Stavros Sifakis

Dr Sifakis is a consultant in Obstetrics & Gynecology, and a Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine Unit, University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, Greece. He was trained for three years in Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal Medicine at the University of Connecticut, CT, USA, and at the Kings’ College Hospital, London, UK. He has published more than 100 research articles in peer-reviewed medical journals and has participated with more than 350 presentations in medical congresses. Dr Sifakis is a member of the Board of Hellenic Society in Perinatal Medicine. His research has been awarded several times, and is focused on the aetiopathogenesis of preeclampsia and fetal growth restriction, antenatal diagnosis of rare genetic syndromes, and non-invasive prenatal diagnosis by the use of free fetal DNA and fetal cells in the maternal circulation and the endocervical canal.

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Obstetrics is evolving rapidly and finds itself today at the forefront of numerous developments. Providing selected updates on contemporary issues of basic research and clinical practice, as well as dealing with preconception, pregnancy, labor and postpartum, the present book guides the reader through the tough and complex decisions in the clinical management. Furthermore, it deepens the scientific understanding in the pathogenetic mechanisms implicated in pregnancy and motivates further research by providing evidence of the current knowledge and future perspectives in this field. Written by an international panel of distinguished authors who have produced stimulating articles, the multidisciplinary readers will find this book a valuable tool in the understanding of the maternal, placental and fetal interactions which are crucial for a successful pregnancy outcome.

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