Willem Brinkert

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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programs are associated with reduced hospital morbidity and mortality. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether the introduction of ERAS care improved the adverse events in colorectal surgery. In a cohort study, mortality, morbidity, and length of stay were compared between ERAS patients and carefully(More)
BACKGROUND Loop ileostomy is an established technique for temporary deviation of bowel contents to avoid clinical anastomotic leakage, fistulas, or use of an inflamed colon. Anesthetic risks and postoperative complications of the closure operation result in a significant proportion of ileostomies that are never closed, factors that should be borne in mind(More)
Dysmenorrhoea patients experience intense visceral pain during menstruation. Recurrent and/or intense visceral pain can induce facilitation of somatic and visceral nociceptive processing which can lead to viscero-somatic (referred) and viscero-visceral hyperalgesia. Our aim was to study if dysmenorrhoea is associated with hypersensitivity in the referred(More)
Objective: To compare a recently introduced hand-held lactate analyser to a reference point of care analyser (POCI) and the hospital laboratory in a critical care setting. Setting: 10-bed surgical/medical intensive care unit in a teaching hospital. Patients and methods: In 39 critically ill patients, 50 convenience measurement cycles consisting of three(More)
Chronic scrotal pain can be a difficult clinical entity to treat. Many different treatment options have been proposed. We describe the case of a young boy with chronic scrotal and inguinal pain on the right side, following two orchidopexies. After many therapies had failed, we treated the dorsal root ganglia of thoracic 12, lumbar 1 and lumbar 2 with pulsed(More)
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