Anesthesiology & Pain Management
The Stanford Medicine professor emeritus of anesthesiology and of pediatrics invented a transport incubator for newborns and helped establish pediatric anesthesiology as a specialty.
How ketamine treats depression
In an unusual trial, Stanford Medicine researchers found that a patient’s belief that they had received ketamine, even if they didn’t, could improve their depression.
Richard Jaffe dies at 75
The Stanford Medicine professor was well known for his friendly presence as well as expertise in neuroanesthesia and operating room technology.
Pain treatment inspired by chickens
In a mouse study led by Stanford Medicine scientists, a drug made mammalian pain receptors more like those in birds — and more resistant to some forms of pain.
Infants do better with buprenorphine
Stanford Medicine and Harvard researchers found that buprenorphine for opioid use disorder treatment during pregnancy was linked to better outcomes for newborns than methadone.
Magazine explores molecules within us
The new issue of Stanford Medicine magazine features articles about the molecules that make us who we are and how understanding them can lead to medical discoveries and innovations.
Bundle of cells produces pain aversion
Pain sensation and the emotional experience of pain are not the same, and now, in mice, scientists at Stanford have found the neurons responsible for the latter.
Virtual reality helps young patients cope
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is one of the first hospitals in the country to begin implementing distraction-based VR therapy within every patient unit.
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