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  1. Content type: Research article

    Early diagnosis of sepsis and its differentiation from the noninfective SIRS is very important in order that treatment can be initiated in a timely and appropriate way. In this study we investigated standard h...

    Authors: Miroslav Durila, J Bronský, T Haruštiak, Alexander Pazdro, Marta Pechová and Karel Cvachovec

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2012 12:12

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Videolaryngoscopy presents a new approach for the management of the difficult and rescue airway. There is little available evidence to compare the performance features of these devices in true difficult laryng...

    Authors: David W Healy, Paul Picton, Michelle Morris and Christopher Turner

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2012 12:11

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Mechanical ventilation with high tidal volumes may cause ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI) and enhanced generation of nitric oxide (NO). We demonstrated in sheep that pneumonectomy followed by injurious ve...

    Authors: Evgeny V Suborov, Alexey A Smetkin, Timofey V Kondratiev, Andrey Y Valkov, Vsevolod V Kuzkov, Mikhail Y Kirov and Lars J Bjertnaes

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2012 12:10

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  4. Content type: Case report

    Arrhythmias resulting in cardiac arrest during electroconvulsive therapy have been reported. Most reported cases of cardiac arrest had asystole as the initial rhythm. Pulseless electrical activity as an initia...

    Authors: Arun Kalava, Allison Kalstein, Sander Koyfman, Simon Mardakh, Joel M Yarmush and Joseph SchianodiCola

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2012 12:8

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  5. Content type: Research article

    New laryngoscopes have become available for use in small children. The aim of the study was to compare the Storz® videolaryngoscope (SVL) to the Airtraq® Optical laryngoscope (AOL) for tracheal intubation in c...

    Authors: Martin Kryspin Sørensen and Rolf Holm-Knudsen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2012 12:7

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Interscalene block (ISB) is commonly performed using 20-40 mL of local anesthetic. Spread to adjacent structures and consequent adverse effects including paralysis of the ipsilateral hemidiaphragm are frequent...

    Authors: Craig T Hartrick, Yeong-Shih Tang, Don Siwek, Robert Murray, David Hunstad and Greg Smith

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2012 12:6

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The effect of peripheral nerve blocks on postoperative delirium in older patients has not been studied. Peripheral nerve blocks may reduce the incidence of postoperative opioid use and its side effects such as...

    Authors: Sakura Kinjo, Eunjung Lim, Laura P Sands, Kevin J Bozic and Jacqueline M Leung

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2012 12:4

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Mean arterial pressure above 65 mmHg is recommended for critically ill hypotensive patients whereas they do not benefit from supranormal cardiac output values. In this study we investigated if the increase of ...

    Authors: Giuseppe Natalini, Antonio Rosano, Carmine Rocco Militano, Antonella Di Maio, Pierluigi Ferretti, Michele Bertelli, Federica de Giuli and Achille Bernardini

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2012 12:3

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The effect of adding clonidine to local anesthetics for nerve or plexus blocks remains unclear. Most of the studies in adults have demonstrated the positive effects of clonidine on intra- and postoperative ana...

    Authors: Kalliopi Petroheilou, Stavros Livanios, Nikolaos Zavras, John Hager and Argyro Fassoulaki

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2012 12:2

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Reduced muscle strength- commonly characterized by decreased handgrip strength compared to population norms- is associated with numerous untoward outcomes. Preoperative handgrip strength is a potentially attra...

    Authors: Pervez Sultan, Mark A Hamilton and Gareth L Ackland

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2012 12:1

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  11. Content type: Research article

    To examine whether acute lung injury from direct and indirect origins differ in susceptibility to ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI) and resultant systemic inflammatory responses.

    Authors: Jan Willem Kuiper, Frans B Plötz, AB Johan Groeneveld, Jack J Haitsma, Serge Jothy, Rosanna Vaschetto, Haibo Zhang and Arthur S Slutsky

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2011 11:26

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a common type of neuropathic pain that can severely affect quality of life. NGX-4010, a capsaicin 8% dermal patch, is a localized treatment that can provide patients with signi...

    Authors: Lynn R Webster, Margarita Nunez, Marvin D Tark, Edwin D Dunteman, Biao Lu, Jeffrey K Tobias and Geertrui F Vanhove

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2011 11:25

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  13. Content type: Correspondence

    Articles cited counts are catalogued and help identify landmark papers. This study provides a citation classics of anesthesiology literature using the framework of subspecialties to provide a review of well-de...

    Authors: Ravi S Tripathi, James M Blum, Thomas J Papadimos and Andrew L Rosenberg

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2011 11:24

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The effect of local infiltration after breast surgery is controversial. This prospective double blind randomized study sought to document the analgesic effect of local anaesthetic infiltration after breast can...

    Authors: Axelle Vigneau, Anne Salengro, Joelle Berger, Roman Rouzier, Emmanuel Barranger, Emmanuel Marret and Francis Bonnet

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2011 11:23

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  15. Content type: Research article

    There is a growing concern of the potential injurious role of ventilatory over-distention in patients without lung injury. No formal guidelines exist for intraoperative ventilation settings, but the use of tid...

    Authors: Ana Fernandez-Bustamante, Cristina L Wood, Zung V Tran and Pierre Moine

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2011 11:22

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    Patients with sepsis syndromes in comparison to general intensive care patients can have worse outcomes for physical function, quality of life and survival. Early intensive care rehabilitation can improve the ...

    Authors: Geetha Kayambu, Robert J Boots and Jennifer D Paratz

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2011 11:21

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  17. Content type: Case report

    Carinal hooks increases difficulty at endotracheal intubation. Amputation of the carinal hook during passage and malpositioning of the tube to the hook are some of the potential problems related with left-side...

    Authors: Ana C Rocha, Mafalda G Martins, Luísa I Silva and José M Nunes

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2011 11:20

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Our aim was to assess the efficacy of thoracic epidural anesthesia (EA) followed by postoperative epidural infusion (EI) and patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) with ropivacaine/fentanyl in off-pump c...

    Authors: Mikhail Y Kirov, Alexey V Eremeev, Alexey A Smetkin and Lars J Bjertnaes

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2011 11:17

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Children with viral respiratory infections who undergo general anesthesia are at increased risk of respiratory complications. We investigated the impact of RSV and influenza infection on perioperative outcomes...

    Authors: Michael C Spaeder, Justin L Lockman, Robert S Greenberg, James C Fackler and Joanne Shay

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2011 11:16

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  20. Content type: Research article

    β1-adrenaline receptor antagonists are often used to avoid circulatory complications during anesthesia in patients with cardiovascular diseases. Of these drugs, esmolol, a short-acting β antagonist, is also repo....

    Authors: Yutaka Yasui, Eiji Masaki and Fusao Kato

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2011 11:15

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Physical examination has been advocated as a primary determinant of ICU-acquired weakness (ICU-AW). The purpose of the study is to investigate ICU-AW development by using Maximum Inspiratory Pressure (MIP) as ...

    Authors: Georgios Tzanis, Ioannis Vasileiadis, Dimitrios Zervakis, Eleftherios Karatzanos, Stavros Dimopoulos, Theodore Pitsolis, Elli Tripodaki, Vasiliki Gerovasili, Christina Routsi and Serafim Nanas

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2011 11:14

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The wide range of fresh gas flow - vaporizer setting (FGF - FD) combinations used by different anesthesiologists during the wash-in period of inhaled anesthetics indicates that the selection of FGF and FD is base...

    Authors: Jan FA Hendrickx, Harry Lemmens, Sofie De Cooman, André AJ Van Zundert, René EJ Grouls, Eric Mortier and Andre M De Wolf

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2011 11:13

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Microcirculatory alterations play a pivotal role in sepsis and persist despite correction of systemic hemodynamic parameters. Therefore it seems tempting to test specific pro-microcirculatory strategies, inclu...

    Authors: Andrius Pranskunas, Namkje AR Vellinga, Vidas Pilvinis, Matty Koopmans and E Christiaan Boerma

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2011 11:12

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  24. Content type: Study protocol

    Pre- and postconditioning describe mechanisms whereby short ischemic periods protect an organ against a longer period of ischemia. Interestingly, short ischemic periods of a limb, in itself harmless, may incre...

    Authors: Daniel Brevoord, Markus W Hollmann, Stefan G De Hert, Eric HPA van Dongen, Bram GADH Heijnen, Anton de Bruin, Noortje Tolenaar, Wolfgang S Schlack, Nina C Weber, Marcel GW Dijkgraaf, Joris R de Groot, Bas AJM de Mol, Antoine HG Driessen, Mona Momeni, Patrick Wouters, Stefaan Bouchez…

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2011 11:11

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  25. Content type: Research article

    In the immediate postoperative period, obese patients are more likely to exhibit hypoxaemia due to atelectasis and impaired respiratory mechanics, changes which can be attenuated by non-invasive ventilation (N...

    Authors: Martin Zoremba, Gerald Kalmus, Domenique Begemann, Leopold Eberhart, Norbert Zoremba, Hinnerk Wulf and Frank Dette

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2011 11:10

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Dexmedetomidine, an alpha2-adrenoceptor agonist, has been evaluated as an adjunct to anesthesia and for the delivery of sedation and perioperative hemodynamic stability. It provokes dose-dependent and centrally-m...

    Authors: Kari Leino, Markku Hynynen, Jouko Jalonen, Markku Salmenperä, Harry Scheinin and Riku Aantaa

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2011 11:9

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  27. Content type: Research article

    There is mounting experimental evidence that hypercapnic acidosis protects against lung injury. However, it is unclear if acidosis per se rather than hypercapnia is responsible for this beneficial effect. Therefo...

    Authors: Theodoros Kapetanakis, Ilias I Siempos, Eugenios I Metaxas, Petros Kopterides, George Agrogiannis, Efstratios Patsouris, Andreas C Lazaris, Konstantinos G Stravodimos, Charis Roussos and Apostolos Armaganidis

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2011 11:8

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Neurologic deficits after cardiac surgery are common complications. Aim of this prospective observational pilot study was to investigate the incidence of postoperative cognitive deficit (POCD) after cardiac su...

    Authors: Axel Fudickar, Sönke Peters, Claudia Stapelfeldt, Götz Serocki, Jörn Leiendecker, Patrick Meybohm, Markus Steinfath and Berthold Bein

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2011 11:7

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The C-MAC® (Karl Storz, Tuttlingen, Germany) has recently been introduced as a new device for videolaryngoscopy guided intubation. The purpose of the present study was to compare for the first time the C-MAC with...

    Authors: Erol Cavus, Carsten Thee, Thora Moeller, Joerg Kieckhaefer, Volker Doerges and Klaus Wagner

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2011 11:6

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  30. Content type: Study protocol

    Surgical site infections are common, so effective antibiotic concentrations at the sites of infection are required. Surgery can lead to physiological changes influencing the pharmacokinetics of antibiotics. Th...

    Authors: Alexandra Douglas, Mahdi Altukroni, Andrew A Udy, Michael S Roberts, Kersi Taraporewalla, Jason Jenkins, Jeffrey Lipman and Jason A Roberts

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2011 11:5

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The insertion of Ventricular Assist Devices is a common strategy for cardiovascular support in patients with refractory cardiogenic shock. This study sought to determine the impact of ventricular assist device...

    Authors: Judith Bellapart, Gregory S Chan, Yu-Chieh Tzeng, Philip Ainslie, Adrian G Barnett, Kimble R Dunster, Rob Boots and John F Fraser

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2011 11:4

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  32. Content type: Study protocol

    Critical illness, mediated by trauma or sepsis, can lead to physiological changes that alter the pharmacokinetics of antibiotics and may result in sub-therapeutic concentrations at the sites of infection. The ...

    Authors: Jason A Roberts, Michael S Roberts, Andrew Semark, Andrew A Udy, Carl MJ Kirkpatrick, David L Paterson, Matthew J Roberts, Peter Kruger and Jeffrey Lipman

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2011 11:3

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Postoperative hypothermia is a common cause of complications in patients who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Hypothermia is known to elicit electrophysiological, biochemical, and cellular alterations t...

    Authors: Alma Rebeca Gutiérrez-Cruz, Bernardo Soto-Rivera, Bertha Alicia León-Chávez, Ernesto Suaste-Gómez, Daniel Martinez-Fong and Juan Antonio González-Barrios

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2011 11:2

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  34. Content type: Research article

    The study was aimed to determine the measurement accuracy of The CDI™ blood parameter monitoring system 500 (Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corporation, Ann Arbor MI) in the real-time continuous measurement of ...

    Authors: Sandro Gelsomino, Roberto Lorusso, Ugolino Livi, Stefano Romagnoli, Salvatore Mario Romano, Rocco Carella, Fabiana Lucà, Giuseppe Billè, Francesco Matteucci, Attilio Renzulli, Gil Bolotin, Giuseppe De Cicco, Pierluigi Stefàno, Jos Maessen and Gian Franco Gensini

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2011 11:1

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  35. Content type: Study protocol

    Potassium depletion is common in hospitalized patients and can cause serious complications such as cardiac arrhythmias. In the intensive care unit (ICU) the majority of patients require potassium suppletion. H...

    Authors: Miriam Hoekstra, Mathijs Vogelzang, Iwan CC van der Horst, Annemieke Oude Lansink, Joost MAA van der Maaten, Farouq Ismael, Felix Zijlstra and Maarten WN Nijsten

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2010 10:23

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  36. Content type: Research article

    It has never been specified how many of the extended general and inflammatory variables of the 2003 SCCM/ESICM/ACCP/ATS/SIS consensus sepsis definitions are mandatory to define sepsis.

    Authors: Manfred Weiss, Markus Huber-Lang, Michael Taenzer, Martina Kron, Birgit Hay, Maximilian Nass, Moritz Huber and Marion Schneider

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2010 10:22

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  37. Content type: Research article

    The Lotrach endotracheal tube has a unique low-volume, low-pressure (LVLP) cuff, which has been designed to prevent pressure injury to the tracheal wall. We aimed to estimate the pressure exerted on the trache...

    Authors: Alex Doyle, Ramai Santhirapala, Martin Crowe, Mark Blunt and Peter Young

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2010 10:21

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Early goal directed therapy improves survival in patients with septic shock. Central venous pressure (CVP) monitoring is essential to guide adequate resuscitation. Use of peripherally inserted central catheter...

    Authors: Heath E Latham, Timothy T Dwyer, Bethene L Gregg and Steven Q Simpson

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2010 10:18

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Base deficit (BD) is commonly used in the operating room (OR) as an endpoint of resuscitation. BD is used as a surrogate marker for the accumulation of lactic acid(Lac). However, the BD can be affected by larg...

    Authors: Lakhmir S Chawla, Amirali Nader, Todd Nelson, Trusha Govindji, Ryan Wilson, Sonia Szlyk, Aline Nguyen, Christopher Junker and Michael G Seneff

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2010 10:16

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors cannot rapidly reverse profound neuromuscular block. Sugammadex, a selective relaxant binding agent, reverses the effects of rocuronium and vecuronium by encapsulation. This stu...

    Authors: Hendrikus JM Lemmens, Mohammad I El-Orbany, James Berry, Jovino Ben Morte Jr and Gavin Martin

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2010 10:15

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  41. Content type: Research article

    We sought to evaluate agreement between a new and widely implemented method of temperature measurement in critical care, temporal artery thermometry and an established method of core temperature measurement, b...

    Authors: Henry T Stelfox, Sharon E Straus, William A Ghali, John Conly, Kevin Laupland and Adriane Lewin

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2010 10:13

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Desflurane during early reperfusion has been shown to postcondition human myocardium, in vitro. We investigated the role of adenosine and bradykinin receptors, and generation of radical oxygen species in desflura...

    Authors: Sandrine Lemoine, Clément Buléon, René Rouet, Calin Ivascau, Gérard Babatasi, Massimo Massetti, Jean-Louis Gérard and Jean-Luc Hanouz

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2010 10:12

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