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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. The volume effect of iso-oncotic colloid is supposedly larger than crystalloid, but such differences are dependent on clinical context. The purpose of this single center observational study was to compare the ...

    Authors: Daisuke Toyoda, Yuichi Maki, Yasumasa Sakamoto, Junki Kinoshita, Risa Abe and Yoshifumi Kotake

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:141

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Spinal anesthesia is optimal choice for transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), but the sensory block should not cross the T10 level. With advancing age, the sensory blockade level increases after spin...

    Authors: Wei Bing Wang, Ai Jiao Sun, Hong Ping Yu, Jing Chun Dong and Huang Xu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:139

    Content type: Research article

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  3. This retrospective study aimed to compare the clinical outcomes of parturients with placenta previa (PP) and placenta accreta (PA) according to their severity, when they were managed with intraoperative abdomi...

    Authors: Peng Li, Xia Liu, Xiangkui Li, Xinchuan Wei and Juan Liao

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:133

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Propofol provides a prominent sedation effect in colonoscopy. However, anesthesia and sedation induced with propofol in the elderly might result in cardiopulmonary complications, especially when it is combined...

    Authors: Mengmeng Chen, Yi Lu, Haoran Liu, Qingxia Fu, Jun Li, Junzheng Wu and Wangning Shangguan

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:132

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Patients undergoing endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) require adequate sedation or general anesthesia. To date, there is lack of consensus regarding who should administer sedation in these ...

    Authors: Chengcheng C. Zhang, Nicole Ganion, Phillip Knebel, Christian Bopp, Thorsten Brenner, Markus A. Weigand, Peter Sauer and Anja Schaible

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:131

    Content type: Research article

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  6. This study determined whether the relationship between predicted propofol effect site concentration (Ce) and observer’s assessment of alertness/sedation scale (OAA/S) or Bispectral Index (BIS) was similar comp...

    Authors: Frederick Sieber, Karin Neufeld, Esther S. Oh, Allan Gottschalk and Nae-Yuh Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:129

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) are common and significant problems for oral and maxillofacial surgery patients. Dexmedetomidine (DEX), an α2-adrenoreceptor agonist, has been proven having lung prote...

    Authors: Yun Liu, Xi Zhu, Dan Zhou, Fang Han and Xudong Yang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:127

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a complex endoscopic procedure that requires moderate to deep sedation. Propofol is the sedative agent of choice for sedation in ERCP due to its fast di...

    Authors: Adhrie Sugiarto, Christopher Kapuangan, Aida Rosita Tantri and Vincent Chrisnata

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:123

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The use of Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) system to treat medically refractory neuropathic pain is increasing. Severe neuropathic pain can be found in giant chest wall arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), exceed...

    Authors: Bruno Antonio Zanfini, Salvatore De Martino, Luciano Frassanito, Stefano Catarci, Francesco Vitale di Maio, Pietro Paolo Giuri, Gian Luigi Gonnella and Gaetano Draisci

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:122

    Content type: Case report

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  10. The glycocalyx layer is a key structure in the endothelium. Tourniquet-induced ischemic periods are used during orthopedic surgery, and the reactive oxygen species generated after ischemia-reperfusion may medi...

    Authors: Felipe Maldonado, Diego Morales, Rodrigo Gutiérrez, Maximiliano Barahona, Oscar Cerda and Mónica Cáceres

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:121

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Patients with intracranial tumors are more sensitive to anesthetics than the general population and are therefore more susceptible to postoperative neurologic and neurocognitive dysfunction. Sevoflurane or pro...

    Authors: Yan Xing, Nan Lin, Ruquan Han, John F. Bebawy, Yuming Peng, Jiaxin Li, Xiaoyuan Liu, Yan Li, Jia Dong, Min Zeng, Manyu Zhang and Lanyi Nie

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:117

    Content type: Study protocol

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  12. Cannabis legalization may contribute to an increased frequency of chronic use among patients presenting for surgery. At present, it is unknown whether chronic cannabis use modifies the risk of postoperative na...

    Authors: Wendy Suhre, Vikas O’Reilly-Shah and Wil Van Cleve

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:115

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Evidence regarding the relationship between anemia and perioperative prognosis is controversial. The study was conducted to highlight the specific relationship between anemia and perioperative mortality in non...

    Authors: Xueying Luo, Feng Li, Haofei Hu, Baoer Liu, Sujing Zheng, Liping Yang, Rui Gao, Ya Li, Rao Xi and Jinsong He

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:112

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  14. While pre and postoperative hyperglycemia is associated with increased risk of surgical site infection, myocardial infarction, stroke and risk of death, there are no multicenter data regarding the association ...

    Authors: Nirav J. Shah, Aleda Leis, Sachin Kheterpal, Michael J. Englesbe and Sathish S. Kumar

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:106

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  15. Shivering is a frequent complication after spinal anesthesia. Increasing studies have compared the effect of intravenous dexmedetomidine and intravenous tramadol on shivering after spinal anesthesia, hence we ...

    Authors: Jinguo Wang, Zaitang Wang, Junyan Liu and Na Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:104

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Butorphanol, a synthetic opioid partial agonist analgesic, has been widely used to control perioperative pain. However, the ideal dose and availability of butorphanol for gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy are no...

    Authors: Xiaona Zhu, Limei Chen, Shuang Zheng and Linmin Pan

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:101

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  17. Dexmedetomidine has sympatholytic effects. We investigated whether dexmedetomidine could attenuate stress responses in patients undergoing endoscopic transnasal transseptal transsphenoidal surgery.

    Authors: RyungA Kang, Ji Seon Jeong, Justin Sangwook Ko, Soo-Youn Lee, Jong Hwan Lee, Soo Joo Choi, Sungrok Cha and Jeong Jin Lee

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:100

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  18. Neural networks are increasingly used to assess physiological processes or pathologies, as well as to predict the increased likelihood of an impending medical crisis, such as hypotension.

    Authors: Irwin Gratz, Martin Baruch, Magdy Takla, Julia Seaman, Isabel Allen, Brian McEniry and Edward Deal

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:98

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  19. Transfusion decision during the perioperative period mostly relies on the point-of-care testing for Hb measurement. This study aimed systematically compared four point-of-care methods with the central laborato...

    Authors: Arpa Chutipongtanate, Churairat Yasaeng, Tanit Virankabutra and Somchai Chutipongtanate

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:92

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Goal directed therapy (GDT) is able to improve mortality and reduce complications in selected high-risk patients undergoing major surgery. The aim of this study is to compare two different strategies of periop...

    Authors: Andrea Carsetti, Mirco Amici, Tonino Bernacconi, Paolo Brancaleoni, Elisabetta Cerutti, Marco Chiarello, Diego Cingolani, Luisanna Cola, Daniela Corsi, Giorgio Forlini, Marina Giampieri, Salvatore Iuorio, Tiziana Principi, Giuseppe Tappatà, Michele Tempesta, Erica Adrario…

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:87

    Content type: Study protocol

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  21. Deliberate hypotension is used to provide a bloodless field during functional endoscopic sinus surgery; however, the impact of controlled hypotension during anesthesia on peripheral tissue perfusion has not be...

    Authors: Marwa Zayed, Heba Nassar, Ahmed Hasanin, Amany H. Saleh, Passaint Hassan, Dalia Saad, Sahar Mahmoud, Ghada Abo Bakr, Eman Fouad, Norhan Saleh, Maha Ismail and Hani El-Hadi

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:85

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Data on the best norepinephrine bolus dose for management of hypotension are limited. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of two norepinephrine bolus doses in the rescue management of ...

    Authors: Yasmin S. Hassabelnaby, Ahmed M. Hasanin, Nada Adly, Maha M. A. Mostafa, Sherin Refaat, Eman Fouad, Mohamed Elsonbaty, Hazem A. Hussein, Mohamed Mahmoud, Yaser M. Abdelwahab, Ahmed Elsakka and Sarah M. Amin

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:84

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  23. Total hemoglobin (tHb) measurement is indispensable for determining the patient’s condition (hemorrhagic vs. ischemic) and need for blood transfusion. Conductivity- and absorbance-based measurement methods are...

    Authors: Keisuke Hayashi, Takashi Hitosugi, Yoshifumi Kawakubo, Norihisa Kitamoto and Takeshi Yokoyama

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:81

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Postoperative sore throat (POST) is a common, undesirable result of endotracheal intubation during general anaesthesia. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of benzydamine hydrochloride (BH) spray in...

    Authors: Hyung-Been Yhim, Soo-Hyuk Yoon, Young-Eun Jang, Ji-Hyun Lee, Eun-Hee Kim, Jin-Tae Kim and Hee-Soo Kim

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:77

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Arm conicity is associated with non-invasive blood pressure (NIBP) measurement error and may be avoided by using finger cuffs. Predicting arm conicity may help decisions regarding NIBP measurement techniques.

    Authors: Christopher Chow, Peter Ceglowski, Katie Lehane, Anita Pelecanos, Kellie Wren and Victoria A. Eley

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:76

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  26. This study was designed to explore the prevalence and risk factors of preoperative deep venous thromboembolism (DVT) in Chinese elderly with hip fracture.

    Authors: Long Feng, Longhe Xu, Weixiu Yuan, Zhipeng Xu, Zeguo Feng and Hong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:72

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  27. Several studies suggest that hemodynamic optimization therapies can reduce complications, the length of hospital stay and costs. However, Brazilian data are scarce. Therefore, the objective of this analysis wa...

    Authors: João M. Silva-Jr, Pedro Ferro L. Menezes, Suzana M. Lobo, Flávia Helena S. de Carvalho, Mariana Augusta N. de Oliveira, Francisco Nilson F. Cardoso Filho, Bruna N. Fernando, Maria Jose C. Carmona, Vanessa D. Teich and Luiz Marcelo S. Malbouisson

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:71

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  28. Preoperative endothelial dysfunction is a predictor of myocardial injury and major adverse cardiac events. Non-cardiac surgery is known to induce acute endothelial changes. The aim of this explorative cohort s...

    Authors: Sarah Ekeloef, Jakob Ohm Oreskov, Andreas Falkenberg, Jakob Burcharth, Anne Marie V. Schou-Pedersen, Jens Lykkesfeldt and Ismail Gögenur

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:67

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  29. Epigenetic modulation may play a role in anesthesia related phenotypes, such as cognitive impairment or memory loss, especially with exposure to anesthetics in the vulnerable phase of brain development. While ...

    Authors: Stefanie Klenke, Christian Specking, Maike Stegen, Andrea Engler and Jürgen Peters

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:66

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  30. Intranasal dexmedetomidine (DEX), as a novel sedation method, has been used in many clinical examinations of infants and children. However, the safety and efficacy of this method for electroencephalography (EE...

    Authors: Hang Chen, Fei Yang, Mao Ye, Hui Liu, Jing Zhang, Qin Tian, Ruiqi Liu, Qing Yu, Shangyingying Li and Shengfen Tu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:61

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  31. Fluid overload is a risk factor for morbidity, mortality, and prolonged ventilation time after surgery. Patients on maintenance hemodialysis might be at higher risk. We hypothesized that fluid accumulation wou...

    Authors: Sirlei Cristina da Silva, Fernanda Marciano Consolim-Colombo, Renata Gomes Rodrigues, Fábio Antonio Gaiotto, Ludhmila Abrahão Hajjar, Rosa Maria Affonso Moysés and Rosilene Motta Elias

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:60

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  32. Recent literature suggests a significant association between blood pressure variability (BPV) and postoperative outcomes after cardiac surgery. However, its outcome prediction ability remains unclear. Current ...

    Authors: Senthil Packiasabapathy, Varesh Prasad, Valluvan Rangasamy, David Popok, Xinling Xu, Victor Novack and Balachundhar Subramaniam

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:56

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  33. mHealth, the practice of medicine aided by mobile devices is a growing market. Although the offer on Anesthesia applications (Apps) is quite prolific, representative formal assessments on the views of anesthes...

    Authors: Hugo Carvalho, Michael Verdonck, Patrice Forget and Jan Poelaert

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:55

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  34. Phase lag entropy (PLE) is a novel anesthetic depth indicator that uses four-channel electroencephalography (EEG) to measure the temporal pattern diversity in the phase relationship of frequency signals in the...

    Authors: Hye Won Shin, Hyun Jung Kim, Yoo Kyung Jang, Hae Sun You, Hyub Huh, Yoon Ji Choi, Seung Uk Choi and Ji Su Hong

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:49

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  35. Preventing the frequent perioperative hypothermia incidents that occur during elective caesarean deliveries would be beneficial. This trial aimed at evaluating the effect of preoperative forced-air warming alo...

    Authors: Ting-ting Ni, Zhen-feng Zhou, Bo He and Qing-he Zhou

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:48

    Content type: Research article

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  36. This quality improvement (QI) project was performed at a single center to determine the incidence of postoperative complications associated with use of cuffed airway devices. An educational program was then co...

    Authors: Ashley V. Fritz, Gregory J. Mickus, Michael A. Vega, J. Ross Renew and Sorin J. Brull

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:46

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  37. Reversing a neuromuscular blockade agent with sugammadex is known to lessen postoperative complications by reducing postoperative residual curarization. However, its effects on 90-day mortality are unknown. Th...

    Authors: Tak Kyu Oh, Jung-Hee Ryu, Sunwoo Nam and Ah-Young Oh

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:41

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  38. Laparoscopic nephrectomy is a preferred technique for living kidney donation. However, positive-pressure pneumoperitoneum may have an unfavorable effect on the remaining kidney and other distant organs due to ...

    Authors: Dita Aditianingsih, Chaidir Arif Mochtar, Aida Lydia, Nuryati Chairani Siregar, Nur Ita Margyaningsih, Amir Sjarifuddin Madjid and Suhendro Suwarto

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:37

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  39. The mean platelet volume (MPV) is an important indicator of platelet function with large platelets showing higher enzymatic and metabolic activity than other platelets. There can be a relationship between incr...

    Authors: Ali İhsan Uysal, Başak Altıparmak, Melike Korkmaz Toker, Gülseda Dede, Çiğdem Sezgin and Semra Gümüş Demirbilek

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:34

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  40. Performing spinal anaesthesia using the conventional popping method with a 27-gauge (27G) spinal needle is technically difficult. In this study, we compared the aspiration and conventional popping method for s...

    Authors: J. U. Han, B. G. Kim, C. Yang, W. H. Choi, J. Jeong, K. J. Lee and H. Kim

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:32

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  41. Combined spinal-epidural anesthesia (CSEA) can be performed with either a single-space technique or a double-space technique for cesarean section. We performed a double-blind randomized controlled study to com...

    Authors: Eun Hee Chun, Sooyoung Cho, Jae Hee Woo and Youn Jin Kim

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:29

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  42. Inadvertent intraoperative hypothermia increases the risk of adverse events, but its related risk factors have not been defined in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). This study aimed at analyzing the...

    Authors: Yinan Li, Hansheng Liang and Yi Feng

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:25

    Content type: Research article

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  43. The cost-benefit of stocking dantrolene in maternity units for treating malignant hyperthermia (MH) has been recently questioned because of the low incidence of MH crisis in the general population and the low ...

    Authors: Jean Guglielminotti, Henry Rosenberg and Guohua Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:19

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  44. As patients with left ventricular assist device (LVAD) have long expected survival, the incidence of noncardiac surgery in this patient population is increasing. Here, we present the anesthetic management of a...

    Authors: Shihoko Iwata, Sumire Yokokawa, Mihoshi Sato and Makoto Ozaki

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:18

    Content type: Case report

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