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 counselling. 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.
About the Author
Mark D. Kilby is Dame Hilda Lloyd Professor of Maternal and Fetal Medicine in the University of Birmingham and Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.
Anthony Johnson is Professor at the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Co-Director of the The Fetal Center, affiliated with Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and McGovern Medical School at University of Texas.
Dick Oepkes is Professor and Director of the Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Unit, Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum, Netherlands.