Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

Congenital Anomalies - Case Studies and Mechanisms

Edited by Alastair Sutcliffe, ISBN 978-953-51-0075-1, 132 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published February 22, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/1165

This book is in essence a collection of essays which are state of the art in their respective areas of knowledge. They inform the reader of all sorts of mechanistic considerations when developing understanding of issues surrounding the origins of congenital abnormalities. These chapters are written by world renown authorities in this area of science and represent a wide range of expertise from a clinician perspective, through to genetic mechanisms. Unlike some books which take a formal textual, somewhat plodding way through pathophysiology here instead we have cut through chapters in which the student , or scientist or medic is lead to understand just how complex the origins can be via examples from different parts of the body. With the erudite chapters are relevant tables and other diagrams to help clarify the text . These chapters represent a starter text for the stimulus for further knowledge of what is an increasingly important area of human health.

Dr. Alastair Sutcliffe

University College London, University of London, United Kingdom

Professor Sutcliffe has been looking after sick children for over 20 years and is fully aware of the potentially devastating effects of congenital anomalies on the health of children and the burden they can put on their parents and health services. He qualified from the University of Manchester and has spent the last 15 years in academic posts in University College London. As an internationally regarded expert on the health of children conceived from assisted reproductive technologies , since his first seminal studies of children born afer embryo freeze thawing, he has watched the proportion of IVF births rise from 0.5% to the present 2% in the UK, with some coutries double that. Some of his studies have focussed on congenital anomalies. Professor Sutcliffe also has expertise in paediatric therapeutics and is presently conducting studies looking at pharmacovigillance of medicines given to both Mothers in pregnancy and children. Dr Sutcliffe has two doctorates and has received international prizes for his work.

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  • Congenital Anomalies - Case Studies and Mechanisms

    This book is in essence a collection of essays which are state of the art in their respective areas of knowledge. They inform the reader of all sorts of mechanistic considerations when developing understanding of issues surrounding the origins of congenital abnormalities. These chapters are written by world renown authorities in this area of science and represent a wide range of expertise from a clinician perspective, through to genetic mechanisms. Unlike some books which take a formal textual, somewhat plodding way through pathophysiology here instead we have cut through chapters in which the student , or scientist or medic is lead to understand just how complex the origins can be via examples from different parts of the body. With the erudite chapters are relevant tables and other diagrams to help clarify the text . These chapters represent a starter text for the stimulus for further knowledge of what is an increasingly important area of human health.

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