M Takrouri. Book Review of "Syndromes: Rapid Recognition and Perioperative Implications". The Internet Journal of Health. 2007 Volume 8 Number 1.
The authors of this book are: Professors Bruno Bissonnette, Igor Luginbuehl, Bruno Marcinick, Bernard Dalens. The book is entitled “Syndromes Rapid Recognition and Perioperative implications” and it is published by Mc Graw Hill Medical, “
This is an exhaustive reference includes review of almost 2,000 medical syndromes. The editors indicated that: the cross reference of synonyms and the variations of international names cover nearly 4,500 entries. It intended for pediatricians, medical practitioners, genetics specialists, pediatric surgeons and anesthesiologists. A pediatric anesthesiologist meets at least one patient diagnosed with a medical syndrome. This book serves as quick desk reference to working practitioners who need direct fundamental correct information at glance.
The book is put in 852 pages. It has 180 photographs in black and white. The syndromes are arranged in alphabetical order from “A to Z” and describe each syndrome according to template of 14 items. The first item is: (1)
The book has four editors and 32 contributors mainly from North America. It includes an extensive index of syndrome for quick allocation.
This wealth of topics is new addition to the intended health workers dealing with young little patients and exposes the reader to quick fundamental dependable referenced information.
Overall the book offers a sound basic overview of the syndromes it describes and make child care living with rare syndromes more safe.
In conclusion, it is recommended to health care provider's readers and their library. I hope to see this book produced as an encyclopedia on CD with multimedia and colorful pictures then we will get more and more involved in surfing this valuble intellectual production.