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  1. Research

    Diaphragm thickening fraction to predict weaning—a prospective exploratory study

    Diaphragm ultrasound (DUS) is a well-established point of care modality for assessment of dimensional and functional aspects of the diaphragm. Amongst various measures, diaphragmatic thickening fraction (DTf) is ...

    Sujay Samanta, Ratender Kumar Singh, Arvind K. Baronia, Banani Poddar, Afzal Azim and Mohan Gurjar

    Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:62

    Published on: 13 November 2017

  2. Case report

    Usefulness of central venous saturation as a predictor of thiamine deficiency in critically ill patients: a case report

    Central venous oxygen saturation (ScvO2) reflects the balance of oxygen delivery and consumption. Low ScvO2 indicates the presence of inadequate oxygen delivery, while high ScvO2 indicates reduced oxygen consumpt...

    Genri Numata, Satoshi Kodera, Hiroyuki Kiriyama, Atsuko Nakayama, Eisuke Amiya, Arihiro Kiyosue, Masaru Hatano, Eiki Takimoto, Masafumi Watanabe and Issei Komuro

    Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:61

    Published on: 6 November 2017

  3. Research

    Metformin therapy and postoperative atrial fibrillation in diabetic patients after cardiac surgery

    Postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF) commonly occurs in cardiac surgery patients. Studies suggest inflammation and oxidative stress contribute to postoperative AF development in this patient population. Metf...

    Suresh Basnet, Andrzej Kozikowski, Haiyan Sun, Melissa Troup, Luis E. Urrutia and Renee Pekmezaris

    Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:60

    Published on: 18 October 2017

  4. Review

    Hospital resuscitation teams: a review of the risks to the healthcare worker

    “Code blue” events and related resuscitation efforts involve multidisciplinary bedside teams that implement specialized interventions aimed at patient revival. Activities include performing effective chest com...

    Stephen M. Vindigni, Juan N. Lessing and David J. Carlbom

    Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:59

    Published on: 11 October 2017

  5. Letter to the Editor

    Procalcitonin for the diagnosis of invasive candidiasis: what is the evidence?

    Procalcitonin is a widely used marker for the evaluation of infection and sepsis and to guide antibiotic therapy. During the last decade, several studies evaluated its role and diagnostic performance as a surr...

    Santi Maurizio Raineri, Andrea Cortegiani, Filippo Vitale, Pasquale Iozzo and Antonino Giarratano

    Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:58

    Published on: 25 September 2017

  6. Letter to the Editor

    A simple and fast ultrasonographic method of detecting enteral feeding tube placement in mechanically ventilated, critically ill patients

    Abdominal X-rays, the diagnostic method for enteral feeding tube (EFT) positioning, are a source of irradiation for the patients and carry a potential risk of adverse effects. Data related to ultrasound (US)-g...

    Wagner Luis Nedel, Mariana Nunes Ferreira Jost and João Wilney Franco Filho

    Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:55

    Published on: 18 August 2017

  7. Case report

    Transition from intravenous to enteral ketamine for treatment of nonconvulsive status epilepticus

    Nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) is a diagnosis that is often challenging and one that may progress to refractory NCSE. Ketamine is a noncompetitive N-methyl-d-aspartate antagonist that increasingly has be...

    Michael A. Pizzi, Prasuna Kamireddi, William O. Tatum, Jerry J. Shih, Daniel A. Jackson and William D. Freeman

    Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:54

    Published on: 8 August 2017

  8. Case report

    “Awake” ECCO2R superseded intubation in a near-fatal asthma attack

    Near-fatal asthma attacks are life threatening events that often require mechanical ventilation. Extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCO2R) is, beside extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a well-establ...

    Thomas-Michael Schneider, Tibor Bence and Franz Brettner

    Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:53

    Published on: 8 August 2017

  9. Research

    Interruption of enteral nutrition in the intensive care unit: a single-center survey

    Interruption of enteral nutrition (EN) in the intensive care unit (ICU) occurs frequently for various reasons including feeding intolerance and the conduct of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. However, fe...

    Midori Uozumi, Masamitsu Sanui, Tetsuya Komuro, Yusuke Iizuka, Tadashi Kamio, Hiroshi Koyama, Hideyuki Mouri, Tomoyuki Masuyama, Kazuyuki Ono and Alan Kawarai Lefor

    Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:52

    Published on: 4 August 2017

  10. Review

    Procalcitonin: a promising diagnostic marker for sepsis and antibiotic therapy

    Sepsis is a global healthcare problem, characterized by whole body inflammation in response to microbial infection, which leads to organ dysfunction. It is becoming a frequent complication in hospitalized pati...

    Ashitha L. Vijayan, Vanimaya, Shilpa Ravindran, R. Saikant, S. Lakshmi, R. Kartik and Manoj. G

    Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:51

    Published on: 3 August 2017

  11. Guideline

    The clinical practice guideline for the management of ARDS in Japan

    The Japanese Society of Respiratory Care Medicine and the Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine provide here a clinical practice guideline for the management of adult patients with ARDS in the ICU.

    Satoru Hashimoto, Masamitsu Sanui, Moritoki Egi, Shinichiro Ohshimo, Junji Shiotsuka, Ryutaro Seo, Ryoma Tanaka, Yu Tanaka, Yasuhiro Norisue, Yoshiro Hayashi and Eishu Nango

    Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:50

    Published on: 25 July 2017

  12. Review

    Current status of pediatric transplantation in Japan

    Brain-dead donor organ transplantation has been available to children in Japan since the 2010 revision of the Organ Transplant Law. Of the 50–60 brain-dead donor organ transplants performed annually in Japan, ...

    Nao Nishimura, Mureo Kasahara, Kenji Ishikura and Satoshi Nakagawa

    Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:48

    Published on: 20 July 2017

  13. Review

    Update on pediatric sepsis: a review

    Sepsis is one of the leading causes of mortality among children worldwide. Unfortunately, however, reliable evidence was insufficient in pediatric sepsis and many aspects in clinical practice actually depend o...

    Tatsuya Kawasaki

    Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:47

    Published on: 20 July 2017

  14. Research

    AN69ST membranes adsorb nafamostat mesylate and affect the management of anticoagulant therapy: a retrospective study

    In Japan, nafamostat mesylate (NM) is frequently used as an anticoagulant during continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). The dialyzer membrane AN69ST has been reported to adsorb NM and affect the manageme...

    Takahiro Hirayama, Nobuyuki Nosaka, Yasumasa Okawa, Soichiro Ushio, Yoshihisa Kitamura, Toshiaki Sendo, Toyomu Ugawa and Atsunori Nakao

    Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:46

    Published on: 18 July 2017

  15. Research

    Impact of a sepsis bundle in wards of a tertiary hospital

    Sepsis is a prevalent disease worldwide and still exhibits high rates of mortality. In the last years, many interventions aiming a positive impact on sepsis evolution have been studied. One of the main is the ...

    F. Teles, W. G. Rodrigues, M. G. T. C. Alves, C. F. T. Albuquerque, S. M. O. Bastos, M. F. A. Mota, E. S. Mota and F. J. L. Silva

    Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:45

    Published on: 18 July 2017

  16. Research

    Factors associated with increased pancreatic enzymes in septic patients: a prospective study

    The perfusion of splanchnic organs is deeply altered in patients with septic shock. The aim of the study is to identify the predictive factors of septic shock-induced increase of serum lipase and amylase and t...

    Anis Chaari, Karim Abdel Hakim, Nevine Rashed, Kamel Bousselmi, Vipin Kauts, Mahmoud Etman and William Francis Casey

    Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:44

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  17. Research

    Unexpected intensive care transfer of admitted patients with severe sepsis

    Patients with severe sepsis generally respond well to initial therapy administered in the emergency department (ED), but a subset later decompensate and require unexpected transfer to the intensive care unit (...

    Gabriel Wardi, Arvin R. Wali, Julian Villar, Vaishal Tolia, Christian Tomaszewski, Christian Sloane, Peter Fedullo, Jeremy R. Beitler, Matthew Nolan, Daniel Lasoff and Rebecca E. Sell

    Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:43

    Published on: 12 July 2017

  18. Research

    Usefulness of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 as a predictive marker of mortality in sepsis

    Sepsis is one of the most significant causes of mortality in intensive care units. It indicates crosstalk between inflammation and coagulation. In this study, we aimed to identify prognostic markers among seps...

    Kota Hoshino, Taisuke Kitamura, Yoshihiko Nakamura, Yuhei Irie, Norihiko Matsumoto, Yasumasa Kawano and Hiroyasu Ishikura

    Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:42

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  19. Case report

    Argatroban for an alternative anticoagulant in HIT during ECMO

    Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) have become more frequently used in daily ICU practice, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a rare but life-threatening complication while on extracorporeal mem...

    Alain Rougé, Felix Pelen, Michel Durand and Carole Schwebel

    Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:39

    Published on: 28 June 2017

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