Atsushi Kawaguchi received his MD degree in 2003 from the Osaka University School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan. Between 2003 and 2007, Dr Kawaguchi specialized in paediatrics at various institutions in Japan, completing his clinical fellowship in paediatric critical care. Since 2010, he is Staff Physician at the Pediatric Emergency and Intensive Care Center, Tokyo Metropolitan Children’s Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan. His research and other interests include, among others: ventilatory management of children with acute respiratory distress syndrome, especially airway pressure release ventilation; haemodynamic monitoring of severely ill children in intensive care; health policy and system building for critically ill children; and clinical epidemiology and systematic reviews and meta-analysis.
1 November 2010