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Airway Management - from Technology to Practice

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020

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  • Guest Editor

    Assist. Prof. Dr. Bálint NagyE-MailWebsite

    Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Therapy, Department of Operational Medicine, Medical Simulation Education Centre, Centre for Biomedical Engineering and Innovation Medical School, University of Pécs, Hungary

    Interests: Videolaryngoscopes, Alternative intubation devices, Airway management, Multidisciplinary, Emergency medicine

Special Issue Information

Airway management is the cornerstone of anesthesia, critical care and emergency medicine and include a wide range of technics in different hospital and prehospital scenarios. Since proper oxygenation is utmost important in acute care, the airway management includes not only advanced airway support, but basic manual techniques and airway aids as well. The history of endotracheal intubation as the most frequently used definitive airway management technique started with the era of direct laryngoscopy more than three hundred years ago. The focus of interest of physicians is recently guided toward new techniques and devices to facilitate safer, easier and more successful approach to airway management even in challenging situations. Nowadays, numerous airway management devices including direct- and video-laryngoscopes, fiber optic and alternative airway devices are available on the market and many are already incorporated in international guidelines. However, in some cases the exact role and benefit of these devices are scientifically not yet clarified. The pandemic of COVID-19 highlighted the importance of airway management and gave an additional boost to airway management innovations, which resulted in many interesting concepts from 3D printing technology to improvised devices. The aim of this special issue of Signa Vitae is to give opportunity for clinicians, researchers and scientists from all the fields of medicine or research to present their latest scientific work on airway management. Manuscripts regarding clinical, prehospital and experimental studies are equally welcome for submission as well as systematic reviews and metaanlysis. 

Keywords

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

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Manuscripts should be submitted online by submit system. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Original articles, case reports or comprehensive reviews are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Signa Viate is an international peer-reviewed open access semi-annual journal published by MRE Press. Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript.The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is $1200. We normally offer a discount greater than 30% to all contributors invited by the Editor-in-Chief, Guest Editor (GE) and Editorial board member. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English.

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