In this unique book emphasis is placed on tests necessary to evaluate fetal well-being and to detect those fetuses at risk of hypoxia and acidosis in utero. Written by pioneers in the neonatal field, this publication contains chapters on the pathophysiology , obstetric management, and collagen diseases of intrauterine growth retardation. Ultrasound in detection of growth retarded fetuses is explored, as well as magnetic resonance imaging and magnesium substitution for the prevention of intrauterine growth retardation. Containing never-before-published information, this volume is an excellent reference source for both investigators in the field and those entering it.
Table of Contents
1. The Epidemiology and Etiology of Intrauterine Growth Retardation 2. Epidemiology of Fetal Growth Retardation in Developed Countries 3. The Pathophysiology of Intrauterine Growth Retardation 4. Collagen Diseases and Intrauterine Growth Retardation 5. Obstetric Management of Intrauterine Growth Retardation 6. The Creation of a Perinatal Growth Chart for International Reference 7. Ultrasound in Detection of Growth Retarded Fetuses 8. Ultrasound Guided Procedures in Small-for-Gestation Fetuses 9. Utero-Placental and Fetal Circulation in Intrauterine Growth Retardation 10. The Use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Intrauterine Growth Retardation 11. Low Birthweight and Fetal Growth Retardation: Some Preventable Aspects 12. Prevention of Intrauterine Growth Retardation by Magnesium Substitution in Pregnancy 13. Long-Term Glucose Infusions in the Treatment of Fetal Growth Retardation 14. Postnatal Sequelae of Fetal Growth Retardation