- Satoshi Gando, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine
- Satoru Hashimoto, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
- Toshiaki Ikeda, Tokyo Medical University
- Hiroshi Morisaki, Keio University
- Morimasa Takayama, Sakakibara Heart Institute
Society affiliationsJournal of Intensive Care is the official journal of the Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine.
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.
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.
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.
Satoshi Gando, MD, PhD, FCCM
Satoshi 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
-  c;43rd Critical Care Congress
9-13 January, 2014
San Francisco, USA
-  c;41th the Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine
27 February - 1 March, 2014
-  c;The 19th Annual Meeting of Japanese Association for Disaster Medicine
25-26 February, 2014
-  c;International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine
18-21 March, 2014
-  c;CHEST World Congress 2014
21-24 March, 2014