Core Topics in Endocrinology in Anaesthesia and Critical Care

Core Topics in Endocrinology in Anaesthesia and Critical Care


Edited by George M. Hall, Edited by Jennifer M. Hunter, Edited by Mark S. Cooper

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  • Format: Hardback | 202 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 246mm x 16mm | 621g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0521509998
  • ISBN 13: 9780521509992
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: 43 b/w illus. 56 tables
  • Sales rank: 1,364,002

Product description

Core Topics in Endocrinology in Anesthesia and Critical Care provides a comprehensive, practical overview of the perioperative management of patients with endocrine disorders, giving clear diagnostic advice and management guidelines. This book considers the management of patients with endocrine disorders of the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands, including rarer disorders such as MEN syndrome. It then considers all aspects of the perioperative management of diabetic patients, including paediatric, obstetric and ambulatory patients. Finally it discusses endocrine disorders in the critically ill patient, covering such issues as the topical conundrum of glucose control and the management of diabetic metabolic acidosis, thyroid storm and myxoedema coma. Every chapter reviews the relevant anatomy and pathophysiology and the latest developments in defining the genetic causes are also considered where appropriate. Core Topics in Endocrinology in Anesthesia and Critical Care is an invaluable tool for all anaesthetists and intensivists in their daily clinical practice.

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Author information

George Hall is Professor of Anaesthesia at St George's, University of London, UK. Jennifer Hunter is Professor of Anaesthesia at the University of Liverpool, UK. Mark Cooper is Clinical Senior Lecturer in Endocrinology and Diabetes at the Centre for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, University of Birmingham, UK.

Table of contents

1. Anaesthesia for patients with pituitary disease Paul G. Murphy; 2. Thyroid P. A. Farling; 3. Parathyroid disease P. R. Michael, J. K. Beattie and J. M. Hunter; 4. Adrenal disease - cortex and medulla Charles S. Reilly; 5. Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours including carcinoid C. J. R. Parker; 6. Multiple endocrine neoplasia Saffron Whitehead; 7. Diabetes: aetiology and pathophysiology George M. Hall; 8. Drugs used in diabetes mellitus Grainne Nicholson; 9. Management of diabetes in surgical inpatients George M. Hall; 10. The management of diabetes in obstetric patients Neville Robinson and David Vaughan; 11. Management of diabetes in paediatric surgery Ann E. Black and Angus McEwan; 12. Management of diabetes in ambulatory surgery Heidi Robertshaw; 13. The endocrine response to critical illness Steve Ball and Simon Baudouin; 14. Tight glucose control using intensive insulin therapy in the critically ill Mark E. Seubert, Saheed Kahn and A. B. Johan Groeneveld; 15. Glucocorticoids in the critically ill P. M. O'Neil and N. R. Webster; 16. Diabetic hyperglycaemic crises Barbara Philips; 17. Thyroid dysfunction and critical care B. Mullan; 18. Disorders of sodium balance Martin Smith; Index.