University Hospital Oldenburg
Department of Nephrology (361485)
Specialized in: nephrology
The Department of Nephrology of the University Hospital Oldenburg offers a full range of services in the corresponding area. The department focuses on the diagnostics and treatment of kidney disease and hypertension. There are 30 inpatient and 15 half-inpatient beds at the disposal of medical institution. Close cooperation with many other departments of the University Hospital Oldenburg is led to ensure the best medical care. The chief physician of this department is Dr. med. Anke Kulschewski.
Here they provide wide spectrum of the diagnostic services. Diagnostics begins with such important studies as blood and urine testing. Then an ultrasound is assigned. If these methods do not allow the specialist to see the exact clinical picture, the patient is assigned a biopsy (sampling of a tissue sample of the kidney or graft), which is performed under local anesthesia under the supervision of ultrasound.
Treatment of kidney diseases is based on the next principles:
- Initiation or intensification of hypertension treatment
- Conservative measures to reduce the protein excretion
- Training of patients (diet compliance, blood pressure monitoring)
- In certain cases, the use of immunosuppressants, including treatment with plasmapheresis for a certain rapidly progressive kidney disease
They perform replacement renal therapy for acute and chronic renal failure in the Department of Nephrology. In cooperation with all the other departments of intensive care they conduct the dialysis for patients with emergency conditions. Patients are offered next kinds of replacement renal therapy:
- Permanent vein-venous hemofiltration
- Dialysis with the help of Genius system
- Peritoneal dialysis
Medical team of this department consists of 66 highly-qualified employees who ensure great care after all the patients and take into account their individual needs and wishes.
- Oldenburg, Germany