- Satoshi Gando, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine
- Hiroshi Morisaki, Keio University School of Medicine
- 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 affiliationsJournal of Intensive Care is the official journal of the Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine.
Screening based on a combination of a high shock index, a low BE value, and/or a positive FAST result is an easy and useful way of predicting the necessity of massive transfusion in trauma patients.
The administration of Rikkunshito (traditional Japanese medicine) increased the plasma level of active ghrelin, and induced prokinetic effects that were greater than those observed following treatment with metoclopramide in critically ill patients.
This study suggested that the administration of recombinant thrombomodulin before the progression of disease-causing DIC may be better than that after the progression of disease-causing DIC.
The authors studied biomarkers for acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients who received stent graft repairs of aortic aneurysms and demonstrated that urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL)/Cr is a useful early biomarker for AKI.
This survey revealed that in the acute phase, patients developed DIC with the fibrinolytic phenotype and 40% of patients without antivenom developed renal failure requiring hemodialysis in the later phase of the injury.
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.
ICU scores outperformed ED scores for mortality prediction in critically-ill patients admitted from the ED. This difference in performance seemed to be primarily due to the complexity of the scores rather than the time window from which the data was derived.
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.
This study provided interesting evidence that procalcitonin was a useful marker for the diagnosis of infectious SIRS after cardiac surgery.
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.
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, Editor-in-Chief
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.
Hiroshi Morisaki, Deputy Editor
Hiroshi Morisaki is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan. He also serves as the Director of the General Intensive Care Unit, Keio University Hospital.
- 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Clinical Congress of Acute Care Surgery
10-13 September, 2014
- 27th Annual Congress of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine
27 September-1 October, 2014
- ANZICS/ACCCN Intensive Care ASM – The 39th Australian and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting on Intensive Care and the 20th Annual Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Conference
9-11 October, 2014
- ANESTHESIOLOGY 2014 (American Society of Anesthesiologists)
11-15 October, 2014
New Orleans, USA
- Chest 2014 (American College of Chest Physicians)
25-30 October, 2014
Austin, Texas, USA
- ACEP14 (American College of Emergency Physicians)
27-30 October, 2014
- Sepsis 2014 (International Sepsis Forum)
3-5 December, 2014