By Gifford F. Batstone M.B., B.S. (auth.), Gifford F. Batstone M.B., B.S., Alastair W. Blair M.B., Ch.B., M.R.C.P.E., D.C.H., Jack M. Slater M.B., Ch.B., M.R.C.O.G. (eds.)
Formerly the coverage of masterly state of no activity used to be normally authorised in obstetrical perform. despite the fact that, this can be now not real initially of the current decade, and the authors are to be congratulated in attempting to stimulate their juniors to strategy the issues of Pre-natal Paediatrics in a educated demeanour. while inactiveness should still be the therapy of selection sometimes, it may merely be conducted with the whole wisdom that every one is easily, and this evidently will contain the use and realizing of recent investigations and strategies. in my view the authors have completed their goals and notwithstanding there are those that may perhaps continually have reservations, they have to without doubt settle for the authors' appraisal of the trendy method of this technology. VICTOR R. TINDALL Cardiff, I97 I PREFACE This e-book confines itself to these points of pre-natal boost ment that are of value to the clinician. we are hoping to provide a pretty concise account of this rather new and swiftly increasing box of scientific technology. rigidity is given to suggestions that could no longer but be in lots of common obstetric and paediatric texts. additionally, we want to offer an simply obtainable choice of reference facts for the busy member of junior employees to consult through the process his regimen paintings. We as a result make no apology for any repetition had to make every one part readable with no many move references.
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New York: Appleton Century Crofts). CHAPTER 3 ASSESSMENT OF PLACENTAL FUNCTION Introduction Much of this chapter deals with complex laboratory techniques. It should be emphasized that until resources and improvements in technique are such that all pregnant women can be screened, their use is limited by careful appraisal of the clinical situation. All these methods have the common goal of reducing perinatal mortality, and the diagnosis of the fetus 'at risk' is all important. In this chapter, the emphasis is on the fetus during the ante-natal period, but obviously this will affect the condition during labour and the first weeks of life.
Evidence of antepartum placental insufficiency. 9. Borderline disproportion. 10. Antepartum haemorrhage. s 53 54 Pre-natal Paediatrics Breech presentation. 12. Advanced maternal age. 13. Elective caesarean section for any reason. 14. Previous caesarean section. 15. Prolonged pregnancy. Clearly it is important that the baby should be as mature as possible, taking into account the hazards of the intrauterine environment. Equally, the dangers of removing an immature fetus from one relatively dangerous situation and placing it in another, cannot be overstated.
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