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Nijmegen’s city centre reveals little of what has happened there in the past. Erika Manders and Dennis Jussen, historians at Radboud University, want to bring Nijmegen's history to life in the Waalpaintings project. The plan is to create fifteen large murals in the city centre depicting historical events and created by artists who have an affinity with Nijmegen. The murals will brighten up the city and highlight its history, for locals and tourists alike. ‘It should be like a physical picture book of Nijmegen history,’ Dennis and Erika explain. ‘What we want is for you to be transported back to the events of that time when you look at the murals. And we’re asking for your help.’ Would you like to help make this project a reality and to highlight the history of Nijmegen? The first mural has already been completed thanks to a grant from the Brediusstichting. With this mural on the side of the Holland Casino, Studio Hartebeest has brought the Byzantine princess Theophanu back to the city. KerkegasjeThe next mural that Erika and Dennis want to add deals with the Treaties of Nijmegen. Nowhere in the city centre can you find anything about the key position that Nijmegen occupied on the international stage in the 1770s and the stories associated with it. The mural seeks to change this. The mural will be painted in the Kerkegasje on Burchtstraat, right in the heart of where the events surrounding the Treaties of Nijmegen once took place. The artists have already been chosen: Rosalie de Graaf, who works under the name of RoosArt, and Vincent William, aka Combolution. Both have lived and studied in Nijmegen.   Treaties of NijmegenFor a short time, in 1678-1679, Nijmegen was the political centre of Europe when eleven peace treaties between major Western European states and bishoprics were concluded, putting an end to the many wars that plagued Europe. But first there were negotiations in Nijmegen that took more than two years. The arrival of international diplomats in the city was a great spectacle for the people of Nijmegen. The ambassadors stayed in the city’s grandest houses and travelled by carriage, rivalling one another in the number of horses. The visitors prompted an influx of artists, musicians and prostitutes, but were also a source of entertainment themselves. Following the birth of the emperor’s son, the Austrian ambassador had a wine fountain erected on the Grote Markt. Coins were scattered to the accompaniment of the gushing fountain – a 17th-century baby shower! RoosArt and CombolutionThe mural will be painted by Rosalie de Graaf (RoosArt) and Vincent William (Combolution). RoosArt’s Instagram post about her mural in Arnhem showing Putin and Trump kissing each other on the mouth went viral. Her murals can now be admired worldwide. She recently made headlines with her painted feed silos on a pig farm in her home region of De Achterhoek. Vincent has considerable experience in creating historical murals. He painted a mural about the bombing of Nijmegen in the Scheidemakershof near Plein 1944.  He is a socially engaged artist who has decorated many walls at home and abroad, and who wants to bring everyone into contact with art through initiatives like The Big Draw and creative workshops.  Rosalie and Vincent are inspired by the story of the Treaties of Nijmegen and join forces to create two beautiful murals in the underpass at Kerkegasje. Would you like to help?Do you want to help brighten up the centre of Nijmegen? Are you interested in history? And street art? You can help us to create the mural about the Treaties of Nijmegen by making a donation. We need €12,000 for the mural, which will be about 100 square metres. Any amount is welcome! Read more?Would you like to know more about the Waalpaintings? Or perhaps you’re interested in finding out which historical events we plan to depict in the city, and at which locations. Read more on this website. The Waalpaintings project is an initiative of Erika Manders and Dennis Jussen, in collaboration with Vincent William (Combolution), Maaike van den Heuvel and Gerco Hiddink (both from Studio Hartebeest) and Marijn Gielen, Faculty of Arts, Radboud University.
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Onderzoek behandeling ernstig zieke COVID-19 patiënten op de IC

18-01-2021 | 10:52 Posted on: Stop the coronavirus Een deel van de ernstig zieke COVID-19 patiënten die op de Intensive Care worden opgenomen ontwikkelt een overactieve ontstekingsreactie. Dit kenmerkt zich bijvoorbeeld door hoge koorts, lage aantallen van witte bloedcellen, hoge ontstekingseiwitten in het bloed en leverproblemen. Bij verschillende andere ziekten met vergelijkbare ontstekingskenmerken is behandeling met anakinra (een ontstekingsremmer) effectief gebleken. Dankzij donaties aan het Radboudfonds is de werkzaamheid van behandeling met anakinra bij ernstig zieke COVID-19-patiënten onderzocht op de Intensive Care in het Radboudumc. Behandeling anakinraTijdens de eerste golf zijn 21 COVID-19-patienten op de IC behandeld met anakinra vanwege voortdurend hoge ontstekingskenmerken. Deze groep is vergeleken met 39 COVID-19-patiënten op de IC die deze kenmerken niet ontwikkelden en daarom niet werden behandeld met anakinra. Verschillen in het beloop van verschillende ontstekingswaarden gedurende de IC-opname werd vergeleken tussen deze twee groepen. Tevens zijn verschillen in de duur van beademing, de lengte van de IC-opname en overleving geanalyseerd. Naar aanleiding van de resultaten van dit onderzoek wordt geconcludeerd dat behandeling met anakinra bij ernstig zieke COVID-19-patiënten met voortdurend hoge ontstekingswaarden resulteert in daling van de klinische ontstekingskenmerken. Er is meer onderzoek nodig met grotere patiëntgroepen om te kunnen concluderen of anakinra bij kan dragen aan een kortere IC-opname en betere overleving. Bedankt aan alle donateurs namens het COVID-19-onderzoeksteam van de Intensive Care! Lees hier meer informatie over dit onderzoek in het Radboudumc.
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