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  1. Content type: Research article

    Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) pathways have been shown in multiple surgical disciplines to improve outcomes, including reduced opioid consumption, length of stay, and post-operative nausea and vomitin...

    Authors: Catherine Chiu, Pedram Aleshi, Laura J. Esserman, Christina Inglis-Arkell, Edward Yap, Elizabeth L. Whitlock and Monica W. Harbell

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:41

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  2. Content type: Editorial

    Although significant advances in clinical monitoring technology and clinical practice development have taken place in the last several decades, in this editorial we argue that much more still needs to be done....

    Authors: D. John Doyle, Ashraf A. Dahaba and Yannick LeManach

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:39

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:58

  3. Content type: Research article

    Radical surgery for colorectal cancer, associated with moderate to severe postoperative pain, needs multimodal analgesia with opioid for analgesia. Despite considerable advancements, the psychological implicat...

    Authors: Yanqing Yang, Jianping Wu, Huiling Li, Sujuan Ye, Xiaoying Xu, Ling Cheng, Lina Zhu, Zhiyou Peng and Zhiying Feng

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:37

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Opioid-induced cough (OIC) is one of the most common complications of opioids during anesthesia induction. This study was designed to assess the incidence of OIC mediated by different intravenous route.

    Authors: Jiabei He, Ling Zhu, Huichen Zhu, Xinyu Gu, Peiying Li, Yuting Yang and Liqun Yang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:38

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the present study was to verify whether propofol impaired learning and memory through the interplay of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor with brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)-tyrosine kin...

    Authors: Junfei Zhou, Fang Wang, Jun Zhang, Jianfeng Li, Li Ma, Tieli Dong and Zhigang Zhuang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:35

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The morbidity and mortality of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) remains high, and the strategic focus of ARDS research has shifted toward identifying patients at high risk of mortality early in the c...

    Authors: I-Chen Chen, Chew-Teng Kor, Ching-Hsiung Lin, Jane Kuo, Jang-Zern Tsai, Wen-Je Ko and Cheng-Deng Kuo

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:34

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The benefits of lung-protective ventilation (LPV) with a low tidal volume (6 mL/kg of ideal body weight [IBW]), limited plateau pressure (< 28–30 cm H2O), and appropriate positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) i...

    Authors: Seung Hyun Kim, Sungwon Na, Woo Kyung Lee, Hyunwoo Choi and Jeongmin Kim

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:33

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Spinal cord ischemic injury remains a serious complication of open surgical and endovascular aortic procedures. Simvastatin has been reported to be associated with neuroprotective effect after spinal cord isch...

    Authors: Jung-Hee Ryu, Jin-woo Park, Jin-Young Hwang, Seong-Joo Park, Jin-Hee Kim, Hye-Min Sohn and Sung Hee Han

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:31

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Impedance Cardiography (ICG) is a non-invasive tool for continuous hemodynamic monitoring. Aims of our study were to assess the utility of ICG to evaluate the hemodynamic impact of 6 mg (GL6) vs 8 mg (GL8) lev...

    Authors: Alessandro D’Ambrosio, Antonella Cotoia, Renata Beck, Potito Salatto, Lada Zibar and Gilda Cinnella

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:32

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Stressful patient experiences during the intensive care unit (ICU) stay is associated with reduced satisfaction in High Income Countries (HICs) but has not been explored in Lower and Middle Income Countries (L...

    Authors: Lalitha Pieris, Ponsuge Chathurani Sigera, Ambepitiyawaduge Pubudu De Silva, Sithum Munasinghe, Aasiyah Rashan, Priyantha Lakmini Athapattu, Kosala Saroj Amarasiri Jayasinghe, Kerstein Samarasinghe, Abi Beane, Arjen M. Dondorp and Rashan Haniffa

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:30

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The discrepancy between demand and supply for liver transplants (LT) has led to an increased transplantation of organs from extended criteria donors (ECD).

    Authors: Felix Kork, Alexandra Rimek, Anne Andert, Niklas Jurek Becker, Christoph Heidenhain, Ulf P. Neumann, Daniela Kroy, Anna B. Roehl, Rolf Rossaint and Marc Hein

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:29

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The primary goal of this study was to determine whether administration of intrathecal morphine reduces postoperative pain. The secondary goal was to determine the effect of intrathecal morphine upon circulatin...

    Authors: Martin Kaczocha, Syed Azim, James Nicholson, Mario J. Rebecchi, Yong Lu, Tian Feng, Jamie L. Romeiser, Ruth Reinsel, Sabeen Rizwan, Shivam Shodhan, Nora D. Volkow and Helene Benveniste

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:27

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Patients who use angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs)/angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) are prone to developing side effects like hypotension and even refractory hypotension during anesthesia...

    Authors: Qiong Ling, Yu Gu, Jiaxin Chen, Yansheng Chen, Yongyong Shi, Gaofeng Zhao and Qianqian Zhu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:26

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Children with obstructive sleep apnea are at high risk for perioperative airway obstruction. Many “at risk” children may remain unrecognized. The aim of this study is to find a clinically practicable test to i...

    Authors: Joerg Schnoor, Thilo Busch, Nazar Turemuratov and Andreas Merkenschlager

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:25

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure for renal calculi, and nephrostomy tubes lead to postoperative pain after PCNL. Regional techniques (e.g., epidural analgesia and ...

    Authors: Zehra Hatipoglu, Ersel Gulec, Mediha Turktan, Volkan Izol, Atilla Arıdogan, Yasemin Gunes and Dilek Ozcengiz

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:24

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Nesfatin-1 is involved in cardiovascular regulation, stress-related responses. The objective of this study is to investigate the impact of volatile anesthetics on Nesfatin-1 levels.

    Authors: A. T. D. Ozcan, C. B. Altin, S. Erdogan, M. Ergin, A. Çiftçi, H. Kara, S. M. Aksoy and A. But

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:23

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Accurate measurement of esophageal pressure (Pes) depends on proper filling of the balloon. Esophageal wall elastance (Ees) may also influence the measurement. We examined the estimation of balloon-surrounding...

    Authors: Xiu-Mei Sun, Guang-Qiang Chen, Hua-Wei Huang, Xuan He, Yan-Lin Yang, Zhong-Hua Shi, Ming Xu and Jian-Xin Zhou

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:21

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  18. Content type: Case report

    EEG monitoring is useful for determining an adequate level of anesthesia. However it is sometimes interfered by various reasons. We describe a case in which we successfully confirmed the adequate depth of anes...

    Authors: Young Sung Kim, Dongik Chung, Seok Kyeong Oh, Young Ju Won and Il Ok Lee

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:22

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Argatroban or lepirudin anticoagulation therapy in patients with heparin induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) or HIT suspect is typically monitored using the activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT). Although aP...

    Authors: Martin Beiderlinden, Patrick Werner, Astrid Bahlmann, Johann Kemper, Tobias Brezina, Maximilian Schäfer, Klaus Görlinger, Holger Seidel, Peter Kienbaum and Tanja A. Treschan

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:18

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Nerve block is usually performed before surgery because it inhibits reflection of the skin incision and reduces the amount of intraoperative anesthetic used. We hypothesized that performing rectus sheath block...

    Authors: Feng Jin, Zhe Li, Wen-fei Tan, Hong Ma, Xiao-qian Li and Huang-wei Lu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:19

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Although the safety and effectiveness of the short-axis in-plane method has been confirmed for lumbar plexus block, the operation is difficult and has a high rate of epidural spread at the plane of the articul...

    Authors: Rui Lu, Chengcheng Shen, Chunyong Yang, Yan Chen, Juanjuan Li and Kaizhi Lu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:17

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  22. Content type: Software

    This paper describes the design of a multifunction alerting display for intraoperative anesthetic care. The design was inspired by the multifunction primary flight display used in modern aviation.

    Authors: Kevin K. Tremper, Jenny J. Mace, Jan M. Gombert, Theodore T. Tremper, Justin F. Adams and James P. Bagian

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:16

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Delirium is a common complication after cardiac surgery in older adult patients. However, risk factors and the influence of delirium on patient outcomes are not well established. We aimed to determine the inci...

    Authors: Fátima R. Oliveira, Victor H. Oliveira, Ítalo M. Oliveira, José W. Lima, Daniela Calderaro, Danielle M. Gualandro and Bruno Caramelli

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:15

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a risk factor for perioperative complications but data on anesthesia regimen are scarce.

    Authors: Philipp Fassbender, Silja Bürgener, Ali Haddad, Marie-Therese Silvanus and Jürgen Peters

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:14

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The interest in perioperative lung protective ventilation has been increasing. However, optimal management during one-lung ventilation (OLV) remains undetermined, which not only includes tidal volume (VT) and pos...

    Authors: Shuji Okahara, Kazuyoshi Shimizu, Satoshi Suzuki, Kenzo Ishii and Hiroshi Morimatsu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:13

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  26. Content type: Research article

    There may be great individual variability in the hemodynamic effects of this dexmedetomidine. For this reason, the dose must be carefully adjusted to achieve the desired clinical effect. Whether a loading dose...

    Authors: Yuan Han, Liu Han, Mengmeng Dong, Qingchun Sun, Ke Ding, Zhenfeng Zhang, Junli Cao and Yueying Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:12

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Optimal patient positioning is perceived as an essential factor to increase the success of performing neuraxial blockade. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the benefit of using a visual image...

    Authors: Usha Gurunathan, Shakeel Meeran Kunju, Karen Elizabeth Hay and Sharyn van Alphen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:11

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Endotracheal intubation of patients with massive regurgitation represents a challenge in emergency airway management. Gastric contents tend to block suction catheters, and few treatment alternatives exist. Bas...

    Authors: Espen Fevang, Karin Haaland, Jo Røislien and Conrad Arnfinn Bjørshol

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:10

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  29. Content type: Research article

    It has been known that Dexmedetomidine pre-medication enhances the effects of volatile anesthetics, reduces the need of sevoflurane, and facilitates smooth extubation in anesthetized children. This present stu...

    Authors: Meiqin Di, Zhuqing Yang, Dansi Qi, Hongyan Lai, Junzheng Wu, Huacheng Liu, Xuefei Ye, Wangning ShangGuan, Qingquan Lian and Jun Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:9

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Dexmedetomidine has been shown to confer direct renoprotection by stabilizing the sympathetic system, exerting anti-inflammatory effects and attenuating ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury in preclinical studies...

    Authors: Yang Liu, Bo Sheng, Suozhu Wang, Feiping Lu, Jie Zhen and Wei Chen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:7

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Post-spinal hypotension is a common maternal complication during cesarean delivery. Aortocaval compression by the gravid uterus has been assumed as a precipitating factor for post-spinal hypotension. The role ...

    Authors: Ahmed Hasanin, Remoon Soryal, Tarek Kaddah, Sabah Abdel Raouf, Yaser Abdelwahab, Khaled Elshafaei, Mohamed Elsayad, Bassant Abdelhamid, Reham Fouad, Doaa Mahmoud and Yasmin Hassabelnaby

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:8

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Surgical patients are asked to fast for a sufficient duration to ensure that the amount of residual liquid in the stomach is within the safe range, thereby reducing the risk of gastric reflux perioperatively. ...

    Authors: Qiu Weiji, Li Shitong, Luo Yu, Hua Tianfang, Kong Ning and Zhang Lina

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:6

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  33. Content type: Research article

    About 2% of pregnant women receive non-obstetric surgery under general anesthesia each year. During pregnancy, general anesthetics may affect brain development of the fetus. This study aimed to investigate saf...

    Authors: Wei Huang, Yunxia Dong, Guangyi Zhao, Yuan Wang, Jingjing Jiang and Ping Zhao

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:5

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  34. Content type: Research article

    This study evaluates post-ICU outcomes of patients admitted with moderate and severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in a tertiary neurocritical care unit in an low middle income country and the performance of tr...

    Authors: Samitha Samanamalee, Ponsuge Chathurani Sigera, Ambepitiyawaduge Pubudu De Silva, Kaushila Thilakasiri, Aasiyah Rashan, Saman Wadanambi, Kosala Saroj Amarasiri Jayasinghe, Arjen M. Dondorp and Rashan Haniffa

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:4

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Ambulatory surgery has recently gain popularity, as it is a good method of optimizing hospital resources utilization. To support ambulatory surgery, anaesthetic goals now revolve around patients’ early recover...

    Authors: I. I. Shariffuddin, W. H. Teoh, S. Wahab and C. Y. Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:3

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) is a critical pathophysiological change of ischemic stroke. Heme-oxygenase-1 (HO-1) is a rate-limiting enzyme of eliminating excessive free heme by combining with hemopexin (HPX), a ...

    Authors: Beibei Dong, Zhishen Zhang, Keliang Xie, Yongyan Yang, Yuan Shi, Chenxu Wang and Yonghao Yu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:2

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  37. Content type: Study protocol

    Delirium is a common problem that occurs in 5–50% of elderly individuals following surgery. Patients who develop delirium after surgery are at increased risk for serious complications. Recent studies suggest t...

    Authors: Jean Wong, David Lam, Stephen Choi, Mandeep Singh, Naveed Siddiqui, Sanjeev Sockalingam and Frances Chung

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:1

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The Supreme™ laryngeal mask airway (SLMA) is a single-use LMA with double lumen design that allows separation of the respiratory and the alimentary tract, hence potentially reducing the gastric volume and risk...

    Authors: Shi Yang Li, Wei Yu Yao, Yong Jin Yuan, Wen Shu Tay, Nian-Lin Reena Han, Rehena Sultana, Pryseley N. Assam, Alex Tiong-Heng Sia and Ban Leong Sng

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:169

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  39. Content type: Research article

    This pilot study was designed to compare the efficacy of ultramicronized palmitoylethanolamide (um-PEA) as add-on therapy to tapentadol (TP) with TP therapy only in patients suffering from chronic low back pai...

    Authors: Maria Beatrice Passavanti, Marco Fiore, Pasquale Sansone, Caterina Aurilio, Vincenzo Pota, Manlio Barbarisi, Daniela Fierro and Maria Caterina Pace

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:171

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Surgical stress index (SSI) is an established indicator for intraoperative nociception. Opioids are used to block stimulus of cranial pinning in neurosurgery. We investigated the effect of different infusion r...

    Authors: In-Kyung Song, Sang-Hwan Ji, Eun-Hee Kim, Ji-Hyun Lee, Jin-Tae Kim and Hee-Soo Kim

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:167

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Ion channels play a crucial role in the development of ischemic brain injury. Recent studies have reported that the blockade of various types of ion channels improves outcomes in experimental stroke models. Am...

    Authors: Masakazu Kotoda, Tadahiko Ishiyama, Kazuha Mitsui, Sohei Hishiyama and Takashi Matsukawa

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:168

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have reported that the quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is closely associated with patient outcomes. The aim of this study was to compare patient CPR outcomes across resident, em...

    Authors: Tak Kyu Oh, Young Mi Park, Sang-Hwan Do, Jung-Won Hwang and In-Ae Song

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:166

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  43. Content type: Research article

    This study was aimed to evaluate the ability of left ventricular end-diastolic volume variations (LVEDVV) measured by transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) compared with stroke volume variation (SVV) obtained...

    Authors: Haidan Lan, Xiaoshuang Zhou, Jing Xue, Bin Liu and Guo Chen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:165

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  44. Content type: Research article

    The sympathetic block of upper limb leading to increased blood flow has important clinical implication in microvascular surgery. However, little is known regarding the relationship between concentration of loc...

    Authors: Ting Li, Qiguang Ye, Daozhu Wu, Jun Li and Jingui Yu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:161

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Duloxetine, Etoricoxib and opioid are of the commonly administered drugs in Lumbar laminectomy. The aim of this study is to assess the effect of perioperative use of Duloxetine in combination with Etoricoxib o...

    Authors: Josef Zekry Attia and Haidy Salah Mansour

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:162

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