Otto-von-Guericke-Universitaet Magdeburg (OVGU) has a distinctive profile. It aims to create a lean and sharply defined structure with its main focus of expertise in the traditional areas of engineering, natural sciences and medicine. It also views economics, management, social sciences and humanities as essential disciplines for a modern university in the information age.
The Clinic of Nephrology, Hypertension, Diabetes and Endocrinology of OVGU is the tertiary centre situated in the capital of Saxony-Anhalt/Germany. Inpatient care of approximately 2,000 patients and outpatient care for 3,500 patients per year with special focus on end-organ damage caused by diabetes, such as chronic kidney disease, diabetic foot syndrome, are provided. In the last eight years technologies with temperature and pressure sensor equipped insoles have been developed that allow for an App-based telemedical surveillance strategy to detect early changes of foot integrity and inflammatory diseases. A randomised IIT has been completed (286 patients) in type 2 diabetes with regular measurements over a mean of 24 months (80.000 measurements total). The Clinic is involved in other institutional and industrial trials that address medical needs of patients with diabetes and kidney diseases. The centre is also involved in experimenting apps for polyneuropathy diagnosis. The Diabetes staff includes 3 diabetologists involved in the research activities.
Role within MELISSA
OVGU acts as one of four study centres that conduct the clinical study to validate the artificial intelligence-based mobile application.