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[Featured Topic] COVID-19 related articles in JINC

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Effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on cardiac arrest resuscitation practices and outcomes in non-COVID-19 patient
Published 10 September 2021 Vol.9,  No.55

The Ichikado CT score as a prognostic tool for coronavirus disease 2019 pneumonia: a retrospective cohort study
Published 21 August 2021 Vol.9, No.42

Conventional risk prediction models fail to accurately predict mortality risk among patients with coronavirus disease 2019 in intensive care units: a difficult time to assess clinical severity and quality of care
Published: 01 June 2021 Vol. 9, No. 42

[Featured Research] Patient–ventilator asynchrony, impact on clinical outcomes and effectiveness of interventions: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Michihito Kyo, Tatsutoshi Shimatani, Koji Hosokawa, Shunsuke Taito, Yuki Kataoka, Shinichiro Ohshimo & Nobuaki Shime 
Vol. 9, Article number: 50 (2021)

In this systematic review and meta-analysis authors addressed two research question on the impact of Patient–ventilator asynchrony (PVA) on clinical outcomes in patients undergoing invasive mechanical ventilation, and the impact of interventions except closed-loop ventilation in patients undergoing invasive mechanical ventilation on PVA. 

[New Guidelines] The Japanese Clinical Practice Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock 2020 (J-SSCG 2020)

Guideline Creation Committee
The Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine & The Japanese Association for Acute Medicine.
Vol. 9, Article number: 53 (2021)

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Jointly organized by the Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine and the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine, the large scale guideline on the management of Sepsis and Sepsis Shock has been revised and published in the Journal of Intensive Care. This revised 2020 edition deals with 108 clinical questions over the 22 selected subjects including the newly added 4 subjects such as patient- and family-centered care, Sepsis treatment system, neuro-intensive treatment, and stress ulcers.
The J-SSCG 2020 is intended to be widely used as a useful bedside guideline in the field of sepsis treatment involving multiple disciplines and is also available on smartphone/tablet App.      

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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 Japanese Clinical Practice Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock 2020 (J-SSCG 2020)

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 and support of APC

Journal of Intensive Care is the official journal of the Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine (JSICM).
In 2021, the Society sponsors 70% of the Journal’s APC for the articles so that the author is charged only 30% of the official APC. The authors who wish to request this sponsorship needs to submit special institutions code during the submission. Please see 'Fees and funding' information section for details.

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

Oxygen administration for critically ill patients
This thematic series offers four narrative reviews offering latest information on Oxigen administration for critically ill patients, aiming to help readers  determine the optimal target and methods.

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.

About Editors

Yoshifumi Kotake, Editor-in-Chief

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Professor of the Department of Anesthesiology at Toho University School of Medicine and Toho University Ohashi Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Kotake also serves as the Director of the Intensive Care Unit, Toho University Ohashi Medical Center.

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 Deputy hospital director of the Hiroshima University Hospital.

Moritoki Egi, Deputy Editor

Egi_PhotoAssociate Professor of the Division of Anesthesiology, Department of Surgery Related, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan.
Dr. Egi also serves as a Deputy Director of the Emergency and Critical Care Center and Intensive Care Unit of Kobe University Hospital.

Takeshi Suzuki, Deputy Editor

SuzukiProfessor and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at Tokai University School of Medicine, Kanagawa, Japan.
Dr. Suzuki also serves as the Director of the Intensive Care Unit, Tokai 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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