Anesthesia & Analgesia boasts of it new column, ‘The Open Mind’ LOL

Recent submission to Anesthesia & Analgesia:

PONV – Peter Obviously Not Victorious

Apfel’s Advice Unheeded

Peter Glass’ upcoming editorial (1) appears to ignore sage advice from Apfel. (2) Avoid emetogenic agents; i.e. inhalational anestehtics and opioids and embrace propofol ketamine paradigm. (3)


1. Glass’ PSA: Postoperative nausea and vomiting. We don’t know everything yet. Anesth Analg 2010;2, 110.

2. Apfel CC: Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting chapter in Miller’s Anesthesia, 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA Elsevier 2010; p.2743.

3. Friedberg BL: Propofol ketamine technique, dissociative anesthesia for office-based surgery: a five-year review of 1,264 cases. Aessth Plast Surg 1999;23: 70-74.

received the following response:

Dec 30, 2009, at 09:11 AM, A&A Editorial Office wrote:

Dear Dr. Friedberg:

As explained in Dr. Shafer’s letter of February 2009, Anesthesia & Analgesia will not consider your submissions.

Editorial Office

Anesthesia & Analgesia

I responded with the following:

Great men discuss ideas

Average men discuss events

Small men discuss other men

Open minds? Let my readers decide for themselves.