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Chest CT findings in severe acute respiratory distress syndrome requiring V-V ECMO: J-CARVE registry

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Aiming to describe chest computed tomography findings at V-V ECMO initiation and to evaluate the association between the findings and outcomes in severe ARDS, J-CARVE registry group conducted this multicenter, retrospective cohort study enrolled patients with severe ARDS on V-V ECMO, who were admitted to the intensive care units of 24 hospitals in Japan between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2022.

Mitsuaki Nishikimi, Shinichiro Ohshimo, Wataru Fukumoto, Jun Hamaguchi, Kazuki Matsumura, Kenji Fujizuka, Yoshihiro Hagiwara, Ryuichi Nakayama, Naofumi Bunya, Junichi Maruyama, Toshikazu Abe, Tatsuhiko Anzai, Yoshitaka Ogata, Hiromichi Naito, Yu Amemiya, Tokuji Ikeda, Masayuki Yagi, Yutaro Furukawa, Hayato Taniguchi, Tsukasa Yagi, Ken Katsuta, Daisuke Konno, Ginga Suzuki, Yuki Kawasaki, J-CARVE registry group

Volume 12, Article number: 5 (2024) 

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Association between regional critical care capacity and the incidence of invasive mechanical ventilation for coronavirus disease 2019: a population-based cohort study

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has exposed critical care supply shortages worldwide. This study aimed to investigate the association between regional critical care capacity and the incidence of invasive mechanical ventilation following novel COVID-19 during the pandemic in Japan, a country with a limited intensive care unit (ICU) bed capacity of a median of 5.1 ICU beds per 100,000 individuals.

Hiroyuki Ohbe, Satoru Hashimoto, Takayuki Ogura, Mitsuaki Nishikimi, Daisuke Kudo, Nobuaki Shime & Shigeki Kushimoto

Volume 12, Article number: 6 (2024) 


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COVID-19 & related researches-JINC Article Collection

© Timothy Comerford., Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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

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)

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.

About the Editor

Editor-in-Chief: Yoshifumi Kotake

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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.

Society affiliation and support of APC

Journal of Intensive Care is the official journal of the Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine (JSICM).
In 2024, the Society sponsors 40% of the Journal’s APC for the articles so that the author is charged only 60%.

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.

See below for further information
-changes in manuscript submission (in Japanese) 
-post acceptance process (to request discount)

For questions, please contact membership Administrator team by email;

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

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.

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.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    7.1 - 2-year Impact Factor
    5.5 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.652 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.452 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    4 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    61 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    3,618 Altmetric mentions