Knee osteoarthritis: what it is and how to treat it
One of our experts explains what it consists of and when to resort to prosthetic surgery.
Curing hallux valgus with minimally invasive surgery? Yes it's possible!
Hallux valgus can cause pain and difficulty walking. Today you can also operate with a minimally invasive technique and rapid recovery times. Unit at the San Siro Clinical Institute, explains how it is possible to correct this defect.
Caries in children: prevention, remedies and treatment
The caries of children are growing and affect not only the milk teeth, but also the permanent ones, including the molars. In addition to proper oral hygiene, the specialist explains two remedies to prevent caries, seal indentations and...
The Hospital Ship San Raffaele
San Raffaele Hospital Boat: Intervention for the improvement of health conditions of the rural population of the Pacific Coast – Colombia
The “Heart Valve Center” of San Raffaele
On the 25th and 26th of November Italy’s most important experts took part in the San Raffaele Heart Valve Centre congress: Not only M.I.T.R.A.L.
Recovering Movement by Training the Brain
A Galeazzi study shows how the rehabilitation of an orthopedic patient can pass via the imagination. Thinking about moving the limbs is active treatment
Complete Nutrition in Orthopaedic Patients
Over recent years, many orthopaedic centres have started adopting a multidisciplinary approach to the management of these subjects, including the Galeazzi University & Research Hospital
New Cancer Research Underway
AIRC (Italian Cancer Research Association) funding at the San Raffaele for the development of cell and gene therapy to combat liver metastasis
ENHANCED RECOVERY AFTER HEART SURGERY
Patients who have undergone heart surgery at the Policlinico San Donato can now benefit from Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: the process that cuts the time spent in intensive care thanks to early extubation and the assistance of a dedicated...
TREATING VARICOSE VEINS AT THE VEIN CENTER
The San Raffaele vein center uses cutting-edge techniques to prevent and treat circulatory problems
Whiplash and Associated Pain
Neck problems have different origins. A car crash, bad habits or sudden movements can really put your neck's health to the test
GSD COMBATS THE URBAN MYTHS ABOUT HEALTH
TRUE OR FALSE?
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON HEALTH
Dear readers, write to the doctors of the San Donato Group. In the next issues of the Quarterly GSD Magazine on Health and Culture, we will publish the most interesting answers to your queries on health matters.
LEADLESS CARDIAC STIMULATION
These cutting edge devices, which are not much bigger than two centimetres, fit perfectly into the patient’s ventricle, guaranteeing them many advantages, including an improved quality of life.
DEATH ON THE PLAYING FIELD, WHEN THE CORONARY ARTERIES ARE TO BLAME
Important results from the IRCCS Policlinico San Donato for the diagnosis of the illness and the development of a mathematical model that will enable the patient risk profile to be identified.
The “Natural” Drug for The Treatment of Arthrosis
Over 100 years of research and 700 cases in which regenerative medicine treatments have been used successfully have contributed to the establishment of RE.GA.IN.®, the centre of excellence of the Galeazzi Research Hospital
Cardiac Surgery, Focus on the Patient
A pathway designed to reduce the hospital stay of the patient, by ensuring the continuity of the treatments provided, from the pre-admission phase to rehabilitation.
What should a patient expect after an operation or medical treatment? Will their quality of life improve and if so, how and to what extent? Today this discipline assesses the result of treatments not only using standardised, measurable clinical...
Flat feet: functional or aesthetic defect?
When it develops, what are the treatment options, and when is surgery indicated.
The “Cerca e Ricerca” Centre Is Born At San Raffaele
A pathway for the treatment of the upper digestive tract where the multidisciplinary team rotates around the patient and guides him towards prompt and more personalised healing
New Hope for Beta Thalassemia
A group of researchers at the IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele has demonstrated the efficacy of gene therapy for the treatment of one of the most widespread genetic diseases in the Mediterranean area, which can currently only be controlled by...
Prosthetic and Arthroscopic Surgery
Custom-made templates for prosthetic implants and new forms of patient management in terms of drugs, physiotherapy and surgery: this is the future of orthopaedic surgery
SOS: asthma in children
Little children love running, jumping and chasing each other around. But what should you do if your child becomes breathless and short of breath and you hear a kind of “wheeze” while your child is playing or resting? And when could it be asthma?
Visual Disorders in Aging
The progressive lengthening of the average lifespan has produced a significant increase in degenerative eye diseases
How to Prevent Ulcers
A hectic lifestyle, bad habits and negative emotions like anger can leave their mark on our digestive system, with unpleasant consequences for our stomach
Laparoscopy in The Peptic Ulcer
When pharmacological treatment has no effect within two months, surgery must be performed
Erectile Dysfunction And Type 2 Diabetes
A male problem that is affecting both health and relationships. Diabetologists, urologists, andrologists and cardiologists unite to develop a therapy in support of both balanced blood sugar and happy relationships
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Prostate enlargement and abnormal urination: at what point does intervention become necessary? At the Policlinico San Donato: a less invasive, more effective technique using thulium laser
Therapy For Type 2 Diabetes
Brief discussion on future possible treatments, updates for ongoing research and the latest therapies available
A European Study Headed By Galeazzi Orthopaedic Research Institute
Orthopaedic and dental infections are the focus of the Annafib study supported by European funding
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
It affects not only those working with computers all day and frequently using mouse and keyboard, but also those who carry out manual labour. Women are the most affected, being 3 times more likely to suffer from it than men
THERAPY FOR TYPE 1 DIABETES
From the discovery of insulin to stem cell therapy: nearly 100 years of scientific research serving the needs of diabetic patients
New research opportunities for innovative cures of beta-thalassaemia, a rare but impacting disease
BREAST CANCER RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE!
The chances of surviving after breast cancer are increasing but, in particular, the idea of being able to go back to being the woman you were instils courage
ENGINEERING ANTITUMOR IMMUNE CELLS
Researchers at San Raffaele get to the roots of what causes the side effects of CAR-T therapy
LESS SCARRING ON CHILDREN’S HEARTS
An incision under the armpit and the sternum remains intact. The innovative technique adopted by Policlinico San Donato does not leave marks and trauma on the chests of little ones.
ARTHRITIS & ARTHROSIS
Are they really the same thing? Joint pain is a mystery for many patients.
73-Year-Old lives thanks to 3D models and holograms
Cardiologists and engineers at Policlinico San Donato work together for a heart intervention that is unique within the European continent: thanks to a device built ad-hoc and a futuristic procedure, simulated with 3D models and holograms, they...
From the warning signs to therapy options: reviewing one of the most feared diseases
Anti-Ageing Strategies for Men Today
Eliminate blotches on the face and relax wrinkles, rejuvenate the lips for kisses that leave their mark at any age. With the plastic dermatology experts at the Istituto Dermoclinico Vita Cutis in Milan and Gruppo San Donato, we discover how to...
Urinary Incontinence in Women
Urogynaecology is an area of medical specialisation that has seen a real drive for progress over recent years, both in regards to clinical aspects and applications and in regards to research
NEONATAL SCREENING AT SAN RAFFAELE
A pilot project aimed at early identification of the existence of diseases that can be treated today if diagnosed in time.
In Italy, almost 10% of the population is affected by obesity, in particular in women. Among the children, 20% are overweight and 4% are obese, while in adolescents 25% are overweight and 5% are obese. The data is showing a disturbing picture,...