University Hospital Halle (Saale)

Halle, Germany

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of relapsing polychondritis (panchondritis) (program ID: 269037)

Matthias Girndt

Prof. Dr. med.

Matthias Girndt

Department of Nephrology, Rheumatology, Endocrinology and Diabetes

Specialized in: nephrology, rheumatology

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Department of Nephrology and Rheumatology at the University Hospital of Halle (Saale) are nephrology (kidney disease and high blood pressure), rheumatology, as well as metabolic disorders. Particular attention is paid to the prevention of renal dysfunction due to blood pressure and diabetes, rapid recognition and treatment of inflammatory diseases of the kidneys and slowing of their distribution. In the case of an ultimate renal failure, the clinic offers all methods of renal replacement, prepares the patients for dialysis (blood cleansing) and kidney transplantation. In close cooperation with the Department of Urology at the University Hospital of Halle, it performs about 70 transplantations a year.

The rheumatology department treats patients with all diseases og the rheumatic morphological group, autoimmune diseases, and connective tissue diseases. The main focus is the treatment of rheumatic diseases in Halle.

Medical services offered by the branch: countseling of patients before and after transplantation; diagnostics and treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension); diagnostics and treatment of autoimmune diseases; diagnostics and treatment of endocrine diseases of the digestive system and metabolism disorders; diagnostics and treatment of renal diseases; diagnostics and treatment of renal failure; diagnostics and treatment of osteopathy and chondropathy; diagnostics and treatment of rheumatic diseases; diagnostics and treatment of other diseases of urinary-genital system; spondylopathy diagnosis and treatment; diagnosis and treatment of tubulointerstitial kidney disease; dialysis; ultrasound duplex scanning; native ultrasound; kidney transplantation.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • cartilage-specific antibodies
    • rheumatoid factor
    • antiphospholipid antibodies are tests
    • antinuclear antibodies
    • complement levels
    • inflammation indicators
  • ECG
  • Echocardiography
  • ENT Consultation
  • pulmonary function test 
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment via head doctor and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
    (medicins ist not included)
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