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  1. Content type: Research article

    Thoracic epidural anesthesia (TEA) exacerbates hypotension due to peripheral vasodilator effects following the use of general anesthetics. This study aimed to compare the hemodynamic changes caused by three di...

    Authors: Jeong-Min Hong, Hyeon Jeong Lee, Young-Jae Oh, Ah Rhem Cho, Hyae Jin Kim, Do-Won Lee, Wang-Seok Do, Jae-Young Kwon and Haekyu Kim

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:153

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have shown that cyclooxygenase-2, a key enzyme that converts arachidonic acid to prostaglandins, is involved in anxiety and cognitive processes, but few studies have investigated the effects o...

    Authors: Bo Wang, Xin Jin, Xin Kuang and Shaowen Tian

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:152

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  3. Content type: Research article

    While most Direct laryngoscopy leads to dental injury in 25–39% of cases. Dental injury occurs when the forces and impacts applied to the teeth exceed the ability of the structures to dissipate energy and stre...

    Authors: Milo Engoren, Lauryn R. Rochlen, Matthew V. Diehl, Sarah S. Sherman, Elizabeth Jewell, Mary Golinski, Paul Begeman and John M. Cavanaugh

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:151

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Persistent post-surgical pain is a difficult clinical problem. In this study, we intend to explore the mechanism underlying the persistent post-surgical pain in SMIR (skin/muscle incision and retraction) rats.

    Authors: Zhisong Li, Yaru Li, Jing Cao, Xuemin Han, Weihua Cai, Weidong Zang, Jitian Xu and Wei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:150

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Lung protective mechanical ventilation with limited peak inspiratory pressure has been shown to affect cardiac output in patients with ARDS. However, little is known about the impact of lung protective mechani...

    Authors: Rudolf Hering, Stefan Kreyer and Christian Putensen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:149

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Studies have found that propofol can inhibit endotoxin-induced monocyte-macrophages to produce various inflammatory factors. This study is to disclose whether the propofol affects the expression of high-mobili...

    Authors: Jie Jia, Yijuan Sun, Zurong Hu, Yi Li and Xiangcai Ruan

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:148

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  7. Content type: Editorial

    While the long-term negative effects of obesity on health is a well-studied phenomenon, its effects on acute illnesses seem to be the contrary. Several studies have indicated the possibility of an ‘obesity par...

    Authors: Pauline Yeung Ng and Matthias Eikermann

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:147

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Rotational elastometry (ROTEM) has been shown useful to monitor coagulation in trauma patients and in major elective surgery. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the utility of ROTEM to identify hemostatic dis...

    Authors: Christoph Ellenberger, Najia Garofano, Gleicy Barcelos, John Diaper, Gordana Pavlovic and Marc Licker

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:146

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  9. Content type: Technical advance

    Hemodynamic resuscitation in septic shock requires aggressive fluid replacement and appropriate use of vasopressors to optimize arterial pressure (AP) and cardiac output (CO). Because responses to these drugs ...

    Authors: Kazunori Uemura, Toru Kawada, Can Zheng, Meihua Li and Masaru Sugimachi

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:145

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  10. Content type: Research article

    In patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), vasospasm remains one of the major complications. The application of intravenous magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) has been under discussion to prevent cerebral ischemia. O...

    Authors: Bjoern Sommer, Cornelia S. Weidinger, Dennis Wolf, Michael Buchfelder and Hubert Schmitt

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:143

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  11. Content type: Review

    Sugammadex, a modified gamma-cyclodextrin, has changed clinical practice of neuromuscular reversal dramatically. With the introduction of this selective relaxant binding agent, rapid and reliable neuromuscular...

    Authors: Hajime Iwasaki, J. Ross Renew, Takayuki Kunisawa and Sorin J. Brull

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:140

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Small nasotracheal tubes (NTTs) and intranasal compression of the NTT in the nasal cavity may contribute to increasing airway resistance. Since the effects of size, shape, and partial compression of the NTT on...

    Authors: Koichi Futagawa, Yoshihiro Takasugi, Takeharu Kobayashi, Satoshi Morishita and Takahiko Okuda

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:141

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  13. Content type: Case report

    Paragangliomas are catecholamine-secreting tumors of the paraganglia. Perioperative mortality of children with paraganglioma is high, but preoperative therapy and anesthetic management of paraganglioma resecti...

    Authors: Xixi Jia, Xiangyang Guo and Qing Zheng

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:142

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Impairment of gastrointestinal (GI) motility is an undesirable but inevitable consequence of surgery. This prospective randomised controlled study tested the hypothesis that postoperative thoracic epidural ana...

    Authors: Argyro Zoumprouli, Aikaterini Chatzimichali, Stamatios Papadimitriou, Alexandra Papaioannou, Evaghelos Xynos and Helen Askitopoulou

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:139

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Pediatric MRI sedation performed by a variety of specialists such as sedationists and anesthesiologists commonly uses propofol, which has similar effects to an ideal sedative agent for maintaining deep sedatio...

    Authors: RyungA Kang, Young Hee Shin, Nam-Su Gil, Ki Yoon Kim, Hyean Yeo and Ji Seon Jeong

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:138

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Head fixation can induce hemodynamic instability. Remifentanil is commonly used with propofol for total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) during neurosurgery. This study investigated the 90% effective concentratio...

    Authors: Jung-Man Lee, Jae-Hyon Bahk, Young-Jin Lim, Jiwon Lee and Leerang Lim

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:136

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  17. Content type: Research article

    When encountering a difficult airway with an Airway Scope (AWS) a bougie can be inserted into the endotracheal tube in the AWS channel. The angulated tip of the bougie can be guided toward the glottis by rotat...

    Authors: Ichiro Takenaka, Kazuyoshi Aoyama, Tamao Iwagaki and Yukari Takenaka

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:133

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Traditionally, technical proficiency for spinal anesthesia has been assessed using observational scales such as global rating scales or task specific checklists. However more objective metrics are required in ...

    Authors: Marcia A. Corvetto, Carlos Fuentes, Andrea Araneda, Pablo Achurra, Pablo Miranda, Paola Viviani and Fernando R. Altermatt

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:131

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Dexmedetomidine is a highly selective adrenergic receptor agonist, which has a dose-dependent sedative hypnotic effect. Furthermore, it also has pharmacological properties, and the ability to inhibit sympathet...

    Authors: Wan-Wei Jiang, Qing-Hui Wang, Ya-Jing Liao, Pai Peng, Min Xu and Li-Xin Yin

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:130

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Lubrication of cuffed tracheal tubes (CTTs) reduces liquid leakage. However, it is not clear how cuff lubrication influences air leakage. We aimed to test the hypothesis that pretreatment with K-Y jelly, a wat...

    Authors: Hiroko Nishioka, Yutaka Usuda, Go Hirabayashi, Koichi Maruyama and Tomio Andoh

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2017 17:129

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