About Mark van den Boogaard
At the department of intensive care medicine I lead two research lines. The first one builds on my PhD-project and focuses on delirium in the ICU. The second one is focused on long-term outcome of ICU-survivors. At the department of intensive care medicine I lead two research lines. The first one builds on my PhD-project and focuses on delirium in the ICU. The second one is focused on long-term outcome of ICU-survivors.
Delirium is an enormous problem. A high proportion of ICU patients that facing delirium which is associated with negative short-term and long-term effects. Therefore, early recognition of high-risk patients and prevention delirium is paramount. My research line is focused on prediction and prevention (pharmacological and non-pharmacological) of ICU-acquired delirium. I developed and multinationally validated the only two existing static ICU delirium prediction models ([E-]PRE-DELIRIC) and performed several large multicenter ICU delirium prevention studies. Worldwide, I am considered an expert in the field of ICU delirium. This role has resulted in several invitations for presentations, participation in the United States delirium guideline, book chapters, advisory boards of delirium trials, board member of the European Delirium Association, editorial board member of a peer-reviewed ICU journal, member of the working group of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, member of the delirium working group of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, and member of an EU-group aimed at building a training network for researchers (EU-grant proposal COSMIC-NET). Furthermore, I was invited for an 8-week research scholarship at Northeastern university by Prof. John Devlin (a leader in the field), and I am actively collaborating in multicenter and multinational delirium studies which will further extend my expertise and network.
In the context of my research line on long-term outcome of ICU-survivors, I am project leader of the MONITOR-IC project (www.monitor-ic.nl). This is a multicenter cohort study including thousands of ICU survivors with a follow-up of 5-years. Data of patient-reported outcomes, medical outcomes and costs obtained from health insurance companies are collected. This project will provide essential insight in the occurrence of the post-intensive care syndrome (PICS), effects of severe illness and ICU admission on quality of life, and risk for developing PICS. These data will be used to develop and implement treatment policies both in and outside of the ICU to prevent and mitigate PICS symptoms. MONITOR-IC represents the largest ICU long-term outcome project worldwide.
- full professor