Physicians, as scientists, are constantly asking questions about the clinical care they provide to patients; their goal is to learn how to make that care even better. Speculation (sometimes our emotions) generates our queries; only data answers them. Anticipation of … Continue reading
Annual Meeting of the Chinese Society of Anesthesiology September 8-10, 2011 Jinan, Shandong, PR China Since the early 1970s I have had the yearly privilege to attend the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). I have … Continue reading
Skloot R: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks New York, Crown Publishers, 2010, pp 369 If we were sitting in the lounge having a cup of coffee and I recommended that you read a book about tissue culture, you`d undoubtedly … Continue reading
Dr. Alan Jay Schwartz, a Page2 author, reads his Mind to Mind essay that is published in this month`s issue of Anesthesiology. To listen to his interview from last week about the essay, click here.
Dr. Alan Jay Schwartz, a Page2 author, explains “Daddy Was There!” â€”Â his Mind to Mind essay that is published in this month`s issue of Anesthesiology. To listen to the interview, click here.
Anesthesiologists are forever looking for the proverbial “anesthetic Holy Grail.” One essential component of this ideal is better pulmonary outcome for patients. Clinical anesthesiologists are continually searching for ways to reduce pulmonary morbidity (pneumonia) and mortality associated with the respiratory … Continue reading
It`s the end of another academic year and CA-3 core anesthesiology residents all across the U.S. have celebrated their graduation, specifically, “The ceremony of conferringâ€¦diplomas, as at a college or school”1 from their respective programs. We all enjoy graduation, the … Continue reading
Education is change in behavior based on experience. Education is experience after experience added to yet further experience entered into by a multitude of players â€” residents and fellows, faculty teachers, residency and fellowship program directors, leaders of institutions that … Continue reading
Anesthesiologists know all too well that smoking and anesthesia don`t mix! The added risk of anesthesia to a smoker or someone exposed to secondhand smoke is a reality. While anesthesiologists hope that patients will recognize this and act on it … Continue reading
Consider two seemingly unrelated ideas: Domino theory and Pascal’s Wager. How fun is it for young children to line up dominos, knock over the first and then watch the consequences unfold for the others in the row? Predicting how the … Continue reading