Affiliation: Imperial College
- Fetal hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal stress responses to invasive procedures are independent of maternal responsesR Gitau
Department of Maternal Medicine, Division of Paediatrics, Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Imperial College School of Medicine, Hammersmith Campus, London W12 0NN, United Kingdom
J Clin Endocrinol Metab 86:104-9. 2001..4 + 5.08x, r = 0.51; n = 16; P = 0.04; CI for slope, 0.16-10.0), consistent with the maturation of the fetal pituitary before the fetal adrenal...
- Umbilical cortisol levels as an indicator of the fetal stress response to assisted vaginal deliveryR Gitau
Department of Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Fetal and Neonatal Stress Research Centre, Imperial College School of Medicine, London, UK
Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 98:14-7. 2001..While it is well established that delivery by elective caesarean section is less stressful for the fetus than normal vaginal delivery, little attention has been paid to the effect on the baby of an assisted delivery...
- Effect of direct fetal opioid analgesia on fetal hormonal and hemodynamic stress response to intrauterine needlingN M Fisk
Department of Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Imperial College School of Medicine, Queen Charlotte s and Chelsea Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Anesthesiology 95:828-35. 2001....
- Fetal plasma testosterone correlates positively with cortisolR Gitau
Wolfson and Weston Research Centre for Family Health, Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Imperial College London, Du Cane Road, London W12 0NN, UK
Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 90:F166-9. 2005..CONCLUSION: Unlike the norm in the adult, where testosterone production is often inhibited by cortisol, in the fetus there is a positive link between the two...
- Pain and stress in the human fetusR P Smith
Department of Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Centre for Fetal Care, Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Imperial College School of Medicine, Queen Charlotte s and Chelsea Hospital, Goldhawk Rd, W6 0XG, London, UK
Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 92:161-5. 2000..During open fetal surgery, maternal general anaesthesia provides fetal anaesthesia. However, in closed procedures, fetal analgesia presents difficulties. The optimal drug, dose, and route of administration remain to be determined...
- Human fetal and maternal corticotrophin releasing hormone responses to acute stressR Gitau
Fetal and Neonatal Stress Research Group, Wolfson and Weston Research Centre for Family Health, Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, London W12 0NN, UK
Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 89:F29-32. 2004..However, it did not result in measurable CRH release into fetal plasma. This suggests that fetal plasma CRH is not derived from the hypophyseal-portal circulation, but from another source, presumably the placenta...