Paul Roekaerts

Professor

Prof. Paul Roekaerts graduated as Doctor in Medicine in 1978 at the University of Leuven. He specialised in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at the University of Leyden. Since 1983 he is clinically mainly involved in Maastricht in the cardiac surgical and critical care patients. In 1997 he obtained his PhD on his research on adrenergic receptors in myocardial ischemia. In 2010, he was appointed Head of the Department of Intensive Care Medicine at Maastrivht UMC+. In 2013, he became Professor of Intensive Care Medicine.

His current cardiovascular research is mainly focussed on 'extra-corporeal life support' (INCEPTION trial with ZonMw Grant) and 'microcirculation' (Rescar and Cytosorbents Grant).

Department of Intensive Care Medicine
P. Debyelaan 25, 6229 HX Maastricht 
PO Box 5800, 6202 AZ Maastricht

  • 2020
    • Bol, M. E., Beurskens, D. M. H., Delnoij, T. S. R., Roekaerts, P. M. H. J., Reutelingsperger, C. P. M., Delhaas, T., van de Poll, M. C. G., Sels, J-W. E. M., & Nicolaes, G. A. F. (2020). Variability of Microcirculatory Measurements in Critically Ill Patients. Shock, 54(1), 9-14. https://doi.org/10.1097/SHK.0000000000001470
    • Kowalewski, M., Raffa, G., Zielinski, K., Meani, P., Alanazi, M., Gilbers, M., Heuts, S., Natour, E., Bidar, E., Schreurs, R., Delnoij, T., Driessen, R., Sels, J. W., van de Poll, M., Roekaerts, P., Maessen, J., Suwalski, P., & Lorusso, R. (2020). Baseline surgical status and short-term mortality after extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for post-cardiotomy shock: a meta-analysis. Perfusion, 35(3), 246-254. https://doi.org/10.1177/0267659119865122
    • Kowalewski, M., Raffa, G. M., Zielinski, K., Alanazi, M., Gilbers, M., Heuts, S., Natour, E., Bidar, E., Schreurs, R., Delnoij, T., Driessen, R., Sels, J-W., van de Poll, M., Roekaerts, P., Meani, P., Maessen, J., Suwalski, P., & Lorusso, R. (2020). The impact of Centre's heart transplant status and volume on in-hospital outcomes following extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for refractory post-cardiotomy cardiogenic shock: a meta-analysis. BMC Cardiovascular disorders, 20(1), [10]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12872-019-01317-y
  • 2019
    • Heines, S. J. H., Strauch, U., van de Poll, M. C. G., Roekaerts, P. M. H. J., & Bergmans, D. C. J. J. (2019). Clinical implementation of electric impedance tomography in the treatment of ARDS: a single centre experience. Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing, 33(2), 291-300. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10877-018-0164-x
    • Bol, M. E., Suverein, M. M., Lorusso, R., Delnoij, T. S. R., Bruinsma, G. J. B. B., Otterspoor, L., Kuijpers, M., Lam, K. Y., Vlaar, A. P. J., Kraemer, C. V. E., van der Heijden, J. J., Scholten, E., Driessen, A. H. G., Cabezas, J. M. M., Rittersma, S. Z. H., Heijnen, B. G., Taccone, F. S., Essers, B., Delhaas, T., ... van de Poll, M. C. G. (2019). Early initiation of extracorporeal life support in refractory out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: Design and rationale of the INCEPTION trial. American Heart Journal, 210, 58-68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2018.12.008
    • Kuiper, G. J. A. J. M., van Egmond, L. T., Henskens, Y. M. C., Roekaerts, P. M., Maessen, J. G., ten Cate, H., Buhre, W. F., & Lance, M. D. (2019). Shifts of Transfusion Demand in Cardiac Surgery After Implementation of Rotational Thromboelastometry-Guided Transfusion Protocols: Analysis of the HEROES-CS (HEmostasis Registry of patiEntS in Cardiac Surgery) Observational, Prospective Open Cohort Database. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, 33(2), 307-317. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.jvca.2018.08.203
    • Meani, P., Delnoij, T., Raffa, G. M., Morici, N., Viola, G., Sacco, A., Oliva, F., Heuts, S., Sels, J-W., Driessen, R., Roekaerts, P., Gilbers, M., Bidar, E., Schreurs, R., Natour, E., Veenstra, L., Kats, S., Maessen, J., & Lorusso, R. (2019). Protracted aortic valve closure during peripheral veno-arterial extracorporeal life support: is intra-aortic balloon pump an effective solution?Perfusion, 34(1), 35-41. https://doi.org/10.1177/0267659118787426
  • 2017
    • Raffa, G. M., Gelsomino, S., Sluijpers, N., Meani, P., Alenizy, K., Natour, E., Bidar, E., Johnson, D. M., Makhoul, M., Heuts, S., Lozekoot, P., Kats, S., Schreurs, R., Delnoij, T., Montalti, A., Sels, J. W., Poll, M. V. D., Roekaerts, P., Maessen, J., & Lorusso, R. (2017). In-hospital outcome of post-cardiotomy extracorporeal life support in adult patients: the 2007-2017 Maastricht experience. Critical Care and Resuscitation, 19(Suppl 1), 53-61. http://cicm.org.au/CICM_Media/CICMSite/CICM-Website/Resources/Publications/CCR%20Journal/Previous%20Editions/October%20Supplement%202017/ccr_19_OctSupp_011017-S53-S61.pdf
    • Meani, P., Gelsomino, S., Natour, E., Johnson, D. M., Rocca, H-P. B. L., Pappalardo, F., Bidar, E., Makhoul, M., Raffa, G., Heuts, S., Lozekoot, P., Kats, S., Sluijpers, N., Schreurs, R., Delnoij, T., Montalti, A., Sels, J. W., van de Poll, M., Roekaerts, P., ... Lorusso, R. (2017). Modalities and Effects of Left Ventricle Unloading on Extracorporeal Life support: a Review of the Current Literature. European journal of heart failure, 19 Suppl 2, 84-91. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejhf.850
    • Strauch, U., Bergmans, D. C. J. J., Habers, J., Jansen, J., Winkens, B., Veldman, D. J., Roekaerts, P. M. H. J., & Beckers, S. K. (2017). QUIT EMR trial: a prospective, observational, multicentre study to evaluate quality and 24 hours post-transport morbidity of interhospital transportation of critically ill patients: study protocol. BMJ Open, 7(3), [012861]. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012861