At the moment of birth, the obstetrician is presented with a wide range of visual signs and symptoms in the neonate that may be entirely normal or that may indicate the presence of some underlying condition or disease. Being able to recognize these at an early stage is often particularly important for their successful management. This exceptionally illustrated atlas, authored by the President of the European Society of Perinatal Medicine and a leading authority in the field, provides an important visual guide to the correct diagnosis of the newborn. It will be a valuable aid to many obstetricians and others involved in the health management of infants.
"…a nice atlas with very good illustrations and historic pictures. The authors have tried to combine very scientific material with the clinical aspects of transition to extrauterine life….I enjoyed the historical aspects and I think the clinical sections would be quite interesting and informative for the lay public."
Prenatal Section 1. The Path 2. Pathophysiology of Labor 3. The Placenta 4. Mechanisms of Normal Labor in Cephalic Presentation 5. Breech Presentation and Delivery 6. Episiotomy 7. Shoulder Dystocia 8. Vacuum Extraction 9. Forceps Delivery 10. Caesarean Section 11. Hypoxia and Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring 12. Techniques of Intrapartum Fetal Surveillance: Cardiotocography, Pulse Oximetry, ST Waveform Analysis of the Fetal Electrocardiogram 13. External fetal heart rate 14. References Neonatal Section 1. Introduction 2. Respiratory and Circulatory Functions: Respiratory system, Pulmonary Arterial Circulation, Systemic Hemodynamics 3. Metabolic Regulations 4. Gut and Liver Function 5. Renal and Fluid Electrolytes 6. Postnatal care 7. References Index