Prof. Christian Hugo is the Head of the Clinical Department of Nephrology / Dialysis at the Medical Clinic and Polyclinic III of the University Hospital, Dresden. Here, he also holds the specialist Chair of Nephrology and, consequently, is not only responsible for the management of the specialist medical department and the care of his patients, but also for the training of up-and-coming medical practitioners. As a specialist in internal medicine and nephrology, Prof. Hugo has treated and researched renal medical conditions and autoimmune diseases for around 20 years. Both of the body’s kidneys are responsible for filtering waste materials and toxic substances out of the blood and discharging these from the body together with the urine. In acute renal failure, these substances remain in the body and would result in the death of the affected patient. These patients are therefore initially ordered dialysis treatment several times per week until a kidney transplant becomes possible. Prof. Hugo is the General Secretary of the German Transplantation Association e.V. (DTG) and is therefore involved in improving the organisation and the techniques of organ transplants. The German Transplantation Association plays a central role in quality assurance in transplantation medicine by, for example, striving for a greater degree of safety for living organ donors and the better use of post-mortem donor organs and by developing guidelines to these ends. Renal transplantation is one of Prof. Hugo’s specialist fields. He has been honoured on a number of occasions by prestigious specialist associations for his scientific contributions in the field of nephrology. Prof. Hugo’s Department of Nephrology / Dialysis focuses on the treatment of inflammatory renal and vascular conditions, as well as on the diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure. Since the kidneys also regulate the salt and water balance of the body by means of their filtering function, they influence the blood pressure significantly so that, where the patient has high blood pressure, the function of the kidneys must also be examined. Renal conditions or malfunctions in the kidneys which are associated with other medical conditions are the object of several patient-related clinical research projects within the Department of Nephrology of the Medical Clinic and Polyclinic III. These have the objective of furthering the understanding and thus also the treatment of a variety of disorders of the organ. At the same time, experience with individual cases flows directly into the research.
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