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[Featured Topic] COVID-19 related articles in JINC

New Content Item (3)Vol.8 Article number: 49 (10 July 2020)
D-dimer as a biomarker for disease severity and mortality in COVID-19 patients: a case control study

Vol. 8. Article number: 40 (15 June 2020)
Save the ICU and save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic

Vol. 8. Article number: 36 (24 May 2020)
Lymphopenia in severe coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19): systematic review and meta-analysis

[Featured Research] Effect of oxygenation modalities among patients with postoperative respiratory failure: a pairwise and network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Yazan Zayed, Babikir Kheiri, Mahmoud Barbarawi, Laith Rashdan, Inderdeep Gakhal, Esra’a Ismail, Josiane Kerbage, Fatima Rizk, Saadia Shafi, Areeg Bala, Shima Sidahmed, Ghassan Bachuwa & Elfateh Seedahmed
Vol. 8, Article number: 51 (2020)


Authors conducted a meta-analysis to compare the efficacy and safety of HFNC, NIV, and standard oxygen therapy in the treatment of patients who developed or were considered high risk for post-operative respiratory failure.

Read this article.

[Featured Research] Development of a nomogram to predict 30-day mortality of patients with sepsis-associated encephalopathy: a retrospective cohort study

Yang Yang, Shengru Liang, Jie Geng, Qiuhe Wang, Pan Wang, Yuan Cao, Rong Li, Guodong Gao & Lihong Li
Vol. 8, Article number: 45 (2020)

Authors conducted a research evaluating the impact of sepsis-associated encephalopathy (SAE) on the 30-day mortality of patients with sepsis, and developed a nomogram to enable mathematical modeling in predicting  probability of 30-day death in SAE patients. Read this article



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.

The clinical practice guideline for the management of ARDS in Japan (2017)

The Japanese Clinical Practice Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock 2016 (J-SSCG 2016) (2018)

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

Society affiliation

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.

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

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.

Editors' profiles

Hiroshi Morisaki, Editor-in-Chief

New Content ItemProfessor 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

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 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.

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