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  1. This study was performed to analyze the clinical effect of different concentrations of ropivacaine in the labor analgesia of the dural puncture epidural (DPE) technique for obese puerperae.

    Authors: Liping Shi, Difei Zhang, Pengfei Ye, Weihua Peng, Yan Yin and Ye Zhang
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2024 13:7
  2. Frailty is associated with worse outcomes and higher healthcare costs. The long waiting time for surgery is a potential ‘teachable’ moment. We examined the feasibility and safety of a pilot prehabilitation pro...

    Authors: Henry Man Kin Wong, Ding Qi, Bosco Hon Ming Ma, Pik Yi Hou, Calvin Ka Woon Kwong and Anna Lee
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2024 13:6
  3. We systematically reviewed the literature to investigate the effects of peri-procedural desmopressin in patients without known inherited bleeding disorders undergoing surgery or other invasive procedures. We i...

    Authors: Carol Wang, Victoria Lebedeva, Jeffy Yang, Joshua Anih, Lily J. Park, Freeman Paczkowski and Pavel S. Roshanov
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2024 13:5
  4. We hypothesized that days at home alive up to 30 days after surgery (DAH30), a novel patient-centered outcome metric, as well as long-term mortality, would be impaired in patients with type 1 or 2 diabetes mel...

    Authors: Amanda Habermann, Matilda Widaeus, Navid Soltani, Paul S. Myles, Linn Hallqvist and Max Bell
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2024 13:4
  5. Ambulatory surgery is often followed by the development of nausea and/or vomiting (N/V). Although risk factors for postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) are frequently discussed, the distinction between PON...

    Authors: Mark Xiao, Dongdong Yao, Kara G. Fields, Pankaj Sarin, Alvaro Andres Macias, Sunil Eappen and Jeremy Juang
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2024 13:3
  6. A high workload may negatively impact the surgical team's performance and jeopardize patient safety. The aim of this study was to measure the workload of the surgical team across different surgical roles, spec...

    Authors: Sepideh Totonchilar, Akram Aarabi, Naeimeh Eftekhari and Masoumeh Mohammadi
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2024 13:1
  7. The right ventricle (RV) plays a central  role in the maintenance of effective cardiac pump function. Despite overwhelming evidence that perioperative RV dysfunction (RVD) and failure (RVF) are associated with...

    Authors: Stephanie O. Ibekwe, Jean Deschamps, Michael P W Grocott, Yafen Liang, Andrew Shaw and Tjorvi E. Perry
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2023 12:66
  8. Risk scoring systems are required to allow accurate prognostication, compare outcomes of surgery, and allow patients to make informed decisions about their health. This prospective study compares the p-POSSUM ...

    Authors: Akshant Anil Pathak, Vivek Agrawal, Naveen Sharma, Karan Kumar, Chinmay Bagla and Aakash Fouzdar
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2023 12:65
  9. Fear of anesthesia for cesarean section delivery is an important health issue that should be addressed by anesthesiologists, obstetricians, and other providers of antenatal and perioperative healthcare. This m...

    Authors: Ramzi Shawahna, Mohammad Jaber, Iyad Maqboul, Hatim Hijaz, Eman Arjan, Maisa Karaki and Keen Nasser
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2023 12:63
  10. Preoperative anxiety is one of the most common psychological problems in open-heart surgery patients. Not controlling this problem can negatively the operation outcome and the patient’s physical condition. Amo...

    Authors: Ameneh Amiri, Rostam Jalali and Nader Salari
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2023 12:62
  11. Lumbar spine disorders have become an increasingly common health problem in recent years. Modern clinical studies have shown that perioperative analgesia at certain doses can reduce postoperative pain by inhib...

    Authors: Nanshan Ma, Ping Yi, Zhencheng Xiong, Haoning Ma, Mingsheng Tan and Xiangsheng Tang
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2023 12:61
  12. Demographics of patients undergoing major abdominal surgery are changing. External validity of relevant RCTs may be limited by participants not resembling patients encountered in clinical practice. We aimed to...

    Authors: Elliott Ridgeon, Rory Shadwell, Alice Wilkinson and Peter M. Odor
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2023 12:60
  13. Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is commonly performed in patients with end-stage osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis of the knee to reduce joint pain, increase mobility, and improve quality of life. However, ...

    Authors: Małgorzata Domagalska, Katarzyna Wieczorowska-Tobis, Tomasz Reysner and Grzegorz Kowalski
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2023 12:59
  14. Elevated cardiac biomarkers, such as high-sensitivity cardiac Troponin T and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide improve the prediction of major adverse cardiac events. However, very few trials have inve...

    Authors: A. Valadkhani, A. Gupta and M. Bell
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2023 12:58
  15. Myocardial injury after noncardiac surgery (MINS) is common in elderly patients and considered as an independent predictor of 30-day mortality after noncardiac surgery. Dexmedetomidine possesses cardiac-protec...

    Authors: Huayue Liu, Juan Zhang, Ke Peng, Xiaowen Meng, Xisheng Shan, Wenwen Huo, Hong Liu, Yishan Lei and Fuhai Ji
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2023 12:57
  16. Anemia is a common health problem in the elderly. Preoperative anemia is a risk factor for postoperative outcomes in the elderly for hip fracture. The objective of the study was to explore the relationship bet...

    Authors: Li Min, Yang Linyi, Li Chen, Shen Jiang and Chen Chen
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2023 12:56
  17. Postoperative delirium (POD) is a common postoperative complication, characterized by disturbance of attention, perception, and consciousness within 1 week after surgery, and linked to cognitive decline, incre...

    Authors: Bo Dong, Jing Wang, Pan Li, Jianli Li, Meinv Liu and Huanhuan Zhang
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2023 12:55
  18. The occurrence of postoperative complications within 30 days (PC1M) of a craniotomy for the removal of a primary malignant brain tumor has been associated with a poor prognosis. However, it is still unclear to...

    Authors: Yao-Chung Yang, Yao-Shen Chen, Wei-Chuan Liao, Chun-Hao Yin, Yung-Shang Lin, Meng-Wei Chen and Jin-Shuen Chen
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2023 12:54
  19. Increasing procedures in day-case surgery can mitigate the costs of health service, without reducing safety and quality standards. The Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù has adopted an educational program for he...

    Authors: Alessandro Vittori, Luigi Tritapepe, Fabrizio Chiusolo, Emanuele Rossetti, Marco Cascella, Emiliano Petrucci, Roberto Pedone, Franco Marinangeli, Elisa Francia, Ilaria Mascilini, Giuliano Marchetti and Sergio Giuseppe Picardo
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2023 12:53
  20. Diligent fluid management is an instrumental part of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery. However, the effect of a ward regimen to limit intravenous fluid administration on outcome remains unclear. We performed a ...

    Authors: Joachim J. Bosboom, Marije Wijnberge, Bart F. Geerts, Martijn Kerstens, Michael G. Mythen, Alexander P. J. Vlaar, Markus W. Hollmann and Denise P. Veelo
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2023 12:52
  21. Chamomile is consumed worldwide for enjoyment and its potentially desirable properties. Widespread patient resource websites, however, discourage preoperative chamomile intake, lest bleeding could worsen. This...

    Authors: Jonathon A. Schwartz, Jamie L. Romeiser, Reona Kimura, Lisa Senzel, Dennis Galanakis, Darcy Halper, Shayla Mena and Elliott Bennett-Guerrero
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2023 12:51
  22. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected healthcare organizations in many areas. The aim of this study was to describe surgical interventions, anesthesia, and postoperative outcomes in adult patients during the firs...

    Authors: Karuna Dahlberg, Sandra Månsson, Sara Lyckner, Lenita Lindgren and Fredrik Alm
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2023 12:50
  23. The perioperative mortality rate is an indicator of access to safe anesthesia and surgery. Studies showed higher perioperative mortality rates among low- and middle-income countries. But the specific causes an...

    Authors: Samrawit Degu, Segni Kejela and Henok TekleSelassie Zeleke
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2023 12:49
  24. Inadequate study reporting precludes interpretation of findings, pooling of results in meta-analyses, and delays knowledge translation. While prehabilitation interventions aim to enhance candidacy for surgery,...

    Authors: Dominique Engel, Giuseppe Dario Testa, Daniel I. McIsaac, Francesco Carli, Daniel Santa Mina, Gabriele Baldini, Celena Scheede-Bergdahl, Stéphanie Chevalier, Linda Edgar, Christian M. Beilstein, Markus Huber, Julio F. Fiore Jr. and Chelsia Gillis
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2023 12:48
  25. Preoperative anxiety is a health concern among patients scheduled for surgical interventions. Little is known about the prevalence of preoperative anxiety among patients in different healthcare systems of deve...

    Authors: Ramzi Shawahna, Mohammad Jaber, Iyad Maqboul, Hatim Hijaz, Marah Tebi, Nada Al-Sayed Ahmed and Ziyad Shabello
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2023 12:47
  26. Handgrip strength is a useful measurement of muscle strength and has been proposed as a single predictor of postoperative outcomes in older adults. The aim of this study was to assess the correlation and conco...

    Authors: Maricarmen S. Andrade, Macarena P. Honorato, Javiera P. Vargas, María de los Angeles Galvez and Mariana R. Rojas
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2023 12:46
  27. Pre-procedural fasting to reduce aspiration risk is usual care prior to surgery requiring anesthesia. Prolonged fasting, however, can result in dehydration and may adversely affect patient experience and outco...

    Authors: Derek J. Atkinson, Jamie L. Romeiser, Ibrahim O. Almasry, Henry J. Tannous, Puja B. Parikh and Elliott Bennett-Guerrero
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2023 12:44
  28. Opioid use has come under increasing scrutiny, driven in part by the opioid crisis and growing concerns that up to 6% of opioid-naïve patients may become chronic opioid users. This has resulted in a revaluatio...

    Authors: Michael W. Manning, John Whittle, Matthew Fuller, Sara H. Cooper, Erin L. Manning, Joe Chapman, Judd W. Moul and Timothy E. Miller
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2023 12:43
  29. The preoperative period can be used to enhance a patient’s functional capacity with multimodal prehabilitation and consequently improve and fasten postoperative recovery. Especially, non-small cell lung cancer...

    Authors: Charlotte Johanna Laura Molenaar, Erik Martin Von Meyenfeldt, Carlijn Tini Ireen de Betue, Rosaline van den Berg, David Wouter Gerard ten Cate, Goof Schep, Magdolen Youssef-El Soud, Eric van Thiel, Nicky Rademakers, Sanne Charlotte Hoornweg, Gerrit Dirk Slooter, Frank van den Broek and Geertruid Marie Heleen Marres
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2023 12:41
  30. Thoracic epidural analgesia is commonly used for upper gastrointestinal surgery. Intrathecal morphine is an appealing opioid-sparing non-epidural analgesic option, especially for laparoscopic gastrointestinal ...

    Authors: Katrina P. Pirie, Andy Wang, Joanna Yu, Bao Teng, Matthew A. Doane, Paul S. Myles and Bernhard Riedel
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2023 12:40
  31. In the early postoperative period, respiratory compromise is a significant problem. Standard-of-care monitoring includes respiratory rate (RR) and pulse oximetry, which are helpful; however, low SpO2 is often a l...

    Authors: Stephen Probst, Jamie Romeiser, Tong J. Gan, Darcy Halper, Andrew R. Sisti, Hiroshi Morimatsu, Kentaro Sugimoto and Elliott Bennett-Guerrero
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2023 12:39
  32. Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) are common after general anesthesia and surgery. This study aims to compare the effects of total intravenous opioid-free anesthesia (OFA) with conventional opioid-based...

    Authors: Ya-juan Zhu, Dan Wang, Yu-qin Long, Long Qian, Hong Liu, Fu-hai Ji and Ke Peng
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2023 12:38
  33. An appropriately administered surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis decreases the rate of surgical site infections. Although evidence-based clinical practice guidelines have been published on surgical antimicrobi...

    Authors: Veronica Afework, Segni Kejela and Nebyou Seyoum Abebe
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2023 12:37
  34. Preoperative anemia is a frequent complication in pancreatic surgical patients, and it adversely affects morbidity, mortality, and postoperative red blood cell (RBC) transfusion rates. Iron deficiency (ID) is ...

    Authors: Allard G. Wijma, Michele F. Eisenga, Maarten W. Nijkamp, Frederik J. H. Hoogwater and Joost M. Klaase
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2023 12:36
  35. Tissue injury induces inflammation and the surgical stress response, which are thought to be central to the orchestration of recovery or deterioration after surgery. Enhanced formation of reactive oxygen and n...

    Authors: Jia L. Stevens, Helen T. McKenna, Helder Filipe, Laurie Lau, Bernadette O. Fernandez, Andrew J. Murray, Martin Feelisch and Daniel S. Martin
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2023 12:35
  36. Opioids are effective analgesics but can cause harm. Opioid stewardship is key to ensuring that opioids are used effectively and safely. There is no agreed set of quality indicators relating to the use of opio...

    Authors: C. Thomas, M. Ayres, K. Pye, D. Yassin, S. J. Howell and S. Alderson
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2023 12:34
  37. To investigate the effect of intraoperative goal-directed fluid therapy (GDFT) combined with enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program on postoperative complications in elderly patients undergoing thoraco...

    Authors: Hongmei Ma, Xin Li, Zhe Wang, Qiao Qiao, Yanfeng Gao, Hui Yuan, Bin Guan and Zheng Guan
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2023 12:33
  38. The positive effects of goal-directed hemodynamic therapy (GDHT) on patient-orientated outcomes have been demonstrated in various clinical scenarios; however, the effects of fluid management in neurosurgery re...

    Authors: Ondrej Hrdy, Milos Duba, Andrea Dolezelova, Ivana Roskova, Martin Hlavaty, Rudolf Traj, Vit Bönisch, Martin Smrcka and Roman Gal
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2023 12:32
  39. Anemia is associated with impaired physical performance and adverse perioperative outcomes. Iron-deficiency anemia is increasingly treated with intravenous iron before elective surgery. We explored the relatio...

    Authors: James O. M. Plumb, James M. Otto, Shriya B. Kumar, Sitara Bali, Mai Wakatsuki, Walter F. J. Schmidt, Hugh E. Montgomery, Michael P. W. Grocott and Denny Z. Levett
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2023 12:31
  40. Intraoperative hypotension is a risk factor for postoperative complications. Preoperative dehydration is a major contributor, although it is difficult to estimate its severity. Point-of-care ultrasound offers ...

    Authors: Marcell Szabó, András Péter Pleck, Sándor Árpád Soós, Bánk Keczer, Balázs Varga and János Széll
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2023 12:30
  41. Intraoperative hypotension (IOH) is well-described in the academic setting but not in community practice. IOH is associated with risk of postoperative morbidity and mortality. This is the first report of IOH i...

    Authors: Wael Saasouh, Anna L. Christensen, Fei Xing, Desirée Chappell, Josh Lumbley, Brian Woods, Monty Mythen and Richard P. Dutton
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2023 12:29
  42. Older adults comprise 40% of surgical inpatients and are at increased risk of postoperative rehospitalization. A decade ago, 30-day rehospitalizations for Medicare patients were reported as 15%, and more than ...

    Authors: Caroline Andrew, Christina M. Fleischer, Pablo Martinez Camblor, Vinca Chow, Alexandra Briggs and Stacie Deiner
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2023 12:28
  43. Catheter-related bladder discomfort (CRBD is a painful complication of intraoperative urinary catheterization after anaesthesia. We conducted this study to compare the effect of tramadol and lornoxicam for the...

    Authors: Xin Liao, Min Xie, Shuying Li and Xiaolan Yu
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2023 12:27
  44. The present study aimed to compare the effects of the combined administration of two adjuvants, dopamine and phenylephrine, on the cutaneous analgesic effect and duration of mexiletine in rats.

    Authors: Kesong Zheng, Mingming Han, Fang Kang, Chengwei Yang and Juan Li
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2023 12:26

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  45. Advances in cancer treatments over the past decades combining chemotherapy with novel technologies in immunotherapies, radiation therapies, and interventional radiology have prolonged life expectancy. Patients...

    Authors: Anahita Dabo-Trubelja and Vijaya Gottumukkala
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2023 12:25
  46. The majority of those diagnosed with aortic aneurysm in the UK are older, multi-morbid patients. Decision-making as to who may benefit from intervention (open or endovascular aneurysm repair) is highly variabl...

    Authors: Phoebe Scarfield, Jack Ryan, Morad Sallam, Athanasios Saratzis, Adam C. Pichel, Jugdeep K. Dhesi and Judith S. L. Partridge
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2023 12:24

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