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  1. Difficult tracheal intubation is a common problem encountered by anesthesiologists in the clinic. This study was conducted to assess the difficulty of tracheal intubation in infants with Pierre Robin syndrome ...

    Authors: Yanli Liu, Jiashuo Wang and Shan Zhong

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:82

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  2. Total hemoglobin (tHb) measurement is indispensable for determining the patient’s condition (hemorrhagic vs. ischemic) and need for blood transfusion. Conductivity- and absorbance-based measurement methods are...

    Authors: Keisuke Hayashi, Takashi Hitosugi, Yoshifumi Kawakubo, Norihisa Kitamoto and Takeshi Yokoyama

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:81

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  3. Reports of anaesthetic management of paraganglioma resection in patients with isolated L-transposition of the great arteries (L-TGA) are rare. We focus on the preoperative evaluation, intraoperative management...

    Authors: Ling Lan, Penghao Liu, Yuan Tian, Bo Zhu, Le Shen and Yuguang Huang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:79

    Content type: Case report

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  4. Sevoflurane preconditioning improves brain function in MCAO rats, and there are several methods for determining appropriate concentration and time windows for preconditioning. This study investigated the brain...

    Authors: Ying Deng, Chengmei Shi, Yi Gu, Ning Yang, Mao Xu, Ting Xu and Xiangyang Guo

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:78

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  5. Postoperative sore throat (POST) is a common, undesirable result of endotracheal intubation during general anaesthesia. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of benzydamine hydrochloride (BH) spray in...

    Authors: Hyung-Been Yhim, Soo-Hyuk Yoon, Young-Eun Jang, Ji-Hyun Lee, Eun-Hee Kim, Jin-Tae Kim and Hee-Soo Kim

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:77

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  6. Arm conicity is associated with non-invasive blood pressure (NIBP) measurement error and may be avoided by using finger cuffs. Predicting arm conicity may help decisions regarding NIBP measurement techniques.

    Authors: Christopher Chow, Peter Ceglowski, Katie Lehane, Anita Pelecanos, Kellie Wren and Victoria A. Eley

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:76

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  7. Following publication of the original article [1], it was brought to our attention of an error in the article title.

    Authors: Stefanie Klenke, Christian Specking, Maike Stegen, Andrea Engler and Jürgen Peters

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:74

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:66

  8. Limited information is available regarding intraoperative ventilator settings and the incidence of postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) in patients undergoing neurosurgical procedures. The aim of this ...

    Authors: Chiara Robba, Sabrine N. T. Hemmes, Ary Serpa Neto, Thomas Bluth, Jaume Canet, Michael Hiesmayr, M. Wiersma Hollmann, Gary H. Mills, Marcos F. Vidal Melo, Christian Putensen, Samir Jaber, Werner Schmid, Paolo Severgnini, Hermann Wrigge, Denise Battaglini, Lorenzo Ball…

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:73

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  9. This study was designed to explore the prevalence and risk factors of preoperative deep venous thromboembolism (DVT) in Chinese elderly with hip fracture.

    Authors: Long Feng, Longhe Xu, Weixiu Yuan, Zhipeng Xu, Zeguo Feng and Hong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:72

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  10. Several studies suggest that hemodynamic optimization therapies can reduce complications, the length of hospital stay and costs. However, Brazilian data are scarce. Therefore, the objective of this analysis wa...

    Authors: João M. Silva-Jr, Pedro Ferro L. Menezes, Suzana M. Lobo, Flávia Helena S. de Carvalho, Mariana Augusta N. de Oliveira, Francisco Nilson F. Cardoso Filho, Bruna N. Fernando, Maria Jose C. Carmona, Vanessa D. Teich and Luiz Marcelo S. Malbouisson

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:71

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  11. Rapid neuromuscular block reversal at the end of major abdominal surgery is recommended to avoid any postoperative residual block. To date, no study has evaluated sugammadex performance after rocuronium admini...

    Authors: Cristian Deana, Federico Barbariol, Stefano D’Incà, Livia Pompei and Giorgio Della Rocca

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:70

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  12. Chronic osteoarthritic pain is not well understood in terms of its pathophysiological mechanism. Activated glial cells are thought to play a role in the maintenance of chronic pain. T98G glioblastoma cell line...

    Authors: Weiling Liu, Chunmei Li, Francis Chee Kuan Tan, Hong Jye Neo, Yiong Huak Chan, Chian-Ming Low and Tat Leang Lee

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:69

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  13. In clinical practice, the laryngeal mask airway is an easy-to-use supraglottic airway device. However, the cis-atracurium dosage for laryngeal mask insertion has not been standardised. We aimed to determine the o...

    Authors: Xiaohua Wang, Ke Huang, Hao Yan, Fei Lan, Dongxu Yao, Yanhong Li, Jixiu Xue and Tianlong Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:68

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  14. Preoperative endothelial dysfunction is a predictor of myocardial injury and major adverse cardiac events. Non-cardiac surgery is known to induce acute endothelial changes. The aim of this explorative cohort s...

    Authors: Sarah Ekeloef, Jakob Ohm Oreskov, Andreas Falkenberg, Jakob Burcharth, Anne Marie V. Schou-Pedersen, Jens Lykkesfeldt and Ismail Gögenur

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:67

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  15. Epigenetic modulation may play a role in anesthesia related phenotypes, such as cognitive impairment or memory loss, especially with exposure to anesthetics in the vulnerable phase of brain development. While ...

    Authors: Stefanie Klenke, Christian Specking, Maike Stegen, Andrea Engler and Jürgen Peters

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:66

    Content type: Research article

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  16. There are many prognostic models and scoring systems in use to predict mortality in ICU patients. The only general ICU scoring system developed and validated for patients after cardiac surgery is the APACHE-IV...

    Authors: Abraham Schoe, Ferishta Bakhshi-Raiez, Nicolette de Keizer, Jaap T. van Dissel and Evert de Jonge

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:65

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  17. Inguinal hernia repair is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures. To date, there is no consensus on which anesthesia should be used. The objective of this meta-analysis was to assess the effica...

    Authors: Lin Li, Yi Pang, Yongchao Wang, Qi Li and Xiangchao Meng

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:64

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  18. The “END-of-Life ScorING-System” (ENDING-S) was previously developed to identify patients at high-risk of dying in the ICU and to facilitate a practical integration between palliative and intensive care. The a...

    Authors: Gianluca Villa, Timothy Amass, Rosa Giua, Iacopo Lanini, Cosimo Chelazzi, Lorenzo Tofani, Rory McFadden, A. Raffaele De Gaudio, Sean OMahony, Mitchell M. Levy and Stefano Romagnoli

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:63

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  19. Intranasal dexmedetomidine (DEX), as a novel sedation method, has been used in many clinical examinations of infants and children. However, the safety and efficacy of this method for electroencephalography (EE...

    Authors: Hang Chen, Fei Yang, Mao Ye, Hui Liu, Jing Zhang, Qin Tian, Ruiqi Liu, Qing Yu, Shangyingying Li and Shengfen Tu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:61

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  20. Fluid overload is a risk factor for morbidity, mortality, and prolonged ventilation time after surgery. Patients on maintenance hemodialysis might be at higher risk. We hypothesized that fluid accumulation wou...

    Authors: Sirlei Cristina da Silva, Fernanda Marciano Consolim-Colombo, Renata Gomes Rodrigues, Fábio Antonio Gaiotto, Ludhmila Abrahão Hajjar, Rosa Maria Affonso Moysés and Rosilene Motta Elias

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:60

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  21. Local anesthesia can reduce the response to surgical stress and decrease the consumption of opioids, which may reduce immunosuppression and potentially delay postoperative tumor recurrence. We compared paraver...

    Authors: Haichen Chu, He Dong, Yongjie Wang and Zejun Niu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:59

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  22. Catecholamines are the first-line vasopressors used in patients with septic shock. However, the search for novel drug candidates is still of great importance due to the development of adrenergic hyposensitivit...

    Authors: Lili Huang, Shi Zhang, Wei Chang, Feiping Xia, Songqiao Liu, Yi Yang and Haibo Qiu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:58

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  23. Treatment of postoperative pain remains a significant clinical problem, and prediction of patients with a risk of higher postoperative pain levels is an important focus. We aimed to identify patients undergoin...

    Authors: Anja Geisler, Josephine Zachodnik, Jens Laigaard, Laura S. Kruuse, Charlotte V. Sørensen, Magnus Sandberg, Eva I. Persson and Ole Mathiesen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:57

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  24. Recent literature suggests a significant association between blood pressure variability (BPV) and postoperative outcomes after cardiac surgery. However, its outcome prediction ability remains unclear. Current ...

    Authors: Senthil Packiasabapathy, Varesh Prasad, Valluvan Rangasamy, David Popok, Xinling Xu, Victor Novack and Balachundhar Subramaniam

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:56

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  25. mHealth, the practice of medicine aided by mobile devices is a growing market. Although the offer on Anesthesia applications (Apps) is quite prolific, representative formal assessments on the views of anesthes...

    Authors: Hugo Carvalho, Michael Verdonck, Patrice Forget and Jan Poelaert

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:55

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  26. Abdominal surgery is common and is associated with severe postoperative pain. The transverse abdominal plane (TAP) block is considered an effective means for pain control in such cases. The quadratus lumborum ...

    Authors: Xiancun Liu, Tingting Song, Xuejiao Chen, Jingjing Zhang, Conghui Shan, Liangying Chang and Haiyang Xu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:53

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  27. This review and meta-analysis aims to evaluate the analgesic efficacy of continuous transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block compared with epidural analgesia (EA) in adults after abdominal surgery.

    Authors: Chaosheng Qin, Yuanming Liu, Jijun Xiong, Xiaogang Wang, Qinghua Dong, Tingshi Su and Jingchen Liu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:52

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  28. Effective postoperative pain control remains a challenge for patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Novel regional blocks may improve pain management for such patients and can shorten their length of stay in the...

    Authors: Bogusław Gawęda, Michał Borys, Bartłomiej Belina, Janusz Bąk, Miroslaw Czuczwar, Bogumiła Wołoszczuk-Gębicka, Maciej Kolowca and Kazimierz Widenka

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:51

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  29. Phase lag entropy (PLE) is a novel anesthetic depth indicator that uses four-channel electroencephalography (EEG) to measure the temporal pattern diversity in the phase relationship of frequency signals in the...

    Authors: Hye Won Shin, Hyun Jung Kim, Yoo Kyung Jang, Hae Sun You, Hyub Huh, Yoon Ji Choi, Seung Uk Choi and Ji Su Hong

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:49

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  30. Preventing the frequent perioperative hypothermia incidents that occur during elective caesarean deliveries would be beneficial. This trial aimed at evaluating the effect of preoperative forced-air warming alo...

    Authors: Ting-ting Ni, Zhen-feng Zhou, Bo He and Qing-he Zhou

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:48

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  31. The Optiscope™ can be used for intubation with minimal neck motion. We retrospectively investigated radiographic predictors of difficult intubation using the Optiscope™ by analyzing preoperative radiographic i...

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

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:47

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  32. This quality improvement (QI) project was performed at a single center to determine the incidence of postoperative complications associated with use of cuffed airway devices. An educational program was then co...

    Authors: Ashley V. Fritz, Gregory J. Mickus, Michael A. Vega, J. Ross Renew and Sorin J. Brull

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:46

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  33. The requirement of prolonged mechanical ventilation (PMV) is associated with increased medical care demand and expenses, high early and long-term mortality, and worse life quality. However, no study has assess...

    Authors: Yueming Sun, Shuangling Li, Shupeng Wang, Chen Li, Gang Li, Jiaxuan Xu, Hongzhi Wang, Fei Liu, Gaiqi Yao, Zhigang Chang, Yalin Liu, Meixia Shang and Dongxin Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:44

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  34. Substantial clinical and preclinical evidence have indicated the association between amide-linked local anesthesia and the long-term outcomes of cancer patients. However, the potential effects of local anesthe...

    Authors: Qinghong Zheng, Xiaohong Peng and Yaqin Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:43

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  35. The application of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) may reduce dynamic strain during mechanical ventilation. Although numerous approaches for PEEP titration have been proposed, there is no accepted stra...

    Authors: Jonas Weber, Jan Gutjahr, Johannes Schmidt, Sara Lozano-Zahonero, Silke Borgmann, Stefan Schumann and Steffen Wirth

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:42

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  36. Reversing a neuromuscular blockade agent with sugammadex is known to lessen postoperative complications by reducing postoperative residual curarization. However, its effects on 90-day mortality are unknown. Th...

    Authors: Tak Kyu Oh, Jung-Hee Ryu, Sunwoo Nam and Ah-Young Oh

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:41

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  37. Nonoperating room anesthesia during gastroenterological procedures is a growing field in anesthetic practice. While the numbers of patients with severe comorbidities are rising constantly, gastrointestinal end...

    Authors: Axel Schmutz, Thomas Loeffler, Arthur Schmidt and Ulrich Goebel

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:40

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  38. The comparative efficacy of epidural bupivacaine alone and bupivacaine combined with magnesium sulfate in providing postoperative analgesia remains controversial.

    Authors: Li-Qin Li, Mei-Dan Fang, Cong Wang, Hong-Liu Lu, Li-Xue Wang, Hong-Yu Xu and Hou-Zhong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:39

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  39. Postoperative inadequate analgesia following video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is a common and significant clinical problem. While genetic polymorphisms may play role in the variability of postoperat...

    Authors: Xiufang Xing, Yongyu Bai, Kai Sun and Min Yan

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:38

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  40. Laparoscopic nephrectomy is a preferred technique for living kidney donation. However, positive-pressure pneumoperitoneum may have an unfavorable effect on the remaining kidney and other distant organs due to ...

    Authors: Dita Aditianingsih, Chaidir Arif Mochtar, Aida Lydia, Nuryati Chairani Siregar, Nur Ita Margyaningsih, Amir Sjarifuddin Madjid and Suhendro Suwarto

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:37

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  41. Obesity is a global epidemic, and it is widely known that increased Body mass index (BMI) is associated with alterations in respiratory mechanics. Bariatric surgery is established as an effective treatment for...

    Authors: George Márcio Costa Souza, Gianni Mara Santos, Sandra Adriana Zimpel and Tamara Melnik

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:36

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  42. A CO2 pneumoperitoneum during a laparoscopic procedure causes violent hemodynamic changes. However, the remifentanil required to inhibit the cardiovascular response to a CO2 pneumoperitoneum combined with propofo...

    Authors: Chengwei Yang, Yuanyuan Feng, Sheng Wang, Mingming Han, Song Wang, Fang Kang, Xiang Huang and Juan Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:35

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  43. The mean platelet volume (MPV) is an important indicator of platelet function with large platelets showing higher enzymatic and metabolic activity than other platelets. There can be a relationship between incr...

    Authors: Ali İhsan Uysal, Başak Altıparmak, Melike Korkmaz Toker, Gülseda Dede, Çiğdem Sezgin and Semra Gümüş Demirbilek

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:34

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  44. The sensory innervation of the shoulder is complex and there are variations in the branching patterns of the sensory fibres. Articular branches from the axillary nerve to the subacromial bursa are described in...

    Authors: Christian Rothe, Jørgen Lund, Morten Troels Jenstrup, Christian Steen-Hansen, Lars Hyldborg Lundstrøm, Asger Mølgaard Andreasen and Kai Henrik Wiborg Lange

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:33

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  45. Performing spinal anaesthesia using the conventional popping method with a 27-gauge (27G) spinal needle is technically difficult. In this study, we compared the aspiration and conventional popping method for s...

    Authors: J. U. Han, B. G. Kim, C. Yang, W. H. Choi, J. Jeong, K. J. Lee and H. Kim

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:32

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  46. Combined spinal-epidural anesthesia (CSEA) can be performed with either a single-space technique or a double-space technique for cesarean section. We performed a double-blind randomized controlled study to com...

    Authors: Eun Hee Chun, Sooyoung Cho, Jae Hee Woo and Youn Jin Kim

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:29

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