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Visceral Pain in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2022

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  • Guest Editor

    Dr. Yu-Jang Su, MDE-MailWebsite

    Director, Poison Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, MacKay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, MacKay Medical College, New Taipei City, Taiwan; Assistant Professor, MacKay Junior College of Medicine, Nursing, and Management, Taipei, Taiwan

    Interests: Emergency Medicine, Toxicology, Elderly, Trauma, Infectious disease

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Visceral pain is a commonly seen symptom presented to emergency room in daily practice. It arises from, in, or around internal organs, such as in the thorax, abdomen, or pelvis. The sensory nerves are triggered in and around the internal organs when compression, stretching, tearing, or areas of damage are detected caused by etiologies of infection, inflammatory process, even vascular emergencies. Usually, the pain is difficult to localize and is often referred to somatic structures. The underlying mechanisms are not well understood than somatic pain and it is typically a vague, dull discomfort that may accompany nausea, sweating, pale-looking, changes in blood pressure, heart rate, and body temperature.

Clinically, there are several circumstances of sequence in visceral pain, such as initial epigastric pain then migrated to right lower quadrant pain or initial lower abdominal pain then migrating to diffuse abdominal pain. Some vascular emergencies such as acute coronary syndrome even presented as epigastric pain rather than acute chest pain. To make accurate diagnosis, it is mandatory to understand the basis of referred pain is a key component of patient assessment. Nevertheless, with detailed history taking, appropriate diagnostic measures and careful consideration of therapeutic options, most patients can achieve satisfactory relief, some cases where a more aggressive approach is needed. Besides powerful medications can help you temporarily deal with visceral pain and more important to find out the cause of visceral pain. Treatment options for visceral pain depends on the underlying causes leading to visceral pain, a wide variety of medical, interventional, surgical and psychological approaches might to be needed.

We welcome you having abundant experiences in coping with visceral pain in intensive care and emergency medicine to submit manuscript to Signa Vitae, original study, reviews, or case letter.  


Internal organs; Referred pain; Visceral pain

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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 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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