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by Asim Kurjak, Frank A Chervenak, Sanja Kupesic Plavsic
This Donald School The Fetus as a Patient: Current Perspectives book explores the usefulness and limitations of the concept of ‘fetal patient’ against the background of the recent seminal developments in prenatal or fetal medicine. Due to new developments in prenatal testing and therapy the fetus is increasingly visible, examinable and treatable in prenatal care. This book consists of 28 chapters, which include hemoglobinopathies in perinatal medicine, obesity in pregnancy, an appeal for continuous family care and interdisciplinary communication, ultrasonographic assessment of the cervix for prediction of spontaneous preterm birth in singleton pregnancies, carcinoma in pregnancy, placenta accreta, antenatal corticosteroids for late preterm labor, critical care in obstetrics, implantation and the fetal health, monochorionicity, guidelines for invasive prenatal procedures, laser treatment of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, premature rupture of membranes, neurological outcomes in twins, diagnosis and treatment of fetus anemia etc. The book discusses the normative implications of the concept of ‘fetal patient’ from a philosophical-theoretical as well as from a legal perspective.
1. Kurjak Asim
|Medical School University of Zagreb, Fellow of World Academy of Art and Science, Zagreb, Croatia
2. Chervenak Frank A
|New York Weill Cornell Medical Center, Fellow of World Academy of Art and Science, New York, New York, USA
|3. Plavsic Sanja Kupesic
|Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, El Paso, Texas, USA
|Obstetrics and Gynecology
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