Better treatment strategies for children with heart defects through international collaboration

Thanks to the international network CAHAL*, new scientific findings are quickly implemented at LUMC and Amsterdam UMC Professors Mark Hazekamp and Nico Blom strive to push the boundaries of pediatric cardiology every day. By continuously improving quality guidelines in research, education and patient care, they contribute to improving the diagnosis and treatment of (congenital) heart … Read more

Premature babies have been monitored for forty years

A large study of the long-term consequences of preterm birth is underway About 7 percent of babies are born prematurely in the Netherlands every year, and it’s even 10 percent worldwide. November 17, 2022 was all about these babies, then it is the World Day of Premature Babies. TNO has been using the POPS study … Read more

Diabetes can be controlled by a healthy lifestyle

There is a huge group of people who do not yet experience any problems, but have slightly elevated blood sugar 1.2 million people in the Netherlands suffer from diabetes. Another 1.1 million people have the precancerous stage of this chronic disease, popularly known as diabetes. The disease has nothing to do with sugar, but with … Read more

Prediction programs developed for medication in juvenile myoclonic epilepsy

Neurologists generally expect most patients with JME to become completely seizure free with medication Researchers at the UMC Utrecht Brain Center have developed two prediction programs for the treatment of juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. These models predict which patient responds well to medication and who has a low risk of new attacks when medication is discontinued. … Read more

Refined technique saves erection

The facts HOSPITAL November 16, 2022 Last updated: November 15, 2022 Prostate cancer is increasingly treated with targeted radiation to the prostate Each year in the Netherlands, more than 13,000 men develop prostate cancer. This makes it one of the most common types of cancer in our country. Thanks to MR-Linac, a combination of MRI … Read more

Understanding influenza and the circulation of COVID-19

The facts Anders November 14, 2022 Last updated: November 12, 2022 The new FluCov Dashboard: continuously updated overview of the circulation of influenza and COVID-19 in 22 countries of the world The emergence of SARS-CoV-2 in 2019 has a major impact on the global circulation of respiratory viruses, including influenza. To understand the impact of … Read more

A new discovery about the development of immune cells

The thymus also plays a role in the development of all kinds of other immune cells, including some B cells The thymus gland supports the development of our T cells, hence their name. That’s how it’s written in all the textbooks. But scientists at Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) now write in Science Immunology that … Read more

There is a need to improve the quality of life of people with dementia at a young age

Early recognition and the right help and support can improve the quality of life of people with dementia at a young age People with dementia at a young age had symptoms that could indicate their developing dementia as early as five years before diagnosis. That’s one of the important conclusions of epidemiologist Stevie Hendriks, who … Read more