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  1. Postoperative nausea and vomiting after general anesthesia is not only an unpleasant problem affecting 20-30% of surgical patients but may also lead to severe postoperative complications. There is a particular...

    Authors: Ignazio Tarantino, Ulrich Beutner, Walter Kolb, Sascha A Müller, Cornelia Lüthi, Andreas Lüthi, Bruno M Schmied, Thomas Clerici and Rene Warschkow

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2013 13:19

    Content type: Study protocol

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  2. Ultrasound gels may contain propylene glycol and glycerol, which are neurotoxic in high concentrations. If the needle passes through gel during regional anesthesia, gel may be injected near the nerve. It is un...

    Authors: David Belavy, Nana Sunn, Queenie Lau and Thomas Robertson

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2013 13:18

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Microcirculatory driving pressure is defined as the difference between post-arteriolar and venular pressure. In previous research, an absence of correlation between mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) and micro...

    Authors: Namkje AR Vellinga, Can Ince and E Christiaan Boerma

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2013 13:17

    Content type: Research article

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  4. As peripheral nerve blockade has increased significantly over the past decade, resident education and exposure to peripheral nerve blocks has also increased. This survey assessed the levels of exposure and con...

    Authors: Tiffany Sun Moon, Eunjung Lim and Sakura Kinjo

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2013 13:16

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Hyperthermic isolated limb perfusion (HILP) is used for patients with intractable or extensive in-transit metastatic melanoma of the limb to deliver high concentrations of cytotoxic agents to the affected limb...

    Authors: Heiner Ruschulte, Serena Shi, William W Tseng, Kerstin Kolodzie, Philip C Crawford, Darren B Schneider, Mohammed Kashani-Sabet, David Minor, Christian Apfel and Stanley PL Leong

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2013 13:15

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Currently, in the field of general anesthesia, balanced anesthesia in combination with analgesic, hypnotic, and muscle relaxant is commonly used. Remifentanil is the standard analgesic used in balanced anesthe...

    Authors: Taketo Shinoda, Wakako Murakami, Yasuo Takamichi, Hiroki Iizuka, Masaaki Tanaka and Yuto Kuwasako

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2013 13:14

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Abdominal surgery carries significant morbidity and mortality, which is in turn associated with an enormous use of healthcare resources. We describe the clinical course of 30 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients...

    Authors: Paola Di Carlo, Gaspare Gulotta, Alessandra Casuccio, Gianni Pantuso, Maurizio Raineri, Clizia Airò Farulla, Sebastiano Bonventre, Giuliana Guadagnino, Daniela Ingrassia, Gianfranco Cocorullo, Caterina Mammina and Antonino Giarratano

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2013 13:13

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Sepsis-induced cardiac dysfunction may limit fluid responsiveness and the mechanism thereof remains unclear. Since cardiac function may affect the relative value of cardiac filling pressures, such as the recom...

    Authors: Ronald J Trof, Ibrahim Danad and AB Johan Groeneveld

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2013 13:12

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Studies suggest that in patients admitted to intensive care units (ICU), physical functional status (PFS) improves over time, but does not return to the same level as before ICU admission. The goal of this stu...

    Authors: Jaqueline S Haas, Cassiano Teixeira, Claudia R Cabral, Alessandra H D Fleig, Ana Paula R Freitas, Erika C Treptow, Márcia IB Rizzotto, André S Machado, Patrícia C Balzano, Márcio P Hetzel, Daniele M Dallegrave, Roselaine P Oliveira, Augusto Savi and Silvia RR Vieira

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2013 13:11

    Content type: Research article

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  10. While pentobarbital has been used extensively in neurophysiological experiments investigating activity in peripheral nerves, it has fallen out of favor as an anesthetic because of safety concerns and is often ...

    Authors: Ju-Wen Cheng, Alison I Weber and Sliman J Bensmaia

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2013 13:10

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Sodium nitroprusside (SNP) is a potent vasodilator that has been used to induce deliberate hypotension in children during surgery involving significant blood loss, including craniofacial and spinal fusion proc...

    Authors: Gregory B Hammer, Sara G Connolly, Scott R Schulman, Andrew Lewandowski, Carol Cohane, Tammy L Reece, Ravinder Anand, Jeff Mitchell and David R Drover

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2013 13:9

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Poor characterization of propofol pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in the morbidly obese (MO) pediatric population poses dosing challenges. This study was conducted to evaluate propofol total intravenous ...

    Authors: Vidya Chidambaran, Senthilkumar Sadhasivam, Jeroen Diepstraten, Hope Esslinger, Shareen Cox, Beverly M Schnell, Paul Samuels, Thomas Inge, Alexander A Vinks and Catherijne A Knibbe

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2013 13:8

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a supportive therapy and its success depends on optimal drug therapy along with other supportive care. Emerging evidence suggests significant interactions between ...

    Authors: Kiran Shekar, Jason A Roberts, Maree T Smith, Yoke L Fung and John F Fraser

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2013 13:7

    Content type: Study protocol

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  14. Varied and fragmented care plans undertaken by different practitioners currently expose surgical patients to lapses in expected care, increase the chance for operational mistakes and accidents, and often resul...

    Authors: Thomas R Vetter, Lee A Goeddel, Arthur M Boudreaux, Thomas R Hunt, Keith A Jones and Jean-Francois Pittet

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2013 13:6

    Content type: Debate

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  15. Goal-directed fluid therapy (GDFT) has been shown to reduce complications and hospital length of stay following major surgery. However, there has been no assessment regarding its use in clinical practice.

    Authors: Sanket Srinivasa, Arman Kahokehr, Mattias Soop, Matthew Taylor and Andrew G Hill

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2013 13:5

    Content type: Research article

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  16. In 1993, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) published guidelines stating that automatic perioperative suspension of Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders conflicts with patients’ rights to self-determin...

    Authors: Christopher M Burkle, Keith M Swetz, Matthew H Armstrong and Mark T Keegan

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2013 13:2

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The widespread of hallux valgus surgery in a day care setting enhanced the role of regional anaesthesia in the last few years. Sciatic nerve block at popliteal fossa has been shown to provide safe and effectiv...

    Authors: Rita Cataldo, Massimiliano Carassiti, Fabio Costa, Matteo Martuscelli, Maria Benedetto, Francesco Cancilleri, Andrea Marinozzi and Nicolò Martinelli

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2012 12:33

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The purpose of our study was to organize the literature regarding the efficacy of modern videolaryngoscopes in oral endotracheal intubation, then perform a quality assessment according to recommended external ...

    Authors: David W Healy, Oana Maties, David Hovord and Sachin Kheterpal

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2012 12:32

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Epidural Anesthesia (EA) is a well-established procedure. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the incidence of immediate complications following epidural puncture, such as sanguineous puncture, accide...

    Authors: Andreas Meyer-Bender, Andrea Kern, Bernhard Pollwein, Alexander Crispin and Philip M Lang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2012 12:31

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Given the expanding scope of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and its variable impact on drug pharmacokinetics as observed in neonatal studies, it is imperative that the effects of the device on the ...

    Authors: Kiran Shekar, Jason A Roberts, Susan Welch, Hergen Buscher, Sam Rudham, Fay Burrows, Sussan Ghassabian, Steven C Wallis, Bianca Levkovich, Vin Pellegrino, Shay McGuinness, Rachael Parke, Eileen Gilder, Adrian G Barnett, James Walsham, Daniel V Mullany…

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2012 12:29

    Content type: Study protocol

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  21. Signs of serious clinical events overlap with those of sepsis. We hypothesised that any education on severe sepsis/septic shock may affect the outcome of all hospital patients. We designed this study to assess...

    Authors: Maurizia Capuzzo, Marco Rambaldi, Giovanni Pinelli, Manuela Campesato, Antonia Pigna, Marco Zanello, Maria Barbagallo, Massimo Girardis and Elena Toschi

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2012 12:28

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Enhanced bleeding remains a serious problem after cardiac surgery, and fibrinolysis is often involved. We speculate that lower plasma concentrations of plasminogen activator inhibitor – 1 (PAI-1) preoperativel...

    Authors: Agnese Ozolina, Eva Strike, Inta Jaunalksne, Angelika Krumina, Lars J Bjertnaes and Indulis Vanags

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2012 12:27

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The efficacy of epidural steroid injections in the management of chronic low back pain is disputed, yet the technique remains popular amongst physicians and patients alike. This study assesses the cost effecti...

    Authors: David K Whynes, Robert A McCahon, Andrew Ravenscroft and Jonathan Hardman

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2012 12:26

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Left ventricular (LV) dysfunction is well documented in the critically ill. We assessed 1-year mortality in relation to cardiac biomarkers and LV function parameters by echocardiography in patients with shock.

    Authors: Lill Bergenzaun, Hans Öhlin, Petri Gudmundsson, Joachim Düring, Ronnie Willenheimer and Michelle S Chew

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2012 12:25

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Although a device is needed to continuously measure blood glucose levels within an intensive care setting, and several large-scale prospective studies have shown that patients might benefit from intensive insu...

    Authors: Johannes B Zimmermann, Monika Lehmann, Stefan Hofer, Johannes Hüsing, Catharina Alles, Jens Werner, Jürgen Stiller, Wolfgang Künnecke, Steffen Luntz, Johann Motsch and Markus A Weigand

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2012 12:24

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  26. Beach chair positioning during general anesthesia is associated with a high incidence of cerebral desaturation; poor neurological outcome is a growing concern. There are no published data pertaining to changes...

    Authors: Paul Picton, Andrew Dering, Bruce Miller, Amy Shanks and George A Mashour

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2012 12:23

    Content type: Study protocol

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  27. Hyperventilation may be used to hasten recovery from general anesthesia with potent inhaled anesthetics. However, its effect may be less pronounced with the newer, less soluble agents, and it may result in reh...

    Authors: Andre M De Wolf, Tom C Van Zundert, Sofie De Cooman and Jan F Hendrickx

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2012 12:22

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The Functional Comorbidity Index (FCI) was recently developed to predict physical function in acute lung injury patients using comorbidity data. Our objectives were to determine: (1) the inter-rater reliabilit...

    Authors: Eddy Fan, Jeneen M Gifford, Satish Chandolu, Elizabeth Colantuoni, Peter J Pronovost and Dale M Needham

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2012 12:21

    Content type: Research article

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  29. ERCP practically requires moderate to deep sedation controlled by a combination of benzodiazepine and opiod. Propofol as a sole agent may cause oversedation. A combination (cocktail) of infused propofol, meper...

    Authors: Phonthep Angsuwatcharakon, Rungsun Rerknimitr, Wiriyaporn Ridtitid, Pradermchai Kongkam, Sahadol Poonyathawon, Yuwadee Ponauthai, Sakolkan Sumdin and Pinit Kullavanijaya

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2012 12:20

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Approximately 90 haemoglobinopathies have been identified that result in abnormally high oxygen affinity. One of these is haemoglobinopathy York (HbY), first described in 1976. HbY causes an extreme leftward s...

    Authors: Enrico Monaca, Tobias Jüttner, Norbert Gattermann and Michael Winterhalter

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2012 12:19

    Content type: Case report

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  31. The i-gel™, LMA-Supreme (LMA-S) and Laryngeal Tube Suction-D (LTS-D) are single-use supraglottic airway devices with an inbuilt drainage channel. We compared them with regard to their position in situ as well as ...

    Authors: Sebastian G Russo, Stephan Cremer, Tamara Galli, Christoph Eich, Anselm Bräuer, Thomas A Crozier, Martin Bauer and Micha Strack

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2012 12:18

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Electrolyte values are measured in most critically ill intensive care unit (ICU) patients using both an arterial blood gas analyzer (ABG) and a central laboratory auto-analyzer (AA). The aim of the present stu...

    Authors: Yasemin U Budak, Kagan Huysal and Murat Polat

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2012 12:17

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Practices for withholding or withdrawing therapy vary according to professional, cultural and religious differences. No Danish-validated questionnaire examining withholding and withdrawing practices exists, th...

    Authors: Hanne Irene Jensen, Jette Ammentorp, Mogens Erlandsen and Helle Ørding

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2012 12:16

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  34. Intravenous fluid is recommended in international guidelines to improve patient post-operative symptoms, particularly nausea and vomiting. The optimum fluid regimen has not been established. This prospective, ...

    Authors: Ivan Hayes, Raza Rathore, Kingsley Enohumah, Edgar Mocanu, Deepak Kumar and Conan McCaul

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2012 12:15

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  35. We made a survey among Finnish anesthesiologists concerning the current perioperative anesthetic practice of hip fracture patients for further development in patient care.

    Authors: Mirka Soinikoski, Kristiina Kuusniemi, Jouko Jalonen, Sari Kuitunen, Tapani Tuppurainen and Kari Leino

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2012 12:14

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are routinely used in systematic reviews and meta-analyses that help inform healthcare and policy decision making. The proper reporting of RCTs is important because it acts ...

    Authors: Victoria Borg Debono, Shiyuan Zhang, Chenglin Ye, James Paul, Aman Arya, Lindsay Hurlburt, Yamini Murthy and Lehana Thabane

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2012 12:13

    Content type: Research article

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  37. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  38. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  39. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  40. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  41. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  42. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  43. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  44. 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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