About this Research Topic
Critical illness and its pathophysiology are time-sensitive. In order to recognize the signals of hemodynamic decompensation in critically ill and dying patients, practitioners and researchers have focused on the development of new technologies and treatment strategies to improve survival rates. New innovations with more precise monitoring and cutting-edge treatments have enabled clinicians to rescue patients who might have otherwise died from overwhelming critical conditions.
The most time-sensitive illness includes such as shock, cardiac arrest and resuscitation, and trauma. These critical care conditions need bundle strategies supported by practice guidelines and algorithmic management plans with an organized team play. Technologies have been developed to aid practitioners to organize their decision-making process, communicate with each other, and output the decision into their patient’s care. Optic sensors or other engineering products, machine learning, telecommunication tools such as tablets and smartphones, are current technologies that became the “one of a kind” tool in today’s clinical practice. Treatment tools and ideas also require cutting-edge, non-invasive technologies, resulting in lightening the burden and harm to the patient. Easy access and non-invasiveness are key for any technologies to become one of a kind in multiple medical fields.
This Research Topic addresses the emerging technologies used in the acute and emergency treatment of critically ill or injured patients. This Topic is directed towards, but not limited to, specialists who treat patients in the critical care units and emergency room. This includes chest physicians, critical care physicians, emergency physicians, surgeons, pediatricians, pharmacists, pharmacologists, anesthesiologists, critical care nurses, and other healthcare professionals.
The aim of this Research Topic is to collect original research and/or review articles that highlight significant advances in critical care medicine. This platform also provides a forum to exchange ideas regarding the management, monitoring, and resuscitation of critically ill patients. Each article discusses the technologies used for monitoring and/or treatment with emphasis on clinical breakthroughs that result in better patient care. The advances in equipment, methodology, and techniques discussed in the articles demonstrate original data and/or critical reviews of previously published studies. All articles are peer-reviewed, original submissions.
The Topic Editor Koichiro Shinozaki holds a patent right of metabolic measurements in critically ill patients. The patent is licensed by Nihon Kohden Corp.
Keywords: Shock, Resuscitation, Trauma, Sepsis, Burn
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