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When does home monitoring work for patients with heart failure?

The UMC Utrecht is launching a large-scale study into the effectiveness of telehealth coaching in patients with heart failure.

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Statement from the REMAP-CAP trial: International Trials of Blood Thinners Pause Enrollment of Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients

Three clinical trial platforms working together to test the effects of full doses of anticoagulants (blood thinners) in COVID-19 patients have paused enrollment for one group of patients.

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UMC Utrecht starts clinical trial with COVID-19 vaccine

UMC Utrecht will start a study with the COVID-19 candidate vaccine from CureVac on 28 December. A total of approximately 2,000 volunteers in the Netherlands will be recruited to participate in this study.

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Method for better prediction models

Predicting the extent to which a person is at risk of a particular disorder or predicting the course of an individual’s disease; the use of prediction models is increasing in the healthcare sector.

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Help older people better with their medication intake

Personal guidance has added value, particularly for elderly people with multiple chronic conditions.

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Mass screening for corona will not allow for reopening of society

Utrecht, November 20, 2020 - Massive and repeated testing of the population for the coronavirus, followed by isolating people that can spread the virus, after the current wave is not a feasible solution for the reopening of society. This conclusion is drawn in a new modeling study by epidemiologists from UMC Utrecht and Utrecht University.

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Tocilizumab effective in treating sickest COVID-19 patients

Critically ill patients with COVID-19 treated with a drug that reduces inflammation by modifying the immune system require shorter durations of organ support in the intensive care unit, an international study has found.

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Insight into interaction between viruses

Different viruses that cause respiratory complaints affect each other. Pediatrician and epidemiologist Patricia Bruijning-Verhagen will investigate what this influence is and how we should take it into account – for example with vaccination – with her Vidi grant.

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People with cancer want their GP to be involved

Patients with cancer need more involvement of their GP after the diagnosis in the hospital. For example, in joint decision making for the treatment. However, planning this is a challenge, as shown by the GRIP study carried out by the UMC Utrecht.

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More frequently pneumonia in S. aureus carriers in ICU

People in intensive care (IC) get pneumonia with the Staphylococcus aureus bacterium more frequently than thought. For people who carry S. aureus, this number is even higher, and carrier status even turns out to be virtually the only independent risk factor for contracting S. aureus pneumonia, says Fleur Paling in her PhD research.

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