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Medical Focus

The Speciality Network: Infectious Diseases and Respiratory Medicine of Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin specializes in medical specialties

Learn more about the services of the clinic within these medical specialties below.

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Infectious Diseases

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The clinic is certified by the German Society of Infectious Diseases (DGI) as the "Center for Infectious Diseases".

Patients with infectious diseases may turn to the infectious outpatient departments of the hospital. This specializes in tuberculosis, non-tuberculous mycobacteriosis, HIV / AIDS and multi-resistant pathogens.

For HIV patients, the clinic also offers treatment in a day clinic and in a medical care center (MVZ).

For sick travelers, an infectious first aid is available.

If indicated, inpatient admission to several wards of the clinic is possible.

In the case of highly infectious infectious diseases, the clinic also has a special isolation ward.

The clinic offers medical colleagues a telephone consultation for advice on the selection of an optimal anti-infective therapy.

Scientifically, the clinic plays a leading role with Germany's only independent department of infectious diseases. A special focus is on the study of pneumonia and the immune defense of the lung. Other infectious research topics are HIV / AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, sepsis and vaccination strategies.

Certificate: "Center for Infectious Diseases" according to DGI standards


 Motive for pneumology ©  Department of Infectiology and Pulmonology / Charité, photo: T. Zoller

The main focus of the Clinic on Pneumology (Pulmonary) is on obstructive pulmonary diseases (such as asthma or COPD), restrictive lung diseases (such as pulmonary fibrosis), pulmonary diseases (such as pulmonary hypertension), lung autoimmune diseases and bronchial carcinomas.

For patients with lung diseases of any kind, pneumological outpatient clinics are available at three locations. The University Outpatient Clinic and Polyclinic at the Campus Virchow-Klinikum (CVK) specializes in particular in bronchial asthma.

In addition, the clinic has special outpatient clinics and specialized consultations for pulmonary tumors, pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary emphysema. The lung tumor outpatient department is part of the Charité lung cancer center certified by the German Cancer Society (DKG).

Depending on the indication, inpatient admission to a normal, respiratory or intensive care unit is possible.

The clinic's research is focused on pulmonary disease, bronchial carcinoma, pulmonary hypertension, COPD and bronchial asthma.

Certificate: Certified lung cancer center according to DKG standards

Respiratory and intensive care medicine

Motive for artificial respiration ©  Department of Infectiology and Pulmonology / Charité

The clinic has a Weaning Center, which is certified by the German Society for Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine (DGP). Invasive and non-invasive ventilation therapists and weaning experts are working here. The center consists of an intensive care unit (144i), two ventilator stations (147, 149A) and a Charité outpatient center for out-of-hospital ventilation and oxygen therapy (CABS) at Campus Charité Mitte (CCM). The CABS provides advice and treatment to patients in need of out-of-hospital ventilation or oxygen therapy. If necessary, they are scheduled for inpatient admission.

In addition, the clinic also offers a weaning station (44e) in cooperation with the Department of Anesthesiology with a focus on surgical intensive care at the Campus Benjamin Franklin (CBF) in Steglitz.

The clinic's large interdisciplinary intensive care unit (144i) at Campus Charité Mitte (CCM) is not only part of the Weaning Center, but also on serious infectious diseases, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and extracorporeal lung replacement procedures.

The clinic's research work in the field of respiratory and intensive care medicine focuses on respiratory damage, pneumonia and sepsis

Certificate: Certified Weaning Center according to DGP standards