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Correspondence  |   September 2004
Two Manuscripts, Too Similar
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Jerrold Lerman, M.D., F.R.C.P.C., F.A.N.Z.C.A.
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  • * Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, SUNY, Buffalo, New York.
Article Information
Correspondence
Correspondence   |   September 2004
Two Manuscripts, Too Similar
Anesthesiology 9 2004, Vol.101, 801. doi:
Anesthesiology 9 2004, Vol.101, 801. doi:
To the Editor:—
We read the publication by Kihara et al.  1 with great interest. On close examination of the text, we noted numerous similarities between their publication and a manuscript that we previously published.2 In fact, substantive parts of the Abstract, Methods, Results and Discussion were identical to those in our publication. We would like to offer Kihara et al.  an opportunity to explain the nature of the apparent plagiarism of our manuscript.
* Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, SUNY, Buffalo, New York.
References
Kihara S, Yaguchi Y, Inomata S, Watanabe S, Brimacombe JR, Taguchi N, Komatsuzaki T: Influence of nitrous oxide on minimum alveolar concentration of sevoflurane for laryngeal mask insertion in children. Anesthesiology 2003; 99:1055–8Kihara, S Yaguchi, Y Inomata, S Watanabe, S Brimacombe, JR Taguchi, N Komatsuzaki, T
Swan HD, Crawford MW, Pua HL, Stephens D, Lerman J: Additive contribution of nitrous oxide to sevoflurane minimum alveolar concentration for tracheal intubation in children. Anesthesiology 1999; 91:667–71Swan, HD Crawford, MW Pua, HL Stephens, D Lerman, J