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The revised recommendation for administering vitamin C in septic patients: the Japanese Clinical Practice Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock 2020

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Following the results of recently published randomized control trials that suggest harmful effect of vitamin C in terms of mortality or persistent organ dysfunction, The societies performed updated systematic reviews and meta-analyses and revised their recommendation published in the Japanese Clinical Practice Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock 2020

Guideline committee of The Japanese Clinical Practice Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock 2020,  Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine & Japanese Association for Acute Medicine.

Volume 10, Article No. 50 (2022)

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The cardioprotective and anti-inflammatory effect of inhaled nitric oxide during Fontan surgery in patients with single ventricle congenital heart defects: a prospective randomized study

Despite decades of research, an effective anti-inflammatory and stress defense strategy is lacking. This study investigated the influence of inhaled nitric oxide (NO) during CPB on early clinical results, including the duration of postoperative respiratory support as a primary outcome and a panel of laboratory analytes.

Jacek Kolcz, Elzbieta Karnas, Zbigniew Madeja & Ewa K. Zuba-Surma 
Volume 10, Article number: 48 (2022)

Articles

JSICM official guidelines

GuidelineJapanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine offers collections of guidelines on the diagnosis and management of a range of conditions that are related to intensive care medicine.


ARDS Clinical Practice Guideline 2021 (2022)

The Japanese Clinical Practice Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock 2020 (J-SSCG 2020) (2021)

The Japanese Clinical Practice Guideline for acute kidney injury 2016 (2018)


Society affiliation and support of APC

Journal of Intensive Care is the official journal of the Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine (JSICM).
In 2022, the Society sponsors 60% of the Journal’s APC for the articles so that the author is charged only 40% of the official APC. The authors who wish to request this sponsorship needs to submit special institutions code during the submission. Please see 'Fees and funding' information section for details.

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COVID-19 & related researches-JINC Article Collection

© HFCM Communicatie, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

see collection of COVID-19 related research articles published in the Journal of Intensive Care. 


Pro-Con debate articles

Journal of Intensive Care publish set of articles that discuss given topic from opposing standpoints. 

Topic 1:
Acute glycemic control in diabetics. How sweet is optimal? 

Pro:  Sweeter is better in diabetes
Con: Just as sweet as in nondiabetic is better

Topic 2: 
Aggressive fluid management in the critically ill patients.

Pro:  fluids should be aggressively managed in critically ill patients
Con: “aggressive” may lead to “excessive”

Topic 3:
Is Anti-coagulation therapy effective for septic DIC?

Pro:  A question is “what are the optimal targets for anticoagulant therapies?”
Con:  Should we treat sepsis-induced DIC with anticoagulants?


Thematic Series Collections

See list of all article collections

Oxygen administration for critically ill patients
This thematic series offers four narrative reviews offering latest information on Oxigen administration for critically ill patients, aiming to help readers  determine the optimal target and methods.

Nutrition in Intensive care
This thematic series focuses on basic nutritional therapy with selection of papers reviewing appropriate evaluation of calorie requirement, enteral integrity and enteral tolerance in “Critical Care Nutrition”. 

Neurocritical Care revisited
The second Thematic Series on Neurocritical Care puts together selection of reviews providing different aspects and latest insight into Neurocritical Care.

Cardiovascular intensive care
This thematic series presents 5 review articles providing latest understandings on the management of patients with severe CVD. 

Current overview in pediatric critical care
In this thematic series, the authors review the current management of pediatric sepsis, pediatric organ transplantation, pediatric cardiac surgery and more.

Trauma-induced coagulopathy and critical bleeding
In this thematic series, the authors examine the pathophysiology of trauma-induced coagulopathy and discuss the novel therapeutic strategies for the management of patients with severe trauma.

Point-of-care ultrasound
In this thematic series, the authors review various clinical studies on point-of-care ultrasound, which were carried out based on the ideas of “extraction”, “creation” and “integration”.

Organ dysfunction in sepsis
In this thematic series, the authors review the pathophysiology of organ dysfunction in sepsis. The role of two main pathomechanisms of organ dysfunction, DIC and endothelial cell dysfunction, are also discussed.

Neurocritical care
In this thematic series, the role of monitoring is highlighted to guide the treatment and therapeutic intervention tailored for the pathophysiologic degree of brain injury.

Fluid management
In this thematic series, the principal and practical matters underlying fluid therapy are highlighted to allow intensivists around the world to better understand and manage such primary and consistent intervention as fluid therapy in critically ill patients.

About Editors

Yoshifumi Kotake, Editor-in-Chief

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Professor of the Department of Anesthesiology at Toho University School of Medicine and Toho University Ohashi Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Kotake also serves as the Director of the Intensive Care Unit, Toho University Ohashi Medical Center.

Nobuaki Shime, Deputy Editor

Shime_ssProfessor and Chair of the Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Medical School, Institute of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Hiroshima University, Japan.
Dr. Shime also serves as a Director of the Advanced Emergency and Critical Care Center and Intensive Care Unit, and Deputy hospital director of the Hiroshima University Hospital.

Moritoki Egi, Deputy Editor

Egi_PhotoAssociate Professor of the Division of Anesthesiology, Department of Surgery Related, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan.
Dr. Egi also serves as a Deputy Director of the Emergency and Critical Care Center and Intensive Care Unit of Kobe University Hospital.

Takeshi Suzuki, Deputy Editor

SuzukiProfessor and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at Tokai University School of Medicine, Kanagawa, Japan.
Dr. Suzuki also serves as the Director of the Intensive Care Unit, Tokai University Hospital.

Aims and scope

Journal of Intensive Care is an open access journal encompassing all aspects of intensive care medicine, such as intensive and critical care, trauma and surgical intensive care, pediatric intensive care, acute and emergency medicine, perioperative medicine, resuscitation, infection control and organ dysfunction. In addition, the journal encourages submissions considering the different cultural aspects of intensive care practice.

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