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University Hospital Halle (Saale)

location_on Halle, Germany
9.6/10 from 78 Votes

Department of Nephrology, Rheumatology, Endocrinology and Diabetology (229633)

Matthias Girndt

Prof. Dr. med.

Matthias Girndt

Specialized in: nephrology, rheumatology, endocrinology, diabetology

About the department

The Department of Nephrology, Rheumatology, Endocrinology and Diabetology at the University Hospital Halle (Saale) offers the full range of medical services in these fields. The department's highly qualified doctors use the most advanced methods of diagnostics and treatment, while their rich clinical experience helps to achieve outstanding treatment results. The patient care is provided both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. All therapeutic measures comply with modern international standards. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Matthias Girndt.

The key focus of clinical practice is the prevention of kidney lesion due to the arterial hypertension and diabetes mellitus, the timely detection and treatment of inflammatory kidney diseases and the prevention of their progression. The patients with end-stage of kidney failure are offered all types of renal replacement therapy, dialysis and kidney transplantation. In collaboration with the doctors from the Department of Urology, the department’s specialists perform about 50 kidney transplantations annually.

In the field of rheumatology, the department offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of all rheumatic diseases, autoimmune pathologies and collagenoses. The department's endocrinologists ensure the first-class treatment of diseases of the hormonal system and metabolic disorders in adults.

The service range of the department includes:

  • Nephrology
    • Inpatient diagnostics and treatment
      • Glomerulonephritis
      • Kidney lesion in diabetes mellitus, hypertension
      • Kidney lesion in autoimmune diseases (for example, systemic lupus erythematosus, vasculitis)
      • Hereditary kidney lesions
      • Kidney infections
      • All types of kidney lesions of unknown origin
      • Poorly controlled high blood pressure
      • Care before and after kidney transplantation
    • Outpatient services
      • Counseling on arterial hypertension treatment
      • Interdisciplinary outpatient clinic for patients awaiting a donor kidney
      • Follow-up care after kidney transplantation
      • Special osteological ambulatory
      • Medical care for patients with diabetes mellitus
      • Specialized consultations on endocrinology
    • Special diagnostic and therapeutic techniques
      • Ultrasound kidney diagnostics, including duplex scanning
      • Kidney biopsy for histological diagnostics
      • High-frequency ablation of renal sympathetic nerves in severe hypertension
      • Preparation for kidney transplantation, including in incompatible blood type with the donor
      • Special procedures for blood purification, for example, immunoadsorption in autoimmune diseases of the neurological and dermatological range
      • Lipid apheresis in severe and hereditary lipid metabolism disorders
  • Rheumatology
    • Inpatient diagnostics and treatment
      • Severe inflammatory diseases of the joints and spine
      • Collagenoses
      • Vasculitises
      • Rare rheumatic diseases
    • Outpatient services
      • Arthritis consultations
      • Consultations for patients after inpatient treatment
    • Special diagnostic techniques
      • MRI with and without contrast enhancement for the diagnostics of peripheral joint arthritis
      • Joint and soft tissue sonography
      • Computer-assisted capillary microscopy
      • Joint punctate polarization microscopy
      • Immuno-serological Laboratory
  • Endocrinology
    • Thyroid diseases, including endocrine ophthalmopathy, thyroid diseases during pregnancy
    • Bone metabolism disorders/osteoporosis
    • Parathyroid diseases
    • Pituitary diseases
    • Adrenal diseases
    • Hyperandrogenism/hirsutism, polycystic ovary syndrome
    • Problems with conception
    • Violation of the water-electrolyte balance
    • Endocrine tumors
    • Hormone replacement therapy
    • Obesity
    • Lipid metabolism disorders
  • Diabetology (all types of diabetes mellitus, including type 1, type 2 diabetes mellitus, gestational diabetes, MODY diabetes, etc.)
    • Treatment of acute and chronic metabolic disorders
    • Structured training of a new way of life for patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus
    • Insulin therapy (conventional insulin therapy, intensified insulin therapy)
    • Insulin pump therapy
    • Treatment of insulin resistance
    • Diagnostics and treatment of diabetic foot syndrome
  • Kidney transplantation in end-stage kidney failure (in collaboration with the Department of Urology)
  • Other diseases, diagnostic and therapeutic services

Curriculum vitae

  • 1984 - 1986 Study of Medicine, Georg August University of Göttingen.
  • 1986 - 1990 Study of Medicine, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.
  • 1991 - 1992 Internship, Department of Internal Medicine I, University Hospital Mainz.
  • 02.1991 Doctoral degree.
  • 07.1991 Admission to medical practice.
  • 1992 - 1993 Research training in the Immunology Laboratory (Head: Prof. B. Fleischer), Department of Pathophysiology, University of Mainz.
  • 1993 - 2000 Resident in postgraduate training at the Department of Internal Medicine IV, University of Saarland, Homburg.
  • 04.1999 Board certification in Internal Medicine.
  • 05.2000 Leading Senior Physician in the Department of Internal Medicine IV.
  • 02.2001 Habilitation in Internal Medicine.
  • 02.2001 Leading Senior Physician of the Department of Internal Medicine IV.
  • 09.2001 Nils Alwall Prize of the German Working Group on Clinical Nephrology.
  • 07.2002 Specialization in Nephrology.
  • 10.2007 Extraordinary Professor of the Medical Faculty of Saarland University.
  • 09.2008 W3 Professorship for Internal Medicine/Nephrology, Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg.

Research Focuses

  • Chronic kidney failure.
  • Immunological and cardiovascular pathologies.
  • Inflammatory processes.
  • Monocyte differentiation.
  • Monocyte populations.
  • Molecular biology.
  • Cell culture.
  • Hemodialysis.
  • Kidney transplantation.

Clinical Focuses

  • Systemic vasculitis with kidney lesion.
  • Glomerulonephritis.
  • Chronic kidney failure.
  • Hypertension.

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