News items related to the Radboud Institute for Health Sciences.
Laparoscopy reduces the number of adhesions but it is still too high14 January 2020
Adhesions after abdominal surgery cause too many re-admissions. Although keyhole surgery reduces the number of adhesions and the complications associated with them, the total disease burden remains high, as reported in The Lancet by RIHS researcher Richard ten Broek and colleagues.
Radboud Talks 2020 scientific pitch competition14 January 2020
The next edition of Radboud Talks will take place in the spring. During this academic pitch competition, young researchers will be given the opportunity to share their stories with a large audience. In a three-minute presentation, you will talk about your research in a fun and accessible manner.
Review Sanne Frambach accepted by Pharmacological Reviews13 January 2020
In this review entitled 'Brothers in arms: ABCA1 and ABCG1-mediated cholesterol efflux as promising targets in cardiovascular disease treatment', RIMLS researcher Sanne Frambach, describe the possibilities for stimulating cellular efflux.
Prostate cancer can now be diagnosed better using artificial intelligence9 January 2020
RIHS researchers Wouter Bulten and Geert Litjens have developed a ‘deep learning’ system that is better than most pathologists at determining the aggressiveness of prostate cancer. The Artificial Intelligence system taught itself to identify prostate cancer based on data from over 1200 patients.
European grant for rare neurological disease9 January 2020
Together with a consortium of European researchers, neurologist and Donders PI Bart van de Warrenburg and RIHS researcher Marjan Meinders have received a 2 million euro grant for research into rare neurological movement disorders: spastic ataxia.
Supplemental MRI screening for women with extremely dense breast tissue9 January 2020
In the New England Journal of Medicine, the DENSE trial study group including RIHS researchers Ritse Mann and Nico Karssemeijer showed that additional MRI after the nationwide breast screening, reduces interval breast cancer in women with extremely dense breast tissue.
JPI-AMR grant for Quirijn de Mast and Marien de Jonge6 January 2020
The JPI-AMR grant ‘Diagnostics and surveillance of antimicrobial resistance: development of tools, technologies and methods for global use’ has been awarded to Quirijn de Mast and Marien de Jonge), the Charles University Prague and the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre in Moshi, Tanzania.
Simple tool provides insight into the average life expectancy for patients with dementia19 December 2019
A simple tool can quickly provide patients, with a dementia diagnosis, with more clarity about their average life expectancy. This tool is developed by Radboudumc in collaboration with the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.
RIHS wishes you a successful scientific year in 202019 December 2019
As scientific director ad interim of RIHS I have been impressed by the excellence and the large variety of research in the institute. With an academic staff of about 1700 professionals RIHS succeeded in bringing forward very strong research and societal impact in the field of health sciences.
UMC consortium brings Digital Research Environment to next phase19 December 2019
Radboudumc, Erasmus MC and UMC Utrecht will work together to bring the Digital Research Environment to the next phase. The ultimate goal: to make this online environment for the secure and fast management, analysis, sharing and storage of research data a national and international success.
Synopsis of the European Breast Guidelines on organized breast cancer screening programs19 December 2019
In Annals of internal medicine Mireille Broeders and colleagues from the European Commission Initiative on Breast Cancer (ECIBC) Guidelines Development Group provide a synopsis of recommendations on organized breast cancer screening programs for women aged 40 to 75 years.
Conversation analysis of video consultations vs face-to-face consultations19 December 2019
A video consultation is often about the benefits of a digital connection. But what does it mean for the conversation itself? Surgeon Martijn Stommel and his sister Wyke Stommel conducted research into specific parts of the conversations.
Theme Rare cancers paper award for Sven van den Bosch18 December 2019
The Radiother Oncology paper by researcher Sven van den Bosch and colleagues, won the first place in the paper award session of the theme Rare cancers. The paper competed with 4 other recent publications produced by radboudumc research groups.
Awarded KWF grants for Radboudumc researchers18 December 2019
KWF is investing 2.7 million euros in five different studies at Radboudumc. The awards are part of the new round of funding by DCS, in which over 34 million euros will be granted to Dutch cancer research. We congratulate our researchers with this funding and wish them success with their great work.
In order to maximize quality of life in pediatric psoriasis reaching for clear skin is necessary12 December 2019
In JAMA Dermatology, Bruins et al showed that greatest improvement in quality of life was achieved with 90% improvement of the Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) and 90% decrease of affected body surface area in a large cohort of children with psoriasis.
Exploration meeting Academic Alliance on Oncology2 December 2019
Within the Academic Alliance, the Maastricht UMC+ and Radboudumc are already working together in several areas. And this is happening in more and more fields. On 27 November researchers from both umc's met during the fourth Exploration meeting, this time with the theme: Oncology.
Two RIHS researchers in top 1 percent by citations28 November 2019
Bart-Jan Kullberg and Jacques Meis, made it to this year’s list of highly cited researchers. Researchers in this list are selected for their exceptional research performance and are regarded to have had a major impact on fellow scientists.
Technology for Oncology II grant application funded21 November 2019
The grant application called "aiREAD – Accurate and Intelligent Reading for EArlier breast cancer Detection” by project leader Ioannis Sechopoulos, has been selected for funding under the NWO TTW – KWF Kankerbestrijding – Top Sector LSH Partnership “Technology for Oncology II”.
More expertise needed for patients with prolonged Disorder of Consciousness14 November 2019
Willemijn van Erp published in the Annals of Neurology that nearly 80% of people with Unresponsive Wakefulness Syndrome, formerly referred to as ‘vegetative state’, are not given a correct description of the diagnosis when they are discharged from the hospital.
3D breast ultrasound elastography to improve breast cancer detection5 November 2019
One out of seven women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their life. Early detection of breast cancer is important to increase the survival rate. Gijs Hendriks graduated recently on a new technique, 3D elastography, to detect breast cancer better.
Radboudumc and Quirem Medical sign cooperation agreement31 October 2019
Radboudumc and Quirem Medical signed an agreement for joint research. The agreement includes several existing and future projects based on small radioactive spheres. Enhanced cooperation should improve the treatment of cancer patients and stimulate research into new applications.
Euthanasia requests in dementia cases what are experiences and needs of Dutch physicians?31 October 2019
In BMC Medical Ethics Jaap Schuurmans, Yvonne Engels et al described the results of a study in which general practitioners and elderly care physicians were interviewed about their experiences and support needs when confronted with a euthanasia request of a person with dementia.
Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga has been appointed honorary Skou professor at Aarhus University17 October 2019
Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga has been appointed honorary Skou Professor at the Dept. of Clinical Medicine, at Aarhus University. The aim is to introduce new perspectives to teaching, strengthen relations with leading research units abroad and establish joint research projects and funding applications.
KWF Roadshow 11 November 201910 October 2019
In which way(s) can KWF provide optimal support to oncological research and care? How can we maximize impact on our investments? These questions are pivotal in Ambition 2030: the vision that KWF developed in close cooperation with stakeholders in the oncological field.
More than 3000 visitors at Open Day RIHS10 October 2019
On Sunday 6 October RIHS organized an Open Day in the Weekend of Science (“Weekend van de Wetenschap”) with special guest and television presenter Klaas van Kruistum. More than 3000 visitors became a health scientist for one day and discovered how special healthcare research is.
‘Smart shirt’ can accurately measure breathing and could be used to monitor lung disease3 October 2019
Denise Mannée and colleagues are developing Hexoskin, a smart shirt that can measure breathing in people. It can reliably measure breathing in healthy people while carrying out activities. This means they can now test out the smart shirts with patients who have COPD.
A coordinated analysis on the association of sedentary behaviour and cognitive function1 October 2019
In Sports Medicine Carlijn Maasakkers and colleagues present the results from a coordinated analysis in 5 cohorts on the association between total sitting time and global cognition. As no clear associations were found, they hypothesize that specific types of sitting differentially affect cognition.
Digital health updates Stay up to date with a podcast26 September 2019
As a researcher it is important to know the ins and outs of your research area. Despite helpful tools and filters this is often very time consuming. The Lancet Digital Health offers podcasts in which authors present the key findings and implications of their work.
Radboud university medical center opens first healthcare AI labs19 September 2019
These are the first two ‘labs’ in the east of the Netherlands that are part of the national Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence and the first health labs. With these two initiatives, Radboudumc and its partners are investing heavily in the application of AI to health care.