Management of Prader-Willi Syndrome (3rd edition)
Editors: Merlin G Butler, Phillip DK Lee, Barbara Y Whitman
This revised edition addresses the medical advances of the past several years. With advances in genetic testing, confirmation of the diagnosis is now relatively easy. Insights into molecular medicine have deepened our understanding of the syndrome. New pharmaceutical treatments have made truly incredible changes in patients' lives.
The first section of this new edition explains the complex genetics of PWS and procedures for clinical and genetic diagnostic evaluations. Next, the text provides an overview of medical issues and management across the life span, focusing on growth hormone treatment and gastrointestinal issues, obesity, and body composition.
Finally, a section focuses on the neurodevelopmental, neurocognitive, and developmental aspects of PWS and the accompanying lifespan management issues, including behaviour and crisis management, educational concerns, and vocational and residential options.
While primarily a medical resource for clinicians, the book provides vital information for everyone working with people with PWS and invaluable resources for carers and families.
550 pages with b/w illustrations. ISBN 0 387 25397 1. Publisher: Springer (2006)
£52.50 Available to UK purchasers only. Overseas purchasers are advised to purchase direct from PWSA USA
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