Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Historical Development of Oxygenation Monitoring

    1. J. W. Severinghaus
      Pages 1-18
  3. Pulse Oximetry and Oxygen Transport

    1. K. K. Tremper, S. J. Barker
      Pages 19-27
  4. Discussion I

  5. Discussion II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-53
    2. J. L. Plenderleith, J. Dougall, A. J. Asbury
      Pages 55-61
  6. Discussion III

  7. Discussion IV

  8. Discussion V

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-109
    2. M. Landmesser, H. Pasterkamp, F. Tegtmeyer, A. Fenner
      Pages 111-115
  9. Discussion VI

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-129
    2. G. Torri
      Pages 131-133
    3. P. A. Foster, W. B. Murray, L. R. Howell, J. Schneeberger
      Pages 143-150
  10. Discussion VII

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-159
    2. Angela Elling, C. D. Hanning
      Pages 161-164
  11. Discussion VIII

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-177
    2. A. M. El-Shirbiny, D. Sarhan, M. Fawzy
      Pages 181-183
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 185-197

About these proceedings


This volume contains the proceedings of a three-day symposium on the clinical applications of oximetry held at Chartridge, Buckinghamshire in May 1985. The meeting was organised by the Research Department of Anaesthetics of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Ohmeda, the Life Support Equipment Division of BOC Health Care, who also acted as sponsors. It was the third such meeting on oxygen measurements held over the past 21 years under the auspices of the Research Department and under the same chairman with some of the same participants. The first, sponsored by the CIBA Foundation and held in London in 1964, was primarily concerned with the assessment of rapid and accurate methods of blood-gas analysis. Based on new technology these techniques had been developed to meet a well defined need in such fields as cardiac and peripheral vascular surgery, monitoring in inten­ sive care units and the management of patients with severe cardio­ respiratory disease. Although oximetry was discussed at that meeting, the emphasis was primarily on polarography and gas chromatography and on the equipment that had been designed to handle relatively minute discrete blood samples of the order of 100 J.ll or less.


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Editors and affiliations

  • James P. Payne
    • 1
    • 3
  • J. W. Severinghaus
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Department of AnaestheticsThe Royal College of Surgeons of EnglandLondonEngland
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiaUniversity of California at San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  3. 3.Anaesthetics UnitThe London Hospital Medical CollegeUK

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