Special Issue "Hematologic Challenges in Anesthesiology and Critical Care"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 4383
2. Transfusion Committee, University Clinical Centre of Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Medyków 14, 40-752 Katowice, Poland
Interests: anemia in septic patients in the ICU; hospital-acquired anemia in the ICU; red blood cell transfusion in the critically ill; coagulopathy; rotational thromboelastography; hematologic diseases managed in the ICU; patient blood management; sepsis; fluid therapy; acute kidney injury
Interests: sepsis; outcome; recovery; epigenetic; post-ICU syndrome; extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation; immunoparalysis; anergy; behavioral economic; medical decision making; intensive care; medicine in austere settings
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Hematological disorders constitute a daily challenge for clinicians providing care in the fields of anesthesiology and critical care. Hematological problems are common in patients scheduled for surgery or hospitalized in the intensive care unit (ICU), span wide range of disorders, and present with diagnostic and management difficulties. The most frequent hematological disease encountered preoperatively and during critical illness is anemia. Anemia is present in 66% of patients at the moment of ICU admission, and in nearly 95% of patients after 72 h of ICU hospitalization. Although anemia is ubiquitous among these patients, its management is often neglected, and anemia itself is viewed by clinicians as a consequence of the primary clinical problem, not as a disease entity of its own. Red blood cell (RBC) transfusion decision-making in critically ill patients is an area of debate. Clinical consequences of RBC transfusion have been researched in recent years. Other hematological issues encountered in these patients include coagulopathies of various etiology: trauma, bleeding, acute liver injury, extracorporeal-circuit-induced hematological issues, drug-induced hematological issues, etc. The unresolved issues regarding the diagnosis and management of various coagulopathies in anesthesiology and critical care patients deserve further research in the field. Timely etiologic classification and optimal management of hematological diseases constitute foundation of patient blood management programs, the benefits of which are particularly seen in the pre-surgical setting and in the ICU. All these factors underline the importance of devoting a Special Issue to the topic of hematologic challenges in anesthesiology and critical care. We warmly invite researchers in the field to contribute to this Special Issue of Healthcare.
Dr. Piotr F. Czempik
Dr. Krzysztof Laudanski
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- red blood cell transfusion
- sepsis-induced coagulopathy
- trauma-induced coagulopathy
- disseminated intravascular coagulation
- thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
- therapeutic plasma exchange
- hematologic testing