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  1. Trigeminal-cardiac reflex (TCR) is a brainstem vagus reflex that occurs when any center or peripheral branch of the trigeminal nerve was stimulated or operated on. The typical clinical manifestation is sudden ...

    Authors: Wen Wang, Hongwei Cai, Huiping Ding and Xiaoping Xu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:18

    Content type: Case report

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  2. An index of dynamic lactate change that incorporates both the magnitude of change and the time interval of such change, termed “normalized lactate load,” may reflect the hypoxic burden of septic shock. We aime...

    Authors: Han Chen, Shu-Rong Gong and Rong-Guo Yu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:16

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Data on postoperative outcomes of the COVID-19 patient population is limited. We described COVID-19 patients who underwent a surgery and the pandemic impact on surgical activities.

    Authors: François Martin Carrier, Éva Amzallag, Vincent Lecluyse, Geneviève Côté, Étienne J. Couture, Frédérick D’Aragon, Stanislas Kandelman, Alexis F. Turgeon, Alain Deschamps, Roy Nitulescu, Codjo Djignefa Djade, Martin Girard, Pierre Beaulieu and Philippe Richebé

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:15

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Although transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is considered a relatively safe diagnostic monitoring method, blind probe insertion is associated with pharyngeal trauma. Through visual observation of the esoph...

    Authors: Taisuke Kumamoto, Koichiro Tashima, Chieko Hiraoka, Yoshihiro Ikuta and Tatsuo Yamamoto

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:14

    Content type: Technical advance

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  5. The feasibility and safety of administrating a small amount of oral fluid to children in the early recovery period following tonsillectomy under general anesthesia to reduce the thirst and its associated restl...

    Authors: Meng-Hang Wu, Chang-qing Liu, Xiao-qi Zeng, An-na Jia and Xiao-rong Yin

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:13

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Acute kidney injury (AKI) occurs frequently after liver transplant surgery and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. While the impact of intraoperative hypotension (IOH) on postoperative AKI ...

    Authors: Alexandre Joosten, Valerio Lucidi, Brigitte Ickx, Luc Van Obbergh, Desislava Germanova, Antoine Berna, Brenton Alexander, Olivier Desebbe, Francois-Martin Carrier, Daniel Cherqui, Rene Adam, Jacques Duranteau, Bernd Saugel, Jean-Louis Vincent, Joseph Rinehart and Philippe Van der Linden

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:12

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Post-spinal anesthesia (PSA) hypotension in elderly patients is challenging. Correction of PSA hypotension by fluids either colloids or crystalloids or by vasoconstrictors pose the risk of volume overload or c...

    Authors: Tarek M. Ashoor, Noha S. Hussien, Sherif G. Anis and Ibrahim M. Esmat

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:11

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The timing of laryngeal mask airway (LMA) removal remains undefined. This study aimed to assess the optimal timing for LMA removal and whether topical anesthesia with lidocaine could reduce airway adverse events.

    Authors: Ruiqiang Sun, Xiaoyun Bao, Xuesong Gao, Tong Li, Quan Wang and Yueping Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:10

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Pneumonia induced by 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) is characterized by hypoxemic respiratory failure that may present with a broad spectrum of clinical phenotypes. At the beginning, patients may have normal lung...

    Authors: Michela Rauseo, Lucia Mirabella, Rosa Roberta Caporusso, Leonarda Pia Cantatore, Marco Paolo Perrini, Paolo Vetuschi, Daniela La Bella, Livio Tullo and Gilda Cinnella

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:9

    Content type: Case report

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  10. Patient safety incident (PSI) reporting has been an important means of improving patient safety and enhancing organizational quality control. Reports of anesthesia-related incidents are of great value for anal...

    Authors: Xue Zhang, Shuang Ma, Xueqin Sun, Yuelun Zhang, Weiyun Chen, Qing Chang, Hui Pan, Xiuhua Zhang, Le Shen and Yuguang Huang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:8

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is used increasingly in parturients after caesarean delivery. This is a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of bilateral single-shot of TAP blo...

    Authors: Yang Yu, Shenshan Gao, Vivian Man-ying Yuen, Siu-Wai Choi and Xuebing Xu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:7

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Coblation is a novel technique in respect of treating idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia. We aimed to identify the efficacy and complications between radiofrequency thermocoagulation (RFT) and coblation for V2/V3...

    Authors: Chenhui Wang, Zhi Dou, Mengwei Yan, Yuanzhang Tang, Rui Zhao, Yujie Han and Jiaxiang Ni

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:6

    Content type: Research article

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  13. There are doubts among anesthesiologists on the use of the Laryngeal Mask Airway (LMA) in nasal surgeries because of concerns about the occurrence of blood leakages to the airway. We hypothesized that the use ...

    Authors: Erol Karaaslan, Sedat Akbas, Ahmet Selim Ozkan, Cemil Colak and Zekine Begec

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:5

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Vancomycin (VCM) is effective in fighting Gram-positive bacteria related severe infections, and topical application of VCM powder is widely used in orthopedic surgery to prevent wound infection. However, VCM c...

    Authors: Xiaoqing Zhang, Wenwen Zhai, Min Li and Xiangyang Guo

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:4

    Content type: Case report

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  15. Surgical-related inflammatory responses have negative effects on postoperative recovery. Intravenous (IV) lidocaine and dexmedetomidine inhibits the inflammatory response. We investigated whether the co-admini...

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

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:3

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Intravenous lidocaine, a potent local anesthetic with analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, has been shown to be an effective adjunct that reduces intra- and postoperative opioid consumption and facilita...

    Authors: Maciej Kaszyński, Dorota Lewandowska, Piotr Sawicki, Piotr Wojcieszak and Izabela Pągowska-Klimek

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:2

    Content type: Research article

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  17. A fluid warmer can prevent hypothermia during the perioperative period. This study evaluated the heating capabilities of Hotline and Barkey S-line under different flow rates and initial fluid temperatures, as ...

    Authors: Hosu Kim, Tae Kyong Kim, Sukha Yoo and Jin-Tae Kim

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:1

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Postoperative bleeding is a major problem in children undergoing complex pediatric cardiac surgery. The primary aim of this prospective observational study was to evaluate the effect of an institutional approa...

    Authors: Nils Dennhardt, Robert Sümpelmann, Alexander Horke, Oliver Keil, Katja Nickel, Sebastian Heiderich, Dietmar Boethig and Christiane E. Beck

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:302

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Topical anesthesia is a crucial step in awake endotracheal intubation for providing favorable intubation conditions. The standard of care technique for awake intubation at our institution, which consists of or...

    Authors: Chunji Han, Peng Li, Zhenggang Guo, Ying Guo, Li Sun, Gang Chen, Xiaojue Qiu, Weidong Mi, Changsheng Zhang and Lorenzo Berra

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:301

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Sedation during elective fiberoptic intubation for difficult airway can cause respiratory depression, apnea and periods of desaturation. During apneic episodes, hypoxemia can be prevented by insufflation of ox...

    Authors: Daniel C. Schroeder, Wolfgang A. Wetsch, Simon-Richard Finke, Fabian Dusse, Bernd W. Böttiger and Holger Herff

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:300

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Astrocyte Connexin 43 (Cx43) is essential for the trophic and protective support of neurons during brain ischemia reperfusion (I/R) injury. It is believed that dexmedetomidine participates in Cx43-mediated eff...

    Authors: Xiaoyang Zheng, Xiaoying Cai, Fang Ye, Ying Li, Qin Wang, Zhiyi Zuo, Wenqi Huang and Zhongxing Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:299

    Content type: Research article

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  22. In critically ill patients continuous EEG (cEEG) is recommended in several conditions. Recently, a new wireless EEG headset (CerebAir®,Nihon-Kohden) is available. It has 8 electrodes, and its positioning seems...

    Authors: Anselmo Caricato, Giacomo Della Marca, Eleonora Ioannoni, Serena Silva, Tiziana Benzi Markushi, Eleonora Stival, Daniele Guerino Biasucci, Nicola Montano, Camilla Gelormini and Isabella Melchionda

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:298

    Content type: Research article

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  23. We sought to determine (1) whether the addition of prophylactic oral mosapride to a protocol including dexamethasone and ondansetron further reduces postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) compared with ondan...

    Authors: Jinwei Xie, Yingchun Cai, Jun Ma, Qiang Huang and Fuxing Pei

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:297

    Content type: Research article

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  24. There are several scores used for in-hospital mortality prediction in critical illness. Their application in a local scenario requires validation to ensure appropriate diagnostic accuracy. Moreover, their use ...

    Authors: Szymon Czajka, Katarzyna Ziębińska, Konstanty Marczenko, Barbara Posmyk, Anna J. Szczepańska and Łukasz J. Krzych

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:296

    Content type: Research article

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  25. To compare patients hospitalised in the intensive care unit (ICU) after surgery for community-acquired intra-abdominal infection (CA-IAI) and hospital-acquired intra-abdominal infection (HA-IAI) in terms of mo...

    Authors: Timothée Abaziou, Fanny Vardon-Bounes, Jean-Marie Conil, Antoine Rouget, Stéphanie Ruiz, Marion Grare, Olivier Fourcade, Bertrand Suc, Marc Leone, Vincent Minville and Bernard Georges

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:295

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Preoperative intravenous rehydration for patients with pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas (PPGLs) is widely used in many medical centers, but its usefulness has not been well evaluated. The objective of this...

    Authors: Hao Kong, Jiao-Nan Yang, Jie Tian, Nan Li, Yu-Xiu Zhang, Peng-Cheng Ye, Xue-Ying Li and Zheng Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:294

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Scheduled cesarean section is routinely performed under spinal anesthesia using hyperbaric bupivacaine. The current study was undertaken to determine the clinically relevant 95% effective dose of intrathecal 2...

    Authors: P. Goffard, Y. Vercruysse, R. Leloup, J-F Fils, S. Chevret and Y. Kapessidou

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:293

    Content type: Research article

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  28. It is not clear whether there are valuable inflammatory markers for prognosis judgment in the intensive care unit (ICU). We therefore conducted a multicenter, prospective, observational study to evaluate the p...

    Authors: Rong Qu, Linhui Hu, Yun Ling, Yating Hou, Heng Fang, Huidan Zhang, Silin Liang, Zhimei He, Miaoxian Fang, Jiaxin Li, Xu Li and Chunbo Chen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:292

    Content type: Research article

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  29. We explored the analgesic outcomes on postoperative day (POD) 1 in patients undergoing robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) who received intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (IV-PCA), rectus sh...

    Authors: Jung-Woo Shim, Yun Jeong Cho, Minhee Kim, Sang Hyun Hong, Hyong Woo Moon, Sung Hoo Hong and Min Suk Chae

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:291

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correspondence to this article has been published in BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:81

    The Correspondence to this article has been published in BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:82

  30. Breast surgery in the United States is common. Pain affects up to 50% of women undergoing breast surgery and can interfere with postoperative outcomes. General anesthesia is the conventional, most frequently u...

    Authors: Pasquale Sansone, Luca Gregorio Giaccari, Mario Faenza, Pasquale Di Costanzo, Sara Izzo, Caterina Aurilio, Francesco Coppolino, Maria Beatrice Passavanti, Vincenzo Pota and Maria Caterina Pace

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:290

    Content type: Research article

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  31. The benefits of intraoperative magnesium supplementation have been reported. In this prospective, randomized study, the effects of magnesium supplementation during general anaesthesia on emergence delirium and...

    Authors: Ji-Hyun Lee, Seungeun Choi, Minkyoo Lee, Young-Eun Jang, Eun-Hee Kim, Jin-Tae Kim and Hee-Soo Kim

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:289

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Surgical procedure usually causes serious postoperative pain and poor postoperative pain management negatively affects quality of life, function and recovery time. We aimed to investigate the role of wound inf...

    Authors: Kunpeng Li, Changbin Ji, Dawei Luo, Hongyong Feng, Keshi Yang and Hui Xu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:288

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Up to 70% of septic patients develop a diffuse brain dysfunction named “septic associated encephalopathy” which is often solely based on clinical impressions. However, the diagnosis of septic associated enceph...

    Authors: Benedikt Zujalovic, Benjamin Mayer, Sebastian Hafner, Florian Balling and Eberhard Barth

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:287

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Technological advances in healthcare have enabled patients to participate in digital self-assessment, with reported benefits of enhanced healthcare efficiency and self-efficacy. This report describes the desig...

    Authors: Tarig Osman, Eileen Lew, Elaine Pooi-Ming Lum, Louise van Galen, Rajive Dabas, Ban Leong Sng and Josip Car

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:286

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Cerebral oximetry has been widely used to measure regional oxygen saturation in brain tissue, especially during cardiac surgery. Despite its popularity, there have been inconsistent results on the use of cereb...

    Authors: Leerang Lim, Karam Nam, Seohee Lee, Youn Joung Cho, Chan-Woo Yeom, Sanghyup Jung, Jung Yoon Moon and Yunseok Jeon

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:285

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Surgical interventions result in a postoperative rise in circulating inflammatory cytokines and high molecular group box protein 1 (HMGB1). Herein, the impact of a sedentary lifestyle and other age-related fac...

    Authors: Sarah Saxena, Christopher Rodts, Vincent Nuyens, Juliette Lazaron, Victoria Sosnowski, Franck Verdonk, Laurence Seidel, Adelin Albert, Jean Boogaerts, Veronique Kruys, Mervyn Maze and Joseph Vamecq

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:284

    Content type: Research article

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  37. There are scenarios where pre-mixing and infusing analgesic and anaesthetic agents as a single intravenous (IV) solution is highly desirable; however, it is important to ensure the agents are compatible when m...

    Authors: Emily Henkel, Rebecca Vella, Kieran Behan, David Austin, Peter Kruger and Andrew Fenning

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:283

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Airway management is a part of routine anesthetic procedures; however, serious complications, including hypoxia and death, are known to occur in cases of difficult airways. Therefore, alternative techniques su...

    Authors: Go Un Roh, Joon Gwon Kang, Jung Youn Han and Chul Ho Chang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:282

    Content type: Research article

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  39. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Chen Xie, Kai Sun, Yueyang You, Yue Ming, Xiaoling Yu, Lina Yu, Jiapeng Huang and Min Yan

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:281

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:220

  40. Thiamine, an essential vitamin for aerobic metabolism and glutathione cycling, may decrease the effects of critical illnesses. The objective of this study was to determine whether intravenous thiamine administ...

    Authors: Suttasinee Petsakul, Sunthiti Morakul, Viratch Tangsujaritvijit, Parinya Kunawut, Pongsasit Singhatas and Pitsucha Sanguanwit

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:280

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Numerous studies have revealed that acupuncture can increase the somatic pain threshold. Electro-acupuncture (EA) can help pain-relieving with minimal physiologic disturbance. Various painful disorders, as wel...

    Authors: Hamdy A. Hendawy and Mohamed E. Abuelnaga

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:279

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Postoperative hoarseness after general anesthesia is associated with patient discomfort and dissatisfaction. A recent large retrospective study showed that single-lumen endotracheal tube intubation by a traine...

    Authors: Yuji Kamimura, Toshiyuki Nakanishi, Aiji Boku Sato, Satoshi Osaga, Eisuke Kako and Kazuya Sobue

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:278

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  43. Early diagnosis of sepsis is very important. It is necessary to find effective and adequate biomarkers in order to diagnose sepsis. In this study, we compared the value of sialic acid and procalcitonin for dia...

    Authors: Bo Yao, Wen-juan Liu, Di Liu, Jin-yan Xing and Li-juan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:277

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Despite big leaps of progress in its scope, the practice of anesthesia is still suffering from poor public image, especially in developing countries. Little research investigated the public awareness of anesth...

    Authors: Adel M. Bataineh, Ibraheem Y. Qudaisat, Khaled El-Radaideh, Rawand A. Alzoubi and Mohammad I. Abu-Shehab

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:276

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  45. Local anesthetic Bupivacaine commonly used in gastric cancer resection operation has been reported to suppress the progression of gastric cancer. However, the specific mechanism by which Bupivacaine functions ...

    Authors: Changqiao Ju, Jia Zhou, Hui Miao, Xin Chen and Qingyu Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:275

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Endotracheal extubation is the most crucial step during emergence from general anesthesia and is usually carried out when patients are awake with return of airway reflexes. Alternatively, extubations can also ...

    Authors: Jeremy Juang, Martha Cordoba, Alex Ciaramella, Mark Xiao, Jeremy Goldfarb, Jorge Enrique Bayter and Alvaro Andres Macias

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:274

    Content type: Research article

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  47. Enhancing postoperative recovery of the donor is important to encourage living kidney donation. We investigated the effects of anesthetic agents (intravenous [IV] propofol versus inhaled [IH] sevoflurane) on t...

    Authors: Sangbin Han, Jaesik Park, Sang Hyun Hong, Soojin Lim, Yong Hyun Park and Min Suk Chae

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:273

    Content type: Research article

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  48. The aim of this network meta-analysis (NMA) was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of intravenous (IV) Meloxicam 30 mg (MIV), an investigational non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), and certain other...

    Authors: John A. Carter, Libby K. Black, Dolly Sharma, Tarun Bhagnani and Jonathan S. Jahr

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:272

    Content type: Research article

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  49. The beach chair position that is commonly used in shoulder surgery is associated with relative hypovolemia, which leads to a reduction in arterial blood pressure. The effects of patient positioning on the accu...

    Authors: Konrad Chachula, Florian Lieb, Florian Hess, Joellen Welter, Nicole Graf and Alexander Dullenkopf

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:271

    Content type: Research article

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