Italy

Neuromuscular Omnicentre (NeMo)

NEMO’s activity aims to improve the patient’s quality of life with effective interventions focused on minimizing the damages caused by the disease progression.

NEuroMuscular Omnicentre (NEMO) is based at the Niguarda Ca’ Granda Hospital in Milan (Italy) and is a highly specialized Center devoted to take care of people affected with neuromuscular diseases, including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and Muscular Dystrophies.
The Centre follows over 1000 neuromuscular patients each year, both day cases and in/outpatients.
NEMO center has 16 rooms for 20 in-patients, day hospital service and multidisciplinary outpatient clinics; two medical gym, one for children and one for adults, are available for in-patient and day hospital rehabilitation. NEMO draws together the expertise of a large team of specialists which perform a multidisciplinary service aimed to cover the full range of needs of neuromuscular patients. The disciplines represented in the team include several professional roles: clinicians neurologist, physiatrist, pulmonologist, nutritionist, psychologists, geneticist, respiratory and motor therapists, speech therapists, dietician, and nurses. NEMO’s team offers comprehensive services in the areas of diagnosis, conventional and experimental treatment protocols (phase II-III clinical trials), rehabilitation, nutrition and pulmonary care and research. During these year other three NEMO Centers were created in Arenzano (Liguria Region), Messina (Sicilia Region) and Roma (Lazio Region).

Details

Foundation year

2008

Director

Professor Valeria Sansone

Principal investigator(s)

Christian Lunetta, MD

Neurologists

Valeria Sansone, MD
Christian Lunetta, MD
Alice Zanolini, MD

Research nurses

Claudia Tarlarini, Biotechnology, PhD
Francesca Gerardi, Biotechnology
Anna Marconi, Psychologist
Lucia Greco, Psychologist
Lorena Mosca, Genetist
Elisa De Mattia, Respiratory Therapist
Giulia Sannicolò, Respiratory Therapist
Giordana Donvito, Occupational Therapist
Stefania Bona, Occupational Therapist
Marco Gualandris, Physiotherapist
Federica Cozza, optometrist
Marialuisa De Biaggi, Nurse
Luca Mauro, Nurse
Andrea Lizio, Biostatistician

Motto

Our vision: the person at the centre

Team

Clinical trials

Type Name no patients
Industry sponsored

AB10015 – AB Science

 

18

 

VITALITY (CY4031) – Cytokinetics

20

ALSTAL – TEVA

30

Investigator initiated

STEMALS II – Turin ALS Centre (nationwide, multicenter; ongoing)

6

CYHSCT-ALS002 – Centro Clinico Nemo – di Genova (nationwide,
multicenter; ongoing)

4

EPOS – Istituto Besta, Milano (nationwide, multicenter; closed)

6

LitALS – Turin ALS Centre (nationwide, multicenter; closed)

7

SLA-LAC – Istituto “Mario Negri” (nationwide, multicenter; closed)

12

PEPALS – Centro Clinico Nemo, Istituto San Donato (closed)

30

Publications

Have a look at our most recent publications.

Contact information

Neuromuscular Omnicentre (NeMo)

Piazza Ospedale Maggiore 3 20162, Milano Italy
Contact: Dr. Christian Lunetta
+39 (0)2 91433742
info@centrocliniconemo.it
http://centrocliniconemo.it/en/