Macrosomia and Birth Weight: Risk Factors, Outcomes and Potential Health Complications


Larry P. Harris (Editor)

Series: Pregnancy and Infants: Medical, Psychological and Social Issues
BISAC: MED070000

Macrosomia is a term used to describe a neonate with excessive birth weight and is diagnosed when the birth weight exceeds a threshold. Macrosomia is associated with numerous maternal as well as neonatal complications and is, therefore, a major cause of adverse pregnancy outcomes. This book addresses several risk factors, outcomes and potential health complications that may be caused by macrosomia.
(Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1
Macrosomia in Offspring of Women with Pregestational Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes: Identifying Risk Factors to Improve Outcomes
(Alice Hurrell, Rosemary Temple, Speciality Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Whipps Cross University Hospital, Leytonstone, London, United Kingdom, and others)

Chapter 2
Macrosomia and Ambiguous Genitalia: A Review
(Georgios K. Markantes, Anastasia K. Armeni, Vasiliki Vasileiou and Neoklis A. Georgopoulos, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology,
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Patras Medical School, Patras, Greece, and others)

Chapter 3
Determinants and Outcomes of Macrosomia in a Mediterranean Island Population
(C. Savona-Ventura and J. Craus, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Malta Medical School, Malta)

Chapter 4
The Effect of Cigarette Smoking on Birth Weight and Placental Weight: A Study in Two Italian Populations
(Fulvia Gloria-Bottini, Egidio Bottini, Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, University of TorVergata, Rome, Italy)

Chapter 5


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