Dirk R G Danschutter

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On December 26, 2004, a devastating earthquake occurred in the Indian Ocean very near to Sumatra's coast. The Belgian Association for Pediatrics assembled a medical team of 30 volunteers from 4 hospitals to assist with disaster relief. They traveled to Indonesia, set up a rudimentary care facility, and worked with teams from many countries. In a disaster(More)
The aim was to identify a set of competences for the Flemish academic Master of Nursing and Obstetrics degree that answer perceived needs in health care. The competency model was to demonstrate a degree of consensus among key nurses. The study was conducted in all Flemish hospitals registered to have 400 beds or more. Head nurses of surgery, geriatrics and(More)
We report the case of an 8 year old boy presenting with episodes of decreased consciousness. As the boy's father died of a sudden cardiac death (SCD) at the age of 31 years, among other causes a Brugada syndrome (BS) was suspected. The boy was further examined at the UZ Brussels Heart Rhythm Management Center. The intravenous administration of ajmaline(More)
BACKGROUND Five children with catheter-related deep venous thrombosis were encountered in our PICU. Three types of polyvinyl chloride tubing for the administration of intravenous solutions were in use (Terumo, Codan, and Perfusend). All were di-(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate plasticized. We suspected problems with the Codan tubing. METHODS Different types of(More)
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