Annemarije Braber

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Mild therapeutic hypothermia (MTH) is used after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) to minimize cerebral damage. Induced hypothermia may further interfere with cardiac function and influence haemodynamics after OHCA. METHODS This was a prospective study of haemodynamic variables in 50 consecutive patients with OHCA treated with(More)
Fifty-six dairy bacteria belonging to the genera Lactococcus, Lactobacillus, Pediococcus, Propionibacterium, Streptococcus, Enterococcus, Leuconostoc, and Brevibacterium were screened for antifungal activity against four species of fungi relevant to the cheese industry (Penicillium discolor, Penicillium commune, Penicillium roqueforti, and Aspergillus(More)
Strategies that increase the ability of human hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells to repair alkylator-induced DNA damage may prevent the severe hematopoietic toxicity in patients with cancer undergoing high-dose alkylator therapy. In the context of genetic diseases, this approach may allow for selection of small numbers of cells that would not otherwise(More)
BACKGROUND It is uncertain whether lung-protective mechanical ventilation using low tidal volumes should be used in all critically ill patients, irrespective of the presence of the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). A low tidal volume strategy includes use of higher respiratory rates, which could be associated with increased sedation needs, a(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES To study the characteristics of patients dying in the ICU, dying after ICU treatment during the same hospitalization period in general wards and post-ICU hospital survivors. In addition, causes of death and post-ICU mortality (PICUM) predictors were addressed. METHODS The present study is a retrospective single centre cohort(More)
Many ICU survivors experience physical, cognitive and mental complications of critical care. This phenomenon has recently been defined as post-intensive care syndrome (PICS). We present 2 patients who survived treatment in an ICU. One of these patients, a 71-year-old male, had pneumosepsis and multiple organ failure. He was treated for 10 days in the ICU.(More)
OBJECTIVES The presence of respiratory viruses and the association with outcomes were assessed in invasively ventilated ICU patients, stratified by admission diagnosis. DESIGN Prospective observational study. SETTING Five ICUs in the Netherlands. PATIENTS Between September 1, 2013, and April 30, 2014, 1,407 acutely admitted and invasively ventilated(More)
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