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UPMC Brings Together Experts in Field of Senior Living for Three-Day Symposium

May 01 | 17

Evolving trends and increased demand for long-term care (LTC) have created both challenges and opportunities in prioritizing the many aspects of this public health issue and in delivering high-quality, efficient patient care. As a leader in the field and in an effort to coalesce efforts to innovate solutions, UPMC leveraged its network of experts to host a three-day symposium for knowledge-sharing...

ISMETT Performs 400th Pancreasectomy

Apr 15 | 17

Increasingly becoming a reference point in the Mediterranean for hepato-bilio-pancreatic surgery, ISMETT recently performed its 400th pancreasectomy on a patient from Malta. The patient was a 38-year-old woman diagnosed with a 5-centimenter pancreas body tumor with portal vein infiltration. Due to the complexity of the patient's case, the woman's physicians in Malta referred her to ISMETT's Abd...

UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre Hosts All Ireland Radiation Therapy Study Day

Apr 08 | 17

The event addressed the challenges and benefits of advanced radiotherapy techniques in Ireland, as well as the developing and expanding role of radiation therapists in the country with the move to advanced practitioners. As the first Centre in Ireland to have introduced IMRT, UPMC Whitfield was able to present a retrospective study of their experiences over ten years with this technique which i...

Pediatric Patient Treated with Cutting-Edge Procedure at ISMETT

Apr 01 | 17

Physicians at ISMETT performed a procedure which combined a liver transplant with a total biliary internal diversion for the first time in Italy, and for the second time in the world. The young patient from Tuscany, who had been affected with progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC) type 1 since birth, underwent the cutting-edge procedure which combines a liver transplant with a tot...

UPMC Expands Services in Italy, Adds Wellness Center in Tuscany

Mar 29 | 17

UPMC has expanded its services in Chianciano Terme, Italy, to include a new Medical Exercise and Wellness Center, aimed at preventing a variety of diseases linked to obesity and excess weight. The center offers customized, comprehensive wellness checkups, as well as patient education and tutoring, to residents of Tuscany and visitors to the region.   “Many major diseases worldwide are...

UPMC International Training Center Continues to Advance Clinical and Management Best Practices through Flagship Program

Mar 16 | 17

The UPMC International Training Center (ITC) presented certificates to eighteen students for the successful completion of the International Health Care Management Program. Following its inaugural class in July of last year, the second group of students joined the growing group of ITC alumni. The three-week class welcomed students from various organizations in China and Malaysia, including eight...

ISMETT Receives Pediatric Patient from Sweden for Meso-Rex Bypass

Mar 01 | 17

The patient was suffering from portal cavernoma, a condition that causes obstruction of part of the portal vein, preventing blood flow from the intestine to the liver. The conditions requires a complicated surgical operation which was performed by Jean de Ville de Goyet, MD. The patient arrived to Palermo on Feb.13 for the procedure that Dr. de Ville de Goyet developed himself back in 1992. Til...

UPMC Guides Colombian Hospital in Treating First Pediatric Cancer Patients

Feb 15 | 17

The recently opened Cancer Institute at the Hospital Internacional de Colombia (HIC), in the town of Piedecuesta, has treated its first young patients as part of a long-term partnership between UPMC and Fundación Cardiovascular de Colombia (FCV). The goal of this initiative is to provide world-class cancer care close to home for children and adults who previously traveled hundreds of mi...

With UPMC’s Help, China’s Xiangya International Medical Center Earns Key Quality Accreditation

Dec 19 | 16

China’s Xiangya International Medical Center (XIMC), established and operated in partnership with UPMC, was recently awarded the Joint Commission International (JCI) Gold Seal of Approval™, signifying that XIMC complies with the highest international standards for safety and quality of care and commitment to continually improving patient care   The accreditation followed a rigorous, fou...

UPMC Partners with Macare Women’s Hospital in China to Raise Standards of Care

Dec 14 | 16

Macare Women’s Hospital in Quanzhou, China, has signed an agreement with UPMC International to provide a wide range of advisory services, including physician and nurse training, and assessment of clinical service lines, for this newly built 52-bed hospital specializing in women’s health. The partnership is UPMC’s fourth in China and part of its rapidly expanding global operation improving th...

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