Alexander Saelmans, MSc

PhD Student

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Alexander obtained his BSc (2020) and MSc (2023) in Medicine from Maastricht University. His thesis, conducted within the department of plastic, reconstructive and hand surgery at the Maastricht University Medical Center, focused on the risk prediction of post operative major complication following DIEP flap breast reconstruction and the learning curve of total breast reconstruction with autologous fat transfer (AFT).

His PhD research focuses on prediction modelling and the implementation of these models in clinical practice.

(shared-) First author publications

  1. Lindelauf AAMA, Saelmans AG, van Kuijk SMJ, van der Hulst RRWJ, Schols RM. Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) versus Hyperspectral Imaging (HSI) to Detect Flap Failure in Reconstructive Surgery: a Systematic Review. Life. 2022;12(1):65.
  2. Saelmans AG, Rijkx M, Hommes J, van der Hulst R, Piatkowski A. Bilateral Breast Infection following Total Breast Reconstruction with Autologous Fat Transfer (AFT): a Case Report. International journal of surgery case reports. 2023;104:107917.

Other publications

  1. Mariani S, De Piero M, Ravaux JM, Saelmans A, Kawczynski M, et al. Temporary Mechanical Circulatory Support for COVID-19 Patients: a Systematic Review of Literature. Artificial Organs. 2022;46(7):1249-1267.