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Special Issue Title:

The “Golden Hour” in Intensive Care Unit

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 November 2021

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  • Guest Editor

    Dr.Milica AleksicE-MailWebsite

    Department of Cardiology, Clinical Hospital Center Bezanijska kosa Belgrade, Serbia

    Interests: Cardiology, Intensive care, Heart failure, Echocardiography, Hemodynamic monitoring, Mechanical circulatory support

Special Issue Information

When you look back and think what can you really accomplish in one hour? One hour isn’t very long. In one hour you can wash your car, drink coffee, make lunch, play with your kids.

But in medicine one hour is everything. It is called “The Golden hour”.

One hour can determine if somebody lives or dies.

The aim of this special issue is to promote excellence in diagnosing and treating patient from the moment he enters the Intensive Care Unit.

· How to assess fluid responsevness, which methods to use, and for which patient?

· Is my patient in shock? Does he need fluids or inotropes and vasopressors? How POCUS can help me differentiate?

· Is assessment of microcirculation the key ?

· How do you monitor your patient? Invasive or noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring? Is Swan Ganz still there?

· When and how to use mechanical ventilation? HFNC vs NIV ? Is early intubation really necessary?

· Does my patient have heart failure? What is the etiology, how to treat, maybe he has diuretic resistance?

· When to start Renal Replacement therapy?

· What about sepsis 1 hour algoritm? Are we there yet?

These all are the questions that we often ask ourselves and try to get answers by research and exchanging ideas with professionals working in critical care.

The another aim of this special issue is to promote personalized medicine, and try to implement an 1 hour algoritm in all aspects of Intensive Care and Emergency medicine.


Fluid responsevness, Heart failure, Shock, Sepsis, Echocardiography, Critical care, Pocus, Personalized medicine, Hemodynamic monitoring

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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 journal published by MRE Press. As of January 2021, Signa Vitae will change to a bimonthly journal. 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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