In this video, cardiologist Dr Judith Cuypers discusses patients with congenital heart defects. Thanks to the introduction of surgical techniques, their life expectancy has dramatically improved. This has shifted the focus of care from survival to quality of life. For example, can you play sports with a heart defect and what about getting pregnant?
About 25,000 children and 50,000 adults with a congenital heart defect are living in the Netherlands. A team of experts at the Erasmus MC provides them with specialized care and studies how their care can be improved.
As of June 1, 2021, Prof.dr. Ruud Selles has been appointed professor with a shared appointment in the departments of Rehabilitation Medicine and Plastic Surgery. He will investigate the best treatments for hand and wrist disorders using a huge database with patient data and treatment outcomes. Ruud: ‘It’s really strange that this approach is new, […]
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, […]
A proportion of patients with difficult-to-treat non-metastatic bladder cancer benefit from immunotherapy with the drug pembrolizumab. This has been shown by international research, which Erasmus MC Cancer Institute co-led. Annually, researchers estimate this new therapy could save about 50 patients in the Netherlands from having their bladder removed.