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BMC Anesthesiology

Leg elevation in cesarean section

Maternal hypotension is common after spinal anesthesia for cesarean section. This randomized controlled trial revealed that leg elevation (LE) performed immediately after spinal block could reduce the incidence of hypotension by 40.9%, suggesting LE is a feasible management approach in low resource settings.


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Aims and scope

BMC Anesthesiology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of anesthesiology, critical care, perioperative care and pain management, including clinical and experimental research into anesthetic mechanisms, administration and efficacy, technology and monitoring, and associated economic issues. 


Section Editor

  • Marcelo Gama de Abreu, Universitätsklinikum Dresden
  • Todd Sarge, Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center
  • Patrice Forget, UCL
  • Jun LinStony Brook Medicine
  • Laura Pasin, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan

Meet the Editors

Prof. Patrice Forget is anesthesiologist teaching and taking patients in charge in the operating room and the chronic pain management unit at the Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel (UZ Brussel). He is involved in clinical research, studying pain and the impact of surgery and anesthetic drugs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) on cancer outcomes at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). He joined BMC Anesthesiology in 2014 as Associate Editor, and in 2015 as Section Editor.

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