Dutch Brain Foundation grant for EENnacoma20 February 2020
Lavrijsen and Van Erp: ‘This grant will facilitate practice-based research, professionalization and further academization of EENnacoma, and links between different health care and research institutions all for the benefit of people with prolonged disorders of consciousness and their families.'
RIHS Awards Ceremony five winners19 February 2020
On 18 February the RIHS 'Koek & Zopie' event took place. In front of an audience of more than 125 colleagues, RIHS awardees accepted their awards for the best PhD thesis, the research product with the highest impact on society, the best peer-reviewed publication and the Supervisor of the year 2019.
KNAW Early Career Award for Geert Litjens13 February 2020
Twelve young researchers received the Early Career Award from KNAW on 4 february. One of them is RIHS researcher Geert Litjens. The Award is aimed at researchers in the Netherlands at the start of their career who are capable of developing innovative and original research ideas.
Interactive career day for Postdocs and PhD candidates13 February 2020
45 Postdocs and PhD candidates attended the first Interactive career day organised by Janssen Pharmaceutica, to learn more about career perspectives and R&D activities that on the longer term can lead to ideas and potential future collaboration.
SPL Medical starts clinical trial with contrast agent ferrotran11 February 2020
SPL Medical is starting an international registration study for its contrast agent Ferrotran. The study is being conducted in ten hospitals in Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands. RIHS researcher Jelle Barentsz discovered the value of this drug in patients with lymph node metastases.
King Willem-Alexander meets up with Judith Wolf about the causes of doubling number of homeless people6 February 2020
King Willem-Alexander and State Secretary Paul Blokhuis of Health, Welfare and Sport (Ministry of VWS) paid a working visit to Weert on 21 January in the context of shelter for the homeless and day care. During his visit the King and State Secretary spoke with RIHS researcher Judith Wolf.
Research Integrity Round with Frank Miedema6 February 2020
Guest speaker on 9 March 2020 is Frank Miedema, Vice Rector for research and chair of the Utrecht University Open Science program. He is one of the initiators of Science in Transition. All students, PhD candidates and senior researchers are invited to attend. Please register via the website.
General practitioners rarely order images for back problems4 February 2020
8% Of all general practitioners regularly order imaging for patients who have lower-back pain without severe symptoms. Such imaging does not contribute to the treatment. This is indicated by the results from the Doen of Laten? project, a study conducted by Radboudumc, the LUMC and VGZ Cooperation.
New Guidelines for the detection of prostate cancer MRI instead of tissue samples3 February 2020
The module on diagnostic prostate MRI for the NVU guidelines for prostate carcinoma took effect on 29 January 2020. The development of these guidelines is due in part to the efforts of RIHS researcher Jelle Barentsz and Ivo Schoots (Erasmus MC).
Citizen forum on coverage decisions in the Dutch health insurance benefit package3 February 2020
In this article published in Value in Health RIHS researchers Leon Bijlmakers, Maarten Jansen and Rob Baltussen describe the preferences and dilemmas expressed by Dutch citizens in eight case studies, all of which require trade-offs between criteria that cannot all be satisfied at the same time.
Cognitive behavioral therapy reduces severe fatigue in patients with advanced cancer during treatment28 January 2020
In Annals of Oncology, RIHS researchers Hanneke Poort, Marlies Peters, Winette van der Graaf, Ria Nijhuis-van der Sanden and colleagues showed significant effects of cognitive behavioral therapy on fatigue in patients with advanced cancer during treatment with palliative intent.
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 deadline registration 3 February 202014 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.