Hannover Medical School, MHH

Hannover, Germany


Diagnosis of silicosis (program ID: 247259)


Tobias Welte

Prof. Dr. med.

Tobias Welte

Department of Pulmonology

Specialized in: pulmonology

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Pulmonology clinic deals with all diseases of the lungs and airways. Any patient will find the best care here, be it chronic or acute form of lung disease. The clinic is one of the world's largest centers for lung transplantation. Since 1987 (as of March 2014), it conducted 1.747 lung transplants, both unilateral and bilateral, it now performs 120 to 140 surgeries every year. Since 2011, the survival rate during three months after lung transplantation exceeds 93 percent.

Pulmonology clinic is also specialized in all kinds of interstitial lung diseases and pulmonary fibroses. In close cooperation with the preceding attending pulmonologists, the clinic diagnoses and treats patients, and prescribes the diagnosis and therapy for each individual patient. The goal of the patient-oriented research is the continuous improvement of diagnostics and treatment of rare diseases of the lungs. This is done in close cooperation with research teams of the medical university and other institutions.

The most advanced medical treatment options, which are improved continuously, are at the disposal of patients with various forms of pulmonary hypertension. The clinic offers all types of medical treatment of pulmonary pneumonia and has access to the latest developments due to regular participation in clinical trials. For patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), the clinic offers the entire spectrum of medical services, including the surgical treatment (pulmonary endarterectomy), interventional method (PTCA) and drug therapy.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
    • TSH-basal
    • blood gas analysis
  • chest x-ray examination
  • bronchography
  • measurement of arterial blood pressure
  • electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • echocardiography (ECHO)
  • high-resolution computed tomography (HR-CT)
  • collected three sputum samples
  • pulmonary function test
  • bronchoscopy with biopsy
  • histological and microbiological examination
  • bronchial lavage
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
    (the cost of medicines is not included)
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