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  1. Although heated humidifiers (HHs) are the most efficient humidifying device for mechanical ventilation, some HHs do not provide sufficient humidification when the inlet temperature to the water chamber is high...

    Authors: Yusuke Chikata, Mutsuo Onodera, Hideaki Imanaka and Masaji Nishimura

    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2013 1:6

    Content type: Research

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Journal of Intensive Care 2013 1:16

  2. The Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) course has been introduced after minimal adaptation according to Japanese clinical settings. The original course in the USA is often used to prepare residents for r...

    Authors: Kazuaki Atagi, Shinichi Nishi, Shigeki Fujitani, Takamitsu Kodama, Junya Ishikawa and Hideki Shimaoka

    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2013 1:5

    Content type: Research

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  3. Although some studies conducted outside of Japan have addressed the effectiveness of intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIG) in treating infections, the dosing regimens and amounts used in Japan are very different ...

    Authors: Nobuyuki Hamano, Kenichiro Nishi, Aki Onose, Akihisa Okamoto, Takeshi Umegaki, Etsuko Yamazaki, Kiichi Hirota, Hiroe Ookura, Hakuo Takahashi and Koh Shingu

    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2013 1:4

    Content type: Research

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  4. Treatment of infections caused by multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas species is difficult because few antibiotics active against such organisms are available. Arbekacin, a relatively new aminoglycoside, is effective...

    Authors: Yoshiaki Iwashita, Tomoyuki Enokiya, Kei Suzuki, Kazuto Yokoyama, Akitaka Yamamoto, Ken Ishikura, Masahiro Okuda and Hiroshi Imai

    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2013 1:3

    Content type: Case report

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  5. Semi-quantitative Gram stain and culture methods are still commonly used for diagnosing ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), due to its convenience. Only a few studies, however, have assessed the reliability...

    Authors: Soshi Hashimoto and Nobuaki Shime

    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2013 1:2

    Content type: Research

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