• 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
  • Yasuhiro Kuroda, Kagawa University, Faculty of Medicine
  • Yoshiki Masuda, Sapporo Medical University
  • Shin Nunomiya, Jichi Medical University
  • Nobuaki Shime, Hiroshima University Hospital
  • 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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  • Hypothermia for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

    Patient selection is important when initiating mild therapeutic hypothermia (MTH) for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Patients with a GCS motor response score of 5 or higher showed good neurological outcomes, whether or not MTH was performed.

    Journal of Intensive Care 2015, 3:38
  • Potassium abnormalities on admission in trauma.

    Trauma patients presenting with hypokalemia required increased incidence of craniotomy and hypokalemia showed an increased trend toward in-hospital mortality. The findings suggest that hypokalemia in trauma patients on admission reflects the severity of head trauma.

    Journal of Intensive Care 2015, 3:37
  • Procalcitonin-guided antibiotic therapy for sepsis.

    The literature documents benefits of procalcitonin as a guide to cost savings and appropriate termination of antibiotics. This article showed that antibiotics should be terminated when the procalcitonin level falls below 0.5 ng/mL.

    Journal of Intensive Care 2015, 3:36
  • Regional citrate anticoagulation in CRRT

    Regional citrate anticoagulation is being increasingly used during CRRT as an alternative to systemic heparin anticoagulation. Our results suggest that the implementation of regional citrate anticoagulation was safe and effective on a surgical and trauma ICU.

    Journal of Intensive Care 2015, 3:35
  • Antifungal therapy in pulmonary Candida spp.

    In critically ill patients with pulmonary Candida spp. colonization, antifungal therapy may not have an impact on the incidence of new pneumonia or in-hospital mortality after adjustment for confounders.

    Journal of Intensive Care 2015, 3:31
  • Red blood cells and cell-free hemoglobin in ARDS

    New insights into the changes that occur in the RBC membrane during critical illness and the role of cell-free hemoglobin in oxidative and endothelial injury have renewed interest in the RBC as a pathologic mediator in ARDS.

    Journal of Intensive Care 2015, 3:20
  • ECMO for ARDS

    ECMO should be considered for patients with ARDS when they cannot survive with conventional therapy. It can stabilize gas exchange and haemodynamic compromise, thus preventing further organ damage.

    Journal of Intensive Care 2015, 3:17
  • Dexmedetomidine reduces the incidence of AF

    Dexmedetomidine sedation during the nighttime can reduce the incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation in cardiovascular surgery patients after tracheal extubation in ICU.

    Journal of Intensive Care 2015, 3:26
  • Effect of enteral diet in sepsis-induced ARDS

    An enteral diet enriched with EPA, GLA, and antioxidants did not improve duration of mechanical ventilation, SOFA, incidence of nosocomial infections, or mortality but did favorably influence duration of ICU stay in sepsis-induced ARDS.

    Journal of Intensive Care 2015, 3:24
  • Much caution does not harm!

    Organophosphate poisoning is associated with various complications, including acute necrotic pancreatitis. Therefore, it is necessary to carefully examine and assess patients with organophosphate poisoning.

    Journal of Intensive Care 2015, 3:21

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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