20 February 2020
'Reregistration systems poorly adapted to daily practice'
Informal learning in daily practice is not taken adequately into account when reregistering physicians, and patients still have too little say. This is the conclusion that Carolin Sehlbach of Maastricht UMC+ reaches in her doctoral dissertation. Sehlbach compared the reregistration systems for...
20 January 2020
Innovative stem cell therapy for recovering muscle mass and strength
A consortium led by researchers at Maastricht UMC+ and Maastricht University has received three million euros in European funding to develop a stem cell therapy for genetic muscle disorders and muscle atrophy in the elderly, among other things. Under the name Generate Your Muscle (GYM), the...
13 January 2020
Research into mutual causes of heart failure and vascular dementia
Researchers at Maastricht UMC+ are receiving almost one and a half million euros in funding to study the possible mutual causes of vascular dementia and heart failure. The theory is that a reduction in the number of small blood vessels lies at the root of both disorders. The researchers hope to...
17 December 2019
"We must break the taboo around endometriosis"
Question: what do Whoopi Goldberg, Hillary Clinton and the Dutch 3FM-dj Angelique Houtveen have in common with approximately 200 million women worldwide? Answer: they all suffer from the relatively unknown disease endometriosis. Doctor and researcher Esther van Barneveld is committed to increase...
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...