News items related to the Radboud Institute for Health Sciences.
Discover Israels' secret to startup success6 December 2018
International exchange of staff is an indispensable part of one’s personal and professional growth. In the context of entrepreneurship, exciting career opportunities and networking an educational and inspiring trip to Israel is planned. You are invited to join for free (only for PhD's).
MRI improves detection of prostate cancer Prostate biopsy no longer necessary for 50% of male patients4 December 2018
There is good news for the more than 40,000 men per year who go to the hospital for diagnosis because of elevated Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) levels. “Thanks to the use of MRI, we can reduce the number of prostate biopsies by half,” says Jelle Barentsz.
Symposium on inclusive research Monday 14 January 20194 December 2018
How does inclusive research with people with intellectual disabilities work? The academic collaborative ‘Sterker op eigen benen’ invites you to this free symposium ‘Inclusief onderzoek in ‘t eggie’ followed by the PhD defense of Tessa Frankena.
Differences in symptomatic women with or without obstructive coronary artery disease27 November 2018
In European Journal of Preventive Cardiology Regina Konst and colleagues demonstrated that symptomatic women without obstructive coronary artery disease have different risk factors and lower levels of psychosocial well-being compared with those with stable obstructive coronary artery disease.
Active surveillance in the majority of Dutch patients with very low risk prostate cancer27 November 2018
In Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases Katja Aben and colleagues showed that most Dutch patients with very low risk prostate cancer are managed with active surveillance, thereby delaying and possible avoiding therapy and its side effects.
Spontaneous coronary artery dissections and fibromuscular dysplasia27 November 2018
In the International Journal of Cardiology Angela Maas showed that spontaneous coronary artery dissections (SCADs) are increasingly recognized as an important cause of acute coronary syndromes in predominantly women below 60 years of age.
Validation of ACCESS: an automated tool to support self-management of COPD exacerbations13 November 2018
In the International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Lonneke Boer and colleagues described the validity of an innovative software application that provides automated treatment advice to patients with COPD without the interference of a health care professional.
€ 100k grant to investigate relation between bruxism and tooth wear13 November 2018
The research proposal 'Bruxism and tooth wear: a destructive combination?' of Bas Loomans and Stanimira Kalaykova has received a research grant of € 100k on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the ‘Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Tandheelkunde (NTvT)’
Validity of a wireless patch sensor to monitor mobility tested in both an experimental and a hospital setup12 November 2018
In PLoS One Niek Koenders and colleagues showed the importance of testing the validity of physical activity monitors in a real-world hospital setup rather than an experimental setup.
Report of the 12th New Frontiers symposium Better care, network care? - 2 November 20187 November 2018
No easy answers at this symposium last Friday, only challenges that can be overcome if we succeed in 5 things. First and most radically, put patients in the center of healthcare. Second, start with assessing what the local population needs and not what local professionals have to offer.
Report of the 12th New Frontiers symposium Big data, better healthcare? - 1 November 20187 November 2018
Examples from the application of deep learning to image reading in pathology and radiology and the application of network medicine to monitor infectious disease outbreaks or collective mood states using twitter data showed the huge potential of big data approaches for building better healthcare.
Symposium Medical care for people with intellectual disabilities18 October 2018
On Tuesday 4 December Esther Bakker will defend her thesis ‘A Pro-active health assessment instrument for people with intellectual disabilities – towards reducing health inequities’. Prior to her defense, a symposium will be held.