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Department of Intensive Care Unit

The Department of Intensive Care Unit manages and mainly treats patients after highly invasive surgery and patients with severe conditions such as sepsis, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, and shock.

Medical services

Staff specializing in acute medicine, internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine, nephrology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, general surgery, and anesthesiology provide around-the-clock intensive care in the ICU.

Treatment policy

Treatment plans are determined at daily ICU conferences attended by ICU staff and physicians from departments specializing in the care each ICU patient requires.


Ventilation management

For patients with ARDS and severe pneumonia who cannot be managed by ordinary artificial ventilation, the optimal artificial ventilation management is performed based on the latest evidence.


The diagnosis of shock is based on the pathologic condition and appropriate treatment is provided according to the cause, aiming at early stabilization.

Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome

Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome caused by shock and sepsis is treated using mechanical devices (artificial ventilation, acute blood purification, assisted circulatory device, etc.)

Kent Doi

Kent Doi


Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Critical Care and Emergency Medical Center/ER, Department of Intensive Care Unit, Department of Medical Engineering, Department of Disaster Medical Management


M.D., Ph.D.


Critical care medicine, Emergency medicine, Nephrology

Research Interests

Sepsis, Multiple organ failure, Acute kidney injury, Blood purification



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Since the Secondary ICU was installed in 2007, the Intensive Care Unit had been managed with a total of 40 beds comprising the Primary and Secondary ICUs until the Critical Care Center was launched in 2010, and 6 of the beds in the Secondary ICU were reallocated for critical care, consequently decreasing the total number of ICU beds to 34. The repair work which took place in 2010 also led to a temporary decrease in the number of inpatients; however, with an increasing number of patients with severe diseases visiting the center for emergency outpatient services, the total number of inpatients has been increasing since then.

Annual number of inpatients

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Primary ICU 823 795 844 760 675
Secondary ICU 1,865 1,865 1,862 1,817 1,755
Critical Care Center ICU 220
(from August)
Total 2,688 2,660 2,706 2,797 2,698

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