Behçet CLINIC PISA
With the patient for the patient
Behçet Clinic Pisa is part of the Rheumatology Unit of the dell’Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Pisana, the University Hospital of Pisa (directed by Professor Marta Mosca), which is a Regional Reference Center for chronic inflammatory rheumatism and systemic autoimmune diseases. Behçet Clinic Pisa has provided care for patients with Behçet’s disease for many years and offers a range of clinical, educational and research activities dedicated to the disease.
The head of Behçet Clinic Pisa is Dr Rosaria Talarico. The clinical activity of Behçet Clinic is carried out every Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning at building 20bis of Ospedale Santa Chiara in Pisa and is supported not only by rheumatologists who are experts in the disease but also by a multidisciplinary team composed of various specialists (ophthalmologist, gastroenterologist, gynecologist, nutritionist, psychiatrist, etc.) who deal with the different manifestations of the disease.
The research activity of Behçet Clinic Pisa focuses on important aspects of the quality of life of both patients with Behçet’s disease and caregivers, including perception of the disease, adherence to therapy, fatigue and pain, impact on work and sexuality. In addition, the research activity explores further clinical, pathogenetic, therapeutic and educational aspects, as well patient empowerment, also in collaboration with national and international experts, as well as with the critical support of SIMBA – Associazione Italiana sindrome, malattia di Behçet e Behçet like – ODV, the Italian association dealing with Behçet’s e Behçet-like disease.
PISA BEHÇET CLINIC TEAM
Federica Di Cianni
MEDICO SPECIALIZZANDO IN REUMATOLOGIA
PREGNANCY CLINIC PISA
A joint obstetrics rheumatology clinic dedicated to planning and monitoring pregnancy in the course of systemic autoimmune diseases has been active since 2000 at the Rheumatology Department of Pisa. In more than 20 years of activity we have followed about 550 pregnancies in patients with connective tissue disease, systemic vasculitis, inflammatory arthritis.