loss, and twins/multiple pregnancy.
    • Highly illustrated with over 500 ultrasound scans and line drawings.
    • International team of expert contributors.
    • Features new self-assessment section.
    • Written by an international team of experts.

Published Reviews

    "The book presentation ‘pleases the eye’ due to choice of colour, font size and balance between amount of text, tables and illustrative material. Chapters are also not too long. This combination makes one feel like reading it - rather than placing it on the bookshelf.."
    BMA Book Awards 2009 - judges comments

Author Information

    By Charles H. Rodeck, MB, BS, BSc, DSc, FRCOG, FRCPath, FMedSci, Emeritus Professor, Institute for Women's Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University College London, London, UK; and Martin J. Whittle, MD, FRCOG, FRCP(Glas), Emeritus Professor of Fetal Medicine, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

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Fetal Medicine, 2nd Edition
  • Hardcover
  • Reference
  • 800 Pages
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-10408-4
  • Copyright: 2009