prof. dr. D. (Diederik) van Dijk

prof. dr. D. (Diederik) van Dijk

Full Professor
prof. dr. D. (Diederik) van Dijk
  • Intensive Care Medicine

Research Programs



Diederik van Dijk is an epidemiologist and anaesthesiologist-intensivist. His research focuses on outcomes after cardiac surgery and intensive care admission, and he has multiple publications in NEJM, JAMA, Circulation and Anesthesiology. In the Octopus trial, he demonstrated that cognitive decline may also occur after cardiac surgery without heartlung-machine. A recent trial in 4,500 cardiac surgery patients, evaluating prophylactic intraoperative dexamethasone showed multiple benefits of this drug in patients younger than 75 yrs of age.In 2012, Van Dijk was appointed full professor of Intensive Care medicine.

Side Activities

Dutch Society of Intensive Care (NVIC), board member since 2013

European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), national representative of the Netherlands since 2013

Netherlands Journal of Critical Care, section editor cardiothoracic care

Deputy chair Ethics section of the European Society of Intensive Care

Chair of the Dutch working group for a guideline for post ICU care

Fellowship and Awards

Clinical Scholar Research Award, provided by the International Anesthesia Research Society

Personal grant for cardiothoracic fellowship at the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, provided by the European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiologists

Mid-career Grant, provided by the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists

Research Output (166)

Psychotropic medication use in former ICU patients with mental health problems:A prospective observational follow-up study

Janssen Debbie G A, Jonker Joep, van Dijk Diederik, Heerdink Eibert R, Egberts Toine C G, Slooter Arjen J C okt 2020, In: Journal of Critical Care. 59 , p. 112-117 6 p.

The performance of acute versus antecedent patient characteristics for 1-year mortality prediction during intensive care unit admission:a national cohort study

Kerckhoffs Monika C, Brinkman Sylvia, de Keizer Nicolet, Soliman Ivo W, de Lange Dylan W, van Delden Johannes J M, van Dijk Diederik 11 jun 2020, In: Critical care (London, England). 24 9 p.

Should we deny ICU admission to the elderly?:Ethical considerations in times of COVID-19

Haas Lenneke E M, de Lange Dylan W, van Dijk Diederik, van Delden Johannes J M 9 jun 2020, In: Critical care (London, England). 24 3 p.

Framework to Support the Process of Decision-Making on Life-Sustaining Treatments in the ICU:Results of a Delphi Study

Kerckhoffs Monika C., Senekal Jannien, Van Dijk Diederik, Artigas Antonio, Butler Jenie, Michalsen Andrej, Van Mol Margo M.C., Moreno Rui, Pais Da Silva Filipa, Picetti Edoardo, Póvoa Pedro, Robertsen Annette, Van Delden Johannes J.M. mei 2020, In: Critical care medicine. 48 , p. 645-653 9 p.

Performance of the quick SOFA in very old ICU patients admitted with sepsis

Haas Lenneke E M, Termorshuizen Fabian, de Lange Dylan W, van Dijk Diederik, de Keizer Nicolette F apr 2020, In: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica. 64 , p. 508-516 9 p.

Hallucinations after Cardiac Surgery:A Prospective Observational Study

Ottens Thomas H, Sommer Iris E C, Begemann Marieke J, Schutte Maya, Cramer Maarten Jan, Suyker Willem J, Van Dijk Diederik, Slooter Arjen J C 2 mrt 2020, In: Medicina (Kaunas, Lithuania). 56 9 p.

Occurrence and Risk Factors of Chronic Pain After Critical Illness

Koster-Brouwer Maria E., Rijsdijk Mienke, Van Os Wouter K.M., Soliman Ivo W., Slooter Arjen J.C., De Lange Dylan W., Van Dijk Diederik, Bonten Marc J.M., Cremer Olaf L. 10 feb 2020, In: Critical Care Medicine. 48 , p. 680-687 8 p.

The effect of cisatracurium infusion on the energy expenditure of critically ill patients:An observational cohort study

Koekkoek W. A.C., Menger Y. A., Van Zanten F. J.L., Van Dijk D., Van Zanten A. R.H. 3 feb 2020, In: Critical Care. 24 , p. 1-8

Outcomes of Intensive Care Patients Older Than 90  Years:An 11-Year National Observational Study

Haas Lenneke E M, Bakhshi-Raiez Ferishta, van Dijk Diederik, de Lange Dylan W, de Keizer Nicolette F 1 jan 2020, In: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 68 , p. 1842-1846 5 p.

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