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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

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Content type: Research article

    Surgical patients are asked to fast for a sufficient duration to ensure that the amount of residual liquid in the stomach is within the safe range, thereby reducing the risk of gastric reflux perioperatively. ...

    Authors: Qiu Weiji, Li Shitong, Luo Yu, Hua Tianfang, Kong Ning and Zhang Lina

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:6

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Ambulatory surgery has recently gain popularity, as it is a good method of optimizing hospital resources utilization. To support ambulatory surgery, anaesthetic goals now revolve around patients’ early recover...

    Authors: I. I. Shariffuddin, W. H. Teoh, S. Wahab and C. Y. Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:3

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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    Delirium is a common problem that occurs in 5–50% of elderly individuals following surgery. Patients who develop delirium after surgery are at increased risk for serious complications. Recent studies suggest t...

    Authors: Jean Wong, David Lam, Stephen Choi, Mandeep Singh, Naveed Siddiqui, Sanjeev Sockalingam and Frances Chung

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:1

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Surgical stress index (SSI) is an established indicator for intraoperative nociception. Opioids are used to block stimulus of cranial pinning in neurosurgery. We investigated the effect of different infusion r...

    Authors: In-Kyung Song, Sang-Hwan Ji, Eun-Hee Kim, Ji-Hyun Lee, Jin-Tae Kim and Hee-Soo Kim

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:167

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  8. Content type: Research article

    This study was aimed to evaluate the ability of left ventricular end-diastolic volume variations (LVEDVV) measured by transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) compared with stroke volume variation (SVV) obtained...

    Authors: Haidan Lan, Xiaoshuang Zhou, Jing Xue, Bin Liu and Guo Chen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:165

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The sympathetic block of upper limb leading to increased blood flow has important clinical implication in microvascular surgery. However, little is known regarding the relationship between concentration of loc...

    Authors: Ting Li, Qiguang Ye, Daozhu Wu, Jun Li and Jingui Yu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:161

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Preoperative anxiety is common in pediatric patients. When dexmedetomidine is used alone for sedation as premedication, children tend to awaken when separated from their parents, and body movements occur durin...

    Authors: Hui Qiao, Zhi Xie and Jie Jia

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:158

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Evidence to date suggests that capnography monitoring during gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures (GEP) reduces the incidence of hypoxemia, but the association of capnography monitoring with the incidence of...

    Authors: Michael W. Jopling and Jiejing Qiu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:157

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Emergence agitation (EA) is a common phenomenon in preschool children during emergence from general anesthesia. This study evaluated the safety and efficacy of dezocine for emergence agitation in preschool chi...

    Authors: Li-Jun An, Yang Zhang, Zheng Su, Xian-Long Zhang, Hai-Lin Liu, Zhi-Jie Zhang, Jian-Lin Hu and Shi-Tong Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:154

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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2016 Journal Metrics

  • 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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