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VITILIGO

VITILIGO, an unpredictable disease By Dr. Giovanni Leone Dr. Andrea Paro Vidolin – Specialist in Dermatology and Venereology – Columbus Clinic Center Vitiligo is an acquired skin disorder characterized by pale white and depigmented well-limited, uniform patches. The edges of the patch may be irregular, yet always clearly visible. Occasionally, a hyperpigmented margin is seen.…

BONE DENSITOMETRY

BONE DENSITOMETRY  TESTING (DXA) The core mission of Columbus Clinic Center is to be constantly at the forefront of innovation: the recently-established hemodynamic monitoring in the operating room, in addition to the 7 operating theaters equipped with robotic surgical instruments, are a demonstration of the Clinic’s commitment to the constant evolution of medicine. Consistent with…

HIP OSTEOARTHRITIS

HIP OSTEOARTHRITIS: hip resurfacing By Dr. Pierantonio Gardelin – Orthopedic surgery specialist – Columbus Clinic Center Hip Osteoarthritis is an increasingly common pathology among sportspeople. In order to prevent the disease from interrupting a sports career or sporting activity, as is likely to happen to young tennis player Andy Murray, it is necessary to implant…

VERTIGO

VERTIGO What is it, symptoms and causes edited by Prof. Eugenio Mira – Otolaryngologist – Columbus Clinic Center About Vertigo Vertigo is the false sense that you or your surroundings are spinning or moving. In most cases, it is a prevalent symptom arising from damage to the peripheral, central or vestibular system. 95% cases in which…

INTEGRATED DIAGNOSIS FOR PROSTATE CANCER

INTEGRATED DIAGNOSIS FOR PROSTATE CANCER :the importance of a multiple diagnostic approach By Dr. Carlo Bellorofonte – Medical Surgeon, Urology and Andrology specialist – Columbus Clinic Center About Integrated Diagnosis Integrated Diagnosis is based on the execution of multiple tests, using different methods, aimed at obtaining an accurate diagnosis of prostate cancer. PSA – Prostate-specific…

“POST VACATION BLUES” SYNDROME

“POST VACATION BLUES” SYNDROME Dr. Alessandra Segre – Psychologist – Psychotherapist – Columbus Clinic Center The Anglosaxons call it #post vacation blues, and some studies show that around 3 out of 10 Italians also suffer from what they usually call “back to work” syndrome. This is when we find ti difficult to adapt to going…

BUNIONS

BUNIONS, WHAT ARE THEY AND HOW CAN THEY BE CURED? Dr. Myriam Cecchi  – Specialist in foot surgery – Columbus Clinic Center What are bunions? A bunion is a very common deformity of the forefoot that mainly affects women. It’s the result of a progressive deviation of the big toe causing a protuberance on the outside of…

UPPER RESPIRATORY CONDITIONS

UPPER RESPIRATORY CONDITIONS Dr. Carlo Govoni  – Ear, nose and throat specialist – Columbus Clinic Center www.carlogovoni.it Our nose is an essential organ for breathing. In fact, if we breathe well through our nose, we can be sure that only air that has been appropriately purified, humidified and warmed reaches our lungs. The nasal cavity…

UNBLOCK YOUR EMOTIONS, UNBLOCK YOUR LIFE

UNBLOCK YOUR EMOTIONS, UNBLOCK YOUR LIFE When the body talks… Dr. Maria Grazia Galletta – Psychologist and bioenergetics psychotherapist – Columbus Clinic Center In our Western society, we see more and more that certain sensations and our taste for life are being lost. This is demonstrated by the increasing frequency of certain conditions such as panic…

THE MENOPAUSE, HOW TO LIVE WELL

THE MENOPAUSE: HOW TO LIVE WELL by Dr. Salvatore Garsia – Gynaecologist – Columbus Clinic Center After 48 years of age, any problem a woman may have is going to be blamed on the menopause. Feeling tired? Got a sore knee? In a bad mood? Ah! It’s the menopause!! It’s talked about as if it…

MENIERE’S DISEASE

Menière’s Disease : What is it? What is it caused by? What is the cure? By Prof. Eugenio Mira – Otorhinolaryngologist – Columbus Clinic Center What is it? It is a disorder of the labyrinth, or inner ear, that was first described in 1861 by the Parisian doctor, Prospero Meniere. It is characterised by episodes of vertigo and…

ABDOMINAL DIASTASIS

WHAT IS THE ABDOMINAL DIASTASIS, a little known but widespread problem. Dr. Antonio Darecchio, General Surgeon and Laparoscopist, with a large experience in Italy in abdominal wall Robotic Surgery. BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

THE MODERN CONCEPT OF FUNCTIONAL AND AESTHETIC RHINOPLASTY SURGERY

THE MODERN CONCEPT OF FUNCTIONAL AND AESTHETIC RHINOPLASTY SURGERY by Dr. Antonio Ottaviani – Plastic Surgeon – Columbus Clinic Centre Most people do not know that the nose, besides being an essential part of fundamental facial aesthetics, is also a real organ with specific and important functions. Besides declaring themselves disatisfied with how their nose…

OSTEOARTHRITIS OF KNEE: WHY MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS AVOID THE NEED FOR KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY

OSTEOARTHRITIS OF KNEE: WHY MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS AVOID THE NEED FOR KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY? Edited by Dr. Pierantonio Gardelin, specialist in Orthopedic Surgery – Columbus Clinic Center Osteoarthritis of the knee is the most common pathology in the over 50s. When it progresses to the point where movement is difficult, replacement surgery is required. However, knee replacement surgery…

DEPRESSION IS ONE OF THE MOST COMMON PATHOLOGIES WORLWIDE

DEPRESSION IS ONE OF THE MOST COMMON PATHOLOGIES WORLWIDE Let’s find out why from the psychiatrist Dr. Vincenzo Ruggiero The highest rates of depression are seen among people between the ages of 50 and 75, and it is more common among women than men. But numbers are rising among adolescents and young people. In spite…

CAN CHRONIC PAIN BE CURED? HOW CAN WE DEAL WITH IT?

CAN CHRONIC PAIN BE CURED? HOW CAN WE DEAL WITH IT? Dr. Massimo Allegri, head of the pain therapy clinic at the Columbus Clinic According to the most recent studies, 20% of the adult population are affected by chronic pain. Moreover, it is not only elderly people who are involved, but also working adults and…

“COLUMBUS AWARD” AT THE MEETING OF UROTECHNOLOGY

The “Columbus Award” at the European Section of Uro-technology (ESUT) Meeting and the Italian Endo-urology Association (IEA) Meeting Being and staying ahead is the main mission of the Columbus Clinic Center, which has always been at the forefront of promoting innovation and research in the field of healthcare, also at an international level. This year…

NOCTURNAL APNEA: WHAT IS IT?

NOCTURNAL APNEA Dr. Marco Baroni – Pneumologist – Columbus Clinic Center For some time now, the pages of the most important newspapers and the most fashionable magazines have been discussing sleep apnea, OSAS and hypersomnia. Frequently visited blogs and medical and health websites also describe the problems that people who suffer attacks of sleepiness have with obtaining…

MILAN CANNOT SLEEP?

MILAN CANNOT SLEEP? Dr. Alessandra Segre – Psychologist – Psychotherapist – Columbus Clinic Center If New York has always been known and appreciated for being “the city that never sleeps”, it was recently discovered that, unfortunately, Milan could be defined as “the city that cannot sleep”. At least, this is the case according to data released…

THE OBESE CHILD IS WORTH ITS WEIGHT IN GOLD

THE OBESE CHILD IS WORTH ITS WEIGHT IN GOLD edited by Prof. Nicola Sorrentino, Director of the Columbus Clinic Diet For the food industry, obesity is considered a real capital. A fat person eats and consumes more than a normal person. This means that a child even more than an adult is a “weighty” investment…

UTERINE FIBROIDS

UTERINE FIBROIDS: What are the symptoms and causes of this complex disorder and what therapies can be used to treat it? We take a close look at the subject with Prof. Rodolfo Milani – Gynecologist/Urogynecologist at Columbus Clinic Center Uterine fibroids are the most common benign tumor in women of child-bearing age. This disorder is estimated…