Bas van Bussel

Assistant Professor

Dr Bas van Bussel graduated in Medicine at Maastricht University in 2008. The title of his PhD thesis was: 'Endothelial dysfunction and low-grade inflammation: determined by diet and cause of arterial stiffness'. He obtained a Master in Epidemiology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and was registered as Epidemiologist B. He started his training in internal medicine in 2012 and specialized both in acute medicine and intensive care medicine in Maastricht University Medical Centre+ (Maastricht UMC+) and Zuyderland Medical Centre. Bas started working as internist-intensivist at Maastricht UMC+ in 2019.

Dr Bas van Bussel primarily participates in (big) data and monitoring projects; such as the hospital standardized mortality rate project supported by Maastricht UMC+ and the variability and ease of access in proxy quality of life interviews at the ICU project supported by Euroqol Foundation. He likes team science, guiding students and nurses in research and multi-disciplinairy collaboration. He designed the Euregio Intensive Care Covid cohort and Co-PIed the international project entitled: 'Cross-border clinical-practice-variation-based development of COvid-19 Data-driven consensus treatment guidelines and the creation of an Euregio COVID-19 data Platform to anticipate a new wave project'. In addition, he has designed the MaastrICCht cohort, fostering a collaboration between many departments within and outside Maastricht UMC+. This resulted in his participation in several ZonMw grants, amongst him Co-PIing the project 'CoLab-score and viability PCR for SARSCoV-2: routine blood test algorithm proven by elimination of viable SARSCoV-2 to identify patients in order to facilitate discharge and/or deisolation'. Since 2020 Bas is active as board member in the National Intensive Care Evaluation (NICE). He has participated as cluster coordinator 'Acute Zorg' and 'Pandemie in Beeld' in the '2021 IMPACT Rapport of the Samenwerkende KwaliteitsRegistraties'. Furthermore, he is founder and board member of 'Stichting ICUdata' that aims to aggregate multi-centre highly granular healthcare data in the Netherlands.

Department of Intensive Care
P. Debyelaan 25
6229 HX, Maastricht
Room number: 3.B2.009  
T: +31(0)43 387 63 87 

  • 2023
    • Roos-Blom, M-J., Bakhshi-Raiez, F., Brinkman, S., Arbous, M. S., van den Berg, R., Bosman, R. J., van Bussel, B. C. T., Erkamp, M. L., de Graaff, M. J., Hoogendoorn, M. E., de Lange, D. W., Moolenaar, D., Spijkstra, J. J., de Waal, R. A. L., Dongelmans, D. A., & de Keizer, N. F. (2023). Quality improvement of Dutch ICUs from 2009 to 2021: A registry based observational study. Journal of Critical Care, Article 154461. Advance online publication.
    • Mariani, S., Schaefer, A-K., van Bussel, B. C. T., Di Mauro, M., Conci, L., Szalkiewicz, P., De Piero, M. E., Heuts, S., Ravaux, J., van der Horst, I. C. C., Saeed, D., Pozzi, M., Loforte, A., Boeken, U., Samalavicius, R., Bounader, K., Hou, X., Bunge, J. J. H., Buscher, H., ... PELS Investigators (2023). On-Support and Postweaning Mortality in Postcardiotomy Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. The Annals of thoracic surgery, 116(5), 1079-1089.
    • Hooijschuur, M. C. E., Janssen, E. B. N. J., Mulder, E. G., Kroon, A. A., Meijers, J. M. J., Brugts, J. J., Van Bussel, B. C. T., Van Kuijk, S. M. J., Spaanderman, M. E. A., & Ghossein-Doha, C. (2023). Prediction model for hypertension in first decade after pre-eclampsia in initially normotensive women. Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, 62(4), 531-539.
    • Wintjens, M. S. J. N., van Rosmalen, F., Hemmelder, M. H., Hulsewe-Evers, H. P. M. G., Kusters, Y. H. A. M., Ubben, J. F. H., van Renswouw, D. A. M., Gilissen, K. M. H., van der Horst, I. C. C., van Mook, W. N. K. A., & van Bussel, B. C. T. (2023). Prone positioning is followed by a transient decrease in glomerular filtration rate: the prospective Maastricht Intensive Care COVID cohort. Journal of Nephrology.
    • Tie, H., Li, T., Huang, B., Mariani, S., Li, T., van Bussel, B. C. T., Wu, Q., Pei, J., Welp, H., Martens, S., Li, Z., Shi, R., Zhu, J., Luo, S., Lichtenberg, A., Aubin, H., Boeken, U., Lorusso, R., & Dan, C. (2023). Presence and impact of anemia in patients supported with left ventricular assist devices. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 42(9), 1261-1274.
    • Aydeniz, E., Weberndorfer, V., Brandts, L., Smulders, M. W., van Herpt, T. T. W., Martens, B., Vernooy, K., Linz, D., van der Horst, I. C. C., Wildberger, J. E., van Bussel, B. C. T., Driessen, R. G. H., & Mihl, C. (2023). Pericardial Fat Is Associated With Less Severe Multiorgan Failure Over Time in Patients With Coronavirus Disease-19: The Maastricht Intensive Care COVID Cohort. Journal of Thoracic Imaging. Advance online publication.
    • Schultinge, L., Hulshof, A. M., van Neerven, D., Mulder, M. M. G., Sels, J. W. E. M., Hulsewe, H. P. M. G., Kuiper, G. J. A. J. M., Olie, R. H., ten Cate, H., van der Horst, I. C. C., van Bussel, B. C. T., & Henskens, Y. M. C. (2023). Applications of rotational thromboelastometry in heparin monitoring in critical COVID-19 disease: Observations in the Maastricht Intensive Care COVID cohort. Thrombosis Update, 12, Article 100140.
    • Mariani, S., Heuts, S., van Bussel, B. C. T., Di Mauro, M., Wiedemann, D., Saeed, D., Pozzi, M., Loforte, A., Boeken, U., Samalavicius, R., Bounader, K., Hou, X., Bunge, J. J. H., Buscher, H., Salazar, L., Meyns, B., Herr, D., Matteucci, M. L. S., Sponga, S., ... PELS-1 Investigators (2023). Patient and Management Variables Associated With Survival After Postcardiotomy Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Adults: The PELS-1 Multicenter Cohort Study. Journal of the American Heart Association, 12(14), Article 029609.
    • Heuts, S., Mariani, S., van Bussel, B. C. T., Boeken, U., Samalavicius, R., Bounader, K., Hou, X., Bunge, J. J. H., Sriranjan, K., Wiedemann, D., Saeed, D., Pozzi, M., Loforte, A., Salazar, L., Meyns, B., Mazzeffi, M. A., Matteucci, S., Sponga, S., Sorokin, V., ... PELS-1 Investigators (2023). The Relation Between Obesity and Mortality in Postcardiotomy Venoarterial Membrane Oxygenation. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 116(1), 147-154.
    • de Kok, J. W. T. M., de la Hoz, M. Á. A., de Jong, Y., Brokke, V., Elbers, P. W. G., Thoral, P., Castillejo, A., Trenor, T., Castellano, J. M., Bronchalo, A. E., Merz, T. M., Faltys, M., Collaborator group, van der Horst, I. C. C., Xu, M., Celi, L. A., van Bussel, B. C. T., & Borrat, X. (2023). A guide to sharing open healthcare data under the General Data Protection Regulation. Scientific data, 10(1), Article 404.