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  1. Letter to the Editor

    Comments to Role of upper airway ultrasound in airway management

    Tracheal ultrasound can be an alternative diagnostic tool in airway management, besides traditional confirmatory methods such as capnography and auscultation. The standard image is a hyperechoic air–mucosa (A–...

    Wan-Ching Lien

    Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:10

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  2. Research

    Hemodynamic effects of electrical muscle stimulation in the prophylaxis of deep vein thrombosis for intensive care unit patients: a randomized trial

    Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a major complication in critical care. There are various methods of prophylaxis, but none of them fully prevent DVT, and each method has adverse effects. Electrical muscle stimula...

    Masahiro Ojima, Ryosuke Takegawa, Tomoya Hirose, Mitsuo Ohnishi, Tadahiko Shiozaki and Takeshi Shimazu

    Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:9

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  3. Case report

    Heat stroke with bimodal rhabdomyolysis: a case report and review of the literature

    Severe heat stroke tends to be complicated with rhabdomyolysis, especially in patients with exertional heat stroke. Rhabdomyolysis usually occurs in the acute phase of heat stroke. We herein report a case of h...

    Toshihiko Yoshizawa, Kazuhiko Omori, Ikuto Takeuchi, Yuto Miyoshi, Hiroshi Kido, Etsuhisa Takahashi, Kei Jitsuiki, Kouhei Ishikawa, Hiromichi Ohsaka, Manabu Sugita and Youichi Yanagawa

    Journal of Intensive Care 2016 4:71

    Published on: 1 December 2016

  4. Commentary

    Why is prone positioning so unpopular?

    Recent studies have shown acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) to be underdiagnosed and inadequately treated, as evidenced by underutilization of low-tidal volume ventilation. Despite a proven survival b...

    Jason Chertoff

    Journal of Intensive Care 2016 4:70

    Published on: 25 November 2016

  5. Research

    Nicotine replacement therapy for agitation and delirium management in the intensive care unit: a systematic review of the literature

    Active smokers are prevalent within the intensive care setting and place a significant burden on healthcare systems. Nicotine withdrawal due to forced abstinence on admission may contribute to increased agitat...

    Melanie Kowalski, Andrew A. Udy, Hayden J. McRobbie and Michael J. Dooley

    Journal of Intensive Care 2016 4:69

    Published on: 15 November 2016

  6. Research

    Accuracy of Critical Care Pain Observation Tool and Behavioral Pain Scale to assess pain in critically ill conscious and unconscious patients: prospective, observational study

    Critically ill patients admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) may suffer from different painful stimuli, but the assessment of pain is difficult because most of them are almost sedated and unable to self-repor...

    Paolo Severgnini, Paolo Pelosi, Elena Contino, Elisa Serafinelli, Raffaele Novario and Maurizio Chiaranda

    Journal of Intensive Care 2016 4:68

    Published on: 7 November 2016

  7. Letter to the Editor

    Current rehabilitation practices in intensive care units: a preliminary survey by the Japanese Society of Education for Physicians and Trainees in Intensive Care (JSEPTIC) Clinical Trial Group

    We conducted an internet survey targeting healthcare providers in intensive care units (ICUs) in Japan and received 318 responses. Eighteen percent of respondents replied that full-time physical therapists (PT...

    Shunsuke Taito, Masamitsu Sanui, Hideto Yasuda, Nobuaki Shime and Alan Kawarai Lefor

    Journal of Intensive Care 2016 4:66

    Published on: 28 October 2016

  8. Research

    Validity of the Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale (RASS) in critically ill children

    The Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale (RASS) is a single tool that is intuitive, is easy to use, and includes both agitation and sedation. The RASS has never been formally validated for pediatric populations. ...

    Abigail Glicksman Kerson, Rebecca DeMaria, Elizabeth Mauer, Christine Joyce, Linda M. Gerber, Bruce M. Greenwald, Gabrielle Silver and Chani Traube

    Journal of Intensive Care 2016 4:65

    Published on: 26 October 2016

  9. Research

    Initial central venous pressure could be a prognostic marker for hemodynamic improvement of polymyxin B direct hemoperfusion: a retrospective cohort study

    Direct hemoperfusion with polymyxin B-immobilized fiber column (PMX-DHP) could improve the hemodynamic status of septic shock patients. As PMX-DHP is an invasive and costly procedure, it is desirable to estima...

    Hiroyuki Yamada, Tatsuo Tsukamoto, Hiromichi Narumiya, Kazumasa Oda, Satoshi Higaki, Ryoji Iizuka, Motoko Yanagita and Masako Deguchi

    Journal of Intensive Care 2016 4:64

    Published on: 10 October 2016

  10. Research

    Augmented renal clearance in Japanese intensive care unit patients: a prospective study

    Augmented renal clearance (ARC) of circulating solutes and drugs has been recently often reported in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. However, only few studies on ARC have been reported in Japan. The aims o...

    Yasumasa Kawano, Shinichi Morimoto, Yoshito Izutani, Kentaro Muranishi, Hironari Kaneyama, Kota Hoshino, Takeshi Nishida and Hiroyasu Ishikura

    Journal of Intensive Care 2016 4:62

    Published on: 3 October 2016

  11. Review

    Glycocalyx and its involvement in clinical pathophysiologies

    Vascular hyperpermeability is a frequent intractable feature involved in a wide range of diseases in the intensive care unit. The glycocalyx (GCX) seemingly plays a key role to control vascular permeability. T...

    Akira Ushiyama, Hanae Kataoka and Takehiko Iijima

    Journal of Intensive Care 2016 4:59

    Published on: 8 September 2016

  12. Review

    Role of upper airway ultrasound in airway management

    Upper airway ultrasound is a valuable, non-invasive, simple, and portable point of care ultrasound (POCUS) for evaluation of airway management even in anatomy distorted by pathology or trauma. Ultrasound enabl...

    Adi Osman and Kok Meng Sum

    Journal of Intensive Care 2016 4:52

    Published on: 15 August 2016

  13. Research

    One-year resource utilisation, costs and quality of life in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS): secondary analysis of a randomised controlled trial

    The long-term economic and quality-of-life outcomes of patients admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) with acute respiratory distress syndrome are not well understood. In this study, we investigate 1-year cost...

    Joachim Marti, Peter Hall, Patrick Hamilton, Sarah Lamb, Chris McCabe, Ranjit Lall, Julie Darbyshire, Duncan Young and Claire Hulme

    Journal of Intensive Care 2016 4:56

    Published on: 11 August 2016

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