Saarland University Medical Center and Saarland University Faculty of Medicine
Internal Medicine IV - Nephrology and Hypertension
Director: Univ.-Professor Dr. Danilo Fliser
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The Department of Internal Medicine IV provides medical care for patients suffering from renal disease and hypertension. The department, which has been in existence for many years, is also home to the only university chair in nephrology in Saarland and Rhineland Palatinate. Equipped with advanced medical technology, our department is able to provide the highest quality diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for patients with renal and hypertensive disorders. We also run risk-factor consultation sessions to teach preventive strategies concerning in particular: hypertension, fat metabolism, excess weight, sedentary lifestyles, stress and medication. Patients found to be already suffering from advanced renal insufficiency will receive expert advice and, where necessary, will undergo kidney replacement therapy such as haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis or kidney transplantation. Transplantations are carried out in cooperation with the Department of Urology. Besides receiving professional inpatient treatment, patients are also supervised in our numerous specialist consulting sessions. The research carried out at the department is mainly focused on cardiovascular complications in cases of chronic renal insufficiency, and infection monitoring in immunosuppressed patients. Our research programmes are supported by the German Research Council (DFG), the Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation, the German José Carreras Leukaemia Foundation and other project-specific funds.


New Paper

Untersteller K, Meissl S, Trieb M, Emrich I, Zawada A, Holzer M, Knuplez E, Fliser D, Heine G, Marsche G.

HDL functionality and cardiovascular outcome among non-dialysis chronic kidney disease patients.

J Lipid Res. 2018. Impact factor: 4.8 Abstract

Heine GH, Brandenburg V, Schirmer SH.

Oral Anticoagulation in Chronic Kidney Disease and Atrial Fibrillation.

Dtsch Arztebl Int. 2018;115(17):287-294. Impact factor: 4.3 Abstract





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Wissenschaftliches Institut für Nephrologie