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ENDOCRINOLOGY

Endocrinology and Metabolism

 

Endocrine-metabolism alterations are at the basis of the majority of cardiovascular diseases, tumors, neurodegenerative disorders, chronic osteo-arthropathies, and multidistrict pain syndromes.

Endocrinology specialist consult

This consult is offered for all adult and pediatric endocrinology and metabolism pathologies, including obesity and diabetes, metabolic syndrome, thyroid diseases, and osteoporosis. The consult lasts approximately one hour and involves assessing and taking charge of all the person’s issues, that will be managed in collaboration with the family doctor and, if necessary, with other specialists. During the consult, the patient history and medical documentation are reviewed, a physical examination is performed, anthropometry data obtained (height, weight, circumferences, and skin folds), and a final summary, recommendations, and written report issued for the family doctor, with a request to receive additional tests and/or further information, if necessary. Based on the patient history and physical examination, the consult can include an ultrasound of the thyroid and carotid and, if required, a bioelectrical impedance analysis.

Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA)

This is a screening method to study the body composition. The BIA integrates the specialty consult for subjects with obesity and metabolic syndrome, and it is also useful to diagnose and assess suspected alterations of the physical structure, such as sarcopenia, excess fat in subjects of normal weight, and altered hydration (fluid retention, dehydration).

Echo-color-Doppler of the thyroid

A thyroid ultrasound is important to identify, assess, and monitor thyroid nodules, chronic thyroiditis, and alterations of the thyroid function (hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism). This test also allows to detect the presence and extent of carotid atheromas (thickening of the carotid wall and presence of fiber-lipid and calcified plaques) as indicators of possible alteration of the lipid (alteration of circulating levels of cholesterol and lipoproteins) and glycidic metabolism (diabetes mellitus type 1 and 2).

AGREEMENTS AND INSURANCES

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At the UPMC Institute for Health Chianciano Terme, we offer preventive medicine services for gastrointestinal, pancreatic, and cardiac diseases, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes. In other words, we take care of you.

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The Italian division of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center with facilities in Rome (UPMC San Pietro FBF, oncology radiotherapy and UPMC | Salvator Mundi International Hospital), Palermo (ISMETT IRCCS, organ transplants and highly specialized therapies and Ri.MED Foundation, research), Chianciano Terme (UPMC Institute for Health, preventive medicine and Medical Gym), Mirabella Eclano (UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at Villa Maria, oncology radiotherapy).

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UPMC is an integrated global health enterprise headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Its deep clinical, operational, and managerial expertise, combined with real-world experience, has made UPMC a leading health care provider in the United States. UPMC International shares clinical, technological, and managerial knowledge and expertise with partners across the globe customizing solutions to build the best possible health care for patients, close to home.

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