Prof. Ferruccio Santini, MD, PhD

Obesity and lipodystrophies Center-Endocrinology Unit
University Hospital of Pisa
Via Paradisa, 2, 56124 Pisa
Phone: +39050997345
http://www.lipodistrofia.pisa.it
e-mail: [email protected]


Clinical activities

  • Clinical and genetic diagnosis of Lipodystrophic syndromes
  • Follow-up of patients and treatment with h-r-Leptin (if indicated)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of associated co-morbidities


Clinical Laboratory activity

  • Genetic screening for LD mutations
  • HLA profile characterization
  • Serum Leptin and adiponectin measurement
  • Full endocrinological assessment


Research lines

  • Search for new pathogenic genes using a multistep strategy
  • Search for evidence of autoimmunity and identification of novel biomarkers for an early diagnosis of acquired forms
  • Mechanisms of action and efficacy of recombinant human leptin
  • Clinical trials for novel therapeutic agents


Human resources

  • 4 Endocrinologists
  • 2 Residents in Endocrinology
  • 1 Psychiatrist
  • 1 Psychologist
  • 1 Dietitian
  • 2 Nurses
  • 1 Researcher
  • 2 Biologists
  • 2 Biomedical laboratory technicians


Facilities

  • Endocrinological analysis lab 
  • 5 ambulatory rooms
  • In-patients hospital admission (4 beds)
  • Dual energy x-ray absorptiometry
  • Whole room indirect calorimeter
  • Counseling: Cardiologist, Plastic surgeon, Hepathologist, Radiologist

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