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Pain management and analgesia

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

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  1. We systematically reviewed the evidence on the efficacy and safety of dorsal root ganglion (DRG) targeted pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) versus any comparator for treatment of non-neuropathic pain.

    Authors: Ivana Vuka, Svjetlana Došenović, Tihana Marciuš, Lejla Ferhatović Hamzić, Katarina Vučić, Damir Sapunar and Livia Puljak

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:105

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  2. Trunk block technique has been used in postoperative analgesia for patients undergoing surgery, specifically, transversus abdominis plane block (TAPB) and quadratus lumborum block (QLB) have been proved effect...

    Authors: Yanqing Wang, Xiaojia Wang and Kexian Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:103

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:128

  3. The effect of erector spinae plane block has been evaluated by clinical trials leading to a diversity of results. The main objective of the current investigation is to compare the analgesic efficacy of erector...

    Authors: Mark C. Kendall, Lucas Alves, Lauren L. Traill and Gildasio S. De Oliveira

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:99

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  4. Innervation of the clavicle is complex and debated, with scarce data on the analgesic and clinical impact of regional anaesthesia after surgical repair of clavicle fracture.

    Authors: Magnus Olofsson, Patrick Taffé, Kyle Robert Kirkham, Frédéric Vauclair, Bénédict Morin and Eric Albrecht

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:91

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  5. Rocuronium-associated injection pain/withdrawal response (RAIPWR) was non-ideal but occurred frequently when injection intravenously during anesthesia induction. Many studies had reported that pretreating with...

    Authors: Jia Wang, Yu Cui, Bin Liu and Jianfeng Chen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:89

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  6. Ultrasound-guided erector spine plane (ESP) block is widely used in perioperative analgesia for back, chest and abdominal surgery. The extent and distribution of this block remain controversial. This study was...

    Authors: Jingxiong Zhang, Yuting He, Shi Wang, Zhengjie Chen, Yu Zhang, Yuan Gao, Quanguang Wang, Yun Xia, Thomas J. Papadimos and Riyong Zhou

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:88

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  7. Postoperative pain is the most prominent concern among surgical patients. It has previously been reported that venous cannulation-induced pain (VCP) can be used to predict postoperative pain after laparoscopic...

    Authors: Fei Peng, Yanshuang Li, Yanqiu Ai, Jianjun Yang and Yanping Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:86

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  8. Chronic osteoarthritic pain is not well understood in terms of its pathophysiological mechanism. Activated glial cells are thought to play a role in the maintenance of chronic pain. T98G glioblastoma cell line...

    Authors: Weiling Liu, Chunmei Li, Francis Chee Kuan Tan, Hong Jye Neo, Yiong Huak Chan, Chian-Ming Low and Tat Leang Lee

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:69

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  9. Inguinal hernia repair is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures. To date, there is no consensus on which anesthesia should be used. The objective of this meta-analysis was to assess the effica...

    Authors: Lin Li, Yi Pang, Yongchao Wang, Qi Li and Xiangchao Meng

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:64

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  10. Local anesthesia can reduce the response to surgical stress and decrease the consumption of opioids, which may reduce immunosuppression and potentially delay postoperative tumor recurrence. We compared paraver...

    Authors: Haichen Chu, He Dong, Yongjie Wang and Zejun Niu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:59

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  11. Treatment of postoperative pain remains a significant clinical problem, and prediction of patients with a risk of higher postoperative pain levels is an important focus. We aimed to identify patients undergoin...

    Authors: Anja Geisler, Josephine Zachodnik, Jens Laigaard, Laura S. Kruuse, Charlotte V. Sørensen, Magnus Sandberg, Eva I. Persson and Ole Mathiesen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:57

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  12. Abdominal surgery is common and is associated with severe postoperative pain. The transverse abdominal plane (TAP) block is considered an effective means for pain control in such cases. The quadratus lumborum ...

    Authors: Xiancun Liu, Tingting Song, Xuejiao Chen, Jingjing Zhang, Conghui Shan, Liangying Chang and Haiyang Xu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:53

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  13. This review and meta-analysis aims to evaluate the analgesic efficacy of continuous transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block compared with epidural analgesia (EA) in adults after abdominal surgery.

    Authors: Chaosheng Qin, Yuanming Liu, Jijun Xiong, Xiaogang Wang, Qinghua Dong, Tingshi Su and Jingchen Liu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:52

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  14. Effective postoperative pain control remains a challenge for patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Novel regional blocks may improve pain management for such patients and can shorten their length of stay in the...

    Authors: Bogusław Gawęda, Michał Borys, Bartłomiej Belina, Janusz Bąk, Miroslaw Czuczwar, Bogumiła Wołoszczuk-Gębicka, Maciej Kolowca and Kazimierz Widenka

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:51

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  15. The comparative efficacy of epidural bupivacaine alone and bupivacaine combined with magnesium sulfate in providing postoperative analgesia remains controversial.

    Authors: Li-Qin Li, Mei-Dan Fang, Cong Wang, Hong-Liu Lu, Li-Xue Wang, Hong-Yu Xu and Hou-Zhong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:39

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  16. Postoperative inadequate analgesia following video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is a common and significant clinical problem. While genetic polymorphisms may play role in the variability of postoperat...

    Authors: Xiufang Xing, Yongyu Bai, Kai Sun and Min Yan

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:38

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  17. The sensory innervation of the shoulder is complex and there are variations in the branching patterns of the sensory fibres. Articular branches from the axillary nerve to the subacromial bursa are described in...

    Authors: Christian Rothe, Jørgen Lund, Morten Troels Jenstrup, Christian Steen-Hansen, Lars Hyldborg Lundstrøm, Asger Mølgaard Andreasen and Kai Henrik Wiborg Lange

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:33

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  18. Laparoscopic surgery has become a standard of care for many gynecological surgeries due to its lower morbidity, pain and cost compared to open techniques. Unfortunately, the use of carbon dioxide (CO2) to insuffl...

    Authors: Carine Zeeni, Dina Chamsy, Ali Khalil, Antoine Abu Musa, Majed Al Hassanieh, Fadia Shebbo and Joseph Nassif

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:27

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  19. Continuous epidural infusions are commonly used in clinical settings to reduce the likelihood of transition to postherpetic neuralgia via pain control. The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of ...

    Authors: Chung Hun Lee, Sang Sik Choi, Mi Kyoung Lee, Yeon Joo Lee and Jong Sun Park

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:26

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  20. Splenectomy performed with a curved incision results in severe postoperative pain. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of transversus abdominis plane block and rectus sheath block on postoperative...

    Authors: Jing-li Zhu, Xue-ting Wang, Jing Gong, Hai-bin Sun, Xiao-qing Zhao and Wei Gao

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:22

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  21. Previous studies have shown that patients with long-term diabetes require more opioids after surgery than patients without diabetes. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) normally only lasts for a brief period; ...

    Authors: Chen Yang, Wei Lian Geng, Jianying Hu and Shaoqiang Huang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:14

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  22. The Canadian Guideline for Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain (COG) was developed in response to increasing rates of opioid-related hospital visits and deaths in Canada, and uncertain b...

    Authors: Michael Allen, Beth Sproule, Peter MacDougall, Andrea Furlan, Laura Murphy, Victoria Borg Debono and Norman Buckley

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:6

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  23. Peripheral nerve block is preferable for lower extremity surgery because it sufficiently blocks pain pathways at different levels providing excellent anaesthesia at the site of surgery. We designed this study ...

    Authors: Hoda Shokri and Amr A. Kasem

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:4

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  24. As an essential component of multimodal analgesia approaches after total knee arthroplasty (TKA), local infiltration analgesia (LIA) can be classified into peri-articular injection (PAI) and intra-articular in...

    Authors: Kai-Yuan Cheng, Bin Feng, Hui-Ming Peng, Yan-Yan Bian, Lin-Jie Zhang, Chang Han, Gui-Xing Qiu and Xisheng Weng

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:2

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  25. Unsatisfactory analgesia would occur frequently during repeated cesarean section under epidural anesthesia. The aim of this study is to observe the effects of intravenous remifentanil on maternal comfort, mate...

    Authors: Wei Yan, Yun Xiong, Yu Yao, Feng-jiang Zhang, Li-na Yu and Min Yan

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:243

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  26. This study is comparing thermal radiofrequency ablation (TRFA) of the thoracic dorsal root ganglia (TDRG) guided by Xper CT and fluoroscopy with the standard fluoroscopy.

    Authors: Raafat M. Reyad, Hossam Z. Ghobrial, Ehab H. Shaker, Ehab M. Reyad, Mohammed H. Shaaban, Rania H. Hashem and Wael M. Darwish

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:234

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  27. Topical anaesthesia is important to optimize pain control during dental injection. Our aim was to describe a new simple method for topical anaesthesia of oral mucosa and to compare the effectiveness of ice and...

    Authors: Nishma Hindocha, Filip Manhem, Emmanuel Bäckryd and Mats Bågesund

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:227

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  28. The co-administration of sciatic and femoral nerve blocks can provide anaesthesia and analgesia in patients undergoing lower extremity surgeries. Several approaches to achieve sciatic nerve block have been des...

    Authors: Abdulkadir Yektaş and Bedih Balkan

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:225

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  29. Epidural analgesia as the effective pain management for abdominal surgery has side effects such as paresthesia, hypotension, hematomas, and impaired motoric of lower limbs. The quadratus lumborum block (QLB) h...

    Authors: Dita Aditianingsih, Pryambodho, Naufal Anasy, Aida Rosita Tantri and Chaidir Arif Mochtar

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:221

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  30. Painless gastrointestinal endoscopy under intravenous propofol anesthesia is widely applied in the clinical scenario. Despite the good sedation and elimination of anxiety that propofol provides, low SpO2 may also...

    Authors: Zhengfeng Gu, Lian Xin, Haoxing Wang, Chunxiao Hu, Zhiping Wang, Shunmei Lu, Jingjing Xu, Yiling Qian and Jun Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:216

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  31. As a part of multimodal analgesia for laparoscopic cholecystectomy, both intraoperative lidocaine and esmolol facilitate postoperative analgesia. Our objective was to compare these two emerging strategies that...

    Authors: Joshan Lal Bajracharya, Asish Subedi, Krishna Pokharel and Balkrishna Bhattarai

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:198

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  32. Continuous interscalene block is widely used for pain management in shoulder surgery. However, continuous interscalene block performed using the catheter-through-needle method is reportedly associated with adv...

    Authors: Meishu Tanijima, Kenichi Takechi, Kazuo Nakanishi and Toshihiro Yorozuya

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:195

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  33. The coracoid approach is a simple method to perform ultrasound-guided brachial plexus regional anesthesia (RA) but its simplicity is counterbalanced by a difficult needle visualization. We hypothesized that th...

    Authors: Andrés Felipe Gil Blanco, Pascal Laferrière-Langlois, David Jessop, Frédérick D’Aragon, Yanick Sansoucy, Natalie Albert, Pascal Tétreault and Pablo Echave

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:193

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  34. The differences in post-operative pain are unclear between the primiparas who underwent a primary cesarean section and multiparas who underwent their first repeat cesarean section. The study aimed to explore t...

    Authors: Guangyou Duan, Guiying Yang, Jing Peng, Zhenxin Duan, Jie Li, Xianglong Tang and Hong Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:189

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  35. Opioids have long been the mainstay of drugs used for intra-operative analgesia. Due to their well-known short and long term side effects, the use of non-opioid analgesics has often been encouraged to decrease...

    Authors: Venkatesan Thiruvenkatarajan, Richard Wood, Richard Watts, John Currie, Medhat Wahba and Roelof M. Van Wijk

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:188

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  36. Ultrasound-guided lateral transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block can provide definite analgesia to the anterior abdominal wall. However, whether this method is useful in renal surgery through the lateral abdo...

    Authors: Xue Li, Zhen-Zhen Xu, Xue-Ying Li, Ting-Ting Jiang, Zeng-Mao Lin and Dong-Xin Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:186

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  37. Early postoperative ambulation and reduction of hospital stay necessitate efficient postoperative analgesia. Quadrates Lumborum Block (QLB) has been described to provide adequate postoperative analgesia after ...

    Authors: Abeer Ahmed, Maher Fawzy, Mohamed A. R. Nasr, Ayman M. Hussam, Eman Fouad, Hesham Aboeldahb, Dalia Saad, Safinaz Osman, Rania Samir Fahmy, Mohamed Farid and Mohsen M. Waheb

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:184

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  38. The optimal perioperative analgesic strategy in video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) for anatomic lung resections remains an open issue. Regional analgesic concepts as thoracic paravertebral or epidural anal...

    Authors: Benedikt Haager, Daniel Schmid, Joerg Eschbach, Bernward Passlick and Torsten Loop

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:183

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  39. Thyroidectomy is a common procedure that causes mild trauma. Nevertheless, postoperative pain remains a major challenge in patient care. Multimodal analgesia comprising a combination of analgesics and analgesi...

    Authors: Xiaoxi Li, Ling Yu, Jiaonan Yang and Hongyu Tan

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:167

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:210

  40. Nerve block of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) is a predominantly sensory block. It reduces pain following total hip arthroplasty (THA), but the non-responder rate is high. We hypothesized, that an ...

    Authors: Frederik Vilhelmsen, Mariam Nersesjan, Jakob Hessel Andersen, Jakob Klim Danker, Leif Broeng, Daniel Hägi-Pedersen, Ole Mathiesen and Kasper Højgaard Thybo

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:165

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  41. Quadratus lumborum block (QLB) is an effective analgesia that lowers opioid consumption after lower abdominal and hip surgeries. The subcostal approach to transmuscular QLB is a novel technique that can provid...

    Authors: Manhua Zhu, Yong Qi, Huijuan He, Jinfeng Lou, Qingqing Pei and Yuliu Mei

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:154

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  42. Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is the most common treatment for end-stage knee osteoarthritis and continuous femoral nerve block (CFNB) has become the gold standard for analgesia. But the lack of knowledge abou...

    Authors: Xiaona Lin, Yang Zhou, Hongcai Zheng, Jing Zhang, Xiaoxiao Wang, Kaixi Liu, Jun Wang, Xiangyang Guo, Zhengqian Li and Bin Han

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:150

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  43. Dexmedetomidine (DEX) has been used as an anesthetic for decades. The present investigation aimed to elucidate the analgesic impact of DEX on 2,4,6-Trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid (TNBS)-induced chronic inflammat...

    Authors: Meng Liang, Aijie Shao, Xinsheng Tang, Meiling Feng, Jing Wang and Yingna Qiu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:131

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  44. There is no defined gold standard for pain management after video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) for pneumothorax. In addition to systemic analgesia, various loco-regional analgesic techniques have been prop...

    Authors: Pierre-Antoine Allain, Michele Carella, Apostolos C. Agrafiotis, Julien Burey, Jalal Assouad, El-Mahdi Hafiani, Yacine Ynineb, Francis Bonnet, Marc Garnier and Christophe Quesnel

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:120

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  45. Peripheral nerve block and local infiltration analgesia (LIA) provide good analgesia after knee replacement. This study evaluated the additional analgesic efficacy of continuous adductor canal block (ACB) adde...

    Authors: Fei Lan, Yanyan Shen, Yanhui Ma, Guanglei Cao, Nicole Philips, Ting Zhang and Tianlong Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:114

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  46. Continuous epidural infusion (CEI) has some disadvantages, such as increased local anesthetic consumption and limited area of anesthetic distribution. Programmed intermittent bolus (PIB) is a technique of epid...

    Authors: M. Higashi, K. Shigematsu, E. Nakamori, S. Sakurai and K. Yamaura

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:107

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    57 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    40 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    149 days from submission to acceptance
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    Citation Impact
    2.217 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.477 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.085 - SNIP (Source-Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.703 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

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