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Rett Syndrome and Other Communication Disorders: Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis
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Editors: Daniel L. Kolby
Book Description:
Rett syndrome is a X-linked neurodevelopmental disorder that affects 1 in 10,000 females. It presents itself clinically with developmental regression at 6-18 months of age, with loss of acquired language and motor skills, leading to a complex lifelong syndrome characterised by intellectual disability; behavioural and neuropsychiatric disturbances; social withdrawal; hand stereotypies; epilepsy; autonomic dysfunction causing breathing irregularities and cardiac arrhythmias; muscle tone abnormalities leading to orthopaedic deformities such as scoliosis; and motor incoordination that causes gait disturbance and feeding difficulties which, along with a number of gastrointestinal problems, leads to growth failure and nutritional deficiencies. This book discusses symptoms, treatment and prognosis of Rett Syndrome, as well as other related communication disorders. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)



Table of Contents:
Preface ppvii-ix

Treating Rett Syndrome: Current Approaches and New Treatments
(D. Tropea, S. Wrigley, G. Pini, Neuropsychiatric Genetics, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St James Hospital, D8, Dublin, Ireland, and others)pp.1-58

Assistive Technology to Promote Communication, Leisure and Occupation Skills for Children with Rett Syndrome and Severe to Profound Developmental Disabilities: A Literature Overview
(Fabrizio Stasolla, Lega del Filo d’Oro Research Center, Molfetta, Italy and Viviana Perilli, Lega del Filo d'Oro Research Center, Lesmo Italy)pp.159-80

Microvascular Modifications in Rett Syndrome
(G. Bianciardi, M. Acampa, M. Pastorelli, Dpt. Biotecnologie mediche, Anatomia Patologica, Università di Siena, Siena, Italy, and others)pp.81-92

Index pp.93-102

   Series:
      Neurology - Laboratory and Clinical Research Developments
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2015 - 1st Quarter
   Pages: 111. 6x9 - (NBC-R)
   ISBN: 978-1-63463-920-0
   Status: AV
  
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