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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  15. 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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  16. 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

  17. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  19. 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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  20. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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

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

  29. Accurate blood pressure (BP) measurement depends on appropriate cuff size and shape in relation to the arm. Arm dimensions outside the recommended range of cuff sizes or trunco-conical arms may result in inacc...

    Authors: Ming Jian Lim, Chin Wen Tan, Hon Sen Tan, Rehena Sultana, Victoria Eley and Ban Leong Sng

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:218

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Shivering is a common side effect in women having cesarean delivery (CD) under spinal anesthesia, which can be bothersome to the patient, and it can also interfere with perioperative monitoring. In several stu...

    Authors: Yamini Subramani, Mahesh Nagappa, Kamal Kumar, Lee-Anne Fochesato, Moaz Bin Yunus Chohan, Yun Fei Zhu, Kevin Armstrong and Sudha (Indu) Singh

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:214

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  31. Excessive perioperative fluid administration may result in iatrogenic endothelial dysfunction and tissue edema, transducing inflammatory markers into the bloodstream. Colloids remain longer in the circulation,...

    Authors: Mina Obradovic, Andrea Kurz, Barbara Kabon, Georg Roth, Oliver Kimberger, Oliver Zotti, Ahamed Bayoumi, Christian Reiterer, Anton Stift and Edith Fleischmann

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:210

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Perioperative fluid management – including the type, dose, and timing of administration –directly affects patient outcome after major surgery. The objective of fluid administration is to optimize intravascular...

    Authors: Alexandre Joosten, Sean Coeckelenbergh, Brenton Alexander, Amélie Delaporte, Maxime Cannesson, Jacques Duranteau, Bernd Saugel, Jean-Louis Vincent and Philippe Van der Linden

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:209

    Content type: Review

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  33. Cardiac surgery under cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is often associated with massive bleeding and blood transfusion. For patients requiring specific blood products, meticulous blood management is critical to re...

    Authors: Yasuhiro Watanabe, Tomofumi Suzuki and Toru Kaneda

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:208

    Content type: Case report

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  34. Our study aimed to test the hypothesis that the addition of intrathecal morphine (ITM) results in reduced postoperative opioid use and enhanced postoperative analgesia in patients undergoing open liver resecti...

    Authors: Jefferson Tang, Leonid Churilov, Chong Oon Tan, Raymond Hu, Brett Pearce, Luka Cosic, Christopher Christophi and Laurence Weinberg

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:207

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Previous studies have shown that intraoperative hypothermia was associated with higher risks of clinical adverse events, but we found otherwise from recent evidences. This study aims to synthesize the existing...

    Authors: He Xu, Zijing Wang, Xin Guan, Yijuan Lu, Daniel Charles Malone, Jack Warren Salmon, Aixia Ma and Wenxi Tang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:202

    Content type: Research article

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  36. The relationship between intraoperative low bispectral index (BIS) values and poor clinical outcomes has been controversial. Intraoperative hypotension is associated with postoperative complication. The purpos...

    Authors: Soohyuk Yoon, Seokha Yoo, Min Hur, Sun-Kyung Park, Hyung-Chul Lee, Chul-Woo Jung, Jae-Hyon Bahk and Jin-Tae Kim

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:200

    Content type: Research article

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  37. More than one published paper are often derived from analyzing the same cohort of individuals to make full use of the collected information. Preplanned study outcomes are generally mentioned in open databases ...

    Authors: Marc Licker, John Diaper and Christoph Ellenberger

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:199

    Content type: Correspondence

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  38. α-receptor agonists have been reported to be safe and effective for treating or preventing spinal-induced hypotension during cesarean delivery. As a pure α1 adrenergic agonist, methoxamine has potential advantage...

    Authors: Feng Fu, Yu-wen Tang, Hong Chen, Cui-cui Jiao, Na Ma and Xin-zhong Chen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:198

    Content type: Research article

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  39. In morbidly obese patients undergoing laparoscopic bariatric surgery, the combination of obesity-related comorbidities, pneumoperitoneum and extreme posture changes constitutes a high risk of perioperative hem...

    Authors: Ulf Lorenzen, Markus Pohlmann, Jonathan Hansen, Phil Klose, Matthias Gruenewald, Jochen Renner and Gunnar Elke

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:196

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Propofol sedation is effective for gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures, but its narrow therapeutic window highlights the importance of identifying an optimal administration technique regarding effectiveness...

    Authors: María E. García Guzzo, María S. Fernandez, Delfina Sanchez Novas, Sandra S. Salgado, Sergio A. Terrasa, Gonzalo Domenech and Carlos A. Teijido

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:195

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Hyperthermia is relatively rare during general anesthesia; however, a few studies have been conducted on hyperthermia and the neuromuscular blockade (NMB) induced by rocuronium, and the reversal of NMB by suga...

    Authors: Jin Sun Kim, Young Mu Kim, Ha Jung Kim, Jae Moon Choi, Yong Beom Kim, Jae Seok Song and Hong Seuk Yang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:194

    Content type: Research article

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  42. There is no consensus on whether intraoperative hypotension is associated with postoperative cognitive impairment. Hence, we performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the correlation of intraoperative hypotension ...

    Authors: Xiaojin Feng, Jialing Hu, Fuzhou Hua, Jing Zhang, Lieliang Zhang and Guohai Xu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:193

    Content type: Research article

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  43. N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and troponin T are released during myocardial wall stress and/or ischemia and are strong predictors for postoperative cardiovascular complications. However,...

    Authors: Christian Reiterer, Barbara Kabon, Alexander Taschner, Oliver Zotti, Andrea Kurz and Edith Fleischmann

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:192

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  44. The efficacy and safety of spinal anesthesia by intrathecal dexmedetomidine (DEX) for parturients undergoing cesarean section are still lack of evidence. This aim of our study was to evaluate the efficacy and ...

    Authors: Xiao-xiao Li, Yu-mei Li, Xue-li Lv, Xing-he Wang and Su Liu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:190

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  45. Preexisting cognitive impairment is emerging as a predictor of poor postoperative outcomes in seniors. Nevertheless, cognitive impairment in a large proportion of geriatric patients has not been well identifie...

    Authors: Shuyuan Gan, Yang Yu, Jiateng Wu, Xiaodong Tang, Yueying Zheng, Mingcang Wang and Shengmei Zhu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:189

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Long-term mechanical ventilation with hyperoxia can induce lung injury. General anesthesia is associated with a very high incidence of hyperoxaemia, despite it usually lasts for a relatively short period of ti...

    Authors: Xiao-Xia Wang, Xiao-Lan Sha, Yu-Lan Li, Chun-Lan Li, Su-Heng Chen, Jing-Jing Wang and Zhengyuan Xia

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:188

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  47. The pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease (PD) involves degeneration of dopaminergic neurons, which is influenced by innate and adaptive immunity. IL-17 is a characteristic cytokine secreted by Th17 cells, which...

    Authors: Won Jung Hwang, Min A. Joo and Jin Joo

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:187

    Content type: Research article

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  48. Individualized fluid management (IFM) has been shown to be useful to improve the postoperative outcome of patients undergoing major abdominal surgery. A limited number of clinical studies have been done in ort...

    Authors: Lu Che, Xiu H. Zhang, Xu Li, Yue L. Zhang, Li Xu and Yu G. Huang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:181

    Content type: Research article

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  49. The ideal fraction of nitrous oxide (N2O) in oxygen (O2) for rapid lung collapse remains unclear. Accordingly, this prospective trial aimed to determine the 50% effective concentration (EC50) and 95% effective co...

    Authors: Chao Liang, Yuechang Lv, Yu Shi, Jing Cang and Changhong Miao

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:180

    Content type: Research article

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