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Anesthesia and perioperative care for solid organ transplantation

This section considers manuscripts concerning anesthesia and perioperative care for patients requiring organ transplantation, including liver, kidney, pancreas, intestine, heart, lung, multiorgan transplantation as well as transplantations that not fully established yet such as face, uterus and extremity transplantation. The scope of this section includes, but is not limited to the followings topics:

*preoperative patient selection and cardio-pulmonary evaluation,

*association between preoperative conditions and postoperative outcomes,

*dealing with intraoperative problems, including hemodynamic instability, bleeding versus clotting, and electrolyte abnormalities,

*postoperative survival and complications; management of infection in the immunosuppressed patient.

  1. Post-spinal anesthesia (PSA) hypotension in elderly patients is challenging. Correction of PSA hypotension by fluids either colloids or crystalloids or by vasoconstrictors pose the risk of volume overload or c...

    Authors: Tarek M. Ashoor, Noha S. Hussien, Sherif G. Anis and Ibrahim M. Esmat

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:11

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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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  3. Maintaining adequate perioperative hepatic blood flow (HBF) supply is essential for preservation of postoperative normal liver function. Propofol and sevoflurane affect arterial and portal HBF. Previous studie...

    Authors: Jurgen van Limmen, Piet Wyffels, Frederik Berrevoet, Aude Vanlander, Laurent Coeman, Patrick Wouters, Stefan De Hert and Luc De Baerdemaeker

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:241

    Content type: Research article

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  4. 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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  5. This study analyzed remnant kidney function recovery in living donors after laparoscopic nephrectomy to establish a risk stratification model for delayed recovery and further investigated clinically modifiable...

    Authors: Jaesik Park, Minju Kim, Yong Hyun Park, Misun Park, Jung-Woo Shim, Hyung Mook Lee, Yong-Suk Kim, Young Eun Moon, Sang Hyun Hong and Min Suk Chae

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:165

    Content type: Research article

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  6. 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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  7. Jehovah’s Witnesses represent a tremendous clinical challenge when indicated to liver transplantation because they refuse blood transfusion on religious grounds and the procedure is historically associated wit...

    Authors: Diego Costanzo, Maria Bindi, Davide Ghinolfi, Massimo Esposito, Francesco Corradi, Francesco Forfori, Paolo De Simone, Andrea De Gasperi and Gianni Biancofiore

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:31

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Pneumonia is a frequent complication in patients undergoing heart transplantation (HTx) that increases morbidity and mortality in this population. Nevertheless, the risk factors for postoperative pneumonia (PO...

    Authors: Charles Vidal, Romain Pasqualotto, Arthur James, Pauline Dureau, Julie Rasata, Guillaume Coutance, Shaida Varnous, Pascal Leprince, Julien Amour and Adrien Bouglé

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:8

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  9. Perioperative hyperglycemia is associated with poor outcomes yet evidence to guide intraoperative goals and treatment modalities during non-cardiac surgery are lacking. End-stage liver disease is associated wi...

    Authors: Sathish S. Kumar, Shawn J. Pelletier, Amy Shanks, Aleda Thompson, Christopher J. Sonnenday and Paul Picton

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:3

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Kidney transplantation (KT) is the most obvious method of treating a patient with end-stage renal disease. In the early stages of KT, urine production is considered a marker of successful reperfusion of the ki...

    Authors: Joungmin Kim, Taehee Pyeon, Jeong Il Choi, Jeong Hyeon Kang, Seung Won Song, Hong-Beom Bae and Seongtae Jeong

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:231

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) and pulmonary hypertension (PHT) are highly dynamic cardiovascular lesions that may progress rapidly, particularly in the orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) waitlist population...

    Authors: B. Pearce, R. Hu, F. Desmond, D. Banyasz, R. Jones and C. O. Tan

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:128

    Content type: Case report

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  12. Early extubation after liver transplantation is safe and accelerates patient recovery. Patients with end-stage liver disease undergo sarcopenic changes, and sarcopenia is associated with postoperative morbidit...

    Authors: Min Suk Chae, Jong-Woan Kim, Joon-Yong Jung, Ho Joong Choi, Hyun Sik Chung, Chul Soo Park, Jong Ho Choi and Sang Hyun Hong

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:112

    Content type: Research article

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  13. To assess the validity of central and pulmonary veno-arterial CO2 gradients to predict fluid responsiveness and to guide fluid management during liver transplantation.

    Authors: Mohamed ELAyashy, Hisham Hosny, Amr Hussein, Ahmed AbdelAal Ahmed Mahmoud, Ahmed Mukhtar, Amira El-Khateeb, Mohamed Wagih, Fawzia AboulFetouh, Amr Abdelaal, Hany Said and Mostafa Abdo

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:111

    Content type: Research article

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  14. This study aimed at describing usual anesthetic practices for brain-dead donors (BDD) during an organ procurement (OP) procedure and to assess the knowledge and self-confidence of French anesthesiologists with...

    Authors: Benoit Champigneulle, Arthur Neuschwander, Régis Bronchard, Gersende Favé, Julien Josserand, Benjamin Lebas, Olivier Bastien and Romain Pirracchio

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:108

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  15. Mini-fluid challenge is a well tested and effective tool to predict fluid responsiveness under various clinical conditions. However, mini-fluid challenge has never been tested in patients with end-stage liver ...

    Authors: Ahmed Mukhtar, Maha Awad, Mohamed Elayashy, Amr Hussein, Gihan Obayah, Akram El Adawy, Mai Ahmed, Hisham Abul Dahab, Ahmed Hasanin, Amr Elfouly, Mostafa Abdo, Amr Abdelaal and Jean Louis Teboul

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:56

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