Hora Est – thesis is topic of a Cicero article

cicero maart 2013The Cicero, the monthly magazine of the LUMC, wrote an article on my thesis. During the interview, I was able to bring fort the nuances of the work in the thesis. That is, my thesis does not fully provide all the answers in details for allr esearch questions but it does provide a simple overview: an increased clotting potential is a risk factor for ischaemic stroke but not for moycardial infarction. Unfortunately, space limitations dictated that some remarks had to be left out. Fortunately, the last remarks is about the relevance of teaching experience as a PhD: a great link to one of my propositions.

The picture above was placed in the Cicero to accompany the interview. I like it very much because it has a certain epidemiological feel to it: a group (a cohort?) of women all different, but with certain patterns.

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Dutch summary added

I just uploaded the the Dutch summary of my thesis which has the title

“Verhoogde stollingsneigng als oorzaak mogelijke oorzaak van hart- en herseninfarcten bij jonge vrouwen; verschillen overeenkomsten en implicaties “

At first I wanted to simplify the title and use the term arterial thrombosis. Some might argue that this really is nuance ,but I believe that a Dutch summary should not have a different message. Therefore, I kept the title this way, although it isn’t a really attractive title.

The summary can be downloaded here. This section is password protected, and if you haven’t received a password by mail or email, please contact me at b.siegerink[at]lumc.nl.

I decided to publish my Dutch summary under a creative commons  licence. CC lets you share all forms of creative works (well, especially digital work), but also makes it clear under what restrictions others can use your work. I chose the CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 license, which means that everybody is free to to copy, distribute and transmit the work, as long as they attribute the work to the author (i.e. me), do not use this work for commercial purposes, and do not alter, transform, or build upon this work. The license can be recognized through this logo:


I decided that everything I write on this website also is published under this license. This excludes all material that clearly is taken from other sources and to which I only refer.

Article published in NTVG on crossover study

Today, an educational article on crossover studies, written by TNB and JGvdB and myself is published in the NTVG. The article was published in the methodology series which explains specific topics for the general physician: it explains the basic concepts of the crossover trial, but also advocates its statistical efficiency, as can be seen in the graph above. The article is published under open access and is therefore freely accessable. There is a catch… it’s published in Dutch.

More information on my publications can be found on this website and an up to date list of publicaties can be found on my Mendeley profile.