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Consumer Health > ConsHlth: Childhood Disorders
Congenital Disorders Sourcebook
Judd, Sandra J., Ed.
ISBN 13: 
9780780809451
Previous ISBN (13): 
9780780802056
ISBN 10: 
0780809459
Category: 
ConsHlth: Childhood Disorders
Edition: 
2
Publisher: 
Omnigraphic, Inc.
Format: 
Cloth
LC Call Number: 
RG626.C597 2007
Doody Star Rating: 
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Status: 
Out of Print
Audience: 
Consumer/ Patient
Dimensions: 
9.2 x 1.6 x 6.2 in
Pages: 
647
Weight: 
2.1
Retail Price: 
93.00
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Synopsis:
According to the March of Dimes, about 150,000 babies-one in twenty-eight-are born each year with a birth defect, an abnormality of structure, function, or metabolism present at birth that results in physical or mental disability or is fatal. Birth defects are the leading cause of death in the first year of life. Yet the future is brightening for those affected by birth defects. Recent medical advances have allowed doctors to diagnose and treat some birth defects before birth, allowing these babies a much greater chance at survival. Advances in our understanding of the causes of birth defects allow prospective parents to take steps to minimize the chances of their babies developing these disorders. Congenital Disorders Sourcebook, Second Edition, provides basic consumer health information about the most common types of nonhereditary birth defects and disorders related to prematurity, gestational injuries, congenital infections, and birth complications, including disorders of the heart, brain, gastrointestinal tract, musculoskeletal system, urinary tract, and reproductive system, craniofacial disorders, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and fetal alcohol syndrome, and detailing the causes, diagnostic tests, and treatments for each. Current research initiatives, including fetal surgery, are described, along with a glossary of related terms and a directory of resources for further help and information.

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