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“The Music and ISMETT: Perfectly in Tune.”

Oct 09 | 17

SMETT and the Palermo Conservatory join forces for a new health care. The collaboration, based on an agreement proposed by the president of the Palermo Conservatory V. Bellini, Gandolfo Librizzi, and accepted by ISMETT director Angelo Luca, will kick off on July 16 at 6:00 p.m. with a concert of the Tetra Kordes Quartet: Riccardo Lo Coco (mandolin), Jona Giuseppe Patitò (mandolin), F...

The 5th annual symposium of UPMC, entitled “STEREOTACTIC RADIOTHERAPY”

Oct 09 | 17

The 5th annual symposium of UPMC, entitled “STEREOTACTIC RADIOTHERAPY” will take place on October 12-13, 2017 in the premises of the Chamber of Commerce in Rome (Sala del Tempio di Adriano).  The event is free and accredited on Agenas for the provision of 14,3 CME credits. The UPMC Symposium aims to foster a debate among stakeholders on the application and the results of stereotactic t...

UPMC San Pietro FBF Achieved Accreditation from the Joint Commission International

Oct 09 | 17

For the first time since its opening in 2013, the UPMC San Pietro FBF Advanced Radiotherapy Center, operated by UPMC in Rome (Italy), has successfully achieved accreditation from the Joint Commission International (JCI). This recognition is based on an extensive review of the center’s patient safety and quality standards and processes. The JCI is the recognized leader in inte...

IRCCS – ISMETT Wins Digital Innovation in Health Care Award

Oct 09 | 17

UPMC-managed ISMETT receives a prestigious award from the Polytechnic University of Milan for its newly designed resource planning optimization tool Palermo, May 8, 2017 – ISMETT, a leading Italian transplant center, managed by UPMC, in Palermo, Italy, has won the Digital Innovation in Health Care Award from the Polytechnic University of Milan’s School of Management in the “Mana...

Dedicated men of steel are excited about visit home

Oct 09 | 17

Five years living Stateside has given Micheál Lyons a distinctive American drawl but make no mistake he’s back where his heart is in Dublin this weekend.  That sense of coming home will be shared by the 17 other Gaelic footballers that the Pittsburgh Celtics will field in the All-Ireland Junior Sevens in St Jude’s, Lyons’ home club. Click here to read the full article.

Milana, the first child ever to defeat Hepatitis C virus after a transplant thanks to novel antiviral therapy

Oct 09 | 17

For the first time ever in the world, a young child with hepatitis C has been cured of the virus following a liver transplant, thanks to new antiviral therapy. The delicate operation, in association with the pharmaceutical protocol, was performed at IRCCS-ISMETT in Palermo by a team led by Professor Jean de Ville de Goyet on a 2-year-old Ukrainian girl. Milana was born with biliary at...

UPMC-Managed ISMETT Expands Sicilian Hospital, Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Oct 09 | 17

ISMETT, a leading transplant center managed by UPMC in Palermo, Sicily, has recently expanded to offer more high-specialty services to children and adults. The new additions bring ISMETT’s total to 114 beds, up from 78 in 2011 in this government-accredited research hospital.  The first Italian hospital dedicated solely to solid organ transplantation, ISMETT treats more...

ISMETT Governance Change Marks Milestone in Italy

Oct 09 | 17

In a change that is expected to accelerate the translation of medical research into better patient care, UPMC-managed ISMETT now counts the Ri.MED Foundation as part of its governance structure. The foundation joins UPMC Italy and Civico Hospital as ISMETT shareholders, meaning closer coordination between Ri.MED’s research agenda and the highly specialized care provided at one of

Rare Islet Cell Transplant Helps Woman with Diabetes in Italy

Oct 09 | 17

A woman diagnosed with a severe form of type 1 diabetes recently underwent a rare procedure to regulate her blood sugar level at ISMETT, a leading transplant center managed by UPMC in Palermo, Sicily. The 52-year-old woman was transferred to the center for a transplant of pancreatic islets, clusters of endocrine cells in the pancreas that contain insulin-producing cells. “Th...

UPMC Invests in Private Rome Hospital, Plans Expansion of Specialized Services

Oct 09 | 17

In a move that will expand advanced cancer services and other specialized treatments to patients in central and southern Italy, UPMC announced today that it is making a strategic investment in Salvator Mundi International Hospital, a well-respected private facility near Rome’s city center. UPMC now owns a 50 percent stake in Salvator Mundi, with the rest held by the current hospital operato...

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