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Codeine After Tonsillectomy Dangerous, FDA Warns (Part 2 of 2)

Source: Kelly Fitzgerald / MNT  Ultra-rapid metabolizers of codeine have been identified before by regulatory authorities. In 2007, the FDA warned that nursing mothers who are ultra-rapid metabolizers of codeine should … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

About Italian Hospitals (Part 2 of 3)

A number of private clinics have agreements with regional health authorities and provide beds that can be used by national health patients, although there may be long waiting lists. Public … Continue reading

December 23, 2011 · Leave a comment

About Italian Hospitals (Part 1 of 3)

Public hospitals are listed in the yellow pages under Ospedali and private hospitals under Case di cura private. If your Italian is poor or you prefer to be treated by … Continue reading

December 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Passing of Professor Thomas Detre, Founder of Palermo’s ISMETT

Professor Thomas Detre, 86, one of the founders of ISMETT (Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione) has passed away. President of the University of Pittsburgh Medical … Continue reading

December 12, 2011 · Leave a comment

Sicily’s Transplant Hospital ISMETT Receives JCI Accreditation

The Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione (ISMETT), operated by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in Palermo, Italy, has become the first hospital in … Continue reading

December 6, 2011 · Leave a comment

Italy’s JCI-Accredited San Biagio Medical Centre

At In March 2009, “San Biagio” Medical Centre obtained by the JCI the Accreditation volunteer excellence. The process of accreditation Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization (Icaho), certified by … Continue reading

December 5, 2011 · Leave a comment

December 2011 Featured Country: Italy

Our 12th and last featured country of the year, stay tuned!  

December 1, 2011 · Leave a comment