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Challenges in physical medicine in COVID-19 era and apparent conflicts with rheumatologists

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022

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  • Guest Editor

    Ahmed Ibrahim Hammad, MDE-MailWebsite

    Lecturer and consultant of Physical Medicine, Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Egypt

    Interests: Rehabilitation, Rheumatology, Sports medicine, Electrodiagnosis

Special Issue Information

Signa Vitae aims to anesthesia, intensive care, emergency and pain medicine, especially in the emergency era _the COVID era.

Rehabilitation medicine has an evolved role in this particular situation in the form of rehabilitation of ICU patients, pulmonary rehabilitation, post COVID rehabilitation in all age groups with focusing on geriatric and pediatric subgroups. Also, electrodiagnostic studies, diagnostic both musculoskeletal and neuromuscular ultrasound and sports medicine are important topics to our specialty in relation to our focus which is emergency and ICU related topics.

As a rheumatologist, this widespread field has been linked to emergency and ICU medicine and many rheumatic diseases can be emergencies and it have been shown how difficult and challenging to manage our patients with rheumatic diseases in the COVID era. 

Our journal welcomes to publish unique studies in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation, and rheumatology which are consistent with the scopes of the journal, in order to be a leading partner in the process of continuous medical education for physiatrists and other interested health care professionals. Clinical studies, case reports, case series, review articles and meta- analysis, etc., are accepted.


Rehabilitation, Rheumatology, Sports medicine, Electrodiagnosis, Diagnostic sonography, emergency medicine, intensive care unit, COVID-19 era

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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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