Jeroen De Cocker

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OBJECTIVE Risk stratification allows preoperative assessment of cardiac surgical risk faced by individual patients and permits retrospective analysis of postoperative complications in the intensive care unit (ICU). The aim of this single-center study was to investigate the prediction of extended ICU stay after cardiac surgery using both the additive and(More)
OBJECTIVE Following cardiac surgery, a great variety in intensive care unit (ICU) stay is observed, making it often difficult to adequately predict ICU stay preoperatively. Therefore, a study was conducted to investigate, which preoperative variables are independent risk factors for a prolonged ICU stay and whether a patient's risk of experiencing an(More)
A 21-year-old female patient presented with pneumonia and on chest roentgenogram a solitary pulmonary nodule was incidentally found. After an observation period she underwent left upper lobectomy because of documented tumor growth. Pathology showed an intrapulmonary glomus tumor of the proper type, which is a very rare occurrence. Literature review revealed(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Predictive models for the length of stay (LOS) in the intensive care unit (ICU) following cardiac surgery have been developed in the last decade. These risk models use different endpoint and risk factor definitions. This review discusses the need for a uniform multi-institutional risk scoring system for a prolonged ICU LOS.(More)
Aims To define predictors of complications of pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) and compare safety between different ablation techniques. Methods and results One thousand patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) (age 60 ± 10, 72% males, CHA2DS2-VASc score 1 ± 1) underwent PVI using various techniques: conventional PVI (CPVI) using mapping with irrigated(More)
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