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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. Content type: Research article

    Although mortality after cardiac surgery has significantly decreased in the last decade, patients still experience clinically relevant postoperative complications. Among others, atrial fibrillation (AF) is a c...

    Authors: Hristo Todorov, Inka Janssen, Stefanie Honndorf, Daniela Bause, Antje Gottschalk, Silke Baasner, Thomas Volkert, Valentin Faerber, John F. Stover, Martin Westphal and Björn Ellger

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:163

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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. Content type: Research article

    McGrath MAC video laryngoscope offers excellent laryngosopic views and increases the success rate of orotracheal intubation in some cases. The aim of this study was to determine the usefulness of McGrath MAC f...

    Authors: Aiji Sato (Boku), Kazuya Sobue, Eisuke Kako, Naoko Tachi, Yoko Okumura, Mayuko Kanazawa, Mayumi Hashimoto and Jun Harada

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:160

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  39. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported that additional file 10 contained a typing error in the table “Percentage of responders (≥50% max TOTPAR) over two, four, six and eight h...

    Authors: R. A. Moore, H. J. McQuay, J. Tomaszewski, G. Raba, D. Tutunaru, N. Lietuviete, J. Galad, L. Hagymasy, D. Melka, J. Kotarski, T. Rechberger, B. Fülesdi, A. Nizzardo, C. Guerrero-Bayón, S. Cuadripani, B. Pizà-Vallespir…

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:159

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    The original article was published in BMC Anesthesiology 2016 16:9

  40. Content type: Research article

    Preoperative anxiety is common in pediatric patients. When dexmedetomidine is used alone for sedation as premedication, children tend to awaken when separated from their parents, and body movements occur durin...

    Authors: Hui Qiao, Zhi Xie and Jie Jia

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:158

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Evidence to date suggests that capnography monitoring during gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures (GEP) reduces the incidence of hypoxemia, but the association of capnography monitoring with the incidence of...

    Authors: Michael W. Jopling and Jiejing Qiu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:157

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Airway management of the obese patient presenting for surgery is more likely to be a challenging problem. Supraglottic airway device has been adopted as a bridge to connect ventilation and tracheal intubation ...

    Authors: Haixia Wang, Xue Gao, Wei Wei, Huihui Miao, Hua Meng and Ming Tian

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:156

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Emergence agitation (EA) is a common phenomenon in preschool children during emergence from general anesthesia. This study evaluated the safety and efficacy of dezocine for emergence agitation in preschool chi...

    Authors: Li-Jun An, Yang Zhang, Zheng Su, Xian-Long Zhang, Hai-Lin Liu, Zhi-Jie Zhang, Jian-Lin Hu and Shi-Tong Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:154

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Thoracic epidural anesthesia (TEA) exacerbates hypotension due to peripheral vasodilator effects following the use of general anesthetics. This study aimed to compare the hemodynamic changes caused by three di...

    Authors: Jeong-Min Hong, Hyeon Jeong Lee, Young-Jae Oh, Ah Rhem Cho, Hyae Jin Kim, Do-Won Lee, Wang-Seok Do, Jae-Young Kwon and Haekyu Kim

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:153

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have shown that cyclooxygenase-2, a key enzyme that converts arachidonic acid to prostaglandins, is involved in anxiety and cognitive processes, but few studies have investigated the effects o...

    Authors: Bo Wang, Xin Jin, Xin Kuang and Shaowen Tian

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:152

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