Academic Hospital Merheim Cologne

Cologne, Germany

Chronic Kidney Disease Diagnosis (program ID: 276229)

Achim Yores

Prof. Dr. med.

Achim Yores

Department of Nephrology, Transplant and Intensive Care Therapy

Specialized in: internal medicine, nephrology

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Medical Department I is an interregional center for the treatment of diseases of internal organs with the main directions as follows:

  • General internal medicine
  • Kidney and high pressure diseases
  • Dialysis treatment
  • Gastroenterology/ hepatology / proctology
  • Intensive therapy and emergency medicine
  • Transplantation medicine
  • Clinical immunology and infectology

Center for treatment of kidney and high pressure diseases is known far beyond the borders of Cologne and dedicates its activity not only to the work on inpatient and outpatient diagnosis and high-pressure treatment, but also to the all known diseases of kidneys, and, finally, the immunological system diseases (lupus erythematosus, gangrenous granuloma, Goodpasture's syndrome).

The use of dialysis requires all recognized methods of kidney transplantation at a high technical level. If necessary the care for patients with acute or chronic kidney failure is carried out round-the-clock 365 days a year.

Within a framework of the transplantation program, the Department (of kidney and pancreas) works closely with the Department of Visceral Surgery. At the same time an interdisciplinary transplantation station is used.

In addition, the main directions of the Department in the branch of internal medicine include:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of hypertension
  • Diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases and kidney transplantation, as well as pancreas transplantation
  • Diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal tract diseases
  • Diagnosis and treatment of anus diseases
  • Diagnosis and treatment of of liver, gallbladder and pancreas diseases
  • Diagnosis and treatment of infectious parasitic diseases
  • Patient care before and after transplantation
  • Diagnosis and treatment of congenital and acquired immunodeficiency diseases, including HIV and AIDS
  • Special hours of patients reception with immune system diseases
  • Special hours of patients reception with diseases in the branch gastroenterology and hepatology


Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • tumor markers
    • immune tests
    • protein electrophoresis
    • inflammation indicators
    • collecting urine
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • ultrasound
  • CT/MRI scan
  • kidney vessels MR angiography
  • kidney scintigraphy
  • fine-needle kidney biopsy under CT control
  • nursing services
  • histologically and immunohistochemically examination
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment via head doctor and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan


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