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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  8. 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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  9. Sleep disorders are commonly encountered in clinic. Evidences showed that sleep deprivation may modulate the effectiveness of general anesthetics in rats. However, this phenomenon has not been explored in huma...

    Authors: Yuanyuan Cao, Lei Zhang, Xiaohui Peng, Yun Wu, Qunlin Zhang, Erwei Gu and Ye Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:17

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  10. Thoracic paravertebral blockade is an accepted anesthetic and analgesic technique for breast surgery. However, real-time ultrasound visualization of landmarks in the paravertebral space remains challenging. We...

    Authors: Kamen Vlassakov, Avery Vafai, David Ende, Megan E. Patton, Sonia Kapoor, Atif Chowdhury, Alvaro Macias, Jose Zeballos, David R. Janfaza, Sujatha Pentakota and Kristin L. Schreiber

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:13

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  11. Few studies have investigated the effect of dexmedetomidine on postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) in patients underwent gynecological laparoscopic surgery. We investigated if adding dexmedetomidine to a ...

    Authors: Huai Jin Li, Shan Liu, Zhi Yu Geng and Xue Ying Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:11

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  12. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of the steep Trendelenburg position (STP) with pneumoperitoneum on whole-blood viscosity (WBV) in patients undergoing robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatecto...

    Authors: Jung-Woo Shim, Hyun Kyung Moon, Yong Hyun Park, Misun Park, Jaesik Park, Hyung Mook Lee, Yong-Suk Kim, Young Eun Moon, Sang Hyun Hong and Min Suk Chae

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:7

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  13. Postanesthetic shivering is a common complication of anesthesia, which accounts for much discomfort in postoperative patients and may increase postoperative complications in high-risk patients. Due to the lack...

    Authors: Yang Zhou, Abdul Mannan, Yuan Han, He Liu, Hui-Lian Guan, Xing Gao, Ming-Sheng Dai and Jun-Li Cao

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:245

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  14. We analyzed the influence of anesthesia methods on surgical outcomes and renal function in retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) in a prospective, randomized controlled study.

    Authors: Ohseong Kwon, Jung-Man Lee, Juhyun Park, Min Chul Cho, Hwancheol Son, Hyeon Jeong, Seung Hoon Ryang and Sung Yong Cho

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:239

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  15. The endothelial glycocalyx (EG) is the thin sugar-based lining on the apical surface of endothelial cells. It has been linked to the physiological functioning of the microcirculation and has been found to be d...

    Authors: David Astapenko, Jan Benes, Jiri Pouska, Christian Lehmann, Sufia Islam and Vladimir Cerny

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:238

    Content type: Review

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  16. The infusion of magnesium sulfate is well known to reduce arterial pressure and attenuate hemodynamic response to pneumoperitoneum. This study aimed to investigate whether different doses of magnesium sulfate ...

    Authors: Wei Tan, Dong-chen Qian, Meng-meng Zheng, Xuan Lu, Yuan Han and Dun-yi Qi

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:237

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  17. Perioperative immune function plays an important role in the prognosis of patients. Several studies have indicated that low-dose opioid receptor blockers can improve immune function.

    Authors: Yun Lin, Zhuang Miao, Yue Wu, Fang-fang Ge and Qing-ping Wen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:236

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  18. Children require anesthesia for MRI to maintain immobility and reduce discomfort; clear indications about the best anesthesiologic management are lacking and each center developed its own protocol. Moreover, c...

    Authors: Silvia Mongodi, Gaia Ottonello, Raffaelealdo Viggiano, Paola Borrelli, Simona Orcesi, Anna Pichiecchio, Umberto Balottin, Francesco Mojoli and Giorgio Antonio Iotti

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:235

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  19. Intravenous anesthesia has been reported to have a favorable effect on the prognosis of cancer patients. This study was performed to analyze data regarding the relation between anesthetics and the prognosis of...

    Authors: Boohwi Hong, Sunyeul Lee, Yeojung Kim, Minhee Lee, Ann Misun Youn, Hyun Rhim, Seok-Hwan Hong, Yoon-Hee Kim, Seok-Hwa Yoon and Chaeseong Lim

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:233

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  20. Cardiac surgery with extracorporeal circulation (ECC) can induce microvascular dysfunction and tissue hypoperfusion. We hypothesized that the alterations in near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)-derived parameters...

    Authors: Sabino Scolletta, Federico Franchi, Elisa Damiani, Armando Cennamo, Roberta Domizi, Antonio Meola, Claudia Scorcella, Davide Vanoli, Christopher Münch, Erica Adrario, Luca Marchetti, Fabio Silvio Taccone and Abele Donati

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:229

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Sugammadex allows rapid recovery from rocuronium-induced neuromuscular blockade. Succinylcholine is often used for brief surgeries but is associated with myalgia, headache, histamine release, and increased lac...

    Authors: Seok-Jin Lee, Tae-Yun Sung and Choon-Kyu Cho

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:228

    Content type: Research article

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  22. We aim to describe the evaluation and management of a patient with the uncommon combination of both mitochondrial myopathy and possible malignant hyperthermia susceptibility as an important source of informati...

    Authors: Marci B. Pepper, Catherine Njathi-Ori and Michelle Ochs Kinney

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:226

    Content type: Case report

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  23. CNAP monitor is a continuous and noninvasive blood pressure (BP) measurement device that can be used in intraoperative monitoring. But whether its accuracy changes with age and its detectability of hypertensio...

    Authors: Ziwei Wang, Guizhen Chen, Kaizhi Lu, Yuan Zhu and Yan Chen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:223

    Content type: Research article

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  24. The ultrasound guided intermediate cervical plexus block with perivascular infiltration of the internal carotid artery (PVB) is a new technique for regional anesthesia in carotid endarterectomy (CEA). We condu...

    Authors: Thomas Rössel, Christopher Uhlig, Jörg Pietsch, Stefan Ludwig, Thea Koch, Torsten Richter, Peter Markus Spieth and Stephan Kersting

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:218

    Content type: Research article

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  25. In different models of hypoxia, blockade of opioid or N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors shows cardio- and neuroprotective effects with a consequent increase in animal survival. The aim of the study was to ...

    Authors: Vladimir Kuklin, Nurlan Akhatov, Timofei Kondratiev, Aidos Konkayev, Abai Baigenzhin, Maiya Konkayeva, Temirlan Karibekov, Nicholas Barlow, Torkjel Tveita and Vegard Dahl

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:214

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  26. Sugammadex is a modified gamma-cyclodextrin that acts by selectively encapsulating free amino-steroidal neuromuscular relaxants. Several case reports have been published on the use of sugammadex in patients wi...

    Authors: Usha Gurunathan, Shakeel Meeran Kunju and Lisa May Lin Stanton

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:213

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  27. We aimed to evaluate a modified endotracheal tube containing upper and lower balloons for anesthetic administration among patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

    Authors: Yuenong Zhang, Zhiwen Zeng, Guangwen Xiao, Weiqiang Zhang, Weixiong Lin and Jingdan Deng

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:211

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  28. Hypoxic preconditioning (HPC) may protect multiple organs from various injuries. We hypothesized that HPC would reduce lung injury in patients undergoing thoracoscopic lobectomy.

    Authors: Wenjing Zhang, Mo Chen, Hongbin Li, Jia Yuan, Jingjing Li, Feixiang Wu and Yan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:209

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  29. Spinal anesthesia using the midline approach might be technically difficult in geriatric population. We hypothesized that pre-procedural ultrasound (US)-guided paramedian technique and pre-procedural US-guided...

    Authors: Marwan S. Rizk, Carine A. Zeeni, Joanna N. Bouez, Nathalie J. Bteich, Samia K. Sayyid, Waseem S. Alfahel and Sahar M. Siddik-Sayyid

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:208

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  30. We studied the influence of ephedrine or phenylephrine infusion administered immediately after spinal anesthesia (SA) on hemodynamics in elderly orthopedic patients.

    Authors: Miodrag Žunić, Nevenka Krčevski Škvarč and Mirt Kamenik

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:207

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  31. Patient outcomes are influenced by intraoperative temperature management. Oesophageal/pharyngeal temperature monitoring is the standard of care at our institute but is not well tolerated in awake patients. Man...

    Authors: G. Simpson and R. N. Rodseth

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:206

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  32. Surgical stress induces the release of neuroendocrine mediators and cytokines during perioperative period, which may have adverse effects on cancer patients. While the surgical stress responsse can be affected...

    Authors: Ruizhu Liu, Haiyan Qin, Meng Wang, Kai Li and Guoqing Zhao

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:205

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  33. Frailty is a frequent and underdiagnosed functional syndrome involving reduced physiological reserves and an increased vulnerability against stressors, with severe individual and socioeconomic consequences. A ...

    Authors: Oliver Birkelbach, Rudolf Mörgeli, Claudia Spies, Maria Olbert, Björn Weiss, Maximilian Brauner, Bruno Neuner, Roland C. E. Francis, Sascha Treskatsch and Felix Balzer

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:204

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  34. While much effort has been devoted to correcting intraoperative hypothermia, less attention has been directed to preventing redistribution hypothermia. In this study, we compared three different anesthetic ind...

    Authors: Jonathan V. Roth, Leonard E. Braitman and Lacy H. Hunt

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:203

    Content type: Research article

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  35. The incidence and risk factors of postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) during robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) in extreme Trendelenburg positioning and pneumoperitoneum are still controversial. T...

    Authors: Yue Li, Dan Huang, Diansan Su, Jie Chen and Liqun Yang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:202

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  36. Significant bleeding is a well known complication after cardiac surgical procedures and is associated with worse outcome. Thrombelastometry (ROTEM®) allows point-of-care testing of the coagulation status but o...

    Authors: Martin Haensig, Joerg Kempfert, Pia-Maria Kempfert, Evaldas Girdauskas, Michael Andrew Borger and Sven Lehmann

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:201

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  37. General anesthesia induction with the initiation of positive pressure ventilation creates a vulnerable phase for patients. The impact of positive intrathoracic pressure on cardiac performance has been studied ...

    Authors: Harry Magunia, Anne Jordanow, Marius Keller, Peter Rosenberger and Martina Nowak-Machen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:199

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Phenylephrine is the most commonly used vasopressor for prophylaxis against maternal hypotension during cesarean delivery; however, the best regimen for its administration is not well established. Although var...

    Authors: Ahmed Hasanin, Sara Habib, Yaser Abdelwahab, Mohamed Elsayad, Maha Mostafa, Marwa Zayed, Mohamed Maher Kamel, Kareem Hussein, Sherin Refaat, Ahmed Y. Fouda, Ahmed A. Wali, Khaled A. Elshafaei, Doaa Mahmoud and Sarah Amin

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:197

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  39. Iatrogenic tracheal ruptures are rare but life-threatening airway complications that often require surgical repair. Data on perioperative vital functions and anesthetic regimes are scarce. The goal of this stu...

    Authors: Manuel F. Struck, Gunther Hempel, Uta C. Pietsch, Johannes Broschewitz, Uwe Eichfeld, Robert Werdehausen and Sebastian Krämer

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:194

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  40. Postoperative delirium is common in older adults, especially in those patients undergoing spine surgery, in whom it is estimated to occur in > 30% of patients. Although previously thought to be transient, it i...

    Authors: Charles H. Brown IV, Emily L. Jones, Charles Lin, Melody Esmaili, Yara Gorashi, Richard A. Skelton, Daniel Kaganov, Elizabeth A. Colantuoni, Lisa R. Yanek, Karin J. Neufeld, Vidyulata Kamath, Frederick E. Sieber, Clayton L. Dean, Charles C. Edwards II and Charles W. Hogue

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:192

    Content type: Study protocol

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  41. Goal Directed Fluid Therapy (GDFT) represents an objective fluid replacement algorithm. The effect of provider variability remains a confounder. Overhydration worsens perioperative morbidity and mortality; the...

    Authors: R. Ryan Field, Tuan Mai, Samouel Hanna, Brian Harrington, Michael-David Calderon and Joseph Rinehart

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:191

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Hypothermia and shivering are common complications after spinal anaesthesia, especially after uroscopic procedures in which large amounts of cold intraluminal irrigation fluids are used. Magnesium sulfate and ...

    Authors: Heba Omar, Wessam Adel Aboella, Mohammed Mahmoud Hassan, Amany Hassan, Passaint Hassan, Ahmed Elshall, Dalia Khaled, Maha Mostafa, Pierre Zarif Tawadros, Mona Hossam Eldin, Mai Wedad and Bassant Mohamed Abdelhamid

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:190

    Content type: Research article

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  43. The use of neostigmine after neuromuscular blockade (NMB) has been associated with postoperative respiratory complications. In previous studies, we found lower diaphragmatic activity after neostigmine reversal...

    Authors: Tom Schepens, Koen Janssens, Sabine Maes, Davina Wildemeersch, Jurryt Vellinga, Philippe G. Jorens and Vera Saldien

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:187

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  44. The significance of intraoperative anesthesia handoffs on patient outcomes are unclear. One aspect differentiating the disparate results is the treatment of confounding factors, such as patient comorbidities a...

    Authors: Vikas N. O’Reilly-Shah, Victoria G. Melanson, Cinnamon L. Sullivan, Craig S. Jabaley and Grant C. Lynde

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:182

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  45. Intravenous dexmedetomidine is known to attenuate stress response in patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery. We investigated whether the addition of the highly selective alpha-2 adrenergic agonist dexmedetom...

    Authors: Zhaojun Qin, Chunyan Xiang, Hongbo Li, Tingting Liu, Leyun Zhan, Zhengyuan Xia, Min Zhang and Jianping Lai

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:181

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Delayed gastric emptying and the resultant “full stomach” is the most important risk factor for perioperative pulmonary aspiration. Using point-of-care gastric sonography, we aimed to investigate the prevalenc...

    Authors: Li Zhou, Yi Yang, Lei Yang, Wei Cao, Heng Jing, Yan Xu, Xiaojuan Jiang, Danfeng Xu, Qianhui Xiao, Chunling Jiang and Lulong Bo

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:179

    Content type: Research article

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  47. Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting (PONV) is a dreadful and uncomfortable experience that significantly detracts patients’ quality of life after surgery. This study aimed to examine the antiemetic effect of a s...

    Authors: Sylvanus Kampo, Alfred Parker Afful, Shiraj Mohammed, Michael Ntim, Alexis D. B. Buunaaim and Thomas Winsum Anabah

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:177

    Content type: Research article

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  48. Since inadequate heparin anticoagulation and insufficient reversal can result in complications during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) surgery, heparin anticoagulation monitoring by point-of-care (POC) activated c...

    Authors: Daniel Dirkmann, Elisabeth Nagy, Martin W. Britten and Jürgen Peters

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:174

    Content type: Research article

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