Academic Hospital Nuremberg

Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine (302937)

Christoph Fusch

Prof. Dr. med.

Christoph Fusch

Specialized in: pediatrics

About the department

The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at the Academic Hospital Nuremberg under the direction of Herr Prof. Dr. Fusch provides consulting services and care to both parents and their children on all medical and non-medical issues. Particular attention is paid to a special atmosphere in which children can feel comfortable and confident. The main task of the department is to implement the highest requirements for the treatment and care of children. If necessary, physicians from other departments of the hospital can be involved in the treatment.  

With 14 beds, the Neonatology Unit deals with the treatment of newborns suffering from hyperbilirubinemia, infections, as well as the treatment of premature or low birth weight babies. Every bed is equipped with a display for a constant monitoring of little patients. The ward where mother and her baby can stay together is located nearby. It can accommodate 2 mothers in the first days after the delivery. 

The “Giraffe” is a unit, which deals with the treatment of little patients suffering from acute and chronic diseases of the respiratory tract and lungs, such as bronchial asthma or cystic fibrosis, as well as various acute infectious diseases (pneumonia, obstructive bronchitis, croup syndrome, gastrointestinal tract infections etc.) and other pediatric diseases. 

The “Hedgehog” is a unit, which deals with the treatment of patients suffering from neurological diseases (for example, epilepsy) and chronic metabolic diseases (for example, diabetes). 

The Intensive Care Unit provides intensive medical care to the prematurely born children and newborns, as well as to the children after a neonatal period and adolescents. The key clinical focuses of the unit include care of very little newborns (with a birth weight < 1500g), newborns with congenital developmental defects, metabolic disorders, infections and serious diseases of the central nervous system, as well as pulmonary insufficiency in the prematurely born and newborn babies. In addition to the extracorporeal transplant methods, such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, there are used all treatment methods, including the treatment by means of alternative modes of artificial lung ventilation (for, example, high-frequency oscillation) and inhaled nitric oxide, as well as kidney transplant therapy (hemodialysis, hemofiltration). 

Apart from that, the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine also comprises the Unit for Prematurely Born and Newborn Babies, as well as the Psychosomatics Unit for Children and Adolescents.

The main focuses of the department include: 

  • Neonatology
  • Pulmonology, infectology and general pediatrics
  • Neuropediatrics, diabetology and general pediatrics
  • Unit for Newborns and Intensive Pediatric Care
  • Intermediate care, neonatology 
  • Psychosomatics Unit for Children and Adolescents

Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.
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