News items related to the Radboud Institute for Health Sciences.
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.
Deep learning identifies tumor-associated stroma in breast histopathology26 June 2018
According to a recent paper of Babak Ehteshami Bejnordi, Jeroen van der Laak and colleagues, deep learning based analysis of digitized microscopic images could accurately identify tumor-associated morphological alterations in the stroma neighboring breast cancer.
Making choices in healthcare is difficult but citizens will show politics the way22 June 2018
Well-informed citizens are not just aware of the financial necessity of making choices in healthcare, they are also prepared to make these choices. They do so by providing concrete criteria and examples, which serve as guidelines for politicians.
Dutch National Research Agenda call for proposals22 May 2018
NWO will soon start a funding round for the programme Dutch National Research Agenda. Investing in innovative and societally relevant research via the 25 routes of the Dutch National Research Agenda will enable knowledge to be developed for scientific breakthroughs and for societal issues.