Prof. Markus Ketteler joins Sanifit’s Scientific Advisory Commitee
Prof. Dr. Markus Ketteler (Professor of Medicine and Division Chief of Nephrology at Klinikum Coburg, Germany), has joined the Advisory Board of Sanifit.
He is a prominent nephrologist and member of the KDIGO workgroup on global guidelines for “Chronic Kidney Disease – Mineral and Bone Disorders” (CKD-MBD). He has published widely, particularly on the pathophysiology and treatment cardiovascular disease and extra-osseous calcification and in patients with chronic kidney disease.
The German Calciphylaxis Registry, globally the largest of its kind, was initiated by Prof. Dr. Ketteler at the University Hospital in Aachen, to enhance the understanding and treatment of the disease. Calciphylaxis is a rare but serious disease, characterized by progressive painful, necrotic, calcific skin ulcerations and calcification of blood vessels. It occurs mainly but not exclusively in patients with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).