October is a record breaking month for transplants and organ donations in Sicily

UPMC ISMETT performed 31 transplants in October, an average of one a day. Half the organs were procured from critical care facilities in Sicily, the other half came from outside...Leggi altro

Kidney transplants between patients with different blood groups are now possible at ISMETT

ABO incompatible kidney transplant program officially launched at UPMC ISMETT. This is the first kidney transplant ever performed in Sicily between incompatible patients, and others have already been scheduled in...Leggi altro

EU Commissioner Elisa Ferreira visits ISMETT and Ri.MED research laboratories

Research Infrastructure (IR) laboratories of IRCCS ISMETT and Ri.MED were the focus of the visit of Elisa Ferreira, European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms. The IR was strengthened thanks to...Leggi altro

Professor Francesco Musumeci to join UPMC-ISMETT Heart Center

The goal of ISMETT is to promote a momentous growth of its Heart Center, committing to provide timely responses to the patients’ needs while maintaining its outstanding standards of quality...Leggi altro

ISMETT’s Radiology Department confirms its excellence in the field of radiation protection

Radiology at IRCCS ISMETT-UPMC once again proves its excellence in the international health scene. The department recently saw confirmed its status of 5-star facility of excellence for radiation protection by...Leggi altro

TAVI: ISMETT first in Italy for number of procedures

ISMETT confirms its excellence in the field of interventional cardiology. ISMETT in Palermo, born from the partnership between the Sicilian Region and UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center), is included...Leggi altro

An integrated care pathway for the treatment of esophageal cancer

A minimally invasive esophagectomy (i.e., removal of the esophagus) combined with oncology care to treat esophageal cancer. Thanks to its newly-opened UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, IRCCS ISMETT is offering integrated...Leggi altro

ISMETT, first center in Italy for use of surplus liver donors from other regions in 2018-2020

ISMETT is the first center in Italy for liver transplants performed using organs reported as surplus by other [Italian] regions and therefore rejected, also known as "marginal organs". Data from...Leggi altro

Heart: tricuspid valve repaired without a scalpel. Innovative procedure performed at ISMETT.

Tricuspid valve repair with no scalpel, using a minimally invasive technique. The procedure took place at ISMETT and is one of the few of its kind ever performed in Italy....Leggi altro

Two simultaneous lung transplants performed at ISMETT with one donor

Two simultaneous lung transplants from one single donor were performed at ISMETT in Palermo, thanks to the generosity of the family of a young man from Salerno, on two patients...Leggi altro
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