Ossification of the cervical anterior longitudinal ligament is an underdiagnosed cause of difficult airway: a case report and review of the literature
Ossification of the anterior longitudinal ligament (OALL) of the cervical spine is a common, but rarely symptomatic, condition mostly observed in the geriatric population. Although the condition usually requir... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 30, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Min Xu, Yue Liu, Jing Yang, Hao Liu and Chen Ding Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Comparative efficacy of Neuraxial and general anesthesia for hip fracture surgery: a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials
The choice of anesthesia technique remains debatable in patients undergoing surgical repair of hip fracture. This meta-analysis was performed to compare the effect of neuraxial (epidural/spinal) versus general... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 30, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Xinxun Zheng, Yuming Tan, Yuan Gao and Zhiheng Liu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Intraoperative hypotension is associated with shortened overall survival after lung cancer surgery
Intraoperative hypotension is associated with increased morbidity and mortality after surgery. We hypothesized that intraoperative hypotension might also be associated with worse long-term survival after cance... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 29, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Wen-Wen Huang, Wen-Zhi Zhu, Dong-Liang Mu, Xin-Qiang Ji, Xue-Ying Li, Daqing Ma and Dong-Xin Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

High-flow nasal cannula improves clinical efficacy of airway management in patients undergoing awake craniotomy
Awake craniotomy requires specific sedation procedure in an awake patient who should be able to cooperate during the intraoperative neurological assessment. Currently, limited number of literatures on the appl... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 27, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Ping Yi, Qiong Li, Zhoujing Yang, Li Cao, Xiaobing Hu and Huahua Gu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Accuracy and trending abilities of finger plethysmographic blood pressure and cardiac output compared to invasive measurements during caesarean delivery in healthy women: an observational study
In women presenting for caesarean section under spinal anesthesia, continuous measurement of circulatory aspects, such as blood pressure and cardiac output, is often needed. At present, invasive techniques are... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 27, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Ivar N. Omen ås, Christian Tronstad and Leiv Arne Rosseland Tags: Research article Source Type: research

High mobilization of CD133+/CD34+ cells expressing HIF-1 α and SDF-1α in septic abdominal surgical patients
The control of endothelial progenitor cells (CD133+/CD34+ EPCs) migrating from bone marrow to peripheral blood is not completely understood. Emerging evidence suggests that stromal cell-derived factor-1 α (SDF-... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 27, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Antonella Cotoia, Olga Cela, Gaetano Palumbo, Sabrina Altamura, Flavia Marchese, Nicoletta Mangialetto, Daniela La Bella, Vincenzo Lizzi, Nazzareno Capitanio and Gilda Cinnella Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Severe low cerebral oximetry in difficult cardiopulmonary bypass weaning of low body-weight infant: a case report and literature review
For infants undergoing complex cardiac surgery, hemodynamic management after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is challenging because of severe myocardial edema, vasomotor dysfunction and weak tolerance to a change... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 27, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Xuechao Hao and Wei Wei Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Intravenous lidocaine to prevent endothelial dysfunction after major abdominal surgery: a randomized controlled pilot trial
Major abdominal surgery is associated with endothelial glycocalyx disruption. The anti-inflammatory effects of lidocaine were recently associated with endothelial barrier protection. (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 23, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Marco Pustetto, Nicolas Goldsztejn, Karim Touihri, Edgard Engelman, Brigitte Ickx and Luc Van Obbergh Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Dezocine prevents sufentanil-induced cough during general anesthesia induction: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
Sufentanil is one of the opioids currently used to induce general anesthesia, and cough is one of the most common complications. Many drugs have been used to prevent sufentanil-induced cough (SIC), and dezocin... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 22, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Zhencheng Xiong, Ping Yi, Jipeng Song and Mingsheng Tan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Conversion of I-gel to definitive airway in a cervical immobilized manikin: Aintree intubation catheter vs long endotracheal tube
After prehospital insertion of i-gel, a popular supraglottic airway (SGA), fiberoptic-guided intubation through i-gel is often required to switch the i-gel to a definitive airway for anticipated difficult airw... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 18, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Yun Jeong Chae, Heirim Lee, Bokyeong Jun and In Kyong Yi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Peripheral perfusion index predicting prolonged ICU stay earlier and better than lactate in surgical patients: an observational study
Peripheral perfusion index (PPI) is an indicator reflecting perfusion. Patients undergoing long time surgeries are more prone to hypoperfusion and increased lactate. Few studies focusing on investigating the a... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 18, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Xinge Shi, Ming Xu, Xu Yu and Yibin Lu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Modified-ramped position: a new position for intubation of obese females: a randomized controlled pilot study
Endotracheal intubation requires optimum position of the head and neck. In obese females, the usual ramped position might not provide adequate intubating conditions. We hypothesized that a new position, termed... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 17, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Ahmed Hasanin, Hager Tarek, Maha M. A. Mostafa, Amany Arafa, Ahmed G. Safina, Mona H. Elsherbiny, Osama Hosny, Ahmed A. Gado, Tarek Almenesey, Ghada Adel Hamden, Mohamed Mahmoud and Sarah Amin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Videolaryngoscopy versus direct laryngoscopy for double-lumen endotracheal tube intubation in thoracic surgery - a randomised controlled clinical trial
Double-lumen tube (DLT) intubation is necessary for thoracic surgery and other operations with the need for lung separation. However, DLT insertion is complex and might result in airway trauma. A new videolary... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Joachim Risse, Ann-Kristin Schubert, Thomas Wiesmann, Ansgar Huelshoff, David Stay, Michael Zentgraf, Andreas Kirschbaum, Hinnerk Wulf, Carsten Feldmann and Karl Matteo Meggiolaro Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The role of NMDA receptors in rat propofol self-administration
Propofol is among the most frequently used anesthetic agents, and it has the potential for abuse. The N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors are key mediators neural plasticity, neuronal development, addiction,... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 15, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Bei-ping Chen, Xi-xi Huang, Dong-mei Dong, Hui Wu, Tian-qi Zhu and Ben-fu Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effect of continuous intraoperative infusion of methoxamine on renal function in elderly patients undergoing gastrointestinal tumor surgery: a randomized controlled trial
Acute renal injury (AKI) caused by hypotension often occurs in elderly patients after gastrointestinal tumor surgery. Although vasoactive drugs can increase effective filtration pressure, they may increase ren... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 13, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Xiaowei Guo, Jie Hu, Hanbing Xiao, Tianyu Liu, Zheng Niu, Min Wang and Dunyi Qi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Intraoperative hypotension is associated with increased postoperative complications in patients undergoing surgery for pheochromocytoma-paraganglioma: a retrospective cohort study
Dramatic hemodynamic fluctuation occurs frequently during surgery for pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma. However, the criteria of intraoperative hemodynamic instability vary widely, and most of them were defin... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 12, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Nan Li, Hao Kong, Shuang-Ling Li, Sai-Nan Zhu, Zheng Zhang and Dong-Xin Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Efficacy of electrical stimulation on epidural anesthesia for cesarean section: a randomized controlled trial
Loss of resistance (LOR) technique is a widely used method to identify the epidural space. However, cases of inadequate epidural anesthesia in cesarean section were frequently reported. Also, the success rate ... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 10, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Young Sung Kim, Hyo Sung Kim, Hyerim Jeong, Chung Hun Lee, Mi Kyoung Lee and Sang Sik Choi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effect of caudal ketamine on minimum local anesthetic concentration of ropivacaine in children: a prospective randomized trial
Caudal ketamine has been shown to provide an effective and prolonged post-operative analgesia with few adverse effects. However, the effect of caudal ketamine on the minimum local anesthetic concentration (MLA... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 8, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Huai-Zhen Wang, Ling-Yu Wang, Hui-Hong Liang, Yan-Ting Fan, Xing-Rong Song and Ying-Jun She Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A preliminary assessment of vital-signs-integrated patient-assisted intravenous opioid analgesia (VPIA) for postsurgical pain
We developed a Vital-signs-integrated Patient-assisted Intravenous opioid Analgesia (VPIA) analgesic infusion pump, a closed-loop vital signs monitoring and drug delivery system which embodied in a novel algor... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 8, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Ban Leong Sng, Daryl Jian ’an Tan, Chin Wen Tan, Nian-Lin Reena Han, Rehena Sultana and Alex Tiong Heng Sia Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effects of dexmedetomidine on stress hormones in patients undergoing cardiac valve replacement: a randomized controlled trial
Stress response always occurs in cardiac valve replacement patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 6, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Hanhua Wu, Jinqing Tang, Jiamei Pan, Ming Han, Huijun Cai and Hong Zhang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The effect of 1% glucose loading on metabolism in the elderly patients during remifentanil-induced anesthesia: a randomized controlled trial
Previous studies showed that remifentanil-induced anesthesia can inhibit surgical stress response in non-diabetic adult patients and that low-dose glucose loading during anesthesia may attenuate fat catabolism... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 6, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Kohei Fukuta, Asuka Kasai, Noriko Niki, Yuki Ishikawa, Ryosuke Kawanishi, Nami Kakuta, Yoko Sakai, Yasuo M. Tsutsumi and Katsuya Tanaka Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparison of gastric insufflation using LMA-supreme and I-gel versus tracheal intubation in laparoscopic gynecological surgery by ultrasound: a randomized observational trial
The application of bedside ultrasound to evaluate gastric content and volume can assist in determining aspiration risk. Applying positive pressure ventilation via supraglottic airway devices (SAD) can result i... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 3, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Qiuping Ye, Di Wu, Weiping Fang, Gordon Tin Chun Wong and Yao Lu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The effect of intraoperative lidocaine infusion on opioid consumption and pain after totally extraperitoneal laparoscopic inguinal hernioplasty: a randomized controlled trial
As a component of multimodal analgesia, the administration of systemic lidocaine is a well-known technique. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of lidocaine infusion on postoperative pain-related outcomes in pat... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 3, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Anup Ghimire, Asish Subedi, Balkrishna Bhattarai and Birendra Prasad Sah Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparison of intrathecal morphine with continuous patient-controlled epidural anesthesia versus intrathecal morphine alone for post-cesarean section analgesia: a randomized controlled trial
Several neuraxial techniques have demonstrated effective post-cesarean section analgesia. According to previous reports, it is likely that patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) without opioids is inferi... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 3, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Izumi Sato, Hajime Iwasaki, Sarah Kyuragi Luthe, Takafumi Iida and Hirotsugu Kanda Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Dural sac cross-sectional area is a highly effective parameter for spinal anesthesia in geriatric patients undergoing transurethral resection of the prostate: a prospective, double blinded, randomized study
Spinal anesthesia is optimal choice for transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), but the sensory block should not cross the T10 level. With advancing age, the sensory blockade level increases after spin... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 3, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Wei Bing Wang, Ai Jiao Sun, Hong Ping Yu, Jing Chun Dong and Huang Xu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparison of volume and hemodynamic effects of crystalloid, hydroxyethyl starch, and albumin in patients undergoing major abdominal surgery: a prospective observational study
The volume effect of iso-oncotic colloid is supposedly larger than crystalloid, but such differences are dependent on clinical context. The purpose of this single center observational study was to compare the ... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 3, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Daisuke Toyoda, Yuichi Maki, Yasumasa Sakamoto, Junki Kinoshita, Risa Abe and Yoshifumi Kotake Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Ultrasound measurement of laryngeal structures in the parasagittal plane for the prediction of difficult laryngoscopies in Chinese adults
Abnormal laryngeal structures are likely to be associated with a difficult laryngoscopy procedure. Currently, laryngeal structures can be measured by ultrasonography, however, little research has been performe... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 2, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Hongwei Ni, Chunming Guan, Guangbao He, Yang Bao, Dongping Shi and Yijun Zhu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Anesthesia management in neonatal congenital bronchobiliary fistula: case report and literature review
There is very little published literature and none that discussed care in a neonate regarding anesthetic risk and management of neonate with congenital bronchobiliary fistula during thoracoscopy and thoracotom... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - June 2, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Hong Yin, Guangyi Zhao, Yingjie Du and Ping Zhao Tags: Case report Source Type: research

The propofol-sparing effect of intravenous lidocaine in elderly patients undergoing colonoscopy: a randomized, double-blinded, controlled study
Propofol provides a prominent sedation effect in colonoscopy. However, anesthesia and sedation induced with propofol in the elderly might result in cardiopulmonary complications, especially when it is combined... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - May 30, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Mengmeng Chen, Yi Lu, Haoran Liu, Qingxia Fu, Jun Li, Junzheng Wu and Wangning Shangguan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Clinical outcomes and anesthetic management of pregnancies with placenta previa and suspicion for placenta accreta undergoing intraoperative abdominal aortic balloon occlusion during cesarean section
This retrospective study aimed to compare the clinical outcomes of parturients with placenta previa (PP) and placenta accreta (PA) according to their severity, when they were managed with intraoperative abdomi... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - May 30, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Peng Li, Xia Liu, Xiangkui Li, Xinchuan Wei and Juan Liao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effect of baseline cognitive impairment on association between predicted propofol effect site concentration and Bispectral index or sedation score
This study determined whether the relationship between predicted propofol effect site concentration (Ce) and observer ’s assessment of alertness/sedation scale (OAA/S) or Bispectral Index (BIS) was similar comp... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - May 28, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Frederick Sieber, Karin Neufeld, Esther S. Oh, Allan Gottschalk and Nae-Yuh Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Infraclavicular nerve block reduces postoperative pain after distal radial fracture fixation: a randomized controlled trial
It is unclear whether regional anesthesia with infraclavicular nerve block or general anesthesia provides better postoperative analgesia after distal radial fracture fixation, especially when combined with reg... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - May 28, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Stanley S. Wong, Wing S. Chan, Christian Fang, Chi W. Chan, Tak W. Lau, Frankie Leung and Chi W. Cheung Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Sedation-related complications during anesthesiologist-administered sedation for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography: a prospective study
Patients undergoing endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) require adequate sedation or general anesthesia. To date, there is lack of consensus regarding who should administer sedation in these ... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - May 28, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Chengcheng C. Zhang, Nicole Ganion, Phillip Knebel, Christian Bopp, Thorsten Brenner, Markus A. Weigand, Peter Sauer and Anja Schaible Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Dexmedetomidine for prevention of postoperative pulmonary complications in patients after oral and maxillofacial surgery with fibular free flap reconstruction:a prospective, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial
Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) are common and significant problems for oral and maxillofacial surgery patients. Dexmedetomidine (DEX), an α2-adrenoreceptor agonist, has been proven having lung prote... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - May 27, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Yun Liu, Xi Zhu, Dan Zhou, Fang Han and Xudong Yang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correction to: Effects of transversus abdominis plane block versus quadratus lumborum block on postoperative analgesia: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article. (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - May 27, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Yanqing Wang, Xiaojia Wang and Kexian Zhang Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Differential effects and mechanisms of local anesthetics on esophageal carcinoma cell migration, growth, survival and chemosensitivity
Retrospective analysis and pre-clinical studies suggest that local anesthetics have anti-tumoral effects. However, the association between cancer recurrence and the use of local anesthesia is inconclusive and ... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - May 25, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Guanhua Zhu, Ling Zhang, Jiapeng Dan and Qiong Zhu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Awake intubation and extraluminal use of Uniblocker for one-lung ventilation in a patient with a large mediastinal mass a case report
The anesthesia of patients with large mediastinal mass is at high-risk. Avoidance of general anesthesia in these patients is the safest option, if this is unavoidable, maintenance of spontaneous ventilation is... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - May 25, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Zhuo Liu, Qianqian Jia and Xiaochun Yang Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Impact of changes in head position during head and neck surgery on the depth of tracheal tube intubation in anesthetized children
The classic formula has been used to estimate the depth of tracheal tube intubation in children for decades. However, it is unclear whether this formula is applicable when the head and neck position changes in... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - May 24, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Siyi Yan and Huan Zhang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

“Please mind the gap”: successful use of ultrasound-assisted spinal anesthesia for urgent cesarean section in a patient with implanted spinal cord stimulation system for giant chest wall arteriovenous malformation – a case report
The use of Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) system to treat medically refractory neuropathic pain is increasing. Severe neuropathic pain can be found in giant chest wall arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), exceed... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - May 23, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Bruno Antonio Zanfini, Salvatore De Martino, Luciano Frassanito, Stefano Catarci, Francesco Vitale di Maio, Pietro Paolo Giuri, Gian Luigi Gonnella and Gaetano Draisci Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Effectivity of benzydamine hydrochloride gargle to reduce propofol consumption in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography procedure: a randomized controlled trial
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a complex endoscopic procedure that requires moderate to deep sedation. Propofol is the sedative agent of choice for sedation in ERCP due to its fast di... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - May 23, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Adhrie Sugiarto, Christopher Kapuangan, Aida Rosita Tantri and Vincent Chrisnata Tags: Research article Source Type: research

GlideScope ® versus C-MAC®(D) videolaryngoscope versus Macintosh laryngoscope for double lumen endotracheal intubation in patients with predicted normal airways: a randomized, controlled, prospective trial
The double lumen endotracheal tube (DLT) is the most widely-used device for single lung ventilation in current thoracic anesthesia practice. In recent years, the routine application of the videolaryngoscope fo... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - May 20, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Ping Huang, Renlong Zhou, Zhixing Lu, Yannan Hang, Shanjuan Wang and Zhenling Huang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Airway management in children with hemifacial microsomia: a restropective study of 311 cases
Hemifacial microsomia (HFM) is a congenital craniofacial malformation which is associated with difficult airway. Anesthesiologists may experience difficult intubation in children with HFM. Mandibular distracti... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - May 20, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Jin Xu, Xiaoming Deng and Fuxia Yan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effect of sevoflurane and propofol on tourniquet-induced endothelial damage: a pilot randomized controlled trial for knee-ligament surgery
The glycocalyx layer is a key structure in the endothelium. Tourniquet-induced ischemic periods are used during orthopedic surgery, and the reactive oxygen species generated after ischemia-reperfusion may medi... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - May 20, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Felipe Maldonado, Diego Morales, Rodrigo Guti érrez, Maximiliano Barahona, Oscar Cerda and Mónica Cáceres Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Sevoflurane versus PRopofol combined with Remifentanil anesthesia Impact on postoperative Neurologic function in supratentorial Gliomas (SPRING): protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Patients with intracranial tumors are more sensitive to anesthetics than the general population and are therefore more susceptible to postoperative neurologic and neurocognitive dysfunction. Sevoflurane or pro... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - May 19, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Yan Xing, Nan Lin, Ruquan Han, John F. Bebawy, Yuming Peng, Jiaxin Li, Xiaoyuan Liu, Yan Li, Jia Dong, Min Zeng, Manyu Zhang and Lanyi Nie Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Troponin I as a mortality marker after lung resection surgery – a prospective cohort study
Cardiovascular complications associated with thoracic surgery increase morbidity, mortality, and treatment costs. Elevated cardiac troponin level represents a predictor of complications after non-cardiac surge... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - May 19, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Ricardo B. Uchoa and Bruno Caramelli Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Cannabis use is associated with a small increase in the risk of postoperative nausea and vomiting: a retrospective machine-learning causal analysis
Cannabis legalization may contribute to an increased frequency of chronic use among patients presenting for surgery. At present, it is unknown whether chronic cannabis use modifies the risk of postoperative na... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - May 18, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Wendy Suhre, Vikas O ’Reilly-Shah and Wil Van Cleve Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The effect of transversus abdominis plane block on the chronic pain after colorectal surgery: a retrospective cohort study
Chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP) is common and would reduce the quality of life of patients. Transversus abdominal plane (TAP) block has been widely used in lower abdominal surgery and many researches demonstr... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - May 18, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Zi-Ye Pan, Zhong-Hua Hu, Fan Zhang, Wen-Xiu Xie, Yong-Zhong Tang and Qin Liao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparison of C-MAC D-blade videolaryngoscope and McCoy laryngoscope efficacy for nasotracheal intubation in simulated cervical spinal injury: a prospective randomized comparative study
Immobilization with cervical spine worsens endotracheal intubation condition. Though various intubation devices have been demonstrated to perform well in oral endotracheal intubation, limited information is av... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - May 14, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Kwon Hui Seo, Kyung Mi Kim, Hyunji John, Joo Hyun Jun, Minsoo Han and Soyoun Kim Tags: Research article Source Type: research

LMA ® Gastro™ Airway for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography: a retrospective observational analysis
Various airway techniques have been employed for endoscopic procedures, with an aim to optimise patient outcomes by improving airway control and preventing hypoxia whilst avoiding the need for intubation. The ... (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - May 13, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Andre Tran, Venkatesan Thiruvenkatarajan, Medhat Wahba, John Currie, Anand Rajbhoj, Roelof van Wijk, Edward Teo, Mark Lorenzetti and Guy Ludbrook Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Retrospective evaluation of pain in patients with coccydynia who underwent impar ganglion block
We aimed to evaluate pain scores one year after impar ganglion block in patients with coccydynia who did not benefit from conservative treatment. (Source: BMC Anesthesiology)
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - May 11, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Ozlem Sagir, Hafize Fisun Demir, Fatih Ugun and Bulent Atik Tags: Research article Source Type: research