News items related to the Radboud Institute for Health Sciences.
European Commission Initiative on Breast Cancer (ECIBC) Guidelines13 August 2019
In Annals of internal medicine Mireille Broeders and colleagues from the ECIBC Guidelines Development Group described the methods used to develop person-centered evidence-based recommendations for screening and diagnosis of breast cancer.
Interested to supervise a bachelor student for a short period?25 July 2019
Are you interested in helping second year (bio)medical bachelor students in the first steps of their scientific development? Especially for PhD candidates this is a perfect opportunity to become involved in teaching/supervision!
Implementation of single national warning system will make pediatric wards even safer25 July 2019
This fall, all Dutch hospitals with a pediatric ward will have the possibility to implement a single signaling system that provides early warnings to caretakers as soon as the vital functions of admitted children are in danger.
Dental care can be improved also in the Netherlands25 July 2019
The Lancet is publishing a series of articles (Lancet Oral Health Series) that describe the vast global challenges in attaining improved oral health. One of the researchers and authors is Stefan Listl at Radboud university medical center.
4,8 million euros for prevention of tuberculosis among people with diabetes in Africa16 July 2019
Reinout van Crevel and Lindsey te Brake have received European funding of 4.8 million euros to lead an international consortium to screen thousands of people with diabetes in Uganda and Tanzania for TB, and investigate the effect and costs of 3 months preventive treatment for TB.
The real impact of menstrual complaints on work and school productivity8 July 2019
Menstrual period symptoms may be linked to nearly nine days of lost productivity every year, through presenteeism, suggests the largest study of its kind, published in the journal BMJ Open. But the real impact on women and society is underestimated and poorly appreciated, say the researchers.
Prostate cancer theranostics imaging, surgical guidance, and targeted photodynamic therapy5 July 2019
In Theranostics, Mark Rijpkema and colleagues present the development of a novel multimodal tracer that targets both preoperative imaging, surgical guidance, and targeted photodynamic therapy of PSMA-expressing prostate cancer.
Effects of prophylactic haloperidol on long-term quality of life in ICU Patients4 July 2019
In Anesthesiology, Paul Rood, Marieke Zegers and Mark van den Boogaard described that prophylactic haloperidol use does not affect long-term quality of life in critically ill patients at high risk for delirium.
Awarded KWF grants for Radboudumc researchers2 July 2019
The Dutch Cancer Society (KWF) has awarded 25.5 million euros to 50 new research projects in 16 different institutes. 8 grants are awarded to Radboudumc researchers. We congratulate our researchers with this funding and wish them success with their great work.
Robin Nijveldt appointed Professor of Cardiovascular Imaging1 July 2019
Robin Nijveldt was appointed Professor of Cardiovascular Imaging at Radboudumc, with effect from 1 June 2019. Nijveldt is an expert in the field of cardiac imaging and cardiac MRI in particular, with a focus on coronary artery disease and cardiomyopathies.
Grant about abuse of prescription opioids approved1 July 2019
Kees Kramers, Arnt Schellekens, Femke Atsma, Robert van Dongen and Henk Schers have been granted 1.8 million euro by NWO as part of the call of the Nationale Wetenschaps Agenda, in collaboration with investigators of Leiden and Utrecht university medical center.
Jan Smit appointed as dean / vice chair27 June 2019
Professor Jan Smit, current head of the Department of Internal Medicine, will be appointed as dean and vice chair of the Radboud university medical center as of 1 August. Within the Executive Board, Jan Smit will be particularly tasked with the portfolio of education and research.
The Lancet presents digital health journal27 June 2019
This new journal might become an interesting journal for RIHS researchers who are using new digital technologies. Please note that RIHS researchers who need support regarding new opportunities for data collection and participation by end-users can contact RIHS consultant Tom van de Belt.
Save the date RIHS PhD Retreat 21 & 22 November 201927 June 2019
Yearly, RIHS PhD candidates gather for the two-day PhD Retreat. Apart from the science, this event is highly valued for the opportunity to meet your fellow PhD candidates. This year with keynote speaker Dick Swaab! Registration will open soon.
Cost-effectiveness of mpMRI in active surveillance of prostate cancer25 June 2019
In European Urology Oncology Sejal Patel and colleagues evaluated the potential cost-effectiveness of including mpMRI in active surveillance for men diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer in comparison to the standard monitoring program.
The gap in mortality between older and younger CRC patients has been bridged25 June 2019
In European Journal of Cancer, Nelleke Brouwer, Thea Zonneveld-Heil and colleagues showed that differences in postoperative mortality between older and younger patients with stage I-III colorectal cancer decreased. 1-year postoperative RS was almost equal for older and younger patients in 2015-2016.
Midsummer night event very successful25 June 2019
Almost 300 PhD candidates and postdocs from DCMN, RIHS and RIMLS enjoyed an inspiring and tasty Midsummer Night Event. Dean a.i. Jan Smit opened the event, after which Louise Lagendijk presented about 'selfcare is healthcare and positive psychology’.
Surgery to straighten a deviated septum improves quality of life20 June 2019
Patients with a deviated septum breathe more easily after a septoplasty and their quality of life improves. Specialists have long debated its benefits. Machteld van Egmond, Maroeska Rovers, and Niels van Heerbeek have ended the controversy with a publication in The Lancet.
Development of nationwide recommendations to support prenatal counseling in extreme prematurity20 June 2019
In Pediatrics Rosa Geurtzen et al described the development of a nationwide, evidence-based framework for prenatal counseling in extreme prematurity. It contains recommendations and tools for personalization in the domains of organization, decision-making, content, and style of prenatal counseling.
Peter van der Kraan new theme leader Inflammatory diseases13 June 2019
It is our pleasure to introduce Peter van der Kraan from the Dept. of Rheumatology, as the new leader of our theme Inflammatory diseases. As such he will be the successor of Irma Joosten who has done an outstanding job in the last years as theme leader, for which we thank her wholeheartedly.
Intake of a reduced dose of pazopanib with food the effect on pharmacokinetics, patient safety and preference13 June 2019
In Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics Floor Lubberman and colleagues showed that the intake of 600mg pazopanib with food resulted in a bioequivalent exposure and was preferred over a standard pazopanib dose without food.
Developing malaria gametocytes under attack6 June 2019
In Science Translational Medicine, researchers from the group of Teun Bousema and international colleagues have revealed previously unknown targets of natural human antibody responses that are found on the surfaces of red blood cells infected with malaria parasites.
The XN-30 hematology analyzer for rapid sensitive detection of malaria a diagnostic accuracy study6 June 2019
In BMC Medicine Annelies Post, Berenger Kaboré, Isaie Reuling and colleagues described a new method of malaria detection using whole blood: the XN-30 is a new hematology analyzer which simultaneously provides a complete blood count and quantification of malaria parasitemia, allowing rapid treatment.
Barrett oesophagus6 June 2019
In Nature Reviews Disease Primers Yonne Peters and Ali Al-Kaabi provided a global overview of Barrett oesophagus and outlined key open research questions. This primer covered epidemiology, disease mechanism, diagnose, screening, prevention, management, and quality of life.
Jeroen Hasselaar elected board member European Association for Palliative Care6 June 2019
On 24 May at the congress for palliative care in Berlin, Jeroen Hasselaar has been elected as a board member of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC), for the period 2019-2023. Jeroen was nominated on behalf of the Dutch association for palliative care (Palliactief).
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).
Ingenious solution, but what was the problem?29 May 2019
In Value in Health Anouck Kluytmans, Marcia Tummers, Gert Jan van der Wilt and Janneke Grutters found, using a mixed methods approach, that although a recently developed medical technology was deemed ingenious by stakeholders, there was no underlying problem it could solve in its intended context.
Graduate school news Adjusted PhD guidelines23 May 2019
It should be emphasized that the quality, and not the number of chapters, determines the assessment by the manuscript committee. To avoid the wrong emphasis on quantity, it is not recommended to have more than three publishable chapters in the thesis.