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  1. Statin intake is associated with muscular side effects, among which the unmasking of latent myopathies and of malignant hyperthermia (MH) susceptibility have been reported. These findings, together with experi...

    Authors: Asensio Gonzalez, Tinen L. Iles, Paul A. Iaizzo and Oliver Bandschapp

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:270

    Content type: Research article

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

    Authors: Yanxia Guo, Dan Wang, Xiaolin Yang, Pingping Jiang, Juan Xu and Guoyuan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:269

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:239

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

    Authors: Bo Qu, Luying Chen, Yuling Zhang, Mengting Jiang, Caineng Wu, Wuhua Ma and Yuhui Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:268

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:248

  4. The catheter-related bladder discomfort (CRBD) of male patients is a common clinical problem, albeit lacking effective solutions. The present study aimed to investigate whether intravesical dexmedetomidine ins...

    Authors: Hong Chen, Bin Wang, Qin Li, Juan Zhou, Rui Li and Ye Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:267

    Content type: Research article

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  5. In acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), lung recruitment maneuvers can recruit collapsed alveoli in gravity-dependent lung regions, improving the homogeneity of ventilation distribution. This study used...

    Authors: Feiping Xia, Chun Pan, Lihui Wang, Ling Liu, Songqiao Liu, Fengmei Guo, Yi Yang and Yingzi Huang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:266

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The prognosis of hospitalized patients after emergent endotracheal intubation (ETI) remains poor. Our aim was to evaluate the 30-d hospitalization mortality of subjects undergoing ETI during daytime or off-hou...

    Authors: Jun-Le Liu, Jian-Wen Jin, Zhong-Meng Lai, Jie-Bo Wang, Jian-Sheng Su, Guo-Hua Wu, Wen-Hua Chen and Liang-Cheng Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:265

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Alveolar recruitment maneuvers enable easily reopening nonaerated lung regions via a transient elevation in transpulmonary pressure. To evaluate the effect of these maneuvers on respiratory resistance, we used...

    Authors: Junko Nakahira, Shoko Nakano and Toshiaki Minami

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:264

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The Coronavirus infectious disease 2019 (COVID-19) brings anesthesiologists and intensive care physicians to the mainstay of clinical workload and healthcare managements’ focus. There are approximately 900 ane...

    Authors: Barak Cohen, Yuval Baar, Shai Fein and Idit Matot

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:262

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Pre-operative anxiety is common and is associated with negative surgical outcomes. Virtual reality (VR) is a promising new technology that offers opportunities to modulate patient experience and cognition and ...

    Authors: Jason Ju In Chan, Cheng Teng Yeam, Hwei Min Kee, Chin Wen Tan, Rehena Sultana, Alex Tiong Heng Sia and Ban Leong Sng

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:261

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The optimal position for continuous adductor canal block (ACB) for analgesia after total knee anthroplasty (TKA) remians controversial, mainly due to high variability in the localization of the the adductor ca...

    Authors: Yuda Fei, Xulei Cui, Shaohui Chen, Huiming Peng, Bin Feng, Wenwei Qian, Jin Lin, Xisheng Weng and Yuguang Huang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:260

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Remote monitoring of mean arterial blood pressure (MAP), heart rate (HR) or oxygen saturation (SpO2) remains a challenge in outpatient surgery. This study evaluates a new digital technology (Smart Angel™) for rem...

    Authors: Thierry Chevallier, Gautier Buzancais, Bob-Valéry Occean, Pierre Rataboul, Christophe Boisson, Natacha Simon, Ariane Lannelongue, Noémie Chaniaud, Yann Gricourt, Jean-Yves Lefrant and Philippe Cuvillon

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:259

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Balanced anaesthesia with propofol and remifentanil, compared to sufentanil, often decreases mean arterial pressure (MAP), heart rate (HR) and cardiac index (CI), raising concerns on tissue-oxygenation. This d...

    Authors: Marieke Poterman, Alain F. Kalmar, Pieter L. Buisman, Michel M. R. F. Struys and Thomas W. L. Scheeren

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:258

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Postoperative pain after breast cancer surgery remains a major challenge in patient care. Local infiltration analgesia is a standard analgesic technique used for pain relief after surgery. Its application in p...

    Authors: Baona Wang, Tao Yan, Xiangyi Kong, Li Sun, Hui Zheng and Guohua Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:257

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Ilioinguinal-iliohypogastric block (ILIHB) is a well-established procedure for postoperative analgesia after open inguinal surgery in children. This procedure is effective and safe, especially when ultrasound ...

    Authors: Bjoern Grosse, Stefan Eberbach, Hans O. Pinnschmidt, Deirdre Vincent, Martin Schmidt-Niemann and Konrad Reinshagen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:256

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Grisel’s syndrome is a non-traumatic atlantoaxial subluxation associated with inflammatory conditions of the head and neck, which occurs primarily in children. Increased flexibility of the ligaments during inf...

    Authors: Kavya N. Reddy, Shabaaz M. Baig, Meenu Batra, Kevin Colodner, Uchenna Madubuko, Anna Korban and Shridevi Pandya Shah

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:255

    Content type: Case report

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  16. Perioperative neurocognitive disorders (PND) is a common postoperative complication including postoperative delirium (POD), postoperative cognitive decline (POCD) or delayed neurocognitive recovery. It is stil...

    Authors: Lin Ding, Dong Xu Chen and Qian Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:254

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Some retrospective and in vitro studies suggest that general anesthetics influence breast cancer recurrence and metastasis. We compared the effects of general anesthetics sevoflurane versus propofol on breast ...

    Authors: Xiaoqian Deng, Megha Vipani, Ge Liang, Divakara Gouda, Beibei Wang and Huafeng Wei

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:253

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  18. We sought to evaluate the effect of mild hypercapnia on brain tissue oxygen tension (Pbto2) and diffusion limitation (impaired ability of oxygen extraction) in a porcine post asphyxial cardiac arrest model.

    Authors: Dawei Zhou, Zhimin Li, Shaolan Zhang, Lei Wu, Yiyuan Li, Guangzhi Shi and Jianxin Zhou

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:252

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Capillary refill time (CRT) is a non-invasive technique to evaluate tissue perfusion, and quantitative CRT (Q-CRT) adapted to pulse oximetry was developed with patients with sepsis and compared to blood lactat...

    Authors: Miyuki Yamamoto, Kent Doi, Naoki Hayase, Toshifumi Asada, Nobuhisa Akamatsu, Junichi Kaneko, Kiyoshi Hasegawa and Naoto Morimura

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:251

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Paravertabral blocks (PVB) are in use to adequately manage pain arising from a variety of operations on the thorax, abdomen or pelvis. PVB is straightforward, efficacious in operations performed. This study wa...

    Authors: Ferda Yaman and Devrim Tuglu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:250

    Content type: Research article

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  21. During emergence from anesthesia after partial and total laryngectomy, excessive airway reflex and systemic hypertension may lead to subcutaneous emphysema, hemorrhage or pneumothorax.

    Authors: Rui Xu, Yun Zhu, Yi Lu, Wenxian Li and Jie Jia

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:249

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Combined spinal-epidural (CSE) anesthesia is considerably challenging for elderly patients with hip fractures due to spine degeneration and limitations in positioning. This study aimed to investigate the abili...

    Authors: Bo Qu, Luying Chen, Yuling Zhang, Mengting Jiang, Caineng Wu, Wuhua Ma and Yuhui Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:248

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:268

  23. Research is an essential component of Anesthesia, and the contributions of researchers and institutions can be appreciated from the analysis of scholarly outputs. Such analyses help identify major contributors...

    Authors: Ulrick Sidney Kanmounye, Joel Noutakdie Tochie, Aimé Mbonda, Cynthia Kévine Wafo, Leonid Daya, Thompson Hope Atem, Arsène Daniel Nyalundja and Daniel Cheryl Eyaman

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:247

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  24. Postoperative delirium (POD) is a frequent complication after surgery and its occurrence is associated with poor outcomes. The neuropathology of this complication is unclear, but it is important to evaluate re...

    Authors: Xu Lin, Jiaming Tang, Chen Liu, Xiaoxuan Li, Xipeng Cao, Bin Wang, Rui Dong, Wei Xu, Xinjuan Yu, Mingshan Wang and Yanlin Bi

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:246

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  25. Low concentrations of morphine are required for safe dosing for intrathecal injections. Sometimes, manual dilution of morphine is performed to achieve these low concentrations, but risks dilution errors and ba...

    Authors: Aart Jan W. Teunissen, Mark V. Koning, Elisabeth J. Ruijgrok, Willem J. Liefers, Bart de Bruijn and Seppe A. Koopman

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:244

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Most trauma patients admitted to the hospital alive and die later on, decease during the initial care in the emergency department or the intensive care unit (ICU). However, a number of patients pass away after...

    Authors: Uwe Hamsen, Niklas Drotleff, Rolf Lefering, Julius Gerstmeyer, Thomas Armin Schildhauer and Christian Waydhas

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:243

    Content type: Research article

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    The Review to this article has been published in BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:42

    The Correspondence to this article has been published in BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:40

  27. The overall risk of postoperative nausea and vomiting after general anaesthesia is approximately 30% even with prophylactic medications. Studies exploring the risk after regional anaesthesia including intrathe...

    Authors: Antonio Moraitis, Magnus Hultin and Jakob Walldén

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:242

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Maintaining adequate perioperative hepatic blood flow (HBF) supply is essential for preservation of postoperative normal liver function. Propofol and sevoflurane affect arterial and portal HBF. Previous studie...

    Authors: Jurgen van Limmen, Piet Wyffels, Frederik Berrevoet, Aude Vanlander, Laurent Coeman, Patrick Wouters, Stefan De Hert and Luc De Baerdemaeker

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:241

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  29. Opioids are the most effective antinociceptive agents, they have undesirable side effects such as respiratory depressant and postoperative nausea and vomiting. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the anti...

    Authors: Peng-fei Gao, Jing-yan Lin, Shun Wang, Yun-feng Zhang, Guo-qiang Wang, Qi Xu and Xiao Guo

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:240

    Content type: Research article

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  30. This study aims to observe the effects of different target controlled plasma sufentanil concentrations on the minimum alveolar concentration (MAC) of sevoflurane for blocking adrenergic response (BAR) in patie...

    Authors: Yanxia Guo, Dan Wang, Xiaolin Yang, Pingping Jiang, Juan Xu and Guoyuan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:239

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:269

  31. We aimed to distinguish the preoperative radiological indicators to predict the application of assistant techniques during intubation for patients undergoing selective cervical surgery.

    Authors: Bingchuan Liu, Yanan Song, Kaixi Liu, Fang Zhou, Hongquan Ji, Yun Tian and Yong Zheng Han

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:238

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  32. Intraarticular injections are widely used to provide pain relief after arthroscopic procedures and minimize the use of opioids. Dexmedetomidine has been proven to potentiate pain relief and postpone the demand...

    Authors: Başak Akça, Aysun Ankay Yılbaş, Filiz Üzümcügil, Berkem Büyükakkuş, Elham Bahador Zırh, Dilara Zeybek and Fatma Sarıcaoğlu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:237

    Content type: Research article

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  33. There is a major paradigm shift for intraoperative mechanical ventilator support by the introduction of lung protective ventilation strategies to reduce postoperative pulmonary complications and improve overal...

    Authors: Chuan-Yi Kuo, Ying-Tung Liu, Tzu-Shan Chen, Chen-Fuh Lam and Ming-Cheng Wu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:236

    Content type: Research article

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  34. The aim of this prospective randomized controlled study was to evaluate whether pretreatment with a small dose of dezocine could prevent remifentanil-induced cough in general anesthesia induction.

    Authors: Rui Ma, Yu Wei and Zifeng Xu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:235

    Content type: Research article

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  35. The peri-operative effectiveness of ultrasound-guided great auricular nerve block (GANB) in patients, especially in adult patients undergoing middle ear microsurgery remains unclear. We hypothesized that ultra...

    Authors: Jinsheng Liu, Kezhi Yuan, Hongling Zhou, Li Li, Guyan Wang and Tianzuo Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:234

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Whether anesthesia type is associated with the surgical outcome of Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT) remains to be determined. This study aims to investigate the im...

    Authors: Xiao-Yan Meng, Xiu-Ping Zhang, Zhe Sun, Hong-Qian Wang and Wei-Feng Yu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:233

    Content type: Research article

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  37. The challenges posed by the spread of COVID-19 disease through aerosols have compelled anesthesiologists to modify their airway management practices. Devices such as barrier boxes are being considered as poten...

    Authors: Praneeth Madabhushi, Sudhakar Kinthala, Abistanand Ankam, Nitin Chopra and Burdett R. Porter

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:232

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Ultrasound guidance can increase the success rate and reduce the incidence of complications of arterial cannulation. There are few studies on the utility of the dynamic needle tip positioning (DNTP) technique ...

    Authors: Bing Bai, Yuan Tian, Yuelun Zhang, Chunhua Yu and Yuguang Huang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:231

    Content type: Research article

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  39. In this study, the μ-Opioid receptor activity was assessed pre-operatively for its association with postoperative pain level and second analgesic requirement in patients undergoing septoplasty.

    Authors: Muzaffer Gencer and Ayşe Yeşim Göçmen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:230

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Hypotension following spinal anesthesia (SA) during cesarean delivery (CD) occurs commonly and is related with maternal and fetal complications. Norepinephrine infusion is increasingly used for prevention of p...

    Authors: Kunpeng Feng, Xiaohua Wang, Xuexin Feng, Jinfeng Zhang, Wei Xiao, Fengying Wang, Qi Zhou and Tianlong Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:229

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Bupivacaine, an amid-type local anesthetic, is widely used for clinical patients especially in pregnant women. In addition to neurotoxicity effect of bupivacaine, it can cross the placenta, accumulates in this...

    Authors: Alireza Mirkheshti, Alireza Shakeri, Elham Memary, Mansoureh Baniasadi, Jalal Zaringhalam, Ardeshir Tajbakhsh, Marzieh Mirzaei and Elena Lak

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:228

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Sepsis often accompanies gastrointestinal motility disorder that contributes to the development of sepsis in turn. Propofol and dexmedetomidine, as widely used sedatives in patients with sepsis, are likely to ...

    Authors: Haiqing Chang, Shuang Li, Yansong Li, Hao Hu, Bo Cheng, Jiwen Miao, Hui Gao, Hongli Ma, Yanfeng Gao and Qiang Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:227

    Content type: Research article

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  43. The cross-sectional area of the subclavian vein (csSCV) is a crucial factor in the successful catheterization of the subclavian vein. This randomized controlled study investigated the effects of the csSCV on l...

    Authors: Hyun-Kyu Yoon, Hyung-Chul Lee, Pyoyoon Kang, Jung-Man Lee, Hee-Pyoung Park and Youn Joung Cho

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:226

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Dexmedetomidine has advantages during colonoscopy as it allows the patient to cooperate during the procedure. Few studies examined the dexmedetomidine-remifentanil combination. This study was to evaluate the e...

    Authors: Li Jia, Meng Xie, Jing Zhang, Jingyu Guo, Tong Tong and Yuying Xing

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:225

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  45. Hydranencephaly is a rare and debilitating congenital condition in which most anesthesiologists are unfamiliar. Primary surgical treatment involves CSF diversion, though other palliative procedures requiring a...

    Authors: Alexis R. Tovar and Allison L. Thoeny

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:224

    Content type: Case report

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  46. Based on the previous investigation in our institution, the incidence of intraoperative hypothermia in neonates was high. Since September 1st, 2019, the recommendation had been launched to utilize ≤1 L/min fre...

    Authors: Yu Cui, Yu Wang, Rong Cao, Gen Li, Lingmei Deng and Jia Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:223

    Content type: Research article

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  47. Inadvertent intravascular injection has been suggested as the most probable mechanism behind serious neurological complications during transforaminal epidural steroid injections. Authors believe a smaller gaug...

    Authors: Robin Raju, Michael Mehnert, David Stolzenberg, Jeremy Simon, Theodore Conliffe and Jeffrey Gehret

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:222

    Content type: Research article

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