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  1. To investigate the effects of different plasma target concentrations of remifentanil on the minimum alveolar concentration (MAC) for blocking adrenergic response (BAR) of sevoflurane in children with laparosco...

    Authors: Dan Wang, Juan Xu, Xiao-Lin Yang, Yan-Xia Guo, Ping-Ping Jiang and Guo-Yuan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:231

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  2. Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:230

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  3. Whether epidural administered sufentanil combined with low-concentration ropivacaine affected labor progress as well as maternal and neonatal outcomes still remained unknown. The aim of this study was to asses...

    Authors: Le Zhang, Chengjie Xu and Yue Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:229

    Content type: Research

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  4. Parathyroidectomy has been proposed as a method for reducing parathyroid hormone levels. We evaluated the effects of ultrasound-guided bilateral superficial cervical plexus block (BSCPB) on the quality of reco...

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

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:228

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  5. Down syndrome (DS) is associated with intellectual disability. DS patients may be unable to cooperate and often require general anesthesia even for minor surgeries. Rapid recovery significantly contributes to ...

    Authors: Emmanouil Gkliatis, Alexandros Makris and Chryssoula Staikou

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:227

    Content type: Research

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  6. Hemodynamic instability is a frequent adverse effect following administration of dexmedetomidine (DMED). In this study, we evaluated the incidence of DMED-induced hemodynamic instability and its predictive fac...

    Authors: A Ram Doo, Hyungseok Lee, Seon Ju Baek and Jeongwoo Lee

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:207

    Content type: Research

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  7. A comparison of different anesthetic techniques to evaluate short term outcomes has yet to be performed for patients undergoing outpatient knee replacements. The aim of this investigation was to compare short ...

    Authors: Mark C. Kendall, Alexander D. Cohen, Stephanie Principe-Marrero, Peter Sidhom, Patricia Apruzzese and Gildasio De Oliveira

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:226

    Content type: Research

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  8. An increasing number of patients older than 80 years are undergoing anesthesia, but little information is available regarding pharmacodynamic effects of myorelaxants in this population. This study aims to comp...

    Authors: Denis Schmartz, Raouf Sghaier, Paul Bernard, Jean François Fils and Thomas Fuchs-Buder

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:225

    Content type: Research

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  9. Many patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) suffer from cognitive impairment after hospital discharge. Different mechanisms have been implicated as potential causes for this impairment, inter...

    Authors: Jens Kamuf, Andreas Garcia Bardon, Alexander Ziebart, Robert Ruemmler, Johannes Schwab, Mobin Dib, Andreas Daiber, Serge C. Thal and Erik K. Hartmann

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:224

    Content type: Research

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  10. Dexmedetomidine promotes normal sleep architecture; the drug also improves analgesia. We therefore tested the hypothesis that supplementing intravenous analgesia with dexmedetomidine reduces delirium in older ...

    Authors: Hong Hong, Da-Zhi Zhang, Mo Li, Geng Wang, Sai-Nan Zhu, Yue Zhang, Dong-Xin Wang and Daniel I. Sessler

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:223

    Content type: Research

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  11. Continuous infusion of propofol has been used to achieve sedation in children. However, the relationship between the effect-site concentration (Ce) of propofol and sedation scale has not been previously examined....

    Authors: Young-Eun Jang, Sang-Hwan Ji, Ji-Hyun Lee, Eun-Hee Kim, Jin-Tae Kim and Hee-Soo Kim

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:222

    Content type: Research

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  12. Spondylolisthesis is a common degenerative spinal deformity. At the level of spondylolisthesis, the anatomy of the interlaminar space may differ from normal spine, in which case optimal angle of the needle ins...

    Authors: Youngwon Kim, Seokha Yoo, Sun-Kyung Park, Hansu Bae, Young-Jin Lim and Jin-Tae Kim

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:221

    Content type: Research

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  13. Malnutrition in intensive care unit (ICU) patients is associated with adverse clinical outcomes. The modified nutrition risk in the critically ill score (mNUTRIC) was proposed as an appropriate nutritional ass...

    Authors: Na Wang, Mei-Ping Wang, Li Jiang, Bin Du, Bo Zhu and Xiu-Ming Xi

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:220

    Content type: Research

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  14. Circulatory failure frequently occurs after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and is part of post-cardiac arrest syndrome (PCAS). The aim of this study was to investigate circulatory disturbances in PCAS ...

    Authors: Halvor Langeland, Daniel Bergum, Trond Nordseth, Magnus Løberg, Thomas Skaug, Knut Bjørnstad, Ørjan Gundersen, Nils-Kristian Skjærvold and Pål Klepstad

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:219

    Content type: Research

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  15. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is an invasive surgical procedure for the knee. Quadruple nerve blocks including continuous femoral nerve block and single-injection sciatic, obturator, and late...

    Authors: Yuki Aoyama, Shinichi Sakura, Shoko Abe, Erika Uchimura and Yoji Saito

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:218

    Content type: Research

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  16. Emergence delirium (ED) is common in pediatric anesthesia. This dissociative state in which the patient is confused from their surroundings and flailing can be self-injurious and traumatic for parents. Treatme...

    Authors: Adam C. Adler, Brian H. Nathanson and Arvind Chandrakantan

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:217

    Content type: Research

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  17. The effects of circadian rhythms on drug metabolism and efficacy are being increasingly recognized. However, the extent to which they affect general anesthesia remains unclear. This study aims to investigate t...

    Authors: Jiang-hua Shen, Min Ye, Qian Chen, Yan Chen, Hai-lin Zhao, Ameena Khan, Bin Yi, Jiao-lin Ning, Kai-zhi Lu and Jian-teng Gu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:215

    Content type: Research

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  18. The dead space washout and provision of some level of positive airway pressure by nasal high-flow (NHF) cannula could improve the efficiency of ventilation, oxygenation and maintenance of the upper airway in p...

    Authors: Amorn Vijitpavan and Yanin Kooncharoensuk

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:214

    Content type: Research

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  19. Sevoflurane (Sev) has been reported to inhibit cancer development, and sevoflurane treatment in cancers is implicated with the deregulation of specific non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs). This study aimed to investigate...

    Authors: Xiaofang Kang, Hongxia Li and Zaiwang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:213

    Content type: Research Article

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  20. The mechanism of volatile anesthetics on vascular smooth muscle (VSM) contraction in the setting of diabetes mellitus (DM) remains unclear. The current study was designed to determine the effects of sevofluran...

    Authors: Shaozhong Yang, Yu Liu, Shanshan Huang, Feihong Jin and Feng Qi

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:212

    Content type: Research

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  21. Postoperative nausea and vomiting and postoperative ileus are common after major digestive surgery and represent one of the significant problems in Acute Care Surgery.

    Authors: Valerio Cozza, Lorenzo Barberis, Gaia Altieri, Mario Donatelli, Gabriele Sganga and Antonio La Greca

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:211

    Content type: Research

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  22. Caudal block is one of the most preferred regional anesthesia for sub-umbilical region surgeries in the pediatric population. However, few studies are available on caudal block performed in laparoscopic-assist...

    Authors: Zhixiong Lin, Yifan Fang, Lei Yan, Yu Lin, Mingkun Liu, Bing Zhang, Yuanbing He, Yong Shen, Dianming Wu and Longxin Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:209

    Content type: Research Article

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  23. Lung separation may be achieved through the use of double lumen tubes or endobronchial blockers. The use of lung separation techniques carries the risk of airway injuries which range from minor complications l...

    Authors: Shuwen Oo, Rachel Hui Xuan Chia, Yue Li, Hari Kumar Sampath, Sophia Bee Leng Ang, Suresh Paranjothy, John Kit Chung Tam and Chang Chuan Melvin Lee

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:208

    Content type: Case report

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  24. Residual neuromuscular block at the end of surgery may compromise the patient’s safety. The risk of airway complications can be minimized through monitoring of neuromuscular function and reversal of neuromuscu...

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

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:206

    Content type: Research

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  25. Anesthesia leads to impairments in central and peripheral thermoregulatory responses. Inadvertent perioperative hypothermia is hence a common perioperative complication, and is associated with coagulopathy, in...

    Authors: Wenjun Koh, Murali Chakravarthy, Edgard Simon, Raveenthiran Rasiah, Somrat Charuluxananan, Tae-Yop Kim, Sophia T. H. Chew, Anselm Bräuer and Lian Kah Ti

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:205

    Content type: Research

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  26. Cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury (CIRI) is a complication of surgical procedure associated with high mortality. The protective effect of dexmedetomidine (DEX) on CIRI has been explored in previous works, y...

    Authors: Wenyi Liu, Cuihua Shao, Chuanshan Zang, Jian Sun, Min Xu and Yuna Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:203

    Content type: Research Article

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  27. Administration of an optimal dose of anesthetic agent to ensure adequate depth of hypnosis with the lowest risk of adverse effects to the fetus is highly important in cesarean section. Sodium thiopental (STP) ...

    Authors: Golnar Sabetian, Farid Zand, Fatemeh Mirhadi, Mohammad Reza Hadavi, Elham Asadpour, Laleh Dehghanpisheh, Zeinabsadat Fattahi Saravi and Seyed Mostajab Razavi

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:201

    Content type: Research

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  28. Lung protective ventilation with low tidal volume (TV) and increased positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) can have unfavorable effects on the cardiovascular system. We aimed to investigate whether lung prot...

    Authors: Sidse Høyer, Frank H. Mose, Peter Ekeløf, Jørgen B. Jensen and Jesper N. Bech

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:200

    Content type: Research Article

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  29. A few studies have reported that administration of lidocaine and dexmedetomidine relieves the incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). We explored whether combined infusion of lidocaine plus dexm...

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

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:199

    Content type: Research

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  30. Arytenoid dislocation is a rare laryngeal injury that may follow endotracheal intubation. We aimed to determine the incidence and risk factors for arytenoid dislocation after surgery under general anaesthesia.

    Authors: Eun-A Jang, Kyung Yeon Yoo, Seongheon Lee, Seung Won Song, Eugene Jung, Joungmin Kim and Hong-Beom Bae

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:198

    Content type: Research

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  31. Liposomal bupivacaine (LB) is a long-acting formulation of bupivacaine. The safety and efficacy of LB has been demonstrated across surgical procedures. However, pharmacokinetic (PK) parameters and safety of LB...

    Authors: Bernard MY Cheung, Pauline Yeung Ng, Ying Liu, Manman Zhou, Vincent Yu, Julia Yang and Natalie Q. Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:197

    Content type: Research

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  32. Multifunction surveillance alerting systems have been found to be beneficial for the operating room and labor and delivery. This paper describes a similar system developed for in-hospital acute care environmen...

    Authors: Douglas A. Colquhoun, Ryan P. Davis, Theodore T. Tremper, Jenny J. Mace, Jan M. Gombert, William D. Sheldon, Joseph J. Connolly, Justin F. Adams and Kevin K. Tremper

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:196

    Content type: Software

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  33. Preterm neonates are at higher risk of developing inguinal hernia, and have an increased risk of perioperative adverse events. Laryngeal mask airway (LMA) is claimed to be associated to decreasing perioperativ...

    Authors: Miao-Pei Su, Ping-Yang Hu, Jao-Yu Lin, Shu-Ting Yang, Kuang-I Cheng and Chia-Heng Lin

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:195

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  34. This study aims to investigate the risk factors of perioperative neurocognitive disorders (PNDs) mainly including postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) in elderly patients with gastrointestinal tumors, an...

    Authors: Yong-Li Li, Hui-Fan Huang and Yuan Le

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:193

    Content type: Research

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  35. Effective postoperative analgesia is needed to prevent the negative effects of postoperative pain on patient outcomes. To compare the effectiveness of hydromorphone hydrochloride and sufentanil, combined with ...

    Authors: Yongying Pan, Yimin Wang, Dongxu Lie, Di Liu, Xi Chen, Zeyan Wu, Liumei Chen, Huaizhen Wang, Liangming Peng, Huiying Liang, Xingrong Song and Baisong Zhao

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:192

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  36. In the recent years, an increasing number of patients with multiple comorbidities (e.g. coronary artery disease, diabetes, hypertension) presents to the operating room. The clinical risk factors are accompanie...

    Authors: Volker Schick, Marc Boensch, Milan van Edig, Jonas Alfitian, Tülay Pola, Hannes Ecker, Falko Lindacher, Kija Shah-Hosseini, Wolfgang A. Wetsch, Bernhard Riedel and Robert Schier

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:190

    Content type: Research

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  37. Cardiac output (CO) is a key measure of adequacy of organ and tissue perfusion, especially in critically ill or complex surgical patients. CO monitoring technology continues to evolve. Recently developed CO mo...

    Authors: Ramakrishna Mukkamala, Benjamin A. Kohl and Aman Mahajan

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:189

    Content type: Research

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  38. Patients often suffer moderate or even severe pain after total hip arthroplasty; such pain seriously affects early postoperative recovery. This study aimed to investigate the analgesic efficacy of ultrasound-g...

    Authors: Qin Xia, Wenping Ding, Chao Lin, Jiayi Xia, Yahui Xu and Mengxing Jia

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:188

    Content type: Research Article

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  39. Fluid extravasation from the shoulder compartment and subsequent absorption into adjacent soft tissue is a well-documented phenomenon in arthroscopic shoulder surgery. We aimed to determine if a qualitative di...

    Authors: Jason K. Panchamia, Ram Jagannathan, Bridget P. Pulos, Adam W. Amundson, Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, David P. Martin and Hugh M. Smith

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:187

    Content type: Research

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  40. In line with aging populations and increased application of anesthesia and surgery, perioperative neurocognitive disorder (PND) has received growing attention worldwide. Considerable researches into PND are be...

    Authors: Xinning Mi, Xiaoxiao Wang, Ning Yang, Yongzheng Han, Yue Li, Taotao Liu, Dengyang Han, Yi Yuan, Yiyun Cao, Chengmei Shi, Xiangyang Guo, Yang Zhou and Zhengqian Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:186

    Content type: Research

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  41. Hypotension after neuraxial anaesthesia is one of the most common complications during caesarean section. Vasopressors are the most effective method to improve hypotension, but which of these drugs is best for...

    Authors: Tingting Wang, Limei Liao, Xiaohui Tang, Bin Li and Shaoqiang Huang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:185

    Content type: Research

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  42. Post-operative pulmonary complications (PPC) can develop in up to 13% of patients undergoing neurosurgical procedures and may adversely affect clinical outcome. The use of intraoperative lung protective ventil...

    Authors: Federico Longhini, Laura Pasin, Claudia Montagnini, Petra Konrad, Andrea Bruni, Eugenio Garofalo, Paolo Murabito, Corrado Pelaia, Valentina Rondi, Fabrizio Dellapiazza, Gianmaria Cammarota, Rosanna Vaschetto, Marcus J. Schultz and Paolo Navalesi

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:184

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  43. Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC) is an anesthetic service involving the titration of sedatives/analgesics to achieve varying levels of sedation while avoiding general anesthesia (GA) and airway instrumentation....

    Authors: Sang Kim, Brian A. Chang, Amreen Rahman, Hung-Mo Lin, Samuel DeMaria Jr, Jeron Zerillo and David B. Wax

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:183

    Content type: Research

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  44. Point-of-care lung ultrasound (LU) is an established tool in the first assessment of patients with coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Purpose of this study was to evaluate the value of lung ultrasound in COVID-19...

    Authors: Stephanie-Susanne Stecher, Sofia Anton, Alessia Fraccaroli, Jeremias Götschke, Hans Joachim Stemmler and Michaela Barnikel

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:178

    Content type: Research Article

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