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
  • 2016
    • Scholte, J. B. J., Zhou, T. L., Bergmans, D. C. J. J., Rohde, G. G. U., Winkens, B., Van Dessel, H. A., Dormans, T. P. J., Linssen, C. F. M., Roekaerts, P. M. H. J., Savelkoul, P. H. M., & van Mook, W. N. K. A. (2016). Stenotrophomonas maltophilia ventilator-associated pneumonia. A retrospective matched case-control study. Infectious Diseases, 48(10), 738-743. https://doi.org/10.1080/23744235.2016.1185534
    • Delnoij, T. S. R., Driessen, R., Sharma, A. S., Bouman, E. A., Strauch, U., & Roekaerts, P. M. (2016). Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Intractable Pulmonary Insufficiency: Practical Issues and Future Directions. BioMed Research International, 2016, [9367464]. https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/9367464
  • 2015
    • Schnabel, R., Fijten, R., Smolinska, A., Dallinga, J., Boumans, M. L., Stobberingh, E., Boots, A., Roekaerts, P., Bergmans, D., & van Schooten, F. J. (2015). Analysis of volatile organic compounds in exhaled breath to diagnose ventilator-associated pneumonia. Scientific Reports, 5, [17179]. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep17179
    • Scholte, J. B. J., Duong, H. L., Linssen, C., van Dessel, H., Bergmans, D., van der Horst, R., Savelkoul, P., Roekaerts, P., & van Mook, W. (2015). Empirical antibiotic therapy for pneumonia in intensive care units: a multicentre, retrospective analysis of potentially pathogenic microorganisms identified by endotracheal aspirates cultures. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, 34(11), 2295-2305. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10096-015-2482-y
    • Schnabel, R. M., Scholte, J. B. J., Van der Velden, K. E. H. M., Roekaerts, P. M. H. J., & Bergmans, D. C. J. J. (2015). Ventilator-associated pneumonia rates after introducing selective digestive tract decontamination. Infectious Diseases, 47(9), 650-653. https://doi.org/10.3109/23744235.2015.1031172
    • Scholte, J. B. J., van der Velde, J. I. M., Linssen, C. F. M., van Dessel, H. A., Bergmans, D. C. J. J., Savelkoul, P. H. M., Roekaerts, P. M. H. J., & van Mook, W. N. K. A. (2015). Ventilator-associated Pneumonia caused by commensal oropharyngeal; a retrospective Analysis of a prospectively collected Database. BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 15, [86]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12890-015-0087-y
    • Delnoij, T. S. R., Veldhuijzen, G., Strauch, U., Van Mook, W. N. K. A., Bergmans, D. C. J. J., Bouman, E. A., Lance, M. D., Smets, M., Breedveld, P., Ganushchak, Y. M., Weerwind, P., Kats, S., Roekaerts, P. M., Maessen, J., & Donker, D. W. (2015). Mobile respiratory rescue support by off-centre initiation of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Perfusion, 30(3), 255-259. https://doi.org/10.1177/0267659114540735
    • Schnabel, R. M., van der Velden, K., Osinski, A., Rohde, G., Roekaerts, P. M., & Bergmans, D. C. (2015). Clinical course and complications following diagnostic bronchoalveolar lavage in critically ill mechanically ventilated patients. BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 15, [107]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12890-015-0104-1
    • Schnabel, R. M., Boumans, M. L. L., Smolinska, A., Stobberingh, E. E., Kaufmann, R., Roekaerts, P. M. H. J., & Bergmans, D. C. J. J. (2015). Electronic nose analysis of exhaled breath to diagnose ventilator-associated pneumonia. Respiratory Medicine, 109(11), 1454-1459. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rmed.2015.09.014
    • Strauch, U., Bergmans, D. C. J. J., Winkens, B., & Roekaerts, P. M. H. J. (2015). Short-term outcomes and mortality after interhospital intensive care transportation: an observational prospective cohort study of 368 consecutive transports with a mobile intensive care unit. BMJ Open, 5(4), [e006801]. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006801
    • Driessen, R., Sardari Nia, P., Roekaerts, P., & Delnoij, T. (2015). Cardiac rupture with giant left ventricular pseudoaneurysm following inferior wall myocardial infarction: A rare complication. Acute cardiac care, 17(2), 33. https://doi.org/10.3109/17482941.2015.1066825
    • Strauch, U., Bergmans, D., Marx, G., & Roekaerts, P. (2015). The changing landscape of intensive care medicine. Acta anaesthesiologica Belgica, 66(2), 43-8.
  • 2014
    • Scholte, J. B. J., van Dessel, H. A., Linssen, C. F. M., Bergmans, D. C. J. J., Savelkoul, P. H. M., Roekaerts, P. M. H. J., & van Mook, W. N. K. A. (2014). Endotracheal Aspirate and Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid Analysis: Interchangeable Diagnostic Modalities in Suspected Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia?Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 52(10), 3597-3604. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.01494-14
    • Solberg, B. C. J., Dirksen, C., Nieman, F. H. M., van Merode, G., Ramsay, G., Roekaerts, P., & Poeze, M. (2014). Introducing an integrated intermediate care unit improves ICU utilization: a prospective intervention study. BMC Anesthesiology, 14, [76]. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2253-14-76
    • Maass, S. W. M. C., Roekaerts, P. M. H. J., & Lance, M. D. (2014). Cardiac Output Measurement by Bioimpedance and Noninvasive Pulse Contour Analysis Compared With the Continuous Pulmonary Artery Thermodilution Technique. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, 28(3), 534-539. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.jvca.2014.01.007
    • Scholte, J. B. J., van Mook, W. N. K. A., Linssen, C. F. M., van Dessel, H. A., Bergmans, D. C. J. J., Savelkoul, P. H. M., & Roekaerts, P. M. H. J. (2014). Surveillance cultures in intensive care units: A nationwide survey on current practice providing future perspectives. Journal of Critical Care, 29(5), 885.e7-885.e12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrc.2014.05.018
  • 2013
    • Heines, S. J. H., Strauch, U., Roekaerts, P. M. H. J., Winkens, B., & Bergmans, D. C. J. J. (2013). ACCURACY OF END-TIDAL CO2 CAPNOMETERS IN POST-CARDIAC SURGERY PATIENTS DURING CONTROLLED MECHANICAL VENTILATION. The Journal of Emergency Medicine, 45(1), 130-134. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jemermed.2012.11.019
  • 2012
    • Multicenter Study of Perioperative, & Roekaerts, P. (2012). Patterns of Use of Perioperative Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors in Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery With Cardiopulmonary Bypass Effects on In-Hospital Morbidity and Mortality. Circulation, 126(3), 261-269. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.111.059527
  • 2011
    • Geelen, C. C., Bouman, E. A., Roekaerts, P. M. H. J., Breedveld, P., Strauch, U., Van Garsse, L., Weerwind, P. W., & Donker, D. W. (2011). Mobile extracorporeal membrane oxygenation after traumatic freshwater submersion using bi-caval dual lumen catheter. Intensive Care Medicine, 37(12), 2054-2055. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00134-011-2364-4
    • Investigators of the Multicenter Study of Perioperative Ischemia Research Group, Ischemia Research and Education Foundation., & Roekaerts, P. (2011). Impact of hyperglycemia on perioperative mortality after coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 142(2), 430-U564. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2011.03.009
    • Severdija, E. E., Heijmans, J. H., Theunissen, M., Maessen, J. G., Roekaerts, P. H., & Weerwind, P. W. (2011). Retrograde autologous priming reduces transfusion requirements in coronary artery bypass surgery. Perfusion, 26(4), 315-321. https://doi.org/10.1177/0267659111408379
    • Investigators of theMulticenter Study of Perioperative Ischemia (McSPI) Research Group, Ischemia Research and Education Foundation., & Roekaerts, P. (2011). A multinational study of the influence of health-related quality of life on in-hospital outcome after coronary artery bypass graft surgery. American Heart Journal, 161(6), 1179-U1502. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2011.03.012
    • Multicenter Study of Perioperative Ischemia (McSPI) Research Group, & Roekaerts, P. (2011). Postoperative red blood cell transfusion and morbid outcome in uncomplicated cardiac surgery patients. Intensive Care Medicine, 37(1), 97-109. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00134-010-2017-z
  • 2008
    • Corpeleijn, E., Mensink, M., Kooi, M. E., Roekaerts, P. M., Saris, W. H., & Blaak, E. E. (2008). Impaired skeletal muscle substrate oxidation in glucose-intolerant men improves after weight loss. Obesity, 16(5), 1025-1032. https://doi.org/10.1038/oby.2008.24
  • 2007
    • Heijmans, J., Fransen, E., Buurman, W. A., Maessen, J. G., & Roekaerts, P. M. (2007). Comparison of the modulatory effects of four different fast-track anesthetic techniques on the inflammatory response to cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass.Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, 21(4), 512-518. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.jvca.2007.02.008
  • 2005
    • Corpeleijn, E., Saris, W. H., Jansen, E. H., Roekaerts, P. M. H. J., Feskens, E., & Blaak, E. E. (2005). Postprandial interleukin-6 release from skeletal muscle in men with impaired glucose tolerance can be reduced by weight loss. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 90(10), 5819-5824. https://doi.org/10.1210/jc.2005-0668