Current Perspectives on the Fetus as a Patient

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F.A. Chervenak, A. Kurjak
Taylor & Francis, May 15, 1996 - Medical - 666 pages
This is an interdisciplinary clinical reference text on improving all aspects of fetal diagnosis and therapy. The opening chapter focuses on the clinical ethics of appreciating the fetus as a patient. Section 1 presents new dimensions in fetal imaging, emphasizing Doppler ultrasound, three-dimensional ultrasound, tissue echogenecity, and fetal radiology. Section 2 covers the rapidly evolving science of molecular genetics and screening for fetal abnormalities. Section 3 contains the latest information about fetal surgery. Section 4 describes the various modalities available to obstetricians for assessing the fetal condition. Section 5 provides the latest information on the clinical management of especially controversial areas in perinatology, both before and after birth.

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