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ISMETT Welcome

The Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione (ISMETT) is the first hospital in Italy designed exclusively for transplants and treatment of end-stage organ diseases. ISMETT was first established as an experimental management project in 1997 thanks to a partnership which involved the Region of Sicily, ARNAS Civico Hospital and UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

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UPMC: is part of ISMETT and is instrumental in accomplishing its outcomes

The experimental management cannot be modified without fully altering the nature and model of ISMETT. UPMC manages ISMETT based on criteria of financial and reporting transparency. ISMETT’s financial requirements should be seen in the light of its complexity and outcomes. Following the recently published articles we wish to express our position in order to provide correct information and safeguard UPMC, and the patients and staff of ISMETT.

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ISMETT: Three Life-Saving Procedures in 24 Hours with ECMO

AIn the course of 24 hours, the lives of three patients affected with H1N1 and serious respiratory failure were saved with ECMO therapy at ISMETT. ECMO is the artificial lung that provides extracorporeal circulation, which allows the lung to recover from the damage caused by the virus.