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Hannover Medical School (MHH)

location_on Hannover, Germany
9.8/10 from 43 Votes

Department of Nephrology and Arterial Hypertension (390936)

Hermann Haller

Prof. Dr. med.

Hermann Haller

Specialized in: nephrology, arterial hypertension

The Department of Nephrology and Arterial Hypertension at the Hannover Medical School offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services in the areas of its specialization. It effectively treats kidney diseases of any severity, all forms of arterial hypertension and rare diseases associated with arterial hypertension. The scope of the department’s tasks also includes kidney transplantation and renal replacement therapy. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Hermann Haller.

The department offers both inpatient and outpatient medical care. The diagnosis and treatment of patients are carried out within the framework of various specialized stations: the Stations 28A, 28B and 32A offer a wide range of medical services for the diagnosis and treatment of all forms of nephrologic pathologies and high blood pressure, the Station 85 is a surgical unit for kidney transplantation, the Station 14 provides intensive care for patients with particularly severe forms of diseases, while the Station 10 serves to provide medical care to patients with acute kidney failure (renal replacement therapy).

The department specializes in all forms of dialysis:

  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hemofiltration
  • Hemodiafiltration
  • Continuous renal replacement therapy
    • Genius Dialysis System
    • Continuous venovenous hemofiltration (CVVH)
    • Continuous arteriovenous hemodialysis (CVVHD)
    • Other continuous dialysis procedures
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Immunoadsorption
  • Other forms of dialysis

In addition, the department has a large Ambulance Station, which treats patients with acute and chronic kidney diseases. Also, the Ambulance Station serves patients with risk factors for developing acute or chronic kidney disease, for example, patients with arterial hypertension or patients with metabolic disorders (especially with diabetes mellitus). Great attention is paid to the care of patients after kidney transplantation.

The big advantage of the department is its active research activities. There are conducted many studies in the field of kidney inflammatory diseases, chronic kidney diseases in arterial hypertension and diabetes, acute kidney failure, dialysis and transplantation. Different research groups analyze the molecular mechanisms of a particular disease in animal models and cell cultures. An important point in all these studies is the so-called "translational aspect", that is, when analyzing the cellular and molecular mechanisms of the disease, the first role is always assigned to the search for optimal diagnostics and the most effective therapeutic measures.

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