By Aubrey Milunsky, Jeff M. Milunsky
Highly recommended within the Obstetrics and Gynaecology class of the 2010 BMA clinical ebook Competition
Brand new version of the world's prime textual content on prenatal diagnosis
This 6th variation of Genetic issues and the Fetus continues it is pre-eminence because the significant repository of proof approximately prenatal prognosis. It presents a severe research and synthesis of confirmed and new wisdom in response to the lengthy adventure of experts of their respective fields. A wide overseas standpoint is gifted via authoritative contributions from authors in eleven international locations. All chapters and instructions were up to date to mirror modern perform. New chapters were brought on:
- The use of chromosomal microarrays in prenatal diagnosis
- The social, felony and public coverage concerns with designated connection with overseas approaches
- The very important peroxisomal and similar fatty acid oxidation disorders
Extensive tables and transparent illustrations help in differential analysis, gene id and diagnostic modes. the popularity of many new and unresolved demanding situations may still offer concept for novel examine projects. The counsel supplied and the insights and views of those authors make this quantity a priceless and critical source for all whose concentration is securing fetal health and wellbeing via prenatal diagnosis.
Genetic problems and the Fetus: analysis, Prevention and Treatment is a vital source for all engaged in prenatal genetic prognosis, specially obstetricians, maternal-fetal drugs experts, clinical geneticists, genetic counsellors, and pediatricians, but in addition many different specialties.
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Advising the mother of these findings, as well as the paternity issue, is necessary, as is documentation in the physician’s notes. The expanding indications for prenatal diagnosis and the use of molecular techniques for carrier detection and prenatal diagnosis are likely to increase the frequency of detected nonpaternity. The warning that the rate of infidelity is higher than the rate of inborn errors of metabolism should not be reserved for medical students only. Management is invariably tricky and medical, ethical and legal issues abound.
It is hoped that the confidentiality of the physician–patient relationship and the patients’ right to privacy and personal autonomy remain sacrosanct. 237 Established precedent for breaking this confidentiality relates to recognition by the physician of danger to a third party. 238, 239 Certainly, the clinical notes and letters should reflect the geneticist’s recommendation that the patient promptly contact the indicated close relatives who are at risk for a specific genetic disorder. 240 When serious and foreseeable harm to at-risk relatives can be anticipated, when the disorder is preventable or treatable, or when reduction of risk through monitoring is achievable, disclosure is seen to be permissible.
Determination of the cause of sudden death, if not clearly obvious, may be ascribed to an arrhythmia. Cost issues aside, there is the need to consider gene sequencing for the long QT syndrome, the Brugada syndrome, and catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia. At the very least, a tissue sample should be frozen without preservative for subsequent DNA studies. Where cardiac pathology points to a cardiomyopathy, similar considerations pertain. Counseling of next of kin in such cases is important, more especially since they may face a 50 percent personal risk.