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  1. Content type: Research article

    Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting (PONV) is a dreadful and uncomfortable experience that significantly detracts patients’ quality of life after surgery. This study aimed to examine the antiemetic effect of a s...

    Authors: Sylvanus Kampo, Alfred Parker Afful, Shiraj Mohammed, Michael Ntim, Alexis D. B. Buunaaim and Thomas Winsum Anabah

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:177

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    Patients with left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy may suffer ischemia-reperfusion injuries at the time of cardiac surgery with impairment in left ventricular function. Using transesophageal echocardiography (TEE...

    Authors: Marc Licker, John Diaper, Tornike Sologashvili and Christoph Ellenberger

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:175

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    Since inadequate heparin anticoagulation and insufficient reversal can result in complications during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) surgery, heparin anticoagulation monitoring by point-of-care (POC) activated c...

    Authors: Daniel Dirkmann, Elisabeth Nagy, Martin W. Britten and Jürgen Peters

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:174

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Central arterial pressure can be derived from analysis of the peripheral artery waveform. The aim of this study was to compare central arterial pressures measured from an intra-aortic catheter with peripheral ...

    Authors: Sabino Scolletta, Antoine Herpain, Salvatore Mario Romano, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Katia Donadello, Boris Lubicz, Federico Franchi, Keitiane Michele Kaefer, Enrico Polati, Jean-Louis Vincent and Daniel De Backer

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:173

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  5. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported that one of the co-authors has a mistake in the author name; the middle name and surname are switched. This is the correct information.

    Authors: Elena Spinelli, Tommaso Mauri, Alberto Fogagnolo, Gaetano Scaramuzzo, Annalisa Rundo, Domenico Luca Grieco, Giacomo Grasselli, Carlo Alberto Volta and Savino Spadaro

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:172

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    The original article was published in BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:140

  6. Content type: Research article

    Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication following non-cardiac surgery with adverse short- and long- term morbidity and mortality. Evidence shows that hypoalbuminemia is associated with increased AKI...

    Authors: Nan Li, Hong Qiao, Jing-Fei Guo, Hong-Yun Yang, Xue-Ying Li, Shuang-Ling Li, Dong-Xin Wang and Li Yang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:171

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Using a minimum dose of neuromuscular blockade (NMB) to achieve intubation condition is one of the goals in anaesthesia management of patients with myasthenia gravis (MG) for thoracoscopic (VATS) thymectomy. H...

    Authors: Shoujun Fei, Hengfu Xia, Xiaowei Chen, Dazhi Pang and Xuebing Xu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:170

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  8. Content type: Research article

    We previously demonstrated that lubrication of an endotracheal tube (ETT) cuff with K-Y™ jelly strongly and significantly inhibited the increase in cuff pressure during nitrous oxide (N2O) exposure in vitro. Howe...

    Authors: Moriyoshi Oji, Yukihide Koyama, Hiroyuki Oshika, Masashi Kohno, Yusuke Nakahashi, Sayano Fukushima, Hidemasa Iwakura and Tomio Andoh

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:169

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Nasotracheal intubation can potentially result in microbial contamination from the upper respiratory tract to the lower respiratory tracts. However, an ideal nasotracheal disinfection method is yet to be deter...

    Authors: Aiji Sato-Boku, Keiji Nagano, Yoshiaki Hasegawa, Yuji Kamimura, Yoshiki Sento, MinHye So, Eisuke Kako, Masahiro Okuda, Naoko Tachi, Hidekazu Ito, Yushi Adachi and Kazuya Sobue

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:168

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Thyroidectomy is a common procedure that causes mild trauma. Nevertheless, postoperative pain remains a major challenge in patient care. Multimodal analgesia comprising a combination of analgesics and analgesi...

    Authors: Xiaoxi Li, Ling Yu, Jiaonan Yang and Hongyu Tan

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:167

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  11. Content type: Research article

    King Vision and McGrath MAC video laryngoscopes (VLs) are increasingly used. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the performance of nasotracheal intubation in patients with predicted difficult intubation...

    Authors: Haozhen Zhu, Jinxing Liu, Lulu Suo, Chi Zhou, Yu Sun and Hong Jiang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:166

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Nerve block of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) is a predominantly sensory block. It reduces pain following total hip arthroplasty (THA), but the non-responder rate is high. We hypothesized, that an ...

    Authors: Frederik Vilhelmsen, Mariam Nersesjan, Jakob Hessel Andersen, Jakob Klim Danker, Leif Broeng, Daniel Hägi-Pedersen, Ole Mathiesen and Kasper Højgaard Thybo

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:165

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Intravenous use of sufentanil can elicit cough. This study aimed to evaluate the inhibitory effect of pre-injection of a mall dose of remifentanil on sufentanil-induced cough during the induction of general an...

    Authors: Wendong Lin, Jiehao Sun and Shuying Fu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:164

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Nasotracheal intubation (NTI) is frequently performed for oral and maxillofacial surgeries. This study evaluated whether NTI is easier when guided by Disposcope endoscopy or fibreoptic bronchoscopy.

    Authors: Junma Yu, Rui Hu, Lining Wu, Peng Sun and Zhi Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:163

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) represent the most frequent complications after esophagectomy. The aim of this study was to identify modifiable risk factors for PPCs and 90-days mortality related ...

    Authors: Kai B. Kaufmann, Wolfgang Baar, Torben Glatz, Jens Hoeppner, Hartmut Buerkle, Ulrich Goebel and Sebastian Heinrich

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:162

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  16. Content type: Research article

    General (GA)- and epidural-anesthesia may cause a drop in body-core-temperature (BCTdrop), and hypothermia, which may alter tissue oxygenation (StO2) and microperfusion after cytoreductive surgery for ovarian can...

    Authors: L. Kaufner, P. Niggemann, T. Baum, S. Casu, J. Sehouli, A. Bietenbeck, M. Boschmann, C. D. Spies, A. Henkelmann and C. von Heymann

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:161

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  17. Content type: Case report

    Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a challenge for anesthesia management. This report shows that the use of rocuronium-sugammadex is not free from flaws and highlights the importance of cholinesterase inhibitors manage...

    Authors: Hermann dos Santos Fernandes, Jorge Luiz Saraiva Ximenes, Daniel Ibanhes Nunes, Hazem Adel Ashmawi and Joaquim Edson Vieira

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:160

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Hysterectomy is a widely performed surgery and neuraxial anesthesia with intrathecal morphine provides superior quality of recovery. Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is a frequent problem with intrathe...

    Authors: Guilherme Oliveira Campos, Marcelo de Jesus Martins, Gabriel Nascimento Jesus, Paulo Roberto Rios de Oliveira, Caio Nogueira Lessa, João Carlos Macêdo Fernandes de Oliveira Junior, Lucas Jorge Santana de Castro Alves, Rodrigo Leal Alves and Norma Sueli Pinheiro Módolo

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:159

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Clinicians sometimes encounter resistance in advancing a tracheal tube, which is inserted via a nostril, from the nasal cavity into the oropharynx during nasotracheal intubation. The purpose of this study was ...

    Authors: Hyerim Kim, Jung-Man Lee, Jiwon Lee, Jin-Young Hwang, Jee-Eun Chang, Hyun-Joung No, Dongwook Won, Hyung Sang Row and Seong-Won Min

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:158

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The monitoring of regional cerebral oxygen saturation (SrO2) using near-infrared spectroscopy is useful method to detect cerebral ischemia during. Sevoflurane and propofol decrease cerebral metabolic rate (CMRO2)...

    Authors: Sanghee Park, Keunbae Yook, Kyung Yeon Yoo, Jeong Il Choi, Hong-Beom Bae, Youngwook You, Baoyuan Jin and Seongtae Jeong

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:157

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Enhanced recovery after surgery programs (ERAS) using thoracic epidural anesthesia and perioperative patient conditioning with omega-3 fatty acids (n3FA), glucose control (GC) and on-demand fluid therapy, resp...

    Authors: Christopher Uhlig, Thomas Rössel, Axel Denz, Sven Seifert, Thea Koch and Axel Rüdiger Heller

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:156

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  22. Content type: Case report

    Limb-girdle muscular dystrophies (LGMDs) belong to few neuromuscular disorders mainly involving pelvic and shoulder girdle muscles. Also, cardiac or pulmonary complications, increased rhabdomyolysis risk when ...

    Authors: X. Q. Cao, K. Joypaul, F. Cao, L. L. Gui, J. T. Hu and W. Mei

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:155

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Quadratus lumborum block (QLB) is an effective analgesia that lowers opioid consumption after lower abdominal and hip surgeries. The subcostal approach to transmuscular QLB is a novel technique that can provid...

    Authors: Manhua Zhu, Yong Qi, Huijuan He, Jinfeng Lou, Qingqing Pei and Yuliu Mei

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:154

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  24. Content type: Review

    Patients undergoing emergency surgery may present with the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) or develop this syndrome postoperatively. The incidence of ARDS in the postoperative period is relatively l...

    Authors: Denise Battaglini, Chiara Robba, Patricia Rieken Macêdo Rocco, Marcelo Gama De Abreu, Paolo Pelosi and Lorenzo Ball

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:153

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  25. Content type: Case report

    Respiratory adverse events are not uncommon in the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) following general anesthesia. In this regard, hyperventilation leading to apnea and desaturation is a rare entity. Here we ha...

    Authors: Parineeta Thapa, Asish Subedi, Anjali Poudel and Pankaj Baral

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:152

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Supraglottic jet oxygenation and ventilation (SJOV) can effectively maintain adequate oxygenation in patients with respiratory depression, even in apnea patients. However, there have been no randomized control...

    Authors: Hansheng Liang, Yuantao Hou, Liang Sun, Qingyue Li, Huafeng Wei and Yi Feng

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:151

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is the most common treatment for end-stage knee osteoarthritis and continuous femoral nerve block (CFNB) has become the gold standard for analgesia. But the lack of knowledge abou...

    Authors: Xiaona Lin, Yang Zhou, Hongcai Zheng, Jing Zhang, Xiaoxiao Wang, Kaixi Liu, Jun Wang, Xiangyang Guo, Zhengqian Li and Bin Han

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:150

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  28. Content type: Case report

    Tracheobronchial lacerations from trauma can be life-threatening and present significant challenges for safe anesthetic management. Early recognition of tracheal injuries and prompt airway control can be lifes...

    Authors: Penghui Wei, Dong Yan, Jiapeng Huang, Lili Dong, Ying Zhao, Fei Rong, Jing Li, Wenxi Tang and Jianjun Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:149

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Real-time photoacoustic gas monitoring is used for personnel exposure and environmental monitoring, but its accuracy varies when organic solvents such as alcohol contaminate measurements. This is problematic f...

    Authors: Jennifer Herzog-Niescery, Thomas Steffens, Martin Bellgardt, Andreas Breuer-Kaiser, Philipp Gude, Heike Vogelsang, Thomas Peter Weber and Hans-Martin Seipp

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:148

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The current study investigates the effect of bronchoscopy-guided percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (PDT) on the evolution of respiratory acidosis depending on endotracheal tube (ET) sizes. In addition, th...

    Authors: Christian Karagiannidis, Michaela L. Merten, Leo Heunks, Stephan E. Strassmann, Simone Schäfer, Friederike Magnet and Wolfram Windisch

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:147

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Emergence-delirium is the most frequent brain dysfunction in children recovering from general anaesthesia, though the pathophysiological background remains unclear. The presented study analysed an association ...

    Authors: Susanne Koch, Anna-Maria Stegherr, Leopold Rupp, Jochen Kruppa, Christine Prager, Sylvia Kramer, Astrid Fahlenkamp and Claudia Spies

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:146

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The use of the bispectral index (BIS) is widespread in pediatric anesthesia, but few studies have attempted to perform a detailed evaluation of how BIS varies according to age in children under propofol anesth...

    Authors: Fang Wang, Jianmin Zhang, Jie Yu, Muyang Tian, Xiaohuan Cui and Anshi Wu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:145

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Complete avoidance of residual neuromuscular blockade (RNMB) during the postoperative period has not yet been achieved in current anesthesia practice. Evidently, compliance with NMB monitoring is persistently ...

    Authors: Gonzalo Domenech, Matías A. Kampel, María E. García Guzzo, Delfina Sánchez Novas, Sergio A. Terrasa and Gustavo Garcia Fornari

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:143

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  34. Content type: Research article

    The reliability of pulse pressure variation (PPV) and stroke volume variation (SVV) is controversial under pneumoperitoneum. In addition, the usefulness of these indices is being called into question with the ...

    Authors: Joo-Hyun Jun, Rack Kyung Chung, Hee Jung Baik, Mi Hwa Chung, Joon-Sang Hyeon, Young-Goo Lee and Sung-Ho Park

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:142

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  35. Content type: Research article

    This study aims to validate our previously reported prediction technique for uncuffed tracheal tube (TT) sizes in children younger than 2 years of age based on a calculated outer diameter (ODCal, mm) in each pati...

    Authors: Hiroshi Hanamoto, Hiroharu Maegawa, Mika Inoue, Aiko Oyamaguchi, Chiho Kudo and Hitoshi Niwa

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:141

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  36. Content type: Review

    Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is a non-invasive radiation-free monitoring technique that provides images based on tissue electrical conductivity of the chest. Several investigations applied EIT in the ...

    Authors: Elena Spinelli, Tommaso Mauri, Alberto Fogagnolo, Gaetano Scaramuzzo, Annalisa Rundo, Domenico Luca Grieco, Giacomo Grasselli, Carlo Alberto Volta and Savino Spadaro

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:140

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:172

  37. Content type: Research article

    Intraoperative hypotension increases 30-day mortality and the risks of myocardial injury and acute renal failure. Patients with inadequate volume reserve before the induction of anesthesia are highly exposed. ...

    Authors: Marcell Szabó, Anna Bozó, Katalin Darvas, Alexandra Horváth and Zsolt Dániel Iványi

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:139

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  38. Content type: Research article

    A tracheal tube stylet can be used to assist successful tracheal intubation, especially during videolaryngoscopic intubation because videolaryngoscopes with a Macintosh-type blade such as McGrath® MAC videolar...

    Authors: Hyun-Kyu Yoon, Hyung-Chul Lee, Hyongmin Oh, Kwanghoon Jun and Hee-Pyoung Park

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:137

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  39. Content type: Research article

    No study has been conducted to demonstrate the feasibility of an opioid-free anesthesia (OFA) protocol in cardiac surgery to improve patient care. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of OFA...

    Authors: Pierre-Grégoire Guinot, Alexandra Spitz, Vivien Berthoud, Omar Ellouze, Anis Missaoui, Tiberiu Constandache, Sandrine Grosjean, Mohamed Radhouani, Jean-Baptiste Anciaux, Jean-Philippe Parthiot, Jean-Pierre Merle, Nicolas Nowobilski, Maxime Nguyen and Belaid Bouhemad

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:136

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Right hepatectomy is a complex procedure that carries inherent risks of perioperative morbidity. To evaluate outcome differences between a low central venous pressure fluid intervention strategy and a goal dir...

    Authors: Laurence Weinberg, Lois Mackley, Alexander Ho, Steven Mcguigan, Damian Ianno, Matthew Yii, Jonathan Banting, Vijayragavan Muralidharan, Chong Oon Tan, Mehrdad Nikfarjam and Chris Christophi

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:135

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  41. Content type: Research article

    During lumbar spine surgery, patients are placed in the prone position for surgical access. The prone position has various effects on cardiac and pulmonary function, including a decreased cardiac index (CI), d...

    Authors: Jung Min Lee, Soo Kyung Lee, Kyung Mi Kim, You Jung Kim and Eun Young Park

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:133

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) increase morbidity and mortality of surgical patients, duration of hospital stay and costs. Postoperative atelectasis of dorsal lung regions as a common PPC has bee...

    Authors: Maria Bauer, Anne Opitz, Jörg Filser, Hendrik Jansen, Rainer H. Meffert, Christoph T. Germer, Norbert Roewer, Ralf M. Muellenbach and Markus Kredel

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:132

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Dexmedetomidine (DEX) has been used as an anesthetic for decades. The present investigation aimed to elucidate the analgesic impact of DEX on 2,4,6-Trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid (TNBS)-induced chronic inflammat...

    Authors: Meng Liang, Aijie Shao, Xinsheng Tang, Meiling Feng, Jing Wang and Yingna Qiu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:131

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Risk of over-immunosuppression or immunization may mitigate the overall and long-term renal outcomes of kidney transplant recipients (KTR) admitted to the ICU in the modern era but remain poorly described. Thu...

    Authors: Damien Guinault, Arnaud Del Bello, Laurence Lavayssiere, Marie-Béatrice Nogier, Olivier Cointault, Nicolas Congy, Laure Esposito, Anne-Laure Hebral, Olivier Roques, Nassim Kamar and Stanislas Faguer

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:130

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  45. Content type: Research article

    The efficacy of tranexamic acid (TXA) to reduce perioperative blood loss and allogeneic blood transfusion in cardiac surgeries has been proved in previous studies, but its adverse effects especially seizure ha...

    Authors: Jingfei Guo, Xurong Gao, Yan Ma, Huran Lv, Wenjun Hu, Shijie Zhang, Hongwen Ji, Guyan Wang and Jia Shi

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:129

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  46. Content type: Case report

    Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) and pulmonary hypertension (PHT) are highly dynamic cardiovascular lesions that may progress rapidly, particularly in the orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) waitlist population...

    Authors: B. Pearce, R. Hu, F. Desmond, D. Banyasz, R. Jones and C. O. Tan

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:128

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