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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: 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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  2. 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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  3. Content type: Research article

    Calcineurin (CaN) having a high expression in hippocampal neurons is closely related to apoptosis. Pretreatment with nimodipine can lower the apoptosis rate of hippocampal neuron to reduce the incidence of pos...

    Authors: Qi Zhang, Yanan Li, Yongjuan Bao, Chunping Yin, Xi Xin, Yangyang Guo, Fang Gao, Shuping Huo, Xiuli Wang and Qiujun Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:42

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Opioid-induced cough (OIC) is one of the most common complications of opioids during anesthesia induction. This study was designed to assess the incidence of OIC mediated by different intravenous route.

    Authors: Jiabei He, Ling Zhu, Huichen Zhu, Xinyu Gu, Peiying Li, Yuting Yang and Liqun Yang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:38

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The benefits of lung-protective ventilation (LPV) with a low tidal volume (6 mL/kg of ideal body weight [IBW]), limited plateau pressure (< 28–30 cm H2O), and appropriate positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) i...

    Authors: Seung Hyun Kim, Sungwon Na, Woo Kyung Lee, Hyunwoo Choi and Jeongmin Kim

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:33

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Impedance Cardiography (ICG) is a non-invasive tool for continuous hemodynamic monitoring. Aims of our study were to assess the utility of ICG to evaluate the hemodynamic impact of 6 mg (GL6) vs 8 mg (GL8) lev...

    Authors: Alessandro D’Ambrosio, Antonella Cotoia, Renata Beck, Potito Salatto, Lada Zibar and Gilda Cinnella

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:32

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Patients who use angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs)/angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) are prone to developing side effects like hypotension and even refractory hypotension during anesthesia...

    Authors: Qiong Ling, Yu Gu, Jiaxin Chen, Yansheng Chen, Yongyong Shi, Gaofeng Zhao and Qianqian Zhu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:26

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Children with obstructive sleep apnea are at high risk for perioperative airway obstruction. Many “at risk” children may remain unrecognized. The aim of this study is to find a clinically practicable test to i...

    Authors: Joerg Schnoor, Thilo Busch, Nazar Turemuratov and Andreas Merkenschlager

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:25

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Nesfatin-1 is involved in cardiovascular regulation, stress-related responses. The objective of this study is to investigate the impact of volatile anesthetics on Nesfatin-1 levels.

    Authors: A. T. D. Ozcan, C. B. Altin, S. Erdogan, M. Ergin, A. Çiftçi, H. Kara, S. M. Aksoy and A. But

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:23

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  10. Content type: Case report

    EEG monitoring is useful for determining an adequate level of anesthesia. However it is sometimes interfered by various reasons. We describe a case in which we successfully confirmed the adequate depth of anes...

    Authors: Young Sung Kim, Dongik Chung, Seok Kyeong Oh, Young Ju Won and Il Ok Lee

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:22

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Nerve block is usually performed before surgery because it inhibits reflection of the skin incision and reduces the amount of intraoperative anesthetic used. We hypothesized that performing rectus sheath block...

    Authors: Feng Jin, Zhe Li, Wen-fei Tan, Hong Ma, Xiao-qian Li and Huang-wei Lu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:19

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  12. Content type: Software

    This paper describes the design of a multifunction alerting display for intraoperative anesthetic care. The design was inspired by the multifunction primary flight display used in modern aviation.

    Authors: Kevin K. Tremper, Jenny J. Mace, Jan M. Gombert, Theodore T. Tremper, Justin F. Adams and James P. Bagian

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:16

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Delirium is a common complication after cardiac surgery in older adult patients. However, risk factors and the influence of delirium on patient outcomes are not well established. We aimed to determine the inci...

    Authors: Fátima R. Oliveira, Victor H. Oliveira, Ítalo M. Oliveira, José W. Lima, Daniela Calderaro, Danielle M. Gualandro and Bruno Caramelli

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:15

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a risk factor for perioperative complications but data on anesthesia regimen are scarce.

    Authors: Philipp Fassbender, Silja Bürgener, Ali Haddad, Marie-Therese Silvanus and Jürgen Peters

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:14

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The interest in perioperative lung protective ventilation has been increasing. However, optimal management during one-lung ventilation (OLV) remains undetermined, which not only includes tidal volume (VT) and pos...

    Authors: Shuji Okahara, Kazuyoshi Shimizu, Satoshi Suzuki, Kenzo Ishii and Hiroshi Morimatsu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:13

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  16. Content type: Research article

    It has been known that Dexmedetomidine pre-medication enhances the effects of volatile anesthetics, reduces the need of sevoflurane, and facilitates smooth extubation in anesthetized children. This present stu...

    Authors: Meiqin Di, Zhuqing Yang, Dansi Qi, Hongyan Lai, Junzheng Wu, Huacheng Liu, Xuefei Ye, Wangning ShangGuan, Qingquan Lian and Jun Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:9

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Dexmedetomidine has been shown to confer direct renoprotection by stabilizing the sympathetic system, exerting anti-inflammatory effects and attenuating ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury in preclinical studies...

    Authors: Yang Liu, Bo Sheng, Suozhu Wang, Feiping Lu, Jie Zhen and Wei Chen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:7

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Post-spinal hypotension is a common maternal complication during cesarean delivery. Aortocaval compression by the gravid uterus has been assumed as a precipitating factor for post-spinal hypotension. The role ...

    Authors: Ahmed Hasanin, Remoon Soryal, Tarek Kaddah, Sabah Abdel Raouf, Yaser Abdelwahab, Khaled Elshafaei, Mohamed Elsayad, Bassant Abdelhamid, Reham Fouad, Doaa Mahmoud and Yasmin Hassabelnaby

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:8

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  • 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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