Preface; Foreword; Part I. Generic Aspects of Complications: 1. Preventing complications Jane Sturgess; 2. Managing complications Kamen Valchanov; 3. Risk management Mark Dougherty and Stephen T. Webb; Part II. Clinical Aspects of Complications: 4. Airway complications during anaesthesia Nick Woodall and Helen Goddard; 5. Respiratory complications Andrew Roscoe and Hamish Thomson; 6. Cardiovascular complications Victoria Howell and Joseph E. Arrowsmith; 7. Complications of blood products and fluid infusions Dafydd Thomas and Tom Holmes; 8. Complications during obstetric anaesthesia Felicity Plaat and Matt Wikner; 9. Perioperative neurological complications Nick Lees and Andrew A. Klein; 10. Hepatic, renal and endocrine complications A. J. Varley and F. J. Gilder; 11. Injury during anaesthesia David Bogod and Kasia Szypula; 12. Regional anaesthesia complications T. M. Cook and M. Coupe; 13. Body temperature complications John Andrzejowski and James Hoyle; 14. Equipment malfunction Rajinikanth Sundararajan and Peter Faber; 15. Drug reactions A. Kavanagh and M. Shields; 16. Management of post-operative complications Benias Mugabe and Saxon Ridley; Part III. Ethical and Medico-Legal Complications: 17. Before complications occur: assessing, balancing and explaining risk Derek Duane; 18. After complications occur: explaining complications and outcome, allocating blame, implications for the hospital and the anaesthetist A. Hutchinson and C. Bates; 19. Risk factors for litigation M. D. D. Bell; 20. Management of complaints and litigation in the UK Jane Sturgess and Sam Bass; 21. The role of the expert witness J. Nortje; Index.