The article by Boldt et al., entitled “Preoperative plasmapheresis in patients undergoing cardiac surgery procedures” by J Boldt, B von Bormann, D Kling, M Jacobi, R Moosdorf, G Hempelmann, published in Anesthesiology 1990; 72:282-8, has been retracted in its entirety by the Journal Editor-in-Chief, Evan Kharasch, M.D., Ph.D.

This article is being retracted following an investigation at Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany concerning allegations that Dr. Boldt manipulated and falsified data in several published articles, and which “recommends that journal editors retract all papers where Dr. Boldt is the responsible author even if there is no obvious indication of falsification.”1 

JLU letter can be found in: Supplementary Multimedia 3 from in BJA