1st Edition

Preterm Birth
Mechanisms, Mediators, Prediction, Prevention & Interventions




ISBN 9780415392273
Published February 8, 2007 by CRC Press
212 Pages - 25 Color & 75 B/W Illustrations

USD $235.00

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Book Description

Stillbirth remains a sufficiently frequent outcome of pregnancy to pose great problems for clinicians, who have to treat extremely distressed patients. This concise but comprehensive book from an international team of contributors sets out clear guidelines for clinical procedures and patient management for the obstetrician, as well as the gynecologist and the gynecologic pathologist.

Table of Contents

1. The feto–fetal transfusion syndrome story, an historical perspective.  2. The epidemiology of twin–twin transfusion syndrome.  3. Pathophysiology.  4. Evidence on physiopathology.  5. Placental pathology and twin–twin transfusion syndrome.  6. Mathematical modeling of twin–twin transfusion syndrome.  7. Ultrasound assessment in twin–twin transfusion syndrome.  8. Amnioreduction therapy for twin–twin transfusion syndrome.  9. Laser treatment for twin–twin transfusion syndrome.  10. Umbilical cord occlusion in twin–twin transfusion syndrome.  11. Treatment of twin–twin transfusion syndrome: an evidence-based analysis. 12. The role of Doppler assessment in twin–twin transfusion syndrome.  13. Outcomes and complications of the surgical treatment of twin–twin transfusion syndrome.  14. Echocardiography in twin–twin transfusion.  15. Organization of nursing responsibilities.  16. Ethical challenges in the management of twin–twin transfusion syndrome.  17. Neurological outcomes after therapeutic interventions for twin–twin transfusion syndrome.  18. Anesthesia for surgical treatment of twin–twin transfusion syndrome.

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Petraglia, Felice; Strauss, Jerome F; Weiss, Gerson; Gabbe, Steven G