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4/2021
vol. 53
 
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Editorial

A new multi-national network studying Very old Intensive care Patients (VIPs)

Peter V. van Heerden
1
,
Michael Beil
2
,
Bertrand Guidet
3
,
Sigal Sviri
2
,
Christian Jung
4
,
Dylan de Lange
5
,
Susannah Leaver
6
,
Jesper Fjølner
7
,
Wojciech Szczeklik
8
,
Hans Flaatten
9

1.
Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine, Hadassah Medical Center and Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
2.
Department of Medical Intensive Care, Hadassah Medical Center and Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
3.
Service de Reanimation, Hopital Saint-Antoine, Paris, France
4.
Department of Cardiology, Pulmonology and Vascular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf, Duesseldorf, Germany
5.
Department of Intensive Care Medicine, University Medical Center, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
6.
Department of Adult Critical Care, St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom
7.
Department of Intensive Care, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
8.
Center for Intensive Care and Perioperative Medicine, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Kraków, Poland
9.
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway
Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther 2021; 53, 4: 290–295
Online publish date: 2021/09/28
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In Europe there are increasing numbers of old (more than 65 years old) and very old (more than 80 years old) patients (very old intensive care patients – VIPs) (Figure 1). In addition to combinations of chronic conditions (multi-morbidity), there are geriatric disabilities and functional limitations, with a profound impact on management in the ICU and afterwards [1].
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