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Chapter 20 - Anesthesia for Endocrine Diseases

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 May 2023

Alan David Kaye
Louisiana State University School of Medicine
Richard D. Urman
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
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Although anesthesiology and endocrinology are two distinct branches of medicine, some recent breakthrough treatments have brought together both medical specialties, particularly those concerned with surgical sciences and critical care. Related to the use of various traditional surgical techniques, the lack of newer and safer drugs, the lack of monitoring tools, and the scarcity of critical care services in the past, managing patients with various endocrine disorders has always been perceived as being more difficult by practicing anesthesiologists.

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Print publication year: 2023

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