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Academic Hospital Schlosspark Berlin

location_on Berlin, Germany
9.7/10 from 23 Votes

Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis and conservative treatment (program ID: 302575)

Thomas Lempert

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Thomas Lempert

Specialized in: neurology

Department of Neurology

The range of the services of the Department of Neurology at the Schlosspark-Klinik includes diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic diseases of the nervous and muscular system. A team of doctors under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Lempert specializes in the treatment of neuromuscular diseases, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, dizziness and balance disorders.

The Schlosspark-Klinik is a member of the Berlin Stroke Alliance. To provide various research methods of clinical neurophysiology, the Department of Neurology under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Lempert has all cutting-edge techniques, including cortical magnetic stimulation and video-oculography.

Within the Schlosspark-Klinik and its area, the Department maintains close collaboration with the MRI Unit as well as with the doctors of neurosurgical practice. The functions of the operating inpatient and outpatient Department of Physiotherapy include, i.a., training at balance disorders and loss of support, back school, Parkinson therapy and Bobath physiotherapy.

Diseases / treatment focuses

  • Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders
  • Gait impairment
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Myasthenia
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Stroke and Stroke Unit
  • Dizziness and balance disorders
  • Chronic neurologic pains 
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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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