• 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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  • Massive diffuse alveolar hemorrhage in a child

    Cases of systemic lupus erythematosus with diffuse alveolar hemorrhage unresponsive to conventional therapies can be successfully treated with combinations of interventional radiology, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), surgery, and immunotherapy.

    Journal of Intensive Care 2015, 3:10
  • Acinetobacter baumannii ventilator-associated pneumonia

    Drug-resistant A. baumannii, particularly XDR and PDR, was associated with a high mortality rate. Septic shock, high SAPS II, high SOFA score, and inappropriate initial antibiotic treatment were independent prognostic factors for 30-day mortality.

    Journal of Intensive Care 2015, 3:9
  • Correcting PT-INR by plasma in critically ill children

    Plasma transfusion showed no significant effect in correcting minor prolongation of PT-INR in critically ill children regardless of age, volume of plasma transfused per kilogram (dosage), or bleeding status.

    Journal of Intensive Care 2014, 2:64
  • Initial distribution volume of glucose in children

    Initial distribution volume of glucose is a potential marker of fluid volume status in hemodynamically stable critically ill children, even though body movement-associated glucose fluctuation is a major limitation.

    Journal of Intensive Care 2014, 2:59
  • Clinical characteristics of redback spider bites

    Redback spiders (Latrodectus hasselti) (RBSs) are venomous spiders that have recently spread to Asia from Australia. Since the first case report in 1997 (Osaka), RBS bites have been a clinical and administrative issue in Japan.

    Journal of Intensive Care 2014, 2:62
  • CVP to assess LV preload in septic shock

    CVP value as a tool for guiding fluid resuscitation has been debated. Our results suggest that CVP is not a reliable marker of left ventricular preload for fluid management during the initial phase of septic shock.

    Journal of Intensive Care 2014, 2:58

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 profiles

Satoshi Gando, Editor-in-Chief

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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Hiroshi Morisaki, Deputy Editor

Hiroshi MorisakiHiroshi 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.

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ISSN: 2052-0492