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Fetal treatment center: history, infrastructure, and nursing perspective.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17301662     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
It is important to recognize that it is only during our lifetime, the last decades of the 20th century, that the fetus has become a patient, with much of the credit due to the powerful imaging and sampling techniques now available. The secret life of the fetus has been revealed and with it the details of normal fetal growth and development and the opportunity to identify, detect, and treat fetal anomalies surgically. From a nursing perspective, this article provides a historical overview of fetal treatment, including the development and evolution of fetal surgery, a description of some milestones of this multifaceted, complex area, a delineation of the components and dynamics of collaborative team management of fetal therapy patients, and finally an introduction to introduce emerging trends that will affect the future of this rapidly evolving field.
Jody A Farrell
Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of perinatal & neonatal nursing     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0893-2190     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Neonatal Nurs     Publication Date:    2007 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-15     Completed Date:  2007-05-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801387     Medline TA:  J Perinat Neonatal Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  11-9; quiz 20-1     Citation Subset:  N    
Fetal Treatment Center, San Francisco Medical Center and Children's Hospital, University of California, San Francisco 94143, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Fetal Diseases / history
Fetal Therapies / history*
History, 20th Century
History, 21st Century
Neonatal Nursing / history
Patient Care Team / history
Perinatology / history*
Prenatal Diagnosis / history*
Societies, Medical / history

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