Edited by Mark I. Evans, L.D. Platt, F. de la Cruz
CRC Press – 2001 – 138 pages
Diagnostic techniques such as amniocentesis and ultrasound have expanded the armamentarium of prenatal diagnosis. As diagnostic techniques increase in accuracy, the demand for something other than selective termination of pregnancy will also increase. The ultimate goal of this line of research has always been fetal therapy, not just the ability to make the diagnosis.
Fetal Therapy provides in-depth coverage of diagnostic techniques and therapies for fetal abnormalities. Photographs and line drawings illustrate the techniques discussed and concise tables make the data easy to find. It is the first book to cover emerging techniques for diagnosing fetal abnormalities with an essentially no-risk, noninvasive test of maternal blood at 7-8 weeks' gestation.
In addition to up-to-date information on the latest technology in this field, the book also examines ethical issues from a historic perspective and ethical considerations in offering and recommending fetal therapy for the fetal patient. Bringing together new ideas and possibilities for new procedures Fetal Therapy explores the issues involved in expanding the applicability and availability of prenatal diagnosis and the options for treatment.
"…an excellent summary on the use of ulstrasound in the detection of fetal abnormality…This book is recommended as an excellent overview on current fetal therapy…"
- Lachlan de Crespigny, Australian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine
Ultrasound Diagnosis of Structural Abnormalities, M.E. D'Alton
Looking Beyond Conception Using First-Trimester Embryofetoscopy, E.A. Reece
The Prenatal Evaluation and Treatment of Fetal Obstructive Uropathy, M.P. Johnson and M.I. Evans
Second-Trimester Fetoscopic Intervention: Operative Fetoscopy, R. Quintero
Surgically Correctable Fetal Disease, M. Harrison
Management of Fetal Lung Lesions, N.S. Adzick
Open Surgery for Fetal Sacrococcygeal Teratomas, A.W. Flake
Pharmacological Fetal Therapy, M.I. Evans, R.F. Hume, Jr., P. Lewis, B. Feldman, and Y. Yaron
Prenatal Therapy for Inborn Errors of Sterol and Protein Metabolism, M. Irons
Ethics in Fetal Therapy: a Historical Perspective, J.C. Fletcher
In Utero Hepatopoietic stem Cell Transplantation, A.W. Flake
In Utero Bone Marrow Transplantation, K.J. Blakemore
Directive Counseling Regarding Fetal Therapy: Ethical Considerations in Offering and Recommending Fetal Therapy for the Fetal Patient, F.A. Chervenak and L.B. McCullough