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Title Caring for children born small for gestational age / editor-in-chief: Siegfried Zabransky ; contributors: Miguel Alejandre Alcázar [and others]
Published London : Springer Healthcare, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (online resource (xvii, 299 pages)) : color illustrations
Contents Fetal Development -- Intrauterine aspects -- Maternal nutrition -- Prenatal care, surveillance, and risk assessment -- Birthweight percentiles: an international comparison -- Fetal growth restriction: definitions, causes, and epidemiology -- Obstetric aspects -- Placental function in intrauterine growth restriction -- Placental function: predicting impairment -- The role of genetic and epigenetics in growth restriction -- Fetal programming -- Premature infants -- Term newborns -- Endocrine regulation of fetal growth -- Growth hormone treatment -- Renal function -- Pancreatic development -- Metabolic syndrome -- Cardiovascular risks and diseases -- Ophthalmological findings and visual function disorders -- Auditory function disorders -- Neurological, neurocognitive and behavioural aspects -- Prevention and long term care -- Considerations for future research
Summary Care for Children Born Small for Gestational Age is a comprehensive handbook that serves to synthesize the extensive recent literature in the area to provide a practical resource aimed at a wide range of healthcare professionals, including obstetricians, midwives, neonatologists, and primary care physicians. This comprehensive handbook includes an in-depth survey of the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and long-term monitoring of children born small for gestational age, as well as related conditions such as intrauterine growth restriction, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. Additionally, the short and long-term psychiatric and social consequences of this condition are addressed
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Pediatrics.
Growth disorders.
Maternal and infant welfare.
Metabolism -- Disorders.
Infant, Newborn -- growth & development.
Form Electronic book
Author Zabransky, Siegfried, editor
ISBN 9781908517906 (electronic bk.)
1908517905 (electronic bk.)