DESCRIPTION: Rigshospitalet is a tertiary university hospital. The department of Nephrology performs renal transplantation for a background population of approximately 2.5 million including Greenland and the Faroe Island. The department has a total of 27 medical doctors of which 16 are permanent staff members and specialists in nephrology, 6 are in educational programmes for nephrology and 5 are interns. We have doctors present at the ward 24h/7d and nephrology specialists on call 24h/7d. The department performs approximately 100 renal transplantations per year and takes care of 500 renal transplant patients on an outpatient basis. We perform approximately 300 biopsies from renal graft/native kidney per year. The department are continuously participating in clinical multicenter studies and have attached GCP certified study nurses.
They count on the following equipment, to make it available for the TRANSBIO project:
- Ultra sound equipment for bed-side ultra sound investigations.
- Facilities to perform biopsy for both native kidneys and renal grafts.
- Dialysis (hemodialysis/ peritoneal dialysis) for local background community.
- Research laboratory used for both clinical and basic research.