Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2020 8:22
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Comment on Early versus delayed mobilization for in-hospital mortality and health-related quality of life among critically ill patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis (Okada et al., Journal of Intensive Care 2019)
Critical comment on the review by Okada et al. on the effect of early versus delayed mobilization because of their definition of early mobilization as mobilization within a week of ICU admission in contrast to...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2020 8:21
Weaning of patients from the mechanical ventilation remains one of the critical decisions in intensive care unit. This study aimed to evaluate the accuracy of thoracic fluid content (TFC) as a predictor of wea...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2020 8:20
Variables predicting weaning outcome in prolonged mechanically ventilated tracheotomized patients: a retrospective study
Several studies have assessed predictors of weaning and extubation outcome in short-term mechanically ventilated patients, but there are only few studies on predictors of weaning from prolonged mechanical vent...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2020 8:19
Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a common complication in sepsis because of crosstalk between the immune system and the coagulation system. Several anticoagulant agents have been tested in an at...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2020 8:18
A high mortality rate is found among septic patients with disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). Anticoagulants have been used for treating septic DIC especially in Japanese clinical settings; however, ...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2020 8:17
Validity of an under-mattress sensor for objective sleep measurement in critically ill patients: a prospective observational study
Considering the adverse effects of sleep disturbance in critical care settings, accurate assessment could aid therapy; however, methodological inadequacies mean that no viable option is currently available. Re...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2020 8:16
Vitamin C may reduce the duration of mechanical ventilation in critically ill patients: a meta-regression analysis
Our recent meta-analysis indicated that vitamin C may shorten the length of ICU stay and the duration of mechanical ventilation. Here we analyze modification of the vitamin C effect on ventilation time, by the...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2020 8:15
Hemodynamic effects of intravenous paracetamol in critically ill children with septic shock on inotropic support
Treatment with intravenous paracetamol may impair hemodynamics in critically ill adults. Few data are available in children. The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency, extent, and risk factors of ...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2020 8:14
Molecular diversity of extended-spectrum β-lactamases and carbapenemases, and antimicrobial resistance
Along with the recent spread of multidrug-resistant bacteria, outbreaks of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) and carbapenemase-producing bacteria present a serious challenge to clinicians. β-lactam antibiot...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2020 8:13
Neuromuscular blockade in acute respiratory distress syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Neuromuscular blocking agent (NMBA) has been proposed by medical guidelines for early severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) because of its survival benefits. However, new studies have provided evid...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2020 8:12
Correlation between urinary biomarker and organ failure in patients with sepsis and patients after esophagectomy: a prospective observational study
Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) is a diagnostic marker for acute kidney injury (AKI). NGAL expression is highly induced not only in kidney injury but also in bacterial infection, inflammation...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2020 8:11
Impact of the stress ulcer prophylactic protocol on reducing the unnecessary administration of stress ulcer medications and gastrointestinal bleeding: a single-center, retrospective pre-post study
Clinically significant gastrointestinal bleeding from stress ulcers increases patient mortality in intensive care, and histamine type 2 receptor blockers and proton pump inhibitors as stress ulcer prophylaxes ...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2020 8:10
Correction to: To develop a regional ICU mortality prediction model during the first 24 h of ICU admission utilizing MODS and NEMS with six other independent variables from the critical care information system (CCIS) Ontario, Canada
In the original publication of this article , there were several transcription errors in the logistic regression equation model as below
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2020 8:9
The effect of antithrombin added to recombinant human-soluble thrombomodulin for severe community-acquired pneumonia-associated disseminated intravascular coagulation: a retrospective cohort study using a nationwide inpatient database
Studies showed potential benefits of recombinant human-soluble thrombomodulin (rhTM) and antithrombin for treating sepsis associated disseminated intravascular coagulation. However, benefits of their combinati...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2020 8:8
Risk modifiers of acute respiratory distress syndrome in patients with non-pulmonary sepsis: a retrospective analysis of the FORECAST study
Predisposing conditions and risk modifiers instead of causes and risk factors have recently been used as alternatives to identify patients at a risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). However, data...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2020 8:7
Patients suffering from psychological impairments following critical illness are in need of information
Because critical illness survivors frequently experience several long-term psychological impairments altering quality of life after ICU, there is a trend towards increasing follow-up care, mainly via ICU follo...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2020 8:6
Health economic evaluations of sepsis interventions in critically ill adult patients: a systematic review
Sepsis is a global health priority. Interventions to reduce the burden of sepsis need to be both effective and cost-effective. We performed a systematic review of the literature on health economic evaluations ...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2020 8:5
Circadian disruption of core body temperature in trauma patients: a single-center retrospective observational study
Circadian clock alterations were poorly reported in trauma patients, although they have a critical role in human physiology. Core body temperature is a clinical variable regulated by the circadian clock. Our o...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2020 8:4
Epidemiology and outcomes of sepsis among hospitalizations with systemic lupus erythematosus admitted to the ICU: a population-based cohort study
Sepsis is the most common cause of premature death among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) aged ≤ 50 years in the United States, and infection is the most common cause of admission to the ICU am...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2020 8:3
Correction to: Predictors of intracranial hemorrhage in adult patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: an observational cohort study
In the original publication of this article , the first author’s name should be changed from Alexander Fletcher Sandersjöö to Alexander Fletcher-Sandersjöö. The family name of the author is Fletcher-Sanders...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2020 8:2
Dexmedetomidine improved renal function in patients with severe sepsis: an exploratory analysis of a randomized controlled trial
Dexmedetomidine has been reported to improve organ dysfunction in critically ill patients. In a recent randomized controlled trial (Dexmedetomidine for Sepsis in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Randomized Evolution ...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2020 8:1
Serum histone H3 levels and platelet counts are potential markers for coagulopathy with high risk of death in septic patients: a single-center observational study
Recent studies have suggested that anticoagulant therapy does not confer a survival benefit overall in sepsis, but might be beneficial in sepsis-associated disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). In part...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2019 7:63
Non-convulsive seizures in the encephalopathic critically ill cancer patient does not necessarily portend a poor prognosis
Non-convulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) is present in 10–30% of ICU patients with altered mental status (AMS) and is associated to poor outcomes. To our knowledge, there is no data describing the prevalence a...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2019 7:62
Monitoring of muscle mass in critically ill patients: comparison of ultrasound and two bioelectrical impedance analysis devices
Skeletal muscle atrophy commonly occurs in critically ill patients, and decreased muscle mass is associated with worse clinical outcomes. Muscle mass can be assessed using various tools, including ultrasound a...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2019 7:61
Parental opinions regarding consent for observational research of no or minimal risk in the pediatric intensive care unit
The aim of the study was to determine opinions and knowledge regarding the process of obtaining informed consent to participate in observational research in pediatric intensive care.
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2019 7:60
Neuromuscular electrical stimulation in critically ill traumatic brain injury patients attenuates muscle atrophy, neurophysiological disorders, and weakness: a randomized controlled trial
Critically ill traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients experience extensive muscle damage during their stay in the intensive care unit. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) has been considered a promising...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2019 7:59
Role of serial lactate measurement to predict 28-day mortality in patients undergoing emergency laparotomy for perforation peritonitis: prospective observational study
Serial lactate measurement is found to predict mortality in septic shock. Majority of patients with perforation peritonitis for emergency laparotomy are in sepsis and mortality rate is substantial. However, la...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2019 7:58
Early versus delayed mobilization for in-hospital mortality and health-related quality of life among critically ill patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis
This systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials aimed to investigate the efficacy of early mobilization among critically ill adult patients.
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2019 7:57
Change in diaphragm and intercostal muscle thickness in mechanically ventilated patients: a prospective observational ultrasonography study
Diaphragm atrophy is observed in mechanically ventilated patients. However, the atrophy is not investigated in other respiratory muscles. Therefore, we conducted a two-center prospective observational study to...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2019 7:56
Early management of sepsis in medical patients in rural Thailand: a single-center prospective observational study
The burden of sepsis is highest in low- and middle-income countries, though the management of sepsis in these settings is poorly characterized. Therefore, the objective of this study was to assess the early ma...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2019 7:55
Influence of lung aeration on diaphragmatic contractility during a spontaneous breathing trial: an ultrasound study
A spontaneous breathing trial (SBT) is a major diagnostic tool to predict successfully extubation in patients. Several factors may lead to weaning failure, including the degree of lung aeration loss and diaphr...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2019 7:54
Determinants of gait independence after mechanical ventilation in the intensive care unit: a Japanese multicenter retrospective exploratory cohort study
Gait independence is one of the most important factors related to returning home from the hospital for patients treated in the intensive care unit (ICU), but the factors affecting gait independence have not be...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2019 7:53
Comparison of point-of-care peripheral perfusion assessment using pulse oximetry sensor with manual capillary refill time: clinical pilot study in the emergency department
Traditional capillary refill time (CRT) is a manual measurement that is commonly used by clinicians to identify deterioration in peripheral perfusion status. Our study compared a novel method of measuring peri...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2019 7:52
Enhanced renal clearance and impact on vancomycin pharmacokinetic parameters in patients with hemorrhagic stroke
The majority of patients with hemorrhagic stroke experience enhanced renal clearance or augmented renal clearance (ARC). The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of enhanced renal clearance or ARC...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2019 7:51
Ventilator weaning protocols have been shown to reduce the duration of mechanical ventilation (MV), intensive care unit length of stay, and resource use. However, weaning protocols have not significantly affec...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2019 7:50
Association between dexmedetomidine use for the treatment of alcohol withdrawal syndrome and intensive care unit length of stay
Alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS) is commonly treated in medical ICUs and typically requires high resource utilization. Dexmedetomidine for AWS has not been extensively investigated, and guidelines regarding i...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2019 7:49
Risk factors of frailty and death or only frailty after intensive care in non-frail elderly patients: a prospective non-interventional study
Frailty status is recognized as an important parameter in critically ill elderly patients, but nothing is known about outcomes in non-frail patients regarding the development of frailty or frailty and death af...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2019 7:48
Serum lactate poorly predicts central venous oxygen saturation in critically ill patients: a retrospective cohort study
Serum lactate and central venous oxygen saturation (ScvO2) are commonly used and commonly recommended as markers of tissue oxygenation in shock states. Medical literature has both explicitly stated and implied th...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2019 7:47
Early recognition of sepsis is challenging, and diagnostic criteria have changed repeatedly. We assessed the robustness of sepsis-3 criteria in intensive care unit (ICU) patients.
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2019 7:46
A 2-year multicenter, observational, prospective, cohort study on extracorporeal CO2 removal in a large metropolis area
Extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCO2R) is a promising technique for the management of acute respiratory failure, but with a limited level of evidence to support its use outside clinical trials and/or data...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2019 7:45
Artificial neural networks improve and simplify intensive care mortality prognostication: a national cohort study of 217,289 first-time intensive care unit admissions
We investigated if early intensive care unit (ICU) scoring with the Simplified Acute Physiology Score (SAPS 3) could be improved using artificial neural networks (ANNs).
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2019 7:44
An error occurred during the publication of a number of articles in Journal of Intensive Care. Several articles were published in volume 7 with a duplicate citation number.
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2019 7:43
Association between fluid overload and SOFA score kinetics in septic shock patients: a retrospective multicenter study
Fluid infusion represents one of the cornerstones of resuscitation therapies in order to increase oxygen delivery during septic shock. Fluid overload as a consequence of excessive fluid administration seems to...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2019 7:42
Prognostic accuracy of SOFA, qSOFA and SIRS criteria in hematological cancer patients: a retrospective multicenter study
With Sepsis-3, the increase in sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA) as a clinical score for the identification of patients with sepsis and quickSOFA (qSOFA) for the identification of patients at risk of ...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2019 7:41
Correction to: Neutrophils are a main source of circulating suPAR predicting outcome in critical illness
In the original publication of this article , the content of Authors’ contributions needs to be revised as below:
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2019 7:40
Impact of the academic calendar cycle on survival outcome of injured patients: a retrospective cohort study at a community emergency department in Japan
Commencement of a new academic cycle is presumed to be associated with poor patient outcomes. However, supportive evidence is limited for trauma patients treated in under-resourced hospitals, especially those ...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2019 7:39
Long-stay pediatric patients in Japanese intensive care units: their significant presence and a newly developed, simple predictive score
The length of stay (LOS) in intensive care units (ICUs) has been used as a good indicator not only for resource consumption but also for health outcomes of patients. However, data regarding pediatric LOS in Ja...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2019 7:38
The effect of a rapid molecular blood test on the use of antibiotics for nosocomial sepsis: a randomized clinical trial
Appropriate use of antimicrobials is essential to improve outcomes in sepsis. The aim of this study was to determine whether the use of a rapid molecular blood test—SeptiFast (SF) reduces the antibiotic consumpti...
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2019 7:37
Risk factors and the resistance mechanisms involved in Pseudomonas aeruginosa mutation in critically ill patients
The objective of this study was to determine the main risk factors of Pseudomonas aeruginosa mutation as well as the mechanisms of acquired resistance.
Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2019 7:36
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