Genetic Disorders and the Fetus: Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment

Genetic Disorders and the Fetus: Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment

by Aubrey Milunsky
     
 

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Highly Commended in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology category of the 2010 BMA Medical Book Competition

Brand new edition of the world's leading text on prenatal diagnosis

This 6th Edition of Genetic Disorders and the Fetus maintains it's pre-eminence as the major repository of facts about prenatal diagnosis. It provides a

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Highly Commended in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology category of the 2010 BMA Medical Book Competition

Brand new edition of the world's leading text on prenatal diagnosis

This 6th Edition of Genetic Disorders and the Fetus maintains it's pre-eminence as the major repository of facts about prenatal diagnosis. It provides a critical analysis and synthesis of established and new knowledge based on the long experience of authorities in their respective fields. A broad international perspective is presented through authoritative contributions from authors in 11 countries. All chapters and guidelines have been updated to reflect contemporary practice. New chapters have been introduced on:

  • The use of chromosomal microarrays in prenatal diagnosis
  • The social, legal and public policy issues with special reference to international approaches
  • The important peroxisomal and related fatty acid oxidation disorders

Extensive tables and clear illustrations assist in differential diagnosis, gene identification and diagnostic modes. The recognition of many new and unresolved challenges should provide inspiration for novel research initiatives. The guidance provided and the insights and perspectives of these authors make this volume a valuable and indispensable resource for all whose focus is securing fetal health through prenatal diagnosis.

Genetic Disorders and the Fetus: Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment is an essential resource for all engaged in prenatal genetic diagnosis, especially obstetricians, maternal-fetal medicine specialists, medical geneticists, genetic counsellors, and pediatricians, but also many other specialties.

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Booknews
The second edition (1986) of this highly-regarded, comprehensive text-reference highlighted maternal serum screening for neural tube defects, which had become, at that time, a standard of expected care. Rapid and continuing advances in molecular genetics dominate the latest developmental phase in prenatal diagnosis, and this revised and updated edition presents extensive critical discussion of the current and expected state of the art in prenatal genetic diagnosis. Genetic counseling prerequisites, with emphasis on the preconception period, are emphasized, together with new insights arising from recent discoveries. Includes some 5,400 references. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"Genetic Disorders and the Fetus: Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment gives exemplary treatment to the topics advertised on the cover. . . Instead, it will serve as a valuable resource in cleaner locales - in the office while analyzing the prenatal workup of a fetus about to be examined or while trying to understand the clinical discussion at maternal-fetal medicine conferences." (Pediatric & Developmental Pathology, 2011)

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ISBN-13:
9781444358216
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/07/2011
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1184
File size:
17 MB
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From the Publisher
"Genetic Disorders and the Fetus: Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment gives exemplary treatment to the topics advertised on the cover. . . Instead, it will serve as a valuable resource in cleaner locales - in the office while analyzing the prenatal workup of a fetus about to be examined or while trying to understand the clinical discussion at maternal-fetal medicine conferences." (Pediatric & Developmental Pathology, 2011)

Meet the Author

Aubrey Milunsky, MB.B.Ch., D.Sc., F.R.C.P., F.A.C.M.G., D.C.H.
Professor of Human Genetics, Pediatrics, Pathology, and Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director, Center for Human Genetics
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Jeff M. Milunsky, M.D., F.A.C.M.G.
Professor of Pediatrics and Genetics and Genomics
Associate Director,
Director, Clinical Genetics
Associate Director, Molecular Genetics
Center for Human Genetics
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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