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  1. Content type: Research article

    Hypophosphatemia generally occurs in Intensive Care Units (ICUs), but its impact is often ignored. The aim of this study was to investigate whether hypophosphatemia can be a risk factor for ICU 28-day mortality.

    Authors: Lichun Wang, Chaoxing Xiao, Lei Chen, Xiaofei Zhang and Qiuye Kou

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:86

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  2. Content type: Case report

    Pierre Robin Sequence (PRS) patients are known for their triad of micrognathia, glossoptosis, and airway obstruction. Their airway can be a challenge even for the most experienced pediatric anesthesiologist.

    Authors: Li Zhang, Jian Fei, Jian Jia, Xiaohua Shi, Meimin Qu and Hui Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:84

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  3. Content type: Case report

    In patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), the membrane-attack complex (MAC) formed on red blood cells (RBCs) causes hemolysis due to the patient’s own activated complement system by an infect...

    Authors: Yuko Kawamoto, Tasuku Nishihara, Aisa Watanabe, Kazuo Nakanishi, Taisuke Hamada, Amane Konishi, Naoki Abe, Sakiko Kitamura, Keizo Ikemune, Yuichiro Toda and Toshihiro Yorozuya

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:83

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  4. Content type: Case report

    Lung resection after previous contralateral pneumonectomy is rare. We present a case of right anterior segmentectomy despite previous left pneumonectomy, demanding special airway management strategy.

    Authors: Yang Gu, Ruowang Duan, Xin Lv and Jiong Song

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:82

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have demonstrated that dexmedetomidine improves the quality of postoperative analgesia. In the present study, we performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials to quantify the effec...

    Authors: Miaomiao Feng, Xuhui Chen, Tongtong Liu, Chuanhan Zhang, Li Wan and Wenlong Yao

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:81

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Hemoglobin measurement is important for transfusion decision-making. Pulse CO-Oximetry provides real-time continuous hemoglobin (SpHb) monitoring. The triage role of SpHb trends based on hemoglobin measurement...

    Authors: Bo Tang, Xuerong Yu, Li Xu, Afang Zhu, Yuelun Zhang and Yuguang Huang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:80

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  7. Content type: Research article

    This study investigated the associations of fluctuations in serum chloride (Cl) levels with 30-day mortality after intensive care unit (ICU) admission among critically ill patients.

    Authors: Hyo Jin Kim, Tak Kyu Oh, In-Ae Song and Jae Ho Lee

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:79

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  8. Content type: Research article

    This study investigated the effect of different degrees of passive leg raising (PLR) on the internal jugular vein (IJV) cross-sectional area (CSA) and on the success rate of IJV cannulation in patients waiting...

    Authors: Shouyu Xie, Qimeng Yu, Tingting Li, Meiying Xu, Jingxiang Wu and Yanting Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:78

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Preoperative oral carbohydrates has been suggested to attenuate insulin resistance and decrease postoperative complications. In this study, a vitamin-rich carbohydrate beverage was administered before surgery ...

    Authors: Youbo Zuo, Lei Zhao, Mei Zeng, Qiuyan Yang, Xueli Chen and Tiande Yang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:77

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Rocuronium bromide (RB) is known to cause vascular pain. Although there have been a few reports that diluted administration causes less vascular pain, there have been no studies investigating diluted administr...

    Authors: Mayuko Kanazawa, Aiji Sato (Boku), Yoko Okumura, Mayumi Hashimoto, Naoko Tachi, Yushi Adachi and Masahiro Okuda

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:76

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The video laryngoscope is recommended for intubating difficult airways. The present study aimed to determine whether the video laryngoscope can further improve intubation success rates compared with the direct...

    Authors: De-Xing Liu, Ying Ye, Yu-Hang Zhu, Jing Li, Hong-Ying He, Liang Dong and Zhao-Qiong Zhu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:75

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Perioperative cognitive impairment (CI) following surgeries is prevalent in geriatric surgical population aged 60 and older. This meta-analysis was designed to investigate whether the Mini-Mental State Examina...

    Authors: Shuang-jiao Cao, Dongxu- Chen, Lei Yang and Tao Zhu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:74

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is often used in critical patients with severe myocardial failure. However, the mortality rate of patients on ECMO is often high. Recent studies have suggested that e...

    Authors: Tsung-Yu Tsai, Kun-Hua Tu, Feng-Chun Tsai, Yu-Yun Nan, Pei-Chun Fan, Chih-Hsiang Chang, Ya-Chung Tian, Ji-Tseng Fang, Chih-Wei Yang and Yung-Chang Chen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:73

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  14. Content type: Research article

    We evaluated the change of cerebral regional tissue oxygen saturation (rSO2) along with the pneumoperitoneum and the Trendelenburg position. We also assessed the relationship between the change of rSO2 and the ch...

    Authors: Toru Matsuoka, Tadahiko Ishiyama, Noriyuki Shintani, Masakazu Kotoda, Kazuha Mitsui and Takashi Matsukawa

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:72

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  15. Content type: Case report

    This report describes one case of anesthetic management about surgical resection of a malignant phaeochromocytoma with tumor extension into vena cava and right atrium in a patient. Report for anesthetic manage...

    Authors: Jingli Chen, Caihua Liu, Chang Liu, Quanyuan Fu, Dingwei Pei, Linyun Ren and Hong Yan

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:71

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The impact of anesthesia strategy on the outcomes of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients undergoing endovascular treatment is currently controversy. Thus, we performed this meta-analysis to compare the differ...

    Authors: Teng-Fei Wan, Rui Xu, Zi-Ai Zhao, Yan Lv, Hui-Sheng Chen and Liang Liu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:69

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Buprenorphine, a partial opioid agonist, displaces full opioid agonists from receptors and may impede surgical pain management. We report the effects of a sublingual formulation of buprenorphine-naloxone, Subo...

    Authors: Yvette N. Martin, Atousa Deljou, Toby N. Weingarten, Darrell R. Schroeder and Juraj Sprung

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:68

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Goal-directed volume expansion is increasingly used for fluid management in mechanically ventilated patients. The Pleth Variability Index (PVI) has been shown to reliably predict preload responsiveness; howeve...

    Authors: Tianyu Liu, Chao Xu, Min Wang, Zheng Niu and Dunyi Qi

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:67

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Intravenous lidocaine and dexmedetomidine treatments have been proposed as methods for inhibiting cough. We compared the efficacy of intravenous lidocaine and dexmedetomidine treatments on inhibiting cough dur...

    Authors: Shenghong Hu, Yuanhai Li, Shengbin Wang, Siqi Xu, Xia Ju and Li Ma

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:66

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Anemia in cardiac surgery patients has been associated with poor outcomes. Transfusion of red blood cells during surgery is common practice for perioperative anemia, but may come with risks. Little is known ab...

    Authors: Eline A. Vlot, Lisa Verwijmeren, Ewoudt M. W. van de Garde, Geoffrey T. L. Kloppenburg, Eric P. A. van Dongen and Peter G. Noordzij

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:65

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Magnesium dose-dependently potentiates the effect of non-depolarizing neuromuscular blocking agents. We investigated whether the potentiation of rocuronium-induced blockade by magnesium reduces the effect of s...

    Authors: Ákos I. Fábián, Vera Csernoch, Edömér Tassonyi, Marianna Fedor and Béla Fülesdi

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:64

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  22. Content type: Case report

    The negative pressure pulmonary edema is rare clinical situation which caused mainly by upper airway obstruction. However except upper airway obstruction, there may be other pathophysiological disorders making...

    Authors: Jun Xiong and Yongxing Sun

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:63

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Acute kidney injury (AKI) is strongly associated with high morbidity and mortality of critically ill patients. In the last years several different biological markers with higher sensitivity and specificity for...

    Authors: Laura Pasin, Sabrina Boraso and Ivo Tiberio

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:62

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Urosepsis is a catastrophic complication, which can easily develop into septic shock and lead to death if not diagnosed early and effectively treated in time. However, there is a lack of evidence on the risk f...

    Authors: Xia Liang, Jiangju Huang, Manyu Xing, Liqiong He, Xiaoyan Zhu, Yingqi Weng, Qulian Guo and Wangyuan Zou

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:61

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Mismanagement of remifentanil leads to severe side effects such as opioid-induced tolerance and hyperalgesia. Recently studies revealed an alternative withdrawal method to limit these side effects. A gradual w...

    Authors: Sarah Saxena, Kimberly Gonsette, Willy Terram, Isabelle Huybrechts, Daniel A. Nahrwold, Matteo Cappello, Luc Barvais and Edgard Engelman

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:60

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Sepsis and other infectious complications are major causes of mortality and morbidity in patients after cardiac surgery. Whereas conventional blood culture (BC) suffers from low sensitivity as well as a report...

    Authors: Kevin Pilarczyk, Peter-Michael Rath, Joerg Steinmann, Matthias Thielmann, Stephan A. Padosch, Max Dürbeck, Heinz Jakob and Fabian Dusse

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:59

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  27. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported a missing data on Table 1 in their paper. The original article [1] has been updated.

    Authors: Onuma Chaiwat, Mellada Chanidnuan, Worapat Pancharoen, Kittiya Vijitmala, Praniti Danpornprasert, Puriwat Toadithep and Chayanan Thanakiattiwibun

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:58

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    The original article was published in BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:39

  28. Content type: Research article

    Neuraxial procedures are commonly performed for therapeutic and diagnostic indications. Currently, they are typically performed via palpation-guided surface landmark. We devised a novel intelligent image proce...

    Authors: Ting Ting Oh, Mohammad Ikhsan, Kok Kiong Tan, Sultana Rehena, Nian-Lin Reena Han, Alex Tiong Heng Sia and Ban Leong Sng

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:57

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Mini-fluid challenge is a well tested and effective tool to predict fluid responsiveness under various clinical conditions. However, mini-fluid challenge has never been tested in patients with end-stage liver ...

    Authors: Ahmed Mukhtar, Maha Awad, Mohamed Elayashy, Amr Hussein, Gihan Obayah, Akram El Adawy, Mai Ahmed, Hisham Abul Dahab, Ahmed Hasanin, Amr Elfouly, Mostafa Abdo, Amr Abdelaal and Jean Louis Teboul

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:56

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Perioperative hypothermia is still very common and associated with numerous adverse effects. The effects of benzodiazepines, administered as premedication, on thermoregulation have been studied with conflictin...

    Authors: Anselm Bräuer, Michaela Maria Müller, Anna Julienne Wetz, Michael Quintel and Ivo Florian Brandes

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:55

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  31. Content type: Case report

    Spinal epidural hematoma is a rare but serious complication of epidural anaesthesia and neurological impairment. Epidural hematoma usually becomes evident within a few hours of the procedure. Delayed clinical ...

    Authors: Alessandro Svelato, Alberto Rutili, Caterina Bertelloni, Domenico Foti, Angela Capizzi and Antonio Ragusa

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:54

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The dislocation rate of oral versus nasal airway exchange catheters (AEC) in the postoperative care unit (PACU) are unknown. Our aim was to establish dislocation rates and to assess the usefulness of waveform ...

    Authors: Fredy-Michel Roten, Richard Steffen, Maren Kleine-Brueggeney, Robert Greif, Marius Wipfli, Andreas Arnold, Henrik Fischer and Lorenz Theiler

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:52

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Ultrasound guidance for central venous catheterization is a commonly used alternative to the conventional landmark method. Because from the German perspective, the cost-effectiveness of ultrasound guidance is ...

    Authors: Yana Seleznova, Patrick Brass, Martin Hellmich, Stephanie Stock and Dirk Müller

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:51

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Underbody blankets have recently been launched and are used by anesthesiologists for surgical patients. However, the forced-air warming effect of underbody blankets is still controversial. The aim of this stud...

    Authors: Hiroshi Sumida, Shigekazu Sugino, Norifumi Kuratani, Daisuke Konno, Jun-ichi Hasegawa and Masanori Yamauchi

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:50

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Although several anesthesia procedures have been explored for orthopedic surgery, the complications of anesthesia remain not well resolved. This study aimed to explore the influence of different anesthesia met...

    Authors: Yuqing Zeng, Junming Wan, Haiyong Ren, Jianwei Lu, Fuhua Zhong and Shu Deng

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:49

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The cardioprotective effect of remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) in cardiovascular surgery is controversial. This study investigated whether RIPC combined with remote ischemic postconditioning (RIPostC) r...

    Authors: Guyan Wang, Ying Zhang, Lijing Yang, Yimeng Chen, Zhongrong Fang, Hui Zhou, Congya Zhang, Guiyu Lei, Sheng Shi and Jun Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:48

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Airway management is crucial and, probably, even the most important key competence in anaesthesiology, which directly influences patient safety and outcome. However, high-quality research is rarely published a...

    Authors: Jochen Hinkelbein, Ivan Iovino, Edoardo De Robertis and Peter Kranke

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:47

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Patient satisfaction is a subjective and challenging perception, linking physical, expressive, psychological, societal, and cultural factors. Dissatisfaction arises if the patient feels an inconsistency betwee...

    Authors: Kore Menjie Benwu and Hagos Gebregziabher Gebremedhin

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:46

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  39. Content type: Research article

    TEG6S® and TEG5000® (Haemonetics Corp, USA) are haemostasis analysers that measure viscoelasticity properties of whole blood. Both use different mechanisms to assess similar components of the coagulation process....

    Authors: P. Lloyd-Donald, L. Churilov, F. Zia, R. Bellomo, G. Hart, P. McCall, J. Mårtensson, N. Glassford and L. Weinberg

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:45

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  40. Content type: Research article

    The intubating laryngeal mask Fastrach™ is considered a gold standard for blind intubation as well as for fibreoptic guided intubation via a laryngeal mask. Recently, a single use version of the mask has been ...

    Authors: R. Schiewe, M. Stoeck, M. Gruenewald, J. Hoecker and B. Bein

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:44

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  41. Content type: Research article

    The incidence of postoperative complications after head and neck surgery is high. This study evaluated the influence of early elective tracheostomy on the incidence of postoperative pneumonia and delirium.

    Authors: Johannes Meier, Michael Wunschel, Anne Angermann, Tobias Ettl, Thomas Metterlein, Christoph Klingelhöffer, Torsten E. Reichert and Markus Ritzka

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:43

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Nitrous oxide has a proven clinical efficacy in conscious sedation. At certain environmental concentrations it may pose a health risk to chronically exposed healthcare workers. The present pilot study aims at ...

    Authors: S. Zaffina, M. Lembo, F. Gilardi, A. Bussu, F. Pattavina, M. G. Tucci, U. Moscato, M. Raponi, P. Derrico, A. Galeotti and V. Camisa

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:42

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Laryngeal mask airway is a supraglottic airway device which has led to a fundamental change in the management of modern general anesthesia. In the present study; we evaluated the laryngeal mask airway insertio...

    Authors: Bacha Aberra, Adugna Aregawi, Girmay Teklay and Hagos Tasew

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:41

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  44. Content type: Case report

    Hypoxia is a major concern and cause of morbidity or mortality during tracheal intubation after anesthesia induction in a pathological obese patient with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). We introduce a case usin...

    Authors: Hansheng Liang, Yuantao Hou, Huafeng Wei and Yi Feng

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:40

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  45. Content type: Research article

    A common postoperative complication found among patients who are critically ill is delirium, which has a high mortality rate. A predictive model is needed to identify high-risk patients in order to apply strat...

    Authors: Onuma Chaiwat, Mellada Chanidnuan, Worapat Pancharoen, Kittiya Vijitmala, Praniti Danpornprasert, Puriwat Toadithep and Chayanan Thanakiattiwibun

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:39

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:58

  46. Content type: Research article

    The beneficial effects of epidural analgesia (EDA) in terms of pain control and postoperative convalescence are widely known and led to a frequent use for patients who underwent living donor kidney nephrectomy...

    Authors: Wolfgang Baar, Ulrich Goebel, Hartmut Buerkle, Bernd Jaenigen, Kai Kaufmann and Sebastian Heinrich

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:38

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Catheter-related bladder discomfort (CRBD) frequently occurs during recovery in patients who undergo intra-operative urinary catheterization. We conducted this study to compare the effect of intravenous lidoca...

    Authors: S. Y. Li, H. Li, J. Ni and Y. S. Ma

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:37

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