Emergency Medicine International

Neurological Emergencies

Publishing date
27 Jul 2012
Submission deadline
09 Mar 2012

1Departments of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care,University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL 32209, USA

2Departments of Emergency Medicine and Surgery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA

3Department of Intensive Care Medicine, E25- Royal North Shore Hospital, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006 Australia

4Departments of Emergency Medicine and Neurosurgery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0769, USA

5Neurological Clinic, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 400, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany

Neurological Emergencies


Emergency Departments (EDs) are the typical initial contact for seriously ill and injured patients. Although diverse and sometimes subtle in presentation, acute neurological diseases have an urgency that makes their rapid diagnosis and treatment crucial for improving outcomes. These patients may need to go to the Intensive Care Unit, the Interventional Radiology Suite, or the Operating Room and may require various consulting services, but all of their care begins with the Emergency Physician (EP). It is therefore vital that EPs have expertise in recognizing these disorders and rapidly initiating appropriate treatments.

We invite investigators and clinicians to submit manuscripts for consideration in a special issue of Emergency Medicine International focused on Neurological Emergencies. In order to stimulate international dialogue and advance efforts for improving the diagnosis, monitoring, and initial treatment of these devastating disorders, we welcome both original research and review articles that address this theme. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Ischemic stroke and TIA
  • ICH (intracerebral hemorrhage)
  • SAH (subarachnoid hemorrhage)
  • Differential diagnosis of acute headache
  • Status epilepticus
  • Hypertensive encephalopathy
  • CNS infections
  • TBI (traumatic brain injury)
  • Carotid-vertebral dissection
  • Acute spinal cord syndromes
  • Acute neuromuscular weakness
  • Neuroprotection after cardiac arrest

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/emi/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:

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