St. Lukas Clinic Solingen
Department of Neurology with Kplus Stroke Unit Solingen (303042)
Specialized in: neurology
The Department of Neurology in St. Lukas Clinic in Solingen treats diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system, as well as muscles. The treatment is especially focused on cerebrovascular diseases (strokes), inflammation of the brain, cerebral meninges, spinal cord or cranial nerves, e.g., multiple sclerosis, meningitis, as well as functional disorders of the brain and peripheral nerves after traumas. The Head of the Department is Prof. Dr. med. Marcel Dihné.
In addition to the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, motor disorders and dementia, the Department of Neurology treats muscle diseases (myopathies), disorders of the neuromuscular transmission and peripheral nerves, as well as anterior horn diseases. To this end, the Department has a well-equipped Electrophysiology Laboratory, where specialists use evoked potentials, neurographies and myographies. Together with the cooperating partners, there are carried out special genetic tests and biopsies of the muscles or nerves.
The Unit of Epileptology treats paroxysmal neurological disorders. These primarily include epilepsy, as well as syncope and other diseases accompanied with impaired consciousness. There is a differentiation between epileptic and other seizures, as well as the division of epileptic seizures into epilepsy and occasional seizures. The EGG Laboratory has at its disposal a mobile digital EEG measuring system, as well as a mobile device for prolonged EEG monitoring and several computer-aided estimation systems.
The inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system make up another priority focus of the Department. Multiple sclerosis is the most common chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system. The treatment is based on the management of seizures. It is mostly achieved with the use of cortisone, long-term immunomodulatory therapy, as well as symptomatic treatment (treatment of spasticity, fatigue) and physio-and occupational therapy.
Since December 2009, the Kplus Stroke Center has been the certified Stroke Unit awarded with LGA Intercert Certificate for a special treatment quality of patients with stroke. The Unit has five certified beds. The specialized Laboratory, which is part of the Unit, detects causes of stroke (stenosis / occlusion of blood vessels) using extra- and intracranial Doppler and duplex scanning. In addition, depending on the situation, there are carried out additional chemical or electrophysiological tests (EEG, evoked potentials). The treatment is provided in close cooperation with the Departments of Internal Medicine, Radiology. After discharging from the Stroke Unit the patient stays in the usual department. At this stage doctors continue the initiated therapies and start rehabilitative procedures.
The Department of Neurology is focused on the diagnosis and treatment of the following diseases:
- Malignant tumors
- Diseases accompanied with dizziness and eye movement disorders
- Sciatic nerve diseases
- Parkinson's disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Solingen, Germany