Diabetes mellitus in anaesthesia

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Abstract

Anaesthesiologists frequently encounter patients with diseases of the endocrine system, in particular diabetes mellitus. The major risk factors for people with diabetes undergoing surgery are the associated end-organ diseases: cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy, joint collagen tissue, and immune deficiency. Due to the fact that endocrine diseases can be associated with significant peri-operative morbidity and mortality, it is critical that anaesthesiologists understand these disorders and when indicated request the appropriate investigations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)60-64
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Diabetes and Vascular Disease
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2012

Keywords

  • anaesthesia
  • complications
  • diabetes mellitus
  • peri-operative management
  • surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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