This is now an emerging appreciation of the neurological injuries caused to the developing fetal brain from asphyxia during the pregnancy before labor and delivery (antepartum asphyxia). This book presents a focused overview of the state of the art in diagnosing and managing antepartum fetal asphyxia. This volume discusses the etiology and mechanism of fetal asphyxia; optimal surveillances and imaging strategies for diagnosing and assessing fetal brain damage, clinical protocols for pregnancies at risk; and risk and liability management strategies
Partial Table of Contents:
Antecedents of Long Term Handicap (N. Patel).
Fetal Asphyxia and Outcome (J. Low).
Perinatal Asphyxia and Placental Pathology (C. Salafia).
Excitotoxicity and Patterns of Brain Injury From Fear or Perinatal Asphyxia (M. Johnston).
Postnatal Neuroimaging to Time Ischemic Cerebral Injury (J. Perlman).
Hematologic Markers to Date Fetal Neurologic Injury (J. Phelan).
Intraventricular Hemorrhage in the Premature Infant (J. Perlman).
Fetal Neurosonagraphy (I. Timor-Tritsch).
Computerized Approaches to Fetal Surveillance (L. Devoe).
Fetal Biophysical Variables and Fetal Status (C. Harmon).
Monitoring the Growth Retarded Fetus (G. Visser).
Emerging Technologies - Fetal Optical Monitoring (M. Stankovic).