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.
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.