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Pain management and analgesia

Section edited by Patrice Forget

This section considers manuscripts relating to the management of pain in all settings.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Although pain treatment is an important objective in prehospital emergency medicine the incidence of oligoanalgesia is still high in prehospital patients. Given that prehospital emergency medicine in Germany i...

    Authors: Stefan J. Schaller, Felix P. Kappler, Claudia Hofberger, Jens Sattler, Richard Wagner, Gerhard Schneider, Manfred Blobner and Karl-Georg Kanz

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:18

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  2. Content type: Research article

    It has been reported that postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) is correlated with the degeneration of the central nervous system, oxidative stress, inflammation, and endocrine and immune dysfunction. Inc...

    Authors: Yuan Zhang, Hong-Guang Bao, Yun-Luo Lv, Yan-Na Si, Liu Han, Hong-Yu Wang, Yu-Jie Gao, Wei-Qing Jiang and Chen Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:6

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  3. Content type: Case report

    This report describes one case of paravertebral haemorrhage after ultrasound-guided thoracic paravertebral block (TPVB) that may have been attributed to the inadvertent puncture of the posterior intercostal ar...

    Authors: Linlin Song, Yin Zhou and Da Huang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:196

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Multiorifice catheters have been shown to provide superior analgesia and significantly reduce local anesthetic consumption compared with end-hole catheters in epidural studies. This prospective, blinded, rando...

    Authors: Alessandra Novello-Siegenthaler, Mehdi Hamdani, Irène Iselin-Chaves and Roxane Fournier

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:191

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  5. Content type: Research article

    To compare the analgesic effects of patient-controlled intravenous analgesia (PCA) with hydromorphone and sufentanil after thoracic surgery on postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs).

    Authors: Guangming Yan, Jie Chen, Guiying Yang, Guangyou Duan, Zhiyong Du, Zubin Yu, Jing Peng, Wei Liao and Hong Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:192

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Surgery for aortic coarctation requires special care during anesthesia due to severe pain during the lateral thoracotomy incision, intraoperative hemodynamic instability and the need for large doses of intra- ...

    Authors: Amany H. Saleh, Passaint F. Hassan, Mohamed Elayashy, Hamza M. Hamza, Mona H. Abdelhamid, Mai A. Madkour, Pierre Z. Tawadros, Heba Omar, Mohamed M. Kamel, Marwa Zayed and Mohamed Helmy

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:178

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Epidural catheter re-siting in parturients receiving labour epidural analgesia is distressing to the parturient and places them at increased complications from a repeat procedure. The aim of this study was to ...

    Authors: John Song En Lee, Rehena Sultana, Nian Lin Reena Han, Alex Tiong Heng Sia and Ban Leong Sng

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:176

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  8. Content type: Research article

    In-wound catheters for infusion of local anaesthetic for post-caesarean section analgesia are well tolerated in parturients. Few studies have examined continuous in-wound infusion of a combination of local ana...

    Authors: Jozica Wagner-Kovacec, Petra Povalej-Brzan and Dusan Mekis

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:165

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility, accuracy and efficiency of the facet joint injections in the lumbar spine by ultrasound guided versus lose dose computed tomography (CT) guidance.

    Authors: Ling Ye, Chuanbing Wen and Hui Liu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:160

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Continuous epidural infusion (CEI) is the standard application setting for epidural infusion. A new mode, the programmed intermittent epidural bolus (PIEB) technique, showed reduced local anesthetic (LA) consu...

    Authors: Thomas Wiesmann, Lilli Hoff, Lara Prien, Alexander Torossian, Leopold Eberhart, Hinnerk Wulf and Carsten Feldmann

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:154

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  11. Content type: Research article

    We performed a randomized, blinded pilot study in 12 volunteers to assess the feasibility to reposition an intentionally displaced suture-method catheter for two different insertion techniques for adductor can...

    Authors: Zarah Maria Jordahn, Tobias Stenbjerg Lyngeraa, Ulrik Grevstad, Christian Rothe, Lars Hyldborg Lundstrøm and Kai Henrik Wiborg Lange

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:150

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Postoperative pain is one of the most common symptoms after surgery, which brings physical discomfort to patients. In addition, it may cause a series of complications, and even affect the long-term quality of ...

    Authors: Fuxi Song, Chunmiao Ye, Feng Qi, Ping Zhang, Xuexiang Wang, Yanfeng Lü, Alejandro Fernandez-Escobar, Chao Zheng and Liang Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:145

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    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:20

  13. Content type: Research article

    Proximal brachial plexus blocks can lead to an extended period of motor paralysis and delay the return of motor function. This could influence patient satisfaction, and extend hospitalizations. The aim of the ...

    Authors: Weijuan Zhu, Riyong Zhou, Lulu Chen, Yuanqing Chen, Lvdan Huang, Yun Xia, Thomas J. Papadimos and Xuzhong Xu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:143

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Morphine and oxycodone are considered as wide-spreadly used opioids for moderate/severe cancer pain. However, debate exists about the evidence regarding their relative tolerability and underlying results.

    Authors: Kai-Kai Guo, Cheng-Qi Deng, Gui-Jun Lu and Guo-Li Zhao

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:132

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:173

  15. Content type: Research article

    Patients undergoing craniotomy operations are prone to various noxious stimuli, many strategies are commenced to provide state of analgesia, for better control of the stress response and to overcome its undesi...

    Authors: Ahmed Abdalla Mohamed, Tarek Ahmed Radwan, Mohamed Mahmoud Mohamed, Hatem Abdellatif Mohamed, Mohamed Farid Mohamed Elemady, Safinaz Hassan Osman, Tamer Fayez Safan, Tamer Mohamed Khair, Norhan Abdelaleem Ali, Rania Samir Fahmy, Mohamed Ibrahim Belita, Shady Rady Abdalla, Ahmed Abdelaziz Seleem, Ehab Mohi Atta, Osama Ismail Zaid, Ahmed Shaker Ragab…

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:129

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Neurodegeneration is associated with changes in basal cellular function due to the dysregulation of autophagy. A recent study introduced the involvement of autophagy during spinal nerve ligation (SNL). Nefopam...

    Authors: Seon-Hee Oh, Myung Ha Yoon, Kyung Joon Lim, Byung Sik Yu, In Gook Jee and Ki Tae Jung

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:97

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Due to its potential beneficial effects, intra- and postoperative application of intravenous lidocaine has become increasingly accepted over the last couple of years, e.g. in patients undergoing laparoscopic s...

    Authors: Christian P. Both, Jörg Thomas, Philipp K. Bühler, Achim Schmitz, Markus Weiss and Tobias Piegeler

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:88

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Current pain assessment and treatment does not address every patient’s requirements. Although the Polish national guidelines for post-operative pain management have been published, many patients experience sev...

    Authors: Michał Borys, Klaudia Zyzak, Agata Hanych, Michał Domagała, Piotr Gałkin, Katarzyna Gałaszkiewicz, Agata Kłaput, Kai Wróblewski, Justyna Miękina, Dariusz Onichimowski and Mirosław Czuczwar

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:83

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Interleukin 2 (IL-2) influences the development and severity of pain due to its antinociceptive and immunomodulatory effects. Its production is influenced by the increased expression of c-Cbl (Casitas B-lineag...

    Authors: Ji Seon Jeong, Ha Yeon Kim, Byung Seop Shin, Ae Ryoung Lee, Ji Hyun Yoon, Tae Soo Hahm and Ja Eun Lee

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:87

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The main objective of this review is to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of the existing evidence related to the analgesic efficacy with the use of conventional, upper arm intravenous regional ane...

    Authors: Valerie Dekoninck, Yasmine Hoydonckx, Marc Van de Velde, Jean-Paul Ory, Jasperina Dubois, Luc Jamaer, Hassanin Jalil and Björn Stessel

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:86

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Studies have shown that dexmedetomidine (Dex) can prolong the duration of analgesia when added to local anaesthetic as an adjuvant in a central or peripheral nerve block. We hypothesized that intrathecal Dex c...

    Authors: Feng Xia, Xiangyang Chang, Yinfa Zhang, Lizhong Wang and Fei Xiao

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:74

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Spinal block is a common procedure for lower limbs surgery. Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid and dexmedetomidine, a selective α2 agonist have been used as adjuvants in spinal anesthesia to prolong intraoperative a...

    Authors: Poupak Rahimzadeh, Seyed Hamid Reza Faiz, Farnad Imani, Pooya Derakhshan and Saeed Amniati

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:62

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  23. Content type: Research article

    While opioids are the mainstay for post-operative analgesia after lower segment caesarean section, they are associated with various untoward effects. Ultrasound guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block h...

    Authors: Ashok Jadon, Priyanka Jain, Swastika Chakraborty, Mayur Motaka, Sudhansu Sekhar Parida, Neelam Sinha, Amit Agrawal and Asit Kumar Pati

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:53

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) pathways have been shown in multiple surgical disciplines to improve outcomes, including reduced opioid consumption, length of stay, and post-operative nausea and vomitin...

    Authors: Catherine Chiu, Pedram Aleshi, Laura J. Esserman, Christina Inglis-Arkell, Edward Yap, Elizabeth L. Whitlock and Monica W. Harbell

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:41

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Radical surgery for colorectal cancer, associated with moderate to severe postoperative pain, needs multimodal analgesia with opioid for analgesia. Despite considerable advancements, the psychological implicat...

    Authors: Yanqing Yang, Jianping Wu, Huiling Li, Sujuan Ye, Xiaoying Xu, Ling Cheng, Lina Zhu, Zhiyou Peng and Zhiying Feng

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:37

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The primary goal of this study was to determine whether administration of intrathecal morphine reduces postoperative pain. The secondary goal was to determine the effect of intrathecal morphine upon circulatin...

    Authors: Martin Kaczocha, Syed Azim, James Nicholson, Mario J. Rebecchi, Yong Lu, Tian Feng, Jamie L. Romeiser, Ruth Reinsel, Sabeen Rizwan, Shivam Shodhan, Nora D. Volkow and Helene Benveniste

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:27

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure for renal calculi, and nephrostomy tubes lead to postoperative pain after PCNL. Regional techniques (e.g., epidural analgesia and ...

    Authors: Zehra Hatipoglu, Ersel Gulec, Mediha Turktan, Volkan Izol, Atilla Arıdogan, Yasemin Gunes and Dilek Ozcengiz

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:24

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Although the safety and effectiveness of the short-axis in-plane method has been confirmed for lumbar plexus block, the operation is difficult and has a high rate of epidural spread at the plane of the articul...

    Authors: Rui Lu, Chengcheng Shen, Chunyong Yang, Yan Chen, Juanjuan Li and Kaizhi Lu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:17

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Optimal patient positioning is perceived as an essential factor to increase the success of performing neuraxial blockade. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the benefit of using a visual image...

    Authors: Usha Gurunathan, Shakeel Meeran Kunju, Karen Elizabeth Hay and Sharyn van Alphen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:11

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  30. Content type: Research article

    This pilot study was designed to compare the efficacy of ultramicronized palmitoylethanolamide (um-PEA) as add-on therapy to tapentadol (TP) with TP therapy only in patients suffering from chronic low back pai...

    Authors: Maria Beatrice Passavanti, Marco Fiore, Pasquale Sansone, Caterina Aurilio, Vincenzo Pota, Manlio Barbarisi, Daniela Fierro and Maria Caterina Pace

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:171

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Duloxetine, Etoricoxib and opioid are of the commonly administered drugs in Lumbar laminectomy. The aim of this study is to assess the effect of perioperative use of Duloxetine in combination with Etoricoxib o...

    Authors: Josef Zekry Attia and Haidy Salah Mansour

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:162

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Persistent post-surgical pain is a difficult clinical problem. In this study, we intend to explore the mechanism underlying the persistent post-surgical pain in SMIR (skin/muscle incision and retraction) rats.

    Authors: Zhisong Li, Yaru Li, Jing Cao, Xuemin Han, Weihua Cai, Weidong Zang, Jitian Xu and Wei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:150

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Dexmedetomidine is a highly selective adrenergic receptor agonist, which has a dose-dependent sedative hypnotic effect. Furthermore, it also has pharmacological properties, and the ability to inhibit sympathet...

    Authors: Wan-Wei Jiang, Qing-Hui Wang, Ya-Jing Liao, Pai Peng, Min Xu and Li-Xin Yin

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:130

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Chronic post-surgical pain (CPSP) after hysterectomy has been recognized as a major clinical problem in the Western World. Reports on post-hysterectomy pain are relatively scarce in China. The aim of the curre...

    Authors: Chao Han, Zhijun Ge, Wenjie Jiang, Hailong Zhao and Tieliang Ma

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:103

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  35. Content type: Research article

    High post-operative pain scores after “minor” orthopedic/trauma surgery are in part attributed to inadequate prescription of opioid analgesics. Novel concepts aiming to achieve sufficient analgesia while minim...

    Authors: Gertrud Haeseler, Dirk Schaefers, Natalie Prison, Jörg Ahrens, Xiaofei Liu and Annika Karch

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:91

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  36. Content type: Case report

    Anesthesia management for patients with severe ankylosing spondylitis scheduled for total hip arthroplasty is challenging due to a potential difficult airway and difficult neuraxial block. We report 4 cases wi...

    Authors: Xijian Ke, Ji Li, Yong Liu, Xi Wu and Wei Mei

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:86

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  37. Content type: Research article

    It has been argued that postoperative pain treatment should be “procedure-specific”, since different analgesics may have specific effects dependent on the surgical procedure. The aim of the present subgroup an...

    Authors: Maria Louise Fabritius, Anja Geisler, Pernille Lykke Petersen, Jørn Wetterslev, Ole Mathiesen and Jørgen Berg Dahl

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:85

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  38. Content type: Research article

    To provide an overview of phantom limb pain (PLP) in China. This includes the prevalence of PLP and possible risk factors.

    Authors: Yan Yin, Lan Zhang, Hong Xiao, Chuan-Bing Wen, Yue-E Dai, Guang Yang, Yun-Xia Zuo and Jin Liu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:69

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Propofol injection pain (PIP) has been adequately studied during the past decades. However, patients’ opinion on this problem and the incidence of patients’ recall of this brief discomfort are still unknown. T...

    Authors: Wen Wang, Linxin Wu, Chaobin Zhang and Li Sun

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:24

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs typically utilizes multi-modal analgesia to reduce perioperative opioid consumption. Systemic lidocaine is used in several of these ERAS algorithms and has been ...

    Authors: Bhiken I. Naik, Siny Tsang, Anne Knisely, Sandeep Yerra and Marcel E. Durieux

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:16

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  41. Content type: Research article

    After cesarean delivery, analgesia is often incomplete and a multimodal approach to analgesia is necessary. Transverse abdominal plane (TAP) block has been advocated in this setting, yet no systematic descript...

    Authors: Nicholas Kiefer, Stefanie Krahe, Ulrich Gembruch and Stefan Weber

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2016 16:126

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  42. Content type: Research article

    To assess the effect of rostral anterior cingulate cortex (rACC) administration with ifenprodil (NR2B receptor blocker) on bone cancer pain (BCP)-related aversion sentiment using the conditioned place avoidanc...

    Authors: Hao Feng, Zhaowei Chen, Gongming Wang, Xin Zhao and Zhonghao Liu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2016 16:117

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Chronic post-surgical pain (CPSP) remains a major clinical problem which may be associated with impaired activities of daily life and decreased health-related quality of life. Although cesarean section is one ...

    Authors: Juying Jin, Lihua Peng, Qibin Chen, Dong Zhang, Li Ren, Peipei Qin and Su Min

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2016 16:99

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