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Featured article: fluid responsiveness in acute circulatory failure

Fluid resuscitation is the cornerstone of managing patients having acute circulatory failure. Although restoring the volume status of a shocked patient is substantial, growing evidence indicates that unnecessary administration of fluids has a deleterious outcome.

Featured article: mortality after isolated traumatic brain injury

Authors determined demographic and clinical risk factors for in-hospital mortality in isolated traumatic brain injury (iTBI). Admission hypotension and the need for mechanical ventilation were possible risk factors associated with increased in-hospital mortality following iTBI.

Society affiliation

Journal of Intensive Care is the official journal of the Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine (JSICM). 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.

Editors' profiles

Satoshi Gando, Editor-in-Chief

Dr 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

Dr 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.

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