Signa Vitae

Print ISSN: 1334-5605 | Online ISSN: 1845-206X

Signa Vitae (SV) is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that aims be an unbiased and permanent forum for the fields of emergency medicine, intensive care medicine, anesthesia and pain medicine. It focuses on the latest research advances in these fields, including Disease prevention, diagnose, treatment and prognosis, Disease etiology, pathophysiology, and molecular mechanisms, Health care, Medical personnel health, Facilities and equipment, Teaching and training, Organization and management, Information and techniques, Drug application, etc. As a tool for easier and more effective experiences and science sharing, SV aims to provide professionals dedicated to all these relevant fields with cutting-edge techniques and information.


Open Access

Medicolegal relevance of the transient loss of consciousness

Ivan Šoša,Manuela Perković,Loredana Labinac

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2023.123

Abstract ( 711 ) PDF (6.92 MB) ( 171 ) Full Text

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Perioperative characteristics and predictors of intensive care needs in patients undergoing surgery for scoliosis: a retrospective study of 165 patients

Shamsiya Mahammadova,Sibel Oba,Ayşe Surhan Çinar,Hacer Şebnem Türk,Hacı Mustafa Özdemı̇r

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2023.121

Abstract ( 549 ) PDF (1.28 MB) ( 147 ) Full Text

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Epidemiology of older adult patients with ocular and periocular injuries and risk factors for severe injuries: a multicenter, observational study

Cheolho Lee,Jae Yun Ahn,Hyun Wook Ryoo,Sungbae Moon,Haewon Jung,Woo Young Nho,Won Kee Lee,Jung Ho Kim,Sang-Hun Lee

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2024.016

Abstract ( 372 ) PDF (2.12 MB) ( 157 ) Full Text

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Presepsin as a predictor of septic shock and mortality in patients with urinary tract infection according to the Sepsis-3 definitions

Gi Bi Yang,Kyeong Ryong Lee,Dae Young Hong,Sang O Park,Jong Won Kim,Sin Young Kim,Young Hwan Lee

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2024.018

Abstract ( 396 ) PDF (1.67 MB) ( 147 ) Full Text

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Risk factors for ground-level fall injuries during active activity in older patients

Jung Sung Hwang,Sun Hyu Kim,Sang Cheal Lee,SunPyo Kim,Gyu Chong Cho,Min Joung Kim,Duk Hee Lee,Yura Ko

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2023.099

Abstract ( 694 ) PDF (2.38 MB) ( 175 ) Full Text

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Factors associated with prolonged emergency department length of stay in a resource-constrained setting

Ahmad M. Zamzami,Ahyad A. Felimban,Imad Khojah,Abdullah A. Bakhsh

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2024.019

Abstract ( 368 ) PDF (2.2 MB) ( 122 ) Full Text

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Analysis of the aeromedical evacuation of victims from the Syria-Turkey earthquake in 2023

Adeviyye Aksoy,Ramazan Sivil,Mustafa Keşaplı

Online publish date: 23 February 2024

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2024.021

Abstract ( 267 ) PDF (1.79 MB) ( 147 ) Full Text

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Factors associated with definitive observation unit care in patients with non-traumatic epistaxis: a retrospective observational study

Dong Ki Kim,Chung Man Sung,Jin Hyeok Park,Sung Min Lee,Hyung Chae Yang

Online publish date: 15 January 2024

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2024.013

Abstract ( 448 ) PDF (1.47 MB) ( 121 ) Full Text

Open Access

Accidental transdermal fentanyl overdose in a child

Dovile Evalda Grinkeviciute,Ilona Razlevice,Lina Jankauskaite,Tomas Kondratas,Silva Kostylioviene

Online publish date: 15 January 2024

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2024.012

Abstract ( 502 ) PDF (176.21 kB) ( 154 ) Full Text

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Delayed emergence after general anesthesia using remimazolam for induction agent in laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a case report

Eun-Jin Ahn,Je Jin Lee,Chan Su Park,Min Kyoung Kim

Online publish date: 21 December 2023

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2023.125

Abstract ( 543 ) PDF (369.57 kB) ( 152 ) Full Text

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Recognizing the usage of analgesics among Saudi women with primary dysmenorrhea

Fatimah M Alali,Wejdan A Alhejji,Nancy S Younis

Online publish date: 21 December 2023

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2023.126

Abstract ( 592 ) PDF (1.19 MB) ( 123 ) Full Text

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Sympathetic nerve entrapment point injection for intractable nausea and vomiting in pregnancy: a case report

Sungwoo Choi,Kangho Kim,Sangun Nah,Sechan Kim,Sangsoo Han

Online publish date: 19 December 2023

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2023.122

Abstract ( 708 ) PDF (975.22 kB) ( 157 ) Full Text

Special Issues

Special issue title:

Critical Interventions: Enhancing Emergency Medical Services through Interdisciplinary Research

Keywords: Emergency Medical Services; Interdisciplinary Research in EMS; Pre-hospital Care Technologies; Crisis Management in Healthcare; Psychological Aspects of EMS; Public Health and Emergency Services

Editor: Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Goniewicz, PhD,Prof. Dr. Ahmed M. Al-Wathinani, PhD

Submission deadline: 28 February 2025

Special issue title:

AI Horizons: Revolutionizing Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine

Keywords: Anesthesia; Critical Care Medicine; Pain Medicine; Artificial Intelligence; Large Language Models; Natural Language Processing; Big Data; Data Science; Machine Learning

Editor: Prof. Marco Cascella

Submission deadline: 31 December 2024

Special issue title:

Advances in Obstetric Anaesthesia

Keywords: Obstetric Anaesthesia; Epidural Analgesia; Remifentanil-PCA; Labour and Delivery Outcomes; Quality Control in Perinatology and Obstetric Anaesthesia; ROTEM; Obstetric Haemorrhage; Preeclampsia

Editor: Prof. Tatjana Stopar Pintarič, MD, PhD, DEAA

Submission deadline: 31 December 2023

Special issue title:

Cardiothoracic anaesthesia and intensive care: current challenges and novelties

Keywords: cardiac anaesthesia, thoracic anaesthesia, intensive care, education, innovation, perioperative medicine, healthcare, outcomes, challenges

Editor: Dr. Marko Zdravkovic, MD, PhD

Submission deadline: 30 November 2022

Special issue title:

Selected papers from Korean Society of Emergency Medicine (KSEM) in 2021-2022

Keywords: Emergency medicine

Editor: Kyungwon Lee, MD, PhD,Young Duck Cho, MD, PhD

Submission deadline: 31 December 2022

Special issue title:

Medical Simulation - success in education, future of science

Keywords: medical simulation, emergency medicine, medical education

Editor: Tomasz Kłosiewicz, MD, MSc,Mateusz Puślecki, PhD

Submission deadline: 31 December 2022

Special issue title:

21st Panhellenic Congress on Regional Anaesthesia, Pain Management and Palliative Care

Keywords: Regional Anaesthesia, Pain Management, Palliative Care, PARH.SY.A., ESRA HELLAS, the A’ Anaesthesiology Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Athens

Editor: Dr. Ioanna Siafaka, MD, PhD,Dr. Maria Kokolaki, MD, PhD,Dr. Athina Vadalouca, MD, PhD, FIPP,Dr. Evmorfia Stavropoulou, MD, PhD, EDRA,Dr. Eleni Moka, MD, PhD, MSc, EDRA

Submission deadline: 27 May 2022

Special issue title:

Selected papers from Korean Association of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in 2021

Keywords: Cardiac arrest, Resuscitation, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, guidelines, outcome

Editor: Prof. Won Young Kim, MD, PhD

Submission deadline: 01 June 2022

Special issue title:

Spinal Cord Injury

Keywords: Spinal cord injury (SCI), Damage mechanisms, Primary and secondary medullary lesions, Neurorehabilitation, Neurorestoration

Editor: Lecturer dr. Constantin Munteanu, PhD,Prof. Dr. Gelu Onose,Associate Prof. Dr. Mariana Rotariu, PhD,Assistant Prof. Dr. Gabriela Dogaru, PhD,Associate Prof. Dr. Elena Valentiana IONESCU, PhD,Assistant Prof. Dr. Cristina Daia, PhD

Submission deadline: 31 March 2022

Special issue title:

Outcome Measures and Assessment Tools in Spinal Cord Injury

Keywords: Spinal Cord Injury, Rehabilitation, Assessment Tools

Editor: Dr. Giovanni Galeoto

Submission deadline: 10 December 2021

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Prof. Giovanni Landoni, MD

Prof Giovanni Landoni, MD, is currently Full Professor and Residency Program Director of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy. He’s also Director of the Center for Intensive Care and Anesthesiology of San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, Italy. His strong clinical and research interests in intensive care and anesthesia resulted in more than 700 scientific publications in indexed journals, cited >20,000 times, h-index=75 on Scopus and 95 on Scholar, including randomized trials on NEJM, Lancet, and JAMA, and over 100 invitations in international congresses. He participated to 47 randomized controlled trials. Prof Landoni was Chief Investigator in successfully completed multicenter randomized clinical trials that randomized > 10,000 critically ill or perioperative patients over the last 10 years. He served as reviewer for over 50 journals (NEJM, JAMA, and The Lancet among others) and for foreign grant agencies, and he is member of the Editorial Board of several international journals.