Issue 3 – May 2022

Voriconazole for pulmonary aspergillosis: a case report underlining the necessity of drug monitoring

May 1, 2022

Abstract Voriconazole is commonly used for the treatment of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis. Recent guidelines strongly advise routine therapeutic drug monitoring for patients receiving voriconazole. We…

Volume 30, Issue 3 – May 2022

May 1, 2022

Frequent CRRT circuit failure in COVID-19: observations of a novel anticoagulation approach

May 1, 2022

Abstract Background: Continuous renal replacement therapy in the treatment of patients with active COVID-19 is frequently complicated by thrombosis in the extracorporeal circuit resulting in…

Postoperative graft spasm after coronary artery bypass surgery in a patient with hyperparathyroidism

May 1, 2022

Abstract We present the case of a 70-year-old man who developed postoperative graft spasm after coronary artery bypass surgery, which was successfully treated with calcium…

Organ donation after euthanasia in the Netherlands

May 1, 2022

Abstract Organ donation after euthanasia is performed in the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain and Canada. In these countries, altruistic patients, who often suffer from a neurodegenerative…

Rescue plasmapheresis for massive shear stress-induced haemolysis following paravalvular leak closure

May 1, 2022

Abstract Given the increasing use of transcatheter (para)valvular interventions and mechanical circulatory support, haemolysis is becoming a more frequently encountered complication. In this setting, patients…

Organ donation after euthanasia in the Netherlands: valuable or costly?

May 1, 2022

It has been 10 years since the first organ donation after euthanasia (ODE) was performed in the Netherlands. Since then, many procedures have been carried…

Potential pandemic pathogens series: Nipah virus

March 1, 2022

In the last two years we have experienced the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in our lives and hospitals. Pandemics are part of the history…