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Critical care

Section edited by Todd Sarge

This section deals with all manuscripts related to critical care and ICU medicine.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Ion channels play a crucial role in the development of ischemic brain injury. Recent studies have reported that the blockade of various types of ion channels improves outcomes in experimental stroke models. Am...

    Authors: Masakazu Kotoda, Tadahiko Ishiyama, Kazuha Mitsui, Sohei Hishiyama and Takashi Matsukawa

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:168

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have reported that the quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is closely associated with patient outcomes. The aim of this study was to compare patient CPR outcomes across resident, em...

    Authors: Tak Kyu Oh, Young Mi Park, Sang-Hwan Do, Jung-Won Hwang and In-Ae Song

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:166

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Although mortality after cardiac surgery has significantly decreased in the last decade, patients still experience clinically relevant postoperative complications. Among others, atrial fibrillation (AF) is a c...

    Authors: Hristo Todorov, Inka Janssen, Stefanie Honndorf, Daniela Bause, Antje Gottschalk, Silke Baasner, Thomas Volkert, Valentin Faerber, John F. Stover, Martin Westphal and Björn Ellger

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:163

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Lung protective mechanical ventilation with limited peak inspiratory pressure has been shown to affect cardiac output in patients with ARDS. However, little is known about the impact of lung protective mechani...

    Authors: Rudolf Hering, Stefan Kreyer and Christian Putensen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:149

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  5. Content type: Editorial

    While the long-term negative effects of obesity on health is a well-studied phenomenon, its effects on acute illnesses seem to be the contrary. Several studies have indicated the possibility of an ‘obesity par...

    Authors: Pauline Yeung Ng and Matthias Eikermann

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:147

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  6. Content type: Technical advance

    Hemodynamic resuscitation in septic shock requires aggressive fluid replacement and appropriate use of vasopressors to optimize arterial pressure (AP) and cardiac output (CO). Because responses to these drugs ...

    Authors: Kazunori Uemura, Toru Kawada, Can Zheng, Meihua Li and Masaru Sugimachi

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:145

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Traditionally, technical proficiency for spinal anesthesia has been assessed using observational scales such as global rating scales or task specific checklists. However more objective metrics are required in ...

    Authors: Marcia A. Corvetto, Carlos Fuentes, Andrea Araneda, Pablo Achurra, Pablo Miranda, Paola Viviani and Fernando R. Altermatt

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:131

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The majority of critically ill patients experience distress during their stay in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), resulting from systemic illness, multiple interventions and environmental factors. Providing huma...

    Authors: Katarzyna Kotfis, Małgorzata Zegan-Barańska, Maciej Żukowski, Krzysztof Kusza, Mariusz Kaczmarczyk and E. Wesley Ely

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:120

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The role of increased body mass index (BMI) in sepsis is controversial. We aimed to evaluate the associations between overweight (25 kg/m2 < BMI ≤ 29.9 kg/m2), obese (30 kg/m2 < BMI ≤ 39.9 kg/m2) and morbidly obe...

    Authors: Sicong Wang, Xu Liu, Qixing Chen, Can Liu, Changshun Huang and Xiangming Fang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:118

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  10. Content type: Research article

    It is important to inform medical educators and workforce planners in Anaesthesia about early career choices for the specialty, factors that influence them and to elucidate how recent choices of men and women ...

    Authors: Beatrice Emmanouil, Michael J. Goldacre and Trevor W. Lambert

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:100

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the present work was to assess cerebral hemodynamic changes in a porcine model of E.coli induced fulminant sepsis.

    Authors: Levente Molnár, Norbert Németh, Mariann Berhés, Endre Hajdú, Lóránd Papp, Ábel Molnár, Judit Szabó, Ádám Deák and Béla Fülesdi

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:98

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Patients in intensive care units (ICUs) are often physically unable to communicate with their physicians. Thus, the sharing of information about the on-going treatment of the patients in ICUs is directly relat...

    Authors: Faruk Cicekci, Numan Duran, Bunyamin Ayhan, Sule Arican, Omur Ilban, Iskender Kara, Melda Turkoglu, Fatma Yildirim, Ismail Hasirci, Adnan Karaibrahimoglu and Inci Kara

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:97

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Severe sepsis and septic shock are often lethal syndromes, in which the autonomic nervous system may fail to maintain adequate blood pressure. Heart rate variability has been associated with outcomes in sepsis...

    Authors: Yi Tang, Jeff Sorenson, Michael Lanspa, Colin K. Grissom, V.J. Mathews and Samuel M. Brown

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:82

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Head injury is one of the top three diagnosis leading to intensive care unit (ICU) admission in Malaysia. There has been growing interest in using immunonutrition as a mode of modulating the inflammatory respo...

    Authors: Vineya Rai Hakumat Rai, Lee Fern Phang, Sheau Fung Sia, Amirah Amir, Jeyaganesh S. Veerakumaran, Mustafa Kassim Abdulazez Kassim, Rafidah Othman, Pei Chien Tah, Pui San Loh, Mohamad Irfan Othman Jailani and Gracie Ong

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:81

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  15. Content type: Research article

    We tested the hypothesis that moxifloxacin monotherapy is equally effective and safe as a betalactam antibiotic based combination therapy in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) evoked by s...

    Authors: Tim Rahmel, Sven Asmussen, Jan Karlik, Jörg Steinmann, Michael Adamzik and Jürgen Peters

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:78

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Breaking bad news (BBN) to patients and their relatives is a complex and stressful task. The ideal structure, training methods and assessment instruments best used to teach and assess BBN for anesthesiology re...

    Authors: Vanda Yazbeck Karam, Hanane Barakat, Marie Aouad, Ilene Harris, Yoon Soo Park, Nazih Youssef, John Jack Boulet and Ara Tekian

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:77

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The duration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an important factor associated with the outcomes for an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. However, the appropriate CPR duration remains unclear considering ...

    Authors: Masahiro Kashiura, Yuichi Hamabe, Akiko Akashi, Atsushi Sakurai, Yoshio Tahara, Naohiro Yonemoto, Ken Nagao, Arino Yaguchi and Naoto Morimura

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:59

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The normobaric oxygen paradox states that a short exposure to normobaric hyperoxia followed by rapid return to normoxia creates a condition of ‘relative hypoxia’ which stimulates erythropoietin (EPO) productio...

    Authors: Abele Donati, Elisa Damiani, Samuele Zuccari, Roberta Domizi, Claudia Scorcella, Massimo Girardis, Alessia Giulietti, Arianna Vignini, Erica Adrario, Rocco Romano, Laura Mazzanti, Paolo Pelaia and Mervyn Singer

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:49

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