Thoroughly updated for its Second Edition, this reference is the only single-source guide to the anesthetic management of children and adults with genetic, metabolic, and dysmorphic syndromes. In a format designed for quick, easy look-up, this edition provides an encyclopedic review of well over 500 distinct syndromes, with up-to-date information, complete current bibliographies, and over 140 clinical photographs. Syndromes and synonyms are listed alphabetically and synonyms are cross-referenced. Each syndrome is presented in an easy-to-follow format: name, synonym(s), common and uncommon manifestations in each organ system, and anesthetic considerations. If a syndrome has no anesthetic implications, this is also indicated.
Table of Contents
Introduction: How to Use This Book Glossary Syndromes Starting with Numerals Syndromes Listed Alphabetically Appendix A: Steroid Biosynthesis Appendix B: Tyrosine Metabolism Appendix C: Simplified Urea Cycle Appendix D: Metabolism of Branched-Chain Amino Acids Appendix E: Glycogen Metabolism Appendix F: The Porphyrias