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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. 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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  2. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Since blood pressure tends to be unstable during induction of anesthesia in patients undergoing cardiovascular surgery, an artery catheter is often inserted before induction to continuously monitor arterial pr...

    Authors: Tadashi Tanioku, Akari Yoshida, Yuichi Aratani, Keisuke Fujii and Tomoyuki Kawamata

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:176

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Oral hydration has typically not been administered for between 4 and 6 h postoperative for children’s safety in China. But children are more likely to suffer from apnea, crying and agitation, wound bleeding, a...

    Authors: Xiaorong Yin, Xiaoqi Zeng, Ting Wang, Binbin Dong, Menghang Wu, Anna Jia and Ling Ye

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:174

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The laryngeal mask airway (LMA) is occasionally used in internal fixation of rib fractures. We evaluated the feasibility of general anesthesia with an LMA associated to a thoracic paravertebral block (TPB) and...

    Authors: Jun Cao, Xiaoyun Gao, Xiaoli Zhang, Jing Li and Junfeng Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:170

    Content type: Technical advance

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  8. In the previous randomized controlled trial by our research group, we evaluated the effect of remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) in 130 patients (65 per arm) on acute kidney injury (AKI) within 7 days of o...

    Authors: Yimeng Chen, Guyan Wang, Hui Zhou, Lijing Yang, Congya Zhang, Xiying Yang and Guiyu Lei

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:169

    Content type: Research article

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  9. To investigate the effect of intravenous injection of dexmedetomidine combined with parecoxib sodium on sedation and anxiety and stress response of tracheal intubation in patients undergoing functional endosco...

    Authors: Xiaoxia Gu, Xiujuan Tan, Jinxian Chen, Jingjing Wang, Yue Lu and Liangqing Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:166

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Embolic stroke is a common complication of atrial myxoma, whereas multiple cerebral aneurysms associated with atrial myxoma is rare. The pathogenesis of the cerebral vascular disease related to an atrial myxom...

    Authors: Ran Zhang, Zhiyu Tang, Qing Qiao, Feroze Mahmood and Yi Feng

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:164

    Content type: Case report

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  11. A mouth gag is usually used during tonsillectomy and adenotonsillectomy surgeries, cleft palate repair, obstructive sleep apnea surgery, and intraoral tumor excision. The placement of the gag causes hemodynami...

    Authors: Başak Altiparmak, Melike Korkmaz Toker, Ali İhsan Uysal, Sabri Köseoğlu and Semra Gümüş Demirbilek

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:163

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The choice of anesthesia technique remains debatable in patients undergoing surgical repair of hip fracture. This meta-analysis was performed to compare the effect of neuraxial (epidural/spinal) versus general...

    Authors: Xinxun Zheng, Yuming Tan, Yuan Gao and Zhiheng Liu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:162

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Intraoperative hypotension is associated with increased morbidity and mortality after surgery. We hypothesized that intraoperative hypotension might also be associated with worse long-term survival after cance...

    Authors: Wen-Wen Huang, Wen-Zhi Zhu, Dong-Liang Mu, Xin-Qiang Ji, Xue-Ying Li, Daqing Ma and Dong-Xin Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:160

    Content type: Research article

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  14. For infants undergoing complex cardiac surgery, hemodynamic management after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is challenging because of severe myocardial edema, vasomotor dysfunction and weak tolerance to a change...

    Authors: Xuechao Hao and Wei Wei

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:159

    Content type: Case report

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  15. In women presenting for caesarean section under spinal anesthesia, continuous measurement of circulatory aspects, such as blood pressure and cardiac output, is often needed. At present, invasive techniques are...

    Authors: Ivar N. Omenås, Christian Tronstad and Leiv Arne Rosseland

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:157

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Major abdominal surgery is associated with endothelial glycocalyx disruption. The anti-inflammatory effects of lidocaine were recently associated with endothelial barrier protection.

    Authors: Marco Pustetto, Nicolas Goldsztejn, Karim Touihri, Edgard Engelman, Brigitte Ickx and Luc Van Obbergh

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:155

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Acute renal injury (AKI) caused by hypotension often occurs in elderly patients after gastrointestinal tumor surgery. Although vasoactive drugs can increase effective filtration pressure, they may increase ren...

    Authors: Xiaowei Guo, Jie Hu, Hanbing Xiao, Tianyu Liu, Zheng Niu, Min Wang and Dunyi Qi

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:148

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Dramatic hemodynamic fluctuation occurs frequently during surgery for pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma. However, the criteria of intraoperative hemodynamic instability vary widely, and most of them were defin...

    Authors: Nan Li, Hao Kong, Shuang-Ling Li, Sai-Nan Zhu, Zheng Zhang and Dong-Xin Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:147

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Loss of resistance (LOR) technique is a widely used method to identify the epidural space. However, cases of inadequate epidural anesthesia in cesarean section were frequently reported. Also, the success rate ...

    Authors: Young Sung Kim, Hyo Sung Kim, Hyerim Jeong, Chung Hun Lee, Mi Kyoung Lee and Sang Sik Choi

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:146

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Previous studies showed that remifentanil-induced anesthesia can inhibit surgical stress response in non-diabetic adult patients and that low-dose glucose loading during anesthesia may attenuate fat catabolism...

    Authors: Kohei Fukuta, Asuka Kasai, Noriko Niki, Yuki Ishikawa, Ryosuke Kawanishi, Nami Kakuta, Yoko Sakai, Yasuo M. Tsutsumi and Katsuya Tanaka

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:143

    Content type: Research article

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  21. The volume effect of iso-oncotic colloid is supposedly larger than crystalloid, but such differences are dependent on clinical context. The purpose of this single center observational study was to compare the ...

    Authors: Daisuke Toyoda, Yuichi Maki, Yasumasa Sakamoto, Junki Kinoshita, Risa Abe and Yoshifumi Kotake

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:141

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Spinal anesthesia is optimal choice for transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), but the sensory block should not cross the T10 level. With advancing age, the sensory blockade level increases after spin...

    Authors: Wei Bing Wang, Ai Jiao Sun, Hong Ping Yu, Jing Chun Dong and Huang Xu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:139

    Content type: Research article

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  23. This retrospective study aimed to compare the clinical outcomes of parturients with placenta previa (PP) and placenta accreta (PA) according to their severity, when they were managed with intraoperative abdomi...

    Authors: Peng Li, Xia Liu, Xiangkui Li, Xinchuan Wei and Juan Liao

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:133

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Propofol provides a prominent sedation effect in colonoscopy. However, anesthesia and sedation induced with propofol in the elderly might result in cardiopulmonary complications, especially when it is combined...

    Authors: Mengmeng Chen, Yi Lu, Haoran Liu, Qingxia Fu, Jun Li, Junzheng Wu and Wangning Shangguan

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:132

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Patients undergoing endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) require adequate sedation or general anesthesia. To date, there is lack of consensus regarding who should administer sedation in these ...

    Authors: Chengcheng C. Zhang, Nicole Ganion, Phillip Knebel, Christian Bopp, Thorsten Brenner, Markus A. Weigand, Peter Sauer and Anja Schaible

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:131

    Content type: Research article

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  26. This study determined whether the relationship between predicted propofol effect site concentration (Ce) and observer’s assessment of alertness/sedation scale (OAA/S) or Bispectral Index (BIS) was similar comp...

    Authors: Frederick Sieber, Karin Neufeld, Esther S. Oh, Allan Gottschalk and Nae-Yuh Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:129

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) are common and significant problems for oral and maxillofacial surgery patients. Dexmedetomidine (DEX), an α2-adrenoreceptor agonist, has been proven having lung prote...

    Authors: Yun Liu, Xi Zhu, Dan Zhou, Fang Han and Xudong Yang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:127

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a complex endoscopic procedure that requires moderate to deep sedation. Propofol is the sedative agent of choice for sedation in ERCP due to its fast di...

    Authors: Adhrie Sugiarto, Christopher Kapuangan, Aida Rosita Tantri and Vincent Chrisnata

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:123

    Content type: Research article

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  29. The use of Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) system to treat medically refractory neuropathic pain is increasing. Severe neuropathic pain can be found in giant chest wall arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), exceed...

    Authors: Bruno Antonio Zanfini, Salvatore De Martino, Luciano Frassanito, Stefano Catarci, Francesco Vitale di Maio, Pietro Paolo Giuri, Gian Luigi Gonnella and Gaetano Draisci

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:122

    Content type: Case report

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  30. The glycocalyx layer is a key structure in the endothelium. Tourniquet-induced ischemic periods are used during orthopedic surgery, and the reactive oxygen species generated after ischemia-reperfusion may medi...

    Authors: Felipe Maldonado, Diego Morales, Rodrigo Gutiérrez, Maximiliano Barahona, Oscar Cerda and Mónica Cáceres

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:121

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Patients with intracranial tumors are more sensitive to anesthetics than the general population and are therefore more susceptible to postoperative neurologic and neurocognitive dysfunction. Sevoflurane or pro...

    Authors: Yan Xing, Nan Lin, Ruquan Han, John F. Bebawy, Yuming Peng, Jiaxin Li, Xiaoyuan Liu, Yan Li, Jia Dong, Min Zeng, Manyu Zhang and Lanyi Nie

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:117

    Content type: Study protocol

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  32. Cannabis legalization may contribute to an increased frequency of chronic use among patients presenting for surgery. At present, it is unknown whether chronic cannabis use modifies the risk of postoperative na...

    Authors: Wendy Suhre, Vikas O’Reilly-Shah and Wil Van Cleve

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:115

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Evidence regarding the relationship between anemia and perioperative prognosis is controversial. The study was conducted to highlight the specific relationship between anemia and perioperative mortality in non...

    Authors: Xueying Luo, Feng Li, Haofei Hu, Baoer Liu, Sujing Zheng, Liping Yang, Rui Gao, Ya Li, Rao Xi and Jinsong He

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:112

    Content type: Research article

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  34. While pre and postoperative hyperglycemia is associated with increased risk of surgical site infection, myocardial infarction, stroke and risk of death, there are no multicenter data regarding the association ...

    Authors: Nirav J. Shah, Aleda Leis, Sachin Kheterpal, Michael J. Englesbe and Sathish S. Kumar

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:106

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Shivering is a frequent complication after spinal anesthesia. Increasing studies have compared the effect of intravenous dexmedetomidine and intravenous tramadol on shivering after spinal anesthesia, hence we ...

    Authors: Jinguo Wang, Zaitang Wang, Junyan Liu and Na Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:104

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Butorphanol, a synthetic opioid partial agonist analgesic, has been widely used to control perioperative pain. However, the ideal dose and availability of butorphanol for gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy are no...

    Authors: Xiaona Zhu, Limei Chen, Shuang Zheng and Linmin Pan

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:101

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Dexmedetomidine has sympatholytic effects. We investigated whether dexmedetomidine could attenuate stress responses in patients undergoing endoscopic transnasal transseptal transsphenoidal surgery.

    Authors: RyungA Kang, Ji Seon Jeong, Justin Sangwook Ko, Soo-Youn Lee, Jong Hwan Lee, Soo Joo Choi, Sungrok Cha and Jeong Jin Lee

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:100

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Neural networks are increasingly used to assess physiological processes or pathologies, as well as to predict the increased likelihood of an impending medical crisis, such as hypotension.

    Authors: Irwin Gratz, Martin Baruch, Magdy Takla, Julia Seaman, Isabel Allen, Brian McEniry and Edward Deal

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:98

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Transfusion decision during the perioperative period mostly relies on the point-of-care testing for Hb measurement. This study aimed systematically compared four point-of-care methods with the central laborato...

    Authors: Arpa Chutipongtanate, Churairat Yasaeng, Tanit Virankabutra and Somchai Chutipongtanate

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:92

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Goal directed therapy (GDT) is able to improve mortality and reduce complications in selected high-risk patients undergoing major surgery. The aim of this study is to compare two different strategies of periop...

    Authors: Andrea Carsetti, Mirco Amici, Tonino Bernacconi, Paolo Brancaleoni, Elisabetta Cerutti, Marco Chiarello, Diego Cingolani, Luisanna Cola, Daniela Corsi, Giorgio Forlini, Marina Giampieri, Salvatore Iuorio, Tiziana Principi, Giuseppe Tappatà, Michele Tempesta, Erica Adrario…

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:87

    Content type: Study protocol

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  41. Deliberate hypotension is used to provide a bloodless field during functional endoscopic sinus surgery; however, the impact of controlled hypotension during anesthesia on peripheral tissue perfusion has not be...

    Authors: Marwa Zayed, Heba Nassar, Ahmed Hasanin, Amany H. Saleh, Passaint Hassan, Dalia Saad, Sahar Mahmoud, Ghada Abo Bakr, Eman Fouad, Norhan Saleh, Maha Ismail and Hani El-Hadi

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:85

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Data on the best norepinephrine bolus dose for management of hypotension are limited. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of two norepinephrine bolus doses in the rescue management of ...

    Authors: Yasmin S. Hassabelnaby, Ahmed M. Hasanin, Nada Adly, Maha M. A. Mostafa, Sherin Refaat, Eman Fouad, Mohamed Elsonbaty, Hazem A. Hussein, Mohamed Mahmoud, Yaser M. Abdelwahab, Ahmed Elsakka and Sarah M. Amin

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:84

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Total hemoglobin (tHb) measurement is indispensable for determining the patient’s condition (hemorrhagic vs. ischemic) and need for blood transfusion. Conductivity- and absorbance-based measurement methods are...

    Authors: Keisuke Hayashi, Takashi Hitosugi, Yoshifumi Kawakubo, Norihisa Kitamoto and Takeshi Yokoyama

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:81

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Postoperative sore throat (POST) is a common, undesirable result of endotracheal intubation during general anaesthesia. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of benzydamine hydrochloride (BH) spray in...

    Authors: Hyung-Been Yhim, Soo-Hyuk Yoon, Young-Eun Jang, Ji-Hyun Lee, Eun-Hee Kim, Jin-Tae Kim and Hee-Soo Kim

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:77

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Arm conicity is associated with non-invasive blood pressure (NIBP) measurement error and may be avoided by using finger cuffs. Predicting arm conicity may help decisions regarding NIBP measurement techniques.

    Authors: Christopher Chow, Peter Ceglowski, Katie Lehane, Anita Pelecanos, Kellie Wren and Victoria A. Eley

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:76

    Content type: Research article

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