Slooter, AJC

Arjen Slooter

Name:   A.J.C. (Arjen) Slooter, MD, PhD
Function: Associate Professor
Department: Intensive Care Medicine  
Division: Division of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine
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Phone number: +31 (0) 88 75 61116
Fax number: +31 (0) 88 75 61160
Visiting address: UMC Utrecht
Room F.06.146
Heidelberglaan 100
3584 CX Utrecht
The Netherlands
Correspondence: UMC Utrecht
P.O. Box 85500
Mail stop F06.149
3508 GA Utrecht
The Netherlands

Arjen Slooter studied Medicine at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam (1986-1994) and worked subsequently as a resident in Neurology in Sint Lucas Hospital, Amsterdam (1994). He was research fellow in Neuro-Epidemiology at the G.H. Sergievsky Center, Columbia University, New York (1996) and received a PhD in Epidemiology from Erasmus University, Rotterdam (1998). During his residency in Neurology in the UMC Utrecht (1999-2004), he became enthusiastic for Neurocritical Care. After a fellowship in Intensive Care Medicine (AMC Amsterdam, 2004-2006), he rejoined the UMC Utrecht where he is currently working as consultant neurologist-intensivist at the Department of Intensive Care Medicine.

Interest and focus
The clinical focus of Arjen Slooter is on Intensive Care of neurological- and neurosurgical patients, and on neurological complications of critical illness. He is responsible for training of ICU nurses, residents and fellows in Neuro-Intensive Care and has been involved in the development of national guidelines on delirium, subarachnoid haemorrhage and bacterial meningitis. He is board member of Dutch working groups on Neuro-Intensive Care as well as Delirium, and member of the working group on postgraduate education of the Netherlands Society of Intensive Care (NVIC) and the editorial board of the Netherlands Journal of Critical Care.

The research focus of Arjen Slooter is on epidemiological studies on Neuro-Intensive Care topics, particularly on delirium in the ICU. He was principal investigator of multicentre studies on detection and treatment of delirium in the ICU, funded by ZonMW and the Netherlands Brain Foundation. He supervises several studies on delirium monitoring, neuro-imaging in delirium, delirium after cardiac surgery, autonomic nervous system involvement in delirium, the effects of nursing environment on sleep and delirium, and long-term outcome after delirium. In addition, he works on stroke in patients with a cardiac assist device and is principal investigator of a multicentre trial on induced hypertension in subarachnoid haemorrhage patients with delayed cerebral ischemia, funded by Netherlands Brain Foundation and the Netherlands Heart Foundation.

Arjen lives with wife Barbara, daughter Pien (2001) and son Bas (2004) in beautiful Utrecht.

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