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UPMC-managed ISMETT, positioned in Palermo, Italy, just lately broke one other document, finishing 11 transplants in simply over 48 hours. By no means earlier than had a collection of transplants been carried out in such shut proximity on the facility.
Practically 100 individuals – docs, nurses and medical employees – have been concerned within the surgical procedures for 48 consecutive hours, together with the employees of the Regional Transplantation Heart that coordinated the whole operation. 5 surgical groups labored within the 5 working rooms at ISMETT, the place they carried out three liver transplants, 5 kidney transplants, a lung transplant, a coronary heart transplant and a living-donor liver transplant on a 10-month-old boy.
“What we achieved right here is extraordinarily uncommon and distinctive, marking a brand new document for ISMETT,” stated Dr. Angelo Luca, director of ISMETT. “We set in movement a rare chain of occasions with outcomes that verify the excessive requirements of high quality and care achieved by the Sicilian well being care system, responding in the simplest means for sufferers on the ready record for an organ.”
All sufferers have been from Sicily, besides the 10-month-old youngster, who got here from the Campania area of Italy. Due to a situation inflicting obstruction of the bile ducts that may result in terminal liver failure, the kid was instantly evaluated for organ donation from a dwelling donor. After receiving a portion of his father’s liver, the boy, like his father, is recovering effectively.
ISMETT is essentially the most lively heart in Italy for pediatric living-donor liver transplantation.
“ISMETT has achieved many vital targets within the greater than 20-year partnership between UPMC and the Area of Sicily, and this feat confirms ISMETT’s worldwide standing as a number one transplant heart,” added Dr. Bruno Gridelli, government vp, UPMC Worldwide, and managing director of UPMC in Italy. “These 11 transplants, which occurred throughout such a troublesome time for our nation and the world, are additional proof of the worth of this public-private partnership, which, in collaboration with the Ri.MED Foundation, fosters scientific and analysis excellence in Sicily.”
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