Republished with permission. Infants with the genetic disorders trisomy 13 or 18 are more likely to survive if they undergo heart surgery, a study from researchers at Stanford and the University of Arkansas has found. Heart surgery significantly decreases in-hospital mortality among infants with either of two genetic disorders that cause severe physical and intellectual…

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Dr. Steven Cantrell – Seizures, Light Sensitivity and Headaches From the SOFT 2020 Virtual Conference Dr. Cantrell’s workshop, Seizures, Light Sensitivity and Headaches will review the many triggers causing seizures and how to protect your child. Nutrition, Eye Protection, and removing triggers around the house will decrease seizure activity.  About Dr. Steven Cantrell:Dr. Steven Cantrell…

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Dr. Stephen BraddockTumor Risk and Surveillance in Trisomy 18. Dr. Braddock discusses Wilms tumor and other conditions that a child with trisomy should be monitored for. From the SOFT 2020 Virtual Conference. About Dr. Stephen Braddock:Dr. Stephen Braddock provides genetic evaluations, diagnoses, and counseling for patients of all ages. This includes services not exclusive to…

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Dr. John Carey – Trisomy 13/18 The Basics Dr Carey explains the basics of how a trisomy occurs and the differences between full, partial and mosaic. From the SOFT 2020 Virtual Conference. Dr. John C. Carey Throughout his career, Dr. Carey has been interested in birth defect syndromes and the care of children with these…

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Dr. Nicole Birge & Dr. Meaghann WeaverHeartland Cares: Quality of Life and Family Impact in Caring for Children with Trisomy 13 and 18. From the SOFT 2020 Virtual Conference. About Dr. Nicole Birge:Nicole Birge M.D. is the Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Omaha.Children’s NICU is unique…

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The first of a series of videos from the SOFT 2020 Virtual Conference. Deborah A. Bruns, Ph.D.  shares shining moments from the TRIS project: An overview and review of activities with Deborah A. Bruns, Ph.D. About Deborah A. Bruns Ph.D:Deborah A. Bruns is Professor and Off-campus program coordinator for the Special Education program in the…

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If you get any two or more parents of children with Trisomy together the conversation will inevitably turn to the subject of constipation. Constipation is one of the most common health issues that families of a child with a diagnosis of Trisomy 18, 13 or other related disorder face. Managing your child’s bowels becomes a…

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