Prenatal Genetic Counseling

Prenatal Genetic Counseling
Author: Sam Riedijk,Karin E.M. Diderich
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2021-10-20
ISBN 10: 0128233311
ISBN 13: 9780128233313
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Prenatal Genetic Counseling: Practical Support for Prenatal Diagnostics, Decision-Making, and Dealing with Uncertainty provides a foundation for new research and a one-stop source for physicians, genetic counselors, psychologists, social workers, general practitioners, grief workers, translational researchers, and administrators seeking to work in the field of clinical genomics ethically and in full consideration of patients’ psychological well-being. Here, an international team of experienced counselors and clinician-scientists lay out the range of methods and technologies applied in prenatal decision-making, including NIPT; invasive testing with microarray analysis or whole genome sequencing; ultrasound screening; and prenatal diagnosis for known hereditary conditions, among others. From here, they examine specific challenges in the clinical translation. In a field where decisions about life or death of a child are made, professionals are bound to encounter uncertainty. This book was co-created by health care practitioners, scientists, patients and students to provide insights and direction for offering support straight from the heart to couples faced with fetal anomalies. To make this possible for all couples, diversity in prenatal genetic counseling is also addressed. Finally, next steps in prenatal genetic counseling research and clinical implementation are discussed. As we are challenged by the rapid advances in prenatal genomics, so are our patients. Learning from our patients with every encounter, this book aims to offer access to the insights we gathered as well as to stimulate lifelong learning. Features a range of international chapter authors addressing prenatal medicine from bench-to-bedside, including health care practitioners, scientists, patients and students. Covers use and psychological implications of technologies applied in prenatal decision-making, including NIPT, invasive testing with microarray analysis; exome sequencing; whole genome sequencing; and ultrasound screening and addresses diversity in prenatal genetic counseling Discusses next steps for prenatal genetic counseling research and common challenges in the clinic, with detailed case descriptions offering insights from the authors’ counseling experiences

Foundations of Perinatal Genetic Counseling

Foundations of Perinatal Genetic Counseling
Author: Amber Mathiesen,Kali Roy
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 0190681098
ISBN 13: 9780190681098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An essential new text for genetic counseling's most sought-after skills Foundations of Perinatal Genetic Counseling is a practical introduction to the concepts and skills in genetic counseling with clients before and during pregnancy. Authored by genetic counselors at the forefront of contemporary perinatal practice, this all-in-one reference provides an accessible yet comprehensive overview of: - the basics of pregnancy, including assisted reproductive technologies and high-risk pregnancy management - preimplantation and prenatal genetic screening and diagnosis - the structure and goals of a genetic counseling appointment - common clinical scenarios and best-practice approaches Distilling the most pertinent information for new learners and practicing counselors, Foundations of Perinatal Genetic Counseling is an essential companion for both classroom and clinic. Perinatal genetic counselors will find themselves returning to this unique resource long after their training has come to an end.

Prenatal Genetic Counseling in Congenital Anomalies

Prenatal Genetic Counseling in Congenital Anomalies
Author: Mihaela Amelia Dobrescu
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1154288894
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The impact of genetic variability on embryogenesis and fetus development established medical genetics as essential for the prevention of congenital anomalies, early detection and appropriate management. Advances in ultrasonography equipment and technique allow early detection of many congenital malformations. In addition, genetic testing can be performed in a prenatal setting on a variety of biological samples obtained by invasive and noninvasive procedures: chorionic villus sampling, amniocentesis, cordocentesis, or maternal blood collection (id est, cell free fetal DNA). In the past, only a small percentage of congenital anomalies had a readily identifiable etiology; genetic diagnostic procedures can provide at least some of the answers for the remaining unsolved cases. Undoubtedly, the need for appropriate case management and counseling justifies the importance of uncovering the underlying genetic cause of birth defects. In this chapter, we will focus on genetic counseling in congenital anomalies, including isolated congenital anomalies and preimplantation genetic diagnosis. Genetic counseling provides information and support, assisting parents in making informed decisions. Through this process, parents learn about the risk of having a newborn with a congenital malformation and the nature of the disorder and its natural history, are advised on available testing for that particular case, and discuss options for risk management and family planning.

Influence of Personal and Professional Experiences on Prenatal Genetic Counseling

Influence of Personal and Professional Experiences on Prenatal Genetic Counseling
Author: Angelica Randall
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 62
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1002306254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Genetic counselors, tasked with promoting autonomous patient decision-making, are continually challenged to acknowledge both the positive adaptations and potential negative impacts of countertransference during a session. With the ultimate goal of developing strategies for managing this inevitable phenomenon, this exploratory study represents a preliminary investigation of countertransference in the prenatal setting, examining the influence of counselors’ personal predilections and experiences on their opinions and counseling of prenatal genetic testing options. An online mixed methods survey was administered to prenatal genetic counselors through the NSGC Student Research Survey Program and 154 responses were received. Results from this study suggest that counselors’ opinions of CVS, amniocentesis, and cfDNA screening may vary based on certain demographics, personal preferences, and experiences. Evidence also showed that genetic counselors that had altered perceptions of CVS, amniocentesis, and cfDNA after experiencing each of these tests might be significantly more likely to then modify the way they present them to patients. Both positive and negative effects of such experiences on counseling were recorded based on themes developed from open-ended survey responses. Prospective directions for further research on countertransference in genetic counseling are also discussed. Preliminary findings from the present study can inform and encourage counselor recognition of countertransference, though continued research is vital to more comprehensively describe its function in genetic counseling and to examine potential downstream effects on patient decision-making.

Perinatal Genetics

Perinatal Genetics
Author: Mary E Norton,Jeffrey A. Kuller,Lorraine Dugoff
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2019-01-23
ISBN 10: 0323530966
ISBN 13: 9780323530965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Get a quick, expert overview of the fast-changing field of perinatal genetics with this concise, practical resource. Drs. Mary Norton, Jeffrey A. Kuller, Lorraine Dugoff, and George Saade fully cover the clinically relevant topics that are key to providers who care for pregnant women and couples contemplating pregnancy. It’s an ideal resource for Ob/Gyn physicians, maternal-fetal medicine specialists, and clinical geneticists, as well as midwives, nurse practitioners, and other obstetric providers. Provides a comprehensive review of basic principles of medical genetics and genetic counseling, molecular genetics, cytogenetics, prenatal screening options, chromosomal microarray analysis, whole exome sequencing, prenatal ultrasound, diagnostic testing, and more. Contains a chapter on fetal treatment of genetic disorders. Consolidates today’s available information and experience in this important area into one convenient resource.

Exploring Mental Health in the Prenatal Genetic Counseling Setting

Exploring Mental Health in the Prenatal Genetic Counseling Setting
Author: Rachel Anne Peralta
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 84
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9781321964769
ISBN 13: 1321964765
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This study was designed to determine if any specific demographic or historical factors could be correlated with depression and anxiety among patients who were being seen for prenatal genetic counseling. Prior to seeing the genetic counselor, participants were given an anonymous 32-question survey that assessed demographics, pregnancy history, genetic counseling referral indication and mental health history, followed by an 8-question PROMIS screen for depression and an 8-question PROMIS screen for anxiety. In total, 122 women participated in the study. Overall, 14.8% of participants screened positive for depression, and 24.6% of participants screened positive for anxiety. We were able to determine 7 demographic/historical factors that correlated with participants0́9 depression status and 7 demographic/historical factors that correlated with participants0́9 anxiety status. The only two factors that were statistically significant for both a positive depression and a positive anxiety screen were the historical questions regarding whether a patient had a prior history of depression and whether there was a personal history of anxiety. The results of the study support the idea that a mental health history assessment is a logical and beneficial extension of the risk assessment that is already performed within the prenatal counseling session. At a minimum, we recommend that a brief mental health history assessment be made through direct questioning of patients in the prenatal genetic counseling setting to identify those who might be at risk for either recurrence or new onset of a mental health disorder during pregnancy or in the post-partum period.

Patients Perspectives on Screening for Domestic Violence in a Prenatal Genetic Counseling Session

Patients  Perspectives on Screening for Domestic Violence in a Prenatal Genetic Counseling Session
Author: Jamie Lynn Kostialik
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9781124674797
ISBN 13: 1124674799
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This study was designed to assess prenatal genetic counseling patients' level of comfort regarding screening for domestic violence. With this information, it is our hope that an effective method of screening patients can be implemented. A short, anonymous questionnaire was designed to measure patients' level of comfort with their counselor and the topic of domestic violence, their previous and current safety status, and knowledge of domestic violence. 105 participants took part in the study after seeing a genetic counselor for a prenatal genetic evaluation. Overall, 90% of participants reported being very comfortable with the questions their genetic counselor asked. Furthermore, 69% reported that their level of comfort would not change if certain questions used to screen for domestic violence were asked. Additionally, 25% of participants were classified as "unsafe." Four percent of participants reported being abused by their current partner/husband before becoming pregnant, and 2% reported being abused currently. The mean scores for knowledge of domestic violence out of a possible 100% were 39% and 32% for the safe and unsafe populations, respectively. This demonstrates a lack of knowledge of domestic violence despite level of safety. In conclusion, roughly a quarter of participants were found to be "unsafe." Participants were comfortable with their prenatal genetic counselors and certain questions used to screen for domestic violence. Additionally, all participants were uneducated regarding domestic violence. This study demonstrates that screening patients for domestic violence would be well received by prenatal genetic counseling patients and would prove to be a worthwhile endeavor.

Congenital Anomalies

Congenital Anomalies
Author: Stefania Tudorache
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2018-05-02
ISBN 10: 1789231140
ISBN 13: 9781789231144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Nowadays, nobody can imagine practicing obstetrics without using obstetrical ultrasound. Working in the prenatal diagnosis field requires dedication, patience, skills, experience, caution, and empathy. The concept of this book was guided by the desire to provide some help to the ultrasound operators. On a daily basis, they are confronted with the challenging task of ruling out or suspecting/confirming the diagnosis of fetal anomalies, either structural or chromosomal. The chapters of this book contain objective and exhaustive updated reviews of the pertinent literature, so that the reader would have a wide reference basis on each subject. Yet, many authors scan the fetus themselves or are directly involved with managing pregnancies with structural malformations or chromosomal anomalies. They kindly shared their personal experience and lessons learned over the years. This book is beneficial for all the professionals working in the prenatal diagnosis.

Prenatal diagnosis and genetic counseling of Neural tube defects

Prenatal diagnosis and genetic counseling of Neural tube defects
Author: Chih-Ping Chen
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences TW
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9789866538230
ISBN 13: 9866538230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Women and Prenatal Testing

Women and Prenatal Testing
Author: Karen H. Rothenberg
Publsiher: Ohio State University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 1994-01-01
ISBN 10: 0814206409
ISBN 13: 9780814206409
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"For pregnant women in the 1990s, technological developments have ushered in new and expanding reproductive genetic testing options. Some herald these procedures as advances providing women with previously unavailable information about their pregnancies. Others contend that with this surge of information come increasing and perhaps unwarranted obligations: while some women have greater knowledge about their pregnancies, they also face far more complex decisions and a greater pressure to do as much as is technologically possible to ensure the birth of a healthy child." "This book focuses on the major women's issues surrounding the development and application of reproductive genetic testing. Although much has been written about the biological safety and efficacy of these technologies, few publications have addressed their psychological, sociocultural, ethical, legal, and political impact on women and their experience of pregnancy." "The first of three sections provides the contextual framework in which the debate should be analyzed. The second section sets forth the philosophical foundations and complex ethical and legal questions that need to be addressed, and the final section delineates a variety of perspectives on the psychological and sociocultural issues raised by reproductive genetic testing. These fourteen essays on the cutting edge of the debate are essential reading for anyone interested in women's studies, human genetics, health law; and bioethics and prenatal care providers."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Foundations of Perinatal Genetic Counseling

Foundations of Perinatal Genetic Counseling
Author: Amber Mathiesen,Kali Roy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9780190681111
ISBN 13: 019068111X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An essential new text for genetic counseling's most sought-after skills. Foundations of Perinatal Genetic Counseling is a practical introduction to the concepts and skills in genetic counseling with clients before and during pregnancy. Authored by genetic counselors at the forefront of contemporary perinatal practice, this all-in-one reference provides an accessible yet comprehensive overview of:· the basics of pregnancy, including assisted reproductive technologies and high-risk pregnancy management· preimplantation and prenatal genetic screening and diagnosis· the structure and goals of a gene.

Genetic Disorders and the Fetus

Genetic Disorders and the Fetus
Author: Aubrey Milunsky,Jeff M. Milunsky
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1392
Release: 2021-04-19
ISBN 10: 1119676959
ISBN 13: 9781119676959
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"The time is fast approaching when virtually all the culprit genes and their mutations for 7,000 rare monogenic disorders1 will be known. Thus far causal single genes and their mutations have been determined for 5,6732 genetic disorders, enabling pre-implantation genetic testing or prenatal genetic diagnosis. These advances using chromosomal microarrays, whole exome sequencing and even whole genome sequencing together with fetal imaging, and non-invasive prenatal testing, expand the era in which all couples have the option of avoiding or preventing having children with irreversible, irremediable, crippling, or lethal monogenic disorders. Primary care physicians, and those in all medical specialties, will need to inform their patients of this key option. This imperative is already partly in current practice. Missing is the requirement of physicians to request and obtain the precise name of the genetic disorder in question or an existing DNA report on a family member, for prospective parents to benefit from available options"--

Analysis of Referrals for Prenatal Genetic Counseling

Analysis of Referrals for Prenatal Genetic Counseling
Author: Carrie Leigh Mastromarino
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:43505149
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Genetic Disorders and the Fetus

Genetic Disorders and the Fetus
Author: Aubrey Milunsky
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 924
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1468451553
ISBN 13: 9781468451559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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About 21 years ago prenatal diagnosis became part of the physician's diagnostic armamentarium against genetic defects. My first monograph in 1973 (The Prenatal Diagnosis of Hereditary Disorders) critically assessed early progress and enunciated basic principles in the systematic approach to prenatal genetic diagnosis. Six years later and under the current title, a subsequent volume provided the first major reference source on this subject. The present second (effectively third) edition, which was urged in view of the excellent reception of the two earlier volumes, reflects the remarkable growth of this new discipline and points to significant and exciting future developments. Notwithstanding these advances, the use of the new tools and techniques for the benefit of at-risk parents has taken many more years than most anticipated. Key factors have been the lack of teaching of human genetics in medical schools in the preceding decades and the difficulty of educating practicing physicians in a new scientific disci pline. Even today the teaching of genetics in medical schools leaves much to be desired and this will further delay the introduction of newer genetic advances to the bedside.

Prenatal Diagnosis and Genetic Counseling of Omphalocele

Prenatal Diagnosis and Genetic Counseling of Omphalocele
Author: ChenChin-Ping
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences TW
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9789868379206
ISBN 13: 9868379202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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What Happens During the Prenatal Genetic Counseling Session

What Happens During the Prenatal Genetic Counseling Session
Author: Yelena Kemel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:45790834
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Fetal Morph Functional Diagnosis

Fetal Morph Functional Diagnosis
Author: Hideaki Masuzaki
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2020-12-05
ISBN 10: 9811581711
ISBN 13: 9789811581717
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book explores the recent clinical and research findings in the field of prenatal screening and diagnosis. It presents new devices and tests such as real-time 3D ultrasound, ultrafast fetal MRI, and next-generation sequencing and discusses genetic counseling and fetal therapy. Written by pioneering scientists, the book is divided into six themed parts: ultrasound examination, genetic tests, genetic disorders, chromosomal diseases, genetic counseling, and techniques, presenting carefully prepared original data.This thought-provoking, instructive and informative book is intended for geneticists, obstetricians, pediatricians, genetic counselors and nurses. Although the incidence of congenital abnormalities such as structural, chromosomal and genetic disorders is very low, it is important to have accurate information on their incidence and likely outcome, and on the screening and diagnosis of congenital abnormalities during pregnancy care. This book provides valuable insights into prenatal screening, genetic counseling and fetal diagnosis.

Assessing Genetic Risks

Assessing Genetic Risks
Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on Assessing Genetic Risks
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 1994-01-01
ISBN 10: 0309047986
ISBN 13: 9780309047982
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Raising hopes for disease treatment and prevention, but also the specter of discrimination and "designer genes," genetic testing is potentially one of the most socially explosive developments of our time. This book presents a current assessment of this rapidly evolving field, offering principles for actions and research and recommendations on key issues in genetic testing and screening. Advantages of early genetic knowledge are balanced with issues associated with such knowledge: availability of treatment, privacy and discrimination, personal decisionmaking, public health objectives, cost, and more. Among the important issues covered: Quality control in genetic testing. Appropriate roles for public agencies, private health practitioners, and laboratories. Value-neutral education and counseling for persons considering testing. Use of test results in insurance, employment, and other settings.

Observations of Prenatal Genetic Counseling in Australia and the United States

Observations of Prenatal Genetic Counseling in Australia and the United States
Author: Kristin Lynn Frazer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:52481464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Triad in Prenatal Genetic Counseling Discourse

The Triad in Prenatal Genetic Counseling Discourse
Author: Virginia Yelei Wake
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 522
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:71341893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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