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  1. Multifunction surveillance alerting systems have been found to be beneficial for the operating room and labor and delivery. This paper describes a similar system developed for in-hospital acute care environmen...

    Authors: Douglas A. Colquhoun, Ryan P. Davis, Theodore T. Tremper, Jenny J. Mace, Jan M. Gombert, William D. Sheldon, Joseph J. Connolly, Justin F. Adams and Kevin K. Tremper

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:196

    Content type: Software

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  2. Point-of-care lung ultrasound (LU) is an established tool in the first assessment of patients with coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Purpose of this study was to evaluate the value of lung ultrasound in COVID-19...

    Authors: Stephanie-Susanne Stecher, Sofia Anton, Alessia Fraccaroli, Jeremias Götschke, Hans Joachim Stemmler and Michaela Barnikel

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:178

    Content type: Research Article

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  3. Pulmonary artery catheter insertion is a routine practice in high-risk patients undergoing cardiac surgery. However, pulmonary artery catheter insertion is associated with numerous complications that can be de...

    Authors: Hoon Choi, Joon Pyo Jeon, Jaewon Huh, Youme Kim and Wonjung Hwang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:73

    Content type: Case report

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  4. Flow-controlled ventilation (FCV) is a novel ventilation method increasingly being used clinically, particularly during the current COVID-19 pandemic. However, the continuous flow pattern in FCV during inspira...

    Authors: Patrick Spraider, Gabriel Putzer, Robert Breitkopf, Julia Abram, Simon Mathis, Bernhard Glodny and Judith Martini

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:145

    Content type: Case report

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  5. The cumbersome program and the shortage of commercial solution hindered the regular application of regional citrate anticoagulation (RCA). It is urgent to simplify the protocol using only commercial preparatio...

    Authors: Yan Shi, Han-Yu Qin, Jin-Min Peng, Xiao-Yun Hu and Bin Du

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:96

    Content type: Research Article

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  6. To investigate the optimal target e of lactate kinetics at different time during the resuscitation, the factors that influence whether the kinetics achieve the goals, and the clinical implications of different...

    Authors: Bo Tang, Longxiang Su, Dongkai Li, Ye Wang, Qianqian Liu, Guangliang Shan, Yun Long, Dawei Liu and Xiang Zhou

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:86

    Content type: Research Article

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  7. The complexity of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) techniques continues to evolve. Different cannulation methods and configurations have been proposed as a response to a challenging cardiovascular an...

    Authors: Jose R. Navas-Blanco, Sofia A. Lifgren, Roman Dudaryk, Jeffrey Scott, Matthias Loebe and Ali Ghodsizad

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:77

    Content type: Case report

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  8. Central venous catheters (CVCs) play an important role during cardiac surgery. Topical tissue adhesives form a thin film of coating that becomes bound to keratin in the epidermis. The advantage of this “super ...

    Authors: Naruemol Prachanpanich, Sunthiti Morakul and Napanont Kiatmongkolkul

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:70

    Content type: Research Article

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  9. We totally agree with Deana and Colleagues that missing intermediate care 1) might be an explanation for unexpected unfavorable outcome and 2) strengthening of intermediate care has the potential to lower this...

    Authors: Uwe Hamsen, Niklas Drotleff, Rolf Lefering, Julius Gerstmeyer, Thomas Armin Schildhauer and Christian Waydhas

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:42

    Content type: Review

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    The original article was published in BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:243

  10. Mortality after intensive care discharge is a hot topic in critical care medicine. Many factors probably play a role: patient’s comorbidities and severity of the disease may have great impact on mortality. How...

    Authors: Cristian Deana, Giovanni Sermann and Amato De Monte

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:40

    Content type: Correspondence

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    The original article was published in BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:243

  11. Handovers of post-anesthesia patients to the intensive care unit (ICU) are often unstructured and performed under time pressure. Hence, they bear a high risk of poor communication, loss of information and pote...

    Authors: Fabian Dusse, Johanna Pütz, Andreas Böhmer, Mark Schieren, Robin Joppich and Frank Wappler

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:38

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Early rehabilitation can reduce ventilation duration and improve functional outcomes in critically ill patients. Upper limb strength is associated with ventilator weaning. Passive muscle loading may preserve m...

    Authors: Olive M Wilkinson, Andrew Bates and Rebecca Cusack

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:27

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Soluble CD40 ligand (sCD40L) exhibits proinflammatory and procoagulant effects. Recent data indicated that sCD40L plays a significant role in septic patients. The aim of the present study was to determine sCD4...

    Authors: Yingjian Liang, Chengrui Zhu, Yini Sun, Zhiliang Li, Liang Wang, Yina Liu, Xin Li and Xiaochun Ma

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:26

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Serum lactate has long been used to evaluate hypoxia and predict prognosis in critically ill patients, however, discrepancy in lactate measurements between different sites have not been recognized as a useful ...

    Authors: Qing Zhang, Ye Liu, Longxiang Su, Wenzhao Chai, Hongmin Zhang, Xiaoting Wang and Dawei Liu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:25

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The feasibility and safety of administrating a small amount of oral fluid to children in the early recovery period following tonsillectomy under general anesthesia to reduce the thirst and its associated restl...

    Authors: Meng-Hang Wu, Chang-qing Liu, Xiao-qi Zeng, An-na Jia and Xiao-rong Yin

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:13

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Pneumonia induced by 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) is characterized by hypoxemic respiratory failure that may present with a broad spectrum of clinical phenotypes. At the beginning, patients may have normal lung...

    Authors: Michela Rauseo, Lucia Mirabella, Rosa Roberta Caporusso, Leonarda Pia Cantatore, Marco Paolo Perrini, Paolo Vetuschi, Daniela La Bella, Livio Tullo and Gilda Cinnella

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:9

    Content type: Case report

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  17. In critically ill patients continuous EEG (cEEG) is recommended in several conditions. Recently, a new wireless EEG headset (CerebAir®,Nihon-Kohden) is available. It has 8 electrodes, and its positioning seems...

    Authors: Anselmo Caricato, Giacomo Della Marca, Eleonora Ioannoni, Serena Silva, Tiziana Benzi Markushi, Eleonora Stival, Daniele Guerino Biasucci, Nicola Montano, Camilla Gelormini and Isabella Melchionda

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:298

    Content type: Research article

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  18. There are several scores used for in-hospital mortality prediction in critical illness. Their application in a local scenario requires validation to ensure appropriate diagnostic accuracy. Moreover, their use ...

    Authors: Szymon Czajka, Katarzyna Ziębińska, Konstanty Marczenko, Barbara Posmyk, Anna J. Szczepańska and Łukasz J. Krzych

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:296

    Content type: Research article

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Most trauma patients admitted to the hospital alive and die later on, decease during the initial care in the emergency department or the intensive care unit (ICU). However, a number of patients pass away after...

    Authors: Uwe Hamsen, Niklas Drotleff, Rolf Lefering, Julius Gerstmeyer, Thomas Armin Schildhauer and Christian Waydhas

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:243

    Content type: Research article

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    The Review to this article has been published in BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:42

    The Correspondence to this article has been published in BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:40

  28. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a life-threatening condition and the identification of the underlying direct (pulmonary) or indirect (non-pulmonary) cause is mandatory for a successful treatment....

    Authors: Nils Theuerkauf, Tobias Weismüller, Carsten Weißbrich, Jens-Christian Schewe, Christian Putensen and Christian Bode

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:182

    Content type: Case report

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  32. The objectives of the present study was to evaluate the effect of fluid challenge (FC) on ventriculo-arterial (V-A) coupling, its determinants: arterial elastance and ventricular elastance, and ability to pred...

    Authors: Pierre Huette, Osama Abou-Arab, Dan Longrois and Pierre-Grégoire Guinot

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:171

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Individualized treatment is a common principle in hospitals. Treatment decisions are made based on the patient’s condition, including comorbidities. This principle is equally relevant out-of-hospital. Furtherm...

    Authors: Kristin Tønsager, Marius Rehn, Andreas J. Krüger, Jo Røislien and Kjetil G. Ringdal

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:167

    Content type: Research article

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  34. The control of endothelial progenitor cells (CD133+/CD34+ EPCs) migrating from bone marrow to peripheral blood is not completely understood. Emerging evidence suggests that stromal cell-derived factor-1α (SDF-...

    Authors: Antonella Cotoia, Olga Cela, Gaetano Palumbo, Sabrina Altamura, Flavia Marchese, Nicoletta Mangialetto, Daniela La Bella, Vincenzo Lizzi, Nazzareno Capitanio and Gilda Cinnella

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:158

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Peripheral perfusion index (PPI) is an indicator reflecting perfusion. Patients undergoing long time surgeries are more prone to hypoperfusion and increased lactate. Few studies focusing on investigating the a...

    Authors: Xinge Shi, Ming Xu, Xu Yu and Yibin Lu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:153

    Content type: Research article

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  36. There has been a global increase in the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI), including among critically-ill surgical patients. AKI prediction score provides an opportunity for early detection of patients wh...

    Authors: Konlawij Trongtrakul, Jayanton Patumanond, Suneerat Kongsayreepong, Sunthiti Morakul, Tanyong Pipanmekaporn, Osaree Akaraborworn and Sujaree Poopipatpab

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:140

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  37. With the following report we want to present an unusual case of a patient suffering from acute respiratory distress syndrome with early discovery of bacterial pathogens in bronchoalveolar liquid samples that d...

    Authors: Stefanie Prohaska, Philipp Henn, Svetlana Wenz, Leonie Frauenfeld, Peter Rosenberger and Helene A. Haeberle

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:107

    Content type: Case report

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  38. RESP score and PRESERVE score have been validated for veno-venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in severe ARDS to assume individual mortality risk. ARDS patients with low-flow Extracorporeal Carbon Dioxi...

    Authors: Jan Petran, Thorsten Muelly, Rolf Dembinski, Niklas Steuer, Jutta Arens, Gernot Marx and Ruedger Kopp

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:102

    Content type: Research article

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  39. INTELLiVENT-ASV® (I-ASV) is a closed-loop ventilation mode that automatically controls the ventilation settings. Although a number of studies have reported the usefulness of I-ASV, the clinical situations in whic...

    Authors: Shinshu Katayama, Ken Tonai, Jun Shima, Kansuke Koyama and Shin Nunomiya

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:94

    Content type: Research article

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  40. 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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  41. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  42. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  43. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  44. 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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  45. There is little knowledge, whether in patients with sepsis neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) formation and NET degrading nuclease activity are altered. Thus, we tested the hypotheses that 1) NET formation fr...

    Authors: Linda E. Cox, Kai Walstein, Lena Völlger, Friederike Reuner, Alexandra Bick, Annika Dötsch, Andrea Engler, Jürgen Peters, Maren von Köckritz-Blickwede and Simon T. Schäfer

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:15

    Content type: Research article

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