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Call for papers: Acute care anesthesiology

Anesthesiology has greatly evolved during the past decade, changing from a specialty consisting of taking care of patients in the operating room to a specialty that requires expertise in all aspects of perioperative medicine. This is most important for emergency cases, which represent a significant proportion of the surgical operations worldwide. 

Call for papers: A decade of progress in perioperative care

In order to explore the interests of our audience, and to make our colleagues in the field aware, BMC Anesthesiology is pleased to launch a thematic series dedicated to highlighting the major developments in perioperative care for the last decade.

Anesthesia technology and clinical equipment evaluation

The perioperative care of patients has become increasingly complex because of changes in the severity of the co-morbidities our patients face (e.g., in relation to an aging populace) as well as a result of new highly-complex surgical procedures that have become available. However, an equally important factor contributing to the increased complexity of caring for surgical patients is related to the complexity of much of the equipment used by anesthesiologists, equipment used to ensure that their patient’s surgical journey is a safe one.

Perioperative care for organ transplantation

The perioperative care of patients requiring organ transplantation can be extremely challenging. Over the last fifty years, outcomes of solid organ transplantation have improved significantly. This progress has been possible, not only because of improvements in surgical techniques, but also due to new knowledge in the understanding of organ failure physiology, extensive research in the field of immunosuppression, and optimization of perioperative care. This has resulted in reduction of perioperative morbidity and mortality, and improved patient survival.


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Aims and scope

BMC Anesthesiology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of anesthesiology, critical care, perioperative care and pain management, including clinical and experimental research into anesthetic mechanisms, administration and efficacy, technology and monitoring, and associated economic issues. 


Section Editor

  • Dmitri BezinoverPenn State University’s College of Medicine in Hershey
  • Marcelo Gama de Abreu, Universitätsklinikum Dresden
  • Patrice Forget, UCL
  • Jun LinStony Brook Medicine
  • Laura Pasin, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan
  • Fuat SanerEssen University Medical Center
  • Todd SargeBeth Israel Deaconness Medical Center

Meet the Editors

Prof. Patrice Forget is anesthesiologist teaching and taking patients in charge in the operating room and the chronic pain management unit at the Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel (UZ Brussel). He is involved in clinical research, studying pain and the impact of surgery and anesthetic drugs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) on cancer outcomes at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). He joined BMC Anesthesiology in 2014 as Associate Editor, and in 2015 as Section Editor.

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