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On the Study and Practice of Intravenous Anaesthesia - Jaap Vuyk

On the Study and Practice of Intravenous Anaesthesia

By: Jaap Vuyk (Editor), Frank H.M Engbers (Editor), Sandra M. Groen-Mulder (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th November 1999
ISBN: 9780792360797
Number Of Pages: 286

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close circle of anaesthetic scientists but, with the help of computer technology, has greatly influenced the practice of the modern clinical anaesthesiologist. The efforts of anaesthesiologists, pharmaceutical companies, and the development of the internet has lead to a situation that now almost every anaesthesiologist can be in close contact to anaesthetic pharmacology computer simulation pro­ grams and target controlled infusion devices. These two tools allow us to in­ crease our understanding and improve the controllability of anaesthetic drug administration, on site, in the operating theatre. In Europe the growing enthusi­ asm regarding the study and practice of intravenous anaesthesia has lead to an increased output of manuscripts on this subject, the initiation of workshops on the pharmacology of anaesthetic agents and the formation of a society that embodies this spirit; the European Society for Intravenous Anaesthesia, the EuroSIVA. EuroSIVA The concept of EuroSIVA has been to provide a forum to co-ordinate, facilitate and promote high quality presentations in the area of intravenous drug admini­ stration. The first two meetings held in 1988 in Barcelona and 1999 in Amster­ dam achieved these aims. During the Barcelona and Amsterdam meetings pre­ senters of over 10 countries shared their knowledge with 250 and 400 partici­ pants, respectively. In addition to the EuroSIVA meetings the international board aims to promote education for those involved with intravenous anaes­ thesia.

List of contributors
Preface
Physiological modelling and the effect sitep. 3
Targeting the effect sitep. 17
Effect sites of intravenous anaesthetic agentsp. 27
Exploring the plasma-effect site concentration difference during effect site controlled infusionp. 45
Genetic models and mapping genes in the study of anaesthetic actionp. 59
Total intravenous anaesthesia: the equipmentp. 71
Closed loop control of general anaesthesiap. 89
The effect of opioids on the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of propofolp. 99
Strategies to prevent awarenessp. 113
Patient controlled sedation during locoregional anaesthesiap. 129
Target controlled sedation in the intensive care unitp. 145
Computer-controlled infusion of neuromuscular blocking agentsp. 159
New neuromuscular blocking agents and fast-tracking anaesthesiap. 173
Neuromuscular blocking agents in the elderlyp. 187
The use of neuromuscular blocking agents in the ICUp. 195
Neuromuscular blocking agents and neuromuscular diseasesp. 207
Sites of respiratory action of opioidsp. 219
Remifentanil - a new age in anaesthesia?p. 229
Monitored anaesthesia care with remifentanilp. 241
Remifentanil anaesthesia and postoperative pain managementp. 249
Target controlled infusion for postoperative analgesiap. 261
Serotonin: its implications in postoperative nausea and vomitingp. 275
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ISBN: 9780792360797
ISBN-10: 0792360796
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 286
Published: 30th November 1999
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.61

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