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Bruggen, Femke (author)
Cervical Cancer (CC) is a preventable disease and is easily treated when detected early. Yet it is the second most prevalent cancer related death in Cameroon, causing an estimated 1787 deaths each year (Woks et al, 2023). Cameroon has implemented no national strategy to prevent this disease and so screening practices that are in place are...
master thesis 2024
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Boetzkes, Jos (author)
Background: Minimally invasive cancellous bone biopsy is a common medical procedure in which a needle is used to extract a piece of cancellous bone for examination. Unfortunately, this procedure is not always successful, as sometimes the biopsy can slip partially or completely, necessitating a new biopsy. The occurrence of these errors is not...
master thesis 2023
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Wigchert, Lisanne (author)
Annually, around 180,000 cardiac ablation procedures are performed as a result of people experiencing cardiac arrhythmia’s. During this ablation procedure, an ablation catheter is used to scar the problematic cardiac tissue after which the arrhythmia will stop. The ablation catheter is discarded after one single use. Incineration of these...
master thesis 2023
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Bloem, Meike (author)
This project aims to reduce the environmental impact of an endoscopic product, the Polyp trap. The polyp trap is a single use device, that is used during endoscopy to catch removed polyps. Endoscopy is a department that has a relatively high reliance on single-use devices. This is one of the reasons why endoscopy has a high carbon footprint....
master thesis 2023
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Osorio Escobar, Mariana (author)
Single-use auto-injectors have been around for more than 40 years, serving as a safe and comfortable way of self-injecting drugs through the intramuscular route. But, as much as their design has improved the injection experience, their existence poses a threat to the environment. Like many other single-use medical devices, their production and...
master thesis 2023
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de Vries, Denise (author)
In this study, the aim is to find out how Erasmus MC can properly prepare for the AI Act. An iterative design approach was utilized to explore what AI project members may experience during this regulatory process. Several factors have emerged during this experimental study, including the allocation of responsibility, the importance of education...
master thesis 2023
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Cetin, Halithan (author)
Time-sensitive medical emergencies resulting from the entry of harmful agents into the body require immediate and urgent medical attention to prevent irreversible symptoms or fatalities. However, the current process for urgent care relies on human intervention, which can introduce significant delays and potentially compromise the effectiveness...
master thesis 2023
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Hoeksema, Rindu (author)
This thesis describes the development of a bedside system concept for monitoring the microcirculation of intensive care patients.<br/><br/>Microcirculation refers to the smallest blood vessels in the body, including capillaries, arterioles, and venules. These tiny blood vessels facilitate the exchange of oxygen, nutrients, and waste products...
master thesis 2023
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van Dolderen, Dorien (author)
This graduation project explored how the circular economy could be implemented for single-use surgical devices like the endocutter. Design for reprocessing appears to be the best strategy, but modular solutions should be considered when reprocessing the entire device is not feasible. The project followed a transition management approach; a...
master thesis 2023
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Wu, Yike (author)
Background: Kidney failure, also called end-stage renal disease, means the kidney has lost its function to remove waste from the blood. Patients with kidney failure usually need hemodialysis, which uses a machine to replace the function of a healthy kidney, to keep them alive and prolong their lives. In order to begin hemodialysis, it is crucial...
master thesis 2023
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Aydin, Güven (author)
Treatment of prostate cancer can be done by performing brachytherapy, where radioactive seeds are transperineally implanted in the prostate via needles. A known problem during treatments with needles is the risk of targeting errors caused by the deviation of the needle from the planned path in the prostate. One of the main sources of this error...
master thesis 2023
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Meijer, Iris (author)
Abstract—Background: Vacuum extraction is a way to prevent unnecessary maternal deaths, by using a vacuum extractor to help deliver the baby in the second stage of labour. Vacuum extraction is still little-used in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) compared to high-income countries, due to the lack of sufficient devices on the market that...
master thesis 2023
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Ackermans, Bas (author)
Pectus Excavatum (PE) is a common deformity of the thoracic wall, characterized by a depression of the sternum. In the current golden standard for surgical correction of PE, the deformity is instantaneously corrected, causing severe and prolonged post-operative pain. The goal of this study is to design and validate a novel implant to slowly...
master thesis 2023
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van Loo, Lars (author)
master thesis 2023
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White, N.A. (author), Oude Vrielink, Timo J.C. (author), van der Bogt, Koen E.A. (author), Cohen, Adam F. (author), Rotmans, Joris I. (author), Horeman, T. (author)
Introduction: The recent introduction of the European Medical Device Regulation poses stricter legislation for manufacturers developing medical devices in the EU. Many devices have been placed into a higher risk category, thus requiring more data before market approval, and a much larger focus has been placed on safety. For implantable and...
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Samenjo, K.T. (author), Oosting, R.M. (author), Bakker, C.A. (author), Diehl, J.C. (author)
Healthcare facilities in low-resource settings in Sub-Saharan Africa are plagued<br/>with issues of non-functional and obsolete medical devices, which ultimately<br/>end up prematurely disposed of as waste. With increasing healthcare demands,<br/>stopping medical device disposal is imperative. One way to achieve this is<br/>to leverage circular...
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Kortman, V.G. (author), Sakes, A. (author), Endo, Gen (author), Breedveld, P. (author)
Gripping slippery and flexible tissues during minimal invasive surgery (MIS) is often challenging using a conventional tissue gripper. A force grip has to compensate for the low friction coefficient between the gripper’s jaws and the tissue surface. This study focuses on the development of a suction gripper. This device applies a pressure...
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Hoveling, T. (author), Faludi, Jeremy (author), Bakker, C.A. (author)
conference paper 2023
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Moosabeiki, Vahid (author), de Winter, N. (author), Cruz Saldivar, M. (author), Leeflang, M.A. (author), Witbreuk, M. M.E.H. (author), Lagerburg, V. (author), Mirzaali, Mohammad J. (author), Zadpoor, A.A. (author)
Orthopedic plates are commonly used after osteotomies for temporary fixation of bones. Patient-specific plates have recently emerged as a promising fixation device. However, it is unclear how various strategies used for the design of such plates perform in comparison with each other. Here, we compare the biomechanical performance of 3D...
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de Kater, E.P. (author), Müller, R. (author), Sakes, A. (author), Breedveld, P. (author)
The fixation strength of pedicle screws could be increased by fixating along the much stronger cortical bone layer, which is not possible with the current rigid and straight bone drills. Inspired by the tsetse fly, a single-plane steerable bone drill was developed. The drill has a flexible transmission using two stacked leaf springs such that...
journal article 2023
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