The activity of the Hemorrhagic and Thrombotic Diseases Service (shortly known as SMET) concerns the diagnosis and therapy of coagulopathies and is aimed at patients with congenital and acquired haemorrhagic diseases, in particular:
Genetic consultations and molecular genetic tests are also carried out to certify the status of a carrier of haemophilia.
In addition, monitoring of anticoagulant therapy (anti-vitamin K drugs and direct oral anticoagulants [DOACs]) are carried out.
Since July 2010 with the decree of the Lazio region 057/2010, SMET has also been accredited as an II-level center for haemophilia and congenital haemorrhagic diseases (MEC) and carries out diagnostic and therapeutic consultations to other departments and hospitals in the regional territory and extra-regional.
The assistance activity is carried out through:
Outpatient activities (screening of haemorrhagic coagulopathies, haemophilia, rare coagulopathies, classification of platelet disorders/platelet diseases, venous thrombosis, thrombotic microangiopathies, anticoagulant therapies) are closely interconnected and work in a network to deal with the problems of patients in a multidisciplinary manner.
The laboratory staff is made up of:
The Service Laboratory is divided into the following sections:
The clinical activity of the Service is structured as follows: a clinic for the control of antithrombotic therapies, a clinic for congenital and acquired hemorrhagic and thrombotic diseases, and specialist sector consultancy for internal and external patients and for other hospitals.
The SMET clinic is located on the first floor of wing C of the Polyclinic. It carries out a service (from Monday to Saturday) of blood sampling both in patients undergoing control of oral anticoagulant therapy and in patients who have to undergo diagnostic screening for coagulopathy.
Clinical activity on an outpatient basis is aimed at the nosographic classification of pathologies of the blood coagulation system with haemorrhagic and thrombotic characteristics and is carried out on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The outpatient activity also includes IV infusion of drugs and concentrates of coagulation factors for anti-haemorrhagic and diagnostic purposes.
The ready availability service is carried out exclusively for the following services:
Research is dedicated through various clinical studies and basic research to the study of genetic, etiopathogenetic bases, risk factors and optimization of medical therapy and complications of both hemorrhagic and thrombotic coagulopathies.
UOSA provides teaching staff for the Master's Degree Course in Medicine and Surgery and Medicine & Surgery, as well as with the Specialty Schools of Internal Medicine, Clinical Pathology, Emergency Medicine and Urgency and Hematology of the Catholic University of S. Cuore, as well as with the Doctorate of Experimental and Translational Medicine.
Some structures belonging to the UOSA hold lessons within the Degree Course in Medicine and the Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart as well as tutoring activities.