Special Issue "Pediatric Intensive Care – Practice and Research"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 October 2023) | Viewed by 16703
Interests: non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring; cardiovascular biomarkers; hemato-oncological and post-transplantational critical care; applied ethics on pediatric intensive care units
Interests: (comparative) physiology of perinatal transition; thermal balance and metabolic monitoring in neonates; ethics in prenatal diagnostics; long-term outcome of preterm neonates; pediatric drowning and hypothermia; acid-base disturbances
Pediatric intensive care units (PICUs) are highly specialized medical facilities dealing with both conditions that are unique to children and others that are also found in adults but require a different, age-related approach. Among the former are congenital malformations and metabolic disorders. The latter include infectious diseases, surgical conditions, and trauma sequelae with possible single or multiple organ failure. Despite significant advances in size-adapted techniques and procedures, scientific evidence in pediatric intensive care is often scarce given the predominant off-label use of drugs and the substantial lack of randomized controlled trials.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to collect contributions to pediatric intensive care practice and research. The volume is intended to provide a cross-section of current PICU-specific topics, ranging from diagnosis, monitoring, treatment, and long-term results to organizational, psychosocial, and ethical issues. Contributions on neonatal care are encouraged, though not with a distinct focus on prematurity. In addition to reviews of relevant PICU topics, all types of research papers, from laboratory studies to pro- and retrospective clinical trials, are most welcome. Outstanding case reports with a clear added scientific value are also acceptable.
Please feel free to forward this call for papers to experienced colleagues who might be interested in contributing to this state-of-the-art inventory of PICU practice and research.
Dr. Martin E.G. Blohm
Prof. Dr. Dominique Singer
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- intensive care
- critical care