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Management of Prader-Willi Syndrome

  • Newly revised and thoroughly updated

  • Provides the full range of information needed to both understand and manage this complex disorder

  • Undertaken with the cooperation of the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association of America, this is the most complete resource available on the topic

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Table of contents (21 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Diagnosis and Genetics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Clinical Findings and Natural History of Prader-Willi Syndrome

      • Merlin G. Butler, Jeanne M. Hanchett, Travis Thompson
      Pages 3-48
    3. Diagnostic Criteria for Prader-Willi Syndrome

      • Shawn E. McCandless, Suzanne B. Cassidy
      Pages 49-57
    4. Molecular Genetic Findings in Prader-Willi Syndrome

      • Karin Buiting, Bernhard Horsthemke
      Pages 58-73
    5. Laboratory Testing for Prader-Willi Syndrome

      • Kristin G. Monaghan, Daniel L. Van Dyke
      Pages 74-93
  3. Medical Physiology and Treatment

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 95-95
    2. Medical Considerations in Prader-Willi Syndrome

      • Urs Eiholzer, Phillip D.K. Lee
      Pages 97-152
    3. Gastrointestinal System, Obesity, and Body Composition

      • Ann O. Scheimann, Phillip D. K. Lee, Kenneth J. Ellis
      Pages 153-200
    4. Growth Hormone and Prader-Willi Syndrome

      • Aaron L. Carrel, Phillip D. K. Lee, Harriette R. Mogul
      Pages 201-241
  4. Multidisciplinary Management

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 243-243
    2. Neurodevelopmental and Neuropsychological Aspects of Prader-Willi Syndrome

      • Barbara Y. Whitman, Travis Thompson
      Pages 245-271
    3. Motor and Developmental Interventions

      • Toni Goelz
      Pages 284-301
    4. Educational Considerations for Children with Prader-Willi Syndrome

      • Naomi Chedd, Karen Levine, Robert H. Wharton
      Pages 302-316
    5. Tools for Psychological and Behavioral Management

      • Barbara Y. Whitman, Kevin Jackson
      Pages 317-343

About this book

Management of Prader-Willi Syndrome brings together the contributions of professionals with considerable expertise in diagnosis and management of PWS. Clinical, social, family, and community issues are explored and management strategies identified. The text presents historical, medical, and genetic information to orient the reader. The major portion deals with pragmatic guidelines, rather than research and diagnosis, and is directed to health and educational specialists in academic, clinical, and community settings. This manual is endorsed by The Prader-Willi Syndrome Association, which is recognized world-wide.

Keywords

  • Syndrom
  • Training
  • development
  • diagnosis
  • genetics
  • growth
  • growth hormone
  • hormone
  • intervention
  • management
  • obesity
  • physiology
  • sexuality
  • syndromes
  • translation

Reviews

From the reviews of the third edition:

"The third edition is a welcome update which includes recent developments in the treatment of PWS … . The layout and illustrations are excellent. … will provide a wealth of information for the geneticist and it will serve as an excellent reference for any healthcare professional, family member or teacher." (Ruth Newbury-Ecob, Human Genetics, Vol. 124, October, 2008)

"This is an excellent … book that cover every aspect and organ system involved in Prader Willi syndrome. … This is an excellent resource for anyone who wants to know more about this syndrome. The prospective audience includes parents, practitioners, and physicians … . This is an essential reference for anyone taking care of a person with Prader-Willi syndrome, whether physician, practitioner, teacher, or parent. It gives excellent and detailed information describing the disease and the problems associated with it." (Pinar Bulut, Doody’s Review Service, March, 2009)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Section of Medical Genetics and Molecular Medicine, William R. Brown/Missouri Chair of Medical Genetics and Molecular Medicine, USA

    Merlin G. Butler

  • Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, USA

    Merlin G. Butler

  • Immunodiagnostic Systems Ltd., Boldon, Tyne and Wear, UK

    Phillip D. K. Lee

  • Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, USA

    Barbara Y. Whitman

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Management of Prader-Willi Syndrome

  • Editors: Merlin G. Butler, Phillip D. K. Lee, Barbara Y. Whitman

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-33536-0

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag New York 2006

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-387-25397-8

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4419-2057-7

  • eBook ISBN: 978-0-387-33536-0

  • Edition Number: 3

  • Number of Pages: XXIII, 550

  • Number of Illustrations: 125 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour

  • Additional Information: Originally published under: Greenswag,L.R.

  • Topics: Pediatrics, Medical Genetics, Endocrinology, Clinical Psychology

Buying options

eBook USD 169.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-0-387-33536-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)