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Special Topic: Trauma


About This Topic

Severe trauma is a social problem of public concern and one of the three killers endangering people's life and health (trauma, tumor, and cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases). With the rapid development of modern society, a large number of casualties are caused by non-natural disasters such as car accidents, gunshots, and fall injuries, which can affect any individual and is globally accountable for more than one in every ten deaths. Timely and effective treatment can greatly reduce casualties and improve the quality of life of the injured. The golden time of trauma represents a crucial period in the management of acute injury. In effective trauma resuscitation, multiple processes need to run in parallel, rather than just simple ABC. Resuscitation efforts should be goal-oriented with defined endpoints for airway management, access, and hemodynamic parameters.[1] In tandem with resuscitation, early identification of life-threatening injuries is critical for determining the disposition of patients. Our primary aim is to facilitate the exchange of ideas, techniques, and information among all members of the trauma team.

The present article collection aims to publish high quality research articles on various topics related to Trauma and is expected to be in Volume 2 Issue 2 in June. Potential topics include but not limited to:

  • Trauma emergency and management
  • Resuscitation
  • Surgical procedures
  • Epidemiological studies
  • Rehabilitation
  • Anesthesia
  • Radiology
  • Combat trauma
  • Vascular trauma
  • Basic science of local and systemic response to trauma and tissue healing


Guest Editors

Amila Ratnayake, Col (Dr), MS, Adjunct Associate Professor. Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Maryland, United States. Email address: [email protected]

Yonggang Li, MD, phD, Associate Professor. Department of Emergency Surgery & Traumatic Orthopaedics, Qilu Hospital, Cheeloo College of Medicine, Shandong University, Jining, Shandong, China. Email address: [email protected]


Submission Guideline

During the submission of your manuscript for this Trauma 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, so the authors do NOT have to pay any cost.

Submission deadline for the Special Topic on Trauma: March 25, 2022.

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]


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[1] Gondek S, Schroeder ME, Sarani B. Assessment and Resuscitation in Trauma Management. Surg Clin North Am. 2017;97(5):985-998. doi:10.1016/j.suc.2017.06.001