Child Health nieuws

Child Health nieuws

Value based perinatal care

Portrait of doctor and researcher Alies Depla.

How do women fare during and after pregnancy in different areas? And how do they actually experience care? Collaboration around the pregnant woman was already being used in birth care, but there was still little insight into care outcomes from the patient perspective. In her PhD thesis, doctor and researcher Alies Depla investigated how structured questionnaires on patient-reported outcomes could contribute to better care. She will receive her PhD at UMC Utrecht on 11 May on the topic of outcome-based birth care.

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Vaccinating babies and elderly against RS virus is possible

Woman has baby with a feeding probe in her arms

It is becoming possible to vaccinate babies, pregnant women and the elderly to prevent serious infection with the RS virus. This is according to three studies by Prof Dr Louis Bont, paediatrician-infectiologist at UMC Utrecht. The findings were published in the scientific journals Lancet Infectious Diseases and New England Journal of Medicine.

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Launch of the Sleep Discovery Lab

Launch Sleep Discovery Lab

Today on World Sleep Day, the Sleep Discovery Lab is being launched at the WKZ. The Sleep Discovery Lab is a virtual platform dedicated to sleep research and innovation.

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New metabolic disease discovered

Peter van Hasselt and Irena Muffels

A new congenital disease has been discovered. Researchers Irena Muffels and Peter van Hasselt from UMC Utrecht published the results in the scientific journal American Journal of Human Genetics.

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Telemonitoring pregnancy at home as safe as in hospital

Pregnant woman telemonitoring

Telemonitoring at home of complicated pregnancies is as safe for the outcome of the pregnancy as hospitalisation. It saves lying days and thus costs. Mothers are also more satisfied with the care than mothers who had to be hospitalised during their pregnancy. Researchers from UMC Utrecht and Erasmus MC publish their findings today in the leading scientific journal Lancet Digital Health.

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'The patient perspective as a basis for research'

People with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) have their own views on scientific research into the disease that affects their airways and digestive system. When asked what kind of scientific research they consider important, projects emerge with great impact for those patients themselves, observes Jacquelien Noordhoek, director of the Dutch Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (NCFS). She received her PhD from Utrecht University today.

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KWF funds innovative research

Hanneke van Santen, pediatric endocrinologist at UMC Utrecht, receives more than 1 million euros from KWF Kankerbestrijding.

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Nine new associate professors appointed

Epje Pipetteren Research

Nine new associate professors were appointed at UMC Utrecht on 9 December 2022. The talented staff have been appointed based on performance. They also have qualifications in research, teaching and management.

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It is possible: pregnancy after a kidney transplant

dr. Marleen van Buren en physician-researcher Margriet Gosselink

In women with a transplanted kidney, the effects of pregnancy are generally more favourable than is commonly thought. Kidney function hardly deteriorates because of the temporary extra burden on the kidney, which is good news. There is also no increased risk of donor organ rejection.

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New research on rare forms of arthritis

When people think of rheumatoid arthritis, most think of osteoarthritis. But there are also more rare forms of inflammatory arthritis.

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