Special Issue "Updates on Anesthesia and Intensive Care among Neonates and Children"

A special issue of Medicina (ISSN 1648-9144). This special issue belongs to the section "Intensive Care/ Anesthesiology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2023 | Viewed by 104

Special Issue Editors

Chair and Department of Palliative Medicine, University of Medical Sciences, 61-701 Poznań, Poland
Interests: anesthesiology
Dr. Grzegorz Kowalski
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Guest Editor
Chair and Department of Palliative Medicine, University of Medical Sciences, 61-701 Poznań, Poland
Interests: anesthesiology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

Anesthesia for and the intensive care of small children, especially newborns or infants, are challenging for anesthetists. The problem of safe anesthesia and intensive care for children has always aroused emotions. The younger the patient, the more it affects them, due to differing body structures and physiologies compared to adults. The pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs used during anesthesia are also different. The appropriate assessment of a child's health condition and proper preparation for anesthesia and intensive care may significantly affect the number of complications, and insufficient and incorrect qualifications may be a source of many risks. Small children are a group of patients who are more likely to develop circulatory and respiratory system failure. The consequences of these disorders are more serious the younger the child is—the effects of hypoxia and hypotension particularly include the central nervous system (CNS). Circulatory and respiratory disorders often occur with other concomitant diseases and congenital defects, especially in younger children.

This Special Issue aims to discuss matters associated with pediatric and neonatal anesthesia and intensive care and its management, with a particular focus on pain management. The scope of the Issue is deliberately broad to encourage the coverage of a wide range of topics and perspectives related to pediatric and neonatal anesthesia and intensive care. This includes the pharmacological treatments, regional anesthesia, epidemiology of neonatal and pediatric pain, pain education for care givers or health care professionals, and end-of-life care on neonatal and pediatric intensive care units.

We are soliciting: RCT, reviews, and case reports.

Dr. Małgorzata Domagalska
Dr. Grzegorz Kowalski
Guest Editors

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  • neonatal anesthesia
  • regional anesthesia
  • multimodal pain management
  • peripheral nerve block
  • intensive care ultrasound
  • neonatal and pediatric sedation
  • end-of-life care on neonatal and pediatric intensive care units

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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