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Past Education Secretary, European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiologist.
Past-President, Edinburgh and East of Scotland Society of Anaesthetists.
Areas of interest
Cardiothoracic anaesthesia, critical care and pain medicine
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine,
Royal Infirmary of Edinbugh
Cognition, cardiopulmonary bypass, acid base disorders, systematic review and meta-analysis, delirium, lung isolation
Donald Campbell Eponyomous Professorship, Royal College of Anaesthetists, 2002
Ott E, Nussmeir NA, Duke PC, Feneck RO, Alston RP et al. Analgesic efficacy and safety of a new intravenous COX-2 inhibitor in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2003; 125:1481-92.
McMullan V, Alston RP. The Effect of the Suspension of the License for Aprotinin on the Care of Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery: A Survey of Cardiac Anesthesiologists' and Surgeons' Opinions in the United Kingdom. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2010;24: 418-21
Haga KK, McClymont KL, Clarke S, et al. The effect of tight glycaemic control, during and after cardiac surgery, on patient mortality and morbidity: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia. 2011;6: 3-10
Ma SCA, Brindle W, Burton G, et al. Tranexamic acid is associated with less blood transfusion in off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2011;25:26-35
Alston RP. Brain damage and cardiopulmonary bypass: is there really any association Perfusion 2011;26 Suppl 1:20-6.
Alston RP. How to prepare you CV for cardiothoracics. In: McCombe K, Love N, editors. The GAT Handbook 2011-12. 10 ed. London: Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland, 2011:55-59.
Alston RP. Anaesthesia for off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine 2012;13(10):510-12.
Kennedy ED, Choy KCC, Alston RP, Chen S, Farhan-Alanie MMH, Anderson J, et al. Cognitive outcome after on- and off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2013;27(2):253-65.
Chuah SC, Kirkbride R, Alston RP, Irons J. Hydrogen ion concentration and coronary artery bypass graft surgery with and without cardiopulmonary bypass. J Cardiothorac Surg 2013;8:184.
- MB ChB University of Glasgow 1977
- MD University of Glasgow 1990
- FRCA Royal College of Anaesthetists 1983
- FFPMRCA Royal College of Anaesthetists 2008
- FFICM Royal College of Anaesthetists 2011
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Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Education Secretary European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiologists 2009
Affiliations / memberships
Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists
Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland