Preoperative and intraoperative risk factors for the surgical patient

Preoperative and intraoperative risk factors may influence the course of postoperative recovery in surgical patients. In this research line we seek for risk factors related to patient comorbidities that may be of influence on patient outcome, including the presence of autonomic dysfunction and prediabetes. Additionally, we investigate the influence of anesthetic management during awake craniotomies on patient outcome.

The research is performed in collaboration with the department of Cardiology of VUmc (dr. Cor Allaart), the department of Anesthesiology of the Catharina Ziekenhuis (dr. Arthur Bouwman), the department of Public and Occupational Health of VU/VUmc (dr. Evert Verhagen, prof.dr. Willem van Mechelen) and the department of Neurosurgery (dr. Philip de Witt Hamer).

Promovendi:Sander Keet, Noor Keulen en Yen-Mie Lai