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Clinical Management of Pregnant Women Infected with SARS-CoV-2 and the Use of Imaging Modalities in the COVID-19 Pneumonia

Submission deadline: 25 June 2023
Special Issue Editors
  • Murat Yassa
    Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bahcesehir University, VM Medical Park Maltepe Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
    Interests: use of lung ultrasound in the COVD-19 pandemic settings; clinical management of pregnant women infected with SARS-CoV-2
  • Arzu Tekin
    Saglik Bilimleri University Sancaktepe Sehit Prof Dr Ilhan Varank Training and Research Hospital
    Interests: use of lung ultrasound in the COVD-19 pandemic settings; clinical management of pregnant women infected with SARS-CoV-2
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Pregnant women represent a unique and vulnerable population during the COVID-19 pandemic era. Pregnancy is known to worsen morbidity and increase the mortality rate from COVID-19 infection.

A different course of COVID-19 disease can be expected in pregnant women with regard to altered immunity and response to viral infection.

While further peaks are anticipated for the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, imaging modalities have already proven very useful for managing cases during the early stages of this pandemic. It is therefore essential to consider the detailed radiological characteristics of symptomatic pregnant women with COVID-19 pneumonia, and to discuss the clinical course of different SARS-CoV-2 variants.

In this Special Issue, we aim to highlight recent approaches to the clinical management of pregnant women infected with SARS-CoV-2, the use of imaging modalities including lung ultrasound, and the effects of vaccines on the mother and neonate. We also aim to provide summaries of current evidence regarding the clinical and radiological characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 infection in pregnant women. Original research and review articles in this field are welcome.

Assoc. Prof. Murat Yassa and Assis. Prof. Arzu Bilge Tekin
Guest Editors

lung ultrasound
viral pneumonia
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Planned Paper (1 Paper)
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to IMR Press journals will subject to peer-review before acceptance

The comparison of the diagnostic performance of lung ultrasound and Thorax computed tomography in the diagnosis of COVID-19 pneumonia among infected pregnant women with different clinical severity

Memis Ali MUTLU, Murat YASSA, Arzu Bilge TEKIN, Pınar BIROL ILTER, Niyazi TUG

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