Peer-reviewed Articles

Background Illusions that alter perception of the body provide novel opportunities to target brain-based contributions to problems such as persistent pain. One example of this, mirror therapy, uses vision to augment perceived movement of a painful limb to treat...

["Neuroscience","Anaesthesiology and Pain Management","Drugs and Devices","Human-Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3023
56 downloads
333 views

Background There is a dearth of drugs to manage a dose-limiting painful peripheral neuropathy induced by paclitaxel in some patients during the treatment of cancer. Gamma-aminobutyric acid transporter-1 (GAT-1) whose expression is increased in the brain and spinal...

["Animal Behavior","Neuroscience","Anaesthesiology and Pain Management","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2798
90 downloads
317 views

Paclitaxel, a chemotherapeutic agent, causes neuropathic pain whose supraspinal pathophysiology is not fully understood. Dysregulation of sodium channel expression, studied mainly in the periphery and spinal cord level, contributes to the pathogenesis of neuropathic...

["Molecular Biology","Neuroscience","Anaesthesiology and Pain Management","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2702
89 downloads
363 views

Background Anesthetic postconditioning is a cellular protective approach whereby exposure to a volatile anesthetic renders a tissue more resistant to subsequent ischemic/reperfusion event. Sevoflurane postconditioning (SPostC) has been shown to exert cardioprotection...

["Cell Biology","Anaesthesiology and Pain Management","Cardiology","Diabetes and Endocrinology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2659
54 downloads
215 views

Ischemic postconditioning (IPC) and ATP sensitive potassium channel (KATP) agonists (e.g. pinacidil and diazoxide) postconditioning are effective methods to defeat myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury, but their specific mechanisms of reducing I/R injury...

["Cell Biology","Anaesthesiology and Pain Management","Cardiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2612
196 downloads
682 views

Pain burden is high in people living with HIV (PLWH), but the effect of this pain on functionality is equivocal. Resilience, the ability to cope with adversity, may promote adaptation to pain, so we hypothesised that higher resilience would correlate with less...

["Anaesthesiology and Pain Management","HIV","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2464
301 downloads
681 views

Objective The current study is an innovative exploratory investigation, aiming at identifying differences in personality profiles within Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) patients. Method In total, 344 participants (309 female, 35 male)...

["Anaesthesiology and Pain Management","Psychiatry and Psychology","Rheumatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2421
988 downloads
642 views

Background Laparoscopic cholecystectomies (LC) are generally performed in a 12 mmHg-pressured pneumoperitoneum in a slight sitting position. Considerable thromboembolism risk arises in this operation due to pneumoperitoneum, operation position and risk factors...

["Anaesthesiology and Pain Management","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Hematology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2375
91 downloads
409 views

Background Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is a leading cause of obstetric morbidity. There is limited understanding of patients’ knowledge about blood loss at delivery, PPH, and PPH-related morbidities, including transfusion and anemia. Methods We surveyed 100 healthy...

["Anaesthesiology and Pain Management","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2361
98 downloads
434 views

Background. Medications are not exempt from adverse drug reactions (ADR) and how the physician perceives the risk of prescription drugs could influence their availability to report ADR and their prescription behavior. Methods. We assess the perception of risk and...

["Anaesthesiology and Pain Management","Drugs and Devices","Pharmacology","Public Health","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2255
5 citations
209 downloads
887 views

Ischemia postconditioning (IPo) is a promising strategy in reducing myocardial ischemia reperfusion (I/R) injury (MIRI), but its specific molecular mechanism is incompletely understood. Langendorff-perfused isolated rat hearts were subjected to global I/R and received...

["Biochemistry","Cell Biology","Anaesthesiology and Pain Management","Cardiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1706
125 downloads
651 views

The effects of isoflurane on the determinants of blood flow during Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) surgery are not completely understood. This study characterized the influence of isoflurane on the diastolic Pressure-Flow (P-F) relationship and Critical Occlusion...

["Anaesthesiology and pain management","Cardiology","Clinical trials","Emergency and critical care","Surgery and surgical specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1619
152 downloads
626 views

Background. Nd:YAP laser is widely used to investigate the nociceptive and pain systems, generating perpetual and laser-evoked neurophysiological responses. A major procedural concern for the use of Nd:YAP laser stimuli in experimental research is the risk of skin...

["Neuroscience","Anaesthesiology and Pain Management","Dermatology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1577
1 citation
151 downloads
850 views

Proper glycemic control is one of the most important goals in perioperative patient management. Insulin secretion from pancreatic β-cells in response to an increased blood glucose concentration plays the most critical role in glycemic control. Several animal and...

["Cell Biology","Anaesthesiology and Pain Management","Diabetes and Endocrinology","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1498
2 citations
187 downloads
636 views

Background and Objectives. Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide, with coronary artery disease being the most common. With increasing numbers of patients, Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) has become the most common operation in...

["Anaesthesiology and Pain Management","Cardiology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1414

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