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Practice Makes Perfect: Italian Pronouns and Prepositions provides you with clear, detailed explanations and all the practice tools needed to master these two knotty elements of Italian grammar. Using many realistic examples taken from everyday life, author Daniela Gobetti takes the mystery out of Italian pronouns and prepositions and gives you plenty of ...

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Overview

Master these two essential building blocks of fluency in Italian quickly and painlessly

Practice Makes Perfect: Italian Pronouns and Prepositions provides you with clear, detailed explanations and all the practice tools needed to master these two knotty elements of Italian grammar. Using many realistic examples taken from everyday life, author Daniela Gobetti takes the mystery out of Italian pronouns and prepositions and gives you plenty of exercises to reinforce what you have learned.

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Reviewer:Robert M Arensman, MD(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description:This new book in reality is a vast revision and updating of a book first published in 1992. As Duane Alexander says in his introduction, "This is a really big book." He points out that 40 years ago, this book would have been small since most of the information was not known at that time. Equally true is that this book would have been much smaller or less inclusive even in 1992. The explosion in knowledge in prenatal diagnosis and care has moved to "WARP speed," chief editor Mark Evans's term, and is well reported in this massive text.
Purpose:In Dr. Evans's introduction to the 1992 book, Reproductive Risks and Prenatal Diagnosis, he wrote: "The object of this book is to present the radically new approaches to diagnoses of fetal anomalies in such a way as to be understandable, reproducible, and useful in everyday practice." That continues to be the guiding reason for a new publication that is admirably achieved in 767 pages, 68 chapters, by 114 authors and four editors. The result brings us current in this area for the moment, but just barely, and revisions and updates will shortly follow.
Audience:This book is long and detailed. It is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in prenatal diagnosis, but in reality its audience will prove to be primarily in obstetrics, and specifically perinatology. To that end, the four editors have assembled an exhaustive list of chapter contributors drawn from institutions around the world. Editors, contributors, and institutions chosen represent major centers with highly crediblecredentials.
Features:The 68 chapters are organized into seven sections. First, the editors present material that updates genetic education: classic genetics, newer concepts, syndromes, and genetic counseling are but a few of the topics covered in the first section. Second, the book covers ultrasound diagnosis and screening, especially through photographs, illustrations, charts, and tables. The authors follow an anatomical and then gestational format to cover these topics thoroughly. Sections three and six deal with individual procedures and fetal therapy. The fourth section has a specific chapter for each of the laboratory diagnostic modalities currently available: cytogenetics, biochemical genetics, molecular screening, etc. Section five covers management problems and delves deeply into issues of fetal loss and autopsy, reduction of multiple pregnancies, and termination. The five chapters in the final section address the ethical, legal and social issues. Illustrative material is copious, well produced, and well explained. References are minimal to massive, almost excessive for some chapters.
Assessment:This is an excellent update on the whole field of prenatal diagnosis and care. The book is comprehensive, inclusive, well presented, and well illustrated. It will serve as a definitive resource currently, but it will almost surely need frequent revision and updating.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071453936
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 4/21/2006
  • Series: Practice Makes Perfect Ser.
  • Edition description: Bilingual
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniela Gobetti teaches Italian at the University of Michigan and is the author of Better Reading Italian.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Principles of "classic" genetics 3
Ch. 2 Epidemiology of aneuploidy 19
Ch. 3 New genetic concepts 33
Ch. 4 Chromosomal aberrations 41
Ch. 5 Mendelian genetics in prenatal diagnosis 51
Ch. 6 Syndrome : an approach to fetal dysmorphology 57
Ch. 7 Genes and development 63
Ch. 8 Prenatal genetic counselling 71
Ch. 9 Principles of teratology 79
Ch. 10 Drugs 113
Ch. 11 The effects of maternal drinking during pregnancy 123
Ch. 12 Characterizing the effect of environmental and occupational exposures on reproduction and development 131
Ch. 13 Bacterial infections and pregnancy 149
Ch. 14 Viral agents and reproductive risks 155
Ch. 15 Exposure to ionizing radiation during pregnancy 169
Ch. 16 Chemotherapy in pregnancy 177
Ch. 17 Overview of the comprehensive ultrasound examination : an approach to diagnosis and management of fetal anomalies 187
Ch. 18 Imaging the fetal brain 199
Ch. 19 Heart and vascular malformations 227
Ch. 20 Normal and abnormal findings of the fetal abdomen and anterior wall 239
Ch. 21 Genito-urinary tract abnormalities 257
Ch. 22 Skeletal dysplasia 263
Ch. 23 Biochemical screening 277
Ch. 24 First trimester ultrasound screening with nuchal translucency 289
Ch. 25 Second trimester sonographic markers for aneuploidy 309
Ch. 26 Color doppler in congenital defects 331
Ch. 27 Doppler and fetal abnormalities in the second trimester 343
Ch. 28 Ultrasound in multiple gestation 349
Ch. 29 Three-dimensional ultrasound in prenatal diagnosis 357
Ch. 30 Three-dimensional fetal neuroscan 365
Ch. 31 Computer and ultrasound 383
Ch. 32 Fetal age determination and growth assessment : their roles in prenatal diagnosis 387
Ch. 33 Ultrasound evaluation of the placenta 407
Ch. 34 Amniocentesis 415
Ch. 35 Early amniocentesis : risk assessment 423
Ch. 36 Chorionic villus sampling 433
Ch. 37 Cordocentesis 443
Ch. 38 Tissue biopsies 449
Ch. 39 Fetal skin sampling and prenatal diagnosis of genodermatoses 455
Ch. 40 Operative fetoscopy 459
Ch. 41 Cytogenetics and molecular cytogenetics 475
Ch. 42 Biochemical genetics 485
Ch. 43 Molecular diagnostics for prenatal diagnosis 493
Ch. 44 Molecular screening 501
Ch. 45 Prenatal diagnosis using fetal cells from maternal blood 505
Ch. 46 Clinical proteomics 513
Ch. 47 Psychological reaction to prenatal diagnosis and loss 523
Ch. 48 Counseling for abnormalities 529
Ch. 49 Termination of pregnancy 537
Ch. 50 The fetal autopsy 549
Ch. 51 Reduction in multiple pregnancies 561
Ch. 52 Selective termination 571
Ch. 53 The obstetrical management of fetal anomalies 579
Ch. 54 Assessment and management of neonates with congenital anomalies 595
Ch. 55 Fetal shunt procedures 605
Ch. 56 The evolution of fetal surgery for treatment of congenital diaphragmatic hernia 617
Ch. 57 Fetal surgery - open : congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation 627
Ch. 58 Fetal pharmacologic therapy for Mendelian disorders 633
Ch. 59 Folic acid and prevention of neural tube defects 641
Ch. 60 Evaluation of the fetal cardiovascular system 653
Ch. 61 Prenatal cardiac therapy 671
Ch. 62 Fetal genetic therapy - somatic 683
Ch. 63 Fetal genetic therapy - stem cells 691
Ch. 64 Psychosocial issues in prenatal diagnosis 701
Ch. 65 Ethics and prenatal diagnosis : cross-cultural considerations 707
Ch. 66 An ethical framework for fetal therapy 721
Ch. 67 Legal issues in genetic diagnosis and counseling 727
Ch. 68 Politics and genetic reproductive risks 741
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    Preliminary Review of Pronouns and Prepositions - This book is NOT for beginners!

    I just completed eight weeks of intensive language school in Florence, Italy. Pronouns and prepositions are each used extensively in Italian. They are more complex than in English and are very difficult to master. Therefore, I was anxious to buy this workbook. I have completed only 40 pages of 186, but felt compelled to write this review. This workbook is NOT for beginners. Fortunately, I am not a beginner. This subject is not for beginners. Unlike Complete Italian Grammar (also McGraw Hill) by Marcel Danesi, which is very well written, Italian Pronouns and Prepositions is not as well written. In only 40 pages, I found too many typographical errors and unclear instructions. Some of the verbs used in the first 40 pages were not even in my dictionary. This is the first time in over 18 months of use that a verb was not in my dictionary. I could go on about the flaws in this book, but I will not. I will complete the workbook because I have never come across another book with so many pages dedicated to pronouns and prepositions. I spent hours in Florence at a famous international bookstore looking for a book like this, but could not find one. My advice to the author is to work with someone like Marcel Danesi to improve the ease of reading.

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