This unique source of reference and clinical guidance provides health professionals with an invaluable, structured approach to the preventive care of children with congenital anomalies. Over 120 disorders ranging from cerebral palsy to Down syndrome are discussed. For each disorder there is an introductory summary of key information, followed by more detailed listing of general pediatric and specialty concerns, all structured to provide an integrated approach to patient care. For 30 common disorders, preventive management checklists are provided in print and also on a CD-ROM enclosed within the book: these checklists provide an ongoing record of the child's medical complications and progress and they are designed to be copied or printed and placed in the medical record. The CD-ROM also contains a wealth of supplementary material to inform parents and carers.
The text provides details of medical complications and preventive recommendations, supported by more than 500 references. The introductory chapters provide an overview of the approach to genetic/metabolic disease and developmental disabilities, and a useful glossary is also included.