Bianca van Wetten

Diffuse alveolar haemorrhage in ANCA-associated vasculitis following cocaine use

September 1, 2021

Case presentation A 32-year-old man presented to the emergency department with haemoptysis and cough developing over a few days. His medical history included MPO-ANCA-associated vasculitis…

Remission of catatonia after intravenous propofol infusion for unrelated reasons

September 1, 2021

Abstract In the aftermath of a cerebrovascular accident, a 66-year-old male patient with a recurrent depressive disorder displayed prolonged stupor, mutism, negativism, immobility, catalepsia and…

Volume 29, Issue 4 – July 2021

July 1, 2021

Fatal haemolytic shock

July 1, 2021

Figure 1. Coronary view of the abdominal computed tomography scan. A 65-year-old man presented to his general practitioner with complaints of progressive abdominal pain, which…

Transfusion of a disillusion? When well-meant clinical intuition meets individualised physiology

July 1, 2021

We all realise that blood transfusions can be beneficial but may also potentially harm our patients. Generally accepted restrictive transfusion thresholds for red blood cells…

POCUS series: ultrasound during cardiopulmonary resuscitation

July 1, 2021

Abstract This article is part of the point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) series. During cardiopulmonary resuscitation, bedside ultrasound has important clinical value for confirming a diagnosis, establishing…

Physiological nonutility of red blood cell transfusion in acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure

July 1, 2021

Abstract Purpose: Transfusing red blood cells (RBCs) in non-bleeding critically ill patients once the haemoglobin meets a certain threshold is the standard of care, despite…

Extracorporeal rewarming and support in severe hypothermia with cardiac arrest: a return from death

July 1, 2021

Abstract Severe hypothermia leads to cardiac instability; however, it also has protective effects due to decreased metabolic activity. Therefore, prolonged resuscitation is advised in hypothermic…

Arytenoid swelling due to inhalation frostbite injury after the recreational use of nitrous oxide

July 1, 2021

Abstract In this case report, we present a patient with a potentially life-threatening airway obstruction after the recreational use of nitrous oxide. The patient initially…

Endoscopic treatment of pharmacobezoar caused by slow-release clomipramine and quetiapine overdose

July 1, 2021

Abstract A pharmacobezoar is a rare entity characterised by an accumulation of undigested pills in the gastrointestinal tract. It is often induced by massive drug…