Special Issue "Sepsis: Pathophysiology and Early Diagnostics"

A special issue of Biomedicines (ISSN 2227-9059). This special issue belongs to the section "Immunology and Immunotherapy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 88

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Alexandros Rovas
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Guest Editor
Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal and Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, and Rheumatology, University Hospital Münster, Albert-Schweitzer-Campus 1, 48149, Münster, Germany
Interests: endothelium; microcirculation; glycocalyx; endothelial dysfunction; intravital microscopy; sepsis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Sepsis, a life-threatening condition triggered by an overwhelming immune response to infection, remains the leading cause of death in hospitalized patients and continues to present a significant global health challenge. Recent advancements have shed light on novel pathophysiological pathways, emphasizing the importance of endotheliopathy and microvascular dysfunction. Furthermore, sepsis and non-infection-induced systemic inflammatory response syndrome have similar clinical symptoms but differ in treatment and prognosis, and the high mortality rate makes early diagnosis especially important. However, there are currently no definitive biomarkers to accurately predict sepsis development or outcome.

The current focus remains on gaining insight into underlying disease mechanisms and providing new diagnostics for early detection of patients with sepsis. In light of these advancements, we are pleased to announce a Special Issue of Biomedicines, inviting authors to submit their original research, communications, and review articles. We encourage contributions on a wide range of topics, including, but not limited to:

  • Immune response dysregulation in sepsis: unraveling the mechanisms;
  • Novel pathophysiological pathways: bridging the gap between bench and bedside;
  • Sepsis biomarkers: advancements and clinical applications;
  • Antibiotic stewardship;
  • Endothelium, endothelial glycocalyx, and microcirculatory dysregulation in sepsis;
  • Distinct subtypes of sepsis: implications for personalized treatment;
  • Clinical trials in sepsis: paving the way for evidence-based interventions.

Dr. Alexandros Rovas
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • biomarkers
  • infection
  • organ dysfunction
  • endothelial dysfunction
  • organ dysfunction
  • glycocalyx
  • cytokine storm
  • dysregulated immune response

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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