Special Issue "New Strategies for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Sepsis and Septic Shock"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 6497
Interests: sepsis; ICU; mechanical ventilation; critical care medicine; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; hemodynamics; ventilation; CPR; emergency management; respiratory physiology
Interests: viral infections; immunopathogenesis of viral disease
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Sepsis is the leading cause of death due to infection, showing increasing incidence and mortality. Despite recent advances in understanding and treatment, its mortality remains unacceptably high. The dysregulated systemic inflammatory response to infection is the main factor for the manifestations of sepsis, leading to life-threatening organ failure. Clinical studies and quality improvement initiatives have highlighted that the prompt diagnosis and treatment of sepsis are fundamental for survival. Therefore, there is intense research interest in the field of novel biomarkers for the early diagnosis of sepsis and outcome prediction. Moreover, understanding the pathophysiologic mechanisms during sepsis is key for the development of successful treatments.
In this context, we launch a Special Issue of the journal Medicina, dedicated to New Strategies for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Sepsis and Septic Shock. This Special Issue will focus on novel sepsis biomarkers and new therapeutic strategies, including but not limited to: risk factors; inflammatory response during sepsis; metabolic alterations; changes in cytokines and chemokines; specific attributes of bacterial, viral, fungal and COVID-19 sepsis; new therapeutic targets; current, experimental and future treatment options including antibiotics, fluid resuscitation, vasopressors, anti-inflammatory agents (corticosteroids and immunomodulators), blood purification (cytokine adsorption) in septic shock, etc.
Updated reviews, mini-reviews, commentaries, or original research papers are welcomed for submission.
Dr. Irene Karampela
Dr. Paraskevi C. Fragkou
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.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Medicina is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 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.
- cytokine adsorption
- fluid resuscitation
- inflammatory mediators
- multiple organ failure
- organ support
- septic shock