[Featured Review] Evolved role of the cardiovascular intensive care unit (CICU)
The patients in the CICU often have various complications such as respiratory failure and renal failure. Therefore, medical staffs who work at CICU are required to have the ability to practice systemic intensive care.
see this review article by S. Kasaoka.
[Featured article ] Ventilator-associated respiratory infection (VARI)
Journal of Intensive Care is the official journal of the Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine (JSICM).
The publication costs for Journal of Intensive Care are currently covered by JSICM, therefore no fees will be charged to authors whose articles are accepted for publication in the journal.
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.
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.
Aims and scope
September: Is SIRS dead? The new definition of sepsis by Satoshi Gando
September: Utilising the immune system in the fight against sepsis by Naoshi Takeyama
June: Topics in blood transfusion by Hiroshi Morisaki
May: Clean your hands: how a simple task can save lives by Shin Nunomiya & Masataro Norizuki
April: Diabetes: controlling the blood sugar levels of patients in the intensive care unit by Yoshiki Masuda
March: World Kidney Day: spotlight on acute kidney injury in ICU patients by Patrick Honore & Herbert Spapen