Syndromes: Rapid Recognition and Perioperative Implications

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McGraw Hill Professional, Aug 10, 2006 - Medical - 953 pages

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Your one-stop resource for all major genetic syndromes and important anesthetic, diagnostic, and pharmacological considerations

"This is a nearly exhaustive compilation of over 4,500 pediatric syndromes and their impact on perioperative management....I have not come across a book that covers this subject as completely and makes referencing as easy as this one does. It is truly an essential text for those providing operative care to children who have syndromic diseases."--Doody's Review Service

The ultimate desk reference for anesthesiologists, pediatricians, geneticists, and internists, Syndromes provides convenient A-Z coverage of more than 2,000 genetic, metabolic, and dysmorphic conditions. Extensive cross-referencing of synonyms, variations, and international names leads to over 4,500 entries in all!.

  • An encyclopedic dictionary of every genetic syndrom known to humankind
  • Includes synonyms, variations and international names--more than 4,500 cross-referenced syndromes in all
  • 180 photographs illustrate manifestations and common presentations
  • Standardized, two-column rapid retrieval template

For each syndrome, from Aarskog to Zellweger Syndrome, you'll find a succinct "snapshot" of clinical information that includes:

  • "At a Glance" Description
  • Incidence
  • Genetic Inheritance
  • Pathophysiology
  • Diagnosis
  • Clinical Aspects
  • Precautions before Anesthesia
  • Anesthetic Considerations
  • Pharmacological Implications
  • Other Conditions to be Considered

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Bruno Bissonnette, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Director of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
Staff Anesthesiologist
The Hospital for Sick Children

Igor Luginbuehl, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Toronto
Staff Anesthesiologist
The Hospital for Sick Children

Bruno Marciniak, MD
Praticien Hospitalier
Anesthesiste Reanimateur
Department d'Anesthesie Reanimation Chirurgicale
Clinique de Chirurgie Infantile et Orthopedie
Hopital Jeanne de Flandre
Centre Hoospitalier et Universitaire de Lille
Lille, France

Bernard J. Dalens, MD
Professeur Associe d'Anesthesiologie et Reanimation
Universite Laval
Praticien Hospitalier
Centre Hospitalier Universite Lavel

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