Medical devices that doctors use to treat an aneurysm in the brain are regularly reported to be safe and effective in scientific articles, while the evidence for this claim is lacking. This is the conclusion of researchers at Erasmus MC after analyzing more than 1,350 international studies.
A red nose and then a child’s smile. Children accompanied by hospital clowns report less anxiety and pain when undergoing medical procedures than children accompanied by their parents. This is according to research by psychologist Heike Gerger of Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam.
Children who engage in sports as youth are less likely to experience anxiety and depressive problems than their peers who do not exercise. Their sense of self-esteem plays a key role. This is shown by research of Erasmus MC published in the scientific journal JAMA Psychiatry.
Elderly people with intellectual disabilities have more frequent and more severe sleep problems than their healthy peers. Their homes do not have enough daylight for a healthy sleep-wake rhythm. This is evident from the thesis written by Mylène Böhmer from Erasmus MC, which she will defend on 1 June.
New language and memory tests enable a more accurate diagnosis of dementia in people with a multicultural background. Neuropsychologist Sanne Franzen developed the tests together with colleagues and describes them in her thesis.
Stefan Barakat of the Department of Clinical Genetics at Erasmus MC is one of twelve young researchers to receive an Early Career Award from the KNAW.
On September 29th the Rogier Hintzen Award will be presented for the second time. Talented young researchers working on MS research can nominate themselves or others in the field.
On Wednesday 7 July, the presidents of TU Delft, Erasmus MC and Erasmus University Rotterdam signed a framework agreement for far-reaching strategic cooperation within the Convergence Alliance. In research and education the institutions are committed to combining their strengths, knowledge and methods to address issues related to climate change, sustainability, pressure on the healthcare system, […]