Special Issue "Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Fetal Diseases and Fetal Risk Factors for Non-Communicable Diseases"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2019
Dr. Michael Skilton
Diseases of the fetal period include chorioamnionitis, fetal growth restriction, preterm birth, and congenital heart diseases amongst others, in addition to emerging threats such as those secondary to Zika virus. These diseases of the fetal period have a disproportionately large impact on the burden of disease and disability across the life course.
There are distinct challenges in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases of the fetal period. Diagnosis, particularly in the early stage of disease, is often challenging; treatments often lack effectiveness; and there are inherent risks associated with prevention strategies implemented during pregnancy.
Furthermore, beyond immediate disease outcomes in the fetal and perinatal periods, there is evidence that a variety of intrauterine exposures can influence the risk of non-communicable diseases across the life course. While most evidence has focused on cardiovascular diseases, allergic diseases, obesity and diabetes, there is emerging evidence of links between early life exposures and a number of cancers.
Evidence from animal models, epidemiology, applied and clinical research, particularly clinical trials, are required to advance the science, prevention, diagnosis and treatment within this field.
Dr. Michael Skilton
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- Fetal diseases
- Developmental origins of disease
- Non-communicable diseases