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  1. Research article

    Comparison of VividTrac®, Airtraq®, King Vision®, Macintosh Laryngoscope and a Custom-Made Videolaryngoscope for difficult and normal airways in mannequins by novices

    Direct laryngoscopy remains the gold standard for endotracheal intubation and is preferred by experienced operators. However, an increasing number of reports currently support videolaryngoscopy, particularly f...

    Szilárd Rendeki, Dóra Keresztes, Gábor Woth, Ákos Mérei, Martin Rozanovic, Mátyás Rendeki, József Farkas, Diána Mühl and Bálint Nagy

    BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:68

    Published on: 26 May 2017

  2. Research article

    Combination of gabapentin and ramosetron for the prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting after gynecologic laparoscopic surgery: a prospective randomized comparative study

    As a drug originally introduced for its anticonvulsant effects, gabapentin has been recently shown to be effective in the treatment of nausea and vomiting in various clinical settings. This study compared the ...

    Kyung Mi Kim, Jin Huh, Soo Kyung Lee, Eun Young Park, Jung Min Lee and Hyo Ju Kim

    BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:65

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  3. Research article

    Continuous femoral nerve blockade and single-shot sciatic nerve block promotes better analgesia and lower bleeding for total knee arthroplasty compared to intrathecal morphine: a randomized trial

    Knee arthroplasty leads to postoperative pain. This study compares analgesia and postoperative bleeding achieved by intrathecal morphine with a continuous femoral plus single-shot sciatic nerve block.

    Nora Elizabeth Rojas Álvarez, Rosemberg Jairo Gomez Ledesma, Adilson Hamaji, Marcelo Waldir Mian Hamaji and Joaquim Edson Vieira

    BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:64

    Published on: 12 May 2017

  4. Research article

    Effects of colloid pre-loading on thromboelastography during elective intracranial tumor surgery in pediatric patients: hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4 versus 5% human albumin

    Volume replacement therapy with colloid is still worth studying in major pediatric surgery with potential risk of bleeding. This study assessed the effects of 6% hydroxyethyl starch (HES) 130/0.4 and 5% Human ...

    Yuanzhi Peng, Jianer Du, Xuan Zhao, Xueyin Shi and Yingwei Wang

    BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:62

    Published on: 27 April 2017

  5. Research article

    Assessment of perioperative minute ventilation in obese versus non-obese patients with a non-invasive respiratory volume monitor

    Monitoring the adequacy of spontaneous breathing is a major patient safety concern in the post-operative setting. Monitoring is particularly important for obese patients, who are at a higher risk for post-surg...

    Jaideep H. Mehta, Davide Cattano, Jordan B. Brayanov and Edward E. George

    BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:61

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  6. Research article

    Leg elevation decreases the incidence of post-spinal hypotension in cesarean section: a randomized controlled trial

    Maternal hypotension is a common complication after spinal anesthesia for cesarean section (CS). In this study we investigated the role of leg elevation (LE) as a method for prevention of post-spinal hypotensi...

    Ahmed Hasanin, Ahmed Aiyad, Ahmed Elsakka, Atef Kamel, Reham Fouad, Mohamed Osman, Ali Mokhtar, Sherin Refaat and Yasmin Hassabelnaby

    BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:60

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  7. Research article

    Association between cardiopulmonary resuscitation duration and one-month neurological outcomes for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a prospective cohort study

    The duration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an important factor associated with the outcomes for an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. However, the appropriate CPR duration remains unclear considering ...

    Masahiro Kashiura, Yuichi Hamabe, Akiko Akashi, Atsushi Sakurai, Yoshio Tahara, Naohiro Yonemoto, Ken Nagao, Arino Yaguchi and Naoto Morimura

    BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:59

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  8. Research article

    The efficacy and safety of mivacurium in pediatric patients

    Mivacurium is the shortest acting nondepolarizing muscle relaxant currently available; however, the effect of different dosages and injection times of intravenous mivacurium administration in children of diffe...

    Ruifeng Zeng, Xiulan Liu, Jing Zhang, Ning Yin, Jian Fei, Shan Zhong, Zhiyong Hu, Miaofeng Hu, Mazhong Zhang, Bo Li, Jun Li, Qingquan Lian and Wangning ShangGuan

    BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:58

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  9. Research article

    Half dose sugammadex combined with neostigmine is non-inferior to full dose sugammadex for reversal of rocuronium-induced deep neuromuscular blockade: a cost-saving strategy

    Sugammadex reverses the effect of rocuronium more rapidly and effectively than neostigmine, at all levels of neuromuscular blockade (NMB). However, its cost is prohibitive. The combination of half dose sugamma...

    Marie T. Aouad, Waseem S. Alfahel, Roland N. Kaddoum and Sahar M. Siddik-Sayyid

    BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:57

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  10. Research article

    Prediction of the optimal depth for superior vena cava cannulae with cardiac computed tomography during minimally invasive cardiac surgery: a prospective observational cohort study

    The determination of the adequate depth of superior vena cava cannulae during minimally invasive cardiac surgery is important for warranting venous drainage and preventing complications during cardiopulmonary ...

    Ji-Hyun Chin, Eun-Ho Lee, Jong-Il Kim and In-Cheol Choi

    BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:56

    Published on: 7 April 2017

  11. Research article

    Neck circumference to inter-incisor gap ratio: a new predictor of difficult laryngoscopy in cervical spondylosis patients

    Preoperative airway assessment help anticipate a difficult airway. We hypothesized that a close association existed between difficult laryngoscopy and the neck circumference/inter-incisor gap ratio (RNIIG). Ou...

    Yong-zheng Han, Yang Tian, Mao Xu, Cheng Ni, Min Li, Jun Wang and Xiang-yang Guo

    BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:55

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  12. Research article

    Propofol and sufentanil may affect the patients’ sleep quality independently of the surgical stress response: a prospective nonrandomized controlled trial in 1033 patients’ undergone diagnostic upper gastrointestinal endoscopy

    It is unknown whether sedative per se contributes to the postoperative sleep disturbance. Diagnostic upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (UGE) is a minimally invasive procedure which is not likely to cause tissue...

    Ming Lei, Peng Zhang, Yunfei Liu, Fangfang Fu, Ling Ye and Tao Zhu

    BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:53

    Published on: 31 March 2017

  13. Research article

    A randomized trial of remote ischemic preconditioning and control treatment for cardioprotection in sevoflurane-anesthetized CABG patients

    Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) efficacy is debated. Possibly, because propofol, which has a RIPC-inhibiting action, is used in most RIPC trials. It has been suggested that clinical efficacy is, however...

    Rianne Nederlof, Nina C. Weber, Nicole P. Juffermans, Bas A. M. J. de Mol, Markus W. Hollmann, Benedikt Preckel and Coert J. Zuurbier

    BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:51

    Published on: 29 March 2017

  14. Research article

    Dexmedetomidine’s inhibitory effects on acetylcholine release from cholinergic nerves in guinea pig trachea: a mechanism that accounts for its clinical benefit during airway irritation

    Airway instrumentation can evoke upper airway reflexes including bronchoconstriction and cough which can cause serious complications including airway trauma, laryngospasm or bronchospasm which may in turn lead...

    Maya Mikami, Yi Zhang, Benjamin Kim, Tilla S. Worgall, Harald Groeben and Charles W. Emala

    BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:52

    Published on: 29 March 2017

  15. Research article

    Effects of short-term hyperoxia on erythropoietin levels and microcirculation in critically Ill patients: a prospective observational pilot study

    The normobaric oxygen paradox states that a short exposure to normobaric hyperoxia followed by rapid return to normoxia creates a condition of ‘relative hypoxia’ which stimulates erythropoietin (EPO) productio...

    Abele Donati, Elisa Damiani, Samuele Zuccari, Roberta Domizi, Claudia Scorcella, Massimo Girardis, Alessia Giulietti, Arianna Vignini, Erica Adrario, Rocco Romano, Laura Mazzanti, Paolo Pelaia and Mervyn Singer

    BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:49

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  16. Research article

    Continuous Non-invasive finger cuff CareTaker® comparable to invasive intra-arterial pressure in patients undergoing major intra-abdominal surgery

    Despite increased interest in non-invasive arterial pressure monitoring, the majority of commercially available technologies have failed to satisfy the limits established for the validation of automatic arteri...

    Irwin Gratz, Edward Deal, Francis Spitz, Martin Baruch, I. Elaine Allen, Julia E. Seaman, Erin Pukenas and Smith Jean

    BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:48

    Published on: 21 March 2017

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    Midodrine as adjunctive support for treatment of refractory hypotension in the intensive care unit: a multicenter, randomized, placebo controlled trial (the MIDAS trial)

    Patients admitted to intensive care units (ICU) are often treated with intravenous (IV) vasopressors. Persistent hypotension and dependence on IV vasopressors in otherwise resuscitated patients lead to delay i...

    Matthew H. Anstey, Bradley Wibrow, Tharusan Thevathasan, Brigit Roberts, Khushi Chhangani, Pauline Yeung Ng, Alexander Levine, Alan DiBiasio, Todd Sarge and Matthias Eikermann

    BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:47

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  18. Research article

    Changes in duration of action of rocuronium following decrease in hepatic blood flow during pneumoperitoneum for laparoscopic gynaecological surgery

    A moderate insufflation pressure and deep neuromuscular blockade (NMB) have been recommended in laparoscopic surgery in consideration of the possible reduction in splanchnic perfusion due to the CO2-pneumoperiton...

    Yang Liu, Wen Cao, Yu Liu, Yun Wang, Ren Lang, Yun Yue and An-Shi Wu

    BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:45

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  19. Research article

    The effect of an electronic cognitive aid on the management of ST-elevation myocardial infarction during caesarean section: a prospective randomised simulation study

    Cognitive aids have come to be viewed as promising tools in the management of perioperative critical events. The majority of published simulation studies have focussed on perioperative crises that are characte...

    Michael St.Pierre, Bjoern Luetcke, Dieter Strembski, Christopher Schmitt and Georg Breuer

    BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:46

    Published on: 20 March 2017

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