Volume 31, Issue 1 – January 2023
A 77-year-old male was admitted with COVID-19 requiring intubation, prone positioning and treatment for bilateral segmental pulmonary embolism. Medical history consisted of type 2 diabetes and stable chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. Two weeks after intubation, he…Read article
Abstract A 48-year-old male presented to our emergency department after a suicide attempt using the helium method. This increasingly popular method of inhaling helium rapidly causes asphyxia and death. When the supply of helium is…Read article
Abstract Meigs syndrome is a rare clinical entity of benign origin in which a triad of ovarian tumour (usually ovarian fibroma or fibroid-like tumour), hydrothorax and ascites co-exist and raise suspicion of malignancy. Here, we…Read article
Abstract Air embolism is the entry of gas into vascular structures. It is a rare life-threatening complication of several medical procedures, in particular lung biopsy and central catheter insertion. The prevalence is 0.06%, but may…Read article
Abstract A 72-year-old patient was admitted to the intensive care unit with respiratory failure due to rapidly progressive interstitial lung disease (ILD). All cultures and PCRs focused on ILD were negative and a paraneoplastic phenomenon…Read article
Every couple of years the Netherlands Journal of Critical Care replaces the editor in chief and his/her entourage. After taking on this role in 2018, now, four years later, Prof. Dirk Donker and his associate…Read article
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