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This comprehensive and authoritative book discusses the critical role of the utero-placenta in neurodisability, both at term and preterm. It examines aspects of fetal compromise and possible cerebro-protective interventions, recent evidence on fetal growth and mental illness, as well as cerebro-therapeutics. Throughout the book, information from the basic sciences placed within the clinical context.
- Written by leading obstetricians, neonatologists, paediatricians and pathologists.
- Discusses the role of placenta in the pathophysiology of CNS
- Examines recent evidence of endocrine, haematological and inflammatory origins of utero-placental dysfunction
- Reviews latest advances in antepartum and perinatal imaging