First Published in 1990, Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology reviews topics that are central to reproductive and perinatal epidemiology, as well as the methodological issues surrounding research in maternal and child health. Important topics covered include prenatal care, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), epidemiology of neonatal brain hemorrhage, early pregnancy, methodological issues in drug epidemiology, environmental exposures and reproduction, and occupational exposures and reproduction. This book is essential reading for clinicians, researchers, obstetricians, pediatricians, and graduate students in public health.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION. An Introduction to Epidemiologic Methods. Delayed Childbearing: Trends and Consequences. The Epidemiology of Infertility. Early Pregnancy. PRENATAL INTERVENTIONS. Selected Issues in the Evaluation of Prenatal Care. Current Nutritional Issues in the Perinatal Period. EXPOSURES BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER PREGNANCY. Environmental Exposures and Reproduction. Occupational Exposures and Reproduction. Human Papillomavirus in Women: Methodologic Issues and Role of Immunosupression. ADVERSE SEQUELAE OF PRENATAL AND PERINATAL PROBLEMS. Pre- and Perinatal Factors in the Etiology of Mental Retardation. The Cerebral Palsies. The Epidemiology of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Epidemiology of Neural Tube Defects. Follow-Up of High-Risk Infants: Methodological Issues, Current Status, and Future Trends. Intrapartum Asphyxia and Cerebral Palsy. BASIC EPIDEMIOLOGY OF PERINATAL OUTCOMES. Epidemiology of Germinal Matrix/Intraventricular Hemorrhage. The Epidemiology of Perinatal Death. Epidemiology of Preterm Birth. METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES IN PERINATAL EPIDEMIOLOGY. Methodological Issues in the Analysis of Vital Statistics. Risk Assessment in Obstetrics: Methodological and Statistical Issues. Questionnaire Construction and Appraisal. Clinical Trials in Perinatal Medicine. Methodological Issues in Epidemiologic Studies of Drug Effects. Index.