Agenda 190115 PhD defense Xavier Smeets

Xavier Smeets Preventing and predicting acute pancreatitis

Acute pancreatitis is one of the most deadly gastroenterological diseases. Therefore, it is important to prevent the disease.

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Xavier Smeets Preventing and predicting acute pancreatitis

Acute pancreatitis is one of the most deadly gastroenterological diseases. Therefore, it is important to prevent the disease. In this thesis, the researchers investigated if acute pancreatitis can be prevented by intravenous hydration. They also tried to develop modelst hat predict which patients will go on to develop a severe disease course. They discovered that obese patients have a higher chance of severe disease. Also, by measuring the diameter of blood vessels in the abdomen, and by using special CT scans, they could predict a severe disease course. These results can aid clinicians in the future to tailor treatment to individual patients.

PhD thesis: Acute pancreatitis – Optimizing prevention and prognostication
 

Date, time and location PhD defense

  • Date: 15 January 2019
  • Time: 14:30 hrs
  • Location: Radboud Universiteit, Academiezaal Aula, Comeniuslaan 2

Biography

Xavier Smeets (1989) studied Medicine at the University of Groningen and obtained his medical degree in 2015.

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Biography

Xavier Smeets (1989) studied Medicine at the University of Groningen and obtained his medical degree in 2015. The research in this thesis was performed at the department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology of the Radboud university medical center. Currently, he is in training to become a gastroenterologist in the Jeroen Bosch hospital in Den Bosch.
 


Promotor

  • Promotor: Prof. J.P.H. Drenth
  • Co-promotor: E.J.M. van Geenen, PhD

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