Anesthesia & Analgesia

Date Published: 
February 2004

Ronald D. Miller, M.D.
Editor in Chief
Anesthesia & Analgesia

To the Editor,

Incomplete Guidelines

Congratulations to Gan, et. al. on the recent PONV guideline publication (1). Why wasn't the influence of opioids and/or using propofol ketamine (PK) mentioned?

Barry L. Friedberg, M.D.
Volunteer Instructor in Anesthesia
University of Southern CAlifornia
Los Angeles, CA


1. Gan TJ, Meyer T, Apfel CC, et.al. Consensus guidelines for managing postoperative nausea and vomiting. Anesth Analg 2003;97:62-71.
2. Friedberg BL. Propofol ketamine technique:dissociative anesthesia for office surgery. Aesth Plast Surg 1999;23:70-75.

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