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Dr. Karl Muench

Clinical Genetics
FL
62 years experience

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Diploma, Evanston Township High School, Evanston, Illinois,1952 A.B., Chemistry, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, 1956 Married, five children, seven grandchildren

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Clinical Genetics

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36 Answers
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 62 years experience
Dwarfism: Skeletal dysplasia is any of more than 200 conditions that result in the abnormal size and shape of bones and consequent disproportionately short stat... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 62 years experience
Yes: Genetic counselors and physicians are bound by the same ethical and legal rules of confidentiality.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 62 years experience
Yes, if you are.....: Yes, if you are a woman, no, if you are a man. Melas (mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes) is caused by mutatio... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 62 years experience
Extensive training: For a comprehensive answer go to web sites for the american board of genetic counseling and the national society of genetic counselors. Counselors may... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 62 years experience
Almost zero: Trisomy 18 (edwards syndrome) is caused by the spontaneous, accidental inclusion of an extra chromosome #18 in the zygote for a total of three. Your s... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 62 years experience
Yes.: Most of the symptoms come from the pulmonary complications of chronic respiratory insufficiency and infections. Other symptoms are gastrointestinal. C... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 62 years experience
Need more info.: Your question needs to specify the type of dyslipidemia. There are many types and causes that may spare family members.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 62 years experience
Not if no other sign: Some persons have hyperextensible elbows (going to more than 180 degrees) with no other hyperextensible joints and no other signs of ehlers-danlos syn... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 62 years experience
Treated, not curable: Available treatments are supportive and symptomatic, not curative.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 62 years experience
Abnormal bleeding.: The bleeding may be external or internal. Classically the bleeding occurs within a joint, such as the knee joint, and is painful.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 62 years experience
Yes.: Overweight and obesity are partially genetic and partially environmental, (related to diet and activity). Also, the reverse is true: an obese person c... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 62 years experience
Call Stanford U: This disorder has metabolic and neurological manifestations with a wide range of severity, caused by mutations in an enzyme complex with multiple subu... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 62 years experience
No: And no cure is needed. With rare exceptions sickle trait has no impact on health and longevity.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 62 years experience
At 10 weeks...: ...First trimester maternal serum testing and nuchal translucency by fetal ultrasonography begin and can be followed by the maternal serum quad testin... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 62 years experience
No: Not automatically, because a stillbirth can have an obviously non-genetic cause, such as an umbilical cord accident. When the cause is unknown, a gene... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 62 years experience
Up to 33%: Fetal talipes equinovarus with or without sandal gap may be associated with a chromosomal abnormality as often as 33% of times, and when associated, o... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 62 years experience
No: Most infants with patau syndrome die within their first year. There is no genetic test to explain the variation in survival.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 62 years experience
Need more info.: Yes, but the risk is low and varies with the type of diabetes.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 62 years experience
Usually no, but....: In selected cases a functional sperm can be extracted from the testis and injected into an ovum in a process called icsi.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 62 years experience
Many different: Your question needs to specify which chromosomal abnormality. Cognitive disability is common to many.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 62 years experience
Which one?: There are many different congenital malformations with many different symptoms.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 62 years experience
No.: Homosexuality may have a partially genetic basis, but it is not a disorder and not chromosomal.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 62 years experience
Yes, but...: Yes, but more context is needed, because blood tests for kras are applicable to noonan syndrome and cardiofaciocutaneous syndrome, and tumor tests for... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 62 years experience
Direct experiments.: Brilliant experimentation by khorana, nirenberg and others demonstrated the association of each of the 20 coded Amino Acids with its single or several... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 62 years experience
Repeat of part of 6: It means that a sequence on the place designated 27 on the long arm of chromosome 6 is duplicated with or without detectable phenotypic consequences.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 62 years experience
Need more info.: The answer depends on the age and the relationship. Is the relative in a position of risk in the pedigree?
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 62 years experience
Yes.: Although the complications of cystic fibrosis are treatable, and although the available treatments are helpful, the disorder shortens the normal life ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 62 years experience
See a neurologist.: Such movements are called "chorea" from the greek word for dance. They can signify serious neurological disorders.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 62 years experience
Yes: Some of the physical signs of edwards syndrome are non-specific, that is, shared by other syndromes, with or without chromosomal abnormalities. No one... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 62 years experience
It depends...: It depends on the setting and situation. Many genetic counselors work under the sponsorship of one or more mds. Many genetic counselors understand far... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 62 years experience
About 30 cc: About 30 cc of the approximately 300 cc of amniotic fluid present at the usual time of amniocentesis for prenatal diagnosis. The amount removed causes... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 62 years experience
Not yet: To date I have not heard of gene therapy applicable to mitochondrial disorders.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 62 years experience
No, not linked.: Hemophilia a and hemophilia b are caused by mutations in genes f8 and f9, respectively, on the x chromosome. Patau syndrome results from trisomy 13 (t... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 62 years experience
Usually in childhood: Onset on symptoms usually occurs between 2 and 10 years of age.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 62 years experience
Probably low.: Unless your grandmother had ovarian cancer at a young age, or had both ovarian and breast cancer, or other close relatives of you and your grandmother... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 62 years experience
Yes, if...: Yes, if fap is familial adenomatous polyposis and if the mutation causing the disorder in your family has already been determined.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Muench is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Muench is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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At Mayo clinic the family was told to inform first cousins (my children), aunts/uncles(me) as well as his siblings/parents to get colonoscopy now. (sibs/cousins are in twenties/early thirties. Diagno...Read More
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thank you so much. His addiction has caused enough damage in our lives, I couldn't bare the thought of having my children suffer because I chose to have them with him. Thank you so much
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Washington University School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1960MD
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