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- Journal of Intensive Care introduced a new editorial policy to require advance registration of all clinical trials. Check Instructions to Authors for details before making your new submission.
- The Japanese Clinical Practice Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock 2020 (J-SSCG 2020)
- COVID-19 related articles in JINC have been brought together in the Article Collections "COVID-19 & related researches"
Stomach position evaluated using computed tomography is related to successful post-pyloric enteral feeding tube placement in critically ill patients: a retrospective observational study
Blind placement of post-pyloric enteral feeding tubes (EFT) in patients with critical illnesses is often the first-line method because endoscopy or fluoroscopy cannot be easily performed at bedside. However, difficult placements regularly occur. The present study aims to evaluate the association between stomach position, estimated using computed tomography (CT) images taken before the blind placement of the post-pyloric EFT, and the difficulty of EFT placement.
Masashi Yokose, Shunsuke Takaki, Yusuke Saigusa, Takahiro Mihara, Yoshinobu Ishiwata, Shingo Kato, Keiichi Horie & Takahisa Goto
The impact of a preoperative nurse-led orientation program on postoperative delirium after cardiovascular surgery: a retrospective single-center observational study
Postoperative delirium in intensive care is common and associated with mortality, cognitive impairment, prolonged hospital stays and high costs. We evaluate whether a nurse-led orientation program could reduce the incidence of delirium in the intensive care unit after cardiovascular surgery.
Ryo Nakamura, Kyohei Miyamoto, Kaori Tsuji, Kana Ozaki, Hideki Kunimoto, Kentaro Honda, Yoshiharu Nishimura & Seiya Kato
The pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of sepsis-associated disseminated intravascular coagulation
Post-intensive care syndrome (PICS): recent updates
Fundamental concepts and the latest evidence for esophageal pressure monitoring
Long-term outcome of COVID-19 patients treated with helmet noninvasive ventilation vs. high-flow nasal oxygen: a randomized trial
D-dimer as a biomarker for disease severity and mortality in COVID-19 patients: a case control study
Diagnosis and treatment of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) according to four DIC guidelines
Lymphopenia in severe coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19): systematic review and meta-analysis
The future of driving pressure: a primary goal for mechanical ventilation?
Update in acute respiratory distress syndrome
JSICM official guidelines
Japanese 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 2023, the Society sponsors 50% of the Journal’s APC for the articles so that the author is charged only 50%.
As from 22 March 2023, authors are able to request this support during the post-acceptance process. There is no need to submit institution code at the time of manuscript submission. At the time of submission please 'agree to pay APC list price' to proceed and request for discount afterwards.
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COVID-19 & related researches-JINC Article Collection
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.
Acute glycemic control in diabetics. How sweet is optimal?
Pro: Sweeter is better in diabetes
Con: Just as sweet as in nondiabetic is better
Aggressive fluid management in the critically ill patients.
Pro: fluids should be aggressively managed in critically ill patients
Con: “aggressive” may lead to “excessive”
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
Palliative Care Activity in Critical Care
This thematic issue aims to respond to substantial need for palliative care for the patients who require critical care, with state-of-the-art information.
COVID-19 & related researches
Collection of articles on research of COVID-19 and releated topics published in the Journal of Intensive Care.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yoshifumi Kotake, Editor-in-Chief
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
Professor 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
Associate 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
Professor 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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Annual Journal Metrics
7.520 - 2 years impact factor (2021)
6.235 - 5 years impact factor (2021)
1.820 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
1.235 - Scimago Journal Rank (SJR)
6 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
12 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)
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