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Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis and conservative treatment (program ID: 302584)

Hospital Gummersbach Oberberg

location_on Gummersbach, Germany
9.6/10 from 23 Votes
Specialized hospital
Roland Adelmann

Head Physician
Dr. med.

Roland Adelmann

Specialized in: pediatrics, neonatology

The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine provides treatment of all somatic diseases in children from premature infants and up to adolescents. The department specializes in neonatology and epileptology. The team of the department consists of three senior doctors, eight assistants and a competent medical staff. The department is headed by Dr. med. Roland Adelmann specializes in neonatology and epileptology. 

The main focuses of the department include:

  • Diseases of the central nervous system
  • Allergic diseases of the nose, lungs and skin
  • Intensive care of premature and newborn babies
  • Endocrinological diseases, including diabetes and thyroid diseases
  • General pediatric spectrum with the use of ultrasound for all body organs, including heart 
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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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