Fertility, pregnancy, and newborn

Guy Bradley-Smith, Sally Hope, Helen v. Firth and Jane A. Hurst

in Oxford Handbook of Genetics

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ISBN: 9780199545360
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199598922 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Fertility, pregnancy, and newborn

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Introduction - Amenorrhoea, infertility, and premature ovarian failure (POF) - Antenatal screening for genetic disorders - Assisted reproductive technology - Congenital infections - Drugs in pregnancy - Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) - Fetal anomalies Fetal anomalies: anterior abdominal wall defects - Fetal anomalies: cleft lip and palate - Fetal anomalies: club-foot (talipes) - Fetal anomalies: congenital cystic lung lesions - Fetal anomalies: congenital heart disease (CHD) - Fetal anomalies: Dandy–Walker malformation - Fetal anomalies: diaphragmatic hernia - Fetal anomalies: nuchal translucency, cystic hygroma, and hydrops - Fetal anomalies: hyperechogenic bowel (hyperechoic bowel) - Fetal anomalies: renal tract anomalies - Fetal anomalies: short and/or bowed limbs - Fetal anomalies: ventriculomegaly - Fetal anticonvulsant syndrome - Fetomaternal alloimmunization (Rhesus D and thrombocytopenia) - Imaging in prenatal diagnosis - Invasive techniques and genetic tests in prenatal diagnosis - Low maternal serum oestriol - Male infertility: genetic aspects - Maternal age - Maternal diabetes mellitus and diabetic embryopathy - Maternal phenylketonuria (PKU) - Miscarriage and recurrent miscarriage - Neonatal screening - Neural tube defects (NTD) - Radiation exposure, chemotherapy, and landfill sites - Reproductive options - Twins and twinning

Chapter.  21388 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Genetics ; Reproductive Medicine

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