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Info for visitors about Corona rules

Changed visiting regulations from 18.06.2022 - Tested persons may visit or accompany patients

The following patient groups must provide proof of either a negative rapid antigen (obtained no more than 24 hours earlier) or PCR test result (obtained no more than 48 hours earlier) when attending Charité outpatient departments:

  1. Vulnerable patients, such as hematology-oncology patients and other immunosuppressed patients
  2. Day case patients: patients attending on a daily basis must undergo SARS-CoV-2 testing at least twice a week. It is important that testing be performed after the weekend and after any other interruptions in treatment (i.e., always provide proof of a negative test result on a Monday and one other day of the week)
  3. Patients who will spend an extended period of time in an outpatient department, e.g., for a preoperative assessment/examination
  4. Outpatients taking part in clinical studies

The Corona pandemic and how to deal with it brings a lot of issues and also important rules for everyday life. Dear patients and visitors, please inform yourself about the rules that apply at Charité.

You will find information on the Charité website.

Department of Infectious Diseases and Respiratory Medicine at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin


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Experts for infectious and pulmonary diseases, respiratory and intensive care medicine

Clinic

Charité-Doctors with x-ray, Copyright: Charité

The Department of Internal Medicine specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of rare and complex infectious and pulmonary diseases as well as in respiratory and intensive care medicine. The Department of Internal Medicine specializes in the field of infectious diseases and pneumology of the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin.

INFECTIOUS DISEASES

The clinic is a certified center for infectious diseases. Doctors at the clinic are experts in multidrug-resistant pathogens, pneumonia, tuberculosis, HIV / AIDS, infectious diseases of travelers, and many other diseases caused by bacteria or viruses.

PNEUMOLOGY (pulmonology)

Patients with lung diseases can get advice and treatment in the clinic. This is particularly specialized in obstructive pulmonary diseases such as Asthma or COPD, restrictive lung diseases such as Pulmonary fibrosis, diseases of the pulmonary vessels such as Pulmonary hypertension, autoimmune diseases of the lung and bronchial carcinomas.

The lung tumor clinic of the clinic is part of the Charité lung cancer center certified by the German Cancer Society (DKG).


RESPIRATORY- AND INTENSIVE MEDICINE

For patients requiring ventilation or weaning, there is a certified Weaning Center. It consists of an interdisciplinary intensive care unit, two respiratory stations and the Charité Center for Out-patient Ventilation and Oxygen Therapy (CABS).

The interdisciplinary intensive care unit is also specialized in severe infectious diseases, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and extracorporeal lung replacement procedures.

Advice and training for medical colleagues


For medical colleagues, the clinic offers a telephone consultation on infectious diseases and anti-infective therapies as well as further training on pneumological issues and the responsible use of antibiotics (antibiotic stewardship).

Research

Scientist at the microscope © Department of Infectiology and Pulmonology / Charité

The clinic's scientists are doing intensive research to develop innovative therapies for the future. Scientific focus is on the study of pneumonia and immune defense in lung infections.