Signa Vitae

Journal for Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine

Signa Vitae is a completely open-access journal designed to publish papers covering adult, pediatric and neonatal intensive care, as well as emergency medicine. The journal's intention is to be practice-oriented, and therefore Signa Vitae for publications accepts review articles, original articles, short reports, case reports and letters to the editor. Full texts of all articles, published so far, can be downloaded for free from our web site.

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Editorial

Advisory Board
Hendrik K. F. van Saene - Liverpool

Editorial Board
Mark G. Angelos – Columbus, Massimo Antonelli - Rome, Vladimir Cerny – Hradec Kralove, Antonio Chiaretti - Rome, James Connolly - Newcastle, Sandro Dessardo - Rijeka, David Green - London, Ivica Grković - Split, Raúl J. Gazmuri - Chicago, Halim Hennes – Dallas, Ino Husedžinović - Zagreb, Nenad Karanović - Split, Goran Kardum - Split, Giovanni Landoni - Milan, Christian Lehmann - Greifswald, Višnja Majerić-Kogler - Zagreb, Paolo Manzoni - Torino, Milivoj Novak - Zagreb, Mladen Perić - Zagreb, Andrew Rhodes – London, Juraj Sprung - Rochester, Alan Šustić - Rijeka

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Most Accessed Articles

Original Articles

Tracheotom

Abstract Introduction. The contribution of tracheotomy in comparison to intubation in patients on the resuscitation ward ...

Clinical s

Abstract Elevated intraabdominal pressure (IAP) has been claimed to play a role in abdominal compartment syndrome. ...

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Abstract Objectives. We examined the relationship between partial end-tidal CO2 (pet) and mean arterial pressure in ...

Case Reports

Severe barium sulphate aspiration: a report of two cases and review of the literature

Abstract Aspiration of barium sulphate is a well-recognized complication, occurring accidentally during examinations of the upper gastrointestinal system using contrast media. Rarely, large amounts of barium sulphate are inadvertently aspirated into ...

Pulmonary hypertension leading to right heart failure in a patient with IgA gammapathy

Abstract Amyloidosis is a rare disorder characterized by the deposition of amorphous, extracellular, insoluble fibrillar protein in various tissues of the body. Pulmonary hypertension usually occurs in the last stages of ...

Myotubular myopathy associated with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy as a cause of prolonged ventilat

Keywords: myotubular myopathy, muscle biopsy, genetic analysis hypoxic-ischemic ...

Review Articles

Venous oximetry

Abstract Tissue hypoxia is the central pathophysiological process in shock and an important co-factor in the development of organ dysfunction. Hemodynamic parameters, usually used to assess the perfusion of organs and ...

Inpatient management of alcohol withdrawal: a practical approach

Abstract Alcohol intake contributes directly or indirectly to 15 to 20% of medical problems in primary care or an inpatient setting. It is estimated that approximately 500,000 episodes of withdrawal will ...

Pediatric Shock

Abstract Millions of children die of shock due to various etiologies each year. Shock is a state of circulatory dysfunction where the metabolic demands of the tissue cannot be met by ...

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