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Anesthesiology and pain management

The anesthesiology and pain management section considers submissions covering all areas of anesthesia and analgesia in all animals, including companion, laboratory, and zoo animals. Articles concerning basic science, the pathophysiology of disease and its relation to anesthetic management, intensive care, anesthetic equipment and monitoring, chemical restraint of animals, and the welfare implications of animals in pain or distress, are also considered.  

  1. Meperidine is a synthetic opioid that belongs to the phenylpiperidine class and is a weak mu receptor agonist. In horses there are a limited number of published studies describing the analgesic effects of syst...

    Authors: Briana D. Hamamoto-Hardman, Eugene P. Steffey, Daniel S. McKemie, Philip H. Kass and Heather K. Knych

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:368

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  2. The aim of this prospective and complete cross-over study was to evaluate the effects of isoflurane, remifentanil and dexmedetomidine on EEG parameters derived from the Narcotrend® Monitor before and after noc...

    Authors: Jonathan F. Raue, Julia Tünsmeyer and Sabine B. R. Kästner

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:332

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  3. Antioxidants located in both the hydrophilic and lipophilic compartments of plasma act as a defence system against reactive oxygen species (ROS). Excessive production of ROS during anaesthesia affects the anti...

    Authors: Katerina Tomsič, Alenka Nemec Svete, Ana Nemec, Aleksandra Domanjko Petrič, Tatjana Pirman, Vida Rezar, Tomaž Vovk and Alenka Seliškar

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:305

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  4. Sterilization clinics often occur in remote places where anesthesia machines and compressed oxygen are unavailable. This study describes the use of total injectable anesthesia in dogs and cats presented for st...

    Authors: Lysa Pam Posner, Jeffrey Applegate, Allen Cannedy, Diane Deresienski, Kristie Mozzachio, Maria Serrano and Gregory Lewbart

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:304

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  5. Long-acting local anaesthetics (e.g. bupivacaine hydrochloride) or sustained-release formulations of bupivacaine (e.g. liposomal bupivacaine) may be neurotoxic when applied in the setting of diabetic neuropath...

    Authors: Liljana Markova, Nejc Umek, Simon Horvat, Admir Hadžić, Max Kuroda, Tatjana Stopar Pintarič, Vesna Mrak and Erika Cvetko

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:247

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  6. Buprenorphine is used for canine postoperative pain management. This study aimed to describe the pharmacokinetics and evaluate the analgesic efficacy of buprenorphine (Simbadol, 1.8 mg/mL) administered by diff...

    Authors: Paulo Vinicius Steagall, Hélène Louise Marcelle Ruel, Tomoyo Yasuda, Beatriz Paglerani Monteiro, Ryota Watanabe, Marina Cayetano Evangelista and Francis Beaudry

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:154

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  7. Infiltration of the surgical site with local anesthetics combined with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may play an important role in improving perioperative pain control. This prospective, randomized, bli...

    Authors: Gabriel de O.L. Carapeba, Isabela P. G. A. Nicácio, Ana Beatriz F. Stelle, Tatiane S. Bruno, Gabriel M. Nicácio, José S. Costa Júnior, Rogerio Giuffrida, Francisco J. Teixeira Neto and Renata N. Cassu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:88

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  8. Epidural administration of morphine has been shown to be an effective analgesic strategy in horses; however, the possible occurrence of side effects limits its usage. In order to decrease their frequency, it i...

    Authors: Alessandro Mirra, Jasmin Birras, Sabina Diez Bernal and Claudia Spadavecchia

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:19

    Content type: Case Report

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  9. Heart rate variability (HRV) provides information about autonomic nervous system (ANS) activity and is therefore a possible tool with which to assess anaesthetic depth. The aim of the present study was to eval...

    Authors: Jonathan F. Raue, Mika P. Tarvainen and Sabine B. R. Kästner

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:258

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