Volume 30, Issue 5 – September 2022

NJCC 2022-5 Vol 30 WEB

Forecast with eyes wide open – a perspective on the upcoming winter

Since the onset of the coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, many patients have become infected. In addition, many have been admitted to intensive care due to the severity of the disease, exacerbated comorbidities or…

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Vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia with saddle pulmonary embolism, a therapeutic challenge

Case A 63-year-old woman was brought to the emergency department because of chest pain, severe dyspnoea and syncope. She had been experiencing abdominal discomfort and vomiting since her vaccination with ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 (AstraZeneca) 12 days…

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A case series of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm in octogenarians: what is the impact of frailty?

Abstract Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm is a life-threatening condition that occurs mainly in the elderly patient. The decision whether or not to operate on an elderly patient with a ruptured aneurysm is complicated and should…

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When man’s best friend becomes a dangerous breed

Abstract In this article we present two cases of Capnocytophaga canimorsus (C. canimorsus)-related sepsis presenting with different clinical symptoms. C. canimorsus is a commensal bacterium in the gingival flora of dogs and cats but can…

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The role of the Dutch National Intensive Care Evaluation registry during the COVID-19 pandemic

Abstract In this paper we describe how the data infrastructure of an existing national quality registry was adapted to meet public health, research and capacity needs for information on COVID-19 hospitalisations in the Netherlands. Introduction…

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Potential pandemic pathogens series: MERS virus

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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