Preventing breast cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. Thanks to continuous medical advances and screening for early detection, less people die of breast cancer today than in the past.

NEW HEART FAILURE TREATMENTS

Reducing surgical risks in patients with a complex cardiological profile is possible through the use of techniques that innovate and enhance traditional procedures. The goal? To stop or slow the progression of heart disease and to encourage...

CORONAVIRUS AND VACCINE: WHERE ARE WE

How do you get a vaccine and how long will it take to develop one against the coronavirus?

COVID-19 EMERGENCY: A PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT SERVICE FOR PATIENTS AND HEALTHCARE PERSONNEL

At the San Donato Research Hospital (Policlinico San Donato) patients are not left alone. Phone calls, video and text chats are available to listen to patients and help them solve anxiety and stress

REFRACTIVE SURGERY

Correcting sight defects is possible through refractive surgery but, being cosmetic surgery, it should only be carried out if the patient fulfils all the requirements for suitability

COVID-19 AND EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENTS: A MAXI OBSERVATIONAL STUDY IN PROGRESS AT THE HOSPITAL SAN RAFFAELE

Cross-referencing data from COVID-19 patients helps to better understand the disease and to test the efficacy and safety of the available experimental drugs

GSD NUTRITION EDUCATION COMES TO CATERING COLLEGE

EAT - Sustainable Eating and GSD Food and Wine together in schools for the first time

THE NEW INTENSIVE CARE UNIT FOR THE CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY IS READY IN THE SAN RAFFAELE HOSPITAL

Built in record 8 days, the new Intensive Care Unit will welcome severely affected COVID-19 patients starting from March 23, 2020

ARE SUPPLEMENTS GOOD FOR US?

What happens when a particular nutrient comes into contact with our intestine? Is there a way to observe how they benefit the body? A study by Galeazzi gives us the answer

WHAT TO DO WHEN THERE’S STILL NO BABY

It is better to turn to a centre specialised in reproductive medicine for a proper diagnostic assessment and a programme appropriate for the couple

GRUPPO SAN DONATO: COMMITMENT NUMBERS AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS

GSD hospitals have been on the front lines fighting against COVID-19 and are currently in charge of 14.5% of COVID-19 patients in Lombardy. Here are the related numbers of our activities.

SAN RAFFAELE: A BABY FRIENDLY HOSPITAL

The Gruppo San Donato facility gains international Unicef certification

GLAUCOMA, THE SILENT THIEF OF SIGHT

An eye disease usually caused by an increase in pressure inside the eye. A widespread and socially relevant disease today affecting around 55 million people throughout the world and one of the leading causes of sight loss, second only to cataracts

TRUE OR FALSE?

GSD COMBATS THE URBAN MYTHS ABOUT HEALTH

UNDERSTANDING CAROTID STENOSIS

A carotid artery check can save lives

THE ART OF THE BEAUTIFUL VOICE

UniSR SPECIAL: The causes of hoarseness and tips to prevent it

RELAX YOUR BODY AND YOUR MIND WITH POSTURAL GYMNASTICS

At work and at home, with the advice of a physiotherapist

NUTRITIONAL EDUCATION FOR ALL

FOOD AND SLEEP: Health is attained at the table and in bed

THE LOUISE READ POST-POLIO CENTRE OPENS AT THE POLICLINICO SAN DONATO HOSPITAL

Thanks to Mrs Louise Read’s bequest, a clinic for the multidisciplinary treatment of patients living with symptoms of polio has been opened in San Donato Milanese

The first Blood Transfusion Center & Blood Bank of Sierra Leone

On the 12th of December 2019 the first Transfusion Center & Blood Bank of Sierra Leone was inaugurated at the Princess Christian Maternity Hospital in Freetown

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.

Value-Based Medicine

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