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Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis (program ID: 302534)

Academic Hospital Nordwest Frankfurt am Main

location_on Frankfurt am Main, Germany
8.8/10 from 24 Votes
Specialized hospital
Uta Meyding-Lamadé

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Uta Meyding-Lamadé

Specialized in: neurology

The Department of Neurology at the Hospital Nordwest treats patients with brain and spinal cord diseases of all kinds, as well as diseases of nerves and muscles. The Stroke Unit has 8 beds, the Intensive Care Unit has 4 beds and the specialized Neurological Intensive Care Unit includes 8 beds. Chief physician of the Department is Prof. Dr. med. Uta Meyding-Lamadé.

The Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Uta Meyding-Lamadé specializes in the treatment of acute stroke, care of patients with impaired consciousness, inflammations of the nervous system, autoimmune diseases of the nervous system, especially multiple sclerosis, as well as neuromuscular diseases, such as myasthenia gravis. In collaboration with the Department of Traumatology and Spine Surgery of the Hospital Nordwest, there can be provided the required limited (neuro)surgical treatment, for example, in case of a large intracranial hematoma and diseases of the intervertebral discs. 

To carry out special neurological examinations, the Hospital Nordwest has its private CSF Laboratory, Neurophysiology Laboratory (EEG, EP, NLG, EMG) and Doppler Ultrasound Laboratory. 

The main treatment focuses of the Department of Neurology at the Hospital Nordwest under the direction of Prof. Uta Meyding-Lamadé are:
 

  • Neurological intensive care and intensive therapy
  • Stroke Unit
  • Diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system, such as an acute inflammation of the meninges (meningitis) and inflammation of the brain tissue (encephalitis)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of benign brain tumors
  • Diagnosis and treatment of malignant brain tumors
  • Diagnosis and treatment of neuroimmunological diseases, including acute post/ parainfectious polyneuroradiculitis (Guillain-Barré syndrome) and subacute, chronic variants
  • Diagnosis and treatment of other neurovascular diseases
  • Diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy
  • Diagnosis and treatment of degenerative diseases of the nervous system
  • Diagnosis and treatment of demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system
  • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the meninges
  • Diagnosis and treatment of extrapyramidal and movement disorders, such as Parkinson's disease
  • Diagnosis and treatment of geriatric diseases
  • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the field of neuromuscular junction and muscles, such as myasthenia 
  • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the nerves, nerve roots and nerve plexuses
  • Diagnosis and treatment of the polyneuropathy and diseases of the peripheral nervous system
  • Diagnosis and treatment of systemic atrophy that mainly affects the central nervous system
  • Diagnosis and treatment of cerebral palsy and other palsy syndromes
  • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the brain vessels
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Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • neurological examination:
    • reflexes
    • muscle strength
    • muscle tone
    • senses of touch and sight
    • coordination
    • balance
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical blood test (creatine kinase)
    • inflammation markers (CRP, ESR)
    • blood coagulation analysis (aPTT, PT, INR)
    • hormone test (TSH, parathormone)
    • vitamin test (B12, D)
    • genetic testing (SMN1, SMN2)
  • electroencephalography (EEG)
  • cerebrovascular doppler ultrasound
  • electromyography (EMG)
  • CT/ MRI of head and neck (if indicated clinically,
    additional cost is 650/1200€)
  • muscle biopsy with histological study
    (if indicated clinically, additional cost is 2500€)
  • nursing services
  • treatment by head doctor and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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