Does the COVID-19 cytokine storm exist? Research may have an impact on the chances of success of a specific treatment4 September 2020
Following the measurement of several important cytokines in patients with COVID-19 and various other severe diseases, researchers at Radboud university medical center now show that COVID-19 is not characterized by a cytokine storm.
New insight into the effect of hydroxychloroquine undermines its use in corona11 June 2020
Researchers at Radboud university medical center have discovered an as yet unknown effect of hydroxychloroquine. Raphael Duivenvoorden was interviewed in the program Op1 at NPO1 to elaborate on the findings. It seems unlikely that chloroquine has beneficial effect in corona infections.
Royal honours for seven Radboud professors24 April 2020
On Friday 24 April, seven professors from Radboud University and Radboud university medical center received telephone calls from the mayors of their towns informing them that they had been awarded royal honours for their exceptional scientific and social merits.
Study on effect of BCG vaccine on coronavirus infection in the elderly21 April 2020
Radboud university medical center and UMC Utrecht are working on a joint research project to discover whether the tuberculosis (BCG) vaccine reduces the risk of infection with the coronavirus in people aged 60 or older, or the severity of the symptoms in the event of infection.
Radboudumc researchers publish new insights into COVID-19 Consequences for treatment are now being examined internationally10 April 2020
Researchers at the Radboud university medical center seem to have found an essential mechanism in the disease process of Covid-19, which has so far been overlooked. If the insight is correct, it probably has important consequences for the treatment of the disease.
Jurgen Fütterer appointed Professor of Image-Guided Oncological Interventions26 February 2020
RIHS researcher Fütterer is an interventional radiologist and an expert in the field of cancer imaging techniques, image-guided interventions and robotics. He is also Professor at the Robotics and Mechatronics Group at the University of Twente.
Mark Janssen member of the Executive Board of Radboud university medical center from 15 March 202016 December 2019
Mr. Mark Janssen has been appointed by the Stichting Katholieke Universiteit as member of the Executive Board of Radboud university medical center (Radboudumc) from 15 March 2020, with the focus areas of finance and financial operational management, ICT, and construction.
Bertine Lahuis appointed Chair of the Executive Board of Radboud university medical center from 1 January 202013 November 2019
The Board of the Stichting Katholieke Universiteit has appointed Dr. Bertine Lahuis as Chair of the Executive Board of the Radboud university medical center from 1 January 2020.
Radboud University and Radboud university medical center are examining demerger9 September 2019
Stichting Katholieke Universiteit (SKU) is going to examine the possibility of the administrative demerger of Radboud University and Radboud university medical center. The aim is to make both organisations more efficient within an increasingly dynamic and complex environment.
1.6 million euros for Radboud university medical center in new study into shorter tuberculosis treatment5 June 2019
The study is meant to reveal whether a shorter treatment using a new combination of four different antibiotics could be as effective as the regular, longer treatment for tuberculosis (TB).
Ignacio Malagon, first professor of Pediatric Anaesthesiology in the Netherlands21 January 2019
Ignacio Malagon has been appointed professor of Pediatric Anaesthesiology at Radboud University / Radboud university medical center with effect from 1 January 2019. He is the first professor in this field in the Netherlands.
Quickly detecting actual heart attacks prevents unnecessary hospital visits Research by Radboud university medical center improves efficacy and reduces cost of cardiac care4 January 2019
Many patients who suffer from chest pain are not actually having a heart attack, making an emergency hospital visit unnecessary. Is there a way to quickly and accurately determine at home whether emergency hospital treatment is necessary?
Radboud university medical center treats metastatic liver cancer with holmium microspheres MRI imaging during surgery can improve the outcome4 January 2019
For the first time Radboud university medical center has treated a patient with liver metastases by using holmium radio-embolization. With this technique, radioactive holmium microspheres are injected via a catheter into the liver artery.
Research into drugs for treating rare diseases can be more efficient and patient-oriented18 December 2018
To assess whether a drug is an effective treatment for a rare disease, large-scale research with Randomized Controlled Trials may not be necessary in all situations, say researchers from the departments of Neurology and Health Evidence in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
Making choices in healthcare is difficult but citizens will show politics the way22 June 2018
Well-informed citizens are not just aware of the financial necessity of making choices in healthcare, they are also prepared to make these choices. They do so by providing concrete criteria and examples, which serve as guidelines for politicians.
Longer dives because of larger spleen Seanomads in Southeast Asia have larger spleens because of natural selection20 April 2018
In the journal Cell, researchers of Radboudumc and international colleagues, report that the extraordinary diving abilities of the Bajau may be thanks in part to their unusually large spleens.
Celsus academie presents book on affordable healthcare Presentation at Celsus academie conference on 19 April18 April 2018
We must make clear decisions about what we want to spend our healthcare budget on. It is important to cut back on unnecessary care and improve the coordination of the care being demanded.
Unique protein is a vulnerability in the malaria parasite18 April 2018
The malaria parasite is highly dependent on a unique protein for infecting new mosquitoes. This protein could be a target for the development of new drugs. It was discovered recently by researchers from Radboudumc and colleagues and published in Cell Reports.
Predicting metabolites based on bacterial genes19 March 2018
What do the bacteria eat, that live on your skin? Scientists at Radboudumc and Utrecht University have developed a novel computer model to answer this question, revealing that a lot of the food for skin bacteria is derived from beauty and skin care products.
Gelderland and Radboudumc combine their innovative strengths New cooperation agenda between the Province of Gelderland and Radboud university medical center16 March 2018
Gelderland aims to become the leading international testing ground for medical innovations by 2030. To achieve this, the Province of Gelderland and Radboud university medical center drafted a joint cooperation agenda.
Operating theaters in Radboud university medical center optimally equipped to collaborate with industry ERDF grant for Radboud university medical center, Demcon, Encapson and NewCompliance16 March 2018
The European Regional Development Fund has awarded funding worth almost € 600,000 to Radboud university medical center, Demcon, Encapson and NewCompliance to enable the develop and test of new products in operating theaters.
Vintage video sheds new light on Parkinson’s disease New observations in unique thirty-year-old video images14 March 2018
In the early nineteen eighties, seven young Americans developed severe and acute symptoms of Parkinson’s disease shortly after injecting themselves with a new synthetic heroine. This incident has dramatically changed the way we think about the cause and treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
Back on your feet after brain damage Loop Expertise Centrum develops method for treating walking impairments27 February 2018
Brain damage following a stroke, brain tumor or accident often results in walking impairments. The huge variation in problems and treatment options makes this a very difficult problem to treat.
Haloperidol does not prevent delirium or improve survival rates in ICU patients Large-scale study shows commonly used drug has no preventive effect21 February 2018
Prophylactic use of the drug haloperidol does not help to prevent delirium in intensive care patients or improve their chances of survival. Therefore, there is no reason anymore to administer the drug as a preventive measure to reduce the burden of delirium.
Long-lasting adaptations of the innate immune system through the bone marrow Four publications of Radboud university medical center in Cell press12 January 2018
Scientists from Radboud university medical center, together with fellow scientists from Bonn, Dresden and Pennsylvania, studied a new mechanism that regulates the immune system’s functioning.
Laser shoes prevent 'freezing' in Parkinson patients Clear reduction in symptoms21 December 2017
Freezing of gait, an absence of forward progression of the feet despite the intention to walk, is a debilitating symptom of Parkinson's disease. Laser shoes that project a line on the floor to the rhythm of the footsteps help trigger the person to walk.