Prof. Camillo Ricordi is the world’s greatest expert in the treatment of diabetes

Expertscape (a U.S. website specialized in medicine ranking healthcare professionals) appointed Italian physician Camillo Ricordi, Director of the Diabetes Research Institute and Cell Transplant Center at the University of Miami...Leggi altro

Three-year-old girl rescued with innovative intervention at IRCCS ISMETT

The girl is the first to survive an aortoesophageal fistula caused by button battery ingestion. The baby had accidentally swallowed a button battery that had caused an aortoesophageal fistula. She...Leggi altro

Aortic stenosis: a new aortic valve used for the first time at IRCCS ISMETT on a sicilian patient

A new aortic valve with a simplified-technology procedure will reduce the length of hospital stays for patients undergoing minimally invasive cardiac surgery, including Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI), improving the...Leggi altro

First liver transplant from non-beating heart donor

A liver transplant from a non-beating heart donor was performed in a hospital in southern Italy for the first time. Two kidney transplants were also performed thanks to the same...Leggi altro

ISMETT: protect livers to be used for transplants to improve their outcomes

FIRST SIMVASTATIN TRIAL GETS UNDERWAY Protect donated livers from the risks of ischemic and reperfusion injury, improving transplants' clinical outcomes.  This is the goal of the clinical research that started...Leggi altro

Students from all over the world for training in Palermo

ISMETT and SISM have signed a training agreement for future physicians Nine medical students in Palermo for one month of training at IRCCS- ISMETT. They come from China, Spain, Russia, Tunisia,...Leggi altro

U.S. Ambassador visits ISMETT

This morning, Lewis M. Eisenberg, U.S. Ambassador to the Italian Republic, accompanied by Mary Ellen Countryman, U.S. Consul General in Naples, and by a delegation of the U.S. Consulate in...Leggi altro

Sicilian-Maltese agreement to provide transplants and high-specialty care for Maltese patients

A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the Maltese and Sicilian governments to strengthen collaboration in the fields of transplantation and advanced treatments. This morning, in Palazzo d’Orleans, seat...Leggi altro

Heart failure: world experts in Palermo for an international conference sponsored by ISMETT and Ri.MED

Heart failure is affecting more than 25 million people worldwide. In Italy, heart failure affects 1 million people, of whom 70 thousand in Sicily, and is the second leading cause...Leggi altro

Liver transplants after transarterial radioembolization (TARE) performed for the first time in Sicily, at ISMETT

The first two liver transplants on patients with an initially advanced hepatocellular carcinoma, treated with transarterial radioembolization (TARE), were performed at IRCCS ISMETT in Palermo, Italy. These are the first...Leggi altro