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Scientific foundations of anaesthesia

Author: Cyril Scurr; Stanley A Feldman; Neil Soni
Publisher: Heinemann Medical, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats

The objective of this book is to cover the scientific foundations upon which are based the clinical practice of anaesthesia, resuscitation and the care of acutely ill patients in intensive care  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Scientific foundations of anaesthesia.
Heinemann Medical, 1990
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cyril Scurr; Stanley A Feldman; Neil Soni
ISBN: 0815177968 9780815177968 0433318635 9780433318637
OCLC Number: 20797397
Description: xiv, 745 pages
Contents: Part 1 Physical basis of the science of anaesthesia: SI units, D.A.P.Strickland; physical principles, D.A.P.Strickland; biological electric signals and patient safety, J.P.Blackburn; the measurement of temperature, P.Cliffe; measurement of blood pressure, G.D.Parbrook and W.M.Gray; measurement of gas flow and volume, J.N Lunn; methods of analysis in the gas and vapour phase, D.M.Denison and N.J.H. Davies; blood gas analysis and oxygen measurement, C.D Hanning; the determination of pH, M.K.Sykes; physical basis of radioisotopic techniques, A.Hilson; nuclear magnetic resonance theory, D.G.Gadian. Part 2 Physiologic basis of the science of anaesthesia: cardiac performance, Kenneth R. La Mantia et al; control of the systemic circulation, John A.Reitan and Nguyen D.Kien; coronary circulation, Greg Koski and Edward Lowenstein; the pulmonary circulation, Julian M.Leigh; fluid dynamics of the cerebral circulation, P.J.H.Lesser and J.Gareth Jones; monitoring, outcome prediction and therapy of shock states, W.Shoemaker and M.B.Kram; physiology of electrocardiography, J.Atlee; control of breathing, D.Trenchard and W.Kox; respiratory mechanics, M.K.Sykes; ventilation perfusion relantionships, John B.West; respiratory function test, Michael D.Frey and N.Olsen; oxygen therapy, Julian M.Leigh; physiology of mechanic ventilation, H.B.Fairley; membrane physiology, J.J.Kending; theory of anaesthesia, J.J.Kending and J.R.Trudell; physiology of the electroencephalogram, William E. Hoffman and Bety L.Grundy; pain - theory and management, Keith Budd; the endocrine and metabolic responses to the stresses of anaesthesia and surgery, Bart Chernow and Thomas L.Higgins; an introduction to the mechanisms of drug action, D.H.Jenkinson; pharmacokinetics of drugs administered intravenously, M.M.Ghoneim and K.S.Pearson; the pharmacokinetics of inhalational anaesthetic agents, C.J.Hull; passage across membranes, Felicity H.Hawker; endogenous opioid peptides, A.H.Dickenson; adrenergic receptors, Anthony P.Adams; peripheral cholinoreceptors, W.C.Bowman; central nervous system transmitters, TW Stone; the pharmacology of anaesthetic agents, Benjamin G.Covino; hypersensitivity of drugs and other substances, Malcom M.D.Fisher and Carol H.Hirschmann; metabolism and toxicity of inhale anaesthetics, Jeffrey M.Baden; drug trials and statistical validation, Ian Power and A.A.Spence; methods of drug analysis, V.Marks. Part 3 Anaesthetic apparatus and monitorup: anaesthetic breathing systems, W. Bruce; the design and calibration of anaesthetic vaporisers, J.A.Bushman; ventilators and humidifiers, J.A.Bushman; explosions, J.P.Blackburn. (part contents)
Responsibility: edited by Cyril Scurr and Stanley Feldman and Neil Soni.


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