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Call for papers: Anesthesia technology and clinical equipment evaluation

Guest editors: John Doyle, Ashraf Dahaba, and Yannick Le Manach

The perioperative care of patients has become increasingly complex because of changes in the severity of the co-morbidities our patients face (e.g., in relation to an aging populace) as well as a result of new highly-complex surgical procedures that have become available. However, an equally important factor contributing to the increased complexity of caring for surgical patients is related to the complexity of much of the equipment used by anesthesiologists, equipment used to ensure that their patient’s surgical journey is a safe one.

In order to explore the interests of our audience, and to make our colleagues in the field aware, BMC Anesthesiology is pleased to launch a thematic series dedicated to the theme of anesthesia technology and clinical equipment evaluation. We welcome submissions both from those individuals who care for patients as well as from individuals whose focus is primarily technical.

The scope of the thematic series includes, but is not limited to the following topics:  new technologies expected to impact on anesthesia delivery, human factors, human error and ergonomics in anesthesia delivery, cognitive aids in relation to anesthesia delivery, equipment quality and preventive maintenance concerns, protocols for clinical equipment evaluation, drug delivery systems, regulatory and standards concerns (ISO, ASTM, CSA etc.), and anesthesia equipment design for resource poor settings.

Please submit directly to BMC Anesthesiology, stating in your cover letter that it is for the “Anesthesia technology and clinical equipment evaluation” collection. Alternatively, you can email your pre-submission queries to the Editor of BMC Anesthesiology at

The deadline for submission is December 31st.

  1. Content type: Research article

    We performed a randomized, blinded pilot study in 12 volunteers to assess the feasibility to reposition an intentionally displaced suture-method catheter for two different insertion techniques for adductor can...

    Authors: Zarah Maria Jordahn, Tobias Stenbjerg Lyngeraa, Ulrik Grevstad, Christian Rothe, Lars Hyldborg Lundstrøm and Kai Henrik Wiborg Lange

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:150

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  2. Content type: Research article

    In infants, securing the airway is time-critical because of anatomical and physiological differences related to airway management in children less than 1 year old. The aim of this study was to compare the time...

    Authors: Marc Kriege, Nina Pirlich, Thomas Ott, Eva Wittenmeier and Frank Dette

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:119

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  3. Content type: Editorial

    Although significant advances in clinical monitoring technology and clinical practice development have taken place in the last several decades, in this editorial we argue that much more still needs to be done....

    Authors: D. John Doyle, Ashraf A. Dahaba and Yannick LeManach

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:39

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:58

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