Special Issue "The Outcome of Sepsis: Second Edition"

A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2023) | Viewed by 161

Special Issue Editors

Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55902, USA
Interests: sepsis; outcome; recovery; epigenetic; post-ICU syndrome; extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation; immunoparalysis; anergy; behavioral economics; medical decision making; intensive care; medicine in austere settings
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Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55902, USA
Interests: intensive care; sepsis; ventilator; management; effectiveness

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Sepsis remains the top reason for mortality and morbidity in intensive care, affecting both developed and developing countries. Despite research advancements, there is limited knowledge about medium- and long-term outcomes of the host response to bacterial, viral and parasitic pathogens. The majority of research characterizes sepsis as a dysregulated response to the invasion of pathogens. However, there is an increasing appreciation of the different homeostatic and allostatic states in terms of how the host can respond after initial contact with pathogens. This plethora of interaction trajectories may translate into differential outcomes, resulting in a varied burden to the individual and society at large.

Given the importance of the subject and success of the first edition, we would like to explore this topic further. Healthcare has experienced exponential growth. It is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles on matters related to outcomes, performance and organization of healthcare.

Identifying the causes and determinants governing the long-term outcomes of sepsis and other post-infection allostatic states is of paramount importance. Research into this subject will help in determining the impact and policies pertinent to sepsis, bacteremia, chronic infection, post-sepsis syndrome and persistent or smoldering inflammatory status in the aftermath of host–pathogen interactions.  

The second issue will be open to any subject related to the determinants, outcomes, conceptual framework, simulation, estimates and intervention related to medium- (months) and long-term (years) outcomes of a variety of pathogen–host interactions. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Conceptual framework related to evolution of the pathogen–host interaction;
  • Determinants of the unfavorable resolution of the post-infection sequela;
  • Clinical, societal and economical impact of post-infection resolution;
  • Disparities leading to bias in outcomes;
  • Comparative studies focusing on different countries and healthcare systems;
  • Estimates of impact;
  • Interventions leading to improving long-term outcome of inflammatory sequel.

Dr. Krzysztof Laudanski
Dr. Daniel A. Diedrich
Guest Editors

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  • Sepsis
  • Bacteremia
  • Viremia
  • Parasitic infection
  • Post-inflammatory syndrome
  • Smoldering inflammation
  • Allostasis

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