The Fetus as Medical Patient

The book deals with biomedical consideration in prenatal human life, presents a survey of the literature of ten North American Catholic theologians who have written on the topic of moral dilemmas in PND over the past twenty years, and ...

The Fetus as Medical Patient

With an increased capacity to analyze fetal cells in the laboratory and the present possibility of monitoring human embryonic development using advanced diagnostic technique, prenatal diagnosis (PND) has become widely diffused in medical practice. The Fetus as Medical Patient emphasizes, however, that PND results are not unambiguous: they may either lead to a continuation of the pregnancy, or to an abortion. Cioffi engages the reader in a comprehensive examination of the state of the question regarding diagnosis and possible treatment of human illness in utero. The book deals with biomedical consideration in prenatal human life, presents a survey of the literature of ten North American Catholic theologians who have written on the topic of moral dilemmas in PND over the past twenty years, and critically analyzes the writings of these ten authors.

The Fetus as a Patient

The Fetus as a Patient elucidates the current work of the Board of Directors and invited speakers of the International Society of the Fetus as a Patient, which is dedicated to improving all dimensions of fetal diagnosis and therapy.

The Fetus as a Patient

Major advances in ultrasound, prenatal diagnosis and therapy, and fetal assessment are furthering fetal medicine and clinical perinatology. These developments include: progress in 3-dimensional and color Doppler ultrasound for insights into early embryonic structure and function, counseling for pre-embryonic research, genetic counseling and prenatal informed consent, the use of cardiotocograms (CTGs), ultrasound imaging, Doppler ultrasound, analysis of nucleated red blood cells, and a broad range of clinical topics ranging from the Internet to neonatal intensive care. Under the editorship of Dr. Frank Chervenak and Professors Asim Kurjak and Zoltan Papp, authors and editors of many respected books in this field, The Fetus as a Patient: The Evolving Challenge provides detailed, authoritative coverage of the latest developments in fetal medicine and clinical perinatology. Following an introductory chapter on the moral foundations of leadership in fetal medicine, the book presents 38 chapters in four sections dealing with new developments in ultrasound, the state of the art of prenatal diagnosis and therapy, the challenge of fetal assessment and current perspectives on clinical perinatology. The volume is extensively illustrated throughout and includes bibliographic references and index. The Fetus as a Patient elucidates the current work of the Board of Directors and invited speakers of the International Society of the Fetus as a Patient, which is dedicated to improving all dimensions of fetal diagnosis and therapy.

The Making of the Unborn Patient

Winner of the 1998 C. Wright Mills Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems The Making of the Unborn Patient: Social Anatomy of Fetal Surgery, Monica J. Casper, It is now possible for physicians to recognize that a pregnant ...

The Making of the Unborn Patient

Winner of the 1998 C. Wright Mills Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems The Making of the Unborn Patient: Social Anatomy of Fetal Surgery, Monica J. Casper, It is now possible for physicians to recognize that a pregnant woman's foetus is facing life-threatening problems, perform surgery on the foetus, and if it survives, return it to the woman's uterus to finish gestation. Although foetal surgery has existed in various forms for three decades, it is only just beginning to capture the public's imagination. These still largely experimental procedures raise all types of medical, political and ethical questions. Who is the patient? What are the technical difficulties involved in foetal surgery? How do reproductive politics seep into the operating room, and how do medical definitions and meanings flow out of medicine and into other social spheres? How are ethical issues defined in this practice and who defines them? Is foetal surgery the kind of medicine we want? What is involved in reframing foetal surgery as a women's health issue, rather than simply a paediatric concern? In this ethnographic study of the social, cultural and historical aspects of foetal surgery, Monica Casper addresses these questions. "The Making of the Unborn Patient" examines two important and connected events of the second half of the 20th century: the emergence of foetal surgery as a new medical specialty and the debut of the unborn patient.

The Fetus as a Patient

This volume explores the usefulness and limitations of the concept of ‘fetal patient’ against the background of the recent seminal developments in prenatal or fetal medicine.

The Fetus as a Patient

Due to new developments in prenatal testing and therapy the fetus is increasingly visible, examinable and treatable in prenatal care. Accordingly, physicians tend to perceive the fetus as a patient and understand themselves as having certain professional duties towards it. However, it is far from clear what it means to speak of a patient in this connection. This volume explores the usefulness and limitations of the concept of ‘fetal patient’ against the background of the recent seminal developments in prenatal or fetal medicine. It does so from an interdisciplinary and international perspective. Featuring internationally recognized experts in the field, the book discusses the normative implications of the concept of ‘fetal patient’ from a philosophical-theoretical as well as from a legal perspective. This includes its implications for the autonomy of the pregnant woman as well as its consequences for physician-patient-interactions in prenatal medicine.

Current Perspectives on the Fetus as a Patient

This is an interdisciplinary clinical reference text on improving all aspects of fetal diagnosis and therapy. The opening chapter focuses on the clinical ethics of appreciating the fetus as a patient.

Current Perspectives on the Fetus as a Patient

This is an interdisciplinary clinical reference text on improving all aspects of fetal diagnosis and therapy. The opening chapter focuses on the clinical ethics of appreciating the fetus as a patient. Section 1 presents new dimensions in fetal imaging, emphasizing Doppler ultrasound, three-dimensional ultrasound, tissue echogenecity, and fetal radiology. Section 2 covers the rapidly evolving science of molecular genetics and screening for fetal abnormalities. Section 3 contains the latest information about fetal surgery. Section 4 describes the various modalities available to obstetricians for assessing the fetal condition. Section 5 provides the latest information on the clinical management of especially controversial areas in perinatology, both before and after birth.

Controversies in Perinatal Medicine

With expert editorial direction and contributions from leaders in the field, the book guides readers through the maze of new technologies and procedures and explores the issues they raise in terms of scientific methodology.

Controversies in Perinatal Medicine

The introduction of new diagnostic technologies such as Doppler technology and three-dimensional ultrasonography has changed the nature of perinatal medicine. However, the rush to introduce new procedures has sometimes compromised the rigor necessary in the initial analyses of their uses. The field is moving ahead so rapidly that health-care protocols can quickly lose their validity and controversy soon arises. Controversies in Perinatal Medicine examines the current state of the science through the lens of evidence-based medicine. With expert editorial direction and contributions from leaders in the field, the book guides readers through the maze of new technologies and procedures and explores the issues they raise in terms of scientific methodology. It focuses on selected issues in quality care of the fetus and the mother; early diagnosis and decision making; how and if new diagnostic technologies affect outcomes; contributions of ultrasou nd technology to the body of knowledge; screening and treatment for prematurity; changes in cesarean section rates; and ethical issues. Controversies in Perinatal Medicine gives you a clear picture of the developments in diagnosis and treatment made possible by new technologies and the insight to resolve the issues involved in using them.

Fetology Diagnosis and Management of the Fetal Patient Second Edition

As more obstetric practitioners do investigative sonographic procedures in their offices, this book will be a valuable resource for them as well. The new edition is overdue and most welcome.

Fetology  Diagnosis and Management of the Fetal Patient  Second Edition

The first book to synthesize relevant, critically reviewed data for application to the diagnosis and treatment of prenatal patients— updated and in full color A Doody's Core Title for 2011! 5 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW! "The book is comprehensive, concise, well illustrated, and an extremely valuable resource for perinatal healthcare providers....This book has rapidly become a go-to reference in the perinatal field and this new edition confirms its place as the gold standard in the field. Perinatologists will find this to be an essential part of their library. As more obstetric practitioners do investigative sonographic procedures in their offices, this book will be a valuable resource for them as well. The new edition is overdue and most welcome."--Doody's Review Service "This invaluable up-to-date reference is a must have guide especially in non-tertiary care centers where the various experts may not be readily available to further guide the family and plan the rest of the antepartum, peripartum and postpartum care."--Center for Advanced Fetal Care Newsletter Fetology: Diagnosis and Management of the Fetal Patient offers a cross-disciplinary approach that goes beyond the traditional boundaries of obstetrics, pediatrics, and surgery to help you effectively diagnose and treat fetal patients. Fetology considers the full implications of a fetal sonographic or chromosomal diagnosis—from prenatal management to long-term outcome—for an affected child. Here, you’ll find all the insights you need to answer the questions of parents faced with a diagnosis of a fetal abnormality—and present them with a coordinated therapeutic plan. Features NEW! Full-color design NEW! Five new chapters on Adrenal Masses, Abdominal Cysts, Overgrowth, Mosaic Trisomy, and DiGeorge Syndrome NEW! Chapters summarizing contemporary approaches to first and second trimester screening for aneuploidy NEW! 3D ultrasound and MRI images: over 450 images clearly illustrate the diagnosis of anomalies with the latest, most precise imaging technology NEW! Key Points open each chapter, providing rapid review of a particular condition Highlighted treatment/management guidelines deliver quick access to practical, what-to-do information Each chapter, which covers a single anomaly, includes description of the medical condition, incidence, characteristic sonographic findings, differential diagnosis, best treatment during pregnancy, treatment of the newborn, expected outcome, and more Addresses gaps in our knowledge that highlight unmet clinical needs and areas for future research

Fetology

A one-of-a-kind, quick-reference volume that offers a cohesive, coordinated plan for the diagnosis, management, and treatment of the fetal patient.

Fetology

A one-of-a-kind, quick-reference volume that offers a cohesive, coordinated plan for the diagnosis, management, and treatment of the fetal patient. A highly accessible resource for practitioners charged with the care of a fetus or neonate with a sonographically detected anomaly--and a trusted guide for prospective parents seeking advice regarding an abnormal fetal finding. Provides much-needed answers and an approach to managing the implications of fetal sonographic or chromosomal diagnosis beyond the existing boundaries of obstetrics, pediatrics, and surgery.

Dental Management of the Pregnant Patient

This book could also be a useful reference source for physicians in the practice of general and family medicine.

Dental Management of the Pregnant Patient

Dental Management of the Pregnant Patient is the first book to focus on treating dental patients during pregnancy. The first book to compile all of the knowledge for managing pregnant patients into a single source Offers a comprehensive approach to the physiological changes in pregnancy, clinical considerations for treating pregnant patients, and discussion of medical emergencies Covers medications, oral disease, tumors, trauma, management of gynecological emergencies, and more

Prosthetic Bodies

The book challenges the ability of traditional forms of medical ethics and law to adequately identify this incremental process.

Prosthetic Bodies

Among the vast literature on contemporary reproductive technologies, Prosthetic Bodies stands out in its effective combination of insights, methods, and theories from the history of medicine, constructivist science and technology studies, and feminist theory. The double focus on IVF and related techniques, and fetal treatment and surgery, enables the identification of debatable tendencies within today's reproductive medicine: the translation of ever more medical problems basically unrelated to women's own reproductive health - and, in the case of fetal diagnosis and treatment, sometimes formerly even unrelated to reproduction as such - into medical indications for invasive, often highly experimental interventions in women's bodies. The analyses show how, through the operations and workings of reproductive technologies themselves, as well as a variety of discursive mechanisms within scientific language, today's recasting of men's fertility problems and children's congenital anomalies as women's reproductive problems comes to appear inevitable. The book challenges the ability of traditional forms of medical ethics and law to adequately identify this incremental process. The careful analyses and arguments in Prosthetic Bodies will be relevant to students of science and technology, gender studies, philosophy, medical ethics, and law, and others interested in the cultural, ethical, and political ramifications of contemporary reproductive technologies.

The Fetus as a Patient Advances in Diagnosis and Therapy

This book covers topics such as ethics, assisted conception techniques, embryology, pathology, obstetric ultrasound, methods of assisting the fetal condition, Doppler ultrasound and its clinical uses, and innovative approaches to fetal ...

The Fetus as a Patient  Advances in Diagnosis and Therapy

The progress of medical profession in treating and diagnosing fetal disorders has brought the concept of the fetus as a patient from science fiction to science fact. This book covers topics such as ethics, assisted conception techniques, embryology, pathology, obstetric ultrasound, methods of assisting the fetal condition, Doppler ultrasound and its clinical uses, and innovative approaches to fetal therapy.

Fetal Medicine

Based on the RCOG Training Module in Fetal Medicine, this book provides a knowledge base for practitioners in obstetrics and maternal-fetal medicine.

Fetal Medicine

Based on the RCOG Training Module in Fetal Medicine, this book provides a knowledge base for practitioners in obstetrics and maternal-fetal medicine.

de Swiet s Medical Disorders in Obstetric Practice

With new material covering cancer, critical care, obesity and advanced maternal age, as well as practical advice on the most common conditions that present to those caring for pregnant women, this book will assist you in navigating the many ...

de Swiet s Medical Disorders in Obstetric Practice

Pregnancy affects the physiology of women as their bodies adapt to the growing life within them; but how does this affect how you manage general, or pre-existing medical complaints? How do you differentiate the effects of pregnancy from genuine medical conditions? What are the effects of the ‘standard’ treatments on the growing fetus? What about breastfeeding? In this brand-new edition of de Swiet’s Medical Disorders in Clinical Practice, expert physicians present the best evidence and practical wisdom to guide you and your patients through their pregnancy and illness, to a successful birth and early motherhood. Using a combination of algorithms, years of experience and an evidence-based approach, this book will help you to: Diagnose difficult to identify conditions during pregnancy Effectively prescribe for pregnant and lactating women Overcome the challenges of imaging, anesthesia and critical care for pregnant women de Swiet’s assists you in navigating the many challenges pregnancy presents for both the patient and physician.

Controversies in Perinatal Medicine

With expert editorial direction and contributions from leaders in the field, the book guides readers through the maze of new technologies and procedures and explores the issues they raise in terms of scientific methodology.

Controversies in Perinatal Medicine

The introduction of new diagnostic technologies such as Doppler technology and three-dimensional ultrasonography has changed the nature of perinatal medicine. However, the rush to introduce new procedures has sometimes compromised the rigor necessary in the initial analyses of their uses. The field is moving ahead so rapidly that health-care protocols can quickly lose their validity and controversy soon arises. Controversies in Perinatal Medicine examines the current state of the science through the lens of evidence-based medicine. With expert editorial direction and contributions from leaders in the field, the book guides readers through the maze of new technologies and procedures and explores the issues they raise in terms of scientific methodology. It focuses on selected issues in quality care of the fetus and the mother; early diagnosis and decision making; how and if new diagnostic technologies affect outcomes; contributions of ultrasou nd technology to the body of knowledge; screening and treatment for prematurity; changes in cesarean section rates; and ethical issues. Controversies in Perinatal Medicine gives you a clear picture of the developments in diagnosis and treatment made possible by new technologies and the insight to resolve the issues involved in using them.