Doctors' decisions and prognostications for infants with Down syndrome.

  title={Doctors' decisions and prognostications for infants with Down syndrome.},
  author={Mark L. Wolraich and Gary N. Siperstein and David Reed},
  journal={Developmental medicine and child neurology},
  volume={33 4},
Random samples of pediatricians, family practitioners and pediatric surgeons were surveyed with a questionnaire, which included three questions regarding their decisions about treatment of duodenal atresia in two hypothetical infants with Down syndrome, one with complete trisomy 21 and one with mosaicism. Results showed that doctors are more likely now to advocate surgery than in the past. Pediatricians and family practitioners had similar views, but pediatricians were more assertive about… CONTINUE READING
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