Prader-Willi Syndrome: Development and Manifestations by Joyce Whittington

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By Joyce Whittington

Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is linked to an collection of actual, behavioural and cognitive abnormalities which create a large variety of care wishes. information regarding the syndrome is unfold throughout a number of disciplines. during this ebook the authors search to spot and supply the newest findings approximately how top to regulate the complicated scientific, dietary, mental, academic, social and healing wishes of individuals with PWS. Their procedure is an built-in one, concentrated at the PWS phenotype. either authors were fascinated by the Cambridge PWS research, that's the biggest and such a lot rounded of the cohort stories of PWS wherever on the earth. the original facts it offers is the foundation of this e-book.

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The Rutter Malaise Inventory12 was administered to the parent or carer to get a measure of the stress caused by caring for a person with the syndrome. It was acknowledged that, in general, carers were not exclusively assigned to the person with PWS and that they were on duty only for a part of the time, whereas parents most often were the sole carers and had a full-time responsibility. Disturbed or noisy sleep is one of the PWS diagnostic criteria and daytime sleepiness is a characteristic feature of the syndrome.

25. , Blum, W. F. & Molinari, L. Body fat determined by skinfold measurements is elevated despite underweight in infants with Prader–Labhart–Willi syndrome. Journal of Pediatrics 134 (1999), 222–225. 26. Greenswag, L. R. Adults with Prader–Willi syndrome: a survey of 232 cases. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 29 (1987), 145–152. 27. Holland, A. , Milton, N. & Hillhouse, E. Measurement of excessive appetite and metabolic changes in Prader–Willi syndrome. International Journal of Obesity 17 (1993), 526–532.

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