Outcomes of kidney transplant recipients admitted to the intensive care unit: a retrospective study of 200 patients
Risk of over-immunosuppression or immunization may mitigate the overall and long-term renal outcomes of kidney transplant recipients (KTR) admitted to the ICU in the modern era but remain poorly described. Thu... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - July 17, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Damien Guinault, Arnaud Del Bello, Laurence Lavayssiere, Marie-B éatrice Nogier, Olivier Cointault, Nicolas Congy, Laure Esposito, Anne-Laure Hebral, Olivier Roques, Nassim Kamar and Stanislas Faguer Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Different dose regimes and administration methods of tranexamic acid in cardiac surgery: a meta-analysis of randomized trials
The efficacy of tranexamic acid (TXA) to reduce perioperative blood loss and allogeneic blood transfusion in cardiac surgeries has been proved in previous studies, but its adverse effects especially seizure ha... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - July 15, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Jingfei Guo, Xurong Gao, Yan Ma, Huran Lv, Wenjun Hu, Shijie Zhang, Hongwen Ji, Guyan Wang and Jia Shi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Intraoperative TOE guided management of newly diagnosed severe tricuspid regurgitation and pulmonary hypertension during orthotopic liver transplantation: a case report demonstrating the importance of reversibility as a favorable prognostic factor
Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) and pulmonary hypertension (PHT) are highly dynamic cardiovascular lesions that may progress rapidly, particularly in the orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) waitlist population... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - July 13, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: B. Pearce, R. Hu, F. Desmond, D. Banyasz, R. Jones and C. O. Tan Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Ultrasonographic identification of the cricothyroid membrane in a patient with a difficult airway as a result of cervical hematoma caused by hemophilia: a case report
Surgical cricothyroidotomy is a last resort in patients with an anticipated difficult airway, but without any guarantee of success. Identification of the cricothyroid membrane may be the key to successful cric... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - July 9, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Ippei Jimbo, Kohji Uzawa, Joho Tokumine, Shingo Mitsuda, Kunitaro Watanabe and Tomoko Yorozu Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Better haemodynamic stability under xenon anaesthesia than under isoflurane anaesthesia during partial nephrectomy – a secondary analysis of a randomised controlled trial
Renal dysfunction following intraoperative arterial hypotension is mainly caused by an insufficient renal blood flow. It is associated with higher mortality and morbidity rates. We hypothesised that the intrao... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - July 9, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Patrick Sch äfer, Astrid Fahlenkamp, Rolf Rossaint, Mark Coburn and Ana Kowark Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Severe hypoglycemia reduces the shivering threshold in rabbits
We previously reported that each 100  mg dL− 1 reduction in blood glucose over the range from ≈90 to> 300 mg dL− 1 decreases the shivering threshold (triggering core temperature) in rabbits by 1 °C. However, the ... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - July 9, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Keiichi Wada, Taishi Masamune, Hirofumi Ino, Kenta Ueda, Tadahiko Ishiyama, Daniel I. Sessler and Takashi Matsukawa Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Propofol attenuated TNF- α-modulated occludin expression by inhibiting Hif-1α/ VEGF/ VEGFR-2/ ERK signaling pathway in hCMEC/D3 cells
The levels of tight junction proteins (TJs), especially occludin, correlate with blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption caused by inflammation in central nervous system (CNS). It has been reported that propofol,... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - July 9, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Yue Zhang, Xiaowei Ding, Changhong Miao and Jiawei Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A randomized, double-blind study of the ultrasound assessment of the effect of pharyngeal packing on perioperative gastric volume in nasal surgery
Pharyngeal packing (PP) is commonly performed to reduce the incidence of perioperative blood ingestion (PBI) in nasal surgery (NS), and thus the incidence and severity of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PON... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - July 8, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: M. Emrah Temel, Tolga Totoz, Kerem Erkalp, Gulen Safiye Temel and Aysin Selcan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Association of Mallampati scoring on airway outcomes in women undergoing general anesthesia with Supreme ™ laryngeal mask airway in cesarean section
Obstetric dfficult airway is a leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. The laryngeal mask airway (LMA) is often used as a rescue airway device after failed intubation, however, little is known about... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - July 8, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Hon Sen Tan, Shi Yang Li, Wei Yu Yao, Yong Jing Yuan, Rehena Sultana, Nian-Lin R. Han, Alex Tiong Heng Sia and Ban Leong Sng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparison of Supreme laryngeal mask airway versus endotracheal intubation for airway management during general anesthesia for cesarean section: a randomized controlled trial
The obstetric airway is a significant cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. Endotracheal intubation is considered the standard of care but the laryngeal mask airway (LMA) has gained acceptance as a rescue... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - July 8, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Wei Yu Yao, Shi Yang Li, Yong Jin Yuan, Hon Sen Tan, Nian-Lin R. Han, Rehena Sultana, Pryseley N. Assam, Alex Tiong-Heng Sia and Ban Leong Sng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparison of several methods for pain management after video-assisted thoracic surgery for pneumothorax: an observational study
There is no defined gold standard for pain management after video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) for pneumothorax. In addition to systemic analgesia, various loco-regional analgesic techniques have been prop... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - July 6, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Pierre-Antoine Allain, Michele Carella, Apostolos C. Agrafiotis, Julien Burey, Jalal Assouad, El-Mahdi Hafiani, Yacine Ynineb, Francis Bonnet, Marc Garnier and Christophe Quesnel Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Aortocaval compression resulting in sudden loss of consciousness and severe bradycardia and hypotension during cesarean section in a patient with subvalvular aortic stenosis
Maternal cardiac arrest during cesarean section (CS) is an extremely rare but devastating complication. Preventing emergency events from developing into maternal cardiac arrest is one of the most challenging c... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - July 4, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Shouming Chen, Lan Wu and Xiaoqin Jiang Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Validity of accuracy and trending ability of non-invasive continuous total hemoglobin measurement in complex spine surgery: a prospective cohort study
Patients undergoing complex spine surgery present with multilevel spinal involvement, advanced age, and multiple comorbidities. Surgery is associated with significant blood loss and remarkable hemodynamic chan... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - July 4, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Feng-Cheng Chang, Jr-Rung Lin and Fu-Chao Liu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A prospective, randomized comparison of the LMA-protector ™ and i-gel™ in paralyzed, anesthetized patients
In the present study, we compare the LMA-Protector ™ and the i-gel™ in terms of adequacy of the airway seal, insertion time, ease and accuracy of insertion, and the incidence of postoperative sore throat. (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - July 4, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Jee-Eun Chang, Hyerim Kim, Jung-Man Lee, Seong-Won Min, Dongwook Won, Kwanghoon Jun and Jin-Young Hwang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Desflurane impairs hippocampal learning on day 1 of exposure: a prospective laboratory study in rats
Quick and complete recovery of cognitive function after general anesthesia is desirable, particularly for working-age patients. Desflurane is less likely to have long-term effects than older-generation inhalat... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - July 4, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Ayako Tojo, Kazuhiro Uchimoto, Gaku Inagawa and Takahisa Goto Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Regional anaesthesia is associated with less patient satisfaction compared to general anaesthesia following distal upper extremity surgery: a prospective double centred observational study
Patient satisfaction is a well-established indicator to evaluate the quality of medical care and there is an increasing support for the use of patient-reported experience measures (PREMs) to evaluate satisfact... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - July 2, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Wouter Droog, Sanne E. Hoeks, G. Peter van Aggelen, D-Yin Lin, J. Henk Coert, Robert Jan Stolker and Eilish M. Galvin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effects of dexamethasone on post-operative cognitive dysfunction and delirium in adults following general anaesthesia: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
Several studies have investigated the effects of dexamethasone on post-operative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) or post-operative delirium (POD); however, their conclusions have been inconsistent. Thus, we condu... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 29, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Li-Qin Li, Cong Wang, Mei-Dan Fang, Hong-Yu Xu, Hong-Liu Lu and Hou-Zhong Zhang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Continuous Adductor Canal Block used for postoperative pain relief after medial Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
This study evaluated the additional analgesic efficacy of continuous adductor canal block (ACB) adde... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 29, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Fei Lan, Yanyan Shen, Yanhui Ma, Guanglei Cao, Nicole Philips, Ting Zhang and Tianlong Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Analysis of pre- and intraoperative clinical for successful operating room extubation after living donor liver transplantation: a retrospective observational cohort study
Early extubation after liver transplantation is safe and accelerates patient recovery. Patients with end-stage liver disease undergo sarcopenic changes, and sarcopenia is associated with postoperative morbidit... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 28, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Min Suk Chae, Jong-Woan Kim, Joon-Yong Jung, Ho Joong Choi, Hyun Sik Chung, Chul Soo Park, Jong Ho Choi and Sang Hyun Hong Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The validity of central venous to arterial carbon dioxide difference to predict adequate fluid management during living donor liver transplantation. A prospective observational study
To assess the validity of central and pulmonary veno-arterial CO2 gradients to predict fluid responsiveness and to guide fluid management during liver transplantation. (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 22, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Mohamed ELAyashy, Hisham Hosny, Amr Hussein, Ahmed AbdelAal Ahmed Mahmoud, Ahmed Mukhtar, Amira El-Khateeb, Mohamed Wagih, Fawzia AboulFetouh, Amr Abdelaal, Hany Said and Mostafa Abdo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effect of PEEP and I:E ratio on cerebral oxygenation in ARDS: an experimental study in anesthetized rabbit
Although PEEP and inversed I:E ratio have been shown to improve gas exchange in ARDS, both can adversely affect systemic hemodynamics and cerebral perfusion. The goal of this study was to assess how changes in... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 19, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Federica Lovisari, Gergely H. Fodor, Ferenc Pet ák, Walid Habre and Sam Bayat Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effect of sevoflurane on systemic and cerebral circulation, cerebral autoregulation and CO2 reactivity
Sevoflurane is one of the most frequently used inhaled anesthetics for general anesthesia. Previously it has been reported that at clinically used doses of sevoflurane, cerebral vasoreactivity is maintained. H... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 19, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Marianna Juh ász, Levente Molnár, Béla Fülesdi, Tamás Végh, Dénes Páll and Csilla Molnár Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Intraoperative management of brain-dead organ donors by anesthesiologists during an organ procurement procedure: results from a French survey
This study aimed at describing usual anesthetic practices for brain-dead donors (BDD) during an organ procurement (OP) procedure and to assess the knowledge and self-confidence of French anesthesiologists with... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 15, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Benoit Champigneulle, Arthur Neuschwander, R égis Bronchard, Gersende Favé, Julien Josserand, Benjamin Lebas, Olivier Bastien and Romain Pirracchio Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effects of terlipressin infusion during hepatobiliary surgery on systemic and splanchnic haemodynamics, renal function and blood loss: a double-blind, randomized clinical trial
Terlipressin, in general, is a vasopressor which acts via V1 receptors. Its infusion elevates mean blood pressure and can reduce bleeding which has a splanchnic origin. The primary outcome was to assess the im... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 15, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Magdy Mohammed Mahdy, Mostafa Samy Abbas, Emad Zarief Kamel, Mohamed Fathy Mostafa, Ragaa Herdan, Shimaa Abbas Hassan, Ramy Hassan, Ahmed M. Taha, Tameem M. Ibraheem, Bashir A. Fadel, Mohammed Geddawy, Jehan Ahmed Sayed and Osama Ali Ibraheim Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Efficacy of programmed intermittent bolus epidural analgesia in thoracic surgery: a randomized controlled trial
Continuous epidural infusion (CEI) has some disadvantages, such as increased local anesthetic consumption and limited area of anesthetic distribution. Programmed intermittent bolus (PIB) is a technique of epid... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 15, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: M. Higashi, K. Shigematsu, E. Nakamori, S. Sakurai and K. Yamaura Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The safety and efficiency of intravenous administration of tranexamic acid in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG): a meta-analysis of 28 randomized controlled trials
The safety and efficiency of intravenous administration of tranexamic acid (TXA) in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) remains unconfirmed. Therefore, we conducted a meta-analysis on this topic. (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 14, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Yanting Zhang, Yun Bai, Minmin Chen, Youfa Zhou, Xin Yu, Haiyan Zhou and Gang Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Multiple asystole events in a patient undergoing total knee arthroplasty - a case report
Unexpected cardiac arrest in patients during surgery is associated with high mortality. Reasons are often multifactorial and unclear. (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 14, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Anna-Maria Burgdorff, Lilit Fl öther and David Wohlrab Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Bilateral thoracic paravertebral block combined with general anesthesia vs. general anesthesia for patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: a feasibility study
This study aimed to investigate the feasibility of bilateral PVB c... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 12, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Lixin Sun, Qiujie Li, Qiang Wang, Fuguo Ma, Wei Han and Mingshan Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The effects of epidural anaesthesia and analgesia on T lymphocytes differentiation markers and cytokines in patients after gastric cancer resection
Epidural use can prevent peri-operative neuro-endocrine stress responses, mitigate pain after surgery, and reduce opioid use, which all lead to immunosuppression. (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 12, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Liping Wang, Si Liang, Hong Chen, Yang Xu and Yu Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Combined ultrasound and nerve stimulator-guided deep nerve block may decrease the rate of local anesthetics systemic toxicity: a randomized clinical trial
Ultrasound guidance might decrease the incidence of local anesthetics systemic toxicity (LAST) for many peripheral nerve blocks compared with nerve stimulator guidance. However, it remains uncertain whether ul... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 12, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Xu-hao Zhang, Yu-jie Li, Wen-quan He, Chun-yong Yang, Jian-teng Gu, Kai-zhi Lu and Bin Yi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Newborn infant parasympathetic evaluation (NIPE) as a predictor of hemodynamic response in children younger than 2 years under general anesthesia: an observational pilot study
It is still unknown whether newborn infant parasympathetic evaluation (NIPE), based on heart rate variability (HRV) as a reflection of parasympathetic nerve tone, can predict the hemodynamic response to a noci... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 11, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Kan Zhang, Siyuan Wang, Lei Wu, Yun ’an Song, Meihua Cai, Mazhong Zhang and Jijian Zheng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Premedication with oral paracetamol for reduction of propofol injection pain: a randomized placebo-controlled trial
To compare the effect of premedication with 2 different doses of oral paracetamol to prevent pain at propofol intravenous injection. (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 11, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Sasikaan Nimmaanrat, Manasanun Jongjidpranitarn, Sumidtra Prathep and Maliwan Oofuvong Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparison of standard versus 90 ° rotation technique for LMA Flexible™ insertion: a randomized controlled trial
Insertion of a flexible laryngeal mask airway (LMA Flexible) is known to be more difficult than that of a conventional laryngeal mask airway. The 90 ° rotation technique can improve the success rate with a conv... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 7, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Bon-Wook Koo, Ah-Young Oh, Jung-Won Hwang, Hyo-Seok Na and Seong-Won Min Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The ultrasound-guided proximal intercostal block: anatomical study and clinical correlation to analgesia for breast surgery
The ultrasound-guided proximal intercostal block (PICB) is performed at the proximal intercostal space (ICS) between the internal intercostal membrane (IIM) and the endothoracic fascia/parietal pleura (EFPP) c... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 5, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Nantthasorn Zinboonyahgoon, Panya Luksanapruksa, Sitha Piyaselakul, Pawinee Pangthipampai, Suphalerk Lohasammakul, Choopong Luansritisakul, Sunsanee Mali-ong, Nawaporn Sateantantikul, Theera Chueaboonchai and Kamen Vlassakov Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effect of ultrafiltration on extravascular lung water assessed by lung ultrasound in children undergoing cardiac surgery: a randomized prospective study
Increased lung water and the resultant atelectasis are significant pulmonary complications after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in children undergoing cardiac surgery; these complications are observed after CPB ... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 4, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Mohamed Elayashy, Mai A. Madkour, Ahmed Abdelaal Ahmed Mahmoud, Hisham Hosny, Amr Hussein, Ahmed Nabih, Ahmed Lofty, Hamza Mohamed Hamza, Passaint Hassan, Mohamed Wagih and Ahmed Kareem Mohamed Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Optimal dose of pretreated-dexmedetomidine in fentanyl-induced cough suppression: a prospective randomized controlled trial
To investigate the optimal dose of pretreated-dexmedetomidine in fentanyl-induced cough (FIC) suppression. (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 1, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Wei Zhou, Dongsheng Zhang, Shunping Tian, Yang Yang, Zhi Xing, Rongrong Ma, Tianqi Zhou, Tianxiu Bao, Jianhong Sun and Zhuan Zhang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Functional fibrinogen (FLEV-TEG) versus the Clauss method in an obstetric population: a comparative study
Hemostasis is the dynamic equilibrium between coagulation and fibrinolysis. During pregnancy, the balance shifts toward a hypercoagulative state; however placental abruption and abnormal placentations may lead... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 1, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Alessandra Spasiano, Carola Matellon, Daniele Orso, Alessandro Brussa, Maria Cafagna, Anna Marangone, Teresa Dogareschi, Tiziana Bove, Roberta Giacomello, Desr è Fontana, Luigi Vetrugno and Giorgio Della Rocca Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A comparison of effects of scalp nerve block and local anesthetic infiltration on inflammatory response, hemodynamic response, and postoperative pain in patients undergoing craniotomy for cerebral aneurysms: a randomized controlled trial
The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of scalp nerve block (SNB) and local anesthetic infiltration (LA) with 0.75% ropivacaine on postoperative inflammatory response, intraoperative hemodynamic ... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 1, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Xi Yang, Jing Ma, Ke Li, Lei Chen, Rui Dong, Yayuan Lu, Zongze Zhang and Mian Peng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A data review of airway management in patients with oral cavity or oropharyngeal cancer: a single-institution experience
Oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer impose significant threat to airway management. Head and neck radiotherapy (HNRT) may further increase the difficulty of tracheal intubation. We hypothesized that a history... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 1, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Gang Zheng, Lei Feng and Carol M. Lewis Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The relationship of preoperative estimated glomerular filtration rate and outcomes after cardiovascular surgery in patients with normal serum creatinine: a retrospective cohort study
Although serum creatinine concentration has been traditionally used as an index of renal function in clinical practice, it is considered relatively inaccurate, especially in patients with mild renal dysfunctio... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - May 29, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Myung-Soo Jang, Jae-Sik Nam, Jun-Young Jo, Chang-Hwa Kang, Seung Ah. Ryu, Eun-Ho Lee and In-Cheol Choi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

It ’s not you, it’s the design - common problems with patient monitoring reported by anesthesiologists: a mixed qualitative and quantitative study
Patient monitoring is critical for perioperative patient safety as anesthesiologists routinely make crucial therapeutic decisions from the information displayed on patient monitors. Previous research has shown... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - May 28, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: David W. Tscholl, Lucas Handschin, Julian R össler, Mona Weiss, Donat R. Spahn and Christoph B. Nöthiger Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparison of surgical field visibility during propofol or desflurane anesthesia for middle ear microsurgery
To compare surgical field visibility between patients given propofol/remifentanil (PR) or desflurane/remifentanil (DR) anesthesia. (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - May 24, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Xia Yuan, Tingjie Liu, Chunbo Hu and Xia Shen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Impact of hypophosphatemia on outcome of patients in intensive care unit: a retrospective cohort study
Hypophosphatemia generally occurs in Intensive Care Units (ICUs), but its impact is often ignored. The aim of this study was to investigate whether hypophosphatemia can be a risk factor for ICU 28-day mortality. (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - May 24, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Lichun Wang, Chaoxing Xiao, Lei Chen, Xiaofei Zhang and Qiuye Kou Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Hemolytic reaction in the washed salvaged blood of a patient with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria
In patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), the membrane-attack complex (MAC) formed on red blood cells (RBCs) causes hemolysis due to the patient ’s own activated complement system by an infect... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - May 22, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Yuko Kawamoto, Tasuku Nishihara, Aisa Watanabe, Kazuo Nakanishi, Taisuke Hamada, Amane Konishi, Naoki Abe, Sakiko Kitamura, Keizo Ikemune, Yuichiro Toda and Toshihiro Yorozuya Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Case report of neonate Pierre Robin sequence with severe upper airway obstruction who was rescued by finger guide intubation
Pierre Robin Sequence (PRS) patients are known for their triad of micrognathia, glossoptosis, and airway obstruction. Their airway can be a challenge even for the most experienced pediatric anesthesiologist. (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - May 22, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Li Zhang, Jian Fei, Jian Jia, Xiaohua Shi, Meimin Qu and Hui Wang Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Airway Management of the Right Anterior Segmentectomy through Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) after left pneumonectomy by an adapted double-lumen endobronchial tube (DLT): a case report
We present a case of right anterior segmentectomy despite previous left pneumonectomy, demanding special airway management strategy. (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - May 20, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Yang Gu, Ruowang Duan, Xin Lv and Jiong Song Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Dexmedetomidine and sufentanil combination versus sufentanil alone for postoperative intravenous patient-controlled analgesia: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Previous studies have demonstrated that dexmedetomidine improves the quality of postoperative analgesia. In the present study, we performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials to quantify the effec... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - May 18, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Miaomiao Feng, Xuhui Chen, Tongtong Liu, Chuanhan Zhang, Li Wan and Wenlong Yao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Continuous noninvasive hemoglobin monitoring estimates timing for detecting anemia better than clinicians: a randomized controlled trial
Hemoglobin measurement is important for transfusion decision-making. Pulse CO-Oximetry provides real-time continuous hemoglobin (SpHb) monitoring. The triage role of SpHb trends based on hemoglobin measurement... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - May 17, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Bo Tang, Xuerong Yu, Li Xu, Afang Zhu, Yuelun Zhang and Yuguang Huang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparison of the effect of different degrees of passive leg raising on the internal jugular vein cross-sectional area in patients before thoracic surgery
This study investigated the effect of different degrees of passive leg raising (PLR) on the internal jugular vein (IJV) cross-sectional area (CSA) and on the success rate of IJV cannulation in patients waiting... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - May 17, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Shouyu Xie, Qimeng Yu, Tingting Li, Meiying Xu, Jingxiang Wu and Yanting Li Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Association between fluctuations in serum chloride levels and 30-day mortality among critically ill patients: a retrospective analysis
This study investigated the associations of fluctuations in serum chloride (Cl −) levels with 30-day mortality after intensive care unit (ICU) admission among critically ill patients. (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - May 17, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Hyo Jin Kim, Tak Kyu Oh, In-Ae Song and Jae Ho Lee Tags: Research article Source Type: research