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  1. Postoperative pulmonary embolism (PE) is a serious thrombotic complication in the patients with otolaryngologic cancers. We investigated the risk factors associated with postoperative PE after radical resectio...

    Authors: Xuan Liang, Xiaohong Chen, Guyan Wang, Yue Wang, Dongjing Shi, Meiyi Zhao, Huachuan Zheng and Xu Cui

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:304

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  2. The present study aimed to evaluate the reliability of hemodynamic changes induced by lung recruitment maneuver (LRM) in predicting stroke volume (SV) increase after fluid loading (FL) in prone position.

    Authors: Ryota Watanabe, Koichi Suehiro, Akira Mukai, Katsuaki Tanaka, Tokuhiro Yamada, Takashi Mori and Kiyonobu Nishikawa

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:303

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  3. Pain control during dental procedures is one of the most important topics related to behavior management in children. This study aims to compare the pain perception associated with a needle-free system (Comfor...

    Authors: Halenur Altan, Melek Belevcikli, Alem Coşgun and Osman Demir

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:301

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  4. Previous studies have shown that women achieve a better quality of postoperative recovery from total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) than from inhalation anesthesia, but the effect of anesthesia type on recovery...

    Authors: Wenjun Meng, Chengwei Yang, Xin Wei, Sheng Wang, Fang Kang, Xiang Huang and Juan Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:300

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  5. Propofol, a widely used sedative in endoscopic procedures, sometimes causes cardiopulmonary complications. Intravenous lidocaine can diminish visceral pain and decrease the dose of propofol. The purpose of thi...

    Authors: Wenshui Yao, Longxin Zhang, Guolin Lu, Jing Wang, Li Zhang, Yuping Wang, Peihan Xiao, Xiaofen Chen, Chanjuan Chen and Min Zhou

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:299

    Content type: Research

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  6. The spread of spinal anesthesia was influenced by many factors, and the effect of body height on spinal anesthesia is still arguable. This study aimed to explore the impact of height on the spread of spinal an...

    Authors: Ying-Jun She, Wen-Xing Liu, Ling-Yu Wang, Xin-Xu Ou, Hui-Hong Liang and Dong-Xu Lei

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:298

    Content type: Research

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  7. Propofol is commonly used for anesthesia during surgery and has been demonstrated to inhibit cancer development, which is shown to be associated with deregulation of non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs). The objective of ...

    Authors: Hao Yang, Yunrui Guo, Yecai Zhang, Decai Wang, Guoyun Zhang, Jiali Hou and Jianming Yang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:297

    Content type: Research Article

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  8. The purpose of this study was to retrospectively analyze clinical characteristics and prognostic risk factors of urosepsis patients admitted to two intensive care units in Shanghai, China.

    Authors: Ying Sheng, Wen-long Zheng, Qi-fang Shi, Bing-yu Zhang and Guang-yao Yang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:296

    Content type: Research

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  9. During the COVID-19 crisis it was necessary to generate a specific care network and reconvert operating rooms to attend emergency and high-acuity patients undergoing complex surgery. The aim of this study is t...

    Authors: Marta Caballero-Milán, Maria J. Colomina, Leo A. Marin-Carcey, Laura Viguera-Fernandez, Roser Bayona-Domenge, Sara Garcia-Ballester, Albert López-Farre, Leticia Ruiz-Buera, Maite Sanz-Iturbe, David Álvarez-Villegas, Ely C. Jenssen-Paz, Guillermo Puig-Sanz, Aaron Arcos-Terrones, Carmen Belmonte-Cuenca, Elia Perelada-Alonso, Francho Blasco-Blasco…

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:295

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  10. In this study, we aimed to analyse survey data to explore two different hypotheses; and for this purpose, we distributed an online survey to Chinese anaesthesiologists. The hypothetical questions in this surve...

    Authors: Jian Zhan, Ting-Ting Yi, Zhuo-Xi Wu, Zong-Hong Long, Xiao-Hang Bao, Xu-Dong Xiao, Zhi-Yong Du, Ming-Jun Wang and Hong Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:294

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  11. The required fluid volume differs among patients with septic shock. Enterocyte injury caused by shock may increase the need for fluid by triggering a systematic inflammatory response or an ischemia-reperfusion...

    Authors: Haruka Yokoyama, Motohiro Sekino, Hiroyuki Funaoka, Shuntaro Sato, Hiroshi Araki, Takashi Egashira, Rintaro Yano, Sojiro Matsumoto, Taiga Ichinomiya, Ushio Higashijima and Tetsuya Hara

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:293

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  12. During transverses abdominal plane block (TAP) procedure to provide analgesia in cesarean section (CS) operation, the use of perineural dexamethasone as an additive agent may improve pain relief and may cause ...

    Authors: Abdisa Aga, Meron Abrar, Zewetir Ashebir, Ashenafi Seifu, Dereje Zewdu and Diriba Teshome

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:292

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  13. Older adults have an increased risk of mortality from Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Despite the high number of publications on the topic of Covid-19 pandemic, few studies have focused on the intensive c...

    Authors: Sibel Oba, Mustafa Altınay, Aysel Salkaya and Hacer Şebnem Türk

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:291

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  14. Emergence delirium (ED) is common in pediatric patients undergoing general anesthesia with sevoflurane. Preoperative sleep quality is associated with the risk factors for ED. However, research on the relations...

    Authors: Wangseok Do, Hyo-Sung Kim, Seung Ha Kim, Hyunjong Kang, Dowon Lee, Jiseok Baik, Hyeon Jeong Lee and Jeong-Min Hong

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:290

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  15. Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathways have been shown to improve clinical outcomes after surgery. Considering the importance of patient experience for patients with benign surgery, this study evaluat...

    Authors: Yiwei Shen, Feng Lv, Su Min, Gangming Wu, Juying Jin, Yao Gong, Jian Yu, Peipei Qin and Ying Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:289

    Content type: Research

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  16. VieScope is a new type of laryngoscope, with a straight, transparent and illuminated blade, allowing for direct line of sight towards the larynx. In addition, VieScope is disposed of after single patient use, ...

    Authors: Hannes Ecker, Simone Kolvenbach, Holger Herff and Wolfgang A. Wetsch

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:288

    Content type: Research

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  17. To investigate the effect of extubation in the operating room (OR) on mechanical ventilation-related adverse outcomes in patients who undergo liver transplantation.

    Authors: Yan Xu, Yiding Zuo, Li Zhou, Xuechao Hao, Xiao Xiao, Mao Ye, Lulong Bo, Chunling Jiang and Jiayin Yang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:286

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  18. Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) as a safe and effective method has been widely used in ventricular tachycardia (VT) patients, and with which anesthesiologists frequently manage their perioperative care...

    Authors: Hongquan Dong, Nana Li and Zhaochu Sun

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:285

    Content type: Research Article

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  19. Suboptimal tissue perfusion and oxygenation may be the root cause of certain perioperative complications in neonates and infants having complicated aortic coarctation repair. Practical, effective, and real-tim...

    Authors: Li Zhang, Lu Liu, Zhiqiu Zhong, Hengfang Jin, Jian Jia, Lingzhong Meng, Xuming Mo and Xiaohua Shi

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:284

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  20. We evaluated the efficacy of high protein intake and early exercise versus standard nutrition care and routine physiotherapy on the outcome of critically ill patients.

    Authors: José Raimundo Araujo de Azevedo, Hugo César Martins Lima, Pedro Henrique Dias Brasiliense Frota, Ivna Raquel Olimpio Moreira Nogueira, Suellen Christine de Souza, Erika Arana Arraes Fernandes and Adlyene Muniz Cruz

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:283

    Content type: Research Article

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  21. This study compared the effects of adductor canal blocks with those of a low concentration of popliteal-sciatic nerve block (SNB) and dexamethasone as an adjunctive technique for total knee arthroplasties (TKA...

    Authors: Busara Sirivanasandha, Kulwadee Sutthivaiyakit, Thippatai Kerdchan, Suppachai Poolsuppasit, Suwimon Tangwiwat and Pathom Halilamien

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:282

    Content type: Research Article

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  22. The association of psychological factors with postoperative pain has been well documented. The incorporation of psychoeducational intervention into a standard analgesia protocol seems to be an attractive appro...

    Authors: Sha Li, Xian Ding, Yong Zhao, Xiao Chen and Jianfeng Huang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:281

    Content type: Research

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  23. COVID-19 can induce acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). In patients with congenital heart disease, established treatment strategies are often limited due to their unique cardiovascular anatomy and pass...

    Authors: Götz Schmidt, Christian Koch, Matthias Wolff and Michael Sander

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:280

    Content type: Case report

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  24. Early postoperative resumption of oral intake is supposed to be safe and beneficial to patients recovery. However, practitioners still have great confusion and disagreement about postoperative resumption of or...

    Authors: Huizhen Huang, Yuelun Zhang, Le Shen and Yuguang Huang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:279

    Content type: Research

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  25. Mechanical power (MP), defined as the amount of energy produced by mechanical ventilation and released into the respiratory system, was reportedly a determining factor in the pathogenesis of ventilator-induced...

    Authors: Yanhong Zhu, Wenyong Peng, Shuai Zhen and Xiaofeng Jiang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:278

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  26. Subjective cognitive decline may represent at-risk persons progressing to mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which can be exacerbated by effects of anesthesia and surgery. The objective of this systematic review...

    Authors: Sara Wasef, Isabelle Laksono, Paras Kapoor, David Tang-Wei, David Gold, Aparna Saripella, Sheila Riazi, Sazzadul Islam, Marina Englesakis, Jean Wong and Frances Chung

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:277

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  27. Treatment decisions in patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery are based on clinical assessment. The Revised Cardiac Risk Index (RCRI) is pragmatic and widely used but has only moderate discrimination. We aime...

    Authors: Song-Yun Chu, Pei-Wen Li, Fang-Fang Fan, Xiao-Ning Han, Lin Liu, Jie Wang, Jing Zhao, Xiao-Jin Ye and Wen-Hui Ding

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:276

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  28. Opioids are currently prescribed for chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP), and some patients use opioids continuously for long-term treatment. Stakeholders’ awareness about long-term opioid therapy is essential for ...

    Authors: Rattaphol Seangrung, Thongchai Tempeetikul, Supasit Pannarunothai and Supalak Sakdanuwatwong

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:275

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  29. To investigate the role of transmuscular quadratus lumborum block (TMQLB) for postoperative pain control, patient satisfaction and recovery in laparoscopic adrenalectomy.

    Authors: Qing Yuan, Sufang Lu, Xulei Cui, Yuelun Zhang, Yi Xie, Yushi Zhang, Weigang Yan, Zhigang Ji and Yuguang Huang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:274

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  30. Supraclavicular block (SCB) with long-acting local anaesthetic is commonly used for surgical repair of distal radial fractures (DRF). Studies have shown a risk for rebound pain when the block fades. This rando...

    Authors: Irén Sellbrant, Jon Karlsson, Jan G. Jakobsson and Bengt Nellgård

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:273

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  31. Sleep deprivation (SD) often leads to complex detrimental consequences, though the mechanisms underlying these dysfunctional effects remain largely unknown. We investigated whether the right stellate ganglion ...

    Authors: Dongsheng Dai, Biqiong Zheng, Zenggui Yu, Shizhu Lin, Yijie Tang, Mengnan Chen, Peng Ke, Chengjie Zheng, Yanqing Chen and Xiaodan Wu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:272

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  32. An airway-associated fire in an operating room can have devastating consequences for patients. Breathing circuit warmers (BCWs) are widely used to provide heated and humidified anesthetic gases and eventually ...

    Authors: Wangseok Do, Dahyun Kang, Purna Hong, Hyae-Jin Kim, Jiseok Baik and Dowon Lee

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:271

    Content type: Case report

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  33. Pain detection and treatment is a major challenge in the care of critically ill patients, rendered more complex by the need to take into consideration the risk of insufficient or excessive analgesia. The nocic...

    Authors: Benedikt Schick, Benjamin Mayer, Steffen Walter, Sascha Gruss, Ronald Stitz, Pauline Stitz and Eberhard Barth

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:270

    Content type: Research

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  34. Early and timely fluid treatment or resuscitation are the basic measures for the active treatment of sepsis. Our aim is to further explore the relationship between fluid balance and prognosis in patients with ...

    Authors: Luming Zhang, Fengshuo Xu, Shaojin Li, Xiaoyu Zheng, Shuai Zheng, Hui Liu, Jun Lyu and Haiyan Yin

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:269

    Content type: Research Article

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  35. The anatomical dimensions of the lumbar dural sac determine the sensory block level of spinal anesthesia; however, whether they show the same predictive value during continuous epidural anesthesia (CEA) remain...

    Authors: Chen-yang Xu, Can Liu, Xiao-ju Jin, Fan Yang, Fang Xu, Wan-Di Qian and Wen-jun Guo

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:268

    Content type: Research

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  36. Opioids have been identified by the World Health Organization to be ‘indispensable for the relief of pain and suffering’. Side-effects, such as nausea, vomiting, postoperative delirium, and effects on breathin...

    Authors: Dongdong Yuan, Zhaowei Zou, Xianlong Li, Nan Cheng, Na Guo, Guoliang Sun and Dezhao Liu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:267

    Content type: Research

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  37. The scientific working group for “Anaesthesia in thoracic surgery” of the German Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (DGAI) has performed an online survey to assess the current standards of ...

    Authors: Jerome Defosse, Mark Schieren, Torsten Loop, Vera von Dossow, Frank Wappler, Marcelo Gama de Abreu and Mark Ulrich Gerbershagen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:266

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  38. Laryngoscopy and tracheal intubation are strong stimuli that cause a reflex increase in blood pressure (BP), heart rate (HR), and serum catecholamine level. These can lead to myocardial infarction or cerebrova...

    Authors: Rattaphol Seangrung, Koravee Pasutharnchat, Subundit Injampa, Sirima Kumdang and Rojnarin Komonhirun

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:265

    Content type: Research

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  39. During orthotopic liver transplantation, venous air embolism may occur due to iatrogenic injury of the inferior vena cava. However, venous air embolism followed by coagulopathy is a rare event. In this case re...

    Authors: Karolina Arstikyte, Gintare Vitkute, Vilma Traskaite-Juskeviciene and Andrius Macas

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:264

    Content type: Case report

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  40. The 82.1% treatment failure of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), associated with gunshot wounds, is related to high incidence of chronic pain syndrome as well as resistance to the PTSD treatment. Defining...

    Authors: Iurii Leonidovych Kuchyn and Vasyl’ Romanovych Horoshko

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:263

    Content type: Research

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  41. Shivering is known to be a frequent complication in patients undergoing surgery under neuraxial anesthesia with incidence of 40–70%. Although many pharmacological agents have been used to treat or prevent post...

    Authors: Ibrahim M. Esmat, Marwa M. Mohamed, Wail A. Abdelaal, Hazem M. El-Hariri and Tarek M. Ashoor

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:262

    Content type: Research

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  42. Intraoperative blood salvage (IBS) is regarded as an alternative to allogeneic blood transfusion excluding the risks associated with allogeneic blood. Currently, IBS is generally avoided in tumor surgeries due...

    Authors: Andreas Winter, Kai Zacharowski, Patrick Meybohm, Andreas Schnitzbauer, Peter Ruf, Claudia Kellermann and Horst Lindhofer

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:261

    Content type: Research

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  43. Measures of the sonorheometry based Quantra® viscoelastic hemostatic analyzer (HemoSonics, LCC, Charlottesville, VA, USA) were compared with corresponding results of the ROTEM® sigma device (Instrumentation La...

    Authors: Werner Baulig, Samira Akbas, Philipp K. Schütt, Wolfgang Keul, Marija Jovic, Pascal Berdat, Stefanie von Felten, Klaus Steigmiller, Michael Thomas Ganter and Oliver M. Theusinger

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:260

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  44. The aim of this randomized, double-blind trial was to evaluate the safety and tolerability profile, including cardiac safety, of sugammadex-mediated recovery from neuromuscular block in participants undergoing...

    Authors: W. Joseph Herring, Yuki Mukai, Aobo Wang, Jeannine Lutkiewicz, John F. Lombard, Li Lin, Molly Watkins, David M. Broussard and Manfred Blobner

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:259

    Content type: Research

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  45. The World Symposium of Pulmonary Hypertension in 2018, updated the definition of pulmonary hypertension (PH) as mean pulmonary artery pressures (PAP) > 20 mmHg. Pulmonary venous hypertension secondary to left-...

    Authors: Jose R. Navas-Blanco, Justin Miranda, Victor Gonzalez, Asif Mohammed and Oscar D. Aljure

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:258

    Content type: Case report

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  46. Both wound infiltration (WI) with local anaesthetic and Erector Spinae Plane block (ESPB) have been described for post-operative analgesia after abdominal surgery. This study compared the efficacy of WI versus...

    Authors: V. Rao Kadam, G. Ludbrook, R. M. van Wijk, P. Hewett, V. Thiruvenkatarajan, S. Edwards, P. Williams and S. Adhikary

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:255

    Content type: Research

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  47. Despite well-defined recommendations, prolonged fasting times for clear fluids and solids are still common before elective surgery in adults. Extended fasting times may lead to discomfort, thirst, hunger and p...

    Authors: Lars Witt, Barbara Lehmann, Robert Sümpelmann, Nils Dennhardt and Christiane E. Beck

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:254

    Content type: Research

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