University Hospital Oldenburg
Department of Nephrology (361485)
Specialized in: nephrology
About the department
The Department of Nephrology of the University Hospital Oldenburg offers the full range of services in this medical field. The department focuses on the diagnostics and treatment of kidney diseases and hypertension. The medical facility has at its disposal 30 inpatient and 15 partially inpatient beds. To provide optimal medical care, the department maintains close cooperation with many other departments of the hospital. The department is headed by Dr. med. Anke Kulschewski.
The department provides a wide spectrum of the diagnostic services. The diagnostics begins with such important studies as blood and urine tests. The following indication is an ultrasound examination. If these methods do not allow the specialist to see the exact clinical picture, the patient will be prescribed a biopsy (sampling of the kidney tissue or graft), which is performed under local anesthesia under ultrasound guidance.
The treatment of kidney diseases is based on the following principles:
- Initiation or intensification of hypertension treatment
- Conservative measures to reduce protein excretion
- Patient training (diet, blood pressure monitoring)
- In certain cases, the use of immunosuppressants, including treatment with plasmapheresis for a certain rapidly progressive kidney disease
The department provides renal replacement therapy for acute and chronic renal failure. In cooperation with all the Intensive Care Units, the department conducts dialysis for patients with emergency conditions. The department offers the following types of renal replacement therapy:
- Permanent vein-venous hemofiltration
- Dialysis with the help of Genius system
- Peritoneal dialysis
The medical team of the department consists of 66 highly-qualified employees who ensure great care for all the patients and take into account their individual needs and wishes.
Photo of the doctor: (c) Klinikum Oldenburg AöR
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