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...
1 April 2019
'Wait and see' method is effective in atrial fibrillation
When atrial fibrillation has recently been detected, it is just as effective to wait 48 hours as to apply acute cardioversion (with an electrical shock or intravenous drip with medication). This is because in nearly 70 per cent of cases, the heart rhythm recovers spontaneously. This is the...
21 March 2019
Helping surgeons and pathologists with the iKnife
When removing a tumour, it's not always easy for a surgeon to decide whether all of the cancer cells have been taken out. Obviously, removing too much healthy tissue is not desirable either and sparing organ tissue is of paramount importance. The 'intelligent knife', or iKnife, can...
11 March 2019
Special plasters can reduce pressure ulcers
Special plasters can prevent pressure ulcers by reducing the damaging effect of what are called shear forces. This has been shown in a study at Maastricht University Medical Center+ (Maastricht UMC+), led by the surgeon Prof. Nicole Bouvy. Luuk de Wert recently gained his PhD with this research....
7 March 2019
Cheapest treatment the most effective against ‘sun damage’
A cream that people can apply at home themselves has proven to be the most effective therapy against the common skin condition of actinic keratosis, also known as ‘sun damage’. Dermatologists from Maastricht UMC+ compared the four standard forms of treatment, which until now had been considered of...