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  1. The coronavirus-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic highlighted the unfortunate reality that many hospitals have insufficient intensive care unit (ICU) capacity to meet massive, unanticipated increases in demand. To dras...

    Authors: Jade I. Basem, Anna F. Roth, Robert S. White, Virginia E. Tangel, Silis Y. Jiang, Jacky M. Choi, Katherine L. Hoffman, Edward J. Schenck, Zachary A. Turnbull, Kane O. Pryor, Natalia S. Ivascu, Stavros G. Memtsoudis and Peter A. Goldstein
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:209
  2. Either neuraxial anesthesia or general anesthesia can be performed for cesarean delivery. Generally, neuraxial anesthesia is the first choice with the risk and benefit balance for both the mother and fetus. Ho...

    Authors: Yang Bao, Ting Zhang, Ling Li, Changqing Zhou, Minxian Liang, Jie Zhou and Chunling Wang
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:208
  3. Dynamic obstruction of the left ventricular outflow tract resulting from systolic anterior motion of the mitral valve can be an unexpected cause of acute and severe perioperative hypotension in noncardiac surg...

    Authors: Chien-Ju Chou, Yi-Chen Lai, Shu-Yu Ou and Chen-Hsiu Chen
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:207
  4. Many of the anaesthetic drugs used for electroconvulsive therapy have anticonvulsant properties and may influence efficacy of electroconvulsive therapy. With this study we aim to provide more information on th...

    Authors: Laila Chomrikh, Mustafa Ahmadi, T. Martijn Kuijper, Joris J. B. van der Vlugt and Seppe J. H. A. Koopman
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:206
  5. Although peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) have been widely used, they have not been frequently used in anesthesia practice. The central venous pressure measured via PICCs are reportedly as accur...

    Authors: Jun Maki, Makoto Sumie, Tomoko Ide, Masako Nagamatsu, Katsuyuki Matsushita, Kazuhiro Shirozu, Midoriko Higashi and Ken Yamaura
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:205
  6. Severe pain is prevalent in cardiac surgery patients and can increase cardiac complications, morbidity and mortality. The objectives of the study were to assess perioperative pain intensity and to assess predi...

    Authors: Jacob Gohari, Liza Grosman-Rimon, Mattan Arazi, Noa Caspi-Avissar, Dina Granot, Sagi Gleitman, Jawdat Badarny, Alla Lubovich, Doron Sudarsky, Jordan Rimon, Shemy Carasso, Edo Y. Birati and Erez Kachel
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:204
  7. Spray-as-you-go (SAYGo) airway topical anesthesia and nerve block are common techniques used during awake tracheal intubation. However, their effects have not been described during double-lumen tube intubation...

    Authors: Changlin Chen, Di Wen, Yizheng Wang, Hongqiong Li, Qi Yu and Mao Li
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:203
  8. Norepinephrine (NE) is a α1-adrenergic mediated vasopressor and a key player in the treatment of perioperative hypotension. Apart from modulating systemic hemodynamics, NE may also affect regional blood flow, suc...

    Authors: Jurgen van Limmen, Xavier Iturriagagoitia, Marilie Verougstraete, Piet Wyffels, Frederik Berrevoet, Luís Filipe Abreu de Carvalho, Stefan De Hert and Luc De Baerdemaeker
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:202
  9. Chronic pain after cardiac surgery, whether or not related to the operation, is common and has negative impact on health related quality of life (HRQL). Frailty is a risk factor for adverse surgical outcomes, ...

    Authors: Britta C. Arends, Leon Timmerman, Lisette M. Vernooij, Lisa Verwijmeren, Douwe H. Biesma, Eric P. A. van Dongen, Peter G. Noordzij and Heleen J Blussé van Oud-Alblas
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:201
  10. Atelectasis is the primary cause of hypoxemia during general anesthesia. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of the combination of recruitment maneuvers (RM) and positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) on ...

    Authors: Yi Liu, Jingyu Wang, Yuan Geng, Yiran Zhang, Hang Su and Yujiao Yang
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:200
  11. Refractory vasodilatory shock is a state of uncontrolled vasodilation associated with underlying inflammation and endothelial dysregulation. Rescue therapy for vasoplegia refractory to catecholamines includes ...

    Authors: Emily E. Naoum, Adam A. Dalia, Russel J. Roberts, Lauren T. Devine and Jamel Ortoleva
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:199
  12. Thoracic epidural placement (TEP) using the conventional anatomic landmark-based technique is technically challenging, may require multiple attempts, and is associated with a high failure rate (12–40%). We hyp...

    Authors: Jatuporn Pakpirom, Kanthida Thatsanapornsathit, Nalinee Kovitwanawong, Suttasinee Petsakul, Pannawit Benjhawaleemas, Kwanruthai Narunart, Somrutai Boonchuduang and Manoj Kumar Karmakar
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:198
  13. Laryngeal mask airways have been widely used in clinical practice. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the remifentanil requirement for facilitation of i-gel insertion in Parkinson’s disease (PD) ...

    Authors: Wenjun Meng, Fang Kang, Meirong Dong, Song Wang, Mingming Han, Xiang Huang, Sheng Wang, Juan Li and Chengwei Yang
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:197
  14. Acute kidney injury (AKI) is one of the most common postoperative complications in noncardiac surgical patients, has an important impact on prognosis and is difficult to predict. Whether preoperative N-termina...

    Authors: Jiaqi Wang, Yehong Dong, Bingcheng Zhao and Kexuan Liu
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:196
  15. Congenital diaphragmatic defects are rare, with most cases presenting in childhood. Diagnosis in adulthood is usually incidental or when symptoms develop. We present a case of a strangulated Bochdalek hernia c...

    Authors: Steffi Kang Ting Chan, Daryl Jian’an Tan and Maria Dhahrani Martinez Aman
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:195
  16. Cough caused by endotracheal tube (ETT) placement is ubiquitous and correlates with adverse outcomes. Remifentanil administration via target-controlled infusion (TCI) is one of the cough prevention measures us...

    Authors: Ping Li, Dewei Li, Linan Wang, Fei Ye, Bo Yang, Lina Yu, Sujuan Fang, Zhilan Tong, Qing Yin, Yongyong Shi, Xiangyu Li and Gaofeng Zhao
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:194
  17. Systematic reviews associate peripheral nerve blocks based on anatomic landmarks or nerve stimulation with reduced pain and need for systemic analgesia in hip fracture patients. We aimed to investigate the eff...

    Authors: Oskar Wilborg Exsteen, Christine Nygaard Svendsen, Christian Rothe, Kai Henrik Wiborg Lange and Lars Hyldborg Lundstrøm
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:192
  18. Unplanned ICU admission after surgery has been validated as a measure of a quality indicator of perioperative management because it may put surgical patients at risk of increased morbidity and mortality. Posto...

    Authors: Nobuyuki Katori, Kentaro Yamakawa, Kosuke Yagi, Yoshihiro Kimura, Mayuko Doi and Shoichi Uezono
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:191
  19. Self-efficacy, as the vital determinant of behavior, influencing clinicians’ situation awareness, work performance, and medical decision-making, might affect the incidence of anesthesia-related adverse events ...

    Authors: Feng Xu, Linlin Han, Shuai Zhao, Yafeng Wang, Qingtong Zhang, Erfeng Xiong, Shiqian Huang, Guixing Zhang, Hong He, Shiyu Deng, Yingjie Che, Yan Li, Liping Xie and Xiangdong Chen
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:190
  20. Pain control following breast surgery is of utmost importance in order to reduce the chance of chronic pain development, and facilitate early rehabilitation. The erector spinae plane block (ESPB) is a recently...

    Authors: Ahmed M. Elewa, Mohammed Faisal, Folke Sjöberg and Mohamed E. Abuelnaga
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:189
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    Authors: Jian-ping Zhang, Na Zhang, Xu Chen, Yin Zhou, Zhen Jiang, Chen Gao, Yan-Hu Xie, Sheng Wang and Wei Zhang
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:188
  22. During the first coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic wave, an unprecedented number of patients with respiratory failure due to a new, highly contagious virus needed hospitalization and intensive care ...

    Authors: Thomas Langer, Francesca Carmela Depalo, Clarissa Forlini, Silvia Landini, Andrea Mezzetti, Paola Previtali, Gianpaola Monti, Carolina de Toma, Davide Biscardi, Alberto Giannini, Roberto Fumagalli and Giovanni Mistraletti
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:187
  23. For patients with a clinical course of active SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) infection, there may be a higher risk of perioperative complications. Our main objective is to detect ...

    Authors: Susana González-Suárez, Antonio Barbara Ferreras, Melissa Caicedo Toro and Macarena Aznar de Legarra
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:186
  24. Epidural catheters are associated with certain risks such as accidental epidural catheter removal, including dislodgement and disconnection. Globally, neuraxial connector designs were revised in 2016 to provid...

    Authors: Yoshiaki Ishida, Yoichiro Homma, Takashi Kawamura, Masatoshi Sagawa and Yoshie Toba
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:185
  25. Intraoperative glycemic variability is associated with increased risks of mortality and morbidity and an increased incidence of hyperglycemia after cardiac surgery. Accordingly, clinicians tend to use a tight ...

    Authors: Roland Kaddoum, Amro Khalili, Fadia M. Shebbo, Nathalie Ghanem, Layal Abou Daher, Arwa Bou Ali, Nour El Hage Chehade, Patrick Maroun and Marie T. Aouad
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:184
  26. Available literature indicates that long-term drinkers demand a higher dose of propofol for induction of anesthesia than non-drinkers. However, there is no study having assessed the influence of long-term high...

    Authors: Pei-Pei Hao, Tian Tian, Bin Hu, Wei-Chao Liu, Ying-Gui Chen, Tian-Yu Jiang and Fu-Shan Xue
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:183
  27. Nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT) exhibits dual functionality – as an intracellular enzyme regulating nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide metabolism and as an extracellular secreted protein (eNAMPT)...

    Authors: Christian Bime, Nancy G. Casanova, Sara M. Camp, Radu C. Oita, Juliet Ndukum, Vivian Reyes Hernon, Dong Kyu Oh, Yansong Li, Phil J. Greer, David C. Whitcomb, Georgios I. Papachristou and Joe G. N. Garcia
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:182
  28. Internal jugular vein catheterization is widely used in clinical practice, and there are many related studies on internal jugular vein catheterization. However, the omohyoid muscle, which is adjacent to the in...

    Authors: Yun Yang, Xinqiang Wang, Weiliang Mao, Tongyun He and Zhaodong Xiong
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:181
  29. Remimazolam tosilate (HR7056, RT), a novel ultrashort-acting benzodiazepine, can be used for procedural sedation and general anaesthesia. However, few studies have focused on the sedative effect of RT during g...

    Authors: Jian Guo, Yitao Qian, Xiaojin Zhang, Shuangjian Han, Qinye Shi and Jianhong Xu
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:180
  30. Neuraxial blocks is the recommended mode of analgesia and anesthesia in parturients with Coronavirus 19 (COVID-19). There is limited data on the hemodynamic responses to neuraxial blocks in COVID-19 patients. ...

    Authors: D. Sangroula, B. Maggard, A. Abdelhaleem, S. Furmanek, V. Clemons, B. Marsili, R. Stikes, M. Hill, A. Sigdel, S. P. Clifford, J. Huang, O. Akca and M. C. Logsdon
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:179
  31. Despite the extensive use of arterial catheterization (AC), clinical effectiveness of AC to alter the outcomes among patients with sepsis and septic shock has not been evaluated. The purpose of this study is t...

    Authors: Qitian Ou, Gengxin Cai, Yuan Zhou, Wanjie Zha, Linqiang Huang, Hongke Zeng, Wenqiang Jiang, Shenglong Chen and Miaoyun Wen
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:178
  32. To study the respective peripheral and systemic mechanisms of action of dexmedetomidine, as adjuvant to regional anesthesia, we compared dexmedetomidine added to ropivacaine for mid-forearm nerve blocks, to ei...

    Authors: Nana Bao, Kejian Shi, YiQuan Wu, Yuting He, Zhengjie Chen, Yuan Gao, Yun Xia, Thomas J. Papadimos, Quanguang Wang and Riyong Zhou
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:176
  33. The optimal analgesia for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) requires excellent analgesia while preserving muscle strength. This study aimed to determine the hypothesis that continuous adductor canal block (CACB) c...

    Authors: Chun-Guang Wang, Wen-hai Ma, Rui Liu, Ming-Yu Yang, Yang Yang and Yan-Ling Ding
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:175
  34. Patients with lower limb fracture often have acute pain and discomfort from changes in position, and such pain affects early postoperative recovery. This study aimed to compare the applicability and effectiven...

    Authors: Yuting Xu, Jie Song, Xiaoqiong Xia, Xianwen Hu, Yawen Li, Yongbo Yu, Liang Wang and Zhiguo Tao
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:174
  35. Mask ventilation progressively improves after loss of consciousness during anesthesia induction possibly due to progression of muscle paralysis. This double-blinded randomized placebo-controlled study aimed to...

    Authors: Akira Ide, Natsuko Nozaki-Taguchi, Shin Sato, Kei Saito, Yasunori Sato and Shiroh Isono
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:173
  36. Postoperative sleep disorder is common and may cause aggravated postoperative pain, delirium, and poor prognosis. We accessed the effect of intraoperative intravenous dexmedetomidine on postoperative sleep qua...

    Authors: Yu Wu, Yuhua Miao, Xuzhen Chen and Xiaojian Wan
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:172
  37. The development of evidence-based training standards can help improve the quality of educational programs for novice intensive care unit (ICU) nurses. This study was conducted to assess the application of a tr...

    Authors: Abbas Samim, Amir Vahedian-Azimi, Ali Fathi Jouzdani and Farshid Rahimi-Bashar
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:171
  38. Negative fluid balance (NFB) is associated with reduced extubation failure. However, whether achieving more NFB can further improve extubation outcome has not been investigated. This study aimed to investigate...

    Authors: Tong Li, Dawei Zhou, Dong Zhao, Qing Lin, Dija Wang and Chao Wang
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:170
  39. Different types of anesthesia may affect cancer patient’s outcomes, we compared the overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS) of patients with pancreatic cancer under total intravenous and inhalati...

    Authors: Jie Ren, Junli Wang, Jingwen Chen, Yue Ma, Yutong Yang, Ming Wei, Yu Wang and Liping Wang
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:169
  40. Appropriate placement of left-sided double-lumen endotracheal tubes (LDLTs) is paramount for optimal visualization of the operative field during thoracic surgeries that require single lung ventilation. Appropr...

    Authors: Sawita Kanavitoon, Kasana Raksamani, Michael P. Troy, Aphichat Suphathamwit, Punnarerk Thongcharoen, Sirilak Suksompong and Scott S. Oh
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:168
  41. Cognitive ergonomics design of patient monitoring may reduce human factor errors in high-stress environments. Eye-tracking is a suitable tool to gain insight into the distribution of visual attention of health...

    Authors: Tadzio R. Roche, Elise J. C. Maas, Sadiq Said, Julia Braun, Carl Machado, Donat R. Spahn, Christoph B. Noethiger and David W. Tscholl
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:167
  42. The head-elevated laryngoscopy position has been described to be optimal for intubation, particularly in obese patients and those with anticipated difficult airways. Horizontal alignment of the external audito...

    Authors: Eun Hee Chun, Mi Hwa Chung, Jung Eun Kim, Kyung Mi Kim, Hye Sun Lee, Jung Mo Son, Jiho Park and Joo Hyun Jun
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:166
  43. Intravenous regional anesthesia is an easy and reliable anesthetic technique, but its use is limited by tourniquet pain. Clonidine is effective in overcoming this shortcoming when used with intravenous regiona...

    Authors: Cynthia Karam, Sadek Al Assadi, Ghassan Kanazi and Carine Zeeni
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:165
  44. Although anesthesiologists are one of the leaders in patient safety, anesthesia in low and low-middle income countries still need improvement in safety mesures with evidence-based practice application. The stu...

    Authors: Kateryna Bielka, Iurii Kuchyn, Nataliia Semenko, Uliana Kashchii and Iryna Pliuta
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:164
  45. This study explored the patient clinical characteristics that may affect electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) efficacy to enable improved focus during evaluations and preparation for ECT.

    Authors: Lei Zou, Xiao Li, Qibin Chen, Feng Lv and Su Min
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:163
  46. It is not clear whether the perioperative intestinal microenvironment of patients undergoing pancreatic tumor surgery is affected by intraoperative fluid therapy.

    Authors: Xiaojian Lu, Ying Wang, Yan Luo and Buwei Yu
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:162
  47. Postreperfusion hyperkalemia (PRHK) has garnered increasing attention in regard to deceased liver transplantation (LT), especially for LT using the expanded criteria donor grafts. However, the impact of the ef...

    Authors: Liang Zhang, Fu-Shan Xue, Ming Tian and Zhi-Jun Zhu
    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2022 22:161

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