Belgian Society of Internal Medicine

aims to foster the development, dissemination, research and education of internal medicine in Belgium.

  • 19 Aug 2020 15:07 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    lopende vacature Resident Infectiologie voor het UZ Brussel.
    Meer informatie is terug te vinden via deze link:  https://www.uzbrusselwerkt.be/vacatures/viewjob/192155


  • 18 Jul 2020 15:17 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    posted by F. Vandergheynst on FB

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32661059/

    Another very intersting finding showing the duality of dysregulated host response in Covid 19 : insufficient (regarding type I IFN) in some patients during the viral/initial phase and hyperinflammatory in some patients leading to parenchymatous and vascular lung damage. A link could be found with the results of RECOVERY published yesterday with benefit of dexamethasone during the hyperinflammatory phase and potential harm of dexamethasone in non-oxygenodependent patients, in which the drug can further impair type I IFN response.


  • 17 Jul 2020 15:20 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Posted by F. Vandergheynst FB

    https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2021436?query=featured_home

    So long awaited, a positive RCT for COVID 19 in NEJM with a very cheap and widely available drug, to be reserved for severe patients (at least with the need for oxygen) !


PRESIDENT


F. Vandergheynst, MD
Erasme Hospital
Brussels
Belgium

SECRETARYS. Allard, MD
General Internal Medicine
UZ Brussels
Belgium

TREASURER


G. Decaux, MD
Erasme Hospital
Brussels
Belgium

VICE PRESIDENT


P. Lacor, MD
General Internal Medicine
UZ Brussels
Belgium
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