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
    • Mariani, S., van Bussel, B. C. T., Ravaux, J. M., Roefs, M. M., De Piero, M. E., Di Mauro, M., Willers, A., Segers, P., Delnoij, T., van der Horst, I. C. C., Maessen, J., Lorusso, R., & Netherlands Heart Registration Cardiothoracic Surgery Registration Committee (2023). Variables associated with in-hospital and postdischarge outcomes after postcardiotomy extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: Netherlands Heart Registration Cohort. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 165(3).
    • Cox, E. G. M., Wiersema, R., Eck, R. J., Kaufmann, T., Granholm, A., Vaara, S. T., Møller, M. H., van Bussel, B. C. T., Snieder, H., Pleijhuis, R. G., van der Horst, I. C. C., & Keus, F. (2023). External Validation of Mortality Prediction Models for Critical Illness Reveals Preserved Discrimination but Poor Calibration. Critical Care Medicine, 51(1), 80-90.
  • 2022
    • Meijs, D. A. M., van Kuijk, S. M. J., Wynants, L., Stessel, B., Mehagnoul-Schipper, J., Hana, A., Scheeren, C. I. E., Bergmans, D. C. J. J., Bickenbach, J., Vander Laenen, M., Smits, L. J. M., van der Horst, I. C. C., Marx, G., Mesotten, D., van Bussel, B. C. T., CoDaP Investigators, Mulder, M., Bels, J., Wilmes, N., ... Ghossein, C. (2022). Predicting COVID-19 prognosis in the ICU remained challenging: external validation in a multinational regional cohort. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 152, 257-268.
    • Ghossein-Doha, C., Wintjens, M. S. J. N., Janssen, E. B. N. J., Klein, D., Heemskerk, S. C. M., Asselbergs, F. W., Birnie, E., Bonsel, G. J., van Bussel, B. C. T., Cals, J. W. L., Ten Cate, H., Haagsma, J., Hemmen, B., van der Horst, I. C. C., Kietselaer, B. L. J. H., Klok, F. A., de Kruif, M. D., Linschoten, M., van Santen, S., ... van Kuijk, S. M. J. (2022). Prevalence, pathophysiology, prediction and health-related quality of life of long COVID: study protocol of the longitudinal multiple cohort CORona Follow Up (CORFU) study. BMJ Open, 12(11), [e065142].
    • van de Berg, T. W., Mulder, M. M. G., Alnima, T., Nagy, M., van Oerle, R., Beckers, E. A. M., Hackeng, T. M., Hulshof, A. M., Sels, J. W. E. M., Henskens, Y. M. C., van der Horst, I. C. C., ten Cate, H., Spronk, H. M. H., van Bussel, B. C. T., & Dutch COVID & Thrombosis Coalition (2022). Serial thrombin generation and exploration of alternative anticoagulants in critically ill COVID-19 patients: Observations from Maastricht Intensive Care COVID Cohort. Frontiers in cardiovascular medicine, 9, [929284].
    • Wolbrink, D. R. J., van de Poll, M. C. G., Termorshuizen, F., de Keizer, N. F., van der Horst, I. C. C., Schnabel, R., Dejong, C. H. C., van Santvoort, H. C., Besselink, M. G., van Goor, H., Bouwense, S. A. W., van Bussel, B. C. T., Dutch Pancreatitis Study Group, & Dutch National Intensive Care Evaluation (NICE) Collaborators (2022). Trends in Early and Late Mortality in Patients With Severe Acute Pancreatitis Admitted to ICUs: A Nationwide Cohort Study. Critical Care Medicine, 50(10), 1513-1521.
    • Heines, S. J. H., van Bussel, B. C. T., Jong, M. J. A., Bennis, F. C., van Gassel, R. J. J., Groven, R. V. M., Heijnen, N. F. L., Hermans, B. J. M., Hounjet, R., van Koll, J., Mulder, M. M. G., van de Poll, M. C. G., van Rosmalen, F., Segers, R., Steyns, S., Strauch, U., Tas, J., van der Horst, I. C. C., van Kuijk, S. M. J., & Bergmans, D. C. J. J. (2022). Pulmonary pathophysiology development of COVID-19 assessed by serial Electrical Impedance Tomography in the MaastrICCht cohort. Scientific Reports, 12(1), [14517].
    • Janssen, E. B. N. J., Hooijschuur, M. C. E., Lopes van Balen, V. A., Morina-Shijaku, E., Spaan, J. J., Mulder, E. G., Hoeks, A. P., Reesink, K. D., van Kuijk, S. M. J., Van't Hof, A., van Bussel, B. C. T., Spaanderman, M. E. A., & Ghossein-Doha, C. (2022). No accelerated arterial aging in relatively young women after preeclampsia as compared to normotensive pregnancy. Frontiers in cardiovascular medicine, 9, [911603].
    • Raafs, A. G., Ghossein, M. A., Brandt, Y., Henkens, M. T. H. M., Kooi, M. E., Vernooy, K., Spaanderman, M. E. A., Gerretsen, S., van Santen, S., Driessen, R. G. H., Knackstedt, C., van der Horst, I. C. C., van Bussel, B. C. T., Heymans, S. R. B., Ghossein-Doha, C., & MaastrICCht Collaborators (2022). Cardiovascular outcome 6 months after severe coronavirus disease 2019 infection. Journal of Hypertension, 40(7), 1278-1287.
    • Martens, B., Driessen, R. G. H., Brandts, L., Hoitinga, P., van Veen, F., Driessen, M., Weberndörfer, V., Kietselaer, B., Ghossein-Doha, C., Gietema, H. A., Vernooy, K., van der Horst, I. C. C., Wildberger, J. E., van Bussel, B. C. T., Mihl, C., & MaastrICCht Collaborators (2022). Coronary Artery Calcifications Are Associated With More Severe Multiorgan Failure in Patients With Severe Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infection: Longitudinal Results of the Maastricht Intensive Care COVID Cohort. Journal of Thoracic Imaging, 37(4), 217-224.