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Ma, W. (author)
Chinese cities have experienced unprecedented economic growth and urban population expansion in the last four decades. However, a variety of social and environmental problems is associated with urbanization. Cities try to grapple with these challenges but simultaneously find themselves locked in an intense competition with other cities. City...
doctoral thesis 2021
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van Zaanen, Pam (author)
In the history of medicine and surgery, a slow transition is made from open surgery to minimally invasive surgery. Nowadays, natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) is investigated and tested. A NOTES procedure includes flexible instruments, which are inserted through natural orifices such as the mouth, nose, anus or vagina. The...
master thesis 2021
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Lether, Remie (author)
Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) has made tremendous impact on hospitals worldwide. Introduced as a patient friendly alternative to open surgery by significantly reducing incisions size, benefits such as faster patient recovery time, and less pain for patients, are achieved. However, in MIS, rigid instrument shafts can impair surgeons’ dexterity...
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Mercan, Murat (author)
The Netherlands is well-known for their long-standing tradition in spatial planning and growth management. Before the crisis of 2008, the municipalities carried out an active land policy in urban development projects, however this approach was not crisis-proof and is subject of change contemporarily. The new Environment and Planning Act expected...
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Joosen, Max (author)
Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is a procedure that is used to determine the stage of disease of melanoma patients and determine further treatment. However, the morbidities accompanied with this procedure are not negligible (e.g., wound infection, lymphoedema and seroma). With the goal reduce the incidence of morbidities, this thesis...
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Vij, Sumit (author), Moors, Eddy (author), Kujawa-Roeleveld, Katarzyna (author), Lindeboom, R.E.F. (author), Singh, Tanya (author), de Kreuk, M.K. (author)
Freshwater scarcity has increased in the cities of the global South due to rapid urban agglomeration and changing climate. Alternative water resources such as treated wastewater can play a significant role to reduce the water supply-demand gap. In the recent past, wastewater has been used solely for irrigation and other allied agriculture...
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Brown, J.M.C. (author)
Over the last decade one of the most significant technological advances made in the field of radiation detectors for nuclear medicine was the development of Silicon Photomultipler (SiPM) sensors. At present only a small number of SiPM based radiation detectors for Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) applications have been...
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Alampalli, Sreenivas (author), Frangopol, Dan M. (author), Grimson, Jesse (author), Halling, Marvin W. (author), Kosnik, David E. (author), Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), Yang, David (author), Zhou, Y. Edward (author)
Bridge load testing can answer a variety of questions about bridge behavior that cannot be answered otherwise. The current governing codes and guidelines for bridge load testing in the United States are the 1998 NCHRP Manual for Bridge Rating through Load Testing and Chapter 8 of the AASHTO Manual for Bridge Evaluation. Over the last two...
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Minnaard, Jeffrey (author), Kleipool, Roeland P. (author), Baars, Wim (author), Dankelman, J. (author), Stufkens, Sjoerd (author), Horeman, T. (author)
Aims: Resection of bone is performed in over 75% of all orthopaedic procedures and the electrically powered oscillating saw is commonly used to cut bone. Drawbacks are relatively large incisions and tissue damage due to overshooting often occur. Therefore, the goal of this study is to develop an improved bone-cutting system that has minimally...
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Kwon, M. (author), Mlecnik, E. (author)
Web portals have the potential to promote sustainable environmental ideas due to the capacity of digital media, such as easy accessibility, openness, and networking. Local authorities (LAs) are responsible for activating carbon savings in homes, and they are key actors when it comes to providing neutral information to their citizens. Local...
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Hiemstra, Olivier (author)
In recent years, patient specific instrumentation (PSI) has shown to be a promising application of 3D printing in orthopedic surgery. By aiding the surgeon with accurate placement of instruments such as saws or drills, surgeries can be performed faster, and require less surgeon experience. While most of these devices interface directly with the...
master thesis 2020
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Veldman, E. (author)
Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed type of cancer among males. Brachytherapy has become a common treatment for this disease. In this form of radiotherapy, sealed radiation sources are placed through a implant catheters inside the prostate. This treatment affects the tumor cells locally and reduces damage to healthy tissues. However...
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de Haes, Philip (author)
A new radical design approach arose from the need to develop a bipolar electrosurgical instrument that is modular and cleanable, thus reusable and therefore suitable for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Advanced Bipolar Vessel Sealer (BVS) instruments that are currently on the market cannot be cleaned or maintained well and are...
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Zwetsloot, Roel (author)
The purpose of this thesis is to evaluate a top-level topology for ultra-accurate power supplies. Chapter 3 shows that precision power supplies exist, but these are expensive and not stable on the long term. The correction scheme proposed in chapter 2 brings the accuracy of the best metrology systems to a high efficiency, low-noise power sup-ply...
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Barmpounis, K. (author)
nderstanding the processes related to particle formation in the atmosphere is crucial in order to quantify more accurately their effect on climate. New particle formation is a global scale phenomenon, through which significant amounts of new particles are introduced in the atmosphere. A main mechanism of new particle formation is ion-induced...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Hamming, Steven (author)
The conditions that determine when and why individuals can be forced to contribute to collective services are part of an ongoing debate in the spatial planning and urban governance domain. In this thesis the problem of and a solution to free-ridership in area developments with existing property owners alongside incoming real estate developers,...
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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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Malage, Girish (author)
Access to safe and affordable surgery is nothing short of a basic human right and people from all walks of life are entitled to it. But, five people from resource-constrained low and middle-income countries are vulnerable and left to fend for themselves when the need for surgery is a life governing event. Inhabitants of these regions are...
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Shahab, Sina (author), Hartmann, Thomas (author), Jonkman, Arend (author)
How do municipalities strategically use land policy to develop land for housing? The development of housing is a challenge for many European countries, though the scale and time of it differs. Issues are not always about the absolute number of houses that need to be supplied in a country. The distribution and quality of houses affect the demand...
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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...
master thesis 2020
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