I started studying Technical Medicine at the University of Twente in 2012 and finished my masterā€™s degree in 2020, in the track ā€œMedical Sensing and Stimulationā€. During my graduation project at the department of Neurology at Rijnstate Hospital, I evaluated the additional value of structural MRI measures, in addition to the EEG, to predict neurological outcome of comatose patients after cardiac arrest. After receiving my masterā€™s degree Technical Medicine, I started working as a PhD student in the Clinical Neurophysiology department and Rijnstate Hospital.


  • Medicine and Dentistry

    • Heart Arrest
    • Patient
    • Prognosis
  • Psychology

    • Systematic Literature Review
    • Cognitive Impairment
  • Neuroscience

    • Cognitive Disorders
    • Fractional Anisotropy
    • Electroencephalography


During my PhD, I am working on the BROCA-prediction study. With this study we aim to identify predictors for long-term cognitive disturbances after cardiac arrest based on early multidisciplinary screening, EEG, and brain MRI.


Additional predictive value of optic nerve sheath diameter for neurological prognosis after cardiac arrest: a prospective cohort studyThe Ultrasound Journal, 15(1), Article 46 (E-pub ahead of print/First online). Verhulst, M. M. L. H., Visser, I. M., Keijzer, H. M., de Kruijf, N. L. M., Peters, E. J. G., Wilbers, T., Peelen, R. V., Hofmeijer, J. & Blans, M. J.https://doi.org/10.1186/s13089-023-00344-3Free water corrected diffusion tensor imaging discriminates between good and poor outcomes of comatose patients after cardiac arrestEuropean radiology, 33, 2139-2148. Keijzer, H. M., Duering, M., Pasternak, O., Meijer, F. J. A., Verhulst, M. M. L. H., Tonino, B. A. R., Blans, M. J., Hoedemaekers, C. W. E., Klijn, C. J. M. & Hofmeijer, J.https://doi.org/10.1007/s00330-022-09245-wPredicting long-term cognitive impairments in survivors after cardiac arrest: A systematic reviewJournal of rehabilitation medicine, 55, Article jrm00368. Glimmerveen, A., Verhulst, M., Verbunt, J., van Heugten, C. & Hofmeijer, J.https://doi.org/10.2340/jrm.v55.3497MRI factors associated with cognitive functioning after acute onset brain injury: Systematic review and meta-analysisNeuroImage: Clinical, 38, Article 103415. Verhulst, M. M. L. H., Glimmerveen, A. B., van Heugten, C. M., Helmich, R. C. G. & Hofmeijer, J.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nicl.2023.103415
Prognosis After Cardiac Arrest: The Additional Value of DWI and FLAIR to EEGNeurocritical care, 37, 302-313. Keijzer, H. M., Verhulst, M. M. L. H., Meijer, F. J. A., Tonino, B. A. R., Bosch, F. H., Klijn, C. J. M., Hoedemaekers, C. W. E. & Hofmeijer, J.https://doi.org/10.1007/s12028-022-01498-z

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