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BMC Anesthesiology

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

    Thoracic epidural anesthesia (TEA) exacerbates hypotension due to peripheral vasodilator effects following the use of general anesthetics. This study aimed to compare the hemodynamic changes caused by three di...

    Authors: Jeong-Min Hong, Hyeon Jeong Lee, Young-Jae Oh, Ah Rhem Cho, Hyae Jin Kim, Do-Won Lee, Wang-Seok Do, Jae-Young Kwon and Haekyu Kim

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:153

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Rotational elastometry (ROTEM) has been shown useful to monitor coagulation in trauma patients and in major elective surgery. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the utility of ROTEM to identify hemostatic dis...

    Authors: Christoph Ellenberger, Najia Garofano, Gleicy Barcelos, John Diaper, Gordana Pavlovic and Marc Licker

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:146

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  3. Content type: Research article

    In patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), vasospasm remains one of the major complications. The application of intravenous magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) has been under discussion to prevent cerebral ischemia. O...

    Authors: Bjoern Sommer, Cornelia S. Weidinger, Dennis Wolf, Michael Buchfelder and Hubert Schmitt

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:143

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  4. Content type: Case report

    Paragangliomas are catecholamine-secreting tumors of the paraganglia. Perioperative mortality of children with paraganglioma is high, but preoperative therapy and anesthetic management of paraganglioma resecti...

    Authors: Xixi Jia, Xiangyang Guo and Qing Zheng

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:142

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Impairment of gastrointestinal (GI) motility is an undesirable but inevitable consequence of surgery. This prospective randomised controlled study tested the hypothesis that postoperative thoracic epidural ana...

    Authors: Argyro Zoumprouli, Aikaterini Chatzimichali, Stamatios Papadimitriou, Alexandra Papaioannou, Evaghelos Xynos and Helen Askitopoulou

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:139

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Pediatric MRI sedation performed by a variety of specialists such as sedationists and anesthesiologists commonly uses propofol, which has similar effects to an ideal sedative agent for maintaining deep sedatio...

    Authors: RyungA Kang, Young Hee Shin, Nam-Su Gil, Ki Yoon Kim, Hyean Yeo and Ji Seon Jeong

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:138

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Head fixation can induce hemodynamic instability. Remifentanil is commonly used with propofol for total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) during neurosurgery. This study investigated the 90% effective concentratio...

    Authors: Jung-Man Lee, Jae-Hyon Bahk, Young-Jin Lim, Jiwon Lee and Leerang Lim

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:136

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The role of non-infective inflammatory response (IR) in the aetiology of postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) is still controversial. The aim of this controlled, prospective observational study was to as...

    Authors: Endre Nemeth, Katalin Vig, Kristof Racz, Kinga B. Koritsanszky, Klara I. Ronkay, Fumiko P. Hamvas, Csaba Borbély, Ajandek Eory, Bela Merkely and Janos Gal

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:113

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  9. Content type: Case report

    Cor triloculare biventriculare accounts for approximately 0.31% of cases of congenital heart disease (CHD). Moreover, people with cor triloculare biventriculare always have shorter life spans, and cases of ges...

    Authors: Yuan Han, Zhenfeng Zhang, Qingchun Sun, Ke Ding, Liu Han, Mengmeng Dong, Yifan Xu and Lei Ge

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:115

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Seizure duration in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is positively related with patients’ outcome. This study sought to investigate the impact of anesthetic management on seizure duration, and the impact of sel...

    Authors: Alexander Tzabazis, Michaela E. Wiernik, Jan Wielopolski, Wolfgang Sperling, Harald Ihmsen, Hubert J. Schmitt and Tino Münster

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:114

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  11. Content type: Research article

    In the postoperative period, immediate recovery of muscular power is essential for patient safety, but this can be affected by anaesthetic drugs, opioids and neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBA). In this cohor...

    Authors: Martin Zoremba, Dennis Kornmann, Benjamin Vojnar, Rene Burchard, Thomas Wiesmann, Hinnerk Wulf and Thomas Kratz

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:108

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Inadvertent perioperative hypothermia (IPH) leads to surgical complications and increases length of stay. IPH rates are high with the current standard of care, forced air warming (FAW). Our hypothesis is that ...

    Authors: Peter Luke Santa Maria, Chloe Santa Maria, Andreas Eisenried, Nathalia Velasquez, Brian Thomas Kannard, Abhinav Ramani, David Mark Kahn, Amanda Jane Wheeler and John Gerhard Brock-Utne

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:102

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  13. Content type: Research article

    It is skeptical about cardioprotective property of sevoflurane in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery, especially in the elderly patients with coronary heart disease. We hypothesized that long duration of s...

    Authors: Yunlong Zhang, Wendong Lin, Sheliang Shen, Hongfa Wang, Xiaona Feng and Jiehao Sun

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:104

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Preoperative frailty predicts adverse postoperative outcomes. Despite the advantages of incorporating frailty assessment into surgical settings, there is limited research on surgical healthcare professionals’ ...

    Authors: Gilgamesh Eamer, Jennifer A. Gibson, Chelsia Gillis, Amy T. Hsu, Marian Krawczyk, Emily MacDonald, Reid Whitlock and Rachel G. Khadaroo

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:99

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Shared decision-making (SDM) seeks to involve both patients and clinicians in decision-making about possible health management strategies, using patients’ preferences and best available evidence. SDM seems rea...

    Authors: F. E. Stubenrouch, E. M. K. Mus, J. W. Lut, E. M. Hesselink and D. T. Ubbink

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:95

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  16. Content type: Case report

    Mitochondrial myopathies represent a group of disorders caused by mitochondrial defects that disrupt energy production. Most patients have issues from infancy to early childhood. Pregnancy in women with mitoch...

    Authors: Qiang Zheng, Penghui Wei, Jinfeng Zhou, Haipeng Zhou, Fucheng Ji, Wenxi Tang and Jianjun Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:94

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Structural aspects and current practice about end-of-life (EOL) decisions in German intensive care units (ICUs) managed by anesthesiologists are unknown. A survey among intensive care anesthesiologists has bee...

    Authors: Manfred Weiss, Andrej Michalsen, Anke Toenjes, Franz Porzsolt, Thomas Bein, Marc Theisen, Alexander Brinkmann, Heinrich Groesdonk, Christian Putensen, Friedhelm Bach and Dietrich Henzler

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:93

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