What does the shingles vaccine teach us about other vaccines? Investigating the role of trained immunity27 January 2022
The vaccine for shingles, a condition that causes itching, pain, and blisters, is 90% effective, even in elderly. This is remarkable, since most vaccines offer less protection in elderly. Radboudumc is investigating why this vaccine works so well and how it might help us to develop better vaccines.
Most COVID-19 ICU survivors experience symptoms one year after ICU admission Publication in JAMA25 January 2022
75% of the COVID-19 survivors who were treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) experience physical, mental and/or cognitive problems one-year post ICU. This shows the large-scale MONITOR-IC study led by Radboudumc.
Aerobe exercise has a positive effect on brain function in Parkinson's disease patients18 January 2022
Radboudumc researchers have shown that the brain function of patients with Parkinson's disease improved with regular exercise, which seems to strengthen the connections between different brain areas, while inhibiting brain shrinkage.
Quilting gives better outcomes in breast cancer surgery Closing cavity after surgery with special suturing technique reduces complications13 January 2022
Quilting reduces complications after a mastectomy or axillary lymph node dissection and offers many benefits to a patient. With this technique, a surgeon closes the cavity under the wound with needle and thread. A drain is no longer necessary.
ody composition is more important than BMI for renal cancer survival rates11 January 2022
Body composition is important for survival rates in renal cell cancer. Research from the Radboudumc shows that low muscle quality and low organ fat are associated with poor survival. This involves different stages of renal cancer, ranging from stage I-III to stage IV.
What can we learn from rural Tanzanian food?23 December 2021
What we eat affects our bodies. A diet high in plant based products and low in fat offers health benefits and prevents lifestyle diseases, such as cardiovascular disease. This is what Quirijn de Mast shows based on his research in Africa.
Radboudumc receives 2.6 million Euro from KWF for cancer research22 December 2021
The Dutch Cancer Society (KWF) is awarding funds with a total of more than 2.6 million euros to five new research projects. The awards are part of the latest round of funding from KWF, in which almost 27 million euros is being allocated to Dutch cancer research. The projects will start in mid-2022.
Exercise program appears to be a good alternative to surgery for chronic chest pain Reduced risk of other conditions, hospitalizations, and mortality9 December 2021
Patients with chronic chest pain may benefit more from following an exercise program than from surgery in which doctors place a stent. Data from over 18,000 patients show a reduced risk of mortality, hospitalizations and other conditions.
How much should we exercise to live healthier lives? Research into the relationship between exercise, heart disease and mortality3 December 2021
It has long been known that exercise reduces the risk of many chronic diseases. However, we do not yet know exactly how much exercise is necessary to achieve health benefits.
T-Guard can reset immune system1 December 2021
For 20 years, the Nijmegen based Radboudumc spin-off company Xenikos has been working on a drug that can reset the immune system. This reset will save lives of seriously ill patients. Now, after years of hard work, the moment of truth has arrived for T-guard.
Thomas van den Heuvel wins Stairway to Impact Award for safer pregnancies using AI Award for safer pregnancies using AI1 December 2021
Radboudumc researcher Thomas van den Heuvel receives the Stairway to Impact Award from Dutch Research Council NWO. He receives this prize for the development of the BabyChecker, a smartphone application that allows midwives to make ultrasounds during pregnancies.
Exercise improves muscle performance in statin users Study of Radboud university medical center and WUR17 November 2021
A moderate intensity endurance and resistance exercise training program improves muscle performance in statin users without exacerbating muscle complaints. This is one of the conclusions of a training study that is published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC).
Jan Schols appointed professor of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics4 November 2021
Jan Schols has been appointed Professor of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics as of 1 November 2021. His research focuses on the development of 3D techniques and innovative treatment methods, all for the benefit of the patient.
Tiny blood vessels, big problems Radboudumc receives grant for international collaboration3 November 2021
The Radboudumc, together with the University of Cambridge, receives a grant of €1.8M from three collaborating cardiac foundations for international research into the small blood vessels in the brain. This study will be led by Neurologist Frank-Erik de Leeuw and internist Niels Riksen.
How healthy is James Bond? - A flu to a kill No time to die: the pathogens surrounding secret agent 00721 October 2021
James Bond made a total of 25 films between 1962 and 2021. In all those films, secret agent 007 washed his hands only twice, even though he often stayed in not so hygienic places with considerable health risks. Radboudumc researchers examined all the health risks in the 47 countries Bond visited.
Telemonitoring in chronic heart failure not unqualifiedly positive often additional demand for care without decreasing number of admissions19 October 2021
To contain rising healthcare costs, digitization of healthcare is often seen as a solution. Researchers at the Radboudumc examined the use of telemonitoring in chronic heart failure. Does this reduce hospital admissions and visits to the emergency room?