We’re taking a break for the holidays and will be back on Monday, January 6, 2014. Thank you all for following us, and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2014.
The January 2019 issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia has been published. Patient blood management is the timely application of evidence-based medical and surgical concepts designed to maintain hemoglobin concentration, optimize hemostasis, and minimize blood loss to improve patient outcomes. In their article, Zaleski and colleagues provide suggestions for successful, safe and bloodless treatment for patients […]
Dr. Steven Shafer, editor-in-chief, Anesthesia & Analgesia: Recent news reports have highlighted the risks of nosocomial infection. Fourteen articles in this issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia document how anesthesiologists make a difference in perioperative infection. Research papers identify the reservoirs of bacterial contamination in the operating room, our role in hospital-acquired infections, and changes in […]
We’ve gone to the IARS meeting. Posts will continue after the meeting. Anyone know the location of this image? To see it, go to the Hawaii Tropical Botanic Garden, near Hilo: on the Ocean Front trail, the twin rocks, based on legend, are where two young lovers were turned to stone as they protected their village […]
Scientists and clinicians from ten countries attended the International Workshop on Perioperative Neurotoxicity in the Elderly this past May in Stockholm, Sweden. In this month’s issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, Dr. Roderic G. Eckenhoff, Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and colleagues review the workshop proceedings […]
Anesthesia care has changed significantly since that time. However, the question remains whether a subset of anesthesiologists is particularly skilled relative to a different subset. That’s the “glass half full” question. You can invert that if you prefer the “glass half empty” question. Dr. Laurent G. Glance, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Rochester School of […]
Headache is what we commonly think of as a sequela of dural puncture. Other adverse consequences of dural puncture include ocular and auditory disturbance. Ocular abnormalities are due to cranial nerve palsy, typically involving the sixth nerve cranial (abducens nerve), and uncommonly involving the third and fourth cranial nerves. Dr. Jennifer E. Hofer, Department of […]
All lists have runner-ups. And for the article, Game Changers: The 20 Most Important Anesthesia Articles Ever Published, published in this month’s issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, Dr. Paul Barash, Department of Anesthesiology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, and coauthors note that there were other articles in contention for top position. In the discussion, most articles list […]