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Maceira Elvira, P. (author)
After stroke, functional recovery may be promoted during the first six months through rehabilitation. Several events are thought to lead to regaining lost functions, among which the remapping of affected limbs to other regions of the cortex is a frequent occurrence. High spatial resolution brain imaging techniques, like magnetic resonance...
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Spijker, B. (author)
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Adank, M.W. (author)
Every year, 1.7 million woman are diagnosed with breast cancer worldwide. Breast Conserving Surgery (BCS) – where not the whole breast but only the tumour is dissected – is the most common and preferable treatment for these woman. However, 20 to 55% of the patients’ needs a second surgery because of positive margins. A dissected tumour has a...
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Posthoorn, A.P.J. (author)
The Excimer Laser Assisted Non-Occlusive Anastomoses (ELANA) technique is used to create anastomoses between major arteries in the brain while avoiding the dangerous temporary occlusion of the cerebral blood ow. This decreases the risk of complica ons due to hypoxia of the brain, but the surgery is long and requires a highly skilled vascular...
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Mank, A.B. (author)
To reduce the mortality rate of sepsis, treatment needs to be started as soon as possible. One should however first be sure about the occurrence of sepsis. Currently, the suspicion of sepsis in premature infants is based on non-specific physiological changes. The detection of alterations in the inter-heartbeat interval preceding sepsis can offer...
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Cramer, S.J.E. (author)
Apnea of prematurity is one of the most common diagnoses in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Frequent breathing pauses occur in almost all infants born at <28 weeks gestational age or with a birth weight of <1000g and can result in serious brain damage. Medicines are used to suppress the apnea but are not able to eliminate it. Manual tactile...
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Komninakidis, E. (author)
Purpose: This study aims on the automated generation of IMRT treatment plans for lung cancer patients. We systematically evaluated the input number of beams, the comparison between the equal distance versus optimized beam directions and the comparison between coplanar and non-coplanar plans. Finally, a dose escalation problem tried to be solved...
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de Bode, A. (author)
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Guliyev, B. (author)
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Disselkoen, M. (author)
Intravenous therapy is the most common way for the delivery of substances to (hospitalized) patients. The amount of patients receiving some form of Intravenous (IV) therapy is enormous (85−90%). Different techniques exist for the administration of IV fluids. The two main administration techniques are: active (pump based) and passive (gravity...
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Shankar, A. (author)
A prospective approach involving application of multiatlas based segmentation to segment the aorta, followed by centerline extraction to compute its length. The goal is to study the effect of a combination of registrationderived transformations applied to sagittal images of the aorta, when combined with different label fusion techniques, to...
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Teatini, A. (author)
The transition from open surgery to laparoscopic procedures, which is motivated by the improved surgical outcomes and lower overall costs, limits however the amount of information the surgeon can have access to during surgery. To compensate for the lack of visual feedback and palpitation, which are not possible using only the laparoscope camera,...
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Nassirinia, F. (author)
Animal studies are commonly used to test the feasibility and effectiveness of promising novel neu- roscience research ideas. One such new technique is optogenetic stimulation, a state-of-the-art brain stimulation technique. In optogenetics, genetic techniques are used to create light-sensitive proteins within the neuron membrane, thus allowing...
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Tas, L. (author)
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Dahar, S. (author)
This thesis presents a fabrication process for medical microfluidic devices that is performed with purely silicon microfabrication methods, which is a better option for mass-production than commonly used soft lithography. The fluids passing through the channels of a microfluidic device that is fabricated using this developed method can be...
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de Vreede, D.K. (author)
Bilateral cochlear implants (CIs) can restore hearing in deaf children, by electrically stimulating the auditory pathways. The effects of long-term deafness have been extensively studied and it is well known that deafness leads to cross-modal reorganization of the brain. However, the short term effects of CI use on the developing auditory...
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Gerritsen, N.T.A. (author)
Background: Following a stroke, muscle tissue is prone to atrophy, decreased fascicle length, loss of sarcomeres, and a possible enhancement of collagenous extracellular matrix. Decreased fascicle length associated with a loss of sarcomeres, and a possible enhancement of collagenous extracellular matrix are thought to result in an increase in...
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Hammann, C.P.W. (author)
There is a need for joint replacing implants due to osteoarthritis and trauma. For non-cemented implants made of titanium alloys, bone ingrowth is needed. However bone ingrowth is not always accomplished. Implant micro/nanotopography can be used to enhance bone ingrowth through cellular interactions. Therefore, processes to generate controlled...
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Knippenberg, S.B. (author)
In some types of endovascular surgery on the aorta, a catheter needs to be placed in a renal artery to enable renal artery stenting. Therefore, a catheter and a medical guide wire are maneuvered through the vascular system and placed inside the renal artery. In one in eight patients, the renal artery is angulated ≤50°, which could cause the...
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Lustenhouwer, J. (author)
Motor skill learning is the change in the capability to perform smooth and accurate movements, for example, complicated actions like playing sports or driving a car have to be learned through practice. Defective motor skills resulting from neurological diseases have severe negative effects on quality of life. Subjects have to relearn the skills...
master thesis 2016
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