Edited by Oommen Mathew (Medical College of Georgia, USA) & Jatinder Bhatia (Medical College of Georgia, USA).
Innovations in technology and new therapies have changed the face of medicine in the last few decades. These include advances in fetal diagnosis (preimplantation genetics, chorionic villous sampling and amniocentesis), drugs that have been developed to treat unique conditions in neonates such as respiratory distress syndrome (surfactant) and pulmonary hypertension (inhaled nitric oxide), as well as technological advances and interventions resulting in diagnostic (ultrasounds and MRI) and therapeutic interventions (intrauterine transfusion to ECMO). Research in fertility treatments has resulted in test tube babies and cloned animals, and that has also fostered technological advances in diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.
The primary purpose of Innovations in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine is to highlight
these innovations in technology and therapy that have not only changed the way
doctors deliver care to fetus and neonate but also reduced neonatal mortality
thereby saving millions of lives in the process. These issues are addressed
by the authors who are experts in their respective fields. The book will be
valuable not only to healthcare providers but also to educators and policy makers.
- Medical Innovations in the 20th Century and Their Impact on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine: A Global Perspective
- Assisted Reproductive Technologies
- Advances in Fetal Diagnostics for Genomic Alterations
- Fetal Imaging in Detection of Congenital Heart Disease
- Imaging the Newborn Brain
- Monitoring and Intervention Therapies
- Regulation of Neonatal Environment 2010
- Advances in Neonatal Nutritional Care
- Advances in Ventilatory Care of the Neonate
- Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Impact of Surfactant Therapy and Antenatal Steroid
- Antibiotics and Other Miracle Drugs
- Impact of Surgical Innovations
Readership: Healthcare professionals interested in neonatal-perinatal medicine and healthcare policies; pediatricians; obstetricians; neonatal, obstetric and pediatric nurses; respiratory therapists; educators and parents.