Elsevier Australia Publishes "Antenatal Consults: a Guide for Neonatologists and Paediatricians"

A new medical textbook from Elsevier Australia deals comprehensively and sensitively with a delicate but important topic – the antenatal consultation – arming staff with practical advice on how to best counsel parents expecting an at-risk foetus.

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Antenatal Consults medical textbook
With over 50 informative chapters, 'Antenatal Consults' addresses numerous possible problems expected at birth.

(PRWEB) July 18, 2012

Elsevier Australia is proud to publish "Antenatal Consults: A guide for neonatologists and paediatricians."

As well as being a must-have for paediatric and OBGYN trainees, this important new medical textbook makes essential reading for anyone involved in antenatal care. Its application ranges from obstetricians, maternity staff and materno-foetal medicine specialists through to midwifery and nursing staff and allied health staff caring for mothers and babies.

Featuring contributions from leading neonatal specialists in Australia, the book’s content is extensive, logically ordered, highly illustrated. With over 50 informative chapters, "Antenatal Consults" addresses numerous possible problems expected at birth. It then combines this with advice on how to manage them, so readers are well prepared and armed with advice, information and examples of how to best counsel parents expecting a foetus at risk.

This pocketbook-sized resource outlines common reasons for an antenatal consultation, including babies delivering prematurely or with a severe growth restriction; babies with a significant abnormality like congenital heart disease, spina bifida or gastroschisis; and babies with a skeletal issue, a cleft palate or renal tract problem.

Readers are sure to find interest in the book’s unique sub-classification system of musculoskeletal disorders and pain, along with its detailed explanation of the evidence and research underpinning motor control dysfunction and movement retraining.

Other key features of "Antenatal Consults: A guide for neonatologists and paediatricians" include region-specific testing and step-by-step instructions for assessment, diagnosis, classification and treatment using an exclusive system pioneered by the authors.

"Antenatal Consults: A guide for neonatologists and paediatricians" is available to buy online at: http://tiny.cc/fackhw

About the authors:
Mark W Davies MB BS PhD FRACP DCH
Mark W Davies is a senior staff specialist in neonatology within the Grantley Stable Neonatal Unit at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital in Queensland. He is also Associate Professor of Neonatology within the University of Queensland’s Dept of Paediatrics & Child Health in Brisbane, Australia.

Garry DT Inglis MB BS FRACP
Garry DT Inglis is is a senior staff specialist in neonatology within the Grantley Stable Neonatal Unit at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital in Queensland. He is also a senior lecturer in Neonatology within the University of Queensland’s Dept of Paediatrics & Child Health in Brisbane, Australia.

Luke A Jardine MB BS MClinEpid FRACP
Luke A Jardine is a neonatologist, working within the division of neonatology at Mater Mothers’ Hospital. He is also an honorary researcher with the Mater Medical Research Institute, and a senior lecturer in Neonatology within the University of Queensland’s Dept of Paediatrics & Child Health in Brisbane, Australia.

Pieter J Koorts MB ChB FCP FRACP Cert Neonatology
Pieter J Koorts is the deputy drector of neonatology within the Grantley Stable Neonatal Unit at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital in Queensland. He is also a senior lecturer in Neonatology within the University of Queensland’s Dept of Paediatrics & Child Health in Brisbane, Australia.

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