When you are on your way to the emergency room with sirens wailing, you feel that things are serious. But how does the doctor know what to do when so much is going wrong in the body at once? And, when you leave the hospital after treatment, how will you recover? Internists Acute Medicine Hjalmar Bouma, Jan ter Maaten, and Rijk Gans, chairman of the Centre of Acute Care at the UMCG, believe more scientific research is needed into patients with acute diseases and have initiated the databiobank Acutelines.
Acutelines started in 2020 and is the world’s first database with data on acutely ill people on this scale. The collection of data and biological samples is not dependent on the specific diagnosis of the patient, but on the degree of illness. This way the researchers want to understand which factors contribute to (fast) recognition and timely treatment of specific acute conditions, among other things.
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