Conditions and treatments at the Department of Nephrology

​​The Department of Nephrology takes care of all patients with acute and chronic kidney diseases, adults as well as children.


​The department is largely involved in kidney transplants in close collaboration with the Department of Urology. The department also provides all dialysis modalities and the department is highly specialised in all aspects of uremia, with special focus on hyperparathyrodisme, renal osteodystrophy, metabolic disorders, glomerulonephritis, diabetic nephropathy, as well as cardiovascular diseases and hypertension in uremic patients. All transplanted patients are treated and followed closely by the department.

Acute kidney disease

  • ATIN (acute tubulo-intertestial nephropathy)
  • Acute glomerulonephritis
  • Acute vasculitis
  • Nephrotic syndrome

Chronic kidney disease

  • Outpatient department, prevention and retardation of progression of chronic kidney disease
  • Lifestyle intervention, medical treatment and prevention
  • Antihypertensive treatment
  • Immunosuppressive treatment

Renal transplantation

  • Work-up of recipients
  • Work-up of living donors
  • Kidney transplants (in collaboration with the transplant surgeons)
  • Multiple organ transplant (in collaboration with the transplant surgeons)
  • Immunosuppressive treatment post transplant
  • Preparing for and performing AB0-incompatible kidney transplants (in collaboration with the transplant surgeons)
  • Lifelong follow-up after kidney transplant
  • All aspects of immunosuppressive treatments

Diabetic nephropathy

  • Secondary and tertiary referral centre for treatment of diabetic nephropathy with chronic kidney disease (CKD) stages 3 to 5

Calcium metabolic disorders

  • Highly specialised in treatment of all disorders in  calcium, phosphate, parathyroid, and vitamin D metabolism, including bone diseases

New dialysis forms

  • Selfcare
  • Home dialysis: increasing numbers of all modalities.

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