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TitlePrader-Willi Syndrome [electronic resource] : Selected Research and Management Issues / edited by Mary Lou Caldwell, Ronald L. Taylor
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York, 1988
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Descript IX, 110p. 2 illus. online resource


Prader-Willi Syndrome: Selected Research and Management Issues investigates the most recent developments in the diagnosis and management of individuals with the syndrome. This volume is not intended as a comprehensive review, but as a source of new, original research on this little understood syndrome. Alternative methods of identification and treatment are considered, and issues related to the nonmedical characteristics are explored


1 Issues in Prader-Willi Syndrome: Diagnosis, Characteristics, and Management -- Diagnosis -- Treatment -- Summary -- 2 The Etiology of Prader-Willi Syndrome: Clinical Implications of the Chromosome 15 Abnormalities -- Cytogenetic Basis for Prader-Willi Syndrome -- Clinical Implications of Cytogenetic Findings -- Future Research Directions -- Summary -- 3 Cognitive and Behavioral Characteristics -- Cognition -- Adaptive and Maladaptive Behavior -- Summary -- 4 Management of the Problems of Infancy: Hypotonia, Developmental Delay, and Feeding Problems -- Hypotonia and Developmental Delay -- Management of Hypotonia and Developmental Delay -- Management of Feeding Problems -- Other Management Issues of Early Infancy -- Summary -- 5 Behavior Management and Intervention -- Methodology in Behavior Analysis and Therapy -- Behavioral Treatment of Problems Common to Prader-Willi Syndrome -- Behavioral Treatment in Prader-Willi Syndrome -- Summary -- 6 Surgical Considerations in Prader-Willi Syndrome -- Surgery for Obesity Control -- Cosmetic Surgery -- Scoliosis Surgery -- Gonadal and Genetalia Surgery -- Surgery for Miscellaneous Problems -- Anesthetic Considerations in Children with Prader-Willi Syndrome -- Summary -- 7 Parent Concerns -- Concerns at the Time of the Birth of the Child -- Concerns from the Time of the Birth of the Child to the Onset of Weight Gain -- The Time from Weight Gain to the Beginning of Adolescence -- Adolescence and Postadolescence -- Conclusions: Suggestions for Physicians and Parents -- Parent Questionnaire -- Author Index

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