Aims and scope

The aim of Signa Vitae (SV) is to be an unbiased and permanent forum for clinical anesthesia, intensive care, emergency and pain medicine. It serves professionals dedicated to all these relevant fields, as a tool for easier and more effective experiences and science sharing, with the ultimate goal to improve patients’ outcome. The scope of Signa Vitae is broad. It encompasses all aspects of clinical practice and fundamental research at the basis of anesthesia, intensive care, emergency and pain medicine, both in children and adults. It will better inform and educate the global scientific and medical community on the advancements in the fields at the basis of survival and a better quality of life, as stated in the appealing Latin version of its name: "Signs of life". 


Articles

Open Access Special Issue

Gout flare in the critical care setting: diagnostic challenges and treatment options

Panchalee Satpanich,Kanon Jatuworapruk

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.217

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Acute Gout)

Abstract ( 1357 ) PDF (848.12 KB) ( 252 ) Full Text

Open Access Special Issue

Data-driven tools for assessing and combating COVID-19 outbreaks in Brazil based on analytics and statistical methods

Raydonal Ospina,André Leite,Cristiano Ferraz,André Magalhães,Víctor Leiva

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.253

(This article belongs to the Special Issue COVID-19 in the Emergency Department: Epidemiology and changes throughout the pandemic)

Abstract ( 856 ) PDF (5.01 MB) ( 184 ) Full Text

Open Access Special Issue

Emergency department crowdedness and emergency department cardiac arrest occurrence: an observational study in the COVID-19 pandemic

Yan-Bo Huang,Su-Yu Li,Shang-Kai Hung,Li-Heng Tsai,Chip-Jin Ng,Shou-Yen Chen

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.236

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Emergency Department Cardiac Arrest (EDCA))

Abstract ( 1082 ) PDF (709.08 KB) ( 201 ) Full Text

Open Access Special Issue

The impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on alternatives to opioids protocol for opioid reduction in emergency department

Eric H Chou,Toral Bhakta,Ching-Fang Tiffany Tzeng,Andrew Shedd,Matthew Hall,Jon Wolfshohl,Alec Jessen,Chinmay Patel,Robin K Chan,Dahlia Hassani

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.243

(This article belongs to the Special Issue COVID-19 in the Emergency Department: Epidemiology and changes throughout the pandemic)

Abstract ( 944 ) PDF (1.2 MB) ( 177 ) Full Text

Open Access

Coping with difficulties faced in pre-hospital healthcare amid pandemics

Sarper Yilmaz,Gizem Sebahat Çoban,Figen Unal Colak,Ozgur Karcioglu

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.247

Abstract ( 924 ) PDF (198.83 KB) ( 197 ) Full Text

Open Access Special Issue

Prognostic factors for adults with cardiac arrest in the emergency department: a retrospective cohort study

Po-Cheng Chen,Jen-Hao Chen,Chung-Cheng Yeh,Chia-Hau Chang,Chi-Chun Lin,Chip-Jin Ng,Chen-June Seak,Li-Heng Tsai,Cheng-Yu Chien

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.239

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA))

Abstract ( 1033 ) PDF (997.05 KB) ( 165 ) Full Text

Open Access

Combined suPAR and qSOFA for the prediction of 28-day mortality in sepsis patients

Lifeng Wang,Chao Tang,Shuangjun He,Yi Chen,Cuiying Xie

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.143

Abstract ( 1047 ) PDF (981.45 KB) ( 204 ) Full Text

Open Access

Correlation of EEG-based brain resuscitation index and end-tidal carbon dioxide in porcine cardiac arrest model

Dong Sun Choi,Heejin Kim,Ki Jeong Hong,Sang Do Shin,Hee Chan Kim,Yong Joo Park,Tae Han Kim,Young Sun Ro,Kyoung Jun Song,Ki Hong Kim

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.226

Abstract ( 974 ) PDF (7.3 MB) ( 163 ) Full Text

Open Access Special Issue

Improving interprofessional team simulation learning. One more step towards the humanization of health care in emergency situations

José Luis Díaz-Agea,Carla Ayensa-Arano,María José Pujalte-Jesús,César Cinesi-Gómez,Juan Manuel Cánovas-Pallarés,Manuel J. Párraga-Ramírez,César Leal-Costa

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.223

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Humanization in Emergency & Critical Care)

Abstract ( 992 ) PDF (1.55 MB) ( 196 ) Full Text

Open Access Special Issue

Top-cited articles on simulation in the medical education field

Yu-Ru Lin,Ching-Hsing Lee,Yu-Che Chang,Shou-Yen Chen

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.244

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Medical Simulation - success in education, future of science)

Abstract ( 829 ) PDF (1.23 MB) ( 163 ) Full Text

Open Access Special Issue

Point-of-care testing as the future of pre-hospital emergency medicine: an overview

Lukasz SZARPAK,Gabriella NUCERA,Michal PRUC,Olayinka Stephen ILESANMI,Aanuoluwapo Adeyimika AFOLABI,Francesco CHIRICO

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.241

(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Critical Healthcare System)

Abstract ( 965 ) PDF (968.21 KB) ( 199 ) Full Text

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Open Access Special Issue

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic waves on pediatric emergency department patients presenting with asthma attacks in Taiwan

Hsin-Kuan Wu,En-Shuo Chang,Chien-Wei Cheng,Wei-Che Chien,Hsin-Hui Chou

Online publish date: 16 June 2022

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2022.045

(This article belongs to the Special Issue COVID-19 in the Emergency Department: Epidemiology and changes throughout the pandemic)

Abstract ( 355 ) PDF (2.56 MB) ( 133 ) Full Text

Open Access

Predictors of short- and long-term outcome after open cardiac surgery in a high-volume referral tertiary hospital: the role of surgical team caseload

Fabrizio Monaco,Gaia Barucco,Gabriele Valsecchi,Margherita Licheri,Elisa Nicelli,Elidodoro Cama,Marina Pieri,Giuseppe Dalessandro,Cristina Nakhnoukh,Carola Galbiati,Gabriele Sanchini,Camilla Biselli,Rosalba Lembo,Evgeny Fominskiy,IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute

Online publish date: 16 June 2022

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2022.044

Abstract ( 281 ) PDF (224.75 kB) ( 134 ) Full Text

Open Access

The effect of cognitive behavioral stress management on the psychological status and pain stress response of parturients with cesarean section

Xiqun Yang,Qiong Zhang,Jiaojiao Chen,Bin Tong,Feijuan Yang,Xiaomin Chen

Online publish date: 19 May 2022

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2022.043

Abstract ( 311 ) PDF (191.78 kB) ( 123 ) Full Text

Open Access Special Issue

Stress perception among dental practitioners in Saudi Arabia during the COVID-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional survey

Saquib Ahmed Shaikh,Sami Aldhuwayhi,Sreekanth Kumar Mallineni,Vinutha Kumari Varadharaju,Amar Ashok Thakare,Mohammed Ziauddeen Mustafa

Online publish date: 19 May 2022

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2022.042

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Impact of COVID-19 on Dentistry)

Abstract ( 451 ) PDF (2.22 MB) ( 166 ) Full Text

Open Access Special Issue

Therapeutic agents for ARDS

Elena Campaña-Duel,Marta Camprubí-Rimblas

Online publish date: 18 May 2022

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2022.041

(This article belongs to the Special Issue New Insights in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome)

Abstract ( 939 ) PDF (1.76 MB) ( 239 ) Full Text

Open Access Special Issue

Decision-making and treatment results of complex proximal humeral fractures in geriatric patients: retrospective study from a level 1 trauma centre

Miha Ambrožič,Rok Bergman,Luka Hodnik,Roman Luštrik,Franc Štefanič,Matej Cimerman,Ladislav Kovačič

Online publish date: 18 May 2022

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2022.040

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Fractures in elderly – the ongoing pandemic)

Abstract ( 360 ) PDF (5.04 MB) ( 143 ) Full Text

Special Issues

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 May 2023

Special issue title:

Nutrition in Critically Ill Patients

Keywords: Critically ill patient; Enteral nutrition; Parenteral nutrition; Micronutrients; Macronutrients

Editor: Prof. Dr. Mahmoud M. A. Abulmeaty, MD, FACN

Submission deadline: 31 March 2023

Special issue title:

Sex-related differences in peri-operative and in critically ill patients

Keywords: Sex and gender differences, Peri-operative patients, Critically ill patients, Emergency department, Intensive care unit

Editor: Prof. Giovanni Landoni, MD

Submission deadline: 09 June 2022

Special issue title:

Impact of COVID-19 on Dentistry

Keywords: COVID-19, dental practice, dental education, infection control, clinical practice, dental operatory, dental profession

Editor: Dr. Sreekanth Kumar Mallineni

Submission deadline: 30 September 2022

Special issue title:

Advances in critical emergency medicine during COVID19 pandemic

Keywords: critical emergency medicine, covid19, ARDS, artificial intelligence, triage

Editor: George Karlis

Submission deadline: 25 October 2022

Special issue title:

Emergency Management of Polytrauma

Keywords: Polytrauma, Trauma, Emergency management, Golden hour, Advanced Trauma Life Support, ABCDE approach, Airway management, cervical spine protection, Glasgow coma scale, hemorrhage, trauma team, survey and management

Editor: Naresh Kaul, MBBS, MD, FICA

Submission deadline: 30 September 2022

Special issue title:

Postoperative analgesia for spine surgery

Keywords: spine surgery, postoperative pain management, multimodal analgesia, opioid, erector spinae plane block, retrolaminar block

Editor: Prof. Joho Tokumine, MD, PhD

Submission deadline: 30 September 2022

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 June 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:

Inter-Professional Teamwork Challenges - intensive care of preterm infants

Keywords: preterm infants, respiratory distress syndrome, severe infection, necrotizing enterocolitis, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, extrauterine growth retardation, hemorrhagic-ischemic cerebral injury, milk protein allergy

Editor: Jinrong Li, MD, PhD,Li-Na Qiao, MD, PhD,Jing Shi, MD, PhD

Submission deadline: 09 June 2022

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Editor-in-Chief

Prof. Giustino Varrassi, MD, PhD

Professor Giustino Varrassi, MD, PhD is Professor and former Chairman of the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, University of L'Aquila, Italy. At the moment, he is president of the Paolo Procacci Foundation, Roma, Italy. His scientific interest is mainly in Pain Medicine as shown by the many initiatives he has organized in his career: Founding Member (1993) and Past-President of the European Pain Federation (EFIC), where he has served in the Executive Board for 21 years; Past-President of the Italian Association for the Study of Pain, where he has served in the Council for over 30 years. In these positions, he has organized over 40 international and national congresses. Moreover, he has an intense publishing activity on Pain Medicine and other aspects of his medical specialty. More recently, he has joined NEMA Research Group. as Senior Consultant.