Diagnosis and Treatment of Fetal Disorders

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Diagnosis and Treatment of Disorders Affecting the Intrauterine Patient, Dorado, Puerto Rico, October 29–31, 1967

  • Karlis Adamsons

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Morphologic and Cytogenetic Methods in the Diagnosis of Fetal Conditions

  3. Metabolic Performance of the Placenta and Fetus

  4. Amniotic Fluid and Fetal Blood as Indicators of Fetal Circumstance

    1. Erich Saling
      Pages 141-150
    2. Richard W. Reard
      Pages 151-162
    3. Karlis Adamsons, Richard W. Beard, Ermelando V. Cosmi, Ronald E. Myers
      Pages 175-177
    4. L. Stanley James, Edward T. Bowe, Henry H. Balfour
      Pages 178-184
  5. Physical Methods in the Assessment of Fetus

    1. Edward H. Hon
      Pages 185-204
    2. Roberto Caldeyro-Barcia, Carlos Casacuberta, Raul Bustos, Gustavo Giussi, Lidio Gulin, Luis Escarcena et al.
      Pages 205-225
  6. Prenatal Treatment

    1. Jerold F. Lucey
      Pages 258-263
    2. Stanley H. Asensio
      Pages 264-271
    3. Molly E. Towell, John R. Gregg, Herminia S. Salvador, Peter F. Solvonuk
      Pages 272-278

About this book


HOWARD C. TAYLOR, JR. Medicine, through its long history, has continually striven to enlarge its scope. Success in these endeavors has come in sudden bursts with long intervals of relative quiescence between. As a result of the spectacular discoveries in the basic sciences during the last decades, medicine is again in a period of revolutionary advance in many fields. One of these is the subject of this report, "The Intrauterine Patient." Until recently the fetus signalized his presence only by the mother's enlarging abdomen and by his own movements, perceived by the preg­ nant woman herself and evident to the examining midwife and physician. Later, the sounds of the fetal heart heard by auscultation and the varia­ tions in its rate became the single important means by which the welfare of the fetus might be roughly determined and threats to his survival per­ haps detected. Otherwise, the fetus remained isolated, his condition unknown and any therapy consequent on diagnosis, except for the induc­ tion or termination of labor, nonexistent.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Karlis Adamsons
    • 1
  1. 1.Columbia UniversityUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1968
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-46174-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-46172-9
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