News items related to the Radboud Institute for Health Sciences.
Prophylactic antibiotics reduce hospitalisations and cost in head and neck cancer patients18 April 2019
In European journal of cancer Janneke Ham and colleagues showed that prophylactic antibiotics in locally advanced head and neck cancer patients treated with chemoradiotherapy did not reduce the incidence of (aspiration) pneumonias, but did reduce hospitalisations and tended to be cost-effective.
Nontuberculous mycobacteria and fungal co-infections Bonnie and Clyde?18 April 2019
In The European respiratory journal Jakko van Ingen and Sanne Zweijpfenning showed that 40% of patients diagnosed with nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease also meet diagnostic criteria for chronic pulmonary aspergillosis.
Dosing anticancer drugs in patients with renal or hepatic impairment11 April 2019
Renal or hepatic impairment is a common comorbidity for patients with cancer either because of the disease itself, toxicity of previous anticancer treatments, or because of other factors affecting organ function, such as increased age.
Judith Prins appointed scientific director of RIHS a.i.5 April 2019
Judith Prins, full professor of Medical Psychology and prominent principal investigator, has been appointed scientific director ad interim (a.i.) of the RIHS as of 1 April. She succeeds Bart Kiemeney after his RIHS directorship of more than seven years.
Pim Assendelft on NFU report ‘Research and innovation with and for a healthy region’5 April 2019
On 1 April the report ‘Research and innovation with and for a healthy region; think globally, act locally’ was handed by the Federation of University Medical Centers (NFU) to Minister Bruins of Healthcare.
800k Euro for research project effectiveness ‘Healthy School’4 April 2019
The Dutch government has started the project ‘Gezonde school’ (‘Healthy School’). Schools can achieve this vignette if they devote time and attention to the health and healthy lifestyle of students on the basis of the ‘Healthy school approach’.
Impulsivity and infectious diseases among female prisoners in Indonesia Knowledge transfer alone not sufficient for controlling infectious diseases28 March 2019
Unprotected sexual contact and intravenous drug use are important routes of infection for infectious diseases such as HIV, hepatitis B and C and syphilis.
Sarah Verhoeff wins audience award Radboud Talks Jury chose neuroscientist as overall winner26 March 2019
The winner of the fifth edition of scientific pitch competition Radboud Talks is Suhas Vijayakumar, PhD candidate at the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Donders Institute. Research physician Sarah Verhoeff, Radboud Institute for Health Sciences, won the audience award.
eHealth Apps Replacing or Complementing Health Care Contacts21 March 2019
In the Journal of Medical Internet Research, Pim Assendelft and colleagues from the University of Applied sciences Arnhem Nijmegen showed that still relatively little is known about the adverse effects of health apps when used to replace or complement contacts with doctors or nurses.
Importance of prospective studies in pregnant and breastfeeding women living with HIV14 March 2019
In Clinical Infectious Diseases Angela Colbers, Stein Schalkwijk and David Burger give considerations on how to effectively evaluate aspects of clinical pharmacology required for safe and effective treatment to optimize pharmacotherapy during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Higher prevalence of coronary atherosclerosis among runners versus cyclists14 March 2019
Physical activity and exercise training are effective strategies to reduce the risk for cardiovascular events, but researchers from Radboudumc, UMC Utrecht and Meander MC previously found a higher burden of coronary atherosclerosis among the most active athletes.
Artificial intelligence vs. 101 radiologists for breast cancer detection7 March 2019
In an article appearing in the journal of the National Cancer Institute, Ioannis Sechopoulos and colleagues showed that current artificial intelligence systems can detect breast cancer in mammograms as well as a breast radiologists.
Effect of prolonged antibiotic treatment on cognition in patients with Lyme borreliosis5 March 2019
In Neurology Anneleen Berende, Roy Kessels, Bart-Jan Kullberg and colleagues showed that longer-term antibiotic treatment did not lead to better cognitive performance compared to a 2-week regimen in patients with Lyme disease-attributed persistent symptoms.
Imaging versus no imaging for low back pain28 February 2019
In the European Spine Journal Gijs Lemmers, Wim van Lankveld, Gert Westert, Philip van der Wees and Bart Staal showed that imaging in low back pain may be associated with higher medical costs, increased healthcare utilization and more absence from work.
15 million Euro to identify new drug targets for HIV28 February 2019
André van der Ven and Mihai Netea, theme Infectious diseases and global health, and colleagues, will receive 15 million Euro from pharmaceutical company ViiV Healthcare for research into new ways to fight the HIV virus. The aim of the HIV 2000+ project is to identify new drug targets for HIV.
Valentine’s day spectacle at the Radboud Research Rounds21 February 2019
This year’s Valentine’s day in the Radboudumc was focused on the RRR of the Tumors of the Digestive Tract. In the biannual Paper Award session the big prize went to Daniel Garza from the Center for Molecular and Biomolecular Informatics, for his paper on “the environmental metabolome”.
Research Integrity Round: The ConScience App 15 February 201914 February 2019
To introduce the new Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity we invited ‘Het Acteursgenootschap’ to perform ‘The ConScience App’, a theatre piece designed to move the debate on scientific knowledge. All Radboudumc researchers are invited to attend this event.