Area of expertise and the Healthcare Provider’s contribution to care for patients within the MetabERN Network
Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Pisana
The Center has specific expertise on diseases characterized by loss of adipose tissue.
A multidisciplinary team and dedicated facilities provide a setting aiming at developing specific ways to diagnose and take in charge lipodystrophic patients.
It works within a fully functional network of European centres of excellence (ECLip, www.european lipodystrophies.org) operating in the field of lipodystrophies, to provide an environment that promotes and facilitates research studies and advancement in patient care.
SPECIFIC TREATMENTS AND INTERVENTIONS PROVIDED BY THE HCPs
The clinical activity includes diagnosis (genetic screening), phenotype characterization, definition of therapeutical strategy and follow-up of the patients. Each patients is added in the Regional Registry for Rare Deseases.
Specific therapies for varius comorbidities are available.
When indicated, metreleptin administration under a program for compassionate use is started (Named Patient Program Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. One Main Street Suite 800 Cambridge, MA 02142).