Volume 29, Issue 1 – January 2021

Cover Volume 29, Issue 1

EEG in patients admitted after cardiac arrest: daily clinical practice

The role of electroencephalography (EEG) in patients admitted to your intensive care unit (ICU) after cardiac arrest has changed substantially in the last few years. In the old days, an EEG was advised in patients…

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Value of electroencephalography for prognosis and treatment of comatose patients after circulatory arrest

Abstract All comatose patients after circulatory arrest initially have a severely abnormal disturbed electroencephalogram. The speed of normalisation is a robust contributor to prediction of outcome. Differences between patients with poor and good outcome are…

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Late development of Takotsubo syndrome following intensive care unit discharge

Abstract Takotsubo syndrome (TTS), previously called Takotsubo cardiomyopathy and stress cardiomyopathy, is an acute form of regional heart failure that usually mimics acute myocardial infarction. TTS is often precipitated by catecholamine release associated with an…

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Jaundice due to autoimmune haemolytic anaemia in a patient with Gram-negative septic shock

Abstract Toxic shock syndrome and sepsis-induced cholestasis are the foremost common causes of jaundice in the intensive care unit. A rare cause of jaundice is autoimmune haemolytic anaemia (AIHA). We present a case in which…

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Validation of the Nursing Activities Score (NAS) using timeand-motion measurements in Dutch intensive care units

Abstract Background The Nursing Activities Score (NAS) is widely used for measuring the workload of intensive care unit (ICU) nurses. However, the performance of the NAS to measure actual nursing time has not been comprehensively…

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Leptospira-induced acute disseminated encephalomyelitis

Abstract We describe a patient with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis following leptospira infection. This case highlights the importance of complete investigation for diagnosis and early treatment, leading to a better prognosis and reduction in morbidity and…

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A case of cerebral and coronary air embolism after flushing of a pleural drain

Abstract This report describes the case of a 64-year-old woman with loss of consciousness, forced deviation of the head and eyes, and signs of myocardial infarction immediately after flushing of a pleural drain. A CT…

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Treacher Collins syndrome: a case report

Abstract Treacher Collins syndrome is an inherited and rare, autosomal dominant condition that presents several craniofacial deformities at different levels. The disorder is characterised by abnormalities of the auricular pinna, hypoplasia of facial bones, antimongoloid…

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