Maternal, Fetal, & Neonatal Physiology : Susan Tucker Blackburn :It seems that you're in Germany. We have a dedicated site for Germany. This second edition offers an expanded and updated history of the field of fetal and neonatal development, allowing readers to gain a comprehensive understanding of the biological aspects that contribute to the wellbeing or pathophysiology of newborns. In this concluding opus of a long and prominent career as a clinical scientist, Dr. Longo has invited new contributions from noted colleagues with expertise in various fields to provide a historical perspective on the impact of how modern concepts emerged in the field of fetal physiology and contributed to the current attention paid to the fetal origins of diseases in adults. In addition to new chapters on maternal physiology and complications during pregnancy, others trace the history of the Society for Reproductive Investigation, governmental funding of perinatal research, and major initiatives to support training in the new discipline of maternal fetal medicine, including the Reproductive Scientist Development program.
The Rise of Fetal and Neonatal Physiology
The physiology of the fetus is fundamentally different from the neonate with both structural and functional distinctions. The fetus is well-adapted to the relatively hypoxemic intrauterine environment. The transition from intra- to extrauterine life requires rapid, complex and well-orchestrated steps to ensure neonatal survival. This chapter explains intrauterine physiology that allows the fetus to survive and then reviews the physiologic changes that occur during the transition to extrauterine life. Asphyxia fundamentally alters the physiology of transition and necessitates a thoughtful approach in the management of affected neonates.
Postpartum Period and Lactation Physiology 6. Fetal Assessment 7. Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics During the Perinatal Period UNIT II: ADAPTATIONS IN.
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Skip to search form Skip to main content. Biologic Basis for Reproduction 2. Physiologic Basis for Reproduction 3. Prenatal Period and Placental Physiology 4. Parturition and Uterine Physiology 5. Postpartum Period and Lactation Physiology 6. Fetal Assessment 7.
Provide the best care possible with expert insight and clinically relevant coverage of the physiologic changes that occur throughout all major periods of the perinatal experience — prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum, and neonatal. Synthesis of the latest research studies and evidence-based practice provides vital data on normal physiologic changes during the antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum periods; anatomic and functional development of the fetus; and developmental physiology of preterm and term neonates. Pharmacology tables offer quick access to key pharmacology information and drug effects with clinical examples. Coverage of pathophysiology and interventions for the pregnant woman, fetus, and newborn for selected abnormal events provides a solid understanding of physiologic adaptations and developmental physiology relating to major body systems and metabolic processes. We are always looking for ways to improve customer experience on Elsevier. We would like to ask you for a moment of your time to fill in a short questionnaire, at the end of your visit. If you decide to participate, a new browser tab will open so you can complete the survey after you have completed your visit to this website.
The transition from a fetus to a newborn is the most complex adaptation that occurs in human experience. Lung adaptation requires the coordinated clearance of fetal lung fluid, surfactant secretion, and the onset of consistent breathing. With the removal of the low-pressure placenta, the cardiovascular response requires striking changes in blood flow, pressures and pulmonary vasodilation. The newborn must also quickly control its energy metabolism and thermoregulation. The primary mediators that both prepare the fetus for birth and support the multi-organ transition are cortisol and catecholamine.