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Welcome to the World Journal of Critical Care Medicine

The World Journal of Critical Care Medicine (WJCCM) is a leading academic journal devoted to reporting the latest, cutting-edge research progress and findings of basic research and clinical practice in the field of critical care medicine.  It was launched on February 4, 2012 and is published trimonthly (4 issues annually) by BPG, the world's leading professional clinical medical journal publishing company.

We encourage critical care medicine experts worldwide to submit manuscripts to the WJCCM describing their original basic or clinical research findings that are of high academic value and which report new diagnostic techniques or summarize their treatment experiences.

The usual times related to all publication processes of the WJCCM are as follows: (1) From manuscript receipt to peer-review: 2-4 weeks; (2) From initial manuscript acceptance, with revisions, to return of the revised manuscript from the authors: 4-5 weeks; (3) From return of the revised manuscript from the authors to final acceptance: 1-2 weeks; (4) From final acceptance to an article in press: 2 days; and (5) From article in press designation to formal release of the electronic version and all online documentation: 2-9 weeks. The WJCCM’s acceptance rate: 56%. Submit here >>

2017 Published Issues
1
Editors-in-Chief

Bart Van Rompaey, BSc,MSc,PhD, Associate Professor,Nurse

Indexing/Abstracting

PubMed, PubMed Central.

Journal Metrics

There is currently no impact factor.

ISSN

2220-3141(online)

Review
Practical strategies for increasing efficiency and effectiveness in critical care education  
Maurice F Joyce, Sheri Berg, Edward A Bittner
World J Crit Care Med 6(1):1-12. Published online Feb 4, 2017. doi: 10.5492/wjccm.v6.i1.1
Minireviews
Management of parenteral nutrition in critically ill patients  
Paolo Cotogni
World J Crit Care Med 6(1):13-20. Published online Feb 4, 2017. doi: 10.5492/wjccm.v6.i1.13
Exertional rhabdomyolysis and heat stroke: Beware of volatile anesthetic sedation  
Karel Heytens, Jan De Bleecker, Walter Verbrugghe, Jonathan Baets, Luc Heytens
World J Crit Care Med 6(1):21-27. Published online Feb 4, 2017. doi: 10.5492/wjccm.v6.i1.21
Nutrient stimulation of mesenteric blood flow - implications for older critically ill patients  
Thu AN Nguyen, Yasmine Ali Abdelhamid, Liza K Phillips, Leeanne S Chapple, Michael Horowitz, Karen L Jones, Adam M Deane
World J Crit Care Med 6(1):28-36. Published online Feb 4, 2017. doi: 10.5492/wjccm.v6.i1.28
Basic Study
Impact of high dose vitamin C on platelet function  
Bassem M Mohammed, Kimberly W Sanford, Bernard J Fisher, Erika J Martin, Daniel Contaifer Jr, Urszula Osinska Warncke, Dayanjan S Wijesinghe, Charles E Chalfant, Donald F Brophy, Alpha A Fowler III, Ramesh Natarajan
World J Crit Care Med 6(1):37-47. Published online Feb 4, 2017. doi: 10.5492/wjccm.v6.i1.37
Retrospective Study
Risk factors for mortality in postoperative peritonitis in critically ill patients  
Yoann Launey, Benjamin Duteurtre, Raphaëlle Larmet, Nicolas Nesseler, Audrey Tawa, Yannick Mallédant, Philippe Seguin
World J Crit Care Med 6(1):48-55. Published online Feb 4, 2017. doi: 10.5492/wjccm.v6.i1.48
Observational Study
Implementation of enteral feeding protocol in an intensive care unit: Before-and-after study  
Martin Padar, Gerli Uusvel, Liis Starkopf, Joel Starkopf, Annika Reintam Blaser
World J Crit Care Med 6(1):56-64. Published online Feb 4, 2017. doi: 10.5492/wjccm.v6.i1.56
Timing, method and discontinuation of hydrocortisone administration for septic shock patients  
Miguel A Ibarra-Estrada, Quetzalcóatl Chávez-Peña, Claudia I Reynoso-Estrella, Jorge Rios-Zermeño, Pável E Aguilera-González, Miguel A García-Soto, Guadalupe Aguirre-Avalos
World J Crit Care Med 6(1):65-73. Published online Feb 4, 2017. doi: 10.5492/wjccm.v6.i1.65
Prospective Study
Comparison of inhaled milrinone, nitric oxide and prostacyclin in acute respiratory distress syndrome  
Martin Albert, Daniel Corsilli, David R Williamson, Marc Brosseau, Patrick Bellemare, Stéphane Delisle, Anne QN Nguyen, France Varin
World J Crit Care Med 6(1):74-78. Published online Feb 4, 2017. doi: 10.5492/wjccm.v6.i1.74
Attributable cost of a nosocomial infection in the intensive care unit: A prospective cohort study  
Binila Chacko, Kurien Thomas, Thambu David, Hema Paul, Lakshmanan Jeyaseelan, John Victor Peter
World J Crit Care Med 6(1):79-84. Published online Feb 4, 2017. doi: 10.5492/wjccm.v6.i1.79
Case Report
Intravenous vitamin C as adjunctive therapy for enterovirus/rhinovirus induced acute respiratory distress syndrome  
Alpha A Fowler III, Christin Kim, Lawrence Lepler, Rajiv Malhotra, Orlando Debesa, Ramesh Natarajan, Bernard J Fisher, Aamer Syed, Christine DeWilde, Anna Priday, Vigneshwar Kasirajan
World J Crit Care Med 6(1):85-90. Published online Feb 4, 2017. doi: 10.5492/wjccm.v6.i1.85