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Editors: Eyal Sheiner (Soroka University Medical Center, Ben-Gurion Univ., Beer-Sheva, Israel)
Book Description:
This unique book was conceived to satisfy the rising need for epidemiology oriented clinicians. While there are many books separately devoted to epidemiology, obstetrics, and perinatology, there are almost none bridging the gaps between these disciplines. This book synthesizes methodological issues in epidemiology along with the essential aspects of perinatal medicine in a straightforward accessible manner.
The first section mainly deals with epidemiological concepts: definitions of key terms, measures of disease frequency, study design and validity, measures of associations, types of statistical analyses (univariate, multivariate, decision analysis and meta-analysis) as well as practical SPSS approach to data. All these are presented by means of examples from the perinatal world.
The second section is of clinical orientation. It focuses on essential and controversial topics and includes preconceptional and early pregnancy concerns, maternal and fetal morbidities in addition to peripartum and neonatal complications. The book is concluded with timely and urging ethical issues in perinatal medicine.
Written by international experts, this sensible guide draws on methodological issues as well as evidence-based data in perinatal medicine. We aim to give a clear and comprehensive set of tools enabling a deeper understanding of perinatal epidemiology and practical research. The book is a valuable resource for a broad spectrum of clinicians and health care professionals dealing with perinatal medicine. Medical and nursing students as well as residents in obstetrics and pediatrics may largely benefit from it at various stages of their training.


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Table of Contents:
Preface

Section I: Concepts in epidemiology

Chapter 1. Introduction: Perinatal epidemiology, pp. 7-14
Chapter 2. Perinatal events along the perinatal period: measures and definitions, pp.15-21
Chapter 3. Observational study design in perinatal epidemiology, pp. 23-32
Chapter 4. Randomized double-blind, placebo controlled control trials: are they really the gold standard?, pp. 33-40
Chapter 5. Data analysis, pp. 41-54
Chapter 6. Interpretation of research findings, pp. 55-66
Chapter 7. The importance of multivariable analysis for conducting and evaluating research in perinatology, pp. 67-82
Chapter 8. Practical Guide for Data Analysis of Perinatal Epidemiology by SPSS®, pp. 83-110
Chapter 9. Meta-analyses, pp. 111-125
Chapter 10. Decision analysis in perinatal medicine, pp. 127-141

Section II: Clinical aspects in perinatal epidemiology

Preconception and early pregnancy
-Chapter 11. Epidemiology of Fertility, Pregnancies and Abortions, -pp. 147-172
Chapter 12. Ectopic pregnancy, pp. 173-195
Chapter 13. Reproductive environmental epidemiology, pp. 197-236
Chapter 14. Teratology, pp. 237-250
Chapter 15. Bioeffects and safety of fetal ultrasound exposure: Why do we need epidemiology?, pp. 251-264

Maternal morbidity
Chapter 16. Obesity in pregnancy: a problem of large magnitude, pp. 267-297
Chapter 17. Epidemiology of asthma during pregnancy, pp. 299-318
Chapter 18. Epidemiology of diabetes mellitus during pregnancy, pp. 319-346
Chapter 19. Epidemiology of hypertensive disorders during pregnancy, pp. 347-385
Chapter 20. Thrombophilia and adverse pregnancy outcomes, pp. 387-408
Fetal morbidity and neonatal complications
Chapter 21. Epidemiology of neural tube defects, pp. 411-438
Chapter 22. Epidemiology of intrauterine growth restriction, pp. 439-452
Chapter 23. Epidemiology of shoulder dystocia and associated neonatal brachial plexus injury, pp. 453-498
Chapter 24. Epidemiology of cerebral palsy, pp. 499-521
Chapter 25. The relationship between fetal gender and pregnancy outcomes, pp. 523-539

Peripartum complications
Chapter 26. The epidemiology of preterm birth, pp. 543-592
Chapter 27. Genetic epidemiology of preterm birth, pp. 593-618
Chapter 28. Epidemiology of placental abruption, pp. 619-637
Chapter 29. Epidemiology of placenta previa, pp. 639-662
Chapter 30. Epidemiology of breech delivery, pp. 663-677
Chapter 31. Epidemiology of post-partum hemorrhage, pp. 679-688

Maternal and perinatal mortality
Chapter 32. Epidemiology of maternal mortality, pp. 691-700
Chapter 33. Epidemiology of perinatal mortality, pp. 701-713

Section III: Ethics
Chapter 34. Ethics of research in perinatal medicine, pp. 717-729

List of Contributors:

Jacques S. Abramowicz, Frances T. & Lester B. Knight
(Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL., USA)
Robert H. Allen, PhD, PE, Associate Research Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Cande V. Ananth, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, NJ
A. Agopian, (Institute of Biosciences and Technology, TX)
Avi Ben-Haroush (Helen Schneider Hospital for Women, Rabin Medical Center, Israel)
Frank A. Chervenak (Weill Medical College of Cornell University,
NY)
Henry Chong Lee (University of California, San Francisco, CA)
Offer Erez (Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel)
Erez-Weiss (Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel)
Analee J. Etheredge (Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Houston, TX)
Brian J. Fowlkes (University of Michigan, MI)
William Fraser (Université de Montreal, Canada)
Rafael Gorodischer (Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
Jeffrey B. Gould; Robert L. Hess (Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA)
William A. Grobman (Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA)
Edith D. Gurewitsch, MD, Associate Professor of Gynecology/Obstetrics, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
Xu Hairong (Université de Montréal, Canada; National Center for Health Statistics, Hyattsville, MD, USA)
Motti Hallak (Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera, Israel)
Brady E. Hamilton (National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Vital Statistics, Hyattsville, MD)
Wojciech Hanke (Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz, Poland)
Avi Harlev (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Be’er-Sheva, Israel)
Julia Harris (Columbia University; Ben-Gurion University of the Negev,
Be’er-Sheva, Israel)
Reli Hershkovitz (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Be’er-Sheva, Israel)
Gershon Holcberg (Soroka University Medical Center; Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Be’er-Sheva, Israel)
Joanna Jurewicz (Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz, Poland)
Mitchell H. Katz (San Francisco Department of Public Health,
San Francisco, CA, USA)
Vered Kleitman, (Soroka University Medical Center; Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
Gideon Koren (Hospital for Sick Children, The University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada)
Steven J. Korzeniewski (Michigan Department of Community Health,
Lansing, MI)
Amalia Levy (Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel)
Philip J. Lupo (Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Houston, TX)
Ilan Matok, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel)
Laurence B. McCullough, (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas)
Moshe Mazor (Professor and Chairman, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Be’er-Sheva, Israel)
Ramkumar Menon (The Perinatal Research Center, Centennial Women's Hospital, Nashville, TN, USA)
Laura E. Mitchell (Institute of Biosciences and Technology
Center for Environmental and Genetic Medicine, Houston TX, USA)
Rintaro Mori (WHO Collaborating Centre for Maternal and Child Health, Osaka, Japan)
Anthony Odibo (Washington University in St Louis, USA)
Iris Ohel (Soroka University Medical Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Be’er-Sheva, Israel)
Yinka Oyelese (UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ)
Nigel Paneth (College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, USA)
Gali Pariente (Soroka University Medical Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Be’er-Sheva, Israel)
Kinga Polañska(Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz, Poland)
Naomi Schneid-Kofman (Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev,
Be’er-Sheva, Israel)
Eyal Sheiner (Soroka University Medical Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Be’er-Sheva, Israel)
Ilana Shoham-Vardi(Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel)
Melvin E. Stratmeyer (OSEL Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Food and Drug Administration, Silver Springs, MD, USA)
Digna R. Velez and Dr. John T. Macdonald (University of Miami, Miami, FL)
Edi Vaisbuch (Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel)
Stephanie J. Ventura (National Center for Health Statistics
Hyattsville, MD, USA)
Asnat Walfisch (Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera, Israel)
Adi Y. Weintraub (Soroka University Medical Center,Ben-Gurion University of the Negev,Be’er-Sheva, Israel)
Arnon Wiznitzer (Soroka University Medical Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Be’er-Sheva, Israel)
Yariv Yogev (Helen Schneider Hospital for Women,Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tiqwa, Israel)
Marvin C. Ziskin (Temple University Medical School
Philadelphia, PA, USA)

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-648-7
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