When the cold arrives, the campaign for flu vaccination restarts/
When the autumn and first cold arrive, the campaigns for flu vaccination restart. Also the Veneto Region started the vaccination campaign on last 2nd November.
The vaccination against flu is the most effective and safe way to prevent the disease and possible complications. Since flu viruses in circulation often mutate, it is advisable to repeat the vaccination every year: in particular it is recommended and offered free to persons over 60 years-old, pregnant women or who have recently given birth, long-stay patients and people with chronic diseases, as diabetes, heart and respiratory diseases or immune system problems.
Some categories of workes can access it free of charge, as healthcare staff, police forces, firefighters, workers in contact with animals, that might be a source of flu not human virus, blood donors.
The flu vaccination is anyway indicated for all those who want to protect themselves by flu and have no particular contraindications indicated by their physician. Also children not at risk in the age group between 6 months and 6 years can access.
November, the month of prevention and awareness on male diseases/
As every year, November is the month dedicated to prevention of male diseases, firstly the prostate cancer. The initiative aims to sensitise people on the need to become more aware of these diseases and the importance of periodic controls.
The prostate takes on an important function in producing essential seminal fluid to preserve male fertility. Among most common diseases than may affect this organ, there are prostatites, prostatic hypertrophy and, exactly, prostatic adenocarcinoma.
An early urologic diagnosis is crucial to recognize any alterations and intervene promptly with appropriate therapy.
The problems related to prostate may arise in men of any age with a higher incidence from the age of 50. In case of familiarity to carcinoma, it is recommended to start to prevent even before, from 40 years-old on.
The control of prostate must be carried out regularly by an urologist, which will assess all risk factors and the patient’s clinical history.
The specialized physician, in addition to examining the patient, will assess the need for a PSA (Prostate specific antigen) dosage analysis, the protein produced by prostate cells whose quantities denounce possible alterations of this gland.
Clinica San Francesco at the Italian Orthopaedics and Traumatology Society Congress 2021/
The Clinica San Francesco confirms itself as reference centre in the Italian robotic orthopaedic landscape.
Dr Piergiuseppe Perazzini, Director of Orthopaedics and Traumatology Functional Unit and pioneer of robotic orthopaedic surgery in Europe, attended the Italian Orthopaedics and Traumatology Society Congress, held from 4thto 7th November 2021 in Rome, the most important Italian event in this field with the most famous experts from all over Italy. Dr Perazzini, during his session explained his own long experience in robotic surgery.
He learnt the innovative procedure in the USA, exactly at the Robotic Surgery Center of Mako firm in Fort Lauderdale and the orthopaedic clinic directed by Dr. Jon Dounchis in Naples, both in Florida. The procedure minimizes the error margin in placement of prosthesis, main cause of instability and dislocations, complications that make another operation necessary. The use of robot allows the surgeon to reach a high geometric precision, permitting a correct biomechanic working of implant. The skill and experience of Dr Perazzini (2011 – first in Europe to introduce the robotic partial knee replacement; 2012 – first in Europe to introduce the robotic total hip replacement; 2017 – first in Italy to introduce the robotic total knee replacement) made him the top expert in the field to which Italian and European colleagues turn to learn in detailed the robotic procedure through technical laboratories, live surgery and lectures.
In October 2020 the orthopaedic team of the Clinic reached the number of 1000 robotic hip replacements read here. A fame that allowed the Clinic to become in 2013 CORE (European Robotic Orthopaedic Centre) and in 2019 was recognized by the Veneto Region as reference facility for the robotic orthopaedic surgery.
Doctors Donadelli and Carità at the IACES 2021 in Madrid/
The Clinica San Francesco is Italian (and not only) reference point for elbow prosthetic and reconstructive surgery.
The orthopaedic surgeons, specialized in hand and elbow surgery, Drs Alberto Donadelli and Enrico Carità attended the IACES 2021 (International Advanced Course on Elbow Surgery) held on Wednesday 3 and Thursday 4 November 2021 in Madrid (Spain). It is a very important event of this field that involves every two years the world leading experts in elbow surgery to discuss and expose the latest clinical news, case studies and treatment modalities of this delicate joint. The course was accredited by the EACCME (European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education).
The Clinic Elbow Surgery team treats all elbow diseases, from the most common to the most delicate and particular cases. Thanks to the experience gained over the years, and investments in research and instrumentation, the facility today – as mentioned – is an Italian and international model for the treatment of the major diseases of elbow and upper limb, making it a scientific and technological cutting-edge reality in elbow field. In July 2021 Clinica San Francesco has become Italian Hand Surgery Society (SICM) Centre.
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