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Advances and challenges of obstetric anesthesia and analgesia

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020

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  • Guest Editor

    Dr. Nusrat Batool JanjuaE-MailWebsite

    Member of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, United Kingdom and as a student Queen’s university, Belfast, UK

    Interests: Multidisciplinary, Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Education

Special Issue Information

Background: The altered maternal physiology and the effects of medicines on both mother and fetus are important considerations while delivering obstetric analgesia and anesthesia. High-risk pregnancies make the anesthetic practice more challenging. The aging obstetric population suffers from systemic illnesses such as hypertension, diabetes, and coronary artery disease. Moreover, corrected congenital heart diseases with systemic compromise and maternal adiposity also pose threats for maternal well being and need special anesthetic care pathways.

Importance: Prevention of maternal morbidity and mortality is the universal aim. The anesthesia-related maternal collapse (e.g. failed intubation, ventilation, and hypoxia) is a rare but serious complication and needs the input of experienced anesthetists. Moreover, the anesthetists need to consider the well-being of the mother and baby while administering analgesia and anesthesia. The use of point of care ultrasound to help in managing obstetric anesthetic emergencies is an evolving technique and needs further evaluation. The preoperative assessment and preempting the complications help in preventing anesthesia-related maternal morbidity and mortality in high-risk pregnancies. The role of teamwork and effective communication can’t be overemphasized during routine as well as difficult obstetric anesthetic emergencies.

Goal: The goal of this special edition is to support a platform for researchers to discuss and share their latest findings, research, and innovative concepts/opinions about “the advances and challenges of the obstetric anesthesia and analgesia.” It would also provide an insight of general and regional anesthesia in high-risk patients and/or Point of Care Ultrasound in obstetric anesthesia” 


Maternal, Obstetric, High-risk pregnancy, Analgesia, Anesthesia, Point of care ultrasound

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Manuscripts should be submitted online by submit system. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be 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. Original articles, case reports or comprehensive reviews 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 double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Signa Viate is an international peer-reviewed open access semi-annual journal published by MRE Press. Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript.The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is $1200. We normally offer a discount greater than 30% to all contributors invited by the Editor-in-Chief, Guest Editor (GE) and Editorial board member. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English.

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Peer review: 1 - 2 months

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