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L.E. (Lotte) Vlug

PhD Student

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  • Pediatric Gastroenterology and Pediatric Surgery
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In 2018 I became a medical doctor and since then I have been working as a PhD student at the Erasmus MC Sophia Children's Hospital. Giving children with intestinal failure a life as normal as possible is the ultimate goal of my research project. With the research group we focus on predicting and influencing both medical and psychological outcomes for children with intestinal failure (who's bowels cannot absorb enough nutrients and fluids to grow adequately, and who are therefore dependent on intravenous feeding (through the blood). 

Education and career

2011 - 2018: Bachelor and Master in Medicine, Erasmus University Rotterdam

2018 - current: PhD trajectory, Erasmus MC Sophia Children's Hospital


Clinical disease activity is associated with anxiety and depressive symptoms in adolescents and young adults with inflammatory bowel disease. 
Van den Brink G, Stapersma L, Vlug LE, Rizopolous D, Bodelier AG, van Wering H, Hurkmans PCWM, Stuyt RJL, Hendriks DM, van der Burg JAT, Utens EMWJ, Escher JC. (2018). Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2018 Aug;48(3):358-369.