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University Hospital Essen

Essen, Germany


Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis and conservative treatment (program ID: 302598)


Ursula Felderhoff-Müser

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Ursula Felderhoff-Müser

Department of Pediatrics I / Perinatal Center (Neonatology, Pediatric Intensive Care Medicine, Neuropediatrics)

Specialized in: pediatrics, neonatology, pediatric intensive care medicine, neuropediatrics
Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down
  • 1984-1991 Studium der Humanmedizin in Saarbrücken, Wien und Heidelberg. Anschließend promovierte Sie an der Universität Heidelberg.
  • 1993 Ausbildung zur Fachärztin in der Klinik für Neuropädiatrie, Heidelberg
  • 1997 Abschluss zur Fachärztin an der Charité, Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • 1997 - 1998 Research Fellowship des Weston Laboratory, Dept. of Paediatrics, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College in London
  • 1998 Wechsel zur Klinik für Neonatologie auf dem Campus Virchow Klinikum der Charité
  • 1999 Young Investigators Award der European Society for Pediatric
  • 2000 Oberärztin
  • 2003 Habilitation für das Fach Kinderheilkunde
  • 2006 Research Forschungspreis der Gesellschaft für Neonatologie und pädiatrische Intensivmedizin (GNPI)
  • Seit November 2008 Direktorin der Klinik für Kinderheilkunde 1 mit den Schwerpunkten Neonatologie, Pädiatrische Intensivmedizin und Neuropädiatrie am Universitätsklinikum Essen
  • Seit April 2011 Vorstandsmitglied der Stiftung Universitätsmedizin Essen

 

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The Department of Pediatrics I / Perinatal Center at the Essen University Hospital under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Ursula Felderhoff-Müser specializes in such disciplines as neonatology, pediatric intensive care medicine, pediatric neurology with the Social Pediatric Centre (SPZ). The Section of Neonatology at the Department of Pediatrics I deals with the treatment of sick newborns and premature babies at the age up to 28 days after an estimated delivery date.

The Department of Pediatrics I has 25 beds, 10 of them are in the Intensive Care Unit, which is equipped with the state-of-the-art technology. The Intensive Care Unit is part of the Level I Perinatal Center within the Mother and Child Centre at the Essen University Hospital. There are annually treated about 2,350 inpatients and 3,000 outpatients. 

The focuses of the Department of Pediatrics I under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Ursula Felderhoff-Müser are:

Neonatology 

The range of therapeutic services of the Section of Neonatology includes all neonatal diseases, such as congenital and acquired infections and metabolic disorders. Another focus is on the following: Level I Perinatal Center, Specialized Center for very premature infants (birth weight<1000 g), children with congenital pathologies, as well as neonatal neurology. 

Pediatric Intensive Care Medicine

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is focused on
the treatment of very premature babies, acute and chronic lung diseases, congenital genetic diseases and congenital development defects, in particular, of the brain, heart and other organ systems. 

Neuropediatrics 

The Section of Neuropediatrics at the Essen University Hospital specializes in diagnosis, treatment and long-term care of children with neuromuscular, neurodegenerative and neurometabolic diseases, epilepsy, malformations of the central nervous system, pediatric headaches and infections of the central nervous system, as well as in the neurological development of very small premature babies. 

The Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Ursula Felderhoff-Müser together with the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics is part of the Mother and Child Center at the Essen University Hospital. There is maintained tight cooperation with other disciplines of the Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine and with the Department of Pediatric Surgery at the Essen University Hospital. 

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
  • symptomatic treatment 
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation
  • developing of further guidance
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