The funding for Andrea Palermo, principal investigator of the study

15th November 2019 - To test a new minimally invasive method to assess bone strength in patients with advanced renal insufficiency. It is the goal of the project “Bone material strength and fracture risk in subjects with end stage chronic kidney disease on dialysis” which earned Dr Andrea Palermo, endocrinologist UCBM and principal investigator of the research, an international grant of 150 thousand dollars, officially delivered on 27 September.

“Patients with advanced stage renal failure or in dialysis treatment are characterized by a very high risk of fracture – explains Dr. Andrea Palermo – but, to date, there are no diagnostic tools capable of stratificarlo adequately. The project could therefore open up new avenues for the correct management of bone fragility in the course of renal failure.

Among the 13 winning proposals for the 2019 bone research grant from around the world, the project was conceived by Dr. Andrea Palermo in collaboration with Professor Sandro Mazzaferro, director of the Department of Nephrology of the Sapienza University of Rome and with doctor Anda Mihaela Naciu, PhD student in Endocrinology at UCBM. Also participated in the study  Nicola Napoli, Gaia Tabacco, Silvia Manfrini, Daria Maggi, Paolo Pozzilli, Claudio Pedone, Diana Lelli, Lida Tartaglione.