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What is a Topical Collection 

A Topical Collection receives and collects papers relating to a particular subject or. Manuscripts are managed online through Editorial Manager by a Guest Editor.
The papers included in a Topical Collection may be invited articles or unsolicited manuscripts relating to a subject matter of great and current interest.
All types of papers can be submitted according to the instructions for authors: review articles, original articles, brief reports, case reports, correspondence. Systematic literature review articles are welcomed.
A Topical Collection is not a Special Issue or a Supplement to the journal. The manuscripts are not submitted at the same time and they do not appear in a single issue of the journal.
A Topical Collection functions both as a call for papers on a specific topic and as an index of the articles that have been submitted, peer-reviewed, accepted and published in the journal on that subject.
Currently, the journal has one Topical Collection.

Obstetric Nephrology 

Guest Editors: Giorgina Piccoli and Gianfranca Cabiddu
The Topical Collection “Obstetric Nephrology” collects papers dedicated to obstetric nephrology, in an attempt to contribute to the development of this field, with the specific aim of offering practical insights and critical contributions capable of helping clinicians in the management of these “exceptional exceptions”.
Obstetric nephrology has recently shifted from the description of very rare cases, to the development of a complex new and fascinating branch of medicine, that counterbalances obstetricians’ usually optimistic outlook by focusing on subtle challenges posed by chronic diseases, and mitigate the frequently grim approach of nephrologists with a message of hope: women with kidney disease can have the same basic life goals as healthy women their age.
Although studies relating to kidney disease in pregnancy are being published more frequently, not all questions have been considered or answered, and clinicians are often challenged by a lack of detailed information and practical guidelines.
The Topical collection will contain a variety of articles ranging from treatises on specific topics to case reports that demonstrate a principle or stimulate discussions relevant to management of our patients.
The following topics will be covered
• acute kidney diseases in pregnancy, including preeclampsia and its short- and long-term effects on kidney function;
• chronic kidney diseases in pregnancy, optimally including both their diagnosis and clinical management;
• ethical issues in obstetric nephrology.