Written on the basis that basic science underlies the practice of anaesthesia, Anaesthesia Science provides detailed coverage on less well appreciated aspects of the subject, such as the microcirculation, multi–organ failure, and the theory of pain. The book thoroughly integrates the clinical practice of anaesthesia with basic sciences, providing all the information needed in one convenient source.
Furthermore the contributors, who feature some of the world s most eminent anaesthesiologists, consistently include salient features of the scientific foundations of anaesthesia in their discussions.
Anaesthesia Science is based on the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA) syllabus and aimed at trainee anaesthetists preparing for the FRCA, the European Diploma of Anaesthesiology and other equivalent examinations.
1 Pharmacokinetic principles.
Michel MRF Struys, Alain Kalmar and Peter De Paepe.
4 Receptors and second messenger systems.
Michael Rose and Malcolm Fisher.
6 Refl ections on chirality.
7 Ion channels.
George Lees, Leanne Coyne and Karen M. Maddison.
Roxanna Bloomfield and David Noble.
9 Mechanisms of anaesthesia: a role for voltage–gated K channels?.
Peter Århem, Kristoffer Sahlholm and Johanna Nilsson.
10 Use and abuse of antibiotics.
Jeremy Cohen and Jeffrey Lipman.
Part 2: Physiology.
11 Infl ammation and immunity.
Helen F. Galley.
12 Shock: pathogenesis and pathophysiology.
13 Cellular physiology.
Nigel R. Webster.
14 Acid base balance: albumin and strong ions.
John A. Kellum.
15 Fluids and electrolytes.
Martin Kuper and Neil Soni.
16 The microcirculation.
17 Respiratory physiology at the molecular level.
18 Non–respiratory functions of the lung.
Andrew Lumb and Susan Walwyn.
19 The brain as a site of infl ammation after acute injury.
Jonathan Rhodes and Peter Andrews.
20 Heart failure.
Sze–Yuan Ooi, Christopher Pepper and Stephen Ball.
21 The hormonal and metabolic response to anaesthesia, surgery and trauma.
Grainne Nicholson and George M. Hall.
22 Temperature regulation.
23 Theories of pain.
24 Neuromuscular transmission and function.
Andrew D. Axon and Jennifer M. Hunter.
Part 3: Clinical measurement.
25 Magnetic resonance imaging.
Fiona J. Gilbert and Thomas W. Redpath.
The Nanotechnology Study Group, University of Aberdeen.
27 Assessment of the cardiovascular system.
Charles S. Reilly.
28 Assessment of respiratory function.
29 Monitoring the depth of anaesthesia.
30 Research study design.
John Robert Sneyd
Helen Galley obtained her PhD from the University of Leeds in 1989. She was appointed to the post of Lecturer in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care at the University of Aberdeen in 1995 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2000. Dr Galley has published 60 research papers, 26 reviews/editorials/chapters and edited 12 books. Her research interests focus on inflammatory and immune responses in the critically ill. Dr Galley reviews for a number of basic science, anaesthesia and critical care journals and is a member of the Board of Management for the British Journal of Anaesthesia.