Nick Vermeersch

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BACKGROUND In this prospective, placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomized clinical trial, we investigated the effect of a single preoperative bolus dose of tranexamic acid (15 mg/kg) on perioperative blood losses and packed cell transfusion requirements in patients scheduled for primary unilateral total hip replacement surgery for degenerative(More)
In this case report we try to illustrate the importance of correct diagnostic reasoning and the misleading features of point-of-care testing. This case illustrates that even though hyperglycemia, ketonuria, a raised anion gap metabolic acidosis, and acute abdominal pain almost inevitably warrant a diagnosis of diabetic ketoacidosis, other possibilities(More)
We present the case report of a 57-year-old woman with severe monointoxication with dosulepine (Prothiaden) who developed a Brugada-like electrocardiographic pattern. In tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) poisoning the Brugada-like pattern on electrocardiogram is a characteristic albeit rare manifestation of the frequently occurring conduction abnormalities(More)
Gas gangrene of the liver is a rare clinical syndrome associated with a high rate of mortality. It is mostly associated with malignancy and immunosuppression. We report on a male patient who presented at the department of emergency medicine with high fever but no localised complaints. CT scan revealed a cavitary lesion filled with air in the liver.(More)
BACKGROUND Aortic dissection limited to the abdominal aorta is a rare clinical entity with non-specific clinical features. Optimal treatment, as well as natural history and progression of the disease, remain unclear. In 1992 we -reported 5 cases of isolated abdominal aortic dissection (IAAD) and in the present paper we update our series with 5 additional(More)
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