Pioneering research could prevent lymphoedema (PhD Maarten Beek).
Damage to small blood vessels in prediabetes (mumc+ news).
Certain types of chemotherapy cause a greater degree of nerve damage than was previously thought (PhD conferral Tonneke Beijers).
Kopstoring: online preventative course for children of parents with a mental illness or substance abuse problems16-12-2016
Children of parents with a mental illness or substance abuse problems (abbreviated as COPMI and COSAP, respectively) have a high risk (50–66%) of developing the same problems. This has an impact on their health, wellbeing, social network and overall functioning.
People with impaired kidney function have a higher risk of developing memory problems and even dementia, according to an analytic study by researchers Kay Deckers and Sebastian Köhler. Both researchers work at Maastricht University's Alzheimer Centre Limburg (ACL).
The selective withdrawal of red blood cells as a treatment for haemochromatosis (iron overload) is an effective and patient-friendly alternative to phlebotomy (bloodletting) (PhD conferral Eva Rombout).
A new detection technique – injecting tracers into ovarian ligaments – helps to carry out a sentinel lymph node procedure in ovarian cancer. This leads to greater accuracy in detecting lymph node metastases and also leads to fewer side effects for patients.
Walking, strolling and standing more during the day is better for sugar regulation in diabetics than an hour of high-intensity exercise.