News items related to the Radboud Institute for Health Sciences.
Research with twins sheds light on predisposition to overweight11 October 2018
The genetic predisposition to overweight has a greater effect in a living environment that promotes obesity. This was the conclusion of a study conducted at University College London (UCL). Ellen van Jaarsveld was one of the researchers.
Martine Hollander, Saskia de Wildt and Rianne van Boekel have been nominated for the VIVA400 Knappe Koppen11 October 2018
Martine Hollander, Saskia de Wildt and Rianne van Boekel have been nominated for the annual VIVA400 list. They have the chance to be awarded in the category Knappe Koppen. Please vote before 6 November.
Best clinical abstract award for Lando Janssen4 October 2018
During the annual John Goldman Conference on Chronic Myeloid Leukemia in Miami, Lando Janssen received the best clinical abstract award for his abstract entitled “Skeletal muscle toxicity associated with tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia”.
Pharmacy receives prestigious European prize for research in Africa27 September 2018
On 17 September, David Burger, professor of clinical pharmacy, together with colleagues from the United Kingdom, Uganda and Zimbabwe, received the "Outstanding Research Team" award from the European - Developing Countries Clinical Trial Partnership (EDCTP).
Alarming levels of sugar consumption addressed by joint session of the World Health Organization, the World Dental Federation and the NCD Alliance27 September 2018
The FDI World Dental Federation, the NCD Alliance, and the World Health Organization organized a joint session in Buenos Aires (Argentina) on 7 September as part of their ongoing collaboration to address oral and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
Rectal cancer staging using MRI with endorectal filling19 September 2018
In the British Journal of Radiology Rutger Stijns and colleagues, showed that using MRI with endorectal filling did not lead to an improved rectal cancer staging and that it has the potential to influence the distance to a key anatomical landmark.
Low risk of progression in persistent non-dysplastic Barrett’s esophagus19 September 2018
In Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology Peter Siersema and Yonne Peters showed that patients with stable persistence of non-dysplastic Barrett’s esophagus have a low risk of malignant progression and may not benefit from routine endoscopic surveillance.
WHO Toolkit Pregnant and breastfeeding women8 August 2018
Stein Schalkwijk, Angela Colbers and David Burger (Pharmacy) developed the Toolkit in cooperation with Mark Mirochnick (Boston University) as a part of “Toolkit for research and development of paediatric antiretroviral drugs and formulations”.
Patient-specific computer models can help predicting fracture risk12 July 2018
Patient-specific computer (finite element (FE)) models are a potential tool to improve clinical fracture risk predictions in patients with metastatic bone disease. That was concluded in a study by Eggermont et al., recently published in Bone and Joint Research.
Disagreement among radiologists on what a perifissural nodule is10 July 2018
In Radiology Anton Schreuder et al. showed that there is a low agreement among experienced radiologists on what a benign perifissural nodule is on CT, and that the chances that a lung cancer is misclassified as a such is low but not negligible.
Veterinary drug can prevent outbreaks of malaria and Zika in humans5 July 2018
Drugs that protect pets against ticks and fleas can also be used to prevent outbreaks of malaria, Zika and dengue fever in humans. This was the conclusion of an article by scientists from TropIQ Health Sciences, together with English and American colleagues, and published in the journal PNAS.
Pharmacokinetics of HIV medicines in pregnant women28 June 2018
In Clinical Pharmacokinetics David Burger, Ruben van der Galiën and colleagues discuss that although yearly over a million of women with HIV get pregnant, it is often still unknown whether treatment with HIV-integrase inhibitors results in adequate drug exposure.
Exercise and the kidneys; effects on kidney function and injury26 June 2018
Coen Bongers, Thijs Eijsvogels, Maria Hopman and colleagues published an article in Physiological Reports on the effects of acute versus prolonged exercise and dehydration on kidney function and kidney damage in healthy young adults.