Special Issue "COVID-19: From Pathophysiology to Clinical Practice"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
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Interests: risk stratification in emergency medicine, triage, work-up, and disposition; geriatric emergency medicine; infectious disease; pulmonary disease
COVID-19 has caused a global crisis resulting from one of the most massive pandemics in human history. The SARS-CoV-2 virus spreads very easily and quickly, but only a percentage of cases develop the disease, and an even lower proportion develops a very serious or fatal one. Gender differences have been recognized, and new hypotheses on the clinical impact of underlying conditions have been raised. This Special Issue aims to include high-quality research on both the pathophysiological aspects of COVID-19 and its clinical characteristics. Particular attention will be given both to comorbidities and new pathophysiological hypotheses. All clinical issues, including gender differences, genetic predisposition, medical and ethical aspects of triage, emergency and intensive medicine, and randomized controlled trials, will be considered a priority.
Furthermore, autopsy studies on the causes of death and new hypotheses on therapies based on pre-clinical studies will be welcome, as well as all useful interventions to face this pandemic and improve the quality of life of the affected patients. A safety perspective is necessary in these times in which various therapies are tested without robust evidence. For this reason, safety reports will be welcome as well.
Prof. Dr. Salvatore Corrao
Prof. Dr. Roland Bingisser
Manuscript Submission Information
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- gender differences
- clinical practice
- pathogenetic hypothesis
- ethical issues
- intensive medicine
- Adverse Drug Reaction
- randomized controlled trials