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Perioperative medicine and outcome

Section edited by Laura Pasin

This section considers manuscripts concerning anesthesia in the pre-, intra- and post-operative settings. Studies concerning the outcome of patients when this is related to operative anesthesia will also be considered.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Fentanyl and remifentanil are widely used opioids in surgery, but it has not been evaluated whether the choice of opioids during surgery affects the patients’ postoperative quality of recovery. Accordingly, we...

    Authors: Ayako Asakura, Takahiro Mihara and Takahisa Goto

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:81

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    Management of a patient’s body temperature is an important aspect of care that should be addressed by targeted temperature management (TTM). Often, non-invasive methods like forced-air blankets are used. Espec...

    Authors: Jörg Peter, Kathrin Klingert, Wilfried Klingert, Karolin Thiel, Alfred Königsrainer, Christian Grasshoff, Wolfgang Rosenstiel and Martin Schenk

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:80

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Maternal early warning systems reduce maternal morbidity. We developed an electronic maternal surveillance system capable of visually summarizing the labor and delivery census and identifying changes in clinic...

    Authors: Thomas T. Klumpner, Joanna A. Kountanis, Elizabeth S. Langen, Roger D. Smith and Kevin K. Tremper

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:78

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Perioperative myocardial injury (PMI) is common in elective inpatient abdominal surgery and correlates with mortality risk. Simple measures for reducing PMI in this cohort are needed. This study evaluated whet...

    Authors: Stefan Samad Antonowicz, Davina Cavallaro, Nicola Jacques, Abby Brown, Tom Wiggins, James B. Haddow, Atul Kapila, Dominic Coull and Andrew Walden

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:76

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Short acting inhalational anesthetic (Desflurane) produces emergence agitation (EA) in pediatrics with an incidence up to 80%. The aim of the present study was to examine the role of Gabapentin oral solution i...

    Authors: Ahmed A. Badawy, Samaa A. Kasem, Doaa Rashwan, Tarek Al Menesy, Ghada Adel, Ali M. Mokhtar and Yasmin A. Badawy

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:73

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) requires pneumoperitoneum and the Trendelenburg position to optimize surgical exposure, which can increase intracranial pressure (ICP). Anesthetic agents also i...

    Authors: Jihion Yu, Jun Hyuk Hong, Jun-Young Park, Jai-Hyun Hwang, Seong-Sik Cho and Young-Kug Kim

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:72

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  7. Content type: Research article

    ABO-incompatible living-donor kidney transplantation (LDKT) requires immunotherapy and plasma exchange therapy (PEX). PEX with albumin replacement fluid reportedly decreases fibrinogen levels. However, no repo...

    Authors: Kazuhiro Shirozu, Naoyuki Fujimura, Yuji Karashima, Mizuko Ikeda, Hidehisa Kitada, Yasuhiro Okabe, Kei Kurihara, Tomoko Henzan and Sumio Hoka

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:68

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  8. Content type: Research article

    To investigate the effect of paravertebral dexmedetomidine as an adjuvant to ropivacaine on independent lung injury during one-lung ventilation.

    Authors: Wei Zhang, Shanfeng Zhang, Bing Li, Mingyang Sun and Jiaqiang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:67

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  9. Content type: Research article

    It is unknown to what extent hypotension frequently observed following administration of propofol for induction of general anesthesia is caused by overdosing propofol. Unlike clinical signs, electroencephalon-...

    Authors: Dirk Rüsch, Christian Arndt, Leopold Eberhart, Scarlett Tappert, Dennis Nageldick and Hinnerk Wulf

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:66

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Enhanced recovery after surgery programs may improve recovery and reduce duration of hospital stay after joint replacement surgery. However, uptake is incomplete, and the relative importance of program compone...

    Authors: Nicole Lay Tin Tan, Justin Lindley Hunt and Stella May Gwini

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:64

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The bone cement implantation syndrome (BCIS) is a frequent and potentially disastrous intraoperative complication in patients undergoing cemented hip arthroplasty. Several risk factors have been identified, ho...

    Authors: Kai B. Kaufmann, Wolfgang Baar, Judith Rexer, Thomas Loeffler, Sebastian Heinrich, Lukas Konstantinidis, Hartmut Buerkle and Ulrich Goebel

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:63

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Arytenoid dislocation (AD) is a rare but severe complication after general anesthesia with endotracheal intubation. We conducted a case-control study at Peking Union Medical College Hospital to identify risk f...

    Authors: Lingeer Wu, Le Shen, Yuelun Zhang, Xiuhua Zhang and Yuguang Huang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:59

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have shown that sugammadex resulted in the prolongation of prothrombin time and activated partial thromboplastin time. In this study, we aimed to investigate the in vitro effects of exogenous ...

    Authors: Il Ok Lee, Young Sung Kim, Hae Wone Chang, Heezoo Kim, Byung Gun Lim and Mido Lee

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:56

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Poland syndrome is a rare congenital disease, characterized by agenesis/hypoplasia of the pectoralis major muscle, usually associated with variable thoracic anomalies that needed chest wall reconstruction unde...

    Authors: Lingli Gui, Shiqian Shen and Wei Mei

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:57

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Patients undergoing abdominal surgery for solid tumours frequently develop major postoperative complications, which negatively affect quality of life, costs of care and survival. Few studies have identified th...

    Authors: Claudia M. Simões, Maria J. C. Carmona, Ludhmila A. Hajjar, Jean-Louis Vincent, Giovanni Landoni, Alessandro Belletti, Joaquim E. Vieira, Juliano P. de Almeida, Elisangela P. de Almeida, Ulysses Ribeiro Jr, Ana L. Kauling, Celso Tutyia, Lie Tamaoki, Julia T. Fukushima and José O. C. Auler Jr

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:49

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Epidural analgesia is a popular choice for labour pain relief. Patient satisfaction is an important patient-centric outcome because it can significantly influence both mother and child. However, there is limit...

    Authors: Daryl Jian An Tan, Rehena Sultana, Nian Lin Reena Han, Alex Tiong Heng Sia and Ban Leong Sng

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:50

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Bacterial translocation (BT) has been proposed as a trigger for stimulation of the immune system with consequent hemodynamic alteration in patients with liver cirrhosis. However, no information is available re...

    Authors: Heba A. Moharem, Fawzia Aboul Fetouh, Hamed M. Darwish, Doaa Ghaith, Mohamed Elayashy, Amr Hussein, Riham Elsayed, Mohammad M. Khalil, Amr Abdelaal, Mahmoud ElMeteini and Ahmed Mukhtar

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:46

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  18. Content type: Case report

    Hypoglycemia is one of the most fatal complications during the perioperative period. General anesthesia or sedation can mask a hypoglycemia-altered mental status. Acute hypoglycemia might result in permanent b...

    Authors: Chunhua Xi, Chuxiong Pan and Tianzuo Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:45

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Dexmedetomidine (DEX) has sedative, sympatholytic and analgesic effects and might be beneficial if used as an adjuvant to: improve analgesia; modulate haemodynamic responses to intubation and pneumoperitoneum ...

    Authors: Kateryna Bielka, Iurii Kuchyn, Volodymyr Babych, Kseniia Martycshenko and Oleksii Inozemtsev

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:44

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2016 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    1.525 - 2-year Impact Factor
    1.701 - 5-year Impact Factor
    0.831 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.669 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

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