mr. dr. Q. van der Yuen

mr. dr. Q. van der Yuen

Full Professor
  • Reproductive Medicine & Gynecology - Medical



Prof Huub van der Vaart is member of staff at the UMCU since 1996. He finished his thesis on “pelvic floor dysfunction quality of life in women” in 2001, and is professor in urogynaecology since February 2012. This work was the foundation for the national pelvic floor questionnaire as one of the first examples of measuring patient-related outcome and quality of life. He is an active member of the Dutch working party on pelvic floor of which he was chairman between 2004-2010. During this period the urogynaecology was acknowledged as subspecialty in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is actively involved in the development of national guidelines on incontinence. He was trained at the Harvard Business school in the program “managing health care delivery”. Alongside his research activities, which have been patient outcome centered, his interest focusses on new ways to deliver health care to women. From this perspective (creating value) he started a specialized outpatient urogynaecology clinic based on a new business model (ZBC) in 2002. At this stage the research focus is expending form patient-centered studies to basic science and translational medicine. There is a collaboration with several international (Cleveland, Leuven, München. Mississippi) and national (AMC, Radboud) partners.

Side Activities

Member of the Standardisation committee pelvic organ prolapse of the International Urogynaecological Association.

Member of the education and scientific committee of the European Urogynaecological Association

Adviseur Patiëntenvereniging BB4all Gynaecologie Nederland

Member of guideline committee non-neurogenic female lower urinary tract symptoms of the EUA

Consultant BSI

Consultant Ligalli BV

Education Antonius Acadamy

Fellowship and Awards

ZonMw doelmatigheidsonderzoek grant (2x)

ZonMw multidisciplinary guideline urinary incontinence in women

Research Output (131)

Cost-Effectiveness of perioperative Vaginally Administered estrogen in postmenopausal women undergoing prolapse surgery (EVA trial):study protocol for a multicenter double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial

Vodegel Eva V, Zwolsman Sandra E, Vollebregt Astrid, Duijnhoven Ruben G, Bosmans Judith E, Speksnijder Leonie, Roos Eveline J, Spaans Wilbert, Gerards Franca, Adriaanse Albert, Vernooij Flora, Milani Alfredo L, Sikkema Marko, Weemhoff Mirjam, Mous Marieke, Damoiseaux Anne, van Dongen Heleen, V/D Ploeg Marinus, Veen Joggem, van de Pol Geerte, Broekman Bart, Steures Pieternel, Tjin-Asjoe Fernando, van der Stege Jolande, Mouw Ronald, van der Vaart Carl H, Roovers Jan-Paul W R 31 Dec 2021, In: BMC Women's Health. 21

Female Sexual Functioning in Women With a Symptomatic Pelvic Organ Prolapse; A Multicenter Prospective Comparative Study Between Pessary and Surgery

van der Vaart Lisa R, Vollebregt Astrid, Pruijssers Bente, Milani Alfredo L, Lagro-Janssen Antoine L, Roovers Jan-Paul W R, van der Vaart Carl H 27 Dec 2021, In: Journal of Sexual Medicine. 19 , p. 270-279 10 p.

Transurethral versus suprapubic catheterization to test urethral function in rats

Janssen Kristine, Deng Kangli, Majerus Steve J.A., Lin Dan Li, Hanzlicek Brett, Butler Robert S., van der Vaart Carl H., Damaser Margot S. Dec 2021, In: Scientific Reports. 11 , p. 1-8

Appearance of the levator ani muscle subdivisions on 3D transperineal ultrasound

Manzini Claudia, van den Noort Frieda, Grob Anique T.M., Withagen Mariëlla I.J., Slump Cornelis H., van der Vaart C. Huub Dec 2021, In: Insights into Imaging. 12 , p. 1-8

The effect of pessary treatment on puborectalis muscle function

Manzini Claudia, van den Noort Frieda, Grob Anique T.M., Withagen Mariëlla I.J., van der Vaart Carl H. Jun 2021, In: International Urogynecology Journal. 32 , p. 1409-1417 9 p.

3D Ultrasound Strain Imaging of Puborectalis Muscle

Das Shreya, Hansen Hendrik H.G., Hendriks Gijs A.G.M., van den Noort Frieda, Manzini Claudia, van der Vaart C. Huub, de Korte Chris L. Mar 2021, In: Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. 47 , p. 569-581 13 p.

Multiple doses of stem cells maintain urethral function in a model of neuromuscular injury resulting in stress urinary incontinence

Janssen Kristine, Lin Dan Li, Hanzlicek Brett, Deng Kangli, Balog Brian M, van der Vaart Carl H, Damaser Margot S 14 Aug 2019, In: American journal of physiology. Renal physiology. 317 , p. F1047-F1057

Underestimation of pelvic organ prolapse in the supine straining position, based on magnetic resonance imaging findings

Grob Anique T.M., Heuvel Judith olde, Futterer Jurgen J., Massop Diana, Veenstra van Nieuwenhoven Angelique L., Simonis Frank F.J., van der Vaart Carl H. 1 Jan 2019, In: International Urogynecology Journal. 30 , p. 1939-1944 6 p.

Stress urinary incontinence after vaginal prolapse repair:development and internal validation of a prediction model with and without the stress test

van der Ploeg J Marinus, Steyerberg Ewout W, Zwolsman Sandra E, van der Vaart C Huub, Roovers Jan-Paul W R 2019, In: Neurourology and Urodynamics. 38 , p. 1086-1092 7 p.

Deep learning enables automatic quantitative assessment of puborectalis muscle and urogenital hiatus in plane of minimal hiatal dimensions

van den Noort F, van der Vaart C H, Grob A T M, van de Waarsenburg M K, Slump C H, van Stralen M 21 Nov 2018, In: Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 54 , p. 270-275 6 p.

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