News items related to the Radboud Institute for Health Sciences.
Haloperidol does not prevent delirium or improve survival rates in ICU patients Large-scale study shows commonly used drug has no preventive effect21 February 2018
Prophylactic use of the drug haloperidol does not help to prevent delirium in intensive care patients or improve their chances of survival. Therefore, there is no reason anymore to administer the drug as a preventive measure to reduce the burden of delirium.
Radboudumc successful in call Enabling Technologies Hotels15 February 2018
The Technology Hotel concept entails that researchers (the guests) who do not have access to high-end technologies, can obtain access to these technologies and the connected expertise and infrastructure via a service-oriented facility (the Hotel).
Nico Verdonschot appointed as scientific director of the TechMed Centre of Twente University12 February 2018
With his dual position at the TechMed Centre and at Radboudumc Verdonschot aims to foster collaboration between the institutes and improve the health-related research environment in this region of The Netherlands.
First lustrum student visit WHO & UNAIDS in Geneva7 February 2018
The students got a firsthand experience of what it is like to be in the Global Health capital of the world, to get a better understanding of the broader context of global health policy and the implementation of international health guidelines.
Facilitating healthcare decisions by assessing the certainty in the evidence from preclinical animal studies31 January 2018
In PLoS ONE Carlijn Hooijmans and colleagues describe how the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) approach, could be used to rate the certainty in the evidence of preclinical animal studies in the context of therapeutic interventions.
Frailty and quality of life among older people with and without cancer25 January 2018
In PLoS ONE Noralie Geessink, René Melis and Radboudumc colleagues showed that differences in quality of life between older people with and without cancer could to a large extent be explained by differences in frailty levels.
The importance of clinical and asymptomatic infections for malaria transmission in Ethiopia24 January 2018
In a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, Fitsum Tadesse and Teun Bousema demonstrated that clinical cases of P. vivax malaria are highly infectious to mosquitoes but asymptomatic infections are more important for onward transmission because of their abundance in the population.
Carla van Herpen has been appointed Professor of Rare Cancers23 January 2018
Van Herpen is the first Professor of Rare Cancers in the Netherlands. She will work to improve survival rate and quality of life for patients with rare cancers, paying special attention to salivary gland cancer and head and neck cancer.
Save the date for Radboud New Frontiers 2018: Betere zorg, netwerkzorg?17 January 2018
After standard care, standardized care, and personalized care, network care will be care 4.0. But how exactly do you do that? Should we create new structures for it or is it just a matter of trust and ability to step back?
Save the date for Radboud New Frontiers 2018: Big data, better healthcare?17 January 2018
How is big data influencing healthcare and healthcare research? How will it help us and what are the limitations? The first day of the 12th edition of the Radboud New Frontiers symposium, on 1 November 2018, will give you all the answers (and raises new questions).