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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. To investigate the effects of different plasma target concentrations of remifentanil on the minimum alveolar concentration (MAC) for blocking adrenergic response (BAR) of sevoflurane in children with laparosco...

    Authors: Dan Wang, Juan Xu, Xiao-Lin Yang, Yan-Xia Guo, Ping-Ping Jiang and Guo-Yuan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:231

    Content type: Research Article

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  2. Parathyroidectomy has been proposed as a method for reducing parathyroid hormone levels. We evaluated the effects of ultrasound-guided bilateral superficial cervical plexus block (BSCPB) on the quality of reco...

    Authors: Shenghong Hu, Teng Shu, Siqi Xu, Xia Ju, Shengbin Wang and Li Ma

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:228

    Content type: Research Article

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  3. Lung protective ventilation with low tidal volume (TV) and increased positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) can have unfavorable effects on the cardiovascular system. We aimed to investigate whether lung prot...

    Authors: Sidse Høyer, Frank H. Mose, Peter Ekeløf, Jørgen B. Jensen and Jesper N. Bech

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:200

    Content type: Research Article

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  4. Neuroprotection strategies after cardiac arrest (CA)/cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) remain key areas of basic and clinical research. This study was designed to investigate the neuroprotective effects of d...

    Authors: Guangqian Li, LeiQian, Pan Gu and Dan Fan

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:180

    Content type: Research Article

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  5. Our objective was to evaluate the impact of multimodal analgesia based enhanced recovery protocol on quality of recovery after laparoscopic gynecological surgery.

    Authors: Zhiyu Geng, Hui Bi, Dai Zhang, Changji Xiao, Han Song, Ye Feng, Xinni Cao and Xueying Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:179

    Content type: Research Article

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  6. An increase in blood flow in the forearm arteries has been reported after brachial plexus block (BPB). However, few studies have quantitatively analysed the blood flow of the forearm arteries after BPB or have...

    Authors: Yang Xu, Derong Cui, Junfeng Zhang, Qian Ding, Jing Dong and Yan Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:164

    Content type: Research Article

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  7. Nicolaides-Baraitser syndrome (NCBRS) is a rare disease caused by mutations in the SMRCA2 gene, which affects chromatin remodelling and leads to a wide range of symptoms including microcephaly, distinct facial...

    Authors: Marie Goehring, Suma Choorapoikayil, Kai Zacharowski and Leila Messroghli

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:162

    Content type: Case report

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  8. The effect of a combination of a goal-directed fluid protocol and preoperative carbohydrate loading on postoperative complications in elderly patients still remains unknown. Therefore, we designed this trial t...

    Authors: Xia Liu, Peng Zhang, Meng Xue Liu, Jun Li Ma, Xin Chuan Wei and Dan Fan

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:157

    Content type: Research Article

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  9. The role of dexmedetomidine in preventing postoperative delirium (POD) after cardiac surgery remains controversial because of several recent trials with negative results. We aimed to perform an updated meta-an...

    Authors: Peng Li, Lu-xi Li, Zhen-zhen Zhao, Jian Xie, Cheng-long Zhu, Xiao-ming Deng and Jia-feng Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:153

    Content type: Research Article

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  10. Anesthetic management of an adult with failing Fontan physiology is complicated given inherent anatomical and physiological alterations. Neurosurgical interventions including thromboembolectomy may be particul...

    Authors: Caroline Eden, Hugo Clifford, Arthur Wang, Asif Mohammed and Peter Yim

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:151

    Content type: Case report

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  11. The obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is characterized by intermittent cerebral hypoxia which can cause cognitive alterations. Likewise, hypoxia induced neurocognitive deficits are detectable after gener...

    Authors: Soeren Wagner, Lorenz Sutter, Fabian Wagenblast, Andreas Walther and Jan-Henrik Schiff

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:150

    Content type: Research Article

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  12. Polytrauma patients are at a higher risk of delayed gastric emptying. To assess the gastric volume, a reliable diagnostic tool is needed to prevent the occurrence of aspiration pneumonia, which remains a serio...

    Authors: Mohamed S. Shorbagy, Amr A. Kasem, Ahmed A. Gamal Eldin and Ramy Mahrose

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:140

    Content type: Research Article

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  13. Preventing emergence cough after nasal surgery is critical. Emergence cough can provoke immediate postoperative bleeding, which leads to upper airway obstruction. In the present study, we compared the effect-s...

    Authors: Ha Yeon Kim, Hyun Jeong Kwak, Dongchul Lee, Ji Hyea Lee, Sang Kee Min and Jong Yeop Kim

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:136

    Content type: Research Article

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  14. The potential relationship between a mild acute kidney injury (AKI) observed in the immediate postoperative period after major surgery and its effect on long term renal function remains poorly defined. Accordi...

    Authors: Alexandre Joosten, Brigitte Ickx, Zakaria Mokthari, Luc Van Obbergh, Valerio Lucidi, Vincent Collange, Salima Naili, Philippe Ichai, Didier Samuel, Antonio Sa Cunha, Brenton Alexander, Matthieu Legrand, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Anatole Harrois, Jacques Duranteau, Jean-Louis Vincent…

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:135

    Content type: Research Article

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  15. Pernicious placenta previa (PPP) can increase the risk of perioperative complications. During caesarean section in patients with adherent placenta, intraoperative blood loss, hysterectomy rate and transfusion ...

    Authors: Fei Huo, Hansheng Liang and Yi Feng

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:134

    Content type: Research Article

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  16. The elderly population is highly susceptible to develop post-operative complications after major surgeries. It is not clear whether the comprehensive geriatric care models are effective in reducing adverse eve...

    Authors: Aparna Saripella, Sara Wasef, Mahesh Nagappa, Sheila Riazi, Marina Englesakis, Jean Wong and Frances Chung

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:127

    Content type: Research Article

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  17. This study compared the effects of premedication with different doses of aminophylline on the recovery profile after general anaesthesia.

    Authors: Samaa A. Kasim, Mahmoud Hussein Bahr, Mohamed Abdelkader and Doaa Abu Elkassim Rashwan

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:122

    Content type: Research Article

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  18. Patient blood management programs should be applied to the pediatric population, but little is known about the current transfusion practice of pediatric burn injury patients. This retrospective study was perfo...

    Authors: Eva Wittenmeier, Astor Katharina, Irene Schmidtmann, Eva-Verena Griemert, Marc Kriege, Tatjana König and Pirlich Nina

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:118

    Content type: Research Article

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  19. The intrathecal hyperbaric bupivacaine dosage for cesarean section is difficult to predetermine. This study aimed to develop a decision-support model using a machine-learning algorithm for assessing intratheca...

    Authors: Chang-na Wei, Li-ying Wang, Xiang-yang Chang and Qing-he Zhou

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:116

    Content type: Research Article

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  20. Blood transfusion can cause immunosuppression and lead to worse outcomes in patients with digestive tract malignancies; however, the specific mechanism behind this is not completely understood. One theory is t...

    Authors: Yajun Liu, Junzhi Sun, Yun Xia, Michael R. Lyaker and Jianshe Yu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:110

    Content type: Research Article

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  21. Intraoperative brain function monitoring with processed electroencephalogram (EEG) indices, such as the bispectral index (BIS) and patient state index (PSI), may improve characterization of the depth of sedati...

    Authors: James Harvey Jones, Vinay Ravikumar Nittur, Neal Fleming and Richard L. Applegate II

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:105

    Content type: Study protocol

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  22. Confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) has advantages in detecting gastric neoplastic lesions, meanwhile it requires strict patient cooperation. Sedation could improve patient cooperation and quality of endoscopy...

    Authors: Lihua Chu, Jialian Zhao, Cheng Sheng, Min Yue, Feifei Wang, Shengwen Song, Baoli Cheng, Guohao Xie and Xiangming Fang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:97

    Content type: Research Article

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  23. Lidocaine and magnesium sulfate have become increasingly utilized in general anesthesia. The present study evaluated the effects of these drugs, isolated or combined, on hemodynamic parameters as well as on th...

    Authors: Waynice N Paula-Garcia, Gustavo H Oliveira-Paula, Hans Donald de Boer and Luis Vicente Garcia

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:91

    Content type: Research Article

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  24. Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:81

    Content type: Correspondence

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    The Correspondence to this article has been published in BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:82

    The original article was published in BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:291

  25. Enhanced recovery in spinal surgery (ERSS) has shown promising improvements in clinical and economical outcomes. We have proposed an ERSS pathway based on available evidence. We aimed to delineate the clinical...

    Authors: Ana Licina, Andrew Silvers, Harry Laughlin, Jeremy Russell and Crispin Wan

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:74

    Content type: Research Article

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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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