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 

  • 2024
    • van der Knaap, N., de Vreeze, F., van Rosmalen, F., Wintjens, M. S. J. N., van Santen, S., Linden, D. E. J., Staals, J., van Mook, W. N. K. A., Jansen, J. F. A., van der Horst, I. C. C., van Bussel, B. C. T., & Ariës, M. J. H. (2024). The incidence of neurological complications in mechanically ventilated COVID-19 ICU patients: An observational single-center cohort study in three COVID-19 periods. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, 241, Article 108311. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clineuro.2024.108311
    • de Kok, J. W. T. M., van Bussel, B. C. T., Schnabel, R., van Herpt, T. T. W., Driessen, R. G. H., Meijs, D. A. M., Goossens, J. A., Mertens, H. J. M. M., van Kuijk, S. M. J., Wynants, L., van der Horst, I. C. C., & van Rosmalen, F. (2024). Table 0; documenting the steps to go from clinical database to research dataset. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 170, Article 111342. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2024.111342
    • de Kok, J., van Bussel, B. C. T., van der Horst, I., & van Rosmalen, F. (2024). Improved reporting of selection processes in clinical database research; author's reply. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2024.111394
    • Mariani, S., Ravaux, J. M., van Bussel, B. C. T., De Piero, M. E., van Kruijk, S. M. J., Schaefer, A.-K., 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., Mazzeffi, M. A., ... PELS Investigators (2024). Features and Outcomes of Females and Males Requiring Postcardiotomy Extracorporeal Life Support. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2024.04.033
    • 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. (2024). 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, 39(3), W32-W39. https://doi.org/10.1097/RTI.0000000000000732
    • Schoenmakers, T., Leers, M. P. G., Deneer, R., van Rosmalen, F., Gorissen, S. H. M., Verboeket-van de Venne, W. P. H. G., Vojinovic, U., van Mook, W. N. K. A., Wolffs, P. F. G., van Bussel, B. C. T., & van Loo, I. H. M. (2024). The CoLab score is associated with SARS-CoV-2 viral load during admission in individuals admitted to the intensive care unit: the CoLaIC cohort study. Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, 62(6), 1228-1236. https://doi.org/10.1515/cclm-2024-0030
    • Schoenmakers, T., Leers, M. P. G., Gorissen, S. H. M., van Loo, I. H. M., van Rosmalen, F., Aydeniz, E., Schellens, J., Driessen, M., Deneer, R., de Venne, W. P. H. G. V., Wolffs, P. F. G., van Mook, W. N. K. A., van Bussel, B. C. T., & CoLaIC-consortium (2024). The laboratory parameters-derived CoLab score as an indicator of the host response in ICU COVID-19 patients decreases over time: a prospective cohort study. Scientific Reports, 14(1), Article 8220. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-024-58727-y
    • Cox, E. G. M., van Bussel, B. C. T., Llamazares, N. C., Sels, J.-W. E. M., Onrust, M., van der Horst, I. C. C., Koeze, J., & SICS Study Group (2024). Facial appearance associates with longitudinal multi-organ failure: an ICU cohort study. Critical Care, 28(1), Article 106. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13054-024-04891-6
    • Aydeniz, E., van Bussel, B. C. T., de Jongh, S., Schellens, J., Heines, S. J. H., van Kuijk, S. M. J., Tas, J., van Rosmalen, F., van der Horst, I. C. C., Bergmans, D. C. J. J., & MaastrICCht Collaborators (2024). Serial electrical impedance tomography course in different treatment groups; The MaastrICCht cohort. Journal of Critical Care, 80, Article 154506. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrc.2023.154506
    • Brinkman, S., de Keizer, N. F., de Lange, D. W., Dongelmans, D. A., Termorshuizen, F., & van Bussel, B. C. T. (2024). Strain on Scarce Intensive Care Beds Drives Reduced Patient Volumes, Patient Selection, and Worse Outcome: A National Cohort Study. Critical Care Medicine, 52(4), 574-585. https://doi.org/10.1097/CCM.0000000000006156