Patrick van de Voorde

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This quote from Mark Twain is excerpted from his article in the Hartford Daily Courant commemorating the 500th year anniversary of the birth of Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of the movable type press. Admittedly, Gutenberg's invention was one of the more significant inventions in the past millennium. It simplified the production of the written work,(More)
uropean Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation 2015 ection 11. The ethics of resuscitation and end-of-life decisions eo L. Bossaerta,∗, Gavin D. Perkinsb,c, Helen Askitopouloud,e, Violetta I. Raffay f, obert Greifg, Kirstie L. Haywoodh, Spyros D. Mentzelopoulos i, Jerry P. Nolanj, atrick Van de Voordek,l, Theodoros T. Xanthosm,n, on behalf of(More)
OBJECTIVES To obtain the year prevalence of nonfatal motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) in adolescents, to describe trauma symptoms (posttraumatic stress, depression, anxiety, dissociation), and to test a theoretical model of traumatic events. METHODS A community-based sample of 3,007 adolescents (mean age: 14.6 years) completed questionnaires regarding MVAs,(More)
With this study we aimed to describe a “true world” picture of severe paediatric ‘community-acquired’ septic shock and establish the feasibility of a future prospective trial on early goal-directed therapy in children. During a 6-month to 1-year retrospective screening period in 16 emergency departments (ED) in 12 different countries, all children with(More)
The echographic appearance of the wall of normal well-filled and contracted gallbladders was studied prospectively in 25 persons. Using gray-scale equipment, the wall of the filled gallbladder appeared as a single reflecting structure, whereas during contraction, three different components could be distinguished. The exact recognition of this particular(More)
OBJECTIVE This study presents an analysis of clinical data of the circumstances and outcome of paediatric (0-16 years) out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (p-OHCA) in Belgium. METHODS This was a retrospective study of a prospective population-based registration of physician-attended [mobile emergency group (MUG)] emergency medical services (EMS) interventions(More)
Sudden out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) with unsuccessful cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is the third leading cause of death in industrialised nations.1 After OHCA, the overall survival rates are 2–10%.2–4 In Europe and in the US together, 700,000 people die of OHCA every year. The same applies to other industrialised regions of the world. Many of(More)
OBJECTIVE The European Paediatric Life Support (EPLS) provider course aims at training doctors and nurses in the efficient and prompt management of cardiopulmonary arrest in children. EPLS is a 2-day European Resuscitation Council course, involving the teaching of theoretical knowledge and practical skills. The aim of the study was to evaluate the retention(More)
AIM The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is not always easy to score and its reliability has been questioned. In adults the GCS Motor score has proven a valuable alternative, as it is easier to assess yet shows similar predictive capacity for outcome. We wanted to test the non-inferiority of the Glasgow Coma Motor score GCS-M versus the Total score GCS-T for(More)