Jilles B. Bijker

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BACKGROUND Intraoperative hypotension (IOH) is frequently associated with adverse outcome such as 1-yr mortality. However, there is no consensus on the correct definition of IOH. The authors studied a number of different definitions of IOH, based on blood pressure thresholds and minimal episode durations, and their association with 1-yr mortality after(More)
BACKGROUND Intraoperative hypotension (IOH) is a common side effect of general anesthesia and has been reported to be associated with adverse perioperative outcomes. These associations were found using different definitions for IOH. It is unknown whether the incidences of IOH found with those different definitions are comparable. The authors aimed to(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative stroke is a rare but major complication after surgery. The most often proposed mechanism is an embolus originating from the heart or great vessels. The role of intraoperative hypotension in the occurrence and evolution of postoperative stroke is largely unknown. METHODS A case-control study was conducted among 48,241 patients who(More)
BACKGROUND Although respiratory problems are by far the most frequent complications of pediatric anesthesia, there are currently no reliable data on the incidence of perioperative hypoxemia in children. Most studies investigating the incidence of pediatric respiratory complications were based on self-report. METHODS We studied the incidence of(More)
PURPOSE A stroke is an uncommon but potentially devastating complication after surgery. Although hypoperfusion is often mentioned as a possible cause of a perioperative stroke, a thorough investigation is needed into the role of intraoperative and/or postoperative hypotension in the occurrence and development of perioperative cerebral ischemia. In this(More)
BACKGROUND Adenoidectomy (AD) and adenotonsillectomy (ATE) are frequently occurring and often painful interventions in children. In literature, it is very prevalent that postoperative pain in children following ATE is hard to control. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and severity of postoperative pain in children undergoing AD and(More)
PURPOSE Artifacts in anesthesia information management system (AIMS) databases may influence research results. Filtering during data capturing can prevent artifacts from being stored. In this prospective study, we assessed the reliability of AIMS data by determining the incidence of artifactual values stored in the AIMS. METHODS Vital parameter values(More)
BACKGROUND Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare, life threatening soft tissue infection, primarily involving the fascia and subcutaneous tissue. In a large cohort of patients presenting with Necrotizing fasciitis in the Netherlands we analysed all available data to determine the causative pathogens and describe clinical management and outcome. METHODS We(More)
OBJECTIVE The Dutch national patient safety platform developed a protocol for the preparation of intravenous medication; the Aseptic Non-Touch Technique (ANTT). Use of ANTT on nursing wards has shown to reduce contamination of intravenous medication. Therefore it is dictated by the Dutch Healthcare Inspectorate that this technique has to be used at all(More)
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