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The Practical Guide to the Genetic Family History.

Author: Robin L Bennett, MS CGC.
Publisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Helps you develop and assess pedigrees to make diagnoses, evaluate risk, and counsel patients. The Second Edition of The Practical Guide to the Genetic Family History not only shows how to take a medical-family history and record a pedigree, but also explains why each bit of information gathered is important. It provides essential support in diagnosing conditions with a genetic component. Moreover, it aids in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robin L Bennett, MS CGC.
ISBN: 9780470568255 0470568259
OCLC Number: 609858628
Description: 1 online resource (385 pages)
Contents: The Practical Guide to the Genetic Family History; Contents; Illustrations and Tables; Foreword; Preface; 1. The Language of the Pedigree; 2. Practical Inheritance; 3. Getting to the Roots: Recording the Family Tree; 4. Directed Medical-Genetics Family History Questions: Separating the Trees from the Forest; 5. Using a Pedigree to Recognize Individuals with an Increased Susceptibility to Cancer; 6. Medical Verification of Family History, and Resources for Patients to Record Their Genetic Family Histories; 7. The Challenge of Family History and Adoption. 8. Family History and Assisted Reproductive Technologies9. Genetic Counseling: Where to Turn, What to Expect, and the Pedigree as a Psychosocial Assessment and Counseling Tool; 10. Pedigree Predicaments; Glossary; A.1. Handy Reference Tables of Pedigree Nomenclature; A.2. Sample Clinical Pedigree Form; A.3. Sample Genetic Screening Form for Familial Cancer Risk Assessment; A.4. Sample Adoption Medical-Family History Form; A.5. The Genetics Library; A.6.

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Helps you develop and assess pedigrees to make diagnoses, evaluate risk, and counsel patients. The Second Edition of The Practical Guide to the Genetic Family History not only shows how to take a medical-family history and record a pedigree, but also explains why each bit of information gathered is important. It provides essential support in diagnosing conditions with a genetic component. Moreover, it aids in recommending genetic testing, referring patients for genetic counseling, determining patterns of inheritance, calculating risk of disease, making decisions for medical management and surv.

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