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Special Issue Title:

The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Critical Healthcare System

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022

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  • Guest Editor

    Prof. Yao-Chin Wang, MD, PhDE-MailWebsite

    Graduate Institute of Injury Prevention and Control, College of Public Health, Taipei Medical University, Taipei; Department of Emergency Medicine, Min- Sheng General Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan

    Interests: Emergency Medicine, Bioinformatics, Injury Prevention and Control

Special Issue Information

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a serious infectious disease caused by a newly coronavirus called Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2. The World Health Organization has announced that COVID-19 is a pandemic and has now become an international public health emergency. In the advent of COVID-19 pandemic since December 2019, health professionals, policy makers and governments have been struggling to fight against it. By the end of April 2021, there are over 140 million people infected and over 3 million people had died because of COVID-19 worldwide. As a result, healthcare systems around the world have faced unprecedented challenges.


All aspects of clinical practice and fundamental research at the basis of anesthesia, intensive care, and emergency medicine regarding COVID-19 are welcomed. Innovative contributions in the field of deep learning and other machine learning approaches for detecting, assessing and predicting the outbreak of COVID-19 virus are encouraged for submission. Moreover, there is still little knowledge on how the vaccines have influenced and will influence patient outcomes in the short and long run.


Papers addressing related to these topics are invited for this Special Issue. Authors are welcome to submit original research, review article, case report and service evaluation related to any of these aspects. 


COVID-19, emergency medicine, intensive care, healthcare system

Manuscript Submission Information

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.

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Published Papers (3 papers)

Open Access Special Issue

Digital technology to control COVID-19 in China: issues, challenges and implications for the healthcare system

Jianliang Xiao,Ruilian Zhang

Online publish date: 10 November 2021

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.229

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

Abstract ( 763 ) PDF (193.08 KB) ( 117 ) 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 ( 685 ) PDF (968.21 KB) ( 186 ) Full Text

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