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Advances in Obstetric Anaesthesia

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023

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  • Guest Editor

    Prof. Tatjana Stopar Pintarič, MD, PhD, DEAAE-MailWebsite

    Consultant anaesthesiologist, Head of research and development unit, Head of obstetric anaesthesia unit, Clinical department of anaesthesiology and intensive therapy, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Slovenia; Institute of Anatomy, Medical Faculty Ljubljana, Slovenia

    Interests: Obstetric Anaesthesia; Difficult Airway; Regional Anaesthesia; Applied Anatomy

Special Issue Information

Advances in obstetric anaesthesia over the last decade have spanned multiple areas. Enhancement in neuraxial labour analgesic techniques, postpartum pain management modalities and prevention of intraoperative hypotension during caesarean delivery have contributed to the improvement of care. More progress is needed in many areas, including the influence of epidural analgesia on the duration of the second stage of labour and instrumental vaginal delivery rates, the safety of remifentanil-PCA for labour analgesia and its influence on labour and delivery outcomes, the establishment of enhanced recovery protocols after labour or caesarean delivery, the implementation of key indicators to drive quality improvements in perinatal care and obstetric anaesthesia, the use of point of care coagulation testing for managing obstetric haemorrhage, the implementation of novel analgesic techniques for managing the post-punction headache etc. 

The goal of this special issue is to collect as many contributions as possible on these topics relevant to obstetric anaesthesia to help clinicians to improve and personalize obstetric anaesthesia therapies and interventions. With a view to this goal, we are cordially inviting all the members of the obstetrical team, anaesthesiologists, perinatologists, neonatologists and midwifes to contribute to this special issue. 


Obstetric Anaesthesia; Epidural Analgesia; Remifentanil-PCA; Labour and Delivery Outcomes; Quality Control in Perinatology and Obstetric Anaesthesia; ROTEM; Obstetric Haemorrhage; Preeclampsia

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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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Open Access Special Issue

Neurological complication during pregnancy, delivery and puerperium requiring intensive therapy management

Andreja Möller Petrun,Jasna Selinsek,Dusan Mekis

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2023.120

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Obstetric Anaesthesia)

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