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Dick EastmanPerson was signed in when posted
08-05-2006
11:41 PM ET (US)
I have created a new discussion forum for the Encyclopedia of Genealogy. If you have any questions or comments about the Encyclopedia of Genealogy, please post them on the new Discussion Forum.

The previous discussion board for the Encyclopedia of Genealogy worked well for a while. However, the "spammers" eventually discovered it and started posting inappropriate messages advertising all sorts of junk. That discussion board ran on very simple software and there was no easy method of controlling the spam.

I have now moved the Encyclopedia of Genealogy's discussion board to a more sophisticated product installed on http://www.eogn.com. The new discussion board provides many more options, including the capability to have all new messages sent to you by e-mail if you wish. You have to be a registered user to receive those e-mails, however.

If you were a registered user of the old Discussion Baord, you will have to re-register on the new Board. Registration is free.

At this time, the discussion board is wide open. That is, anyone can post a message without first registering. If this open access is abused and spam again becomes a problem, I can change the access within seconds. I can clamp it down in varying degrees including the ultimate capability that all messages will have to be approved by a forum moderator before appearing in public. I hope to never use that but it does remain as a possible option.

You access the new Discussion Forum in exactly the same manner as the old: go to the Encyclopedia of Genealogy at http://www.eogen.com and click on "Support
Forum."

Please feel free to use this discussion board as much as you like.

 - Dick Eastman
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Dick Eastman
07-21-2006
02:19 PM ET (US)
It looks like I will have to "tighten down" this discussion board in order to prevent this junk. I'll delete it off the web site right now.
 - Dick Eastman

On Fri, 21 Jul 2006 18:16:28 +0000 (GMT), "QT - Gavin Kohl"
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Channon
07-21-2006
03:43 AM ET (US)
Dick

Thank you for the proper website address - I'm off to work now - will take a look over the weekend.

Channon
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Dick Eastman
07-20-2006
10:30 PM ET (US)
OK, that explains it.

The Encyclopedia of Genealogy is a web site at http://www.eogen.com. Spam type items are rare there and the few times such junk has been posted it has usually been deleted within an hour or two. Worst case has perhaps been overnight. Two spam messages were posted there this morning but were deleted (by me) about an hour later.

Thank you.

 - Dick Eastman

On Thu, 20 Jul 2006 23:49:26 +0000 (GMT), "QT - Channon"
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noel russell
07-20-2006
08:05 PM ET (US)
The last paragraph has helped me a lot, Thank youXXX





 Russ Russell

   
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Channon
07-20-2006
07:54 PM ET (US)
Hello Noel - I'm so sorry for your loss.

Collected this from the Contact a Family site.......worth a visit maybe to see if other subscribers have had to deal with this problem.

Kind regards
Channon
 

Edwards syndrome: trisomy 18; 18+ syndrome

Edwards syndrome is a severe chromosome abnormality where the child has an extra chromosome 18 in every cell. A chromosome is a rod-like structure present in the nucleus of all body cells, with the exception of the red blood cells,and which stores genetic information. Normally humans have twenty-three pairs of chromosomes, the unfertilised ova and each sperm carrying a set of twenty-three chromosomes. On fertilisation the chromosomes combine to give a total of forty-six (twenty-three pairs). A normal female has an XX pair and a normal male an XY pair.

There are three types of the syndrome:-

Full form (severe) - in this every cell in the body has three chromosome 18's instead of two.
Mosaic form (less severe) - in this some cells have two chromosome 18's while others have three. The extent and severity of the condition will depend upon the ratio of normal to abnormal cells.
Partial form - in some cases there may be an extra copy of part of chromosome 18. This is referred to as partial trisomy 18. The effects of this may be milder and would require further medical advice.
Children with all their cells affected do not normally survive beyond infancy.T hose affected by the mosaic and partial forms may survive to adulthood. Characteristic features include growth deficiency, low-set and malformed ears, clenched hands, bone abnormalities, hernias, skin mottling, heart defects, feeding and breathing problems in infancy and learning disability.

Inheritance patterns
This is seen as being sporadic. In rare cases a balanced translocation in a parent can give rise to an unbalanced translocation in their child.

Prenatal diagnosis
Chorionic villus sampling at ten to twelve weeks and amniocentesis at sixteen weeks. The 'triple test' will detect approximately fifty per cent of cases. Routine detailed ultrasound scanning at eighteen weeks can detect up to eighty per cent of cases. A suspected diagnosis of Edwards syndrome can only be confirmed by amniocentesis or placental biopsy.

Medical text written November 1991 by Contact a Family. Approved November 1991 by Professor M Patton, Professor of Medical Genetics, St Georges Hospital Medical School, London, UK and Dr J E Wraith, Consultant Paediatrician, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Manchester, UK. Last updated September 2003 by Contact a Family . Approved September 2003 by Professor I Young, Department of Clinical Genetics, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, UK.

The information below has been drawn up by Dr Orlee Udwin of the Society for the Study of Behavioural Phenotypes.

 

Psychological and behavioural characteristics

Surviving children with Edwards' syndrome have marked developmental and motor delays. Their verbal communication is severely impaired, and is limited to a few single words at best; but they are mostly aware of their environment and are able to communicate some of their needs non-verbally. They continue to acquire new skills over time and develop some understanding of language. A few can walk with assistance. Overall, their skills in daily living, receptive language and social interaction tend to be higher than their motor and expressive language abilities.

Children with trisomy 18 mosaicism or partial trisomy 18 tend to be less severely handicapped; they are able to walk, and have moderate or mild learning difficulties or normal intelligence.


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Channon
07-20-2006
07:49 PM ET (US)
Hello Dick

I have your site on my homepage for btyahoo. The last two, maybe three messages turned out ot be sales pitches. I notice they have now disappeared from my home site. One was from heavennevaaeh or something similar.

Sorry not trying to create a problem - just trying to get connected with what I think (tho I'm not sure) what your site is really about.

I wasn't aware I could register and deal with unwelcome posts myself. Sorry not the most technical of folk. Will look again at this.

Kind regards
Channon
Edited 07-20-2006 07:52 PM
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noel ruissell
07-20-2006
07:48 PM ET (US)
Hello imput collegues :-)
Anyone know anything about "Edwards Syndrom" also called "Trisomy 18", and most of all (" Partial" or "Mosaik" in the Genes 18 and 3).
She died on RSV, in Hospital.
Thank youXXX
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Dick Eastman
07-20-2006
07:25 PM ET (US)
What kind of "garbage" are you seeing? I have not seen that here yet. If I have missed it, please point me to it and I will take care of it. Actually, you can also if you are a registered user here. (Registration is free.)

Thank you.

 - Dick Eastman


On Thu, 20 Jul 2006 22:09:04 +0000 (GMT), "QT - Channon"
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Channon
07-20-2006
06:09 PM ET (US)
I've been trying to get the hang of this site - feel it should be good for me - I am trying to research my family etc. but there seems to be a lot of garbage (eg the previous three posts) which appears every now and then. Is it not possible to restrict this by using a subscriber login of some sort? This comment is meant to be constructive and not critical.

Kind regards
Channon
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