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  1. Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) and hypoxaemia are associated with morbidity and mortality. We aimed to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of lung ultrasound (LUS) to diagnose PPCs in patients ...

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

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:220

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:281

  2. Arteriovenous fistulae (AVF) are the hemodialysis access modality of choice for patients with end-stage renal disease. However, they have a high early failure rate. Good vascular access is essential to manage ...

    Authors: Chen Gao, Chunyan Weng, Chenghai He, Jingli Xu and Liqiang Yu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:219

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  3. Accurate blood pressure (BP) measurement depends on appropriate cuff size and shape in relation to the arm. Arm dimensions outside the recommended range of cuff sizes or trunco-conical arms may result in inacc...

    Authors: Ming Jian Lim, Chin Wen Tan, Hon Sen Tan, Rehena Sultana, Victoria Eley and Ban Leong Sng

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:218

    Content type: Research article

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  4. The postoperative analgesic effect of transmuscular quadratus lumborum block (QLB-TM) in patients following lower abdominal surgeries has been identified; however, the efficacy of QLB using the lateral approac...

    Authors: Luning Chen, Jingjing Ji, Yali Tian, Qing Sun, Xuefeng Qiu, Xiaogong Li and Bingbing Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:217

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Airway guidelines recommend an emergency surgical airway as a potential life-saving treatment in a “Can’t Intubate, Can’t Oxygenate” (CICO) situation. Surgical airways can be achieved either through a cricothy...

    Authors: Fabricio Batistella Zasso, Kong Eric You-Ten, Michelle Ryu, Khrystyna Losyeva, Jaya Tanwani and Naveed Siddiqui

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:216

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Volatile anesthetic agents used during surgery have immunomodulatory effects which could affect postoperative outcomes. Recognizing that regulatory T cells (Tregs) plays crucial roles in transplant tolerance a...

    Authors: Arpa Chutipongtanate, Sasichol Prukviwat, Nutkridta Pongsakul, Supanart Srisala, Nakarin Kamanee, Nuttapon Arpornsujaritkun, Goragoch Gesprasert, Nopporn Apiwattanakul, Suradej Hongeng, Wichai Ittichaikulthol, Vasant Sumethkul and Somchai Chutipongtanate

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:215

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Shivering is a common side effect in women having cesarean delivery (CD) under spinal anesthesia, which can be bothersome to the patient, and it can also interfere with perioperative monitoring. In several stu...

    Authors: Yamini Subramani, Mahesh Nagappa, Kamal Kumar, Lee-Anne Fochesato, Moaz Bin Yunus Chohan, Yun Fei Zhu, Kevin Armstrong and Sudha (Indu) Singh

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:214

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Pregnancy is associated with higher incidence of failed endotracheal intubation and is exacerbated by labor. However, the influence of labor on airway outcomes with laryngeal mask airway (LMA) for cesarean del...

    Authors: Ming Jian Lim, Hon Sen Tan, Chin Wen Tan, Shi Yang Li, Wei Yu Yao, Yong Jing Yuan, Rehena Sultana and Ban Leong Sng

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:213

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Surgery-related pain and opioids might exacerbate immune defenses in immunocompromised cancer patients which might affect postoperativd overall survival. Sufentanil is a good postoperative pain control drug,th...

    Authors: Yanhua Peng, Jinfeng Yang, Duo Guo, Chumei Zheng, Huiping Sun, Qinya Zhang, Shuangfa Zou, Yanping Zhang, Ke Luo and Keith A. Candiotti

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:212

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Endotracheal tube (ETT) designs to decrease the risk of ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) include supraglottic suctioning, and/or modifications of the cuff shape. The TaperGuard™ ETT has a tapered, polyvin...

    Authors: Ross P. Martini, N. David Yanez, Miriam M. Treggiari, Praveen Tekkali, Cobin Soelberg and Michael F. Aziz

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:211

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Excessive perioperative fluid administration may result in iatrogenic endothelial dysfunction and tissue edema, transducing inflammatory markers into the bloodstream. Colloids remain longer in the circulation,...

    Authors: Mina Obradovic, Andrea Kurz, Barbara Kabon, Georg Roth, Oliver Kimberger, Oliver Zotti, Ahamed Bayoumi, Christian Reiterer, Anton Stift and Edith Fleischmann

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:210

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Perioperative fluid management – including the type, dose, and timing of administration –directly affects patient outcome after major surgery. The objective of fluid administration is to optimize intravascular...

    Authors: Alexandre Joosten, Sean Coeckelenbergh, Brenton Alexander, Amélie Delaporte, Maxime Cannesson, Jacques Duranteau, Bernd Saugel, Jean-Louis Vincent and Philippe Van der Linden

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:209

    Content type: Review

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  13. Cardiac surgery under cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is often associated with massive bleeding and blood transfusion. For patients requiring specific blood products, meticulous blood management is critical to re...

    Authors: Yasuhiro Watanabe, Tomofumi Suzuki and Toru Kaneda

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:208

    Content type: Case report

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  14. Our study aimed to test the hypothesis that the addition of intrathecal morphine (ITM) results in reduced postoperative opioid use and enhanced postoperative analgesia in patients undergoing open liver resecti...

    Authors: Jefferson Tang, Leonid Churilov, Chong Oon Tan, Raymond Hu, Brett Pearce, Luka Cosic, Christopher Christophi and Laurence Weinberg

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:207

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  15. Efficient airway management to facilitate tracheal intubation encompasses essential skills in anaesthesiologic and intensive care. The application of flexible fibreoptic intubation in patients with difficult a...

    Authors: Robert Ruemmler, Alexander Ziebart, Thomas Ott, Dagmar Dirvonskis and Erik Kristoffer Hartmann

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:206

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  16. Postoperative pain in ambulatory surgery is a multifactorial issue affecting patient satisfaction, time of discharge, and rehospitalization. This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of nalbuphine for the t...

    Authors: Yu-jiao Guan, Lai Wei, Qin Liao, Qi-wu Fang, Nong He, Chong-fang Han, Chang-hong Miao, Gang-jian Luo, Han-bing Wang, Hao Cheng, Qu-lian Guo and Zhi-gang Cheng

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:204

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Videolaryngoscopy is increasingly advocated as the standard intubation technique, while fibreoptic intubation is broadly regarded as the ‘gold standard’ for difficult airways. Traditionally, the training of th...

    Authors: Michael W. van Emden, Jeroen J. G. Geurts, Patrick Schober and Lothar A. Schwarte

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:203

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Previous studies have shown that intraoperative hypothermia was associated with higher risks of clinical adverse events, but we found otherwise from recent evidences. This study aims to synthesize the existing...

    Authors: He Xu, Zijing Wang, Xin Guan, Yijuan Lu, Daniel Charles Malone, Jack Warren Salmon, Aixia Ma and Wenxi Tang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:202

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Maintaining cervical immobilization is essential during tracheal intubation in patients with unstable cervical spines. When using the Macintosh laryngoscope for intubation in patients with cervical immobilizat...

    Authors: Hyesun Paik and Hee-Pyoung Park

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:201

    Content type: Research article

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  20. The relationship between intraoperative low bispectral index (BIS) values and poor clinical outcomes has been controversial. Intraoperative hypotension is associated with postoperative complication. The purpos...

    Authors: Soohyuk Yoon, Seokha Yoo, Min Hur, Sun-Kyung Park, Hyung-Chul Lee, Chul-Woo Jung, Jae-Hyon Bahk and Jin-Tae Kim

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:200

    Content type: Research article

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  21. More than one published paper are often derived from analyzing the same cohort of individuals to make full use of the collected information. Preplanned study outcomes are generally mentioned in open databases ...

    Authors: Marc Licker, John Diaper and Christoph Ellenberger

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:199

    Content type: Correspondence

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  22. α-receptor agonists have been reported to be safe and effective for treating or preventing spinal-induced hypotension during cesarean delivery. As a pure α1 adrenergic agonist, methoxamine has potential advantage...

    Authors: Feng Fu, Yu-wen Tang, Hong Chen, Cui-cui Jiao, Na Ma and Xin-zhong Chen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:198

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  23. Rectus sheath block (RSB) is known to attenuate postoperative pain and reduce perioperative opioid consumption. Thus, a retrospective study was performed to examine the effects of bilateral rectus sheath block...

    Authors: Shaoheng Wang, Pengfei Liu, Teng Gao, Lei Guan and Tianzuo Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:197

    Content type: Research article

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  24. In morbidly obese patients undergoing laparoscopic bariatric surgery, the combination of obesity-related comorbidities, pneumoperitoneum and extreme posture changes constitutes a high risk of perioperative hem...

    Authors: Ulf Lorenzen, Markus Pohlmann, Jonathan Hansen, Phil Klose, Matthias Gruenewald, Jochen Renner and Gunnar Elke

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:196

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Propofol sedation is effective for gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures, but its narrow therapeutic window highlights the importance of identifying an optimal administration technique regarding effectiveness...

    Authors: María E. García Guzzo, María S. Fernandez, Delfina Sanchez Novas, Sandra S. Salgado, Sergio A. Terrasa, Gonzalo Domenech and Carlos A. Teijido

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:195

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Hyperthermia is relatively rare during general anesthesia; however, a few studies have been conducted on hyperthermia and the neuromuscular blockade (NMB) induced by rocuronium, and the reversal of NMB by suga...

    Authors: Jin Sun Kim, Young Mu Kim, Ha Jung Kim, Jae Moon Choi, Yong Beom Kim, Jae Seok Song and Hong Seuk Yang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:194

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  27. There is no consensus on whether intraoperative hypotension is associated with postoperative cognitive impairment. Hence, we performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the correlation of intraoperative hypotension ...

    Authors: Xiaojin Feng, Jialing Hu, Fuzhou Hua, Jing Zhang, Lieliang Zhang and Guohai Xu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:193

    Content type: Research article

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  28. N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and troponin T are released during myocardial wall stress and/or ischemia and are strong predictors for postoperative cardiovascular complications. However,...

    Authors: Christian Reiterer, Barbara Kabon, Alexander Taschner, Oliver Zotti, Andrea Kurz and Edith Fleischmann

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:192

    Content type: Research article

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  29. In the practice of postoperative pain management, pain is still poorly managed in low resource setting where the practice of epidural and opioid free analgesia is impractical. There has been a recent trend of ...

    Authors: Zemedu Aweke, Fetene Seyoum, Tewoderos Shitemaw and Derartu Neme Doba

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:191

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  30. The efficacy and safety of spinal anesthesia by intrathecal dexmedetomidine (DEX) for parturients undergoing cesarean section are still lack of evidence. This aim of our study was to evaluate the efficacy and ...

    Authors: Xiao-xiao Li, Yu-mei Li, Xue-li Lv, Xing-he Wang and Su Liu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:190

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Preexisting cognitive impairment is emerging as a predictor of poor postoperative outcomes in seniors. Nevertheless, cognitive impairment in a large proportion of geriatric patients has not been well identifie...

    Authors: Shuyuan Gan, Yang Yu, Jiateng Wu, Xiaodong Tang, Yueying Zheng, Mingcang Wang and Shengmei Zhu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:189

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Long-term mechanical ventilation with hyperoxia can induce lung injury. General anesthesia is associated with a very high incidence of hyperoxaemia, despite it usually lasts for a relatively short period of ti...

    Authors: Xiao-Xia Wang, Xiao-Lan Sha, Yu-Lan Li, Chun-Lan Li, Su-Heng Chen, Jing-Jing Wang and Zhengyuan Xia

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:188

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  33. The pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease (PD) involves degeneration of dopaminergic neurons, which is influenced by innate and adaptive immunity. IL-17 is a characteristic cytokine secreted by Th17 cells, which...

    Authors: Won Jung Hwang, Min A. Joo and Jin Joo

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:187

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Tracheal extubation is commonly performed in the supine position. However, in patients undergoing abdominal surgery, the supine position increases abdominal wall tension, especially during coughing and deep br...

    Authors: Qiongfang Zhu, Zheyan Huang, Qiaomei Ma, Zehui Wu, Yubo Kang, Miaoyin Zhang, Tiantian Gan, Minxue Wang and Fei Huang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:185

    Content type: Research article

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  35. The 4th National Audit Project of The Royal College of Anaesthetists and The Difficult Airway Society (NAP4) reported a higher incidence of supraglottic airway device (SAD) related pulmonary aspiration in obes...

    Authors: Ina Ismiarti Shariffuddin, Sook Hui Chaw, Ling Wei Ng, Ching Hooi Lim, Mohd Fitry Zainal Abidin, Wan A. Wan Zakaria and Wendy H. Teoh

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:184

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Ultrasonography has been used to predict the necessary endotracheal tube (ETT) size by measuring the cricoid cartilage diameter. The aim of this study was to determine the accuracy of ultrasound to predict ETT...

    Authors: Jianhong Hao, Jie Zhang, Buhuai Dong and Zhenguo Luo

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:183

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a life-threatening condition and the identification of the underlying direct (pulmonary) or indirect (non-pulmonary) cause is mandatory for a successful treatment....

    Authors: Nils Theuerkauf, Tobias Weismüller, Carsten Weißbrich, Jens-Christian Schewe, Christian Putensen and Christian Bode

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:182

    Content type: Case report

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  38. Individualized fluid management (IFM) has been shown to be useful to improve the postoperative outcome of patients undergoing major abdominal surgery. A limited number of clinical studies have been done in ort...

    Authors: Lu Che, Xiu H. Zhang, Xu Li, Yue L. Zhang, Li Xu and Yu G. Huang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:181

    Content type: Research article

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  39. The ideal fraction of nitrous oxide (N2O) in oxygen (O2) for rapid lung collapse remains unclear. Accordingly, this prospective trial aimed to determine the 50% effective concentration (EC50) and 95% effective co...

    Authors: Chao Liang, Yuechang Lv, Yu Shi, Jing Cang and Changhong Miao

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:180

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Intraoperative mechanical ventilation may influence postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs). Current practice during thoracic surgery is not well described.

    Authors: Christopher Uhlig, Ary Serpa Neto, Meta van der Woude, Thomas Kiss, Jakob Wittenstein, Benjamin Shelley, Helen Scholes, Michael Hiesmayr, Marcos Francisco Vidal Melo, Daniele Sances, Nesil Coskunfirat, Paolo Pelosi, Marcus Schultz and Marcelo Gama de Abreu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:179

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Sugammadex reduces postoperative complications. We sought to determine whether it could reduce the length of hospital stay, post-anesthetic recovery time, unplanned readmission, and charges for patients who un...

    Authors: Byung-Hun Min, Tak Kyu Oh, In-Ae Song and Young-Tae Jeon

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:178

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Since blood pressure tends to be unstable during induction of anesthesia in patients undergoing cardiovascular surgery, an artery catheter is often inserted before induction to continuously monitor arterial pr...

    Authors: Tadashi Tanioku, Akari Yoshida, Yuichi Aratani, Keisuke Fujii and Tomoyuki Kawamata

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:176

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  43. Oral hydration has typically not been administered for between 4 and 6 h postoperative for children’s safety in China. But children are more likely to suffer from apnea, crying and agitation, wound bleeding, a...

    Authors: Xiaorong Yin, Xiaoqi Zeng, Ting Wang, Binbin Dong, Menghang Wu, Anna Jia and Ling Ye

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:174

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  44. Although the intraoperative alveolar recruitment maneuver (RM) efficiently treats atelectasis, the effect of Fio2 on atelectasis during RM is uncertain. We hypothesized that a high Fio2 (1.0) during RM would lead...

    Authors: Bo Rim Kim, Seohee Lee, Hansu Bae, Minkyoo Lee, Jae-Hyon Bahk and Susie Yoon

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:173

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Local anesthetic wound infusion has become an invaluable technique in multimodal analgesia. The effectiveness of wound infusion of 0.2% ropivacaine delivered by patient controlled analgesia (PCA) pump has not ...

    Authors: Gordan Mijovski, Matej Podbregar, Juš Kšela, Matej Jenko and Maja Šoštarič

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:172

    Content type: Research article

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  46. The objectives of the present study was to evaluate the effect of fluid challenge (FC) on ventriculo-arterial (V-A) coupling, its determinants: arterial elastance and ventricular elastance, and ability to pred...

    Authors: Pierre Huette, Osama Abou-Arab, Dan Longrois and Pierre-Grégoire Guinot

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:171

    Content type: Research article

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