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Published: 13 October 2005

424 Pages | 69 halftones, maps & line illus.

8-1/2 x 11 inches

ISBN: 9780195166033

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Neural Tube Defects

From Origin to Treatment

Edited by Diego F. Wyszynski

Neural tube defects affect about 4000 pregnancies each year and are thus among the most common of severe birth defects. Prenatal diagnosis can now detect about 70% of nerual tube defects but the tests produce many false positives, so the question is under what circumstances whould they be recommended. This comprehensive volume - the collective knowledge of more than 55 experts in the field - provides lucid and authoritative discussions on this topic as well as on a wide variety of theoretical, experimental, and clinical issues. It addresses embryology, epidemiology, genetics, clinical features of NTDs, surgical techniques, treatment and patient education, and public health. Written with a wide readership in mind, the book will be of interest to geneticists, pediatricians, neurologists, internists, graduate students, and researchers interested in the field of birth defects, as well as to individuals with NTDs and their family members.

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