23 December 2019
Operational Excellence book 'Our Journey' presented
Recently, the book entitled 'Our Journey', describing the journey undertaken by Maastricht UMC+ in implementing the principles of Operational Excellence, was presented. Operational Excellence is a strategy aimed at bringing about continuous improvement in quality, effectiveness and...
20 December 2018
Protein and physical activity stimulate night-time muscle build-up
A protein-rich diet combined with physical effort before sleeping can help prevent patients losing muscle mass during a period of hospitalisation. This is one of the primary conclusions drawn by Imre Kouw from her PhD study at Maastricht UMC+. The PhD candidate investigated a series of strategies...
11 December 2018
Brain atlas leads to fewer side effects in radiotherapy
With the irradiation of tumours in the brain and in the head and neck area, the radiation dose can now be reduced considerably, without the desired treatment result being compromised. This drastically reduces the chances of side effects. Daniëlle Eekers, radiation oncologist at MAASTRO clinic and...
19 November 2018
'Virtual doctor to take over part of heart failure care'
Researchers in the field of heart failure will soon be working on a digital application that is capable of independent, remote decision-making, such as prescribing medication and issuing medical advice. The Maastricht UMC+ and a number of international partners will receive in total more than 4.5...
12 November 2018
Brain damage already visible in early stage of diabetes
People with prediabetes already demonstrate subtle damage to the white matter in their brain, which can eventually result in deteriorating cognitive performance. Prediabetes is an early stage of type 2 diabetes. In this phase, a change in lifestyle can still have a positive effect and can prevent...
30 October 2018
Innovative plastic surgical interventions improve quality of life following breast reconstruction
Microsurgical interventions in respect of two common side effects following treatment for breast cancer make a major contribution to improving quality of life. The treatments in question relate to lymphedema by creating a connection between lymphatic and blood vessels (lymphovenous anastomosis) and...
28 September 2018
Relationship between lipids and Alzheimer's
Four years ago, Pilar Martinez began studying the role of lipids – fats – in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease. She quickly became convinced that lipids play an important role in the development of this brain disease. To keep pursuing this line of research, more funding is...
11 September 2018
3 million for research on hereditary heart failure
A team of researchers from Maastricht and Amsterdam receives a three million euro subsidy from the Dutch Heart Foundation (Nederlandse Hartstichting) to boost research on hereditary heart failure. The professors Leon de Windt (Maastricht University/Maastricht UMC+) and Yigal Pinto (Amsterdam UMC)...
6 July 2018
Two million euros for Parkinson's research
Stichting de Weijerhorst is gifting more than two million euros to Maastricht UMC+ to support a research project aimed at improving the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson's disease. Neuroscientists are using advanced imaging technologies to search for the fundamental neuro-processes and...
30 June 2018
Researchers produce unique 3D images of the inner ear
Researchers at Maastricht UMC+ have succeeded in producing exceptionally detailed 3D images of the anatomy of human inner ear, an organ so complex, sensitive and inaccessible that it is difficult to study and whose detailed micro-anatomical structures remain uncharted territory. Now, researchers...