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Advances in critical emergency medicine during COVID19 pandemic

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 October 2022

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  • Guest Editor

    George KarlisE-MailWebsite

    MD, MSc, PhD, Consultant, Multidisciplinary ICU, Thoracic Diseases General Hospital “Sotiria”, Athens, Greece; ESICM NEXT Committee

    Interests: cardiac arrest, stroke, ARDS, critical emergency medicine

Special Issue Information

Critical care medicine and emergency medicine are distinct disciplines that share common features. Resuscitation and emergency care for life-threatening conditions represent the cornerstone of critical emergency medicine. In this setting, the concept of tangent circles seems very relevant and might explain the similarities between emergency medicine and intensive care regarding their content and required skills. COVID19 pandemic highlighted the need for multidisciplinary teams with appropriate training to care for critically ill patients, both in the emergency department and the intensive care unit. 

The unprecedented challenges posed to healthcare systems worldwide due to the pandemic have led to numerous changes in terms of organization and practice of acute medicine. Furthermore, novel therapeutic approaches are emerging while other established treatments are being reconsidered. It is very important to identify these advances and to study their effect on patient outcomes. 

This special issue aims to focus on the emergency department and the intensive care unit during the COVID19 pandemic. We seek to discuss new strategies, novel and old treatment options for critically ill patients and other perspectives such as organizational aspects, education and diagnostic algorithms. Our ultimate goal is to investigate the impact of this healthcare crisis on the future of critical emergency medicine. 


critical emergency medicine, covid19, ARDS, artificial intelligence, triage

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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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