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Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis and conservative treatment (program ID: 302450)

DKD HELIOS Clinic Wiesbaden

location_on Wiesbaden, Germany
9.2/10 from 5 Votes
Specialized hospital
Till Sprenger

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Till Sprenger

Specialized in: neurology

The Department of Neurology  at the DKD HELIOS Clinic Wiesbaden offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of all neurological diseases on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. In addition, a specialized day clinic operates in the department. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Till Sprenger.

The department is focused on providing individual medical care of the highest level . A great advantage of the department is scientific cooperation with other Neurology Centers in Germany and Europe. If desired, patients can also participate in clinical trials, which in some cases are the only treatment in the case of nervous system pathology.

The diagnostic options of the department include:

  • Neurography, electromyography (EMG)
  • Assessment of skin vascular reactions
  • Quantitative sensory testing
  • Registration of somatosensory, visual, auditory and motor evoked potentials
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Ultrasound examination of the vessels, muscles and nerves
  • Muscle and fat tissue, nerve, skin biopsy
  • Electronystagmography
  • Posturography
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Neuropsychological diagnostics
  • Physiotherapeutic functional diagnostics
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Multilayer spiral computed tomography and conventional radiography
  • PET-CT
  • Other diagnostic examinations

Most often the specialists of the department have to deal with the following pathologies:

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Walking abnormalities and Parkinson's disease
  • Dystonia
  • Headache and migraine
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Memory impairment/dementia
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Dizziness and balance disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Diseases of the pelvic organs caused by a neurological factor
  • Other diseases
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Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • neurological examination:
    • somatosensory evoked potentials
    • reflexes
    • muscle strength
    • muscle tone
    • senses of touch and sight
    • coordination
    • balance
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • enzyme tests
    • inflammation indicators
    • BSG
    • creatine kinase (CK)
    • immunoelectrophoresis
    • vitamin B12, vitamin D
    • thyroid parameters
    • parathormone
    • genetic testing for bi-allelic deletion
      of exon 7 of the SMN1 gene
  • electromyography (EMG)
  • brain and neck CT/ MRI
  • muscle biopsy if indicated
  • X-ray of the chest
  • CSF puncture with nervous water examination
  • cerebrovascular doppler ultrasound
  • consultation of related specialists
  • symptomatic specific treatment (the cost of Nusinersen is not included)
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • control examinations
  • full hospital accommodation
  • developing of further guidance
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