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  1. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  5. 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

    Content type: Correspondence

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  8. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  9. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  16. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  22. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  24. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  27. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  33. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  34. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  35. The perioperative period is characterized by an intense inflammatory response. Perioperative inflammation promotes postoperative morbidity and increases mortality. Blunting the inflammatory response to surgica...

    Authors: Basem Abdelmalak, Ankit Maheshwari, Edward Mascha, Sunita Srivastava, Theodore Marks, WH Wilson Tang, Andrea Kurz and Daniel I Sessler

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2010 10:11

    Content type: Study protocol

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  36. Org 25435 is a new water-soluble alpha-amino acid ester intravenous anaesthetic which proved satisfactory in animal studies. This study aimed to assess the safety, tolerability and efficacy of Org 25435 and to...

    Authors: Ann E Rigby-Jones, J Robert Sneyd, Peter Vijn, Patrick Boen and Maurice Cross

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2010 10:10

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Fenoldopam mesylate is a highly selective dopamine-1 receptor agonist approved for the treatment of hypertensive emergencies that may have a role at low doses in preserving renal function in those at high risk...

    Authors: John W Simmons, Kevin K Chung, Evan M Renz, Christopher E White, Casey L Cotant, Molly A Tilley, Mark O Hardin, John A Jones, Lorne H Blackbourne and Steven E Wolf

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2010 10:9

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Central nervous system changes, circulatory and electrolyte imbalances are the main complications of endoscopic transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) which is known as transurethral resection (TUR) sy...

    Authors: Ayman A Yousef, Ghada A Suliman, Osama M Elashry, Mahmoud D Elsharaby and Abd El-naser K Elgamasy

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2010 10:7

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Performance of patients immediately after anaesthesia is an area of special interest and so a clinical trial was conducted to compare Xenon with Isoflurane anaesthesia. In order to assess the early cognitive r...

    Authors: Ralph Stuttmann, Jens Jakubetz, Kati Schultz, Claudia Schäfer, Sebastian Langer, Utz Ullmann and Peter Hilbert

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2010 10:5

    Content type: Research article

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  40. The present anonymous multicenter online survey was conducted to evaluate the application of regional anaesthesia techniques as well as the used local anaesthetics and adjuncts at German and Austrian universit...

    Authors: Bianca M Wahlen, Norbert Roewer and Peter Kranke

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2010 10:4

    Content type: Research article

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  41. The use of Intra-aortic counterpulsation is a well established supportive therapy for patients in cardiac failure or after cardiac surgery. Blood pressure variations induced by counterpulsation are transmitted...

    Authors: Judith Bellapart, Shureng Geng, Kimble Dunster, Daniel Timms, Adrian G Barnett, Rob Boots and John F Fraser

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2010 10:3

    Content type: Research article

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