Aims and scope

The aim of the Signa Vitae (SV) journal is to act as an unbiased and permanent forum for clinical anaesthesia, intensive care and emergency medicine, to serve professionals dedicated to relevant fields, as a tool for easier and more effective knowledge and experience sharing, with the ultimate goal to improve patients’ outcome.
The scope of the Journal is broad, encompassing all aspects of the knowledge of clinical practice and the fundamental understanding of adult, pediatric and neonatal intensive care, as well as anesthesia and emergency medicine, to better inform and educate the global scientific community.


Open Access

SepsEast and COVID-19: Time to Make a Difference

Mitja Lainscak,Alan Sustic,Jan Benes,Miroslaw Czuczwar,Radmilo Jankovic,Mikhail Kirov,Roman Kula,Krzysztof Kusza,Matej Podbregar,Dorel Sandesc,Ovidiu Bedreag,Konstanty Szuldrzynski,Roman Zahorec,Peter Hegyi,Zsolt Molnar

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2020.16.0001

Abstract ( 1399 ) PDF (192.59 kB) ( 98 )

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Osteoarticular Infections in Newborns: Prognostic Factors and Outcome

Aneta Soltirovska Salamon,Spela Capuder,Damjana Kljucevsek,Karin Schara,Darja Paro-Panjan

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2020.16.0002

Abstract ( 833 ) PDF (750.95 kB) ( 112 )

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Metronome Use Positively Affect Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Parameters: Prospective Observational Multicenter Manikin Study

Necmiye Yalcin Ocak,Mustafa Sever,Orkun Unek,Ibrahim Toker,Emirhan Erdem,Murat Yesilaras,Ozge Duman Atilla

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2020.16.0005

Abstract ( 732 ) PDF (179.51 kB) ( 68 )

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High-flow Nasal Cannula is Superior to Standard Face-Mask Oxygen Therapy in Viral Bronchiolitis

Esra Türe,Abdullah Yazar,Fatih Akın,Sevgi Pekcan

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2020.16.0007

Abstract ( 724 ) PDF (602.9 kB) ( 55 )

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Impact on the Regional Ambulance Services and Emergency Departments of the 2017 Freezing Rain in Milan

Giovanni Landoni,Omar Saleh,Maurizio Migliori,Carlo Picco

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2020.16.0010

Abstract ( 554 ) PDF (246.12 kB) ( 24 )

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Impact of Different Stimulation Patterns of Neuromuscular Blockade Monitoring and Clinical Assessment on Intubation Time and Intensity of Hemodynamic Response During Rocuronium Induced Endotracheal Intubation

Radmilo J. Janković,Milena D. Stojanović,Danica Z. Marković,Vladan A. Cvetanovic,Anita Z.Vuković,Aleksandar N.Nikolić,Ines S.Veselinović,Biljana S.Stošić

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2020.16.0011

Abstract ( 333 ) PDF (434.95 kB) ( 18 )

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Non-contrast Cranial Computed Tomography can Change the Emergency Management of Nontraumatic Seizure Patients

Mustafa Sever,Gulsenem Cicek,Necmiye Yalcin Ocak,Yesim Eyler,Rana Toktas,Ibrahim Toker,Murat Yesilaras

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2020.16.0014

Abstract ( 313 ) PDF (317.65 kB) ( 27 )

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Dexmedetomidine on Continuous Infraclavicular Block after Elbow Arthrolysis

Shuishui Wu,Zongjian Sun,Ronghua Li,Ling Li

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2020.16.0017

Abstract ( 343 ) PDF (207.64 kB) ( 32 )

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Prognosis of COVID-19 Patients Requiring Intensive Care Unit Care

Hülya Sungurtekin,Ülkü Arslan,Cansu Özgen,İsmail Hakkı Akbudak,Mithat Kahramanoglu,Hakan Erbay,Habip Atalay,Ahmet Çalişkan,Simay Karaduman

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2020.16.0019

Abstract ( 408 ) PDF (191.79 kB) ( 59 )

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Accuracy of Healthcare Providers' Perception of Chest Compression Depth and Chest Recoil

Sendoa Ballesteros-Peña,Gorka Vallejo-De la Hoz,Irrintzi Fernández-Aedo,Alejandro Etayo-Sancho,Leire Berasaluze-Sanz,Josune Domínguez-García

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2020.16.0021

Abstract ( 681 ) PDF (196.66 kB) ( 37 )

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The Clinical and Computed Tomography Findings of Patients with COVID-19

Afsin Ipekci,Yonca Senem Akdeniz,Onur Tutar,Sabri Sirolu,Osman Simsek,Seda Özkan

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2020.16.0023

Abstract ( 380 ) PDF (321.59 kB) ( 46 )

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Could the Implantation of Dextranomer/Hyaluronic Acid Cause the Elevation of Neuron-Specific Enolase in Children Treated for Vesicoureteral Reflux?

Iva Bilić Čače,Ana Milardović,Harry Nikolić,Ana Bosak Veršić,Ivona Butorac Ahel

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2020.16.0025

Abstract ( 329 ) PDF (155.47 kB) ( 30 )

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Recovery from Critical COVID-19 Despite Delays in Diagnosis and Respiratory Treatment: a Cautionary Tale

Ouyang Fan,Fu Qiang,Guo Shuhong,Yang Haibing,Li Xiangyang,Tang Min,Yang Li

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2020.16.0027

Abstract ( 441 ) PDF (1.26 MB) ( 67 )

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Prone Ventilation in a 27 Week Pregnant Woman with COVID-19 Severe ARDS

Luigi Barile,Martina Cerrano,Alessandro Locatelli,Andrea Puppo,Anna F. Signorile,Nicoletta Barzaghi

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2020.16.0028

Abstract ( 662 ) PDF (777.46 kB) ( 117 )

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Metoclopramide-Induced Dystonic Reaction in an Infant

Songul Tomar-Guneysu,Okşan Derinoz-Guleryuz,Ozlem Colak,Ilknur Fidanci

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2020.16.0029

Abstract ( 391 ) PDF (133.01 kB) ( 47 )


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Findings of Non-enhanced Abdominal Computed Tomography for Pain Management of Acute Renal Colic Patients in the Emergency Department

Dong Hyuk Shin,Young Hwan Lee,Sang O Park

Online publish date: 16 September 2020

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2020.16.0056

Abstract ( 55 ) PDF (198.17 kB) ( 2 )

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COVID-19 Diagnosed by Serological Antibody Test: A Case Report

Mei Zhou,Xianzhi Xiong

Online publish date: 16 September 2020

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2020.16.0060

Abstract ( 55 ) PDF (979.04 kB) ( 10 )

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Comparison of Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy and Ureteroscopic Lithotripsy for Upper Ureteral Calculi

Jiyu Zhao,Sheng Yang,Zejun Xiao,Jun Zhang,Jia Liu,Ying Qi,Xianen Gu

Online publish date: 15 September 2020

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2020.16.0054

Abstract ( 67 ) PDF (190.11 kB) ( 2 )

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The Value of Urine NAG, NGAL Combined with Serum Cys-C in Early Diagnosis of Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia-related Acute Kidney Injury

Zhen Wang,Lv Jin,Tao Shen,Shihong Zhan

Online publish date: 15 September 2020

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2020.16.0055

Abstract ( 51 ) PDF (188.71 kB) ( 5 )

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Pulmonary Rehabilitation throughout the Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation for Complete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury: A Case Report

Bin Zhang,Hongying Jiang,Chenxi Zhang,Yi Li,Zhanqi Zhao

Online publish date: 15 September 2020

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2020.16.0058

Abstract ( 56 ) PDF (1.12 MB) ( 7 )

Special Issues

Special issue title:

Anaesthesia in Paediatrics: Take Good Care of the Children

Keywords: Paediatric anaesthesia, Anaesthesia, Surgery, Potentially toxic effects, Children, Health care, Physiological homeostasis, Training and experience

Editor: Prof. Dr. Tom Giedsing Hansen

Submission deadline: 31 December 2020

Special issue title:

Airway Management in the Emergency Setting - the Thoracic Surgeon Contribute

Keywords: Tracheobronchial trauma, Foreign body, Tracheostomy, Bronchoscopy, Chest imaging

Editor: Prof. Dr. Paola Ciriaco

Submission deadline: 31 December 2020

Special issue title:

Managing Coma in Critically Ill Patients: Clinical Neurophysiology

Keywords: Conscious awareness, Electro-physiologic testing, Neurophysiology,Acutely brain injury, prognostic, Neuro-critical care, Diagnosing, Coma

Editor: Assit. Prof. Dr. Francesco Lolli

Submission deadline: 30 June 2021

Special issue title:

Advances in the Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke

Keywords: Ischemic stroke management, Trials, Endovascular thrombectomy

Editor: Prof. Dr. Pedro J Modrego

Submission deadline: 31 December 2020

Special issue title:

Airway Management in the Emergency Setting - Build up the Elements to Improve Clinical Outcomes of Airway Management

Keywords: Intubation, Mask ventilation, Mechanical ventilation, Non-Invasive ventilation, Pre-Hospital airway management, Pre-Operative care, Emergency intubation, Critical care, Difficult airway.

Editor: Prof. Dr. Shih-Yi Lee

Submission deadline: 31 December 2020

Special issue title:

Airway Management - from Technology to Practice

Keywords: Airway, Anesthesia, Critical Care, Emergency, Innovation, Intubation, Laryngoscopy, Videolaryngoscope

Editor: Assist. Prof. Dr. Bálint Nagy

Submission deadline: 31 December 2020

Special issue title:

Approach and Challenges in the Transfer and Implementation of New Guidelines for the Management of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Keywords: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation; Heart arrest; Ultrasonography; Capnography; Simulation training; Implementation science; Technology transfer

Editor: Prof. Dr. Antonio González Trujillo

Submission deadline: 31 December 2020

Special issue title:

Prophylaxis, Monitoring & Resuscitation from Spinal Cord Injury

Keywords: Spinal cord injury, Spinal cord infarction, Hyperbaric oxygen, Intrathecal catheters, Spine decompression, Steroids for spinal cord ischemia, Endovascular aortic repairs

Editor: Prof. Dr. Lovkesh Arora

Submission deadline: 30 June 2021

Special issue title:

Obstetric Anaesthesia: Innovations in Peripartum Care

Keywords: Peripartum care, Obstetrics, Anaesthesia, Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS)

Editor: Dr. Gamunu Ratnayake

Submission deadline: 31 December 2020

Special issue title:

Ultrasound Guidance: Advances in Regional Anaesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine

Keywords: Ultrasound imaging, Regional anaesthesia, Nerve block, Pain management, Transcranial sonography, Critically ill, Focused assessment sonography, Catheterization, Central venous

Editor: Assist. Prof. Dr. Robert Gyula Almasi

Submission deadline: 30 June 2021

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Prof Alan Šustić ,Editor-in-Chief

Alan Šustić, MD PhD, is a specialist in anesthesiology, emergency and intensive care medicine, and he is a member of numerous European and world societies and associations in the field of emergency and intensive care medicine. He is the Head of the Department of Anesthesiology, Reanimatology, Emergency and Intensive Care Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Rijeka, Croatia, also he is a former Dean of Faculty of Medicine and he is a current Dean of Faculty of Health Studies, University of Rijeka, Croatia. A special field of his scientific interest is the application of ultrasound in emergency and intensive care medicine.