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  • New website Erasmus MC

    Erasmus MC has a new website since Monday, 21 January 2019. People visiting the new website will see a different homepage, updated information and improved navigation.

    Date published: 17 January 2019

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  • Study into the dangers of fentanyl

    That pain killer fentanyl poses a serious risk of a fatal overdose has been known for some time. The drug killed pop artist Prince in 2016. PhD student Evelien Kuip set out to find the main risk factors.

    Date published: 16 January 2019

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  • Mainly boys under 18 and bystanders are injured by fireworks

    Particularly boys under 18 and bystanders get injured by fireworks. Hospitals in the southwest region of the Netherlands started recording these injuries around New Year’s Eve 2017/2018 and published their findings in the Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde (The Dutch Journal of Medicine).

    Date published: 13 December 2018

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  • “Treating a brain tumor is delicate business”

    The Erasmus MC Cancer Institute has launched an online campaign ‘Inside the head of the specialist’, a series of interviews in which specialists talk about a topic that is less known by the public: a rare form of cancer, experimental research, the toll of the work of a medical specialist. This interview features Erasmus MC's Clemens Dirven, neurosurgeon.

    Date published: 12 December 2018

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  • Less is often more in the last phase of life

    Physicians should be more aware of the medication and other treatment provided to patients as they approach the end of life. This is one of the findings presented in the thesis of trainee internist/oncologist and clinical pharmacologist Eric Geijteman, who received his PhD for his unique research on 12 December.

    Date published: 12 December 2018

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  • Fertility and men with cancer

    Date published: 27 November 2018

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  • Extra donor organs thanks to new organ perfusion

    In the world of organ transplantation it is called the rise of the machines. Physicians from Erasmus MC and LUMC (Leiden University Medical Center) have recently started using a new device that tests the quality of donor organs in the operating room. They expect that this new working method could generate about 30 extra livers and pancreas per year, thus helping to solve the acute shortage of donor organs. The first liver that became available using this new technique was successfully transplanted at Erasmus MC in October.

    Date published: 31 October 2018

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  • Funds for antibiotics study on ICU

    Can antibiotics treatment be better tailored towards individual patients for faster discharge from the ICU?

    Date published: 19 October 2018

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  • Major grant for brain imaging

    Understanding the brain is one of the biggest challenges of today’s science. Erasmus MC's new Centre for Ultrasound and Brain Imaging (CUBE) has been granted € 2.4 million to further develop an innovative ultrasound technology to monitor the brain.

    Date published: 3 October 2018

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  • Many Dutch people affected by brain disease

    Half of all middle-aged Dutch women and one in three middle-aged men will suffer a stroke, dementia, or Parkinson’s at some point in the rest of their life. Men are more likely to get a stroke at a younger age, while women are more susceptible to dementia.

    Date published: 2 October 2018

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  • Myths and facts on bone fracture

    The intake of vitamine D supplements and extra calcium from dairy sources are not associated with a lower risk of bone fracture, conclude researchers in The British Medical Journal (or BMJ).

    Date published: 27 September 2018

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  • In Praise of Medicine open for registration

    In Praise of Medicine is now open for registration. Scientists will give lectures on new outbreaks of contageous diseases and what precautions can be taken.

    Date published: 9 August 2018

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