Special Issue "Prognostic Performance and Management of Post-Cardiac Arrest Care Patients"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2020.
Interests: post-cardiac arrest care; sepsis; septic shock; critical care; ultrasonography; pulmonary embolism
Significant improvements have been achieved in both resuscitation for cardiac arrest and post-cardiac arrest care, but mortality remains high. One of the most pressing issues for relatives and healthcare workers is to quickly obtain reliable information on the probability of obtaining a satisfactory neurological outcome. Neurological prognostication is based on clinical examinations and additional tools to assess the structural (neuroimaging), functional (neurophysiology), and quantitative (biochemical markers) aspects of brain injury. In the absence of perfect predictors of prognosis, current guidelines recommend the timely application of multimodal approaches for these patients. Although assessing the likelihood of poor neurological outcome and minimizing false-positive rates seems reasonable, tools to predict early a good neurological outcome would be very helpful to tailor medical therapies to the appropriate patients. Given a broader knowledge of the outcomes, physicians could introduce more or less aggressive treatment and address specific treatment.
This Special Issue, “Prognostic Performance and Management of Post-Cardiac Arrest Care Patients”, welcomes clinical manuscripts on studies about a multimodal approach, stepwise approach, patient-centric outcomes (quality-of-life, cognitive, or psychosocial), and tools for predicting good neurologic outcome. We also welcome all research which aims to extend our knowledge of the management of post-cardiac arrest care.
Prof. Won Young Kim
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- post-cardiac arrest care
- scoring system
- out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
- in-hospital cardiac arrest