COVID-19: UPMC’s telemedicine platform receives USAID support

COVID-19: UPMC’s telemedicine platform receives U.S. Government support to provide remote care to vulnerable patients in Italy. The United States Agency for International Development has committed $1.8 million to  develop a solution to support the Italian health system

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A new record at ISMETT: 11 transplants in slighty more than 48 hours

One of the recipients is a 10-month-old baby.

Eleven transplants performed in little over 48 hours, an extraordinary event at ISMETT, the transplant center established in Palermo thanks to an international partnership between the Region of Sicily and UPMC

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ISMETT reaches 200th living-donor kidney transplant milestone

ISMETT recently performed its 200th adult living-donor kidney transplant, a milestone reached right in the midst of the COVID-19 emergency.

ISMETT in Palermo, managed by UPMC, is one of only three Italian centers (the others are in

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ISMETT: 5 transplants performed simultaneously

Twenty-one transplants carried out since the start of the COVID-19 emergency

Five transplants were performed simultaneously: heart, lungs, liver and kidneys.  A marathon session took place yesterday at IRCCS ISMETT, the hospital  in Palermo (Italy) managed by UPMC.

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ISMETT lighted up with the Italian flag

“United We Stand”: ISMETT lighted up with the Italian flag

Founded in Palermo thanks to the partnership with UPMC, today ISMETT is involved in the study and research to develop a vaccine against COVID-19.

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The Italian division of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center with facilities in Rome (UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at San Pietro FBF, oncology radiotherapy and UPMC Salvator Mundi International Hospital), Palermo (ISMETT IRCCS, organ transplants and highly specialized therapies and Ri.MED Foundation, research), Chianciano Terme (UPMC Institute for Health, preventive medicine and Medical Gym), Mirabella Eclano (UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at Villa Maria, oncology radiotherapy).


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