Volume 30, Issue 4 – July 2022

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Why does the lung turn from black to white?

A 66-year-old man presented to the emergency department with an eight day history of productive cough and malaise. Six days before presentation he tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. His medical history includes asthma and polyarthritis. The…

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Getting the tissue is the issue?

Abstract A 65-year-old man presented to hospital with fever, abdominal pain and a central liver lesion on computed tomography. He was treated for a presumed liver abscess but despite antibiotic treatment there was progression of…

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A survey on implementation of physician assistants in ICUs in the Netherlands

Abstract Background: In several countries, the advanced practice provider (APP) is positioned as a clinician in an acute care setting. In the Netherlands, physician assistants (PAs), the equivalent of the APP, are increasingly being employed…

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Potential pandemic pathogens series: Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever

In the last two years we have experienced the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in our lives and hospitals. Pandemics are part of the history of humanity and we can be certain that in the…

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Task substitution in the ICU

Every year, approximately 65,000 to 75,000 patients are admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) in the Netherlands.[1] These patients have complex care needs and often comorbidities which require intensive care management. Given the increasing number…

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