Volume 29, Issue 6 – November 2021

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Deciding on ICU admission

During the COVID-19 pandemic, which has affected hundreds of millions of people worldwide, the number of patients in need of intensive care was enormous and much higher than the routinely available capacity of ICUs in…

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Comparing the Dutch ICU triage guidelines to guidelines from abroad: differences and similarities

Abstract Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has overwhelmed healthcare systems all over the world. Many countries have formulated guidelines for a scenario in which ICU triage is needed: when there are more patients requiring ICU beds…

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A rare case of auto-intoxication with an antidote: fampridine

Abstract A 57-year-old female was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) after an attempted suicide with fampridine. She was comatose and experienced multiple seizures. Moreover, during her ICU stay she developed rhabdomyolysis and acute…

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A subarachnoid haemorrhage heralding bacterial endocarditis

Abstract We present the case of subarachnoid haemorrhage caused by a ruptured infectious intracranial aneurysm secondary to endocarditis in a young man. He presented with signs of a neurological event, which turned out to be…

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Development of a research agenda for critical care medicine in the Netherlands: the time is now

Abstract The development of a research agenda is important for critical care medicine in the Netherlands in order to improve care for critically ill patients. Also, defining the most important research questions informs policy makers…

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