Principles of Perinatal-Neonatal Metabolism

  • Richard M. Cowett

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. General Principles of Metabolism

  3. Maternal Metabolism During Pregnancy

    1. Lois Jovanovic-Peterson, Charles M. Peterson
      Pages 149-162
    2. Satish C. Kalhan, Barbara G. Assel
      Pages 163-176
    3. Robert H. Knopp, M. Scott Magee, Bartolome Bonet, Diego Gomez-Coronado
      Pages 177-203
    4. Paul L. Ogburn Jr.
      Pages 204-227
    5. John V. G. A. Durnin
      Pages 228-236
    6. Marshall W. Carpenter, Stanley A. Sady
      Pages 237-249
  4. Fetal-Placental Metabolism

    1. William W. Hay Jr.
      Pages 250-275
    2. Edward A. Liechty, James A. Lemons
      Pages 276-290
    3. Robert E. Kimura
      Pages 291-303
    4. Lawrence D. Longo
      Pages 304-315
    5. Abraham M. Rudolph
      Pages 316-339
    6. E. Marelyn Wintour
      Pages 340-355
  5. Neonatal Metabolism

    1. Richard M. Cowett
      Pages 356-389
    2. John Fernandes
      Pages 390-404
    3. Willi Heine
      Pages 405-425
    4. Gerard T. Berry, Mark L. Batshaw
      Pages 426-444
    5. Margit Hamosh
      Pages 445-464
    6. Charles A. Stanley
      Pages 465-471
    7. Jeffrey L. Loughead, Reginald C. Tsang
      Pages 472-499
    8. Peter J. Aggett, Susan M. Barclay
      Pages 500-530
    9. Frank R. Greer, Richard D. Zachman, Philip M. Farrell
      Pages 531-558
    10. Richard J. Schanler, Laurel L. Prestridge
      Pages 559-582
    11. Pieter J. J. Sauer
      Pages 583-608
    12. Pieter J. J. Sauer
      Pages 609-622
    13. Andrew T. Costarino, Stephen Baumgart
      Pages 623-649
    14. Hwai-Ping Sheng, Buford L. Nichols Jr.
      Pages 650-670
    15. Edward S. Ogata
      Pages 671-677
    16. Richard M. Cowett
      Pages 678-698
    17. David J. Schmeling, Arnold G. Coran
      Pages 699-718
    18. Robert M. Kliegman, Susan Aucott, Marianne Kosek
      Pages 719-742
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 743-774

About this book


Over the last quarter century or so, specialization within obstetrics and gynecology, and pediatrics has resulted in the development of the disciplines of maternal-fetal medicine and neonatology, respectively. A primary focus of maternal-fetal medicine has been to understand the mechanism(s) of premature delivery and develop treatment modalities for improving the length of gestation. A primary focus of neonatology has been to under­ stand the causes of respiratory distress in the neonate. Success has resulted, not only in the lengthening of gestation, but an improved understanding of the causes and treatment of neonatal respiratory disease. With increasing success has come the necessity to under­ stand the metabolic principles of the parturient, the fetal/placenta unit, and the neonate. These principles are clearly very important from multiple aspects. Increased understand­ ing of metabolism of the pregnant woman would explain the aberrations occurring in normal and abnormal pregnancy and improve nutritional support for the parturient. A prime example of altered metabolism is the parturient with diabetes. Understanding metabolism ofthe fetal/placenta unit is necessary to increase the probability that the fetus will be born appropriate for size irrespective of the gestational age. The various compo­ nents of neonatal metabolism are important, not only for understanding the changes in physiology and biochemistry occurring in the developing neonate, but the principles by which nutritional support should be provided.


Neugeborenenerkrankung birth endocrinology fetus gynecology hormones newborn nutrition obstetrics pediatrics perinatale Medizin placenta pregnancy regulation sex

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard M. Cowett
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsBrown University Program in MedicineProvidenceUSA
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsWomen and Infants Hospital of Rhode IslandProvidenceUSA

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