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  1. The Zeus® (Dräger, Lübeck, Germany), an automated closed-circuit anesthesia machine, uses high fresh gas flows (FGF) to wash-in the circuit and the lungs, and intermittently flushes the system to remove unwanted ...

    Authors: Sofie De Cooman, Nathalie De Mey, Bram BC Dewulf, Rik Carette, Thierry Deloof, Maurice Sosnowski, Andre M De Wolf and Jan FA Hendrickx

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2008 8:4

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Intermittent measurement of cardiac output may be performed using a lithium dilution technique (LiDCO). This can then be used to calibrate a pulse power algorithm of the arterial waveform which provides a cont...

    Authors: Maurizio Cecconi, Jayne Fawcett, R Michael Grounds and Andrew Rhodes

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2008 8:3

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Gas chromatography (GC) has often been considered the most accurate method to measure the concentration of inhaled anesthetic vapors. However, infrared (IR) gas analysis has become the clinically preferred mon...

    Authors: Jan FA Hendrickx, Hendrikus JM Lemmens, Rik Carette, Andre M De Wolf and Lawrence J Saidman

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2008 8:2

    Content type: Technical advance

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  4. Current analgesics have drawbacks such as delays in acquisition, lag-times for effect, and side effects. We recently presented a preliminary report of a new analgesic method involving a two-minute sciatic nerv...

    Authors: Jiman He, Bin Wu, Xianrong Jiang, Fenglin Zhang, Tao Zhao and Wenlon Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2008 8:1

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Several techniques have been discussed as alternatives to the intermittent bolus thermodilution cardiac output (COPAC) measurement by the pulmonary artery catheter (PAC). However, these techniques usually require...

    Authors: Christopher Prasser, Sylvia Bele, Cornelius Keyl, Stefan Schweiger, Benedikt Trabold, Matthias Amann, Julia Welnhofer and Christoph Wiesenack

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2007 7:9

    Content type: Research article

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  6. In addition to mortality, Health Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) has increasingly been claimed as an important outcome variable. The aim of this study was to assess HRQOL and independence in activities of dail...

    Authors: Fernando J Abelha, Cristina C Santos, Paula C Maia, Maria A Castro and Henrique Barros

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2007 7:8

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Gabapentin is an antiepileptic drug used in a variety of chronic pain conditions. Increasing numbers of randomized trials indicate that gabapentin is effective as a postoperative analgesic. This procedure-spec...

    Authors: Ole Mathiesen, Steen Møiniche and Jørgen B Dahl

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2007 7:6

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Experience suggests that patients with alcohol and other drug use disorders (AOD) are commonly cared for in our intensive care units (ICU's) and require more sedation. We sought to determine the impact of AOD ...

    Authors: Marjolein de Wit, Sau Yin Wan, Sujoy Gill, Wendy I Jenvey, Al M Best, Judith Tomlinson and Michael F Weaver

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2007 7:3

    Content type: Research article

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  9. We report a case of severe upper airway obstruction due to a retropharyngeal hematoma that presented nearly one day after a precipitating traumatic injury. Retropharyngeal hematomas are rare, but may cause lif...

    Authors: Laurie W Lazott, John A Ponzo, Rudolph B Puana, Katie S Artz, David P Ciceri and William C Culp Jr

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2007 7:2

    Content type: Case report

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  10. We have developed a two-step procedure for preparing the skin before peripheral venous catheter (PVC) insertions. This procedure involves two successive swabbings with wipes soaked in alcoholic antiseptic. We ...

    Authors: Nathalie L van der Mee-Marquet

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2007 7:1

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Despite the presence of a plethora of publications on the prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) only little is known how to treat established symptoms. Besides the high effort of performing th...

    Authors: Leopold HJ Eberhart, Silke Frank, Henning Lange, Astrid M Morin, André Scherag, Hinnerk Wulf and Peter Kranke

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2006 6:14

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Anesthetic sensitivity is determined by the interaction of multiple genes. Hence, a dissection of genetic contributors would be aided by precise and high throughput behavioral screens. Traditionally, anestheti...

    Authors: Yi Sun, Jingqiu Chen, Gregory Pruckmayr, James E Baumgardner, David M Eckmann, Roderic G Eckenhoff and Max B Kelz

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2006 6:13

    Content type: Technical advance

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  13. A considerable number of patients require opioids during recovery after laparoscopic sterilization. This implies nausea, dizziness and sedation and increases the number of unplanned admissions. Gabapentin has ...

    Authors: Jens Bartholdy, Karen L Hilsted, Nils C Hjortsoe, Jens Engbaek and Joergen B Dahl

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2006 6:12

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Systemic sclerosis (SSc), a progressive disease characterized by excessive accumulation of connective tissue components. Although most patients have long survival, some of them progress rapidly to death. Pulmo...

    Authors: Gülcan Erk, Vildan taşpınar, Ferah Dönmez and Dilşen örnek

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2006 6:11

    Content type: Case report

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  15. Epidural anaesthesia is used extensively for cardiothoracic and vascular surgery in some centres, but not in others, with argument over the safety of the technique in patients who are usually extensively antic...

    Authors: Wilhelm Ruppen, Sheena Derry, Henry J McQuay and R Andrew Moore

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2006 6:10

    Content type: Research article

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  16. To study the effect of administration of tranexamic acid on the use of blood and blood products, return to theatre for post-operative bleeding and the length of intensive care stay after primary cardiac surger...

    Authors: Alain Vuylsteke, Palanikumar Saravanan, Caroline Gerrard and Fay Cafferty

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2006 6:9

    Content type: Research article

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  17. To compare the effect of a sustained inflation followed by an incremental mean airway pressure trial during conventional and high-frequency oscillatory ventilation on oxygenation and hemodynamics in a large po...

    Authors: Ralf M Muellenbach, Markus Kredel, Bernd Zollhoefer, Christian Wunder, Norbert Roewer and Joerg Brederlau

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2006 6:8

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Kinetics of inhaled agents are often described by physiological models. However, many pharmacokinetic concepts, such as context-sensitive half-times, have been developed for drugs described by classical compar...

    Authors: Jan FA Hendrickx, Hendrikus JM Lemmens and Steven L Shafer

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2006 6:7

    Content type: Research article

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  19. When patients are asked what they find most anxiety provoking about having surgery, the top concerns almost always include postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). Only until recently have there been any publ...

    Authors: Alex Macario, Louis Claybon and Joseph V Pergolizzi

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2006 6:6

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Thoracotomy is associated with severe pain that may persist for years. Acupuncture is a complementary therapy with a proven role in pain control. A randomized trial showed that acupuncture was effective in con...

    Authors: Andrew J Vickers, Valerie W Rusch, Vivek T Malhotra, Robert J Downey and Barrie R Cassileth

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2006 6:5

    Content type: Research article

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  21. This animal study was conducted to assess the combined effects of high frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) and prone positioning on pulmonary gas exchange and hemodynamics.

    Authors: Joerg Brederlau, Ralf Muellenbach, Markus Kredel, Clemens Greim and Norbert Roewer

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2006 6:4

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Induction of the COX-2 isoenzyme appears to play a major role in the genesis of central sensitization after nociceptive stimulation. This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of a single, oral dose of the s...

    Authors: David Burns, Lindsay Hill, Michael Essandoh, Tomasz M Jarzembowski, H Gregg Schuler and Piotr K Janicki

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2006 6:3

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Chronic alveolar hypoxia results in sustained arterial constriction, and increase in pulmonary vascular resistance leading to pulmonary artery hypertension (PAHT). The aim of this study was to investigate the ...

    Authors: Nazinigouba Ouédraogo, Boutchi Mounkaïla, Huguette Crevel, Roger Marthan and Etienne Roux

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2006 6:2

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Cervicogenic headache (CEH) is a unilateral headache localised in the neck or occipital region, projecting to the frontal and temporal regions. Since the pathogenesis of this syndrome appears to have an anatom...

    Authors: Sara RS Haspeslagh, Hans A Van Suijlekom, Inge E Lamé, Alfons GH Kessels, Maarten van Kleef and Wim EJ Weber

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2006 6:1

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Postoperative epidural fibrosis may contribute to between 5% to 60% of the poor surgical outcomes following decompressive surgery. Correlations have been reported between epidural scarring and radicular pain, ...

    Authors: Laxmaiah Manchikanti, Mark V Boswell, Jose J Rivera, Vidya Sagar Pampati, Kim S Damron, Carla D McManus, Doris E Brandon and Sue R Wilson

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2005 5:10

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Surgical treatment and its consequences expose patients to stress, and here we investigated the importance of the psychological component of postoperative pain based on reports in the clinical literature.

    Authors: Paul Svedman, Martin Ingvar and Torsten Gordh

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2005 5:9

    Content type: Debate

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  27. Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is triggered by halogenated anaesthetics and depolarising muscle relaxants, leading to an uncontrolled hypermetabolic state of skeletal muscle. An uncontrolled sarcoplasmic Ca2+ releas...

    Authors: Frank Schuster, Rainer Müller, Edmund Hartung, Norbert Roewer and Martin Anetseder

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2005 5:8

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Inadvertent hypothermia is not uncommon in the immediate postoperative period and it is associated with impairment and abnormalities in various organs and systems that can lead to adverse outcomes. The aim of ...

    Authors: Fernando J Abelha, Maria A Castro, Aida M Neves, Nuno M Landeiro and Cristina C Santos

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2005 5:7

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Desflurane and enflurane have been reported to produce substantial amounts of carbon monoxide (CO) in desiccated sodalime. Isoflurane is said to produce less CO and sevoflurane and halothane should produce no ...

    Authors: Christiaan Keijzer, Roberto SGM Perez and Jaap J De Lange

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2005 5:6

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Propofol is widely used for both short-term anesthesia and long-term sedation. It has unusual pharmacokinetics because of its high lipid solubility. The standard approach to describing the pharmacokinetics is ...

    Authors: David G Levitt and Thomas W Schnider

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2005 5:4

    Content type: Research article

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  31. The possibility exists for major complications to occur when individuals are intoxicated with alcohol prior to anesthetization. Halothane is an anesthetic that can be metabolized by the liver into a highly rea...

    Authors: Geoffrey M Thiele, Gary E Hill, Jacqueline A Pavlik, Thomas L Freeman, Dean J Tuma, Michael J Duryee and Lynell W Klassen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2005 5:3

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Despite preclinical evidence suggesting a synergistic interaction between ketamine and opioids promoting analgesia, several clinical trials have not identified dosing regimens capable of eliciting a benefit in...

    Authors: Adam P Tucker, Yong Ik Kim, Raymond Nadeson and Colin S Goodchild

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2005 5:2

    Content type: Technical advance

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  33. Although several potential risk factors have been discussed, risk factors associated with bacterial colonization or even infection of catheters used for regional anaesthesia are not very well investigated.

    Authors: Astrid M Morin, Klaus M Kerwat, Martina Klotz, Roswitha Niestolik, Veronika E Ruf, Hinnerk Wulf, Stefan Zimmermann and Leopold HJ Eberhart

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2005 5:1

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Cuff pressure in endotracheal (ET) tubes should be in the range of 20–30 cm H2O. We tested the hypothesis that the tube cuff is inadequately inflated when manometers are not used.

    Authors: Papiya Sengupta, Daniel I Sessler, Paul Maglinger, Spencer Wells, Alicia Vogt, Jaleel Durrani and Anupama Wadhwa

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2004 4:8

    Content type: Research article

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  35. In many studies investigating measures to attenuate the hemodynamic and humoral stress response during induction of anaesthesia, primary attention was paid to the period of endotracheal intubation since it has...

    Authors: Astrid M Morin, Götz Geldner, Udo Schwarz, Martin Kahl, Hans A Adams, Hinnerk Wulf and Leopold HJ Eberhart

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2004 4:7

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Postoperative administration of paracetamol or its prodrug propacetamol has been shown to decrease pain with a morphine sparing effect. However, the effect of propacetamol administered intra-operatively on pos...

    Authors: Michèle Binhas, François Decailliot, Saïda Rezaiguia-Delclaux, Powen Suen, Marc Dumerat, Véronique François, Xavier Combes and Philippe Duvaldestin

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2004 4:6

    Content type: Research article

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  37. The effect of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for reduced platelet aggregation and thromboxane A2 synthesis has been well documented. However, the influence on platelet function is not fully explai...

    Authors: Dirk Scheinichen, Holger-Andreas Elsner, Rodin Osorio, Björn Jüttner, Werner Gröschel, Karsten Jaeger and Siegfried Piepenbrock

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2004 4:4

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is by far the most common complication of herpes zoster (HZ) and one of the most intractable pain disorders. Since PHN is seen most often in the elderly, the number of patients wit...

    Authors: Wim Opstelten, Albert JM van Wijck, Gerrit A van Essen, Erik Buskens, Annette AA Bak, Cornelis J Kalkman, Theo JM Verheij and Karel GM Moons

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2004 4:2

    Content type: Study protocol

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  39. Naproxen and naproxen sodium are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs used in a variety of painful conditions, including the treatment of postoperative pain. This review aims to assess the efficacy, safety an...

    Authors: Lorna Mason, Jayne E Edwards, R Andrew Moore and Henry J McQuay

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2003 3:4

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Gynecological laparoscopic surgery procedures are often complicated by postoperative pain resulting in an unpleasant experience for the patient, delayed discharge, and increased cost. Glucocorticosteroids have...

    Authors: Warren P Bagley, A Audie Smith, Jessie D Hebert, Carolyn C Snider, Gary A Sega, Marsha D Piller, Paula C Carney and Roger C Carroll

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2003 3:3

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Fluoroscopic guidance is frequently utilized in interventional pain management. The major purpose of fluoroscopy is correct needle placement to ensure target specificity and accurate delivery of the injectate....

    Authors: Laxmaiah Manchikanti, Kim A Cash, Tammy L Moss, Jose Rivera and Vidyasagar Pampati

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2003 3:2

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Clinical trials suggest that cyclo-oxygenase-2 specific inhibitors (coxibs) are an effective treatment for acute postoperative pain. The aims of this systematic review were to examine the evidence for oral val...

    Authors: Jodie Barden, Jayne E Edwards, Henry J McQuay and R Andrew Moore

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2003 3:1

    Content type: Research article

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