Special Topic: Infection/Sepsis
About This Topic
Infection is the state produced by the establishment of one or more pathogenic agents (such as bacteria, protozoans, or viruses) in or on the body of a suitable host. Infectious diseases are imposing a considerable socioeconomic burden on countries with a wide distribution of pathogens. In some cases, infection can cause sepsis, which is a life-threatening medical emergency. Sepsis is a life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection. It is usually a serious complication of infection, especially in low-and middle-income countries, and it is the main cause of maternal and neonatal morbidity and death. If not recognized early and managed promptly, it can lead to septic shock, multiple organ failure and death. Therefore, early diagnosis and timely and appropriate clinical treatment of sepsis are crucial to increasing the survival rate.
The present article collection aims to publish high-quality research articles on various topics related to Infection/Sepsis and is expected to be in Volume 3 Issue 3 in September 2023.
Potential topics include but are not limited to:
- Bacterial infections
- Viral infections
- Community-acquired infections
- Nosocomial infections
- Multidrug resistance
- Infections in immunocompromised hosts
During the submission of your manuscript for this Topic, please indicate it in Cover Letter (or Comments step in the submission system).
Article types are original articles, reviews, case reports, meta-analysis, comments, methodologies, perspectives/viewpoints, editorials, images, news, communications, letters to the editor, etc.
All submissions deemed suitable to be sent for peer review will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. Once your manuscript is accepted, it will go into production and be published online and in a regular issue. Please note that Shandong University will pay to make the article open access, and the authors do NOT have to pay the article processing charge (APC) by 2025.
Submission deadline for the Special Topic on Infection/Sepsis support: May 25, 2023.
Please ensure you read the Instruction for Authors before writing your manuscript.
If you have any questions, please contact the Editorial Office of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine: [email protected]