PEDIATRICS

Carrier Screening for Genetic Conditions

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Introduction Prenatal genetic carrier screening has evolved over a period of about 25 years. Advances in technology and health policy have ushered this evolution. With these changes, new terminology has…

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Principles of Genetic Counseling

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Overview Genetic counseling is a process of evaluating family history and medical information to advise patients of the risk of a genetic condition. This can have both a diagnostic and…

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Principles of Genetics and Genomics

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Introduction Few areas in medicine have seen such rapid and dramatic advances in knowledge and technology as the field of genetics has over the past two decades. Breakthroughs such as…

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Non-Mendelian Genetics

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Introduction Mendel wrote in 1865 that when crossing plants, “numerous experiments have demonstrated that the common characters are transmitted unchanged to the hybrids and their progeny.” Mendel described that “common…

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Pediatric Hand Burn Therapy Chapter

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Introduction Burn injuries are common in the pediatric population, representing the fourth leading cause of emergency department visits in the western world. Burns affecting the hand present a significant challenge…

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Surgical and Therapeutic Management of Volkmann’s Ischemic Contracture and Free Functional Muscle Transfer

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Introduction Volkmann’s ischemic contracture is the outcome of prolonged muscle and nerve ischemia resulting most commonly from delayed or untreated acute compartment syndrome. Increased compartment pressures decrease capillary perfusion to…

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Amputations and Replants

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Introduction Traumatic amputations are a challenge at any age, often requiring extensive input from the medical and therapy team to provide the patient with the optimal functional outcome. Therapists are…

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