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An infant with trisomy 18 and a ventricular septal defect.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21402635     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Decisions for critically ill infants with trisomy 18 raise thorny issues about values, futility, the burdens of treatment, cost-effectiveness, and justice. We presented the case of an infant with trisomy 18 to 2 neonatologists with experience in clinical ethics, Annie Janvier and Felix Okah, and to a parent, Barbara Farlow. They do not agree about the right thing to do.
Annie Janvier; Felix Okah; Barbara Farlow; John D Lantos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2011-03-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics     Volume:  127     ISSN:  1098-4275     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatrics     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-04     Completed Date:  2011-05-31     Revised Date:  2012-01-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376422     Medline TA:  Pediatrics     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  754-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Pediatrics, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Eugenic / ethics
Child, Preschool
Chromosomes, Human, Pair 18 / genetics
Ethics, Medical*
Genetic Counseling / ethics*
Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular / diagnosis,  genetics*,  mortality,  surgery
Infant, Newborn
Life Support Care / ethics
Palliative Care / ethics*
Parental Consent / ethics
Prenatal Diagnosis / ethics*
Professional-Family Relations
Survival Rate
Trisomy / diagnosis,  genetics
Withholding Treatment / ethics
Comment In:
Pediatrics. 2011 Dec;128(6):e1642-3; author reply e1643-4   [PMID:  22135415 ]

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