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  1. Aim of the study was to compare the short-term effects of oxygen therapy via a high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) on functional and subjective respiratory parameters in patients with acute hypoxic respiratory fail...

    Authors: Norbert Schwabbauer, Björn Berg, Gunnar Blumenstock, Michael Haap, Jürgen Hetzel and Reimer Riessen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:66

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Following the 2009 H1N1 Influenza pandemic, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) emerged as a viable alternative in selected, severe cases of ARDS. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) is a major p...

    Authors: David B Tulman, Stanislaw P A Stawicki, Bryan A Whitson, Saarik C Gupta, Ravi S Tripathi, Michael S Firstenberg, Don Hayes Jr, Xuzhong Xu and Thomas J Papadimos

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:65

    Content type: Debate

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  3. Bedside assessment of lung volume in clinical practice is crucial to adapt ventilation strategy. We compared bedside measures of lung volume by helium multiple-breath washout technique (EELVMBW,He) and effective ...

    Authors: Gergely Albu, Ferenc Petak, Tristan Zand, Magnus Hallbäck, Mats Wallin and Walid Habre

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:64

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Craniotomy patients have a high incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). This prospective, randomized, double-blind, multi-center study was performed to evaluate the efficacy of prophylactic ramo...

    Authors: Jung-Hee Ryu, Ji-Eun Lee, Young-Jin Lim, Deok-Man Hong, Hee-Pyoung Park, Jong-In Han, Hee-Jung Baik, Hyun-Zu Kim, Kyeong-Tae Min and Sang-Hwan Do

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:63

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Fluid management in the perioperative period has been extensively studied but, despite that, “the right amount” still remains uncertain. The purpose of this paper is to summarize the state of the art of intrao...

    Authors: Giorgio Della Rocca, Luigi Vetrugno, Gabriella Tripi, Cristian Deana, Federico Barbariol and Livia Pompei

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:62

    Content type: Debate

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  6. Robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) gained much popularity during the last decade. Although the influence of intraoperative fluid management on patients’ outcome has been largely discussed in ge...

    Authors: Tobias Piegeler, Pamela Dreessen, Sereina M Graber, Sarah R Haile, Daniel Max Schmid and Beatrice Beck-Schimmer

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:61

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The reversal efficacy of 2% lipid emulsion in cardiac asystole induced by different concentrations of bupivacaine is poorly defined and needs to be determined.

    Authors: Hongfei Chen, Yun Xia, Binbin Zhu, Xiawei Hu, Shihao Xu, Limei Chen, Thomas J Papadimos, Wantie Wang, Quanguang Wang and Xuzhong Xu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:60

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Patients ≥80 years of age are increasingly being admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). The impact of relevant variables, such comorbidities and performance status, on short-term outcomes in the very elder...

    Authors: Fernando G Zampieri and Fernando Colombari

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:59

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Bilateral regional brain oxygen saturation (rSO2) trends, reflecting intraoperative brain oxygen imbalance, could warn of brain dysfunction. Various types of cognitive impairment, such as memory decline, alterati...

    Authors: Fátima Salazar, Marta Doñate, Teresa Boget, Ana Bogdanovich, Misericordia Basora, Ferran Torres, Isabel Gracia and Neus Fàbregas

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:58

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Acute lung injury (ALI) is associated with high mortality due to the lack of effective therapeutic strategies. Mechanical ventilation itself can cause ventilator-induced lung injury. Pulmonary vascular barrier...

    Authors: Tobias Piegeler, Randal O Dull, Guochang Hu, Maricela Castellon, Andreia Z Chignalia, Ruben G Koshy, E Gina Votta-Velis, Alain Borgeat, David E Schwartz, Beatrice Beck-Schimmer and Richard D Minshall

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:57

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Postoperative sore throat and hoarseness are common minor complications following airway manipulation. This study was primarily done to determine gender differences in the incidence of these symptoms and the l...

    Authors: Maria Jaensson, Anil Gupta and Ulrica Nilsson

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:56

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  12. The toxicity of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) is less than that of cytotoxic agents. The reports of dramatic response and improvement in performance status with the use...

    Authors: Te-Chun Hsia, Chih-Yen Tu and Hung-Jen Chen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:55

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Ischemic or volatile anesthetic preconditioning is defined as tissue protection from impending ischemic cell damage by repetitive short periods of tissue exposure to ischemia or volatile anesthetics. Objective...

    Authors: Axel Fudickar, Sarah Kunath, Dana Voß, Markus Siggelkow, Erol Cavus, Markus Steinfath and Berthold Bein

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:54

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  14. This study compared efficacy and safety of the selective relaxant binding agent sugammadex (2 mg/kg) with neostigmine (50 μg/kg) for neuromuscular blockade (NMB) reversal in Chinese and Caucasian subjects.

    Authors: Xinmin Wu, Helle Oerding, Jin Liu, Bernard Vanacker, Shanglong Yao, Vegard Dahl, Lize Xiong, Casper Claudius, Yun Yue, Yuguang Huang, Esther Abels, Henk Rietbergen and Tiffany Woo

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:53

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  15. Effectiveness of the donation request is generally measured by consent rates, rather than by relatives’ satisfaction with their decision. Our aim was to elicit Dutch ICU staffs’ views and experiences with the ...

    Authors: Jack de Groot, Myrra Vernooij-Dassen, Anneke de Vries, Cornelia Hoedemaekers, Andries Hoitsma, Wim Smeets and Evert van Leeuwen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:52

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  16. Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) of the lungs facilitates visualization of ventilation distribution during mechanical ventilation. Its intraoperative use could provide the basis for individual optimizatio...

    Authors: Maximilian S Schaefer, Viktoria Wania, Bea Bastin, Ursula Schmalz, Peter Kienbaum, Martin Beiderlinden and Tanja A Treschan

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:51

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  17. Shoulder surgery is often performed in the beach-chair position, a position associated with arterial hypotension and subsequent risk of cerebral ischaemia. It can be performed under general anaesthesia or with...

    Authors: Hauke Janssen, Roland von Stosch, Rupert Pöschl, Benedikt Büttner, Martin Bauer, José Maria Hinz and Ingo Bergmann

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:50

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Complete heart block in pregnancy has serious implications particularly during the period of delivery. This is more so if the delivery is an operative one as the presence of heart block may produce haemodynami...

    Authors: Vineya Rai, Ina I Shariffuddin, Yoo K Chan, Rajesh K Muniandy, Kang K Wong and Sukcharanjit Singh

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:49

    Content type: Case report

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  19. Communication and information in order to reduce anxiety in the intensive care unit (ICU) has been described as area needing improvement. Therefore, the aim of this trial was to evaluate whether a structured i...

    Authors: Steffen Fleischer, Almuth Berg, Johann Behrens, Oliver Kuss, Ralf Becker, Annegret Horbach and Thomas R Neubert

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:48

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Non-invasive measures of vascular reactivity have emerged to refine cardiovascular risk. However, limited data exists investigating vascular reactivity as a preoperative diagnostic tool for anesthesiologists. ...

    Authors: Robert Schier, Volker Schick, Ashley Amsbaugh, Jorge Aguilar, Mike Hernandez, Reza J Mehran, Bernhard Riedel and Jochen Hinkelbein

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:47

    Content type: Research article

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  21. In critically ill patients, glucose control with insulin mandates time– and blood–consuming glucose monitoring. Blood glucose level fluctuations are accompanied by metabolomic changes that alter the compositio...

    Authors: Jan Hendrik Leopold, Roosmarijn TM van Hooijdonk, Peter J Sterk, Ameen Abu-Hanna, Marcus J Schultz and Lieuwe DJ Bos

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:46

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Transcranial Doppler can detect cerebral perfusion alteration in septic patients. We correlate static Transcranial Doppler findings with clinical signs of sepsis-associated encephalopathy.

    Authors: Charalampos Pierrakos, Rachid Attou, Laurence Decorte, Athanasios Kolyviras, Stefano Malinverni, Philippe Gottignies, Jacques Devriendt and David De Bels

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:45

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  23. The impact of anesthetic equipment on clinical practice parameters associated with development of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) has not been extensively studied. We hypothesized a change in anesth...

    Authors: James M Blum, Victor Davila, Michael J Stentz, Ronald Dechert, Elizabeth Jewell and Milo Engoren

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:44

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Reported perioperative pulmonary aspiration (POPA) rates have substantial variation. Perioperative hypoxemia (POH), a manifestation of POPA, has been infrequently studied beyond the PACU, for patients undergoi...

    Authors: C Michael Dunham, Barbara M Hileman, Amy E Hutchinson, Elisha A Chance and Gregory S Huang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:43

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Inhalation of TIP peptides that mimic the lectin-like domain of TNF-α is a novel approach to attenuate pulmonary oedema on the threshold to clinical application. A placebo-controlled porcine model of acute res...

    Authors: Erik K Hartmann, Rainer Thomas, Tanghua Liu, Joanna Stefaniak, Alexander Ziebart, Bastian Duenges, Daniel Eckle, Klaus Markstaller and Matthias David

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:42

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Development and validation of automated electronic medical record (EMR) search strategies is important in identifying extubation failure in the intensive care unit (ICU). We developed and validated an automate...

    Authors: Muhammad Adeel Rishi, Rahul Kashyap, Gregory Wilson and Sara Hocker

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:41

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Perioperative goal directed therapy (GDT) can substantially improve the outcomes of high risk surgical patients as shown by many clinical studies. However, the approach needs initial investment and can increas...

    Authors: Jan Benes, Jan Zatloukal, Alena Simanova, Ivan Chytra and Eduard Kasal

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:40

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  28. Tracheal intubation without muscle relaxants is usually performed with remifentanil and propofol or sevoflurane. Remifentanil 1.0 to 4.0 μg·kg-1 and propofol 2.0-3.0 mg·kg-1 or sevoflurane up to 8.0 Vol% provide ...

    Authors: Thomas Mencke, Refa Maria Jacobs, Susann Machmueller, Martin Sauer, Christine Heidecke, Anja Kallert, Hans Wilhelm Pau, Gabriele Noeldge-Schomburg and Attila Ovari

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:39

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  29. Placement of advanced airways has been associated with worsened neurologic outcome in survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. These findings have been attributed to factors such as inexperienced operators...

    Authors: Nita Khandelwal, Richard E Galgon, Marwan Ali and Aaron M Joffe

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:38

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  30. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a life-saving bridging procedure in patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Official indications for ECMO are unclear for immunocompromise...

    Authors: Francesco Giuseppe De Rosa, Vito Fanelli, Silvia Corcione, Rosario Urbino, Chiara Bonetto, Davide Ricci, Mauro Rinaldi, Giovanni Di Perri, Stefano Bonora and Marco V Ranieri

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:37

    Content type: Case report

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  31. Prophylactic fluid preloading before spinal anesthesia has been a routine procedure to prevent maternal hypotension during cesarean delivery. Unlike colloid, timing of infusion of crystalloid may be important ...

    Authors: Ah-Young Oh, Jung-Won Hwang, In-Ae Song, Mi-Hyun Kim, Jung-Hee Ryu, Hee-Pyoung Park, Yeong-Tae Jeon and Sang-Hwan Do

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:36

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  32. There is limited information on the impact on perioperative fluid intervention on complications and length of hospital stay following pancreaticoduodenectomy. Therefore, we conducted a detailed analysis of flu...

    Authors: Laurence Weinberg, Derrick Wong, Dharshi Karalapillai, Brett Pearce, Chong O Tan, Stanley Tay, Chris Christophi, Larry McNicol and Mehrdad Nikfarjam

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:35

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  33. Precise control of anesthetic depth during electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is crucial because most intravenous anesthetics have anticonvulsant effects. In this study, we investigated the association between an...

    Authors: Hsing-Hao Huang, Chun-Yu Wu, Feng-Sheng Lin, Yi-Ping Wang, Wei-Zen Sun, Chih-Peng Lin and Shou-Zen Fan

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:34

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  34. Tramadol is an atypical centrally acting analgesic agent available as both oral and parenteral preparations. For patients who are unable to take tramadol orally, the subcutaneous route of administration offers...

    Authors: Neil M Dooney, Krishnaswamy Sundararajan, Tharapriya Ramkumar, Andrew A Somogyi, Richard N Upton, Jennifer Ong, Stephanie N O’Connor, Marianne J Chapman and Guy L Ludbrook

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:33

    Content type: Research article

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  35. The population of obese patients is progressively growing and bariatric operations are becoming increasingly common. Morbidly obese patients require special anesthetic care and are often considered to be diffi...

    Authors: Michal Barak, Ahmad Assalia, Ahmad Mahajna, Bishara Bishara, Alexander Braginski and Yoram Kluger

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:31

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  36. Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) involves the risk of transurethral resection (TUR) syndrome owing to hyponatremia. Irrigation fluid type, duration of operation, and weight of resected mass have ...

    Authors: Junko Nakahira, Toshiyuki Sawai, Atsushi Fujiwara and Toshiaki Minami

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:30

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  37. We devised this study to quantify the effect of age on the consumption of cisatracurium under general anaesthesia, using a computer controlled closed loop infusion system. We further investigated this effect o...

    Authors: Shehzaad Joomye, Donglai Yan, Haiyun Wang, Guoqiang Zhou and Guolin Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:29

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  38. Emulsified isoflurane (EIso) is a novel intravenous general anesthetic, which can provide rapid anesthetic induction and recovery. EIso preconditioning could attenuate heart, lung and liver ischemia/reperfusio...

    Authors: Zhaojun Qin, En Lv, Leyun Zhan, Xiangfei Xing, Jianli Jiang and Min Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:28

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  39. There is no available data on clinical outcome in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) complicated by cardiogenic shock who are supported by an intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) in combination with e...

    Authors: Taek Kyu Park, Jeong Hoon Yang, Seung-Hyuk Choi, Young Bin Song, Joo-Yong Hahn, Jin-Ho Choi, Kiick Sung, Young Tak Lee and Hyeon-Cheol Gwon

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:27

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  40. Stimulating catheters offer the possibility of delivering an electrical charge via the tip of the catheter. This may be advantageous as it allows verifying if the catheter tip is in close proximity to the targ...

    Authors: Karin PW Schoenmakers, Petra JC Heesterbeek, Nigel TM Jack and Rudolf Stienstra

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:26

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  41. In Sweden, airway guidelines aimed toward improving patient safety have been recommended by the Swedish Society of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine. Adherence to evidence-based airway guidelines is know...

    Authors: Kati Knudsen, Ulrika Pöder, Marieann Högman, Anders Larsson and Ulrica Nilsson

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:25

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  42. Several case series and small randomized controlled trials suggest that therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) improves coagulation, hemodynamics and possibly survival in severe sepsis. However, the exact role of T...

    Authors: Johannes Hadem, Carsten Hafer, Andrea S Schneider, Olaf Wiesner, Gernot Beutel, Thomas Fuehner, Tobias Welte, Marius M Hoeper and Jan T Kielstein

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:24

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  43. The sympathetic nervous system is considered to modulate the endotoxin-induced activation of immune cells. Here we investigate whether thoracic epidural anesthesia with its regional symapathetic blocking effec...

    Authors: Fabian Enigk, Antje Wagner, Rudi Samapati, Heike Rittner, Alexander Brack, Shaaban A Mousa, Michael Schäfer, Helmut Habazettl and Jörn Schäper

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:23

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  44. Biofilm accumulates within the endotracheal tube (ETT) early after intubation. Contaminated secretions in the ETT are associated with increased risk for microbial dissemination in the distal airways and increa...

    Authors: Andrea Coppadoro, Giacomo Bellani, Alfio Bronco, Roberto Borsa, Alberto Lucchini, Simone Bramati, Leonello Avalli, Roberto Marcolin and Antonio Pesenti

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:22

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  45. Factors capable of impacting hospital mortality in patients with septic shock remain uncertain. Our objective was to identify predictors of hospital mortality among patients who received appropriate antimicrob...

    Authors: David D Leedahl, Heather A Personett, Ognjen Gajic, Rahul Kashyap and Garrett E Schramm

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:21

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  46. The aim of this study was to evaluate pre- and post-operative brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels and compare the power of this test in predicting in-hospital major adverse cardiac events (MACE: atrial fibr...

    Authors: Luigi Vetrugno, Nicola Langiano, Renato Gisonni, Alessandro Rizzardo, Paola Enrica Venchiarutti, Michele Divella, Livia Pompei, Araldo Causero and Giorgio Della Rocca

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:20

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  47. Intracranial-pressure (ICP) monitoring is considered standard care for severe traumatic brain injury and is used frequently, but the efficacy of treatment based on monitoring in patients with hemorrhagic strok...

    Authors: Jingsong Zeng, Ping Zheng, Wusong Tong and Weimin Fang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:19

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  48. Non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have been proposed as part of a multimodal postoperative analgesia in patients operated for colorectal cancer. However, whether these drugs are prescribed and taken...

    Authors: Hans-Christian Pommergaard, Mads Klein, Jakob Burcharth, Jacob Rosenberg and Jørgen B Dahl

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:18

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  49. The volatile anesthetic isoflurane protects the heart from hypoxia/reperfusion (H/R) injury. However, it is still incompletely understood whether isoflurane exerts its protective role through preventing mitoch...

    Authors: Wanjun Wu, Xianju Zhou, Ping Liu, Weidong Fei, Li Li and Huifang Yun

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2014 14:17

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