RESEARCH

Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Research Summary

The Department of Anesthesiology performs mainly control of anesthesia in the operation room, general intensive care unit, and pain clinic, and provides palliative care for cancer patients. Anesthesiologists basically control the functions of the whole body that are vital for life such as circulation, respiration, and metabolism; monitor vital reactions to invasion; and give drugs to patients with various kinds of basic diseases. Since anesthesiology has been rapidly advancing by the progress of basic science and new developments in engineering, there is now a demand for quick adoption of these advances to secure the peace of mind and safety of patients as well as their prompt and smooth return to their daily life. Therefore, the Department of Anesthesiology educates in clinical physiology, centering on physiology and pharmacology and using consciousness, pain, and invasion as keywords. The department connects basic science with the clinic, which connection is most suitable for residents to be trained in skills, to obtain knowledge, to develop the scientific way of thinking, and to acquire techniques essential for a doctor to maintain the life of the patient.