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  1. The co-administration of sciatic and femoral nerve blocks can provide anaesthesia and analgesia in patients undergoing lower extremity surgeries. Several approaches to achieve sciatic nerve block have been des...

    Authors: Abdulkadir Yektaş and Bedih Balkan

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:225

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Tracheostomy is a standard procedure in critically ill patients requiring mechanical ventilation or airway protection for extended periods. The main cause of death is haemorrhage, most commonly owing to a trac...

    Authors: Giancarlo Varelli, Roberto Cioni, Sergio Casagli, Rosa Cervelli, Claudia Brusasco, Francesco Forfori and Francesco Corradi

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:224

    Content type: Case report

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  3. CNAP monitor is a continuous and noninvasive blood pressure (BP) measurement device that can be used in intraoperative monitoring. But whether its accuracy changes with age and its detectability of hypertensio...

    Authors: Ziwei Wang, Guizhen Chen, Kaizhi Lu, Yuan Zhu and Yan Chen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:223

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Surgery and diseases modify inflammatory responses and the immune system. Anesthetic agents also have effects on the human immune system but the responses they induce may be altered or masked by the surgical p...

    Authors: Minna Kallioinen, Annalotta Scheinin, Mikael Maksimow, Jaakko Långsjö, Kaike Kaisti, Riikka Takala, Tero Vahlberg, Katja Valli, Marko Salmi, Harry Scheinin and Anu Maksimow

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:222

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Epidural analgesia as the effective pain management for abdominal surgery has side effects such as paresthesia, hypotension, hematomas, and impaired motoric of lower limbs. The quadratus lumborum block (QLB) h...

    Authors: Dita Aditianingsih, Pryambodho, Naufal Anasy, Aida Rosita Tantri and Chaidir Arif Mochtar

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:221

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Emergent airway management outside of the operating room is a high-risk procedure. Limited data exists about the indication and physiologic state of the patient at the time of intubation, the location in which...

    Authors: Uzung Yoon, Jeffrey Mojica, Matthew Wiltshire, Kara Segna, Michael Block, Anthony Pantoja, Marc Torjman and Elizabeth Wolo

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:220

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Tracheobronchial foreign body aspiration in children is a life-threatening, emergent situation. Currently, the use of fiberoptic bronchoscopy for removing foreign bodies is attracting increasing attention. Oxy...

    Authors: Yanmei Bi, Yushan Ma, Juan Ni and Lan Wu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:219

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The ultrasound guided intermediate cervical plexus block with perivascular infiltration of the internal carotid artery (PVB) is a new technique for regional anesthesia in carotid endarterectomy (CEA). We condu...

    Authors: Thomas Rössel, Christopher Uhlig, Jörg Pietsch, Stefan Ludwig, Thea Koch, Torsten Richter, Peter Markus Spieth and Stephan Kersting

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:218

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Painless gastrointestinal endoscopy under intravenous propofol anesthesia is widely applied in the clinical scenario. Despite the good sedation and elimination of anxiety that propofol provides, low SpO2 may also...

    Authors: Zhengfeng Gu, Lian Xin, Haoxing Wang, Chunxiao Hu, Zhiping Wang, Shunmei Lu, Jingjing Xu, Yiling Qian and Jun Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:216

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Airway management is challenging in children with Robin sequence (RS) requiring mandibular distraction osteogenesis (MDO). We derived and validated a prediction rule to identify difficult intubation before MDO...

    Authors: Zhe Mao, Na Zhang and Yingqiu Cui

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:215

    Content type: Research article

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  11. In different models of hypoxia, blockade of opioid or N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors shows cardio- and neuroprotective effects with a consequent increase in animal survival. The aim of the study was to ...

    Authors: Vladimir Kuklin, Nurlan Akhatov, Timofei Kondratiev, Aidos Konkayev, Abai Baigenzhin, Maiya Konkayeva, Temirlan Karibekov, Nicholas Barlow, Torkjel Tveita and Vegard Dahl

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:214

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  12. Sugammadex is a modified gamma-cyclodextrin that acts by selectively encapsulating free amino-steroidal neuromuscular relaxants. Several case reports have been published on the use of sugammadex in patients wi...

    Authors: Usha Gurunathan, Shakeel Meeran Kunju and Lisa May Lin Stanton

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:213

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Some studies have been performed to assess the effects of levosimendan on cardiac function when administered to cardiac surgery patients with low cardiac output syndrome (LCOS) in the immediate postoperative p...

    Authors: Jose Luis Guerrero Orriach, I. Navarro Arce, P. Hernandez Rodriguez, A. Raigón Ponferrada, A. Malo Manso, M. Ramirez Aliaga, A. Ramirez Fernandez, J. J. Escalona Belmonte, I. Bellido Estevez, A. Gomez Luque, R. Barrera Serrano, C. S. Toledo Medina, M. Rubio Navarro and J. Cruz Mañas

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:212

    Content type: Research article

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  14. We aimed to evaluate a modified endotracheal tube containing upper and lower balloons for anesthetic administration among patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

    Authors: Yuenong Zhang, Zhiwen Zeng, Guangwen Xiao, Weiqiang Zhang, Weixiong Lin and Jingdan Deng

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:211

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  15. Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported that there has been a mistake regarding the unit of duration of surgery, consciousness recovery time, and extubation time in Table 1; the...

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

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:210

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:167

  16. Hypoxic preconditioning (HPC) may protect multiple organs from various injuries. We hypothesized that HPC would reduce lung injury in patients undergoing thoracoscopic lobectomy.

    Authors: Wenjing Zhang, Mo Chen, Hongbin Li, Jia Yuan, Jingjing Li, Feixiang Wu and Yan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:209

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Spinal anesthesia using the midline approach might be technically difficult in geriatric population. We hypothesized that pre-procedural ultrasound (US)-guided paramedian technique and pre-procedural US-guided...

    Authors: Marwan S. Rizk, Carine A. Zeeni, Joanna N. Bouez, Nathalie J. Bteich, Samia K. Sayyid, Waseem S. Alfahel and Sahar M. Siddik-Sayyid

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:208

    Content type: Research article

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  18. We studied the influence of ephedrine or phenylephrine infusion administered immediately after spinal anesthesia (SA) on hemodynamics in elderly orthopedic patients.

    Authors: Miodrag Žunić, Nevenka Krčevski Škvarč and Mirt Kamenik

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:207

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Patient outcomes are influenced by intraoperative temperature management. Oesophageal/pharyngeal temperature monitoring is the standard of care at our institute but is not well tolerated in awake patients. Man...

    Authors: G. Simpson and R. N. Rodseth

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:206

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Surgical stress induces the release of neuroendocrine mediators and cytokines during perioperative period, which may have adverse effects on cancer patients. While the surgical stress responsse can be affected...

    Authors: Ruizhu Liu, Haiyan Qin, Meng Wang, Kai Li and Guoqing Zhao

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:205

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Frailty is a frequent and underdiagnosed functional syndrome involving reduced physiological reserves and an increased vulnerability against stressors, with severe individual and socioeconomic consequences. A ...

    Authors: Oliver Birkelbach, Rudolf Mörgeli, Claudia Spies, Maria Olbert, Björn Weiss, Maximilian Brauner, Bruno Neuner, Roland C. E. Francis, Sascha Treskatsch and Felix Balzer

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:204

    Content type: Research article

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  22. While much effort has been devoted to correcting intraoperative hypothermia, less attention has been directed to preventing redistribution hypothermia. In this study, we compared three different anesthetic ind...

    Authors: Jonathan V. Roth, Leonard E. Braitman and Lacy H. Hunt

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:203

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The incidence and risk factors of postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) during robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) in extreme Trendelenburg positioning and pneumoperitoneum are still controversial. T...

    Authors: Yue Li, Dan Huang, Diansan Su, Jie Chen and Liqun Yang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:202

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  24. Significant bleeding is a well known complication after cardiac surgical procedures and is associated with worse outcome. Thrombelastometry (ROTEM®) allows point-of-care testing of the coagulation status but o...

    Authors: Martin Haensig, Joerg Kempfert, Pia-Maria Kempfert, Evaldas Girdauskas, Michael Andrew Borger and Sven Lehmann

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:201

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  25. Previous studies have demonstrated that the common laryngoscopic approach (right-sided) and midline approach are both used for endotracheal intubation by direct laryngoscopy. Although the midline approach is c...

    Authors: Lianxiang Jiang, Shulin Qiu, Peng Zhang, Weidong Yao, Yan Chang and Zeping Dai

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:200

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  26. General anesthesia induction with the initiation of positive pressure ventilation creates a vulnerable phase for patients. The impact of positive intrathoracic pressure on cardiac performance has been studied ...

    Authors: Harry Magunia, Anne Jordanow, Marius Keller, Peter Rosenberger and Martina Nowak-Machen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:199

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  27. As a part of multimodal analgesia for laparoscopic cholecystectomy, both intraoperative lidocaine and esmolol facilitate postoperative analgesia. Our objective was to compare these two emerging strategies that...

    Authors: Joshan Lal Bajracharya, Asish Subedi, Krishna Pokharel and Balkrishna Bhattarai

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:198

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Phenylephrine is the most commonly used vasopressor for prophylaxis against maternal hypotension during cesarean delivery; however, the best regimen for its administration is not well established. Although var...

    Authors: Ahmed Hasanin, Sara Habib, Yaser Abdelwahab, Mohamed Elsayad, Maha Mostafa, Marwa Zayed, Mohamed Maher Kamel, Kareem Hussein, Sherin Refaat, Ahmed Y. Fouda, Ahmed A. Wali, Khaled A. Elshafaei, Doaa Mahmoud and Sarah Amin

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:197

    Content type: Research article

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  29. As the field of interventional pulmonology (IP) expands, anesthesia services are increasingly being utilized when complex procedures of longer duration are performed on sicker patients with high risk co-morbid...

    Authors: Kyle M. Behrens and Richard E. Galgon

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:196

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  30. Continuous interscalene block is widely used for pain management in shoulder surgery. However, continuous interscalene block performed using the catheter-through-needle method is reportedly associated with adv...

    Authors: Meishu Tanijima, Kenichi Takechi, Kazuo Nakanishi and Toshihiro Yorozuya

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:195

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  31. Iatrogenic tracheal ruptures are rare but life-threatening airway complications that often require surgical repair. Data on perioperative vital functions and anesthetic regimes are scarce. The goal of this stu...

    Authors: Manuel F. Struck, Gunther Hempel, Uta C. Pietsch, Johannes Broschewitz, Uwe Eichfeld, Robert Werdehausen and Sebastian Krämer

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:194

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  32. The coracoid approach is a simple method to perform ultrasound-guided brachial plexus regional anesthesia (RA) but its simplicity is counterbalanced by a difficult needle visualization. We hypothesized that th...

    Authors: Andrés Felipe Gil Blanco, Pascal Laferrière-Langlois, David Jessop, Frédérick D’Aragon, Yanick Sansoucy, Natalie Albert, Pascal Tétreault and Pablo Echave

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:193

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  33. Postoperative delirium is common in older adults, especially in those patients undergoing spine surgery, in whom it is estimated to occur in > 30% of patients. Although previously thought to be transient, it i...

    Authors: Charles H. Brown IV, Emily L. Jones, Charles Lin, Melody Esmaili, Yara Gorashi, Richard A. Skelton, Daniel Kaganov, Elizabeth A. Colantuoni, Lisa R. Yanek, Karin J. Neufeld, Vidyulata Kamath, Frederick E. Sieber, Clayton L. Dean, Charles C. Edwards II and Charles W. Hogue

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:192

    Content type: Study protocol

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  34. Goal Directed Fluid Therapy (GDFT) represents an objective fluid replacement algorithm. The effect of provider variability remains a confounder. Overhydration worsens perioperative morbidity and mortality; the...

    Authors: R. Ryan Field, Tuan Mai, Samouel Hanna, Brian Harrington, Michael-David Calderon and Joseph Rinehart

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:191

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  35. Hypothermia and shivering are common complications after spinal anaesthesia, especially after uroscopic procedures in which large amounts of cold intraluminal irrigation fluids are used. Magnesium sulfate and ...

    Authors: Heba Omar, Wessam Adel Aboella, Mohammed Mahmoud Hassan, Amany Hassan, Passaint Hassan, Ahmed Elshall, Dalia Khaled, Maha Mostafa, Pierre Zarif Tawadros, Mona Hossam Eldin, Mai Wedad and Bassant Mohamed Abdelhamid

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:190

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  36. The differences in post-operative pain are unclear between the primiparas who underwent a primary cesarean section and multiparas who underwent their first repeat cesarean section. The study aimed to explore t...

    Authors: Guangyou Duan, Guiying Yang, Jing Peng, Zhenxin Duan, Jie Li, Xianglong Tang and Hong Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:189

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  37. Opioids have long been the mainstay of drugs used for intra-operative analgesia. Due to their well-known short and long term side effects, the use of non-opioid analgesics has often been encouraged to decrease...

    Authors: Venkatesan Thiruvenkatarajan, Richard Wood, Richard Watts, John Currie, Medhat Wahba and Roelof M. Van Wijk

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:188

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  38. The use of neostigmine after neuromuscular blockade (NMB) has been associated with postoperative respiratory complications. In previous studies, we found lower diaphragmatic activity after neostigmine reversal...

    Authors: Tom Schepens, Koen Janssens, Sabine Maes, Davina Wildemeersch, Jurryt Vellinga, Philippe G. Jorens and Vera Saldien

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:187

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  39. Ultrasound-guided lateral transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block can provide definite analgesia to the anterior abdominal wall. However, whether this method is useful in renal surgery through the lateral abdo...

    Authors: Xue Li, Zhen-Zhen Xu, Xue-Ying Li, Ting-Ting Jiang, Zeng-Mao Lin and Dong-Xin Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:186

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  40. Secondary infection has a higher incidence in septic patients and affects clinical outcomes. This study aims to investigate the clinical characteristics, risk factors, immune status and prognosis of secondary ...

    Authors: Yao Chen, Yanyan Hu, Jin Zhang, Yue Shen, Junling Huang, Jun Yin, Ping Wang, Ying Fan, Jianli Wang, Su Lu, Yilin Yang, Lei Yan, Keyong Li, Zhenju Song, Chaoyang Tong and Shilin Du

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:185

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  41. Early postoperative ambulation and reduction of hospital stay necessitate efficient postoperative analgesia. Quadrates Lumborum Block (QLB) has been described to provide adequate postoperative analgesia after ...

    Authors: Abeer Ahmed, Maher Fawzy, Mohamed A. R. Nasr, Ayman M. Hussam, Eman Fouad, Hesham Aboeldahb, Dalia Saad, Safinaz Osman, Rania Samir Fahmy, Mohamed Farid and Mohsen M. Waheb

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:184

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  42. The optimal perioperative analgesic strategy in video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) for anatomic lung resections remains an open issue. Regional analgesic concepts as thoracic paravertebral or epidural anal...

    Authors: Benedikt Haager, Daniel Schmid, Joerg Eschbach, Bernward Passlick and Torsten Loop

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:183

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  43. The significance of intraoperative anesthesia handoffs on patient outcomes are unclear. One aspect differentiating the disparate results is the treatment of confounding factors, such as patient comorbidities a...

    Authors: Vikas N. O’Reilly-Shah, Victoria G. Melanson, Cinnamon L. Sullivan, Craig S. Jabaley and Grant C. Lynde

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:182

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  44. Intravenous dexmedetomidine is known to attenuate stress response in patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery. We investigated whether the addition of the highly selective alpha-2 adrenergic agonist dexmedetom...

    Authors: Zhaojun Qin, Chunyan Xiang, Hongbo Li, Tingting Liu, Leyun Zhan, Zhengyuan Xia, Min Zhang and Jianping Lai

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:181

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  45. Older people are currently the fastest growing segment of the worldwide population. The present study aimed to estimate propofol dose in older patients based on size descriptors measured by bioelectrical imped...

    Authors: Ana M. Araújo, Humberto S. Machado, Amílcar C. Falcão and Patrício Soares-da-Silva

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:180

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  46. Delayed gastric emptying and the resultant “full stomach” is the most important risk factor for perioperative pulmonary aspiration. Using point-of-care gastric sonography, we aimed to investigate the prevalenc...

    Authors: Li Zhou, Yi Yang, Lei Yang, Wei Cao, Heng Jing, Yan Xu, Xiaojuan Jiang, Danfeng Xu, Qianhui Xiao, Chunling Jiang and Lulong Bo

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:179

    Content type: Research article

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  47. Increase of pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) is an efficient method of modulating pulmonary and systemic blood flows (Qp/Qs) for patients with left-to-right (L-R) shunt, and is also closely associated with ...

    Authors: Peiyi Li, Jun Zeng, Wei Wei and Jing Lin

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:178

    Content type: Research article

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  48. 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

    Content type: Research article

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