Department of Anaesthesiology

http://www.anaesthesia.hku.hk
How does general anaesthesia and surgery affect your brain and body?
How can we minimise pain after surgery?

Major Research Areas

Pharmacology of intravenous anaesthetic drugs:
Pharmacology of new intravenous anaesthetics (particularly propofol, remifentanil dexmedetomidine); patient-controlled and target-controlled infusion; opioid pre and post conditioning; pharmacokinetic variations in various disease states; dose response characteristics; acute pain management; fluid therapy.

Contact Person
Professor M. Irwin
Tel:  2255 3303
Fax: 2855 1654
Email: mgirwin@hku.hk

Pain management:
Pain and pro-inflammatory markers; epigenetics and pain; chemokines and pain; complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS); acute post-operative pain management; chronic and cancer pain management; pain medications and techniques on pain management; effect of pain on patient outcomes.

Dental sedation and pain:
Dental sedation drugs and techniques; safety of intravenous sedation; monitoring depth of sedation; acute post-operative dental pain; chronic orofacial pain.

Contact Person
Dr C.W. Cheung
Tel: 2255 3303
Fax: 2855 1654
Email: cheucw@hku.hk

Perioperative organ protection:
Effects of general anaesthesia and surgery on neurons and cognitive function; perioperative monitoring.

Contact Person
Dr G.T.C. Wong
Tel: 2255 3303
Fax: 2855 1654
Email: gordon@hku.hk

Departmental Postgraduate Admission Advisor
Dr G.T.C. Wong
Tel: 2255 3303
Fax: 2855 1654
Email: gordon@hku.hk

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