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Maternal Fetal Medicine

Section: Pregnancy
Submission deadline: 30 December 2021
Special Issue Editor
  • Paolo Ivo Cavoretto, MD, PhD
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, Vita-Salute University, Milan, Italy
    Interests: fetal medicine and surgery; obstetrics; pregnancy complications; ultrasound; doppler; mri; screening in pregnancy; congenital malformations; congenital heart defects; open spina bifida; fetal growth; preterm delivery; preeclampsia; pregnancy after medically assisted reproduction
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The practice of Maternal Fetal Medicine deals with a dyad of patients and requires a broad range of specific expertise in order to recompose such dichotomy. Mother and fetus, through their placental connection, present such deep interrelationships that abnormalities on one side have the potential to determine clinically relevant consequences on the other. Gestational or pre-gestational anomalies in the mother may determine risk of dysfunctional placentation, abnormal fetal growth or prematurity, up to perinatal demise. On the other hand, fetal abnormalities may affect maternal well-being and organ function. Extensive evaluation of the two patients in object requires multidisciplinary assessment with expert in maternal or fetal medicine sharing their knowledge for the benefits of mothers and their unborn babies.

The aim of this Special Issue of Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology is to explore the interrelationship of this two components welcoming both recent advances and developments in the field of fetal and maternal medicine, including early diagnosis of fetal abnormalities, screening and diagnosis for chromosomal defects and genetic syndromes, intrauterine fetal surgery, prediction and prevention of preeclampsia, preterm birth, stillbirth, prediction and management of abnormal fetal growth, obstetric problems of multiple pregnancies, and medically assisted reproduction, fetal and maternal diseases in pregnancies (both gestational and pre-gestational). Submissions of original unpublished studies are welcome, including observational and interventional studies as well as RCTs and reviews, with an emphasis on relevant clinical questions and quantitative syntheses (meta-analyses) of pooled data. Authors are welcome to contact the Editorial Team in advance if they require any assistance for the preparation of their manuscript.

Dr. Paolo Cavoretto

Guest Editor

Prenatal screening and diagnosis
Fetal medicine and surgery
Obstetric ultrasound
Fetal abnormalities
Chromosomal defects and genetic syndromes
Pre-gestational/chronic maternal diseases in pregnancy
Gestational maternal diseases
Pregnancy complications
Fetal growth restriction
Preterm delivery
Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts will be thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. Please visit the Instruction for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) in this open access journal is 1500 USD. Submitted manuscripts should be well formatted in good English.

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