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Genetics

Aug 1, 2007 Issue
Turner Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management [Article]

Turner syndrome occurs in one out of every 2,500 to 3,000 live female births. The syndrome is characterized by the partial or complete absence of one X chromosome (45,X karyotype). Patients with Turner syndrome are at risk of congenital heart defects (e.g., coarctation of aorta, bicuspid aortic valv...


Jun 1, 2007 Issue
Screening for Hemochromatosis: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for hemochromatosis and the supporting scientific evidence.


Nov 15, 2006 Issue
Genetic Risk Assessment and BRCA Mutation Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Susceptibility [Putting Prevention into Practice]

Case study: A 46-year-old woman comes to your office to discuss breast cancer screening. She heard a physician on television who mentioned a genetic test that can tell if a woman will get breast cancer.


Apr 15, 2006 Issue
ACOG Releases Guidelines on Tay-Sachs Screening [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released recommendations for screening for Tay-Sachs disease.


Mar 15, 2006 Issue
AAP Guidelines on Health Supervision of Patients with Achondroplasia [Practice Guidelines]

The Committee on Genetics of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a clinical report that includes guidelines to help physicians oversee the health of patients with achondroplasia.


Mar 1, 2006 Issue
Genetic Risk Assessment and BRCA Mutation Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Susceptibility: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on genetic risk assessment and BRCA mutation testing for breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility and the supporting scientific evidence.


Feb 1, 2006 Issue
At-Home Genetic Tests [Curbside Consultation]

Current genetic tests for complex diseases are not diagnostic. They instead provide important information about susceptibility and can be key in prevention.


Dec 1, 2005 Issue
Klinefelter Syndrome [Article]

To complement the 2005 Annual Clinical Focus on medical genomics, AFP is publishing a series of short reviews on genetic syndromes. This series was designed to increase awareness of these diseases so that family physicians can recognize and diagnose children with these disorders and understand the k...


Sep 1, 2005 Issue
Prader-Willi Syndrome [Article]

To complement the 2005 Annual Clinical Focus on medical genomics, AFP is publishing a series of short reviews on genetic syndromes. This series was designed to increase awareness of these diseases so that family physicians can recognize and diagnose children with these disorders and understand the t...


Aug 1, 2005 Issue
Family History: The Three-Generation Pedigree [Article]

The collection of a family history ranges from simply asking patients if family members have the same presenting illness to diagramming complex medical and psychosocial relationships as part of a family genogram. The three-generation pedigree provides a pictorial representation of diseases within a ...


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