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The aim of this book is to provide a concise and understandable review of the physics, mathematics, statistics, physiology and pharmacology of anaesthesia. A revised edition of a book originally titled Anaesthetic Data Interpretation, the new title better reflects the contents of the book. There are several additional chapters relevant to the Primary FRCA examination. New topics covered include the ventilatory response to oxygen and carbon dioxide, which is now a core knowledge requirement, new concepts in cardiovascular physiology, receptor types and the molecular actions of anaesthetics. Some of the revisions reflect advances in technology; for example, the uses of the capnograph and the oxygen analyser have advanced considerably in recent years. Basic Science for Anaesthetists is a concise and informative text which will be invaluable for trainee anaesthetists, and an aid to teaching for the trainers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521676021
ISBN-10: 0521676029
Format: Paperback
(156mm x 234mm x 13mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Silva Dolenska

Sylva Dolenska was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia and attended medical school at Charles University, Prague. After moving to Britain in 1982, she trained as an anaesthetist, and has been a consultant since 2000. She is currently Consultant Anaesthetist at William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, Kent, and has also acquired the KSS Deanery Certificate in Teaching. Her other key professional interests are airway management and obstetric anaesthesia.