Letter to the editor

Impaired pulmonary function, muscle strength and quality of life in critically ill COVID-19 survivors

January 1, 2022

Dear editor, The immediate damaging impact of the new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on the respiratory system is substantial; furthermore the long-term consequences remain unclear.…

Screening for venous thromboembolism in COVID-19 patients on the intensive care unit

January 1, 2022

Abstract Thromboembolic complications are frequently encountered in patients with severe COVID-19 disease in the intensive care unit (ICU). We assessed the prevalence of venous thromboembolism…

Fraction of inspired oxygen (FiO2) to modulate respiratory drive in a mechanically ventilated patient

March 1, 2021

Dear editor, With great interest we read the review by Jonkman, de Vries and Heunks, extensively explaining the physiology of respiratory drive in ICU patients,…

When to start spontaneous breathing in mechanically ventilated COVID-19 patients? Oxygenation index and PaO2 /FiO2 ratio can help

March 1, 2021

Dear editor, Patients with COVID-19 induced respiratory failure are initially treated with lung-protective controlled mechanical ventilation to prevent ventilator-induced lung injury.[1] Adequate timing of the…