Chairman: prof. dr. Jan Poelaert - jan.poelaert@uzbrussel.be

The department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Acute and Chronic Pain conducts both experimental and clinical studies with respect to pathophysiology of pain, other inflammatory pathways (induced by ischaemia, infarction, surgery, hypothermia) and pharmacokinetic and –dynamic studies of anaesthetics. 

 Xenon anaesthesia (severely decreased left ventricular function)


  • Microcirculation
  • Rhythm disturbances and anaesthetics
  • Lung aeration in ventilated patients – outcome of mechanical ventilation techniques
  • Thoracoscopic ablation and postoperative pain
  • Adjuvantia and local anaesthetics – new local anaesthestics
  • AKI and postoperative patients
  • Thoracic epidural analgesia and cardiac function in one- and bilateral lung ventilation
  • Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of anaesthestics (propofol, sufentanil)