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Clinic for Endocrinology


Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Dagmar Führer

Clinic for Endocrinology


Direktor:

Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Dagmar Führer

E-Mail:

gabriele.schreiber@uk-essen.de

Office:

Gabriele Schreiber

Phone:

+49 (0) 201-723-64 01

Fax:

+49 (0) 201-723-59 72

Homepage:

www.endokrinologie.de

Deputy Director:

Dr. med. Harald Lahner

 

Facts and Figures

Thyroid patients per year: more than 1,000

In- and outpatients with disorders of the pituitary gland per year: more than 500

Long-term in- and outpatients with acromegaly: more than 90

Endoscopic removal of adrenal masses: more than 500

Patients with metabolic syndrome: 600

Annual number of new cases of endocrine orbitopathy: 600

 

Focus areas

Diagnostic confirmation and therapy of nodular goiters and immune thyreopathies including endocrine orbitopathies (e.g., Graves' disease), treatment of particularly rare or severe conditions such as thyroid hormone resistance and neuroendocrine tumors.

Interdisciplinary care for benign and malignant disorders of the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland. Other focus areas are the diagnosis and treatment of adrenal masses, osteology, andrology, secondary forms of diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome, and metabolic syndrome.

 

Special consultations

  • Thyroid
  • Diabetes
  • PCOS
  • Endocrine tumors
  • Pediatric transition consultations
  • Group instruction

 

Fields of Research

  • Studies investigating pituitary gland failure in patients with craniocerebral injury or subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Prognostic parameters and pharmacological therapy of adenomas of the pituitary gland
  • Somatostatin analogue therapy
  • Acromegaly and sleep apnea syndrome; impact on body composition
  • Tumor endocrinology, pathobiochemistry and clinical aspects of thyroid carcinomas; metabolic risk in cardiovascular disease (Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study)

 

Number of patients

Inpatient: 700

Outpatient: 3,790

 

Staff

Our clinic employs 10 physicians, including 4 endocrinology and diabetology specialists, and specialists in andrology, laboratory diagnostics, emergency medicine, and radiology. In addition to the physicians, there are 30 nurses, 11% of whom have advanced specialized training in the clinic's fields.