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  1. Content type: Research article

    A right-sided double-lumen tube (R-DLT) tends to obstruct the right upper lobe intraoperatively due to anatomical distortion during surgery. If the R-DLT is poorly matched with the patient’s airway anatomy, it...

    Authors: Wei Yu, Zijian Wang, Dapeng Gao, Wei Zhang, Wen Jin, Xuesong Ma and Sihua Qi

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:130

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    Patients undergoing craniotomy operations are prone to various noxious stimuli, many strategies are commenced to provide state of analgesia, for better control of the stress response and to overcome its undesi...

    Authors: Ahmed Abdalla Mohamed, Tarek Ahmed Radwan, Mohamed Mahmoud Mohamed, Hatem Abdellatif Mohamed, Mohamed Farid Mohamed Elemady, Safinaz Hassan Osman, Tamer Fayez Safan, Tamer Mohamed Khair, Norhan Abdelaleem Ali, Rania Samir Fahmy, Mohamed Ibrahim Belita, Shady Rady Abdalla, Ahmed Abdelaziz Seleem, Ehab Mohi Atta, Osama Ismail Zaid, Ahmed Shaker Ragab…

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:129

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    Screening and optimizing patients for OSA in the perioperative period may reduce postoperative complications. However, sleep studies can be difficult to obtain before surgery. Previous surveys reported that th...

    Authors: George Ho, Crispiana Cozowicz, Jean Wong, Mandeep Singh, Enoch Lam, Eva E. Mörwald, Najia Hasan, Stavros G. Memtsoudis and Frances Chung

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:128

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    Inadvertent intraoperative hypothermia (core temperature < 36 °C) is a common but preventable adverse event. This study aimed to determine whether active intraoperative warming reduced bleeding in patients und...

    Authors: Jie Yi, Hao Liang, Ruiyue Song, Hailu Xia and Yuguang Huang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:126

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    Propofol is an excellent hypnotic drug for use in repeated radiation procedures in young children. To date, tolerance to propofol generally does not develop in pediatric patients undergoing radiation therapy. ...

    Authors: RyungA Kang, Byung Seop Shin, Young Hee Shin, Nam-Su Gil, Ye Na Oh and Ji Seon Jeong

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:125

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    Direct laryngoscopy (DL) produce tachycardia and hypertension that could be fatal in a patient with a brain injury. Bonfils fiberscope and C-MAC videolaryngoscope are associated with little hemodynamic instabi...

    Authors: Youssef Ezhar, Frederick D’Aragon and Pablo Echave

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:124

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    Early sepsis diagnosis is crucial for the correct management of burn patients, and it clearly influences outcomes. The systemic inflammatory response triggered by burns mimics sepsis presentation and complicat...

    Authors: Luís Cabral, Vera Afreixo, Rita Meireles, Miguel Vaz, Margarida Marques, Isabel Tourais, Catarina Chaves, Luís Almeida and José Artur Paiva

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:122

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    Spine fusion is a surgical procedure characterized by a significant perioperative bleeding, which often requires red blood cell (RBC) transfusion.

    Authors: Giuseppe Ristagno, Simonetta Beluffi, Guido Menasce, Dario Tanzi, Juan C. Pastore, Giuseppe D’Aviri, Federica Belloli and Giorgio Savoia

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:121

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    In addition to propofol, dexmedetomidine is a suitable alternative for intraoperative sedation in procedures requiring regional anesthesia. To date, however, little is known about the influences of each drug o...

    Authors: Hyun-Jung Shin, Eun-Young Kim, Jung-Won Hwang, Sang-Hwan Do and Hyo-Seok Na

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:120

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    In infants, securing the airway is time-critical because of anatomical and physiological differences related to airway management in children less than 1 year old. The aim of this study was to compare the time...

    Authors: Marc Kriege, Nina Pirlich, Thomas Ott, Eva Wittenmeier and Frank Dette

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:119

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    In Burkina Faso, demographics are changing and we are seeing a growing prevalence of older patients in intensive care units. Elderly people have increased health care needs but there is a lack of geriatric spe...

    Authors: M. Lankoandé, P. Bonkoungou, A. Simporé, G. Somda and R. A. F. Kabore

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:118

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    Steep Trendelenburg during surgery has been associated with many position-related injuries. The American Society of Anesthesiology practice advisory recommends documentation, frequent position checks, avoiding...

    Authors: Fouad G. Souki, Yiliam F. Rodriguez-Blanco, Sravankumar Reddy Polu, Scott Eber and Keith A. Candiotti

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:117

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    Mechanical ventilation (MV) can provide effective breathing support; however, ventilatior-induced lung injury (VILI) has also been widely recognized in clinical practice, including in the healthy lung. Unfortu...

    Authors: Weilin Zhu, Yuansi Huang, Yuqiong Ye and Yafeng Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:116

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    The impact of Goal Directed Fluid Therapy (GDFT) based on the non-invasive Pleth Variability Index (PVI) on clinical outcome after abdominal surgery has only sparingly been explored. The purpose of this study ...

    Authors: Hans Bahlmann, Robert G. Hahn and Lena Nilsson

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:115

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    Decreased perfusion in the lower extremities is one of the several adverse effects of placing patients in a lithotomy or Trendelenburg position during surgery. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of patie...

    Authors: Kenichi Takechi, Sakiko Kitamura, Ichiro Shimizu and Toshihiro Yorozuya

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:114

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    Past studies have demonstrated that goal-directed fluid therapy (GDFT) may be more marginal than previously believed. However, beneficial effects of alpha-1 adrenergic agonists combined with appropriate fluid ...

    Authors: Shuai Feng, Shuyi Yang, Wei Xiao, Xue Wang, Kun Yang and Tianlong Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:113

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  17. Content type: Correction

    We are thankful to Dr. Deepak Gupta (Clinical Assistant Professor Anesthesiology, Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center) for bringing to our attention a typographical error in our manuscript [1].

    Authors: Mansoor Aqil, Mueen Ullah Khan, Saara Mansoor, Saad Mansoor, Rashid Saeed Khokhar and Abdul Sattar Narejo

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:112

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    The original article was published in BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:127

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    The optimal position for surgery is one in which the patient is provided the best possible surgical intervention and put at minimum risk. Different surgical positions may cause changes in tissue perfusion. Thi...

    Authors: Hakan Tapar, Serkan Karaman, Serkan Dogru, Tugba Karaman, Aynur Sahin, Gulsen Genc Tapar, Fatih Altiparmak and Mustafa Suren

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:111

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  19. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to determine whether the use of desflurane (DES) anesthesia combined with bispectral index (BIS) monitoring and warming is effective in reducing anesthesia-controlled operating room time (ACT)...

    Authors: Hong Yu, Lu Zhang, Ye Ma and Hai Yu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:110

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Dental injury is a common perioperative complication, but there are no country specific data available, especially with the use of supraglottic airway devices (SAD). The aims of our study are to report the inc...

    Authors: Yanni Tan, Nivan Loganathan, Kyu Kyu Thinn, Eugene Hern Choon Liu and Ne-Hooi Will Loh

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:108

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The weight-based dosing of ondansetron to reduce hypotension has never been investigated. The aim of this study is to determine the optimal dose of ondansetron required based on the patient’s weight to reduce ...

    Authors: Maliwan Oofuvong, Thitikan Kunapaisal, Orarat Karnjanawanichkul, Nussara Dilokrattanaphijit and Jaranya Leeratiwong

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:105

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Dexmedetomidine infusion improves oxygenation and lung mechanics in patients with chronic obstructive lung disease; however, its effect in patients with restrictive lung disease has not been thoroughly investi...

    Authors: Ahmed Hasanin, Kareem Taha, Bassant Abdelhamid, Ayman Abougabal, Mohamed Elsayad, Amira Refaie, Sarah Amin, Shaimaa Wahba, Heba Omar, Mohamed Maher Kamel, Yaser Abdelwahab and Shereen M. Amin

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:104

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    Dexmedetomidine (DEX), a highly sensitive α2-adrenoceptor agonist that possesses anxiolytic, sedative, and analgesic effects, has been documented as a preventative and treatment for emergence agitation (EA). The ...

    Authors: Fang Chen, Chengyu Wang, Yi Lu, Mengmeng Huang and Zhijian Fu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:103

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Patients undergoing liver transplantation (LT) can develop acute heart failure (HF) in the postoperative period despite having had a normal cardiac evaluation prior to surgery. End-stage liver disease is often...

    Authors: Sonal Sharma, Kunal Karamchandani, Ryan Wilson, Sean Baskin and Dmitri Bezinover

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:102

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is a tool to monitor regional ventilation distribution in patient’s lungs under general anesthesia. The objective of this study was to assess the regional ventilation dist...

    Authors: Szymon Bialka, Maja Copik, Katarzyna Rybczyk, Aleksander Owczarek, Ewa Jedrusik, Damian Czyzewski, Marek Filipowski, Eva Rivas, Kurt Ruetzler, Lukasz Szarpak and Hanna Misiolek

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:101

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  26. Content type: Research article

    We compared cost-effectiveness of anesthesia maintained with sevoflurane or propofol with and without additional monitoring, in the clinical setting of ear-nose-throat surgery.

    Authors: Timea Bocskai, Csaba Loibl, Zoltan Vamos, Gabor Woth, Tihamer Molnar, Lajos Bogar and Laszlo Lujber

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:100

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The increase in endotracheal tube cuff pressure due to nitrous oxide diffusion is a well-known risk during general anesthesia using nitrous oxide. We hypothesized that lubricating endotracheal tube cuffs with ...

    Authors: Yukihide Koyama, Hiroyuki Oshika, Hiroko Nishioka, Naoko Kamoshida, Sousuke Tanaka, Gaku Inagawa and Tomio Andoh

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:99

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    Perioperative temperature management is fundamental to ensure normothermia in patients. Fluid warmers, which have become smaller in size over the past few years, can help to maintain a stable body temperature....

    Authors: Norbert Zoremba, Christian Bruells, Rolf Rossaint and Thomas Breuer

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:98

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Neurodegeneration is associated with changes in basal cellular function due to the dysregulation of autophagy. A recent study introduced the involvement of autophagy during spinal nerve ligation (SNL). Nefopam...

    Authors: Seon-Hee Oh, Myung Ha Yoon, Kyung Joon Lim, Byung Sik Yu, In Gook Jee and Ki Tae Jung

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:97

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Several hypnotic drugs have been previously identified as modulators of food intake, but exact mechanisms remain unknown. Feeding behavior implicates several neuronal populations in the hypothalamic arcuate nu...

    Authors: E. Besnier, T. Clavier, M. C. Tonon, G. Pelletier, B. Dureuil, H. Castel and V. Compère

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:96

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Although the status of women in anesthesiology has advanced by many measures, obtaining career development funding remains challenging. Here, we sought to compare the characteristics of funded career developme...

    Authors: Lena M. Mayes, Cynthia A. Wong, Shanta Zimmer, Ana Fernandez-Bustamante and Karsten Bartels

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:95

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  32. Content type: Case report

    Severe deformity of the thoracolumbar spine may cause difficulty in airway management during induction of anesthesia. Therefore, special attention must be devoted to patient safety.

    Authors: Hyungmo Jeong, Minchul Chae, Hyungseok Seo, Jae-Woo Yi, Jong-Man Kang and Bong-Jae Lee

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:92

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Neuromuscular blocking drugs (NMBD) are administered intra-operatively to facilitate intubation and to achieve muscle relaxation for surgical procedures. Incomplete reversal of NMBD can lead to adverse events ...

    Authors: Khawaja Rashid Hafeez, Arvind Tuteja, Mandeep Singh, David T. Wong, Mahesh Nagappa, Frances Chung and Jean Wong

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:91

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Perioperative hyperglycemia and its associated increase in morbidity and mortality have been well studied in the critical care and cardiac surgery literature. However, there is little data regarding the impact...

    Authors: Amy M. Shanks, Derek T. Woodrum, Sathish S. Kumar, Darrell A. Campbell Jr and Sachin Kheterpal

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:90

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  35. Content type: Research article

    A major challenge in sepsis intervention is unclear risk stratification. We postulated that a panel of biomarkers of lymphocyte apoptosis and immune function, termed the “lymphocyte apoptosis model,” would be ...

    Authors: Wenqiang Jiang, Wenhong Zhong, Yiyu Deng, Chunbo Chen, Qiaosheng Wang, Maohua Zhou, Xusheng Li, Cheng Sun and Hongke Zeng

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:89

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Due to its potential beneficial effects, intra- and postoperative application of intravenous lidocaine has become increasingly accepted over the last couple of years, e.g. in patients undergoing laparoscopic s...

    Authors: Christian P. Both, Jörg Thomas, Philipp K. Bühler, Achim Schmitz, Markus Weiss and Tobias Piegeler

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:88

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Interleukin 2 (IL-2) influences the development and severity of pain due to its antinociceptive and immunomodulatory effects. Its production is influenced by the increased expression of c-Cbl (Casitas B-lineag...

    Authors: Ji Seon Jeong, Ha Yeon Kim, Byung Seop Shin, Ae Ryoung Lee, Ji Hyun Yoon, Tae Soo Hahm and Ja Eun Lee

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:87

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The main objective of this review is to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of the existing evidence related to the analgesic efficacy with the use of conventional, upper arm intravenous regional ane...

    Authors: Valerie Dekoninck, Yasmine Hoydonckx, Marc Van de Velde, Jean-Paul Ory, Jasperina Dubois, Luc Jamaer, Hassanin Jalil and Björn Stessel

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:86

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Ketogenic diet (KD) and exogenous ketone supplements can evoke sustained ketosis, which may modulate sleep and sleep-like effects. However, no studies have been published examining the effect of ketosis on the...

    Authors: Csilla Ari, Zsolt Kovács, Cem Murdun, Andrew P. Koutnik, Craig R. Goldhagen, Christopher Rogers, David Diamond and Dominic P. D’Agostino

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:85

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Inhalation of sevoflurane can induce neuronal apoptosis, cognitive impairment and abnormal behaviors. Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can secret neurotrophic factors and cytokines to protect from oxi...

    Authors: Yanyong Cheng, Yunfeng Jiang, Lei Zhang, Jiayi Wang, Dongdong Chai, Rong Hu, Chunzhu Li, Yu Sun and Hong Jiang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:84

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Current pain assessment and treatment does not address every patient’s requirements. Although the Polish national guidelines for post-operative pain management have been published, many patients experience sev...

    Authors: Michał Borys, Klaudia Zyzak, Agata Hanych, Michał Domagała, Piotr Gałkin, Katarzyna Gałaszkiewicz, Agata Kłaput, Kai Wróblewski, Justyna Miękina, Dariusz Onichimowski and Mirosław Czuczwar

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:83

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Fentanyl and remifentanil are widely used opioids in surgery, but it has not been evaluated whether the choice of opioids during surgery affects the patients’ postoperative quality of recovery. Accordingly, we...

    Authors: Ayako Asakura, Takahiro Mihara and Takahisa Goto

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:81

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