The Department for Nephrology and Dialysis at the Academic Teaching Hospital Feldkirch is the only one of its kind in Vorarlberg. It offers diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the field of nephrology and is open to patients with all acute and chronic renal conditions, kidney related complications in systemic illnesses, disturbances of the mineral metabolism and imbalances of the acid-base equilibrium.
Kidney diseases are common and affect more than 10% of the population, in particular patients suffering from diabetes or hypertension. They often go undetected due to a lack of symptoms and are often advanced at the time of diagnosis despite a number of simple tests available for early detection. Most patients are unaware of their kidney disease. Undiagnosed and untreated, kidney disease can progress into kidney failure or lead to cardiovascular complications such as heart attack. The main focus of this department are renal replacement therapies such as hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis as well as the follow-up care for renal transplant patients.
The scientific focus is on disturbances of bone metabolism in patients with kidney disease. Further research explores the risk factors involved in the lead-up to kidney disease, early detection of kidney damage, and effective measures to avoid acute kidney failure. The VIVIT-Nephrology Division participates in numerous scientific studies, which offer patients access to new and innovative medications.

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