Deadline for manuscript submissions: 01 March 2022Print Special Issue Flyer (8)
Department of Health and Behavior Studies, Columbia University, Teachers College, New York, USA
Interests: Acupuncture, Alternative Medicine, Chronic Pain, Hip Fractures, Medical Education, Rheumatology, Opioids, Osteoarthritis, Qigong, Prevention, Tai Chi, Tissue Regeneration, Vitamins and Health
Chronic pain, a worldwide pandemic in its own right, persists as an intractable health issue among both children as well as adults. In absence of any cure for chronic pain, the presence of unrelenting pain commonly produces profound life changing outcomes, including possible premature mortality due to excess opioid usage. At the same time, limitations on available treatments and resources, including opioid interventions have been curtailed in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fear, sedentary behaviors, and depression that prevail at heightened levels in this regard, further complicate resolution of this problem. However, despite enormous degrees of suffering and health care and societal costs, the ability to intervene safely, and effectively to reduce or ameliorate chronic pain remains marginal at best.
In this context, this Special Issue can be expected to be of interest to a variety of medical sub-disciplines, including neurologists, virologists, physical therapists, pharmacologists, and biologists working or hoping to work on effective pain reducing strategies and interventions. Especially welcome are submissions detailing interventions that patients can carry out in the home environment with little expense. The causes of feature of chronic pain are also of interest.
The present Special Issue will aim to collect a number of important manuscripts for both helping readers to get an up-to-date on the topic and for stimulating further research. Thus, we invite original research articles along with state-of-the-art reviews focused on current knowledge and future perspectives on chronic pain origins, or treatments or both. In particular, we are interested in cognitive strategies as well the role of nutrition, stress, and exercise therapy in this regard. Summary data expressed as narrative reviews, and evidence-based medicine analysis are both welcome, as are innovative case reports and case series.
Arthritis, Chronic Pain, Cognitive Strategies, Depression, Exercise, Inflammation, Intervention, Opioids, Pharmaceutical Drugs, Prevention, Relaxation, Qigong, Sleep Therapy, Surgery, Tai Chi
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 journal published by MRE Press. As of January 2021, Signa Vitae will change to a bimonthly journal. 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.
The analgesic effect of erector spinae plane block in thoracic surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Online publish date: 08 July 2021
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