Focused Issue on Recent Advances in Critical Emergency Medicine: From Pathophysiology to Clinical Practice

Posted On 2019-06-14 11:03:22



This focused issue on “Recent Advances in Critical Emergency Medicine: From Pathophysiology to Clinical Practice” is edited by Athanasios Chalkias, from University of Thessaly, School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Larisa, Greece.

Dr. Athanasios Chalkias and his team conduct both experimental and clinical research directed at Anesthesiology, Resuscitation, Intensive Care Medicine, and Critical/Emergency Care. Research topics include cardiac arrest, shock, and resuscitation. Areas of specific focus include acute care anesthesiology, perioperative management of extremely critically ill patients, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, personalized physiology-guided treatment, advanced hemodynamic support, and emergency surgery after cardiac arrest.

Focused issue outline:

  1. Preface to this focused issue
  2. The scope and future of Critical Emergency Medicine
  3. Critical care in the Emergency Department
  4. Pathophysiological changes and changes in metabolism during critical illness
  5. The impact of pathophysiological alterations on drug pharmacokinetics
  6. Procedural sedation in the Emergency Department
  7. Mechanisms of apneic oxygenation during emergency airway management
  8. Mechanical ventilation in the Emergency Department
  9. Current advances in vasopressor and inotrope support
  10. Physiology-guided cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  11. Resuscitation of patient with major trauma
  12. Association of microcirculation, macrocirculation, and severity of illness in patients with shock
  13. Bedside assessment and clinical utility of mean systemic filling pressure in the Emergency Department
  14. Prediction of fluid responsiveness in ventilated and non-ventilated critically ill patients
  15. Metabolomics profiling in critically ill patients
  16. Preoperative physiological optimization of critically ill patients in the Emergency Department