21 October 2019
A scan instead of sentinel lymph node surgery
In 2019, making a scan of the armpit glands to determine whether breast cancer has spread, seems more logical than surgery to remove the glands (the sentinel lymph node operation). For many women, the latter leads to long-term complaints, such as a stiff shoulder and accumulation of fluid in the...
22 August 2019
Epilepsy patients examined in world's most powerful MRI scanner
For the first time ever, epilepsy patients will undergo an examination in the world's most powerful MRI scanner. Researchers hope that the MRI images will enable them to trace the source of seizures in patients where this was not previously possible. The examinations are part of a study being...
14 August 2019
Self-learning model to predict risk of coronary heart disease
Researchers at Maastricht UMC+ and Maastricht University are receiving nearly two million euros in funding from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to develop a self-learning eHealth app to prevent coronary heart disease. The digital tool will use vast amounts of data, for...
1 August 2019
Clinical trial examines everyday use of vestibular implant
The vestibular implant is one step closer to being introduced, thanks to funding amounting to more than €700,000 from the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw), Health Holland and the Heinsius Houbolt Fund. The funding will enable researchers at Maastricht UMC+ to...
23 July 2019
Veni grants for Maastricht UMC+ scientists
The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant to six young, highly promising Maastricht UMC+ scientists. In total 166 young scientists receive a Veni grant worth up to 250,000 euros. The grant provides the laureates with the opportunity to further elaborate their own ideas during a...
11 July 2019
'Primary plus' care is a strong alternative to hospital
A major reduction in health care costs per patient and shorter waiting lists, plus an increase in patient satisfaction with no detrimental effects on health outcomes. These are the key results of a multi-year trial of an alternative to regular hospital care dubbed 'primary plus'. This...
2 July 2019
Science and Innovation award 2019
On the 27th of June Marin de Jong en Marieke Pierik with the myIBDcoach study group received the Science and Innovation award 2019 of the Dutch Federation of Medical specialist.
NUTRIM, Marieke Pierik, Science and Innovation award 2019, myIBDcoach
3 June 2019
Research on the effect of plant stanol on asthma
Plant sterol and stanol esters are well known functional food ingredients with a long proven history of cholesterol lowering activity via inhibiting intestinal cholesterol absorption. It is generally accepted that serum LDL cholesterol concentrations can be reduced 8 to 10% with a daily intake of 2...
14 May 2019
Twenty million euros for fighting Alzheimer's using big data
Thanks to Big Data, we are now for the first time able to analyse large amounts of data quickly and to discover patterns in it that say something about the prevention and prediction of diseases. The Province of Limburg, Maastricht UMC+ and Maastricht University (UM) are therefore jointly investing...
22 April 2019
Positive effect of drug on nerve pain condition
Researchers at Maastricht UMC+ have shown that the drug lacosamide has a positive effect on patients with small fibre neuropathy – a condition in which people suffer continuous pain. The drug reduces pain, ensures better sleep and has a positive influence on patients' general wellbeing. The...