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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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