Anaesthetic implications of conditions

The following list is similar but not identical to the list found in the prior section concerning comorbidities. This implies that medical and surgical conditions do not all have the same importance in their implications for the safe practice of anaesthesia.
A separate template is suggested for the consideration of how these conditions may be considered in their impact on anaesthetic practice.

  1. Abnormal Electrocardiogram – Heart block, conduction defects, MI, Arrthythmias inc. WPW and AF
  2. Abnormal haemoglobins
    1. Sickle Cell Disease
    2. Thalassaemia
  3. Abnormalities of Coagulation (congenital and acquired) and Haemostasis
  4. Acute polyneuropathy:
    1. Guillain Barre Syndrome
  5. Adrenal dysfunction: e.g. Phaeochromocytoma
  6. Alcohol abuse
  7. Anaemia
  8. Asthma
  9. Autonomic Neuropathy
  10. Bowel Obstruction
  11. Carcinoid syndrome / tumours
  12. Cardiac disease:
    1. Anaesthesia for non-cardiac surgery in patients with cardiac disease
  13. Cardiomyopathy and abnormal ventricular function
  14. Coagulopathies – congenital and acquired
  15. Common congenital heart defects (with an understanding of the adult patient with)
  16. COPD
  17. Diabetis Mellitus
  18. Disorders of respiratory mechanics, gas exchange and gas transport
  19. Disorders of the pulmonary circulation – PE and Pulmonary Hypertension
  20. Disturbances in neuromuscular transmission – Myasthenia Gravis ; Myasthenic Syndrome
  21. Drug dependency and addiction
  22. Epilepsy
  23. Heart failure
  24. Hepatitis B and C
  25. HIV
  26. Hypertension
  27. Immunocompromised patients (from ICU)
  28. Ischaemic heart disease
  29. Jaundice
  30. Jehova’s Witness
  31. Latex allergy (appears under paediatric skills in CCT III)
  32. Malignant hyperthermia
  33. Massive Blood Transfusion
  34. Muscle contracture – Myotonia including Myotonia Dystrophia
  35. Muscular dystrophy
  36. Myopathies
  37. Obesity
  38. Old age
  39. Osteoarthritis
  40. Pacemakers
  41. Parkinson’s Disease
  42. Phaeochromocytoma
  43. Pituitary dysfunction therapeutics
    1. Panhypopituitarism
    2. Acromegaly
  44. Plasma electrolyte disturbances
  45. Plasma osmolality disturbances – SIADH and Diabetes insipidus
  46. Polycythaemia
  47. Porphyria
  48. Prion Disease – implications for anaesthetist and other staff
  49. Renal Failure, Acute and Chronic
  50. Rheumatoid Arthritis
  51. Sleep apnoea – Obstructive and Central
  52. Smoking
  53. Spinal Cord Transection
  54. Swallowing disorders – Pharyngeal pouch, Achalasia
  55. Thyroid dysfunction
  56. Valvular defects – AS , MS, AR, MR
  57. Varient CJD

Kirsten JC Richards and Andrew T Cohen
Guillain-Barré syndrome

Melanie Davies and Jonathan Hardman
Anaesthesia and adrenocortical disease

LW Gemmell and C Rincon
Anaesthetic management of intestinal obstruction

Justine Burns and Joe Mellor
Anaesthesia for non-cardiac surgery in patients with congenital heart disease

CEACCP 2002: JUNE: Myasthenia gravis
Murali Thavasothy and Nicholas Hirsch

CEACCP 2002: FEBRUARY: Drug abusers and anaesthesia
Brian J Jenkins

Andrew P Gratrix and Simon M Enright
Epilepsy in anaesthesia and intensive care

CEACCP 2005: OCTOBER: Anaesthesia and critical care for patients with HIV infection
Jeremy Prout and Banwari Agarwal

CEACCP 2004: OCTOBER: The surgical hypertensive patient
P Foëx and JW Sear

CEACCP 2004: APRIL: Anaesthesia and critical care of Jehovah’s Witnesses
Lisa J Milligan and Mark C Bellamy

CEACCP 2002: FEBRUARY: Latex allergy
Claire A Farley and Hywel M Jones

CEACCP 2003: FEBRUARY: Malignant hyperthermia
P Jane Halsall and Philip M Hopkins

CEACCP 2004: OCTOBER: Pharmacokinetics in obese patients
Luc EC De Baerdemaeker, Eric P Mortier, and Michel MRF Struys

CEACCP 2001: DECEMBER: Anaesthesia for patients with pacemakers and similar devices
Paul Diprose and JM Tom Pierce

CEACCP 2002: JUNE: Parkinson’s disease
Dominic R Errington, Andrew M Severn, and Jolyon Meara

CEACCP 2003: FEBRUARY: Phaeochromocytoma
Nick Pace and Michael Buttigieg

CEACCP 2006: DECEMBER: Felix N Fombon and Jonathan P Thompson
Anaesthesia for the adult patient with rheumatoid arthritis

CEACCP 2003: JUNE: Obstructive sleep apnoea
Justin M Williams and Christopher D Hanning

CEACCP 2001: AUGUST: Smoking and the surgical patient
Iain Moppett and John Curran

CEACCP 2002: OCTOBER: Anaesthesia and acute spinal cord injury
Philippa Veale and Joanne Lamb

Jane Brown and Nicholas J Morgan-Hughes
Aortic stenosis and non-cardiac surgery

  • ts – AS , MS, AR, MR