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  1. Kinetics of inhaled agents are often described by physiological models. However, many pharmacokinetic concepts, such as context-sensitive half-times, have been developed for drugs described by classical compar...

    Authors: Jan FA Hendrickx, Hendrikus JM Lemmens and Steven L Shafer

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2006 6:7

    Content type: Research article

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  2. When patients are asked what they find most anxiety provoking about having surgery, the top concerns almost always include postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). Only until recently have there been any publ...

    Authors: Alex Macario, Louis Claybon and Joseph V Pergolizzi

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2006 6:6

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Thoracotomy is associated with severe pain that may persist for years. Acupuncture is a complementary therapy with a proven role in pain control. A randomized trial showed that acupuncture was effective in con...

    Authors: Andrew J Vickers, Valerie W Rusch, Vivek T Malhotra, Robert J Downey and Barrie R Cassileth

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2006 6:5

    Content type: Research article

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  4. This animal study was conducted to assess the combined effects of high frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) and prone positioning on pulmonary gas exchange and hemodynamics.

    Authors: Joerg Brederlau, Ralf Muellenbach, Markus Kredel, Clemens Greim and Norbert Roewer

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2006 6:4

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Induction of the COX-2 isoenzyme appears to play a major role in the genesis of central sensitization after nociceptive stimulation. This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of a single, oral dose of the s...

    Authors: David Burns, Lindsay Hill, Michael Essandoh, Tomasz M Jarzembowski, H Gregg Schuler and Piotr K Janicki

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2006 6:3

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Chronic alveolar hypoxia results in sustained arterial constriction, and increase in pulmonary vascular resistance leading to pulmonary artery hypertension (PAHT). The aim of this study was to investigate the ...

    Authors: Nazinigouba Ouédraogo, Boutchi Mounkaïla, Huguette Crevel, Roger Marthan and Etienne Roux

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2006 6:2

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Cervicogenic headache (CEH) is a unilateral headache localised in the neck or occipital region, projecting to the frontal and temporal regions. Since the pathogenesis of this syndrome appears to have an anatom...

    Authors: Sara RS Haspeslagh, Hans A Van Suijlekom, Inge E Lamé, Alfons GH Kessels, Maarten van Kleef and Wim EJ Weber

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2006 6:1

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Postoperative epidural fibrosis may contribute to between 5% to 60% of the poor surgical outcomes following decompressive surgery. Correlations have been reported between epidural scarring and radicular pain, ...

    Authors: Laxmaiah Manchikanti, Mark V Boswell, Jose J Rivera, Vidya Sagar Pampati, Kim S Damron, Carla D McManus, Doris E Brandon and Sue R Wilson

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2005 5:10

    Content type: Research article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Debate

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  15. 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

    Content type: Technical advance

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  21. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research article

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