Special Issue "Respiratory Failure in Children and Lung Development"

A special issue of Children (ISSN 2227-9067). This special issue belongs to the section "Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 5 March 2024 | Viewed by 207

Special Issue Editors

1. Dipartimento di Scienze della Salute, Università degli Studi di Milano, 20146 Milan, Italy
2. Department of Neurorehabilitation Sciences, Casa di Cura del Policlinico, 20144 Milan, Italy
Interests: respiratory failure; lung development; children
Dr. Marina Attanasi
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Guest Editor
Pediatric Allergy and Pulmonology Unit, Department of Pediatrics, University of Chieti-Pescara, 66100 Chieti, Italy
Interests: paediatric respiratory disease
1. Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
2. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy
Interests: lung mechanics; respiratory failure; lung development; newborn

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Respiratory failure in children may result in a wide range of diseases. A prompt and correct diagnosis is key for selecting the optimal treatment among the several available. However, diagnosis is particularly challenging due to limitations in reporting symptoms and compliance to diagnostic tests, especially in newborn and pre-scholar children.

Despite these limitations, new lung function tests and imaging techniques, such as oscillometry and lung ultrasound, are entering the clinical practice. Moreover, improvements in methods and techniques for respiratory support and mechanical ventilation are becoming more available in the pediatric population.

This Special Issue invites original research articles and reviews on the various aspects of respiratory failure in children.

Dr. Giuseppe Francesco Sferrazza Papa
Dr. Marina Attanasi
Dr. Chiara Veneroni
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications 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.

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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • respiratory failure
  • children
  • newborn
  • preterm infants
  • dyspnea
  • interstitial lung diseases
  • BPD
  • cystic fibrosis
  • asthma
  • neuromuscular weakness
  • restrictive lung diseases
  • lung function
  • lung imaging
  • respiratory support
  • mechanical ventilation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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