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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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Matthijssen, Rick (author)
Background:<br/>An endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) is an invasive procedure where biopsy samples are taken from within the heart for diagnosis of different myocardiopathies and or heart transplant rejection monitoring. During EMB procedures, a minimum of five tissue samples are required to be taken from the heart wall for investigation. <br/>Current...
master thesis 2023
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Duzijn, Yannick (author)
<br/>With increasing healthcare demand, environmental concerns and waste management in healthcare, particularly in the operating room (OR), are significant issues. Disposable surgical energy devices, like vessel sealers, gain popularity in veterinary healthcare, but reusing them is officially forbidden by law and presents challenges. Objective:...
master thesis 2023
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Kok, Abe (author)
Rural India faces many challenges in providing adequate health care for all. Health awareness among the Indian population is low due to poor functional literacy and low emphasis on education within the health sector.<br/><br/>Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), such as laparoscopy, offers many advantages, including smaller incisions, less tissue...
master thesis 2023
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Tantuo, Brian (author)
There is an incentive in society to go towards a circular economy to prevent the depletion of resources and prevent climate change. The medical industry generates a large amount of waste, much of which are disposable medical instruments and consumables, of which some are not reused. In the context of creating more circularity, an “all-in-one”...
master thesis 2021
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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...
master thesis 2021
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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....
master thesis 2021
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Gulhar, Dhruv (author)
Laparoscopy involves the use of various instruments for performing different functions. As a consequence, time is spent in exchanging the various instruments, adding to the overall operation time. In order to reduce this overall operation time and solve this problem, the number of instrument exchanges need to be reduced. Reducing the number of...
master 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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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...
master thesis 2021
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Veldman, Ellen (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...
master thesis 2020
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van Trier, Teun (author)
The operating room and central sterile supply department (CSSD) are two<br/>resource-intensive healthcare departments. Reducing the environmental and financial impact of these departments is of great importance in the global debate on sustainability. Removing unnecessary items from instrument trays may provide a partial solution. However,...
master thesis 2019
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van der Plaats, Lisa (author)
The quality of rigid endoscopes deteriorates during clinical use due to the sterilization process, mechanical forces and wear and tear during regular use. Regulations and standards on ensuring the quality of these instruments are currently non-existent or contain only qualitative measures, resulting in subjective examinations . Defective rigid...
master thesis 2019
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Culmone, C. (author), Smit, G. (author), Breedveld, P. (author)
Goal: Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, has begun to play a significant role in the field of medical devices. This review aims to provide a comprehensive overview and classification of additively manufactured medical instruments for diagnostics and surgery by identifying medical and technical aspects. Methods: A scientific...
review 2019
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Kuipéri, Josette (author)
Background: When a suspicious lesion is detected, a thorough examination is essential for the diagnostics of the lesion. Information about the nature and character of the lesion is crucial for the determination of the disease and an appropriate corresponding treatment plan. Taking a biopsy plays an important role in this examination. A biopsy is...
master thesis 2018
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Vieveen, Sander (author)
Background: Delft University of Technology has developed two working prototypes of flexible instruments for surgery, together with a master-slave system. The master-slave system is compatible with the simple parallel cable configuration and the more complex parallel and diagonal cable configuration. It is assumed that the instrument with a...
master thesis 2018
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Sanders, Job (author)
Medical Asset Management (MAM), track and tracing of medical instruments throughout a hospital, is very comprehensive and complicated. To implement such a system on individual instrument level, a technique that can create Unique Device Identification (UDI) codes is needed. Current UDI systems, such as RFID and barcode scanning, do not suffice....
master thesis 2017
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Tan, K.R.W.M. (author)
Surgical removal remains the preferred treatment for tumors. In order to ensure complete removal, a margin of surrounding healthy tissue is removed together with it. Research has found a relationship between the width of this resection margin and tumor recurrence; patient outcome is improved with greater margins. In order to ensure that no tumor...
master thesis 2017
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Snaar, K.A. (author)
Background: Ductoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure, using a sub millimeter fiber optical camera, to explore the mammary ductal epithelium for Pathological Nipple Discharge (serous fluid discharged from the milk duct) and breast cancer, detecting lesions up to eight years before other modalities. Although ductoscopy can revolutionize breast...
master thesis 2017
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Brouwer, I.N. (author)
Sealing constructions are frequently used in reusable instruments to prevent the loss of fluids or gasses in a construction by obstructing flow through the glands in the interface of two or more separate parts, and may be applied to seal patients' body fluids. Patient material contains various types of microorganisms, and with the increase of...
master thesis 2017
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