Department of Nephrology and Dialysis @ Ospedale San Raffaele
The Unit deals with diagnosing and treating kidney diseases. The scientific activity carried out by clinical researchers of the nephrology and dialysis Unit tries to identify the relationship between the patient's genetic characteristics and their pathology.
Genetics, associated with the clinical-instrumental observation of the patient, is providing considerable support to the daily clinical practice.
In fact, a long experience based on both approaches has unequivocally demonstrated that in individual patients the same cause can produce different severity and disease characteristics (from total absence of symptoms to an accelerated and devastating disease) or a different response to drugs. This variability is due to the interaction between the patient's genotype and the environment. Hence the need for a personalized therapy.
Our excellence in numbers
ordinary hospitalization of Nephrology
dialysis treatments performed both on outpatients and internal patients
continuous renal replacement treatments (CRRT) performed on intensive care patients
visits a year
round-the-clock blood pressure measurements
Conditions we take care of at this Department
Notable advanced technological equipment
- Online hemodiafiltration for dialysis patients
- Dialysis machines
- State-of-the-art diagnostic equipment