Down Syndrome

Dec 15, 2014 Issue
Role of the Family Physician in the Care of Children with Down Syndrome [Article]

Family physicians can play an integral role in parental support, diagnosis, initial management, treatment of common medical problems, and health maintenance.

Sep 15, 2001 Issue
Health Care Management of Adults with Down Syndrome [Article]

The family physician's holistic approach to patients forms the basis of good health care for adults with Down syndrome. Patients with Down syndrome are likely to have a variety of illnesses, including thyroid disease, diabetes, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, hearing loss, atlantoaxial su...

Aug 15, 2000 Issue
Down Syndrome: Prenatal Risk Assessment and Diagnosis [Article]

Down syndrome (trisomy 21) is the most commonly recognized genetic cause of mental retardation. The risk of trisomy 21 is directly related to maternal age. All forms of prenatal testing for Down syndrome must be voluntary. A nondirective approach should be used when presenting patients with options ...

Jan 15, 1999 Issue
Primary Care of Infants and Young Children with Down Syndrome [Article]

Down syndrome is caused by triplicate material of chromosome 21. The syndrome has a variable physical expression, but congenital cardiac defects, transient myelodysplasia of the newborn and duodenal atresia are highly specific for this chromosomal disorder. Routine health maintenance is important be...

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