Inherited Metabolic Diseases

A Clinical Approach

Editors: Hoffmann, Georg F., Zschocke, Johannes, Nyhan, William L. (Eds.)

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  • Provides clear guidance on diagnosis and initial management of patients with metabolic diseases
  • Helps physicians to reach correct diagnoses, reducing unnecessary referrals
  • Offers a valuable, quick reference for metabolic and genetic specialists
  • Contains helpful algorithms and a compendium of differential diagnoses
  • Written by renowned experts in the field
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This book focuses on clinical presentations that may be caused by inherited metabolic diseases. Its symptom- and system-based approach will help clinicians with and without detailed knowledge of human biochemistry in all specialties to reach a correct diagnosis and institute the optimal treatment program. The book summarizes the central elements of inherited metabolic diseases and describes clearly how to carry out an efficient yet complete diagnostic work-up, thereby guiding the clinician from the presenting symptoms and signs through to effective initial management. After an introduction to the different disorders, the book explains when to consider an inborn metabolic error and which initial tests to order. Core aspects such as structured communication, guidelines, transition, pregnancy, maternal care and how to respond to various medical emergencies are covered. Therapeutic concepts such as dietary treatment are delineated and practical advice provided on the quite different treatment approaches required for individual diseases. An extensive section structured according to organ systems outlines the correct approach in the context of specific symptoms and signs. The value of each of the potential investigations is explained, with precise advice on the interpretation of results. The inclusion of algorithms, tables, lists, and charts facilitates rapid decision making and information retrieval, and the appendices include a helpful guide to differential diagnosis based on clinical and biochemical phenotypes. This new updated edition of Inherited Metabolic Diseases will be an invaluable aid for the busy clinician and an excellent quick reference for metabolic and genetic specialists.

About the authors

Georg F. Hoffmann, Dr.med.habil, MD, is Professor and Chairman of the University Childrens Hospital Heidelberg, Head of the Metabolic Center including the Newborn Screening Laboratory as well as Head of the Center for Rare Diseases, Medical Center University of Heidelberg Germany. He has been working in the field of diagnosis and treatment of patients with inherited metabolic diseases for over 30 years with the main emphasis on newborn screening as well as clinical and laboratory research on neurometabolic and intoxication type disorders (neurotransmitter defects, aminoacidopathies, organoacidopathies, and urea cycle disorders).

Johannes Zschocke, Dr.med.habil, PhD is Professor and Chair of Human Genetics at the Medical University Innsbruck, Austria, and is Director of the Division for Human Genetics and the Center for Medical Genetics Innsbruck. He has longstanding clinical and research experience in inherited metabolic diseases, with special expertise in genetic diagnosis and genotype-phenotype correlations. 

William L. Nyhan, MD, PhD is Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Biochemical Genetics Laboratory at the University of California San Diego. He is the author of 655 publications, including the Atlas of Inherited Metabolic Diseases and is a Board Member of Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome Children’s Research Foundation, 1995 to present.

Reviews

“This volume is very timely as new genetic methods have advanced our knowledge on these diseases, on their etiology, and new therapies have been developed. …  A clearly written text, with many tables and appropriate references. Highly recommended to neonatologists, geneticists, pediatricians and biochemists.” (Zvi Laron, Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews (PER), Vol. 14 (3), March, 2017)

“The editors … have assembled a talented group of contributors, with impeccable credentials in their areas of specialization. … The writing is succinct and accessible, and a remarkable amount of useful information is contained within 45 compact chapters. … The thoughtful use of tables, figures, and lists provides important details without overwhelming the non-specialist reader. … This book should be close to hand for any clinician who sees patients with inborn metabolic diseases.” (Marc Patterson, Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease, Vol. 40, 2017)


Table of contents (45 chapters)

Table of contents (45 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook £143.50
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Softcover £179.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Inherited Metabolic Diseases
Book Subtitle
A Clinical Approach
Editors
  • Georg F. Hoffmann
  • Johannes Zschocke
  • William L. Nyhan
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-49410-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-49410-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-49408-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-57008-1
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVII, 605
Number of Illustrations
46 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
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