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
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.
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