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  1. Content type: Research article

    Proximal brachial plexus blocks can lead to an extended period of motor paralysis and delay the return of motor function. This could influence patient satisfaction, and extend hospitalizations. The aim of the ...

    Authors: Weijuan Zhu, Riyong Zhou, Lulu Chen, Yuanqing Chen, Lvdan Huang, Yun Xia, Thomas J. Papadimos and Xuzhong Xu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:143

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    Postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) is a common complication after cardiac surgery that influences the clinical outcomes and quality of life of patients. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of Shen...

    Authors: Lei Chen, Liangrong Wang, Qian Zhuo, Qiong Zhang, Feifei Chen, Liling Li and Lina Lin

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:142

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    Postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) seriously reduces quality of life and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. The causes and neuropathogenesis of POCD remain largely unknown. Resveratr...

    Authors: Bei Wang, Shengjin Ge, Wanxia Xiong and Zhanggang Xue

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:141

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    With the increasing occurrence of drug shortages, understanding the pharmacokinetics of alternative intrathecal opioid administration has gained importance. In particular, additional data are needed to compreh...

    Authors: Vikas O’Reilly-Shah and Grant C Lynde

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:140

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    The obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is characterized by temporary cerebral hypoxia which can cause cognitive dysfunction. On the other hand, hypoxia induced neurocognitive deficits are detectable after...

    Authors: Soeren Wagner, Joerg Quente, Sven Staedtler, Katharina Koch, Tanja Richter-Schmidinger, Johannes Kornhuber, Harald Ihmsen and Juergen Schuettler

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:139

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    The goal of this study was to evaluate the accuracy and interchangeability between continuous cardiac output (CO) measured by electrical velocimetry (COEv) and continuous cardiac output obtained using the pulmona...

    Authors: De-Jie Wang, I-Shan Lee, An-Hsun Chou, Chun-Yu Chen, Pei-Chi Ting, Yun-Hui Teng, Jr-Rung Lin and Hsin-I Tsai

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:138

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    To examine the response to an α2receptor agonist used as a sedative for patients using long-term selective α1 blockers.

    Authors: Do-Won Lee, Jiseok Baik, Giyoung Yun, Soeun Jeon, Hyae-Jin Kim, Eun-Soo Kim, Hyeon Jeong Lee and Jae-Young Kwon

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:136

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    The analgesic effects of dexamethasone have been reported previously, and the present study determined the effects of preoperative dexamethasone on postoperative pain in patients who received thoracotomy.

    Authors: Kyoung-Woon Joung, Hyeong Ryul Kim, Wook-Jong Kim, Ye Ji Lim, Jae Won Kim, Eun-Ho Lee and In-Cheol Choi

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:135

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The airway reflex such as cough is common accompanied with severe fluctuations of hemodynamics during emergence. This prospective double-blind randomized controlled trial tested the hypothesis that topical rop...

    Authors: Panpan Fang, Zhijun Zong, Yao Lu, Xiaoyu Han and Xuesheng Liu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:134

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Clostridium difficile (CD) is the most common pathogen causing nosocomial diarrhea. The clinical presentation ranges from mild diarrhea to severe complications, including pseudomembranous colitis, toxic megaco...

    Authors: Maximilian Vondran, Senta Schack, Jens Garbade, Christian Binner, Meinhard Mende, Ardawan Julian Rastan, Michael Andrew Borger and Thomas Schroeter

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:133

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    Morphine and oxycodone are considered as wide-spreadly used opioids for moderate/severe cancer pain. However, debate exists about the evidence regarding their relative tolerability and underlying results.

    Authors: Kai-Kai Guo, Cheng-Qi Deng, Gui-Jun Lu and Guo-Li Zhao

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:132

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:173

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    Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) have been involved in tumor growth and metastasis. Sevoflurane may promote angiogenesis, whereas propofol can present an anti-...

    Authors: Tao Yan, Guo-Hua Zhang, Bao-Na Wang, Li Sun and Hui Zheng

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:131

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    A right-sided double-lumen tube (R-DLT) tends to obstruct the right upper lobe intraoperatively due to anatomical distortion during surgery. If the R-DLT is poorly matched with the patient’s airway anatomy, it...

    Authors: Wei Yu, Zijian Wang, Dapeng Gao, Wei Zhang, Wen Jin, Xuesong Ma and Sihua Qi

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:130

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    Patients undergoing craniotomy operations are prone to various noxious stimuli, many strategies are commenced to provide state of analgesia, for better control of the stress response and to overcome its undesi...

    Authors: Ahmed Abdalla Mohamed, Tarek Ahmed Radwan, Mohamed Mahmoud Mohamed, Hatem Abdellatif Mohamed, Mohamed Farid Mohamed Elemady, Safinaz Hassan Osman, Tamer Fayez Safan, Tamer Mohamed Khair, Norhan Abdelaleem Ali, Rania Samir Fahmy, Mohamed Ibrahim Belita, Shady Rady Abdalla, Ahmed Abdelaziz Seleem, Ehab Mohi Atta, Osama Ismail Zaid, Ahmed Shaker Ragab…

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:129

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    Screening and optimizing patients for OSA in the perioperative period may reduce postoperative complications. However, sleep studies can be difficult to obtain before surgery. Previous surveys reported that th...

    Authors: George Ho, Crispiana Cozowicz, Jean Wong, Mandeep Singh, Enoch Lam, Eva E. Mörwald, Najia Hasan, Stavros G. Memtsoudis and Frances Chung

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:128

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    Inadvertent intraoperative hypothermia (core temperature < 36 °C) is a common but preventable adverse event. This study aimed to determine whether active intraoperative warming reduced bleeding in patients und...

    Authors: Jie Yi, Hao Liang, Ruiyue Song, Hailu Xia and Yuguang Huang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:126

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    Propofol is an excellent hypnotic drug for use in repeated radiation procedures in young children. To date, tolerance to propofol generally does not develop in pediatric patients undergoing radiation therapy. ...

    Authors: RyungA Kang, Byung Seop Shin, Young Hee Shin, Nam-Su Gil, Ye Na Oh and Ji Seon Jeong

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:125

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Direct laryngoscopy (DL) produce tachycardia and hypertension that could be fatal in a patient with a brain injury. Bonfils fiberscope and C-MAC videolaryngoscope are associated with little hemodynamic instabi...

    Authors: Youssef Ezhar, Frederick D’Aragon and Pablo Echave

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:124

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    Early sepsis diagnosis is crucial for the correct management of burn patients, and it clearly influences outcomes. The systemic inflammatory response triggered by burns mimics sepsis presentation and complicat...

    Authors: Luís Cabral, Vera Afreixo, Rita Meireles, Miguel Vaz, Margarida Marques, Isabel Tourais, Catarina Chaves, Luís Almeida and José Artur Paiva

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:122

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    Spine fusion is a surgical procedure characterized by a significant perioperative bleeding, which often requires red blood cell (RBC) transfusion.

    Authors: Giuseppe Ristagno, Simonetta Beluffi, Guido Menasce, Dario Tanzi, Juan C. Pastore, Giuseppe D’Aviri, Federica Belloli and Giorgio Savoia

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:121

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    In addition to propofol, dexmedetomidine is a suitable alternative for intraoperative sedation in procedures requiring regional anesthesia. To date, however, little is known about the influences of each drug o...

    Authors: Hyun-Jung Shin, Eun-Young Kim, Jung-Won Hwang, Sang-Hwan Do and Hyo-Seok Na

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:120

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    In infants, securing the airway is time-critical because of anatomical and physiological differences related to airway management in children less than 1 year old. The aim of this study was to compare the time...

    Authors: Marc Kriege, Nina Pirlich, Thomas Ott, Eva Wittenmeier and Frank Dette

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:119

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    In Burkina Faso, demographics are changing and we are seeing a growing prevalence of older patients in intensive care units. Elderly people have increased health care needs but there is a lack of geriatric spe...

    Authors: M. Lankoandé, P. Bonkoungou, A. Simporé, G. Somda and R. A. F. Kabore

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:118

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    Steep Trendelenburg during surgery has been associated with many position-related injuries. The American Society of Anesthesiology practice advisory recommends documentation, frequent position checks, avoiding...

    Authors: Fouad G. Souki, Yiliam F. Rodriguez-Blanco, Sravankumar Reddy Polu, Scott Eber and Keith A. Candiotti

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:117

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    Mechanical ventilation (MV) can provide effective breathing support; however, ventilatior-induced lung injury (VILI) has also been widely recognized in clinical practice, including in the healthy lung. Unfortu...

    Authors: Weilin Zhu, Yuansi Huang, Yuqiong Ye and Yafeng Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:116

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The impact of Goal Directed Fluid Therapy (GDFT) based on the non-invasive Pleth Variability Index (PVI) on clinical outcome after abdominal surgery has only sparingly been explored. The purpose of this study ...

    Authors: Hans Bahlmann, Robert G. Hahn and Lena Nilsson

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:115

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    Decreased perfusion in the lower extremities is one of the several adverse effects of placing patients in a lithotomy or Trendelenburg position during surgery. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of patie...

    Authors: Kenichi Takechi, Sakiko Kitamura, Ichiro Shimizu and Toshihiro Yorozuya

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:114

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    Past studies have demonstrated that goal-directed fluid therapy (GDFT) may be more marginal than previously believed. However, beneficial effects of alpha-1 adrenergic agonists combined with appropriate fluid ...

    Authors: Shuai Feng, Shuyi Yang, Wei Xiao, Xue Wang, Kun Yang and Tianlong Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:113

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  29. Content type: Correction

    We are thankful to Dr. Deepak Gupta (Clinical Assistant Professor Anesthesiology, Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center) for bringing to our attention a typographical error in our manuscript [1].

    Authors: Mansoor Aqil, Mueen Ullah Khan, Saara Mansoor, Saad Mansoor, Rashid Saeed Khokhar and Abdul Sattar Narejo

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:112

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    The original article was published in BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:127

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    The optimal position for surgery is one in which the patient is provided the best possible surgical intervention and put at minimum risk. Different surgical positions may cause changes in tissue perfusion. Thi...

    Authors: Hakan Tapar, Serkan Karaman, Serkan Dogru, Tugba Karaman, Aynur Sahin, Gulsen Genc Tapar, Fatih Altiparmak and Mustafa Suren

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:111

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  31. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to determine whether the use of desflurane (DES) anesthesia combined with bispectral index (BIS) monitoring and warming is effective in reducing anesthesia-controlled operating room time (ACT)...

    Authors: Hong Yu, Lu Zhang, Ye Ma and Hai Yu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:110

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    Dental injury is a common perioperative complication, but there are no country specific data available, especially with the use of supraglottic airway devices (SAD). The aims of our study are to report the inc...

    Authors: Yanni Tan, Nivan Loganathan, Kyu Kyu Thinn, Eugene Hern Choon Liu and Ne-Hooi Will Loh

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:108

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  33. Content type: Research article

    The weight-based dosing of ondansetron to reduce hypotension has never been investigated. The aim of this study is to determine the optimal dose of ondansetron required based on the patient’s weight to reduce ...

    Authors: Maliwan Oofuvong, Thitikan Kunapaisal, Orarat Karnjanawanichkul, Nussara Dilokrattanaphijit and Jaranya Leeratiwong

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:105

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    Dexmedetomidine infusion improves oxygenation and lung mechanics in patients with chronic obstructive lung disease; however, its effect in patients with restrictive lung disease has not been thoroughly investi...

    Authors: Ahmed Hasanin, Kareem Taha, Bassant Abdelhamid, Ayman Abougabal, Mohamed Elsayad, Amira Refaie, Sarah Amin, Shaimaa Wahba, Heba Omar, Mohamed Maher Kamel, Yaser Abdelwahab and Shereen M. Amin

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:104

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    Dexmedetomidine (DEX), a highly sensitive α2-adrenoceptor agonist that possesses anxiolytic, sedative, and analgesic effects, has been documented as a preventative and treatment for emergence agitation (EA). The ...

    Authors: Fang Chen, Chengyu Wang, Yi Lu, Mengmeng Huang and Zhijian Fu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:103

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Patients undergoing liver transplantation (LT) can develop acute heart failure (HF) in the postoperative period despite having had a normal cardiac evaluation prior to surgery. End-stage liver disease is often...

    Authors: Sonal Sharma, Kunal Karamchandani, Ryan Wilson, Sean Baskin and Dmitri Bezinover

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:102

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is a tool to monitor regional ventilation distribution in patient’s lungs under general anesthesia. The objective of this study was to assess the regional ventilation dist...

    Authors: Szymon Bialka, Maja Copik, Katarzyna Rybczyk, Aleksander Owczarek, Ewa Jedrusik, Damian Czyzewski, Marek Filipowski, Eva Rivas, Kurt Ruetzler, Lukasz Szarpak and Hanna Misiolek

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:101

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  38. Content type: Research article

    We compared cost-effectiveness of anesthesia maintained with sevoflurane or propofol with and without additional monitoring, in the clinical setting of ear-nose-throat surgery.

    Authors: Timea Bocskai, Csaba Loibl, Zoltan Vamos, Gabor Woth, Tihamer Molnar, Lajos Bogar and Laszlo Lujber

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:100

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  39. Content type: Research article

    The increase in endotracheal tube cuff pressure due to nitrous oxide diffusion is a well-known risk during general anesthesia using nitrous oxide. We hypothesized that lubricating endotracheal tube cuffs with ...

    Authors: Yukihide Koyama, Hiroyuki Oshika, Hiroko Nishioka, Naoko Kamoshida, Sousuke Tanaka, Gaku Inagawa and Tomio Andoh

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:99

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    Perioperative temperature management is fundamental to ensure normothermia in patients. Fluid warmers, which have become smaller in size over the past few years, can help to maintain a stable body temperature....

    Authors: Norbert Zoremba, Christian Bruells, Rolf Rossaint and Thomas Breuer

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:98

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Neurodegeneration is associated with changes in basal cellular function due to the dysregulation of autophagy. A recent study introduced the involvement of autophagy during spinal nerve ligation (SNL). Nefopam...

    Authors: Seon-Hee Oh, Myung Ha Yoon, Kyung Joon Lim, Byung Sik Yu, In Gook Jee and Ki Tae Jung

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:97

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Several hypnotic drugs have been previously identified as modulators of food intake, but exact mechanisms remain unknown. Feeding behavior implicates several neuronal populations in the hypothalamic arcuate nu...

    Authors: E. Besnier, T. Clavier, M. C. Tonon, G. Pelletier, B. Dureuil, H. Castel and V. Compère

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:96

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Although the status of women in anesthesiology has advanced by many measures, obtaining career development funding remains challenging. Here, we sought to compare the characteristics of funded career developme...

    Authors: Lena M. Mayes, Cynthia A. Wong, Shanta Zimmer, Ana Fernandez-Bustamante and Karsten Bartels

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:95

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