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Introduction to Metabolic and Endocrine Diseases 

Introduction to Metabolic and Endocrine Diseases
Introduction to Metabolic and Endocrine Diseases

Stephen F. Dierdorf

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date: 23 June 2021

Patients may have metabolic and endocrine dysfunction that is primary and results in surgical pathology, or the surgical condition can produce metabolic changes that influence the administration of anesthesia. These disorders can vary with incidence of occurrence from commonly encountered situations such as hyperkalemia, to more rare disorders such as the porphyrias. Knowledge of the metabolic/endocrine derangements can lead to treatment that can be life-saving during the perioperative period. While it is important to periodically review the new developments in metabolism and endocrinology disorders, it is also helpful to review the long standing accepted treatments of the more unusual disorders. This will help to improve the application of appropriate treatment steps in the perioperative care of the patient.

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