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Prader-Willi syndrome: clinical review

Prader-Willi syndrome: clinical review

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Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours


February 12, 2014


October 3, 2016

Programme Description

In this article, updated in 2016, Dr Amish Chinoy and Dr Raja Padidela discuss the genetic inheritance of PW syndrome, the neonatal features and adult complications of the syndrome. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include when to consider investigations and what the prognosis is.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, GPs should be better able to:
  • Understand the mechanisms of inheritance and the neonatal features which prompt the diagnosis
  • Explain the major complications of PW syndrome such as obesity and their impact
  • Discuss the management through specialist centres and the GP care
  • Faculty

    Activity and test authors
    Dr Amish Chinoy
    Paediatric Endocrine Registrar
    Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

    Dr Raja Padidela
    Consultant paediatric endocrinologist
    Royal Manchester Children's Hospital


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required

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