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Perioperative medicine and outcome

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 incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) remains high after partial nephrectomy. Ischemia-reperfusion injury produced by renal hilum clamping during surgery might have contributed to the development of AKI. ...

    Authors: Qiong-Fang Wu, Hao Kong, Zhen-Zhen Xu, Huai-Jin Li, Dong-Liang Mu and Dong-Xin Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:67

    Content type: Research Article

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  2. Estimating the depth of anaesthesia (DoA) is critical in modern anaesthetic practice. Multiple DoA monitors based on electroencephalograms (EEGs) have been widely used for DoA monitoring; however, these monito...

    Authors: Jian Zhan, Zhuo-xi Wu, Zhen-xin Duan, Gui-ying Yang, Zhi-yong Du, Xiao-hang Bao and Hong Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:66

    Content type: Research Article

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  3. To investigate the optimal dose of dexmedetomidine to maintain hemodynamic stability, prevent of cough and minimize postoperative pain for patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

    Authors: Qin Ye, Fangjun Wang, Hongchun Xu, Le Wu and Xiaopei Gao

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:63

    Content type: Research Article

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  4. This randomized, double-blind trial evaluated sugammadex-mediated recovery time from rocuronium- or vecuronium-induced moderate (M-) or deep (D-) neuromuscular block in morbidly obese adults dosed by actual (A...

    Authors: Jay C. Horrow, Wen Li, Manfred Blobner, John Lombard, Marcel Speek, Matthew DeAngelis and W. Joseph Herring

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:62

    Content type: Research Article

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  5. Paramyotonia congenita is a rare autosomal dominant myopathy which presents with periodic weakness due to cold and exercise. It is caused by mutations of the SCN4 gene which encodes the sodium channel in skele...

    Authors: Wei Shyan Siow and Wan-Ling Alyssa Chiew

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:57

    Content type: Case report

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  6. Neuromuscular blocking (NMB) agents are often administered to facilitate tracheal intubation and prevent patient movement during surgical procedures requiring the use of general anesthetics. Incomplete reversa...

    Authors: J. Martinez-Ubieto, C. Aragón- Benedí, J. de Pedro, L. Cea-Calvo, A. Morell, Y. Jiang, S. Cedillo, P. Ramírez-Boix and A. M. Pascual-Bellosta

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:55

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is one of the most frequent complications following strabismus surgery. Penehyclidine, an anticholinergic agent, is widely used as premedication. This study investigate...

    Authors: Jiacheng Sun, Xiaofei Cao, Ting Lu, Nan Li, Xinxu Min and Zhengnian Ding

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:49

    Content type: Research Article

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  8. Delirium was characterized with a series of symptoms of a sudden onset of disturbances in attention, a loss in memory loss and defects in other cognitive abilities that were also appeared in the syndrome of an...

    Authors: Jun Ma, Chuanyao Li, Wei Zhang, Ling Zhou, Shuhua Shu, Sheng Wang, Di Wang and Xiaoqing Chai

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:48

    Content type: Research Article

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  9. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support may be considered to reduce mortality but survival and clinical outcomes are uncertain after Stanford type A Aortic dissection (TAAD). We analyzed the data of...

    Authors: Fudong Fan, Qing Zhou, Jun Pan, Hailong Cao, Kai Li, Yunxing Xue, Min Ge, Xuan Luo, Yang Chen and Dongjin Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:35

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The blood saving efficacy of TXA in cardiac surgery has been proved in several studies, but TXA dosing regimens were varied in those studies. Therefore, we performed this study to investigate if there is a dos...

    Authors: Zhen-feng Zhou, Wen Zhai, Li-na Yu, Kai Sun, Li-hong Sun, Xiu-fang Xing and Min Yan

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:33

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Scientometrics is used to assess the impact of research in several health fields, including Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine. The purpose of this study was to identify contributors to highly-cited African...

    Authors: Ulrick Sidney Kanmounye, Joel Noutakdie Tochie, Aimé Mbonda, Cynthia Kévine Wafo, Leonid Daya, Thompson Hope Atem, Arsène Daniel Nyalundja and Daniel Cheryl Eyaman

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:24

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is a common neurosurgical emergency, and early brain injury (EBI) plays an important role in acute brain injury of SAH. Our objective is to investigate the effect of stellate gang...

    Authors: Jian Zhang, Ying Nie, Qiongni Pang, Xubiao Zhang, Qianting Wang and Jing Tang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:23

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Post-spinal anesthesia hypotension during cesarean delivery is caused by decreased systemic vascular resistance due to the blockage of the autonomic nerves, which is further worsened by inferior vena cava (IVC...

    Authors: Shi-Fa Yao, Yan-Hong Zhao, Jing Zheng, Jie-Yan Qian, Chen Zhang, Zifeng Xu and Tao Xu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:22

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Trigeminal-cardiac reflex (TCR) is a brainstem vagus reflex that occurs when any center or peripheral branch of the trigeminal nerve was stimulated or operated on. The typical clinical manifestation is sudden ...

    Authors: Wen Wang, Hongwei Cai, Huiping Ding and Xiaoping Xu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:18

    Content type: Case report

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  15. Acute kidney injury (AKI) occurs frequently after liver transplant surgery and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. While the impact of intraoperative hypotension (IOH) on postoperative AKI ...

    Authors: Alexandre Joosten, Valerio Lucidi, Brigitte Ickx, Luc Van Obbergh, Desislava Germanova, Antoine Berna, Brenton Alexander, Olivier Desebbe, Francois-Martin Carrier, Daniel Cherqui, Rene Adam, Jacques Duranteau, Bernd Saugel, Jean-Louis Vincent, Joseph Rinehart and Philippe Van der Linden

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:12

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Patient safety incident (PSI) reporting has been an important means of improving patient safety and enhancing organizational quality control. Reports of anesthesia-related incidents are of great value for anal...

    Authors: Xue Zhang, Shuang Ma, Xueqin Sun, Yuelun Zhang, Weiyun Chen, Qing Chang, Hui Pan, Xiuhua Zhang, Le Shen and Yuguang Huang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:8

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Vancomycin (VCM) is effective in fighting Gram-positive bacteria related severe infections, and topical application of VCM powder is widely used in orthopedic surgery to prevent wound infection. However, VCM c...

    Authors: Xiaoqing Zhang, Wenwen Zhai, Min Li and Xiangyang Guo

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:4

    Content type: Case report

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  18. A fluid warmer can prevent hypothermia during the perioperative period. This study evaluated the heating capabilities of Hotline and Barkey S-line under different flow rates and initial fluid temperatures, as ...

    Authors: Hosu Kim, Tae Kyong Kim, Sukha Yoo and Jin-Tae Kim

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:1

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Postoperative bleeding is a major problem in children undergoing complex pediatric cardiac surgery. The primary aim of this prospective observational study was to evaluate the effect of an institutional approa...

    Authors: Nils Dennhardt, Robert Sümpelmann, Alexander Horke, Oliver Keil, Katja Nickel, Sebastian Heiderich, Dietmar Boethig and Christiane E. Beck

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:302

    Content type: Research article

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  20. We sought to determine (1) whether the addition of prophylactic oral mosapride to a protocol including dexamethasone and ondansetron further reduces postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) compared with ondan...

    Authors: Jinwei Xie, Yingchun Cai, Jun Ma, Qiang Huang and Fuxing Pei

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:297

    Content type: Research article

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  21. To compare patients hospitalised in the intensive care unit (ICU) after surgery for community-acquired intra-abdominal infection (CA-IAI) and hospital-acquired intra-abdominal infection (HA-IAI) in terms of mo...

    Authors: Timothée Abaziou, Fanny Vardon-Bounes, Jean-Marie Conil, Antoine Rouget, Stéphanie Ruiz, Marion Grare, Olivier Fourcade, Bertrand Suc, Marc Leone, Vincent Minville and Bernard Georges

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:295

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Preoperative intravenous rehydration for patients with pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas (PPGLs) is widely used in many medical centers, but its usefulness has not been well evaluated. The objective of this...

    Authors: Hao Kong, Jiao-Nan Yang, Jie Tian, Nan Li, Yu-Xiu Zhang, Peng-Cheng Ye, Xue-Ying Li and Zheng Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:294

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Scheduled cesarean section is routinely performed under spinal anesthesia using hyperbaric bupivacaine. The current study was undertaken to determine the clinically relevant 95% effective dose of intrathecal 2...

    Authors: P. Goffard, Y. Vercruysse, R. Leloup, J-F Fils, S. Chevret and Y. Kapessidou

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:293

    Content type: Research article

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  24. The benefits of intraoperative magnesium supplementation have been reported. In this prospective, randomized study, the effects of magnesium supplementation during general anaesthesia on emergence delirium and...

    Authors: Ji-Hyun Lee, Seungeun Choi, Minkyoo Lee, Young-Eun Jang, Eun-Hee Kim, Jin-Tae Kim and Hee-Soo Kim

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:289

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Technological advances in healthcare have enabled patients to participate in digital self-assessment, with reported benefits of enhanced healthcare efficiency and self-efficacy. This report describes the desig...

    Authors: Tarig Osman, Eileen Lew, Elaine Pooi-Ming Lum, Louise van Galen, Rajive Dabas, Ban Leong Sng and Josip Car

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:286

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Cerebral oximetry has been widely used to measure regional oxygen saturation in brain tissue, especially during cardiac surgery. Despite its popularity, there have been inconsistent results on the use of cereb...

    Authors: Leerang Lim, Karam Nam, Seohee Lee, Youn Joung Cho, Chan-Woo Yeom, Sanghyup Jung, Jung Yoon Moon and Yunseok Jeon

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:285

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Surgical interventions result in a postoperative rise in circulating inflammatory cytokines and high molecular group box protein 1 (HMGB1). Herein, the impact of a sedentary lifestyle and other age-related fac...

    Authors: Sarah Saxena, Christopher Rodts, Vincent Nuyens, Juliette Lazaron, Victoria Sosnowski, Franck Verdonk, Laurence Seidel, Adelin Albert, Jean Boogaerts, Veronique Kruys, Mervyn Maze and Joseph Vamecq

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:284

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  28. Despite big leaps of progress in its scope, the practice of anesthesia is still suffering from poor public image, especially in developing countries. Little research investigated the public awareness of anesth...

    Authors: Adel M. Bataineh, Ibraheem Y. Qudaisat, Khaled El-Radaideh, Rawand A. Alzoubi and Mohammad I. Abu-Shehab

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:276

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  29. The beach chair position that is commonly used in shoulder surgery is associated with relative hypovolemia, which leads to a reduction in arterial blood pressure. The effects of patient positioning on the accu...

    Authors: Konrad Chachula, Florian Lieb, Florian Hess, Joellen Welter, Nicole Graf and Alexander Dullenkopf

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:271

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Statin intake is associated with muscular side effects, among which the unmasking of latent myopathies and of malignant hyperthermia (MH) susceptibility have been reported. These findings, together with experi...

    Authors: Asensio Gonzalez, Tinen L. Iles, Paul A. Iaizzo and Oliver Bandschapp

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:270

    Content type: Research article

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  31. The catheter-related bladder discomfort (CRBD) of male patients is a common clinical problem, albeit lacking effective solutions. The present study aimed to investigate whether intravesical dexmedetomidine ins...

    Authors: Hong Chen, Bin Wang, Qin Li, Juan Zhou, Rui Li and Ye Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:267

    Content type: Research article

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  32. The Coronavirus infectious disease 2019 (COVID-19) brings anesthesiologists and intensive care physicians to the mainstay of clinical workload and healthcare managements’ focus. There are approximately 900 ane...

    Authors: Barak Cohen, Yuval Baar, Shai Fein and Idit Matot

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:262

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Pre-operative anxiety is common and is associated with negative surgical outcomes. Virtual reality (VR) is a promising new technology that offers opportunities to modulate patient experience and cognition and ...

    Authors: Jason Ju In Chan, Cheng Teng Yeam, Hwei Min Kee, Chin Wen Tan, Rehena Sultana, Alex Tiong Heng Sia and Ban Leong Sng

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:261

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  34. Remote monitoring of mean arterial blood pressure (MAP), heart rate (HR) or oxygen saturation (SpO2) remains a challenge in outpatient surgery. This study evaluates a new digital technology (Smart Angel™) for rem...

    Authors: Thierry Chevallier, Gautier Buzancais, Bob-Valéry Occean, Pierre Rataboul, Christophe Boisson, Natacha Simon, Ariane Lannelongue, Noémie Chaniaud, Yann Gricourt, Jean-Yves Lefrant and Philippe Cuvillon

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:259

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  35. Balanced anaesthesia with propofol and remifentanil, compared to sufentanil, often decreases mean arterial pressure (MAP), heart rate (HR) and cardiac index (CI), raising concerns on tissue-oxygenation. This d...

    Authors: Marieke Poterman, Alain F. Kalmar, Pieter L. Buisman, Michel M. R. F. Struys and Thomas W. L. Scheeren

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:258

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  36. Perioperative neurocognitive disorders (PND) is a common postoperative complication including postoperative delirium (POD), postoperative cognitive decline (POCD) or delayed neurocognitive recovery. It is stil...

    Authors: Lin Ding, Dong Xu Chen and Qian Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:254

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  37. During emergence from anesthesia after partial and total laryngectomy, excessive airway reflex and systemic hypertension may lead to subcutaneous emphysema, hemorrhage or pneumothorax.

    Authors: Rui Xu, Yun Zhu, Yi Lu, Wenxian Li and Jie Jia

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:249

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Combined spinal-epidural (CSE) anesthesia is considerably challenging for elderly patients with hip fractures due to spine degeneration and limitations in positioning. This study aimed to investigate the abili...

    Authors: Bo Qu, Luying Chen, Yuling Zhang, Mengting Jiang, Caineng Wu, Wuhua Ma and Yuhui Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:248

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:268

  39. Research is an essential component of Anesthesia, and the contributions of researchers and institutions can be appreciated from the analysis of scholarly outputs. Such analyses help identify major contributors...

    Authors: Ulrick Sidney Kanmounye, Joel Noutakdie Tochie, Aimé Mbonda, Cynthia Kévine Wafo, Leonid Daya, Thompson Hope Atem, Arsène Daniel Nyalundja and Daniel Cheryl Eyaman

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:247

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  40. Postoperative delirium (POD) is a frequent complication after surgery and its occurrence is associated with poor outcomes. The neuropathology of this complication is unclear, but it is important to evaluate re...

    Authors: Xu Lin, Jiaming Tang, Chen Liu, Xiaoxuan Li, Xipeng Cao, Bin Wang, Rui Dong, Wei Xu, Xinjuan Yu, Mingshan Wang and Yanlin Bi

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:246

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  41. The overall risk of postoperative nausea and vomiting after general anaesthesia is approximately 30% even with prophylactic medications. Studies exploring the risk after regional anaesthesia including intrathe...

    Authors: Antonio Moraitis, Magnus Hultin and Jakob Walldén

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:242

    Content type: Research article

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  42. The peri-operative effectiveness of ultrasound-guided great auricular nerve block (GANB) in patients, especially in adult patients undergoing middle ear microsurgery remains unclear. We hypothesized that ultra...

    Authors: Jinsheng Liu, Kezhi Yuan, Hongling Zhou, Li Li, Guyan Wang and Tianzuo Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:234

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  43. Whether anesthesia type is associated with the surgical outcome of Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT) remains to be determined. This study aims to investigate the im...

    Authors: Xiao-Yan Meng, Xiu-Ping Zhang, Zhe Sun, Hong-Qian Wang and Wei-Feng Yu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:233

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  44. Ultrasound guidance can increase the success rate and reduce the incidence of complications of arterial cannulation. There are few studies on the utility of the dynamic needle tip positioning (DNTP) technique ...

    Authors: Bing Bai, Yuan Tian, Yuelun Zhang, Chunhua Yu and Yuguang Huang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:231

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  45. Hypotension following spinal anesthesia (SA) during cesarean delivery (CD) occurs commonly and is related with maternal and fetal complications. Norepinephrine infusion is increasingly used for prevention of p...

    Authors: Kunpeng Feng, Xiaohua Wang, Xuexin Feng, Jinfeng Zhang, Wei Xiao, Fengying Wang, Qi Zhou and Tianlong Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:229

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  46. Bupivacaine, an amid-type local anesthetic, is widely used for clinical patients especially in pregnant women. In addition to neurotoxicity effect of bupivacaine, it can cross the placenta, accumulates in this...

    Authors: Alireza Mirkheshti, Alireza Shakeri, Elham Memary, Mansoureh Baniasadi, Jalal Zaringhalam, Ardeshir Tajbakhsh, Marzieh Mirzaei and Elena Lak

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:228

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  47. The cross-sectional area of the subclavian vein (csSCV) is a crucial factor in the successful catheterization of the subclavian vein. This randomized controlled study investigated the effects of the csSCV on l...

    Authors: Hyun-Kyu Yoon, Hyung-Chul Lee, Pyoyoon Kang, Jung-Man Lee, Hee-Pyoung Park and Youn Joung Cho

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:226

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  48. Dexmedetomidine has advantages during colonoscopy as it allows the patient to cooperate during the procedure. Few studies examined the dexmedetomidine-remifentanil combination. This study was to evaluate the e...

    Authors: Li Jia, Meng Xie, Jing Zhang, Jingyu Guo, Tong Tong and Yuying Xing

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:225

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  49. Hydranencephaly is a rare and debilitating congenital condition in which most anesthesiologists are unfamiliar. Primary surgical treatment involves CSF diversion, though other palliative procedures requiring a...

    Authors: Alexis R. Tovar and Allison L. Thoeny

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:224

    Content type: Case report

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  50. Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) and hypoxaemia are associated with morbidity and mortality. We aimed to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of lung ultrasound (LUS) to diagnose PPCs in patients ...

    Authors: Chen Xie, Kai Sun, Yueyang You, Yue Ming, Xiaoling Yu, Lina Yu, Jiapeng Huang and Min Yan

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:220

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:281

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