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[Featured Research] Accuracy of circulating microRNAs in diagnosis of sepsis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Xiaomin Shen, Jiajie Zhang, Yicheng Huang, Jiepeng Tong, Li Zhang, Zhijuan Zhang, Wei Yu & Yunqing Qiu
Vol. 8, Article number: 84 (2020)
In this study authors aimed to assess the accuracy of circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) as a promising biomarker for sepsis via a meta-analysis.
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[Featured Research] Non-catecholamine vasopressors in the treatment of adult patients with septic shock—evidence from meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis of randomized clinical trials
Lei Zhong, Xiao-Wei Ji, Hai-Li Wang, Guang-Ming Zhao, Qing Zhou & Bo Xie
Vol. 8, Article number: 83 (2020)
Norepinephrine (NE) has currently been the first-choice vasopressor in treating septic shock despite generally insufficient for patients with refractory septic shock. In this study, authors conducted a meta-analysis covering twenty-three studies involving 4380 participants, in order to assess the safety and efficacy of a combination of non-catecholamine vasopressors and NE versus NE in managing adult septic shock patients.
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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.
Journal of Intensive Care is the official journal of the Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine (JSICM).
The publication costs (APC) for Journal of Intensive Care in 2020 are fully covered by JSICM, therefore no fees will be charged to authors whose articles are accepted for publication in the journal. For the arrangement in 2021 and onwards please see 'Fees and funding' information section.
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
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.
Hiroshi Morisaki, Editor-in-Chief
Professor and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
Dr. Morisaki also serves as the Director of the General Intensive Care Unit, Keio University Hospital. His professional interests include intensive care and perioperative medicine.
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 Assistant Head, Hiroshima 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.
Annual Journal Metrics
29 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
17 days to first decision for all manuscripts
90 days from submission to acceptance
23 days from acceptance to publication
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