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  1. We aimed to distinguish the preoperative radiological indicators to predict the application of assistant techniques during intubation for patients undergoing selective cervical surgery.

    Authors: Bingchuan Liu, Yanan Song, Kaixi Liu, Fang Zhou, Hongquan Ji, Yun Tian and Yong Zheng Han

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:238

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  2. Intraarticular injections are widely used to provide pain relief after arthroscopic procedures and minimize the use of opioids. Dexmedetomidine has been proven to potentiate pain relief and postpone the demand...

    Authors: Başak Akça, Aysun Ankay Yılbaş, Filiz Üzümcügil, Berkem Büyükakkuş, Elham Bahador Zırh, Dilara Zeybek and Fatma Sarıcaoğlu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:237

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  3. There is a major paradigm shift for intraoperative mechanical ventilator support by the introduction of lung protective ventilation strategies to reduce postoperative pulmonary complications and improve overal...

    Authors: Chuan-Yi Kuo, Ying-Tung Liu, Tzu-Shan Chen, Chen-Fuh Lam and Ming-Cheng Wu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:236

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  4. The aim of this prospective randomized controlled study was to evaluate whether pretreatment with a small dose of dezocine could prevent remifentanil-induced cough in general anesthesia induction.

    Authors: Rui Ma, Yu Wei and Zifeng Xu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:235

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The peri-operative effectiveness of ultrasound-guided great auricular nerve block (GANB) in patients, especially in adult patients undergoing middle ear microsurgery remains unclear. We hypothesized that ultra...

    Authors: Jinsheng Liu, Kezhi Yuan, Hongling Zhou, Li Li, Guyan Wang and Tianzuo Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:234

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Whether anesthesia type is associated with the surgical outcome of Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT) remains to be determined. This study aims to investigate the im...

    Authors: Xiao-Yan Meng, Xiu-Ping Zhang, Zhe Sun, Hong-Qian Wang and Wei-Feng Yu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:233

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  7. The challenges posed by the spread of COVID-19 disease through aerosols have compelled anesthesiologists to modify their airway management practices. Devices such as barrier boxes are being considered as poten...

    Authors: Praneeth Madabhushi, Sudhakar Kinthala, Abistanand Ankam, Nitin Chopra and Burdett R. Porter

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:232

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Ultrasound guidance can increase the success rate and reduce the incidence of complications of arterial cannulation. There are few studies on the utility of the dynamic needle tip positioning (DNTP) technique ...

    Authors: Bing Bai, Yuan Tian, Yuelun Zhang, Chunhua Yu and Yuguang Huang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:231

    Content type: Research article

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  9. In this study, the μ-Opioid receptor activity was assessed pre-operatively for its association with postoperative pain level and second analgesic requirement in patients undergoing septoplasty.

    Authors: Muzaffer Gencer and Ayşe Yeşim Göçmen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:230

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Hypotension following spinal anesthesia (SA) during cesarean delivery (CD) occurs commonly and is related with maternal and fetal complications. Norepinephrine infusion is increasingly used for prevention of p...

    Authors: Kunpeng Feng, Xiaohua Wang, Xuexin Feng, Jinfeng Zhang, Wei Xiao, Fengying Wang, Qi Zhou and Tianlong Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:229

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  11. Bupivacaine, an amid-type local anesthetic, is widely used for clinical patients especially in pregnant women. In addition to neurotoxicity effect of bupivacaine, it can cross the placenta, accumulates in this...

    Authors: Alireza Mirkheshti, Alireza Shakeri, Elham Memary, Mansoureh Baniasadi, Jalal Zaringhalam, Ardeshir Tajbakhsh, Marzieh Mirzaei and Elena Lak

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:228

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  12. Sepsis often accompanies gastrointestinal motility disorder that contributes to the development of sepsis in turn. Propofol and dexmedetomidine, as widely used sedatives in patients with sepsis, are likely to ...

    Authors: Haiqing Chang, Shuang Li, Yansong Li, Hao Hu, Bo Cheng, Jiwen Miao, Hui Gao, Hongli Ma, Yanfeng Gao and Qiang Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:227

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  13. The cross-sectional area of the subclavian vein (csSCV) is a crucial factor in the successful catheterization of the subclavian vein. This randomized controlled study investigated the effects of the csSCV on l...

    Authors: Hyun-Kyu Yoon, Hyung-Chul Lee, Pyoyoon Kang, Jung-Man Lee, Hee-Pyoung Park and Youn Joung Cho

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:226

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  14. Dexmedetomidine has advantages during colonoscopy as it allows the patient to cooperate during the procedure. Few studies examined the dexmedetomidine-remifentanil combination. This study was to evaluate the e...

    Authors: Li Jia, Meng Xie, Jing Zhang, Jingyu Guo, Tong Tong and Yuying Xing

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:225

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  15. Hydranencephaly is a rare and debilitating congenital condition in which most anesthesiologists are unfamiliar. Primary surgical treatment involves CSF diversion, though other palliative procedures requiring a...

    Authors: Alexis R. Tovar and Allison L. Thoeny

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:224

    Content type: Case report

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  16. Based on the previous investigation in our institution, the incidence of intraoperative hypothermia in neonates was high. Since September 1st, 2019, the recommendation had been launched to utilize ≤1 L/min fre...

    Authors: Yu Cui, Yu Wang, Rong Cao, Gen Li, Lingmei Deng and Jia Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:223

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  17. Inadvertent intravascular injection has been suggested as the most probable mechanism behind serious neurological complications during transforaminal epidural steroid injections. Authors believe a smaller gaug...

    Authors: Robin Raju, Michael Mehnert, David Stolzenberg, Jeremy Simon, Theodore Conliffe and Jeffrey Gehret

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:222

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  18. Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) and hypoxaemia are associated with morbidity and mortality. We aimed to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of lung ultrasound (LUS) to diagnose PPCs in patients ...

    Authors: Chen Xie, Kai Sun, Yueyang You, Yue Ming, Xiaoling Yu, Lina Yu, Jiapeng Huang and Min Yan

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:220

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  19. Arteriovenous fistulae (AVF) are the hemodialysis access modality of choice for patients with end-stage renal disease. However, they have a high early failure rate. Good vascular access is essential to manage ...

    Authors: Chen Gao, Chunyan Weng, Chenghai He, Jingli Xu and Liqiang Yu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:219

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  20. Accurate blood pressure (BP) measurement depends on appropriate cuff size and shape in relation to the arm. Arm dimensions outside the recommended range of cuff sizes or trunco-conical arms may result in inacc...

    Authors: Ming Jian Lim, Chin Wen Tan, Hon Sen Tan, Rehena Sultana, Victoria Eley and Ban Leong Sng

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:218

    Content type: Research article

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  21. The postoperative analgesic effect of transmuscular quadratus lumborum block (QLB-TM) in patients following lower abdominal surgeries has been identified; however, the efficacy of QLB using the lateral approac...

    Authors: Luning Chen, Jingjing Ji, Yali Tian, Qing Sun, Xuefeng Qiu, Xiaogong Li and Bingbing Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:217

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  22. Airway guidelines recommend an emergency surgical airway as a potential life-saving treatment in a “Can’t Intubate, Can’t Oxygenate” (CICO) situation. Surgical airways can be achieved either through a cricothy...

    Authors: Fabricio Batistella Zasso, Kong Eric You-Ten, Michelle Ryu, Khrystyna Losyeva, Jaya Tanwani and Naveed Siddiqui

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:216

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Volatile anesthetic agents used during surgery have immunomodulatory effects which could affect postoperative outcomes. Recognizing that regulatory T cells (Tregs) plays crucial roles in transplant tolerance a...

    Authors: Arpa Chutipongtanate, Sasichol Prukviwat, Nutkridta Pongsakul, Supanart Srisala, Nakarin Kamanee, Nuttapon Arpornsujaritkun, Goragoch Gesprasert, Nopporn Apiwattanakul, Suradej Hongeng, Wichai Ittichaikulthol, Vasant Sumethkul and Somchai Chutipongtanate

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:215

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  24. Shivering is a common side effect in women having cesarean delivery (CD) under spinal anesthesia, which can be bothersome to the patient, and it can also interfere with perioperative monitoring. In several stu...

    Authors: Yamini Subramani, Mahesh Nagappa, Kamal Kumar, Lee-Anne Fochesato, Moaz Bin Yunus Chohan, Yun Fei Zhu, Kevin Armstrong and Sudha (Indu) Singh

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:214

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  25. Pregnancy is associated with higher incidence of failed endotracheal intubation and is exacerbated by labor. However, the influence of labor on airway outcomes with laryngeal mask airway (LMA) for cesarean del...

    Authors: Ming Jian Lim, Hon Sen Tan, Chin Wen Tan, Shi Yang Li, Wei Yu Yao, Yong Jing Yuan, Rehena Sultana and Ban Leong Sng

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:213

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  26. Surgery-related pain and opioids might exacerbate immune defenses in immunocompromised cancer patients which might affect postoperativd overall survival. Sufentanil is a good postoperative pain control drug,th...

    Authors: Yanhua Peng, Jinfeng Yang, Duo Guo, Chumei Zheng, Huiping Sun, Qinya Zhang, Shuangfa Zou, Yanping Zhang, Ke Luo and Keith A. Candiotti

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:212

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Endotracheal tube (ETT) designs to decrease the risk of ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) include supraglottic suctioning, and/or modifications of the cuff shape. The TaperGuard™ ETT has a tapered, polyvin...

    Authors: Ross P. Martini, N. David Yanez, Miriam M. Treggiari, Praveen Tekkali, Cobin Soelberg and Michael F. Aziz

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:211

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  28. Excessive perioperative fluid administration may result in iatrogenic endothelial dysfunction and tissue edema, transducing inflammatory markers into the bloodstream. Colloids remain longer in the circulation,...

    Authors: Mina Obradovic, Andrea Kurz, Barbara Kabon, Georg Roth, Oliver Kimberger, Oliver Zotti, Ahamed Bayoumi, Christian Reiterer, Anton Stift and Edith Fleischmann

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:210

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  29. Perioperative fluid management – including the type, dose, and timing of administration –directly affects patient outcome after major surgery. The objective of fluid administration is to optimize intravascular...

    Authors: Alexandre Joosten, Sean Coeckelenbergh, Brenton Alexander, Amélie Delaporte, Maxime Cannesson, Jacques Duranteau, Bernd Saugel, Jean-Louis Vincent and Philippe Van der Linden

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:209

    Content type: Review

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  30. Cardiac surgery under cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is often associated with massive bleeding and blood transfusion. For patients requiring specific blood products, meticulous blood management is critical to re...

    Authors: Yasuhiro Watanabe, Tomofumi Suzuki and Toru Kaneda

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:208

    Content type: Case report

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  31. Our study aimed to test the hypothesis that the addition of intrathecal morphine (ITM) results in reduced postoperative opioid use and enhanced postoperative analgesia in patients undergoing open liver resecti...

    Authors: Jefferson Tang, Leonid Churilov, Chong Oon Tan, Raymond Hu, Brett Pearce, Luka Cosic, Christopher Christophi and Laurence Weinberg

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:207

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  32. Efficient airway management to facilitate tracheal intubation encompasses essential skills in anaesthesiologic and intensive care. The application of flexible fibreoptic intubation in patients with difficult a...

    Authors: Robert Ruemmler, Alexander Ziebart, Thomas Ott, Dagmar Dirvonskis and Erik Kristoffer Hartmann

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:206

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  33. Postoperative pain in ambulatory surgery is a multifactorial issue affecting patient satisfaction, time of discharge, and rehospitalization. This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of nalbuphine for the t...

    Authors: Yu-jiao Guan, Lai Wei, Qin Liao, Qi-wu Fang, Nong He, Chong-fang Han, Chang-hong Miao, Gang-jian Luo, Han-bing Wang, Hao Cheng, Qu-lian Guo and Zhi-gang Cheng

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:204

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  34. Videolaryngoscopy is increasingly advocated as the standard intubation technique, while fibreoptic intubation is broadly regarded as the ‘gold standard’ for difficult airways. Traditionally, the training of th...

    Authors: Michael W. van Emden, Jeroen J. G. Geurts, Patrick Schober and Lothar A. Schwarte

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:203

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  35. Previous studies have shown that intraoperative hypothermia was associated with higher risks of clinical adverse events, but we found otherwise from recent evidences. This study aims to synthesize the existing...

    Authors: He Xu, Zijing Wang, Xin Guan, Yijuan Lu, Daniel Charles Malone, Jack Warren Salmon, Aixia Ma and Wenxi Tang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:202

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  36. Maintaining cervical immobilization is essential during tracheal intubation in patients with unstable cervical spines. When using the Macintosh laryngoscope for intubation in patients with cervical immobilizat...

    Authors: Hyesun Paik and Hee-Pyoung Park

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:201

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  37. The relationship between intraoperative low bispectral index (BIS) values and poor clinical outcomes has been controversial. Intraoperative hypotension is associated with postoperative complication. The purpos...

    Authors: Soohyuk Yoon, Seokha Yoo, Min Hur, Sun-Kyung Park, Hyung-Chul Lee, Chul-Woo Jung, Jae-Hyon Bahk and Jin-Tae Kim

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:200

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  38. More than one published paper are often derived from analyzing the same cohort of individuals to make full use of the collected information. Preplanned study outcomes are generally mentioned in open databases ...

    Authors: Marc Licker, John Diaper and Christoph Ellenberger

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:199

    Content type: Correspondence

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  39. α-receptor agonists have been reported to be safe and effective for treating or preventing spinal-induced hypotension during cesarean delivery. As a pure α1 adrenergic agonist, methoxamine has potential advantage...

    Authors: Feng Fu, Yu-wen Tang, Hong Chen, Cui-cui Jiao, Na Ma and Xin-zhong Chen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:198

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  40. Rectus sheath block (RSB) is known to attenuate postoperative pain and reduce perioperative opioid consumption. Thus, a retrospective study was performed to examine the effects of bilateral rectus sheath block...

    Authors: Shaoheng Wang, Pengfei Liu, Teng Gao, Lei Guan and Tianzuo Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:197

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  41. In morbidly obese patients undergoing laparoscopic bariatric surgery, the combination of obesity-related comorbidities, pneumoperitoneum and extreme posture changes constitutes a high risk of perioperative hem...

    Authors: Ulf Lorenzen, Markus Pohlmann, Jonathan Hansen, Phil Klose, Matthias Gruenewald, Jochen Renner and Gunnar Elke

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:196

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  42. Propofol sedation is effective for gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures, but its narrow therapeutic window highlights the importance of identifying an optimal administration technique regarding effectiveness...

    Authors: María E. García Guzzo, María S. Fernandez, Delfina Sanchez Novas, Sandra S. Salgado, Sergio A. Terrasa, Gonzalo Domenech and Carlos A. Teijido

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:195

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  43. Hyperthermia is relatively rare during general anesthesia; however, a few studies have been conducted on hyperthermia and the neuromuscular blockade (NMB) induced by rocuronium, and the reversal of NMB by suga...

    Authors: Jin Sun Kim, Young Mu Kim, Ha Jung Kim, Jae Moon Choi, Yong Beom Kim, Jae Seok Song and Hong Seuk Yang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:194

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  44. There is no consensus on whether intraoperative hypotension is associated with postoperative cognitive impairment. Hence, we performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the correlation of intraoperative hypotension ...

    Authors: Xiaojin Feng, Jialing Hu, Fuzhou Hua, Jing Zhang, Lieliang Zhang and Guohai Xu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:193

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  45. N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and troponin T are released during myocardial wall stress and/or ischemia and are strong predictors for postoperative cardiovascular complications. However,...

    Authors: Christian Reiterer, Barbara Kabon, Alexander Taschner, Oliver Zotti, Andrea Kurz and Edith Fleischmann

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:192

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  46. In the practice of postoperative pain management, pain is still poorly managed in low resource setting where the practice of epidural and opioid free analgesia is impractical. There has been a recent trend of ...

    Authors: Zemedu Aweke, Fetene Seyoum, Tewoderos Shitemaw and Derartu Neme Doba

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:191

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  47. The efficacy and safety of spinal anesthesia by intrathecal dexmedetomidine (DEX) for parturients undergoing cesarean section are still lack of evidence. This aim of our study was to evaluate the efficacy and ...

    Authors: Xiao-xiao Li, Yu-mei Li, Xue-li Lv, Xing-he Wang and Su Liu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:190

    Content type: Research article

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