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Ligtelijn, Sharina (author)
For healthcare, an industry that is currently responsible for up to 10% of the global carbon footprint, the transition to carbon neutrality and circularity will be an enormous challenge. As 20-30% of the total hospital waste originates from operating rooms, optimising recovery from these waste streams has the potential to make a significant...
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El Hasnaoui, Nabil (author)
Cleaning is an important factor in the reprocessing of hollow medical instruments. Inadequate cleaning disturbs the disinfection and sterilization process and increases the risk of cross-contamination. An automated washer-disinfector is often used for cleaning medical instruments, by using fluid flow. fluid flow induces shear stress at the wall...
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Koot, Berend (author)
<b>Background:</b> In vitrectomy, a type of eye surgery, surgery instruments must pass through an incision in the sclera. The architecture of the incision is of great im-portance to the closure of the wound after the procedure and through that the risk for complications like hypotony and endophthalmitis. Current studies suggest that tri-planar...
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Boekestijn, Imke (author)
Introduction: In daily practice, at interventional radiology (IR), percutaneous needle placement (e.g. biopsy and ablation) is generally performed under real time guidance of morphological imaging (US or CT). However, in some cases obtaining representative specimen can be challenging causing repeated biopsies or shift to open procedures. And so...
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Bakker, Christiaan (author)
Vacuum extraction is a form of assisted vaginal birth where a vacuum cup is attached onto the fetal head by means of suction on which traction force is then exerted to facilitate birth. Vacuum extraction is often regarded as a safer option than the cesarean section and forceps delivery, due to decreased risk of maternal en fetal complications....
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GEORGANTAS, STERGIOS (author)
Abdominal gas insufflation creates the necessary space for manipulation of the surgical instruments in laparoscopic surgery. However, it is known to disrupt the normal respiratory mechanics. A novel surgical insufflator, capable of performing individualized pressure adjustments, has been recently developed at Erasmus MC - Sophia Children’s...
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Bech, Sjors (author)
The healthcare sector contributes significantly to humanity’s environmental impact on our planet. The circular economy (CE) has been heralded as a solution addressing its economic and environmental challenges by promoting more efficient use of materials. Stakeholders throughout the entire industry need to adapt their...
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Straathof, Robin (author)
Brachytherapy (BT) is an essential component in the treatment of cervical cancer as it allows for locally delivering a high dose to the tumour with minimal trauma to surrounding tissues and organs at risk (OARs). However, in advanced cervical cancer patients commercially available BT applicators are particularly ill-adapted and therefore result...
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Perez, Sharline (author)
BACKGROUND: Ovarian cancer is the number eight cause of cancer-related mortality in women around the world and has an incidence of more than 295 000 and mortality of almost 158 000. The most important prognostic factor for the survival of advanced-stage ovarian cancer is the complete resection of all microscopic tumour tissue during...
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Somerwil, Flip (author)
The goal of this study is to create a phantom which can be used to test strategies for sealing the vaginal cavity, so that ultrasound gel can be used to fill the vaginal cavity improve the visibility of the vaginal cavity in MR-images.<br/>Silicone rubber and PolyVinyl Alcohol (PVA) were tested, to check whether their mechanical properties can...
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Scheepens, Karlijn (author)
After surgery, 15% of patients experience problems of excessive scarring, causing disfiguring and impaired function. An incision placed in the wrong direction causes unnecessary skin tension on the wound, pulling the wound edges apart. In order to close the wound, increased collagen disposition is needed. Currently, skin tension lines are used...
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Horsman, Chris (author)
In the worlds poorest regions there exists an urgent need for surgical care. Open fractures, one of the Bellwether procedures, are treated in only 42% of the health facilities in low- and middle income countries. Worldwide, external fixation is one of the most important treatment methods for open fractures, providing immobilization to the...
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Blankensteijn, Charlotte (author)
Microcatheters are used for endovascular diagnosis and treatment purposes. Variations of this minimally invasive instrument, accompanied by guidewires, are manipulated through the vasculature towards the target of the intervention. The human vascular anatomy can however present complex pathways towards a target, for example a distal tumor....
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Garcia de las Heras, Daniel (author)
AIM: In order to contribute to the research concerning the large quantities of out-of-service medical equipment in LMIC, this master thesis will focus on evaluating which combination of factors related to a MOOC’s design, structure, logistics, content and delivery method; result in a better course performance, engagement and experience for the...
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Rutten, Roosmarijn (author)
Currently between 30% till 50%, some even state up to 70%, of medical and laboratory equipment is reported as out of service, due to small or large technical failures or due to missing knowledge of how to use well-functioning equipment in Low-/ Middle- Income Countries (LMIC). This is not due to the complexity of the required repair, but due to,...
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Weber, Maaike (author)
Objective: To develop a steerable neuroendoscopic instrument (SNI) based on user requirements found by several means of user research, and to evaluate this instrument on usability and safety. Only 5% of the potential intraventricular neuroendoscopy (INE) cases are currently treated with endoscopy. For the other 95%, an endoscopic approach is...
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van Drunen, F.H.J. (author)
Background Inter- and intra patient morphological differences and absence of visual feedback make the placement of pedicle screws technically very demanding. As the spine is surrounded by neurovascular tissue, complications can have severe consequences, including paralysis. Guidance techniques are often very expensive and can overexpose surgeons...
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Sabelis, J.F. (author)
A chin deformity does not rarely accompany dentofacial deformities. A correction of the chin (genioplasty) is sometimes indicated in addition to orthognathic surgery. Computer-assisted surgery allows virtual planning in...
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Shojaei Baghini, Mahdieh (author)
Cardiac cells derived from stem cells exhibit cellular contractions when cultured in vitro. They can be integrated with polymeric platforms consisting of micropillars, which act as anchors and pre-load for engineered heart tissue (EHT). The biomechanical response is often characterized using optical microscopy to track the displacement of pillar...
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Kan, Matthijs (author)
Introduction. In spinal surgery, the misplacement of spinal screws is a problem that causes (severe) pain, bleedings or even paralysis [2]. Screw misplacements are common as navigating in the spine is difficult due to the small vertebral dimensions and a lack of anatomical landmarks [3] [4]. In order to improve the navigational support of spine...
master thesis 2020
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