Special Issue on Opioid Crisis

Submission Deadline: Feb. 20, 2019

  • Special Issue Editor
    • Sergio Bergese
      Department of Anesthesiology, the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, USA
    • Nicoleta Stoicea
      Department of Anesthesiology, the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, USA
    • Alberto Uribe
      Department of Anesthesiology, the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, USA
    • Juan Fiorda-Diaz
      Department of Anesthesiology, the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, USA
    • Laura Puertas
      Department of Anesthesiology, the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, USA
    • Suren Soghomonyan
      Department of Anesthesiology, the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, USA
    • Barbara Rogers
      Department of Anesthesiology, the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, USA
    • Wiebke Ackermann
      Department of Anesthesiology, the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, USA
    • Michael Essandoh
      Department of Anesthesiology, the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, USA
    • Gurneet Sandhu
      Department of Anesthesiology, the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, USA
    • Michael Guertin
      Department of Anesthesiology, the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, USA
    • Sophallyda Krouch
      Department of Anesthesiology, the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, USA
    • Marco Echeverria
      Anesthesiology Postgraduate Program. Faculty of Medicine, University of Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela
    • Victor Navarrete
      Department of Anesthesiology, Cira García, Central Clinic, Havana, Cuba
    • Fabrizzio Sacchet-Cardozo
      Faculty of Medicine, Republic University, Clinics Hospital Dr. Manuel Quintela, Montevideo, Uruguay
    • Byron R. Rosero-Britton
      Department of Anesthesiology, University Foundation of Health Sciences, Bogota, Colombia
    • Lidia Moro
      Anaesthesiology Department, Vall d’Hebron Hospital, Barcelona, Spain
  • Introduction

    Over the years, opioids have been widely administered for acute and chronic pain control. Their proved efficacy and their ability to early prevent the onset of some mechanisms associated with chronic pain are some of the pharmacological properties that make them a suitable choice for surgical and non-surgical pain management. However, long-term use of these medications has been associated with important dependency and subsequent abuse.

    In the United States, unauthorized distribution and over prescription are probably the main factors that have contributed to an unseen level of opioid misuse within the last 2 decades. Since 1999, opioid-related deaths have quadrupled. Not it vain, seeking of a feasible short and long-term solution to this opioid crisis has become a nationwide priority considering the high ancillary costs to the health care system and society.

    For this upcoming issue, we aim to offer a comprehensive overview of the different variables involved in opioids use and misuse including:

    Description of current guidelines for perioperative pain management
    Correlation of opioid administration with important clinical entities (i.e. postoperative delirium and opioid-induced hyperalgesia)
    Transitional care of patients under opioid treatment
    Opioid leftovers

    Relevant topics that would be considered for inclusion in this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.journalanesthesiology.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

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