• 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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  • The plasma level of 8-oxodeoxygunosine during sepsis

    This basic study in a mouse model of peritonitis-induced sepsis suggested that the circulating 8-oxodeoxyguanosine level may be a novel prognostic biomarker to discriminate between survivors and non-survivors following the development of sepsis.

    Journal of Intensive Care 2014, 2:41
  • Probiotic treatment with Bifidobacterium breve in neonates

    This pilot study evaluated the potential benefits of probiotic treatment with Bifidobacterium breve on the preservation of the intestinal microbiota and gut function in neonates undergoing cardiac surgery.

    Journal of Intensive Care 2014, 2:36
  • Procalcitonin after cardiac surgery

    This study provided interesting evidence that procalcitonin was a useful marker for the diagnosis of infectious SIRS after cardiac surgery.

    Journal of Intensive Care 2014, 2:35
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    Neurological outcomes after extracorporeal CPR

    The 20% overall rate of favorable neurological outcomes demonstrates that extracorporeal CPR is a useful modality to rescue patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest of heterogeneous origin that does not respond to conventional CPR.

    Journal of Intensive Care 2014, 2:33
  • Pathophysiology and biomarkers of ARDS

    In parallel with progress in the understanding of ARDS pathophysiology, several molecules have been shown to be candidate biomarkers of this disease. This review discussed the current understanding of the basic pathophysiology of ARDS and associated candidate biomarkers.

    Journal of Intensive Care 2014, 2:32
  • SAPS 3 in a Philippine ICU

    It is always noteworthy to know both the similarities and divergences between the countries. Hernandez et al. recently published an informative retrospective cohort study to show the values of SAPS 3 and the ability of such values to predict ICU mortality in a Philippine tertiary ICU.

    Journal of Intensive Care 2014, 2:29
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    Basic life support training for single rescuers

    This is an interesting article which demonstrated that BLS courses designed for single rescuer with no help available from others is likely to more efficiently increase the willingness to make early emergency calls than conventional BLS courses designed for multiple rescuers

    Journal of Intensive Care 2014, 2:28
  • 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
  • Image attributed to: Larry1732, Flickr

    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
  • Image attributed to: Alex Valavanis, Flickr

    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

Society Information

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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.

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