Special Issue "COVID-19: What Happens in Pediatric Research in the Era of Pandemic"
A special issue of Pediatric Reports (ISSN 2036-7503).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: antineoplastic combined chemotherapy protocols; precursor cell lymphoblastic leukemia–lymphoma; DNA mutational analysis; Down syndrome; survival analysis; combined modality therapy; histiocytosis; Langerhans cell; cellular cytotoxicity; acute lymphoblastic leukemia; rare diseases
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a severe impact on healthcare systems around the world, with most hospitals being forced to rewrite their rules and change their structure to meet the new challenges presented. In fact, our entire social environment has been thoroughly modified and re-thought.
While this has had devastating consequences in many ways, leading both to loss of life and extraordinary disruptions, it has also served as a form of “experimentum naturae”, forcing us into situations we never could have imagined having to live in. A big challenge for clinicians and researchers now is to find ways to make the most of, and potentially profit from, this unexpected and new context.
Clinical observation, epidemiology, and basic research, including but not limited to the field of infectious diseases, may represent a huge mine for lessons learned.
We would like to invite you to share with our medical and pediatric community your findings and interpretations stemming from the world that COVID-19 has plunged us into.
Papers focused on how pediatric practice has been changed by the pandemic, what we have “discovered” may be further changed, what we realize we may consider no more a “must” and comparisons thereof are invited, as well as papers on how technology has helped us to deal with patients with rare diseases or complex care needs. Extraordinary times lead to extraordinary measures, and bright minds discover new ways to achieve what can no longer be achieved through established means. It is our pleasure to invite you to share all your new discoveries of “untrodden paths” in the field of healthcare with our readers.
Dr. Maurizio Aricò
Manuscript Submission Information
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