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  1. Scheduled cesarean section is routinely performed under spinal anesthesia using hyperbaric bupivacaine. The current study was undertaken to determine the clinically relevant 95% effective dose of intrathecal 2...

    Authors: P. Goffard, Y. Vercruysse, R. Leloup, J-F Fils, S. Chevret and Y. Kapessidou

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:293

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  2. It is not clear whether there are valuable inflammatory markers for prognosis judgment in the intensive care unit (ICU). We therefore conducted a multicenter, prospective, observational study to evaluate the p...

    Authors: Rong Qu, Linhui Hu, Yun Ling, Yating Hou, Heng Fang, Huidan Zhang, Silin Liang, Zhimei He, Miaoxian Fang, Jiaxin Li, Xu Li and Chunbo Chen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:292

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  3. We explored the analgesic outcomes on postoperative day (POD) 1 in patients undergoing robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) who received intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (IV-PCA), rectus sh...

    Authors: Jung-Woo Shim, Yun Jeong Cho, Minhee Kim, Sang Hyun Hong, Hyong Woo Moon, Sung Hoo Hong and Min Suk Chae

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:291

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  4. Breast surgery in the United States is common. Pain affects up to 50% of women undergoing breast surgery and can interfere with postoperative outcomes. General anesthesia is the conventional, most frequently u...

    Authors: Pasquale Sansone, Luca Gregorio Giaccari, Mario Faenza, Pasquale Di Costanzo, Sara Izzo, Caterina Aurilio, Francesco Coppolino, Maria Beatrice Passavanti, Vincenzo Pota and Maria Caterina Pace

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:290

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  5. The benefits of intraoperative magnesium supplementation have been reported. In this prospective, randomized study, the effects of magnesium supplementation during general anaesthesia on emergence delirium and...

    Authors: Ji-Hyun Lee, Seungeun Choi, Minkyoo Lee, Young-Eun Jang, Eun-Hee Kim, Jin-Tae Kim and Hee-Soo Kim

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:289

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  6. Surgical procedure usually causes serious postoperative pain and poor postoperative pain management negatively affects quality of life, function and recovery time. We aimed to investigate the role of wound inf...

    Authors: Kunpeng Li, Changbin Ji, Dawei Luo, Hongyong Feng, Keshi Yang and Hui Xu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:288

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Up to 70% of septic patients develop a diffuse brain dysfunction named “septic associated encephalopathy” which is often solely based on clinical impressions. However, the diagnosis of septic associated enceph...

    Authors: Benedikt Zujalovic, Benjamin Mayer, Sebastian Hafner, Florian Balling and Eberhard Barth

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:287

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  8. Technological advances in healthcare have enabled patients to participate in digital self-assessment, with reported benefits of enhanced healthcare efficiency and self-efficacy. This report describes the desig...

    Authors: Tarig Osman, Eileen Lew, Elaine Pooi-Ming Lum, Louise van Galen, Rajive Dabas, Ban Leong Sng and Josip Car

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:286

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Cerebral oximetry has been widely used to measure regional oxygen saturation in brain tissue, especially during cardiac surgery. Despite its popularity, there have been inconsistent results on the use of cereb...

    Authors: Leerang Lim, Karam Nam, Seohee Lee, Youn Joung Cho, Chan-Woo Yeom, Sanghyup Jung, Jung Yoon Moon and Yunseok Jeon

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:285

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  10. Surgical interventions result in a postoperative rise in circulating inflammatory cytokines and high molecular group box protein 1 (HMGB1). Herein, the impact of a sedentary lifestyle and other age-related fac...

    Authors: Sarah Saxena, Christopher Rodts, Vincent Nuyens, Juliette Lazaron, Victoria Sosnowski, Franck Verdonk, Laurence Seidel, Adelin Albert, Jean Boogaerts, Veronique Kruys, Mervyn Maze and Joseph Vamecq

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:284

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  11. There are scenarios where pre-mixing and infusing analgesic and anaesthetic agents as a single intravenous (IV) solution is highly desirable; however, it is important to ensure the agents are compatible when m...

    Authors: Emily Henkel, Rebecca Vella, Kieran Behan, David Austin, Peter Kruger and Andrew Fenning

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:283

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Airway management is a part of routine anesthetic procedures; however, serious complications, including hypoxia and death, are known to occur in cases of difficult airways. Therefore, alternative techniques su...

    Authors: Go Un Roh, Joon Gwon Kang, Jung Youn Han and Chul Ho Chang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:282

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  13. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

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

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:281

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:220

  14. Thiamine, an essential vitamin for aerobic metabolism and glutathione cycling, may decrease the effects of critical illnesses. The objective of this study was to determine whether intravenous thiamine administ...

    Authors: Suttasinee Petsakul, Sunthiti Morakul, Viratch Tangsujaritvijit, Parinya Kunawut, Pongsasit Singhatas and Pitsucha Sanguanwit

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:280

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  15. Numerous studies have revealed that acupuncture can increase the somatic pain threshold. Electro-acupuncture (EA) can help pain-relieving with minimal physiologic disturbance. Various painful disorders, as wel...

    Authors: Hamdy A. Hendawy and Mohamed E. Abuelnaga

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:279

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  16. Postoperative hoarseness after general anesthesia is associated with patient discomfort and dissatisfaction. A recent large retrospective study showed that single-lumen endotracheal tube intubation by a traine...

    Authors: Yuji Kamimura, Toshiyuki Nakanishi, Aiji Boku Sato, Satoshi Osaga, Eisuke Kako and Kazuya Sobue

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:278

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  17. Early diagnosis of sepsis is very important. It is necessary to find effective and adequate biomarkers in order to diagnose sepsis. In this study, we compared the value of sialic acid and procalcitonin for dia...

    Authors: Bo Yao, Wen-juan Liu, Di Liu, Jin-yan Xing and Li-juan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:277

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  18. Despite big leaps of progress in its scope, the practice of anesthesia is still suffering from poor public image, especially in developing countries. Little research investigated the public awareness of anesth...

    Authors: Adel M. Bataineh, Ibraheem Y. Qudaisat, Khaled El-Radaideh, Rawand A. Alzoubi and Mohammad I. Abu-Shehab

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:276

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  19. Local anesthetic Bupivacaine commonly used in gastric cancer resection operation has been reported to suppress the progression of gastric cancer. However, the specific mechanism by which Bupivacaine functions ...

    Authors: Changqiao Ju, Jia Zhou, Hui Miao, Xin Chen and Qingyu Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:275

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  20. Endotracheal extubation is the most crucial step during emergence from general anesthesia and is usually carried out when patients are awake with return of airway reflexes. Alternatively, extubations can also ...

    Authors: Jeremy Juang, Martha Cordoba, Alex Ciaramella, Mark Xiao, Jeremy Goldfarb, Jorge Enrique Bayter and Alvaro Andres Macias

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:274

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  21. Enhancing postoperative recovery of the donor is important to encourage living kidney donation. We investigated the effects of anesthetic agents (intravenous [IV] propofol versus inhaled [IH] sevoflurane) on t...

    Authors: Sangbin Han, Jaesik Park, Sang Hyun Hong, Soojin Lim, Yong Hyun Park and Min Suk Chae

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:273

    Content type: Research article

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  22. The aim of this network meta-analysis (NMA) was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of intravenous (IV) Meloxicam 30 mg (MIV), an investigational non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), and certain other...

    Authors: John A. Carter, Libby K. Black, Dolly Sharma, Tarun Bhagnani and Jonathan S. Jahr

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:272

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  23. The beach chair position that is commonly used in shoulder surgery is associated with relative hypovolemia, which leads to a reduction in arterial blood pressure. The effects of patient positioning on the accu...

    Authors: Konrad Chachula, Florian Lieb, Florian Hess, Joellen Welter, Nicole Graf and Alexander Dullenkopf

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:271

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  24. Statin intake is associated with muscular side effects, among which the unmasking of latent myopathies and of malignant hyperthermia (MH) susceptibility have been reported. These findings, together with experi...

    Authors: Asensio Gonzalez, Tinen L. Iles, Paul A. Iaizzo and Oliver Bandschapp

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:270

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  25. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Yanxia Guo, Dan Wang, Xiaolin Yang, Pingping Jiang, Juan Xu and Guoyuan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:269

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:239

  26. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Bo Qu, Luying Chen, Yuling Zhang, Mengting Jiang, Caineng Wu, Wuhua Ma and Yuhui Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:268

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:248

  27. The catheter-related bladder discomfort (CRBD) of male patients is a common clinical problem, albeit lacking effective solutions. The present study aimed to investigate whether intravesical dexmedetomidine ins...

    Authors: Hong Chen, Bin Wang, Qin Li, Juan Zhou, Rui Li and Ye Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:267

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  28. In acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), lung recruitment maneuvers can recruit collapsed alveoli in gravity-dependent lung regions, improving the homogeneity of ventilation distribution. This study used...

    Authors: Feiping Xia, Chun Pan, Lihui Wang, Ling Liu, Songqiao Liu, Fengmei Guo, Yi Yang and Yingzi Huang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:266

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  29. The prognosis of hospitalized patients after emergent endotracheal intubation (ETI) remains poor. Our aim was to evaluate the 30-d hospitalization mortality of subjects undergoing ETI during daytime or off-hou...

    Authors: Jun-Le Liu, Jian-Wen Jin, Zhong-Meng Lai, Jie-Bo Wang, Jian-Sheng Su, Guo-Hua Wu, Wen-Hua Chen and Liang-Cheng Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:265

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  30. Alveolar recruitment maneuvers enable easily reopening nonaerated lung regions via a transient elevation in transpulmonary pressure. To evaluate the effect of these maneuvers on respiratory resistance, we used...

    Authors: Junko Nakahira, Shoko Nakano and Toshiaki Minami

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:264

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  31. The Coronavirus infectious disease 2019 (COVID-19) brings anesthesiologists and intensive care physicians to the mainstay of clinical workload and healthcare managements’ focus. There are approximately 900 ane...

    Authors: Barak Cohen, Yuval Baar, Shai Fein and Idit Matot

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:262

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  32. Pre-operative anxiety is common and is associated with negative surgical outcomes. Virtual reality (VR) is a promising new technology that offers opportunities to modulate patient experience and cognition and ...

    Authors: Jason Ju In Chan, Cheng Teng Yeam, Hwei Min Kee, Chin Wen Tan, Rehena Sultana, Alex Tiong Heng Sia and Ban Leong Sng

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:261

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  33. The optimal position for continuous adductor canal block (ACB) for analgesia after total knee anthroplasty (TKA) remians controversial, mainly due to high variability in the localization of the the adductor ca...

    Authors: Yuda Fei, Xulei Cui, Shaohui Chen, Huiming Peng, Bin Feng, Wenwei Qian, Jin Lin, Xisheng Weng and Yuguang Huang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:260

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  34. Remote monitoring of mean arterial blood pressure (MAP), heart rate (HR) or oxygen saturation (SpO2) remains a challenge in outpatient surgery. This study evaluates a new digital technology (Smart Angel™) for rem...

    Authors: Thierry Chevallier, Gautier Buzancais, Bob-Valéry Occean, Pierre Rataboul, Christophe Boisson, Natacha Simon, Ariane Lannelongue, Noémie Chaniaud, Yann Gricourt, Jean-Yves Lefrant and Philippe Cuvillon

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:259

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  35. Balanced anaesthesia with propofol and remifentanil, compared to sufentanil, often decreases mean arterial pressure (MAP), heart rate (HR) and cardiac index (CI), raising concerns on tissue-oxygenation. This d...

    Authors: Marieke Poterman, Alain F. Kalmar, Pieter L. Buisman, Michel M. R. F. Struys and Thomas W. L. Scheeren

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:258

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  36. Postoperative pain after breast cancer surgery remains a major challenge in patient care. Local infiltration analgesia is a standard analgesic technique used for pain relief after surgery. Its application in p...

    Authors: Baona Wang, Tao Yan, Xiangyi Kong, Li Sun, Hui Zheng and Guohua Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:257

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  37. Ilioinguinal-iliohypogastric block (ILIHB) is a well-established procedure for postoperative analgesia after open inguinal surgery in children. This procedure is effective and safe, especially when ultrasound ...

    Authors: Bjoern Grosse, Stefan Eberbach, Hans O. Pinnschmidt, Deirdre Vincent, Martin Schmidt-Niemann and Konrad Reinshagen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:256

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  38. Grisel’s syndrome is a non-traumatic atlantoaxial subluxation associated with inflammatory conditions of the head and neck, which occurs primarily in children. Increased flexibility of the ligaments during inf...

    Authors: Kavya N. Reddy, Shabaaz M. Baig, Meenu Batra, Kevin Colodner, Uchenna Madubuko, Anna Korban and Shridevi Pandya Shah

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:255

    Content type: Case report

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  39. Perioperative neurocognitive disorders (PND) is a common postoperative complication including postoperative delirium (POD), postoperative cognitive decline (POCD) or delayed neurocognitive recovery. It is stil...

    Authors: Lin Ding, Dong Xu Chen and Qian Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:254

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  40. Some retrospective and in vitro studies suggest that general anesthetics influence breast cancer recurrence and metastasis. We compared the effects of general anesthetics sevoflurane versus propofol on breast ...

    Authors: Xiaoqian Deng, Megha Vipani, Ge Liang, Divakara Gouda, Beibei Wang and Huafeng Wei

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:253

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  41. We sought to evaluate the effect of mild hypercapnia on brain tissue oxygen tension (Pbto2) and diffusion limitation (impaired ability of oxygen extraction) in a porcine post asphyxial cardiac arrest model.

    Authors: Dawei Zhou, Zhimin Li, Shaolan Zhang, Lei Wu, Yiyuan Li, Guangzhi Shi and Jianxin Zhou

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:252

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  42. Capillary refill time (CRT) is a non-invasive technique to evaluate tissue perfusion, and quantitative CRT (Q-CRT) adapted to pulse oximetry was developed with patients with sepsis and compared to blood lactat...

    Authors: Miyuki Yamamoto, Kent Doi, Naoki Hayase, Toshifumi Asada, Nobuhisa Akamatsu, Junichi Kaneko, Kiyoshi Hasegawa and Naoto Morimura

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:251

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  43. Paravertabral blocks (PVB) are in use to adequately manage pain arising from a variety of operations on the thorax, abdomen or pelvis. PVB is straightforward, efficacious in operations performed. This study wa...

    Authors: Ferda Yaman and Devrim Tuglu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:250

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  44. During emergence from anesthesia after partial and total laryngectomy, excessive airway reflex and systemic hypertension may lead to subcutaneous emphysema, hemorrhage or pneumothorax.

    Authors: Rui Xu, Yun Zhu, Yi Lu, Wenxian Li and Jie Jia

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:249

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  45. Combined spinal-epidural (CSE) anesthesia is considerably challenging for elderly patients with hip fractures due to spine degeneration and limitations in positioning. This study aimed to investigate the abili...

    Authors: Bo Qu, Luying Chen, Yuling Zhang, Mengting Jiang, Caineng Wu, Wuhua Ma and Yuhui Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:248

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:268

  46. Research is an essential component of Anesthesia, and the contributions of researchers and institutions can be appreciated from the analysis of scholarly outputs. Such analyses help identify major contributors...

    Authors: Ulrick Sidney Kanmounye, Joel Noutakdie Tochie, Aimé Mbonda, Cynthia Kévine Wafo, Leonid Daya, Thompson Hope Atem, Arsène Daniel Nyalundja and Daniel Cheryl Eyaman

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:247

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  47. Postoperative delirium (POD) is a frequent complication after surgery and its occurrence is associated with poor outcomes. The neuropathology of this complication is unclear, but it is important to evaluate re...

    Authors: Xu Lin, Jiaming Tang, Chen Liu, Xiaoxuan Li, Xipeng Cao, Bin Wang, Rui Dong, Wei Xu, Xinjuan Yu, Mingshan Wang and Yanlin Bi

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:246

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  48. Low concentrations of morphine are required for safe dosing for intrathecal injections. Sometimes, manual dilution of morphine is performed to achieve these low concentrations, but risks dilution errors and ba...

    Authors: Aart Jan W. Teunissen, Mark V. Koning, Elisabeth J. Ruijgrok, Willem J. Liefers, Bart de Bruijn and Seppe A. Koopman

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:244

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