Nephrology

Prevention Is Better than Cure - Diagnosing and Promptly Reacting to Kidney Diseases

Diagnosis and treatment of all acute or chronic kidney diseases is one of our clinic’s core areas of expertise. ‘Kidney problems’ may be caused by problematic factors such as infections, genetic kidney diseases and autoimmune diseases. In the latter, the body's own immune system mistakes the kidneys as a pathogen and attacks them, resulting in kidney failure. Other diseases such as diabetes or high blood pressure can also lead to impaired kidney function. The various different forms of acute and chronic renal disorders, hypertension and autoimmune diseases can be identified and treated on an inpatient or outpatient basis depending on their degree of severity. We diagnose patients by using the very latest laboratory techniques and ultrasound procedures and, if necessary, taking a tissue sample from the diseased kidneys (kidney puncture).

The goal for patients with chronic kidney disease is to stabilise their kidney function in order to delay the need for kidney replacement treatment (haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis or a kidney transplant) for as long as possible.

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Dialysis – a safe treatment method that replaces kidney function over decades and re-establishes quality of life.

Many of the kidney diseases mentioned above can unfortunately result in total kidney failure. If the patient does not respond adequately to drug treatment, dialysis is used in cases of acute or chronic renal failure. Haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) are available for kidney replacement therapy. On-site medical staff and an on-call nursing service ensure that dialyses can be performed at any time. Within the context of intensive care medicine, all conventional blood purification processes including continuous filtration techniques (haemodialysis and haemofiltration, CVVH/CVVHDF) and special procedures (citrate dialysis) are possible in high-risk patients. Our service portfolio also includes outpatient treatment of patients with kidney diseases alongside the possibility of guest dialysis.

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St.-Antonius-Hospital

Academic teaching hospital of the RWTH technical university, Aachen

Clinic for Internal Medicine and Clinical Intensive Care Medicine

Dechant-Deckers-Str. 8
52249 Eschweiler

+49 2403 - 76-1827

 
St.-Antonius-Hospital Eschweiler
Dechant-Deckers-Str. 8
52249 Eschweiler
tel.: 02403 76 - 0
fax: 02403 76 -1119