Published on behalf of the European Academy of Anaesthesiology. The European Journal of Anaesthesiology publishes original work of high scientific quality. Preference is given to experimental work or clinical observation in man, and to laboratory work of clinical relevance. The Journal also publishes commissioned reviews by an authority in a field of interest to those working in anaesthesiology or intensive care. Abstracts of Academy meetings, editorials, book reviews, news and notices are also included.