• Satoshi Gando, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine

Deputy Editor

  • Hiroshi Morisaki, Keio University School of Medicine

Senior Editors

  • Satoru Hashimoto, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
  • Shunji Kasaoka, Kumamoto University Hospital
  • Toru Kotani, Tokyo Women's Medical University
  • Shin Nunomiya, Jichi Medical University
  • Naoshi Takeyama, Fujita Health University

Society affiliations

Journal of Intensive Care is the official journal of the Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine.


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  • Body temperature in critically ill patients

    This study provided interesting evidence regarding the impact that both an elevated body temperature and hypothermia have on mortality in those patients with severe sepsis

    Journal of Intensive Care 2014, 2:14
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    Active intravascular rewarming for traumatic injury

    We can learn new techniques to achieve active intravascular rewarming by using a Cool Line catheter for patients demonstrating near-severe hypothermia with traumatic injury through this unique case report

    Journal of Intensive Care 2014, 2:11
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    End-of-life considerations in the ICU in Japan

    End-of-life care in Japan has made great strides from fear for legal prosecution to recognition of the importance of the decision-making process, guideline-based management, and education of both physicians and the public

    Journal of Intensive Care 2014, 2:9
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    Overview of recent topics in ARDS

    This is a concise review worth reading for the young trainees working in intensive care unit. Dr Koh, the top expertise in this area, covered all related topics found recently. Readers can undoubtedly obtain update notion of ARDS.

    Journal of Intensive Care 2014, 2:2
  • Neutrophil cell-death in infection and coagulation

    Neutrophil cell disintegration, and DAMPs and tissue factor released from the dead-cells, all play roles in the inflammatory and coagulatory responses therefore host immune competence during sepsis.

    Journal of Intensive Care 2013, 1:13
  • Fluid management in severe sepsis

    It is still difficult to assess fluid responsiveness properly in severe sepsis. The authors showed that global end-diastolic volume index, one of the static volumetric parameters is not suitable for this end.

    Journal of Intensive Care 2013, 1:11
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    Diagnosis of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP)

    Compared with the current standard, i.e., quantitative culture, a much less burdensome and inexpensive approach for semi-quantitative staining and/or culture would be a valuable alternative for diagnosing VAP.

    Journal of Intensive Care 2013, 1:2

Society Information

The Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine (JSICM) was founded in 1974 and aims to support and advance intensive care medicine, which is the last resort for life preservation and treatment of critically ill patients.

Intensive care medicine involves various medical professionals such as physicians, nurses, and clinical engineers working individually and cooperatively in order to maximize their abilities for the treatment of critical illnesses. As of April 2012, the JSICM has 9095 members, including over 6400 physicians, 2300 nurses and 300 clinical engineers. The physicians joining the JSICM are physicians who have specialized in intensive care, with past experiences as anesthesiologists, emergency physicians, cardiologists, pediatricians, and many others.

JSICM first published its semi-official journal in 1976. The official Japanese language journal debuted in 1994, and is publishing over 100 scientific articles annually about educational, research, and clinical aspects of intensive care.

Aims & scope

Journal of Intensive Care is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal that encompasses all aspects of intensive care medicine. The Journal aims to publish articles contributing to the development of intensive care medical science, and to promote the exchange of ideas internationally in this and related fields. In addition, the Journal encourages submissions considering the different cultural aspects of intensive care practice.

Editor's profile

Satoshi Gando, MD, PhD, FCCM

Satoshi GandoSatoshi Gando is currently a Professor and Chairman of the Division of Acute and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan. He is also Director of the Critical Center, which includes the emergency room and intensive care unit at Hokkaido University Hospital.

He graduated from Hokkaido University School of Medicine and took his Doctorate in the Department of Pharmacology at Hokkaido University School of Medicine. He is board certified in Acute Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Anesthesiology, and he is a fellow of the American Society of Critical Care Medicine.

His major research interests focus on severe injury such as sepsis, trauma, and cardiac arrest and resuscitation. He has been investigating the pathogenesis of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome associated with these severe injuries in relation to disseminated intravascular coagulation.

Division of Acute and Critical Care Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine
Sapporo Japan

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ISSN: 2052-0492