The Department of Nephrology aims at delivering high quality medical and nursing services to kidney patients. The Department consists of the Artificial Kidney Unit, the glomerulonephritis Clinic, the regular outpatient nephrology Clinic, the regular outpatient kidney emergency clinic and transplant Clinic, the nephrolithiasis and metabolic conditions Clinic, the vascular assessment and access identification Clinic [fistulae, transplant, indwelling or temporary jugular, subclavicular or femoral catheter]. This Clinic treats patients with renal damage. These patients suffer from diseases located exclusively in the kidneys such as glomerulonephritis, interstitial glomerulonephritis, multicystic kidney disease, etc., or with other serious conditions affecting – among others – the kidneys such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, vasculitis, lupus erythematosus, multiple myeloma, etc., or with kidney impairment of various degrees (stages 1 to 5, with the last one being end-stage kidney failure). Efforts are being made to accurately diagnose the aforementioned patients – by means of laboratory, imaging and in some cases pathology screening (kidney biopsy) who are then treated according to internationally recognized applicable protocols
At the Outpatients’ Clinic:
Patients with glomerulonephritis are regularly monitored at the glomerulonephritis Clinic while others requiring regular screening are referred to the Regular Outpatients; Nephrology Clinic where they are monitored by appointment on a long term basis. Numerous other outpatients with kidney problems are monitored at the same clinic without having been admitted to the hospital; they attend scheduled appointments for tests and treatment at IASO Thessalias.