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  1. Delirium occurs in the intensive care unit and identification is often performed using a validated assessment tool such as the Confusion Assessment Method for Intensive Care Unit (CAM-ICU) patients. The CAM-IC...

    Authors: Kimberly J. Terry, Kevin E. Anger and Paul M. Szumita
    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2015 3:52
  2. Molecular amplification techniques are suggested to be a useful adjunct in early detection of pathogens in septic patients. The aim was to study the feasibility of a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay compa...

    Authors: Runa Plettig, Andreas Nowak, Veronika Balau, Klaus Hahnenkamp and Taras Usichenko
    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2015 3:51
  3. Although fluid resuscitation of patients having acute circulatory failure is essential, avoiding unnecessary administration of fluids in these patients is also important. Fluid responsiveness (FR) is defined a...

    Authors: Ahmed Hasanin
    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2015 3:50
  4. Sepsis is a potentially fatal syndrome mediated by an early [e.g., tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α)] and late [high mobility group box-1 (HMGB-1)] proinflammatory cytokine response to infection. Sepsis-indu...

    Authors: Mari Ishida, Masaaki Ueki, Jun Morishita, Masaki Ueno, Shunichi Shiozawa and Nobuhiro Maekawa
    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2015 3:49
  5. Sepsis-induced cardiomyopathy is a reversible myocardial dysfunction that typically resolves in 7–10 days. It is characterized by left ventricular dilatation and depressed ejection fraction. However, many unce...

    Authors: Ryota Sato and Michitaka Nasu
    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2015 3:48
  6. Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) is a rare cutaneous adverse reaction characterized by acute sterile pustular eruptions, mostly induced by medications. Antibiotics are the most commonly implic...

    Authors: Sagger Mawri, Tarun Jain, Jainil Shah, Gina Hurst and Jennifer Swiderek
    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2015 3:47
  7. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major public health problem and a leading cause of death worldwide. A paucity of literature exists on risk factors for mortality in isolated severe TBI, a condition that is di...

    Authors: Vijay Krishnamoorthy, Monica S. Vavilala, Brianna Mills and Ali Rowhani-Rahbar
    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2015 3:46
  8. Although neurological evaluation using the Glasgow Coma Scale motor score is mandatory for post-cardiac arrest patients, further study is required to determine if this score can be used as an indicator for mil...

    Authors: Toru Hifumi, Kenya Kawakita, Tomoya Okazaki, Satoshi Egawa, Yutaka Kondo, Tomoaki Natsukawa and Hirotaka Sawano
    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2015 3:45
  9. Device-associated healthcare-associated infections (DA-HAIs) are a major problem in pediatric intensive care units (PICUs). However, there are no data available regarding the incidences of DA-HAIs in PICUs in ...

    Authors: Takeshi Hatachi, Kazuya Tachibana and Muneyuki Takeuchi
    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2015 3:44
  10. We firstly report a postoperative hemodialysis patient who was co-administered with amiodarone and dexmedetomidine and developed severe bradycardia followed by cardiac arrest. A 79-year-old male patient underw...

    Authors: Takafumi Ohmori, Nobuhiro Shiota, Akihiro Haramo, Takahiro Masuda, Fumi Maruyama, Kenji Wakabayashi, Yushi U. Adachi and Koichi Nakazawa
    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2015 3:43
  11. The urinary albumin/creatinine ratio (ACR) is a significant neurologic prognostic predictor in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) plays an important role i...

    Authors: Yoshiaki Terao, Makito Oji, Tomomi Toyoda, Haruka Inoue, Makoto Fukusaki and Tetsuya Hara
    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2015 3:42
  12. Contemporary critical care research necessitates involvement of multiple centers, preferably from many countries. Adult and pediatric research networks have produced outstanding data; however, their involvemen...

    Authors: Sandeep Tripathi, Harsheen Kaur, Rahul Kashyap, Yue Dong, Ognjen Gajic and Srinivas Murthy
    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2015 3:40
  13. Over the last two decades, there have been vast improvements in sepsis-related outcomes, largely resulting from the widespread adoption of aggressive fluid resuscitation and infection control. With increased u...

    Authors: Jason Chertoff, Michael Chisum, Bryan Garcia and Jorge Lascano
    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2015 3:39
  14. Appropriate patient selection is very important when initiating mild therapeutic hypothermia (MTH) for patients following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, and the extent of unconsciousness at implementation mus...

    Authors: Tomoaki Natsukawa, Hirotaka Sawano, Mai Natsukawa, Yuichi Yoshinaga, Shuho Sato, Yusuke Ito, Takayuki Otani, Jiro Ohba, Yasuyuki Hayashi and Tatsuro Kai
    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2015 3:38
  15. Abnormalities in potassium levels can lead to several clinical difficulties in trauma patients admitted to the ICU. However, the significance of potassium abnormalities soon after admission in trauma patients ...

    Authors: Takaaki Ookuma, Koji Miyasho, Nobuhiro Kashitani, Nobuhiko Beika, Naoki Ishibashi, Takahiro Yamashita and Yoshihito Ujike
    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2015 3:37
  16. Regional citrate anticoagulation (RCA) is being increasingly used during continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) in intensive care units as an alternative to systemic heparin anticoagulation. However, due ...

    Authors: Sebastian Hafner, Wolfgang Stahl, Theresa Fels, Karl Träger, Michael Georgieff and Martin Wepler
    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2015 3:35
  17. Since hyperglycemia-induced cellular dysfunction could be associated with alterations of the immune system, we tested the hypothesis that hyperglycemia augments the aberrant immune responses such as inflammati...

    Authors: Katsuya Mori, Takeshi Suzuki, Toru Igarashi, Kei Inoue, Takashi Asahara, Koji Nomoto, Hiroyuki Seki, Takashige Yamada, Shizuka Minamishima, Shizuko Kosugi, Nobuyuki Katori and Hiroshi Morisaki
    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2015 3:34
  18. Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) is being used increasingly in the emergency and critical care field in Japan. A major complication of ECPR is bleeding; however, the optimal initial heparin ...

    Authors: Yoshiaki Iwashita, Mashiro Yukimitsu, Masaki Matsuduki, Akitaka Yamamoto, Ken Ishikura and Hiroshi Imai
    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2015 3:33
  19. It has been recommended that all survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) have immediate coronary angiography (CAG), even though it has been reported that half of the survivors have normal coronary a...

    Authors: Toshikazu Abe, Shigeyuki Watanabe, Atsushi Mizuno, Masahiro Toyama, Vicken Y. Totten and Yasuharu Tokuda
    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2015 3:32
  20. In critically ill patients, Candida spp. can often be identified in pulmonary samples. The impact of prompt antifungal therapy in these patients is unknown.

    Authors: Simone Lindau, Manuel Nadermann, Hanns Ackermann, Tobias Michael Bingold, Christoph Stephan, Volkhard A. J. Kempf, Pia Herzberger, Andres Beiras-Fernandez, Kai Zacharowski and Patrick Meybohm
    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2015 3:31
  21. To determine if the effects of epinephrine administration on the outcome of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), patients are associated with the duration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) performed by ...

    Authors: Yuichi Ono, Mineji Hayakawa, Takeshi Wada, Atsushi Sawamura and Satoshi Gando
    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2015 3:29
  22. Therapeutic hypothermia (TH) is a standard strategy to reduce brain damage in post-cardiac arrest syndrome (PCAS) patients. However, it is unknown whether the target temperature should be adjusted for PCAS pat...

    Authors: Tadashi Kaneko, Shunji Kasaoka, Takashi Nakahara, Hirotaka Sawano, Yoshio Tahara, Mamoru Hase, Kenji Nishioka, Shinichi Shirai, Hiroshi Hazui, Hideki Arimoto, Kazunori Kashiwase, Tomokazu Motomura, Yasuhiro Kuroda, Yuji Yasuga, Naohiro Yonemoto, Hiroyuki Yokoyama…
    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2015 3:28
  23. Predicting mortality in the intensive care unit (ICU) is one of the biggest challenges in critical care medicine. Several studies have linked the presence of eosinopenia with adverse outcomes in different popu...

    Authors: Emmanuel Jesús Escobar-Valdivia, Julio Edgardo González-Aguirre, Eunice Rebeca Carrillo-Cisneros, Karla Carolina Guerra-Leza and Roberto Mercado-Longoría
    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2015 3:27
  24. Dexmedetomidine (Dex) provides sedation and analgesia by acting on central alpha-2 receptors and is suitable for use after extubation because it has little respiratory depression. Considering the sympathoinhib...

    Authors: Ayuka Narisawa, Masaki Nakane, Takako Kano, Nozomi Momose, Yu Onodera, Ryo Akimoto, Tadahiro Kobayashi, Masahiro Iwabuchi, Masayuki Okada, Yoshihide Miura and Kaneyuki Kawamae
    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2015 3:26
  25. In this study, the effects of an enteral diet enriched with eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), γ-linolenic acid (GLA), and antioxidants were compared with a standard enteral diet in critically ill patients with seps...

    Authors: Kunihiro Shirai, Shozo Yoshida, Naoki Matsumaru, Izumi Toyoda and Shinji Ogura
    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2015 3:24
  26. The aim of this study was to establish the pharmacokinetics of levofloxacin (LVFX) and determine the optimal dose of this drug in critically ill patients receiving continuous hemodiafiltration (CHDF). The resu...

    Authors: Takeshi Wada, Masaki Kobayashi, Yuichi Ono, Asumi Mizugaki, Kenichi Katabami, Kunihiko Maekawa, Daisuke Miyamoto, Yuichiro Yanagida, Mineji Hayakawa, Atsushi Sawamura, Ken Iseki and Satoshi Gando
    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2015 3:22
  27. Organophosphate poisoning (OP) results in various poisoning symptoms due to its strong inhibitory effect on cholinesterase. One of the occasional complications of OP is pancreatitis.

    Authors: Shozo Yoshida, Hideshi Okada, Shiho Nakano, Kunihiro Shirai, Toshiyuki Yuhara, Hiromasa Kojima, Tomoaki Doi, Hisaaki Kato, Kodai Suzuki, Kentaro Morishita, Eiji Murakami, Hiroaki Ushikoshi, Izumi Toyoda and Shinji Ogura
    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2015 3:21
  28. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common arrhythmia in the ICU. The aim of this review is to summarize relevant information on new-onset AF in non-cardiac critical illness with respect to epidemiology, prevention,...

    Authors: Takuo Yoshida, Tomoko Fujii, Shigehiko Uchino and Masanori Takinami
    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2015 3:19
  29. Snake bites are life-threatening injuries that can require intensive care. The diagnosis and treatment of venomous snake bites is sometimes difficult for clinicians because sufficient information has not been ...

    Authors: Toru Hifumi, Atsushi Sakai, Yutaka Kondo, Akihiko Yamamoto, Nobuya Morine, Manabu Ato, Keigo Shibayama, Kazuo Umezawa, Nobuaki Kiriu, Hiroshi Kato, Yuichi Koido, Junichi Inoue, Kenya Kawakita and Yasuhiro Kuroda
    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2015 3:16
  30. High-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) oxygen therapy comprises an air/oxygen blender, an active humidifier, a single heated circuit, and a nasal cannula. It delivers adequately heated and humidified medical gas at up...

    Authors: Masaji Nishimura
    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2015 3:15
  31. Polymyxin B-immobilized fiber column hemoperfusion (PMX) has been reported to be effective for patients with septic shock. It remains unclear, however, how the efficacy of PMX varies according to the character...

    Authors: Makiko Sugiura, Chieko Mitaka, Go Haraguchi, Makoto Tomita and Naohiko Inase
    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2015 3:14
  32. Direct hemoperfusion with polymyxin B-immobilized fiber (PMX-DHP) has been widely used for patients with septic shock around the world, but the prognostic factors have not been fully understood. We conducted a...

    Authors: Satoshi Matsukuma, Kazuhiko Sakamoto, Mitsuo Nishiyama, Takao Tamesa, Shigefumi Yoshino, Shoichi Hazama, Rumi Oshibuchi, Norimasa Matsuda, Satoshi Matsumoto, Hiroya Wakamatsu, Ryosuke Tsuruta, Mishiya Matsumoto and Masaaki Oka
    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2015 3:13
  33. Methyl bromide (CH3Br) is a colorless and odorless volatile gas, used as an insecticide, fire extinguisher, fumigant, and refrigerant. Although forbidden since 1987 for domestic use, it is still used in indust...

    Authors: Sylvain Lecailtel, Céline Broucqsault-Dedrie, Clément Vanbaelinghem, Martine Nyunga, Delphine Colling and Patrick Herbecq
    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2015 3:12
  34. Journal of Intensive Care is very grateful for the generously-provided time and constructive, insightful reports provided by the journal’s highly-qualified reviewers. We would like to show our a...

    Authors: Satoshi Gando
    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2015 3:11
  35. Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH) from systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a rare but potentially life-threatening condition. We report the case of a 14-year-old female with SLE who developed hypoxia and sho...

    Authors: Dai Kimura, Samir Shah, Mario Briceno-Medina, Shyam Sathanandam, Brent Haberman, Jie Zhang, Linda Myers, TK Susheel Kumar and Christopher Knott-Craig
    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2015 3:10
  36. Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) caused by drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii is associated with high mortality in critically ill patients. We identified the prognostic factors of 30-day mortality in pat...

    Authors: Juthamas Inchai, Chaicharn Pothirat, Chaiwat Bumroongkit, Atikun Limsukon, Weerayut Khositsakulchai and Chalerm Liwsrisakun
    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2015 3:9
  37. In autumn 2014, with great effort by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, the research group will obtain several vials of redback spider (RBS) antivenom for emergency use. However, these small amounts o...

    Authors: Toru Hifumi, Hisashi Taki, Akihiko Yamamoto, Manabu Ato, Yuichi Koido and Yasuhiro Kuroda
    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2015 3:7
  38. Up to 40% of infants with persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) remains refractory to conventional therapies, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is offered as an effective support for this group...

    Authors: Sule Doymaz, Marcia Zinger and Todd Sweberg
    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2015 3:6
  39. Peripheral venoarterial extracorporeal membranous oxygenation (ECMO) support is effective in patients with cardiogenic shock or fatal arrhythmia due to fulminant myocarditis. The clinical courses of fulminant ...

    Authors: Tomohiro Nakamura, Kohki Ishida, Yousuke Taniguchi, Tomu Nakagawa, Masaru Seguchi, Hiroshi Wada, Yoshitaka Sugawara, Hiroshi Funayama, Takeshi Mitsuhashi and Shin-ichi Momomura
    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2015 3:5
  40. Increasing incidence of resistance of gram-negative bacteria against even newer antibiotic including carbapenem has generated interest in the old antibiotic colistin, which are being used as salvage therapy in...

    Authors: Mohan Gurjar
    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2015 3:3