Institute for rheumatology

 

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The clinical activities focus upon treating patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases, as well as those with degenerative disease. These patients can be treated in the ambulatory care unit, as an daypatient, or if needed, as an inpatient within the Clinic III. The Rhein-Main Rheumatology Center is located at the University Clinic, which is also a member the Regional Cooperative Rheumatology Center (funded by BMG/ BMBF).The university uses its own ambulatory care unit to carry out clinical studies. Both the interdisciplinary clinical research (psoriatic arthritis, connective tissue diseases and vasculitis) along with the basic research take place in close cooperation with the Center of Dermatology. The Institute for Rheumatology is able to pursue and coordinate clinical studies, coach drug approval proceedings, and runs its own research lab for experimental rheumatology.Emphasis is placed upon the evaluation of patho-mechanisms, as well as the effects of therapeutics and genetic dispositions. This is done with the use of primary patient tissues (blood, joint tissues, synovial cell-cultures). Patient tissue is obtained in collaboration with the arthritis surgery department. Specific methods were established to carry out investigations of the role cytokines play in inflammation, with an emphasis upon IL-18, IL-10, IFNg, TNFa and others. Polymorphism analyses are performed on large patient groups (rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis psoriatica are emphasized). The cause of anemia of chronic diseases is examined, along with the molecular effects of the therapy with erythropoietin.

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Director:

  • Prof. Dr. Harald Burkhardt

 

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Groupleader:

  • PD. Dr.med. B. Möller

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ZAFES-Coordiantor:

 

 

 

INSTITUTES AND
MEDICAL CENTERS

 

RHEUMATOLOGY

 

PROF. BURKHARDT

 
 
 

GASTROENTEROLOGY - HEPATOLOGY

 
 

PAEDIATRIC HAEMATOL., ONCOL. & HAEMOSTASEOLOGY

 
 

NEURORADIOLOGY

 
 

CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

 
 

GENERAL PHARMACOLOGY &
TOXICOLOGY

 
 

IMMUNE PHARMACOLOGY

 
 

INTERDISCIPLINARY PHARMACOLOGY

 
 

PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGY

 
 

PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY

 
 

PHARMACEUTICAL
BIOLOGY

 
 

GEORG SPEYER HAUS

 
 

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY &
CHEMICAL BIOLOGY

 
 

NEUROLOGY

 
 

ANESTHESIOLOGY, INTENSIVE CARE AND
PAIN CONTROL

 
 

OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY

 
 

DEPARTMENT OF DERMATOLOGY & VENEROLOGY

 
 

CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOLOGY

 
 

PEDIATRIC PNEUMOLOGY, ALLERGY AND CYSTIC FIBROSIS

MEDICAL VIROLOGY

ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT AQUATIC ECOTOXICOLOGY

 
 

ORAL, CRANIO-
MAXILLOFACIAL AND
FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY

 
 

GENERAL AND VASCULAR SURGERY

 
 

CLINICAL NEUROANATOMY

 
 

GENERAL PEDIATRICS

 
 

HAEMATOLOGY, ONCOLOGY

 
 

DIAGNOSTIC AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY

 
 

BIOCHEMISTRY

 
 

GENERAL PRACTICE

 
 

MPI FOR
BRAIN RESEARCH