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Medical Genetics in Pediatric Practice

American Academy of Pediatrics

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ISBN 10: 1581104960 / ISBN 13: 9781581104967
Published by American Academy of Pediatrics, 2013
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Title: Medical Genetics in Pediatric Practice

Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Edition: 1.

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Embodying current Policy of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), this all-new resource provides practice-focused help for addressing virtually any genetics-related issue you're likely to confront. It's replete with expert insights, pediatric-specific solutions, and quick-access aids you won't find anywhere else.

Consult this one-stop problem-solver for:
- Must-know basics on genetic processes, inheritance patterns, and genetic testing
- Concise summaries of common genetic disorders
- Recognition, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment how-to's
- Illuminating images of anomalies that may indicate genetic conditions
- Case-based examples of ethical issues

Here's the how, why, where, and when of pediatric genetic care:
- How to recognize diverse genetic disorders
- How to take a complete genetic history
- How to spot at-risk patients
- Why to create a pedigree
- When to consider a genetic evaluation
- How to conduct genetic screening and testing
- How to identify appropriate therapeutic approaches
- Where to find critical resources
- When to refer to a geneticist
- And much more!

About the Author:

Born and raised in the Chicago area, Bob Saul graduated from Colorado College (Colorado Springs, CO) and from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He completed a residency in pediatrics at the Duke University Medical Center and a fellowship in genetics at the Greenwood Genetic Center. He was in Greenwood, SC from 1979 until 2013 at the Greenwood Genetic Center and also practiced pediatrics for 24 years. He is currently the Medical Director of General Pediatrics, Senior Medical Director of Medicaid Practices, and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital, Greenville Health System and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine – Greenville. He was the Chair of the Section on Genetics and Birth Defects and the Committee on Genetics of the American Academy of Pediatrics and served as project co-director of the AAP Genetics in Primary Care Institute.  He serves on the AAP National Conference and Exhibition Planning Group. He edited the AAP policy manual Medical Genetics in Pediatric Practice, which received an honorable mention in the American Medical Writers Association Medical Book Awards for 2014. He was recently accepted into membership of the American Pediatric Society.

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