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Treatment of Pneumonia

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Best hospitals and doctors for pneumonia treatment abroad

The selection of doctors and clinics is carried out on the basis of annual qualification reports. The main selection criterion is the number of operations or procedures performed. It takes into account experience, reputation in the medical society, the availability of quality certificates and high specialization in a certain field.

Cost for treatment

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pneumonia
 from  9102
Pulmonary rehabilitation
 from  672.86

Academic Hospital Augustinerinnen Cologne

10/10
location_onGermany, Cologne

Department of Pulmonology

The Academic Hospital Augustinerinnen in Cologne is a hospital of standard medical care with 318 beds. As an academic teaching hospital of the University of Cologne, the Hospital is actively engaged in research and training. The Hospital annually treats 12,730 inpatients and 16,452 outpatients.
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pneumonia
13003

Medipol Mega University Hospital Istanbul

8/10
location_onTurkey, Istanbul

Department of Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery

Medipol Mega University Hospital in Istanbul is the largest, leading hospital in Turkey with a broad range of medical services. Thanks to the highly qualified medical staff, the state-of-the-art medical technology and a special well-being ambience, the Hospital enjoys an excellent reputation in both national and international ar
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pneumonia
11924.6 help10832

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pulmonology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all field
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pneumonia
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University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Cardiology, Pulmonology and Angiology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital RWTH Aachen ranks among the top German hospitals! As a maximum care university medical facility, the hospital guarantees patients first-class medical services combined with a respectful and human attitude. The hospital integrates all the modern options for the
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pneumonia
15421

University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Cardiology, Pulmonology and Angiology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pneumonia
15705

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Pulmonology, Allergology, Endocrinology and Diabetology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pneumonia
13699

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Cardiology, Endocrinology, Nephrology and Pulmonology

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pneumonia
13850

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Cardiology, Angiology, Pulmonology and Intensive Care

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pneumonia
15187

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Pulmonology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pneumonia
20006

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Pulmonology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pneumonia
15338

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Pulmonology

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pneumonia
13018

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pulmonology

According to the prestigious FOCUS magazine, the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich ranks among the Germany's top medical institutions! Founded in 1834, the hospital combines long traditions and the very latest achievements of modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments, 20 interdiscipli
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pneumonia
15770

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pulmonology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pneumonia
15338

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Pulmonology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pneumonia
13971

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Pulmonology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden is among the top three hospitals in Germany! The hospital is the embodiment of the standards of modern high-quality medicine. Since the hospital positions itself as a maximum care medical facility, it represents all medical fields. The
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pneumonia
18106

University Hospital Giessen UKGM

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Giessen

Department of Pulmonology, Internal Intensive Care, Infectology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology

The University Hospital Giessen UKGM positions itself as an ultramodern medical facility with outstanding quality of medical care. The hospital presents almost all areas of medicine, ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The priorities of the hospital’s activities include surgery, neurosurgery, oncology
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pneumonia
13239

About the disease

Pneumonia is a lung infection that develops from viruses or bacteria and takes around 2 to 3 weeks to resolve. In most cases, pneumonia can be treated at home, but can require hospitalization for older people, babies or people with other health problems.

Usually appearing as a secondary condition after a cold or flu infection, pneumonia is contracted when germs are inhaled into the body. The air sacs in the lungs, also known as alveoli, become inflamed, making breathing difficult. Lungs become filled with fluid and sometimes pus.

In mild cases of pneumonia, the sufferer may not even have a fever. This is known as “walking pneumonia” and it is more common in adults. In severe cases, which are more common in the elderly, sufferers may experience chills and delirium. Signs that the pneumonia has reached a very dangerous stage, requiring emergency hospitalization include blue skin (due to a lack of oxygen) and coughing up blood.

Bacterial pneumonia is usually caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. Viral pneumonia is caused by various respiratory infections and usually develops after a cold or flu infection. Viral pneumonia is more common in the elderly and children. Pneumonia can be especially dangerous for pregnant women, since it can also harm the fetus. 

Symptoms

  • Cough, often producing mucus (or blood in severe cases)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Chills
  • Weakness
  • Chest pain
  • Confusion, in severe cases

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination, the doctor will listen to the patient’s chest using a stethoscope. In pneumonia, there is usually a crackling sound in the chest. Wheezing can also be present.
  • The doctor will ask the patient if they have noticed blood in the sputum and will also measure their temperature, to check for a fever.
  • A blood test can determine whether or not someone has pneumonia and, if so, what type of pneumonia it is.
  • A chest X-ray can determine whether there is any fluid or pus in the lungs.
  • A sputum test can determine the exact type of pneumonia and can be used with or instead of a blood test.
  • A bronchoscopy is sometimes required if the airways are blocked and need to be checked.

Treatment

  • Conservative treatment is sufficient in most cases, if the cause of pneumonia was bacteria.
  • Antiviral drugs are prescribed to treat viral pneumonia.
  • In some cases, anti-inflammatory drugs are prescribed to reduce the fever.
  • The patient is advised to drink plenty of water and to take additional drugs to assuage the cough and soothe the sore throat.



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