Special Issue "Intensive Care for Critically Ill Neonates: Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 May 2024 | Viewed by 2878
2. Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Bohoričeva 20, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: critically ill newborn infants and children; transportation medicine; medical and research ethics; adult, pediatric and neonatal intensive care medicine; palliative care medicine; philosophy; medical ethics
Critically ill neonates born prematurely and at term represent a major challenge for healthcare professionals. Critically ill neonates are infants with a broad spectrum of diseases and disorders that emerge pre-, peri- or postnatally, and who need life support treatment in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The NICU is a place where initial and final diagnosis, many times with the involvement of an interdisciplinary team, is confirmed, and treatment is ongoing. Great advances and improvements in diagnostics and treatment with modern technical devices have allowed us to support and rescue many infants with neonatal disorders which would have not been imaginable years ago. Treatment options involving modern life support systems (mechanical ventilation, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, blood purification techniques, and others), surgeries and the most advanced medicines are also available in the NICU. The treatment and prevention of pain, nosocomial infections and total parenteral nutrition is of great importance, too. Healthcare professional’s support of the families of the critically ill neonates is a prerequisite for the completeness of the care of critically ill neonates. Additionally, different ethical issues may arise during intensive treatment in the NICU.
Therefore, the aim of this Special Issue is to accept for publication your interesting research which may cover any aspects of the diagnostics and treatment options, as well as the outcomes and follow-up, of the critically ill neonates in the NICU.
Prof. Dr. Stefan Grosek
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- neonatal transport
- induced therapeutic hypothermia
- congenital defects
- total parenteral nutrition
- inhaled nitric oxide
- sedation and analgesia
- ethics in NICU