Volume 30, Issue 1 – January 2022

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How medical students in a COVID-19 command centre improve communication and decrease physician workload

Abstract Last year the global community was confronted with COVID-19, a rapidly spreading pandemic disease. Hospitals had to cope with an increasing number of infectious patients, at times overwhelming their capacity. To prevent further transmission…

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Yet another COVID-19 special

Almost a year ago, the Netherlands Journal of Critical Care published a special  COVID-19 edition. In the editorial of that issue I wrote ‘Hopefully, the measures imposed on society and the beneficial effect of the…

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Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) in the paediatric intensive care unit

Abstract Currently the world is facing a pandemic caused by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Although most children and adolescents are asymptomatic or only have mild symptoms during the acute stage…

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The other side of coagulation complications in COVID-19: a case report of two major bleeding events

Abstract Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is still an ongoing pandemic and has already resulted in millions of deaths worldwide. Since it is frequently associated with thrombotic complications, most hospitalised patients receive some form of anticoagulant…

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

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. Limited studies describe the functional outcome of critically ill COVID-19…

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

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 (VTE) in critically ill COVID-19 patients treated with dexamethasone and…

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