Fetal Therapy: Scientific Basis and Critical Appraisal of Clinical Benefits 2nd Edition


Updated by a team of internationally renowned experts, this book gives a thorough overview of fetal pathophysiology and an evidence base for in utero: both medical (non-invasive) and surgical treatments. Many topics are expanded to cover recent advances, including stem cell transplantation; tissue scaffolding; minimally invasive approaches to ‘open fetal surgery’; the etiology, prevention and treatment of preterm birth and PROM; the genetic etiologies of fetal disease; and gene therapy. In addition, there are in-depth discussions as to the role of open fetal myelomeningocele repair and several fetoscopic approaches to therapy. The international editors have added important new chapters on reducing stillbirth and prenatal counseling. This book is an invaluable reference guide to the latest fetal therapy options, and an essential, in-depth study book for maternal-fetal and neonatology specialists.

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Book Description

This comprehensive text focuses on the pathophysiology and management of fetal diseases that can be treated in utero. It is useful as a reference guide of therapeutic opinions or for in-depth study for maternal-fetal specialists and neonatologists. Recently expanded by an international team of experts to cover current research.

About the Author

Mark D. Kilby is Dame Hilda Lloyd Professor of Maternal and Fetal Medicine at the University of Birmingham and Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

Anthony Johnson is a Professor at the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Co-Director of The Fetal Center, affiliated with Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas.

Dick Oepkes is Professor and Director of the Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Unit, Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum, Netherlands.

Book Details

Size34.4 MB
Pages601 pages
PublisherCambridge University Press
Date December 31, 2019
Language English


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