General anaesthesia related mortality in a limited resource settings region: a retrospective study in two teaching hospitals of Butembo
General anaesthesia (GA) in developing countries is still a high-risk practice, especially in Africa, accompanied with high morbidity and mortality. No study has yet been conducted in Butembo in the Democratic... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - February 23, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Furaha Nzanzu Blaise Pascal, Agnes Malisawa, Andreas Barratt-Due, Felix Namboya and Gregor Pollach Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Spinal anaesthesia with Chloroprocaine HCl 1% for elective lower limb procedures of short duration: a prospective, randomised, observer-blind study in adult patients
This prospective, randomised, observer-blinded study has been conducted in patients undergoing procedures of the lower extremities to evaluate the time to complete block resolution of 2-chloroprocaine 1% at th... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - February 20, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Daniela Ghisi, Giorgia Boschetto, Alessandra Maria Spinelli, Sandra Giannone, Jacopo Frugiuele, Marcello Ciccarello and Stefano Bonarelli Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Analgesic efficacy and safety of erector spinae plane block in breast cancer surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Surgical resection is considered to be the primary and most effective therapy for breast cancer, postoperative pain is an issue gaining significant attention. In recent years, erector spinae plane block (ESPB)... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - February 20, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Ying Zhang, Tieshuai Liu, Youfa Zhou, Yijin Yu and Gang Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Anaesthesia challenges of a parturient with paramyotonia congenita and terminal filum lipoma presenting for labour and caesarean section under epidural anaesthesia – a case report
Paramyotonia congenita is a rare autosomal dominant myopathy which presents with periodic weakness due to cold and exercise. It is caused by mutations of the SCN4 gene which encodes the sodium channel in skele... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - February 18, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Wei Shyan Siow and Wan-Ling Alyssa Chiew Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Left ventricular-arterial coupling as a predictor of stroke volume response to norepinephrine in septic shock – a prospective cohort study
This study aims t... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - February 17, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Xiaoyang Zhou, Jianneng Pan, Yang Wang, Hua Wang, Zhaojun Xu and Weibo Zhuo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A prospective observational cohort pilot study of the association between midazolam use and delirium in elderly endoscopy patients
Midazolam is a benzodiazepine commonly used in procedural sedation and general anaesthesia. Current anaesthetic guidelines advise the avoidance of benzodiazepines in elderly patients due to concerns of an incr... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - February 16, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Dickson Lee, Fiona Petersen, Maurice Wu, Gwenda Chapman, Melanie Hayman, Kerrilyn Tomkins and Jeremy Fernando Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The visually estimated blood volume in scaled canisters based on a simulation study
The most common technique used worldwide to quantify blood loss during an operation is the visual assessment by the attending intervention team. In every operating room you will find scaled suction canisters t... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - February 16, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Lara Gerdessen, Vanessa Neef, Florian J. Raimann, Kai Zacharowski and Florian Piekarski Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Economic impact of improving patient safety using Sugammadex for routine reversal of neuromuscular blockade in Spain
Neuromuscular blocking (NMB) agents are often administered to facilitate tracheal intubation and prevent patient movement during surgical procedures requiring the use of general anesthetics. Incomplete reversa... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - February 16, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: J. Martinez-Ubieto, C. Arag ón- Benedí, J. de Pedro, L. Cea-Calvo, A. Morell, Y. Jiang, S. Cedillo, P. Ramírez-Boix and A. M. Pascual-Bellosta Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Safety of percutaneous dilatational tracheotomy (PDT) with the rigid tracheotomy endoscope (TED): a 6-month follow-up multicenter investigation
The rigid tracheotomy endoscope (TED) was recently introduced to improve the fiberoptic technique during percutaneous dilatational tracheotomy (PDT) in critically ill patients. The aim was to evaluate the long... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - February 15, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Andreas Nowak, Eckart Klemm, Caroline Michaelsen, Taras I. Usichenko and Sven Koscielny Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Does a combined intravenous-volatile anesthesia offer advantages compared to an intravenous or volatile anesthesia alone: a systematic review and meta-analysis
In anesthesia, additive drug interactions are used for reducing dose and dose-dependent side-effects. The combination of propofol with volatile anesthetics is rather unusual but might have advantages compared ... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - February 15, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Alexander Wolf, Helene Selpien, Helge Haberl and Matthias Unterberg Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Penehyclidine mitigates postoperative nausea and vomiting and intraoperative oculocardiac reflex in patients undergoing strabismus surgery: a prospective, randomized, double-blind comparison
This study investigate... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - February 13, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Jiacheng Sun, Xiaofei Cao, Ting Lu, Nan Li, Xinxu Min and Zhengnian Ding Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Comparative study of analgesia nociception index (ANI) vs. standard pharmacokinetic pattern for guiding intraoperative fentanyl administration among mastectomy patients
The Analgesia Nociception Index (ANI) has been suggested as a non-invasive guide for analgesia. Our objective was to compare the efficacy of ANI vs. standard pharmacokinetic pattern for guiding intraoperative ... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - February 13, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Sirirat Tribuddharat, Thepakorn Sathitkarnmanee, Pornlada Sukhong, Maneerat Thananun, Parinda Promkhote and Duangthida Nonlhaopol Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The effect of perineural dexamethasone on rebound pain after ropivacaine single-injection nerve block: a randomized controlled trial
Rebound pain after a single-shot nerve block challenges the real benefit of this technique. We aimed to investigate whether perineural dexamethasone addition decreased the incidence of rebound pain after a sin... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - February 12, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Jie Fang, Yuncen Shi, Fang Du, Zhanggang Xue, Jing Cang, Changhong Miao and Xiaoguang Zhang Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Preoperative anxiety predicted the incidence of postoperative delirium in patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty: a prospective cohort study
Delirium was characterized with a series of symptoms of a sudden onset of disturbances in attention, a loss in memory loss and defects in other cognitive abilities that were also appeared in the syndrome of an... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - February 12, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Jun Ma, Chuanyao Li, Wei Zhang, Ling Zhou, Shuhua Shu, Sheng Wang, Di Wang and Xiaoqing Chai Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Procedural times in early non-intubated VATS program - a propensity score analysis
Non-intubated video-assisted thoracic surgery (NiVATS) has been introduced to surgical medicine in order to reduce the invasiveness of anesthetic procedures and avoid adverse effects of intubation and one-lung... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - February 11, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Isabella Metelmann, Johannes Broschewitz, Uta-Carolin Pietsch, Gerald Huschak, Uwe Eichfeld, Sven Bercker and Sebastian Kraemer Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Ultrasound-guided transmuscular quadratus lumborum block reduced postoperative opioids consumptions in patients after laparoscopic hepatectomy: a three-arm randomized controlled trial
To investigate whether transmuscular quadratus lumborum block (TQLB) combined with oxycodone-based patient-controlled intravenous analgesia (PCIA) compared with sufentanil-based patient-controlled intravenous ... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - February 11, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Mengya Pang, Guoliang Sun, Weifeng Yao, Shaoli Zhou, Ning Shen, Haofeng Liao, Hanbing Xie, Wanling Gao and Mian Ge Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Anesthetic protocol for right ventricular dysfunction management in heart transplantation: systematic review, development and validation
Right Ventricular Dysfunction (RVD) is the most frequent intraoperative hemodynamic complication in Heart Transplantation (HTx). RVD occurs in 0.04 –1.0% of cardiac surgeries with cardiotomy and in 20–50% of HT... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - February 11, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Lucas Nepomuceno Barros, Ricardo Barreira Uchoa, Juan Alberto Cosquillo Mejia, Rogean Rodrigues Nunes, Denise Araujo Silva Nepomuceno Barros and Filadelfo Rodrigues Filho Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Physicians ’ perceptions regarding acute bleeding management: an international mixed qualitative quantitative study
Acute bleeding is an omnipresent challenge for all physicians. Uncontrolled hemorrhage is the most common preventable cause of death after trauma worldwide. In different surgical disciplines, hemorrhage repres... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - February 10, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tadzio R. Roche, Doreen J. Wetli, Julia Braun, Ezequiel D. Kataife, Federico G. Mileo, Donat R. Spahn, David W. Tscholl and Sadiq Said Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Yes- mind the gap!
We totally agree with Deana and Colleagues that missing intermediate care 1) might be an explanation for unexpected unfavorable outcome and 2) strengthening of intermediate care has the potential to lower this... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - February 9, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Uwe Hamsen, Niklas Drotleff, Rolf Lefering, Julius Gerstmeyer, Thomas Armin Schildhauer and Christian Waydhas Tags: Review Source Type: research

Intensive care unit discharge: mind the gap!
Mortality after intensive care discharge is a hot topic in critical care medicine. Many factors probably play a role: patient ’s comorbidities and severity of the disease may have great impact on mortality. How... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - February 8, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Cristian Deana, Giovanni Sermann and Amato De Monte Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Effects of an individualized analgesia protocol on the need for medical interventions after adenotonsillectomy in children: a randomized controlled trial
It has been proposed that the dose of rescue opioids should be individually titrated to the severity of obstructive sleep apnea after adenotonsillectomy. However, a sleep study is not always available before a... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - February 8, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Jian Guo, Peijun Zhuang, Kun Liu, Yuanyuan Wan and Xuan Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The effects of a preoperative multidisciplinary conference on outcomes for high-risk patients with challenging surgical treatment options: a retrospective study
Surgical options for patients vary with age and comorbidities, advances in medical technology and patients ’ wishes. This complexity can make it difficult for surgeons to determine appropriate treatment plans i... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - February 6, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Masayoshi Koike, Mie Yoshimura, Yasushi Mio and Shoichi Uezono Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Clinical outcomes of postoperative extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support in Stanford type a aortic dissection
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support may be considered to reduce mortality but survival and clinical outcomes are uncertain after Stanford type A Aortic dissection (TAAD). We analyzed the data of... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - February 5, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Fudong Fan, Qing Zhou, Jun Pan, Hailong Cao, Kai Li, Yunxing Xue, Min Ge, Xuan Luo, Yang Chen and Dongjin Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Implementing ERAS: how we achieved success within an anesthesia department
The Massachusetts General Hospital is a large, quaternary care institution with 58 operating rooms, 164 anesthesiologists, 76 certified nurse anesthetists (CRNAs), an anesthesiology residency program that admi... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - February 5, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Dan B. Ellis, Aalok Agarwala, Elena Cavallo, Pam Linov, Michael K. Hidrue, Marcela G. del Carmen and Rachel Sisodia Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Development and validation of a predictive score for ICU delirium in critically ill patients
The incidence of delirium in intensive care unit (ICU) patients is high and associated with a poor prognosis. We validated the risk factors of delirium to identify relevant early and predictive clinical indica... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - February 5, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Huijuan Zhang, Jing Yuan, Qun Chen, Yingya Cao, Zhen Wang, Weihua Lu and Juan Bao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Completeness of the operating room to intensive care unit handover: a matter of time?
Handovers of post-anesthesia patients to the intensive care unit (ICU) are often unstructured and performed under time pressure. Hence, they bear a high risk of poor communication, loss of information and pote... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - February 5, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Fabian Dusse, Johanna P ütz, Andreas Böhmer, Mark Schieren, Robin Joppich and Frank Wappler Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Frequency of the requirement of inappropriate uncuffed tracheal tube size for pediatric patients: a retrospective observational analysis
This study aimed to analyze the frequency of the requirement... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - February 3, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Hiroshi Hanamoto, Hikaru Nakagawa and Hitoshi Niwa Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparison of the in-vivo effect of two tranexamic acid doses on fibrinolysis parameters in adults undergoing valvular cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass - a pilot investigation
The blood saving efficacy of TXA in cardiac surgery has been proved in several studies, but TXA dosing regimens were varied in those studies. Therefore, we performed this study to investigate if there is a dos... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - February 2, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Zhen-feng Zhou, Wen Zhai, Li-na Yu, Kai Sun, Li-hong Sun, Xiu-fang Xing and Min Yan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effects of the reservoir bag disconnection on inspired gases during general anesthesia: a simulator-based study
Fresh gas decoupling is a feature of the modern anesthesia workstation, where the fresh gas flow (FGF) is diverted into the reservoir bag and is not added to the delivered tidal volume, which thus remains cons... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - February 1, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Miljenko Kri žmarić, Uroš Maver, Marko Zdravković and Dušan Mekiš Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Time- and dose-dependent correlations between patient-controlled epidural analgesia and intrapartum maternal fever
To investigate the relationship between intrapartum maternal fever and the duration and dosage of patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA). (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - January 29, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Bai-song Zhao, Bing Li, Qing-ning Wang, Jun-xiang Jia and Xing-rong Song Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effects of sevoflurane and propofol on the optic nerve sheath diameter in patients undergoing laparoscopic gynecological surgery: a randomized controlled clinical studies
The results of studies on changes in intracranial pressure in patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery are inconsistent. Meanwhile, previous neurosurgery studies have suggested that propofol and sevoflurane ha... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - January 27, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Weilian Geng, Changxing Chen, Xingfeng Sun and Shaoqiang Huang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

An observational feasibility study - does early limb ergometry affect oxygen delivery and uptake in intubated critically ill patients – a comparison of two assessment methods
Early rehabilitation can reduce ventilation duration and improve functional outcomes in critically ill patients. Upper limb strength is associated with ventilator weaning. Passive muscle loading may preserve m... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - January 25, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Olive M Wilkinson, Andrew Bates and Rebecca Cusack Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The evaluation of maximum condyle-tragus distance can predict difficult airway management without exposing upper respiratory tract; a prospective observational study
Routine preoperative methods to assess airway such as the interincisor distance (IID), Mallampati classification, and upper lip bite test (ULBT) have a certain risk of upper respiratory tract exposure and viru... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - January 25, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Hao Wu, Dandan Hu, Xu Chen, Xuebing Zhang, Min Xia, Xiaoqing Chai, Sheng Wang and Wei Zhang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Cut-off points between pain intensities of the postoperative pain using receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves
Pain assessment and management are important in postoperative circumstances as overdosing of opioids can induce respiratory depression and critical consequences. We aimed this study to check the reliability of... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - January 25, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Sooyoung Cho, Youn Jin Kim, Minjin Lee, Jae Hee Woo and Hyun Jung Lee Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Negative central venous to arterial lactate gradient in patients receiving vasopressors is associated with higher ICU 30-day mortality: a retrospective cohort study
Serum lactate has long been used to evaluate hypoxia and predict prognosis in critically ill patients, however, discrepancy in lactate measurements between different sites have not been recognized as a useful ... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - January 22, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Qing Zhang, Ye Liu, Longxiang Su, Wenzhao Chai, Hongmin Zhang, Xiaoting Wang and Dawei Liu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Persistently higher serum sCD40L levels are associated with outcome in septic patients
Soluble CD40 ligand (sCD40L) exhibits proinflammatory and procoagulant effects. Recent data indicated that sCD40L plays a significant role in septic patients. The aim of the present study was to determine sCD4... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - January 22, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Yingjian Liang, Chengrui Zhu, Yini Sun, Zhiliang Li, Liang Wang, Yina Liu, Xin Li and Xiaochun Ma Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Systematic review and bibliometric analysis of African anesthesia and critical care medicine research part II: a scientometric analysis of the 116 most cited articles
Scientometrics is used to assess the impact of research in several health fields, including Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine. The purpose of this study was to identify contributors to highly-cited African... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - January 21, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Ulrick Sidney Kanmounye, Joel Noutakdie Tochie, Aim é Mbonda, Cynthia Kévine Wafo, Leonid Daya, Thompson Hope Atem, Arsène Daniel Nyalundja and Daniel Cheryl Eyaman Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The transverse diameter of right common femoral vein by ultrasound in the supine position for predicting post-spinal hypotension during cesarean delivery
Post-spinal anesthesia hypotension during cesarean delivery is caused by decreased systemic vascular resistance due to the blockage of the autonomic nerves, which is further worsened by inferior vena cava (IVC... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - January 20, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Shi-Fa Yao, Yan-Hong Zhao, Jing Zheng, Jie-Yan Qian, Chen Zhang, Zifeng Xu and Tao Xu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effects of stellate ganglion block on early brain injury in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage: a randomised control trial
Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is a common neurosurgical emergency, and early brain injury (EBI) plays an important role in acute brain injury of SAH. Our objective is to investigate the effect of stellate gang... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - January 20, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Jian Zhang, Ying Nie, Qiongni Pang, Xubiao Zhang, Qianting Wang and Jing Tang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A novel electromagnetic guidance ultrasound system on radial artery cannulation: a prospective randomized controlled trial
Radial artery cannulation can cause complications such as haematoma formation or thrombosis due to its small diameter. Recently, a novel ultrasound device equipped with an electromagnetic guidance system was i... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - January 18, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Namo Kim, Hyun Il Kim, Do-Hyeong Kim, Dahee Park, Sei Han Song and Hyo-Jin Byon Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Evaluate construct validity of the Revised American Pain Society Patient Outcome Questionnaire in gynecological postoperative patients using confirmatory factor analysis
The Revised American Pain Society Patient Outcome Questionnaire (APS-POQ-R) evaluates the patient-reported quality of pain management in adults. A validated APS-POQ-R is pivotal to guide effective pain managem... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - January 15, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Sook Hui Chaw, Yoke Lin Lo, Jia Yin Lee, Jia Wing Wong, Wan Aizat Wan Zakaria, Shairil Rahayu Ruslan, Wei Keang Tan and Ina Ismiarti Shariffuddin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The role of ultrasonographic lung aeration score in the prediction of postoperative pulmonary complications: an observational study
Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) are important contributors to mortality and morbidity after surgery. The available predicting models are useful in preoperative risk assessment, but there is a need... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - January 14, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Marcell Szab ó, Anna Bozó, Katalin Darvas, Sándor Soós, Márta Őzse and Zsolt D. Iványi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Case report: 2 cases of cardiac arrest caused by rhino-cardiac reflex while disinfecting nasal cavity before endonasal transsphenoidal endoscopic pituitary surgery
Trigeminal-cardiac reflex (TCR) is a brainstem vagus reflex that occurs when any center or peripheral branch of the trigeminal nerve was stimulated or operated on. The typical clinical manifestation is sudden ... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - January 13, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Wen Wang, Hongwei Cai, Huiping Ding and Xiaoping Xu Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Postoperative outcomes in surgical COVID-19 patients: a multicenter cohort study
We described COVID-19 patients who underwent a surgery and the pandemic impact on surgical activities. (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - January 12, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Fran çois Martin Carrier, Éva Amzallag, Vincent Lecluyse, Geneviève Côté, Étienne J. Couture, Frédérick D’Aragon, Stanislas Kandelman, Alexis F. Turgeon, Alain Deschamps, Roy Nitulescu, Codjo Djignefa Djade, Martin Girard, Pierre Beaulieu and Ph Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Association between normalized lactate load and mortality in patients with septic shock: an analysis of the MIMIC-III database
An index of dynamic lactate change that incorporates both the magnitude of change and the time interval of such change, termed “normalized lactate load,” may reflect the hypoxic burden of septic shock. We aime... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - January 12, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Han Chen, Shu-Rong Gong and Rong-Guo Yu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Risk factors for unplanned reintubation caused by acute airway compromise after general anesthesia: a case-control study
This study aimed to identify the risk factors and evaluate the prognosis of unplanned reintubation caused by acute airway compromise (AAC) after general anesthesia. (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - January 12, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Si Chen, Yuelun Zhang, Lu Che, Le Shen and Yuguang Huang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Dexamethasone blunts postspinal hypotension in geriatric patients undergoing orthopedic surgery: a double blind, placebo-controlled study
Post-spinal anesthesia (PSA) hypotension in elderly patients is challenging. Correction of PSA hypotension by fluids either colloids or crystalloids or by vasoconstrictors pose the risk of volume overload or c... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - January 11, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tarek M. Ashoor, Noha S. Hussien, Sherif G. Anis and Ibrahim M. Esmat Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Intraoperative hypotension during liver transplant surgery is associated with postoperative acute kidney injury: a historical cohort study
Acute kidney injury (AKI) occurs frequently after liver transplant surgery and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. While the impact of intraoperative hypotension (IOH) on postoperative AKI ... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - January 11, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Alexandre Joosten, Valerio Lucidi, Brigitte Ickx, Luc Van Obbergh, Desislava Germanova, Antoine Berna, Brenton Alexander, Olivier Desebbe, Francois-Martin Carrier, Daniel Cherqui, Rene Adam, Jacques Duranteau, Bernd Saugel, Jean-Louis Vincent, Joseph Rine Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The safety of early administration of oral fluid following general anesthesia in children undergoing tonsillectomy: a prospective randomized controlled trial
The feasibility and safety of administrating a small amount of oral fluid to children in the early recovery period following tonsillectomy under general anesthesia to reduce the thirst and its associated restl... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - January 11, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Meng-Hang Wu, Chang-qing Liu, Xiao-qi Zeng, An-na Jia and Xiao-rong Yin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

McGRATH MAC video laryngoscope assistance during transesophageal echocardiography may reduce the risk of complications: a manikin study
Although transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is considered a relatively safe diagnostic monitoring method, blind probe insertion is associated with pharyngeal trauma. Through visual observation of the esoph... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - January 11, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Taisuke Kumamoto, Koichiro Tashima, Chieko Hiraoka, Yoshihiro Ikuta and Tatsuo Yamamoto Tags: Technical advance Source Type: research