Table. 3.

The 15 most cited manuscripts on regional anesthesia

No. Article Author Journal PY TC AC
1 Management of postoperative pain: a clinical practice guideline from the American Pain Society, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, and the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Committee on Regional Anesthesia, Executive Committee, and Administrative Council Chou et al. Journal of Pain 2016 699 139.8
2 Serious complications related to regional anesthesia: results of a prospective survey in France Auroy et al. Anesthesiology 1997 649 27.04
3 Epidural anesthesia and analgesia in high-risk surgical patients Yeager et al. Anesthesiology 1987 635 18.68
4 Epidural anaesthesia and analgesia and outcome of major surgery: a randomised trial Rigg et al. Lancet 2002 598 31.47
5 Major complications of regional anesthesia in France: the SOS regional anesthesia hotline service Auroy et al. Anesthesiology 2002 559 29.42
6 Cauda equina syndrome after continuous spinal anesthesia Rigler et al. Anesthesia and Analgesia 1991 434 14.47
7 Effects of epidural anesthesia and analgesia on coagulation and outcome after major vascular surgery Tuman et al. Anesthesia and Analgesia 1991 398 13.27
8 Neurodevelopmental outcome at 2 years of age after general anaesthesia and awake-regional anaesthesia in infancy (GAS): an international multicentre, randomised controlled trial Davidson et al. Lancet 2016 394 78.80
9 Epidemiology and morbidity of regional anesthesia in children: a one-year prospective survey of the French-Language Society of Pediatric Anesthesiologists Giaufré et al. Anesthesia and Analgesia 1996 375 15
10 Neurological complications after regional anesthesia: contemporary estimates of risk Brull et al. Anesthesia and Analgesia 2007 346 24.71
11 Does continuous peripheral nerve block provide superior pain control to opioids? A meta-analysis Richman et al. Anesthesia and Analgesia 2006 329 21.93
12 Tumescent technique for regional anesthesia permits lidocaine doses of 35 mg/kg for liposuction Klein Journal of Dermatologic Surgery and Oncology 1990 315 10.16
13 Effects of regional anesthesia on phantom limb pain are mirrored in changes in cortical reorganization Birbaumer et al. Journal of Neuroscience 1997 307 12.79
14 Incidence and risk factors for side effects of spinal anesthesia Carpenter et al. Anesthesiology 1992 284 9.79
15 Unexpected cardiac arrest during spinal anesthesia: a closed claims analysis of predisposing factors Caplan et al. Anesthesiology 1988 282 8.55
16 Effect of epidural anesthesia and analgesia on perioperative outcome: a randomized, controlled Veterans Affairs cooperative study Park et al. Annals of Surgery 2001 273 13.65
17 Regional anaesthesia and antithrombotic agents: recommendations of the European Society of Anaesthesiology Gogarten et al. European Journal of Anaesthesiology 2010 261 23.73
18 Ultrasound guidance compared with electrical neurostimulation for peripheral nerve block: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials Abrahams et al. British Journal of Anaesthesia 2009 244 20.33
19 Ultrasound-guided supraclavicular approach for regional anesthesia of the brachial plexus Kapral et al. Anesthesia and Analgesia 1994 219 8.11
20 A quantitative, systematic review of randomized controlled trials of ephedrine versus phenylephrine for the management of hypotension during spinal anesthesia for cesarean delivery Lee et al. Anesthesia and Analgesia 2002 217 11.42

PY: publication year, TC: total citation, AC: average citations per year.

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