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  1. Content type: Debate

    Surgical treatment and its consequences expose patients to stress, and here we investigated the importance of the psychological component of postoperative pain based on reports in the clinical literature.

    Authors: Paul Svedman, Martin Ingvar and Torsten Gordh

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2005 5:9

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is triggered by halogenated anaesthetics and depolarising muscle relaxants, leading to an uncontrolled hypermetabolic state of skeletal muscle. An uncontrolled sarcoplasmic Ca2+ releas...

    Authors: Frank Schuster, Rainer Müller, Edmund Hartung, Norbert Roewer and Martin Anetseder

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2005 5:8

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Inadvertent hypothermia is not uncommon in the immediate postoperative period and it is associated with impairment and abnormalities in various organs and systems that can lead to adverse outcomes. The aim of ...

    Authors: Fernando J Abelha, Maria A Castro, Aida M Neves, Nuno M Landeiro and Cristina C Santos

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2005 5:7

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Desflurane and enflurane have been reported to produce substantial amounts of carbon monoxide (CO) in desiccated sodalime. Isoflurane is said to produce less CO and sevoflurane and halothane should produce no ...

    Authors: Christiaan Keijzer, Roberto SGM Perez and Jaap J De Lange

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2005 5:6

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Propofol is widely used for both short-term anesthesia and long-term sedation. It has unusual pharmacokinetics because of its high lipid solubility. The standard approach to describing the pharmacokinetics is ...

    Authors: David G Levitt and Thomas W Schnider

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2005 5:4

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The possibility exists for major complications to occur when individuals are intoxicated with alcohol prior to anesthetization. Halothane is an anesthetic that can be metabolized by the liver into a highly rea...

    Authors: Geoffrey M Thiele, Gary E Hill, Jacqueline A Pavlik, Thomas L Freeman, Dean J Tuma, Michael J Duryee and Lynell W Klassen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2005 5:3

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  7. Content type: Technical advance

    Despite preclinical evidence suggesting a synergistic interaction between ketamine and opioids promoting analgesia, several clinical trials have not identified dosing regimens capable of eliciting a benefit in...

    Authors: Adam P Tucker, Yong Ik Kim, Raymond Nadeson and Colin S Goodchild

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2005 5:2

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Although several potential risk factors have been discussed, risk factors associated with bacterial colonization or even infection of catheters used for regional anaesthesia are not very well investigated.

    Authors: Astrid M Morin, Klaus M Kerwat, Martina Klotz, Roswitha Niestolik, Veronika E Ruf, Hinnerk Wulf, Stefan Zimmermann and Leopold HJ Eberhart

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2005 5:1

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Cuff pressure in endotracheal (ET) tubes should be in the range of 20–30 cm H2O. We tested the hypothesis that the tube cuff is inadequately inflated when manometers are not used.

    Authors: Papiya Sengupta, Daniel I Sessler, Paul Maglinger, Spencer Wells, Alicia Vogt, Jaleel Durrani and Anupama Wadhwa

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2004 4:8

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  10. Content type: Research article

    In many studies investigating measures to attenuate the hemodynamic and humoral stress response during induction of anaesthesia, primary attention was paid to the period of endotracheal intubation since it has...

    Authors: Astrid M Morin, Götz Geldner, Udo Schwarz, Martin Kahl, Hans A Adams, Hinnerk Wulf and Leopold HJ Eberhart

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2004 4:7

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Postoperative administration of paracetamol or its prodrug propacetamol has been shown to decrease pain with a morphine sparing effect. However, the effect of propacetamol administered intra-operatively on pos...

    Authors: Michèle Binhas, François Decailliot, Saïda Rezaiguia-Delclaux, Powen Suen, Marc Dumerat, Véronique François, Xavier Combes and Philippe Duvaldestin

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2004 4:6

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The effect of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for reduced platelet aggregation and thromboxane A2 synthesis has been well documented. However, the influence on platelet function is not fully explai...

    Authors: Dirk Scheinichen, Holger-Andreas Elsner, Rodin Osorio, Björn Jüttner, Werner Gröschel, Karsten Jaeger and Siegfried Piepenbrock

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2004 4:4

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is by far the most common complication of herpes zoster (HZ) and one of the most intractable pain disorders. Since PHN is seen most often in the elderly, the number of patients wit...

    Authors: Wim Opstelten, Albert JM van Wijck, Gerrit A van Essen, Erik Buskens, Annette AA Bak, Cornelis J Kalkman, Theo JM Verheij and Karel GM Moons

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2004 4:2

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Naproxen and naproxen sodium are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs used in a variety of painful conditions, including the treatment of postoperative pain. This review aims to assess the efficacy, safety an...

    Authors: Lorna Mason, Jayne E Edwards, R Andrew Moore and Henry J McQuay

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2003 3:4

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Gynecological laparoscopic surgery procedures are often complicated by postoperative pain resulting in an unpleasant experience for the patient, delayed discharge, and increased cost. Glucocorticosteroids have...

    Authors: Warren P Bagley, A Audie Smith, Jessie D Hebert, Carolyn C Snider, Gary A Sega, Marsha D Piller, Paula C Carney and Roger C Carroll

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2003 3:3

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Fluoroscopic guidance is frequently utilized in interventional pain management. The major purpose of fluoroscopy is correct needle placement to ensure target specificity and accurate delivery of the injectate....

    Authors: Laxmaiah Manchikanti, Kim A Cash, Tammy L Moss, Jose Rivera and Vidyasagar Pampati

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2003 3:2

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Clinical trials suggest that cyclo-oxygenase-2 specific inhibitors (coxibs) are an effective treatment for acute postoperative pain. The aims of this systematic review were to examine the evidence for oral val...

    Authors: Jodie Barden, Jayne E Edwards, Henry J McQuay and R Andrew Moore

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2003 3:1

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The authors compared two strategies for the maintenance of intraoperative normothermia during orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT): the routine forced-air warming system and the newly developed, whole body w...

    Authors: Piotr K Janicki, Cristina Stoica, William C Chapman, J Kelly Wright, Garry Walker, Ram Pai, Ann Walia, Mias Pretorius and C Wright Pinson

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2002 2:7

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Rofecoxib is a cyclo-oxygenase 2 selective inhibitor. This systematic review of rofecoxib in acute pain examined studies in adults of analgesic efficacy over six hours, the amount and quality of the evidence o...

    Authors: Jodie Barden, Jayne E Edwards, Henry J McQuay and R Andrew Moore

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2002 2:4

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  20. Content type: Research article

    In Mexico, guidelines for fasting periods, or any audits on this topic are unavailable, and therefore the attitudes of anesthesiologists for recommending preoperative fasting periods are unknown.

    Authors: Juan Carlos Ramírez-Mora, Diana Moyao-García and Alejandro A Nava-Ocampo

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2002 2:3

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Several neuromuscular blocking (NMB) agents are available for clinical use in anesthesia. The present study was performed in order to identify preferences and behaviors of anesthesiologists for using vecuroniu...

    Authors: A A Nava-Ocampo, J C Ramírez-Mora, D Moyao-García, J Garduño-Espinosa and J Salmerón

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2002 2:2

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Hypotensive epidural anaesthesia (HEA) combines a high epidural anaesthesia, performing a sympathetic blockade, with low-dose iv-infusion of epinephrine to stabilize circulation in the conscious patient. Mean ...

    Authors: Palle Juelsgaard, Marianne Birkebæk Møller and Ulf Thyge Larsen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2002 2:1

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Infants usually respond differently to a neuromuscular relaxant compared to children or adults. Isoflurane is commonly used as an anesthetic gas in infants. In an RCT design, we investigated whether a dose of ...

    Authors: Alejandro A Nava-Ocampo, Ferel T Aguirre-Garay, Elvia Y Velázquez-Armenta and Diana Moyao-García

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2001 1:1

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