About the Radboudumc Center for Infectious DiseasesThe Radboud university medical center for Infectious Diseases (RCI) has a leading role and a unique identity in top referral care, healthcare innovation, scientific research, and transfer of knowledge in the field of infectious diseases. read more
About the Radboudumc Center for Infectious Diseases
The Radboud university medical center for Infectious Diseases (RCI) has a leading role and a unique identity in top referral care, healthcare innovation, scientific research, and transfer of knowledge in the field of infectious diseases. It is the RCI’s ambition to be a leading institute in the field of infectious diseases in Europe and in the world.
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Sauerwein medal for Arjan van LaarhovenAward for tuberculosis research at Radboudumc29 November 2022
Launch of DRIVE-AMS18 November18 November 2022
Computer determines the right dosage of antibiotics for ICU patientsPhD thesis defense of Eveline Wallenburg on August 29 at 2:30 p.m.29 August 2022
Our expert areas
HIV human immunodeficiency virusRadboudumc is one of the 26 HIV treatment centers in the Netherlands read more
Lyme diseaseRadboud university medical center, the RIVM, the Amsterdam UMC, and the Lyme Association make up the Dutch Lyme Disease expertise center. read more
Mycobacterial infectious diseases Tuberculosis and non-tubercular mycobacteria (NTM)Radboud university medical center is a nationally recognized expertise center for tuberculosis and NTM. read more
Orthopedic infectionsRadboud university medical center is one of the national centers designated for the treatment of patients with complex orthopedic prosthesis infections, particularly infections of hip and knee prosthetics. We fulfill a regional and national referral function. read more
Outbreak Management care of very infectious patientsWe use our expertise in caring for very infectious patients at Radboud university medical center. We also participate in national advisory bodies and play a coordinating role in outbreaks across the world. read more
Fungal infectionsRadboud university medical center, together with CWZ, is a recognized expertise center in the field of fungal infections.
Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection PreventionWe focus on to the development and implementation of (cost)effective, timely, safe, and person-centered diagnostics, antimicrobial therapy and infection prevention measures for patients with -a risk of- an infectious disease. read more
Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention
We focus on to the development and implementation of (cost)effective, timely, safe, and person-centered diagnostics, antimicrobial therapy and infection prevention measures for patients with -a risk of- an infectious disease. We are committed to improve patient care safely in order to achieve the best patient outcomes.
With the ultimate aim of curbing antimicrobial resistance, the research focus is on everyday patient problems - both in high and low resource settings - to have global impact. Providing the evidence for appropriate patient care.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is considered a global health threat as infections become more difficult to treat. There are two cornerstones of reducing the development of AMR: Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention. The Radboudumc Center for Infectious Diseases (RCI) has always played an important role in the area of AMR, both nationally and internationally.
Our research focuses on the following main questions:
- What innovative diagnostic, antimicrobial therapy or infection prevention measure improves patient outcomes, reduces costs and/or limits the development of antimicrobial resistance?
- How can these evidence-based interventions be implemented into daily practice?
Innovative diagnostics, antimicrobial therapies and infection prevention measures
This research represents the development and clinical testing of innovative diagnostics, antimicrobial therapy or infection prevention measures. This ‘man’-based research provides scientific evidence for the added value of the tested interventions.
Implementation of evidence-based interventions into daily practice
This behavioural research aims at the development and testing of innovative implementation strategies to introduce evidence-based interventions in daily practice. We explore the gap between evidence and practice and its determinants. The latter information is crucial when designing implementation strategies aimed at improving care. This ‘population’-based research provides scientific evidence for the added value of the tested improvement interventions.
SPICE: Expert Registry
The Specialized Program for Infectious Disease Care Everywhere (SPICE) is an expert registry for providing expert consultancy and support matched to the need of healthcare sector in LMICs to ensure standardized and integrated infectious diseases (ID) care.read more
Education, degree programs & masterclasses
International HealthWe offer a range of activities for international health and tropical infectious diseases in which education, research and service are integrated. These activities are established in 1972. read more
Our masterclasses and refresher programsFor medical professionals, both from within the Netherlands and abroad, we offer an interesting range of refresher programs and master classes.
Education Dutch Antimicrobial Stewardship
How to improve antibiotic use: a practical introduction to the development and implementation of Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs. read more