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University Hospital Cologne

Cologne, Germany


Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis and conservative treatment (program ID: 302468)


Jörg Dötsch

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Jörg Dötsch

Department of Pediatrics

Specialized in: pediatrics
Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down
  • 1986 - 1989 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.
  • 1989 - 1990 University College Dublin, Ireland.
  • 1990 - 1993 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.
  • 1993-1998 Research Assistant in the Department of Pediatrics at the University Hospital Giessen.
  • 1994 Thesis.
  • 1998 - 2004 Fellow and Head of the Department of Pediatrics at the University Hospital Erlangen.
  • 2000 Professorship.
  • Since 2008, Professor W-2 (for life).
  • Since 2010, Head of the Department and Polyclinic of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, University of Cologne.

Clinical focuses

  • Neonatology.
  • Pediatric endocrinology and diabetology.
  • Pediatric nephrology.
  • Hypertensiology.

Membership in professional societies

  • German Society of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.
  • German Society of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology (DGKED) e.V.
  • German Nutrition Society (DGE).
  • German Society of Pediatric Nephrology.
  • Society of Neonatology and Pediatric Intensive Care Medicine.
  • European Society of Pediatric Clinical Research.

Awards

  • 1986 - 1996 Scholarship (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes).
  • 1999 Jürgen Bierich Award of the Society of Pediatric Endocrinology (APE) DGE.
  • 2000 Young Investigator Award of the European Society of Pediatric Society (ESPE): "For substantial achievements in the field of pediatric endocrinology".
  • Young Investigator Award of the German Society of Hypertension. Subject: Evidence for change of 11-beta-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase Activity during infancy and childhood, Heidelberg.
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The Department of Pediatrics at the University Hospital Cologne under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jörg Dötsch treats children and adolescents using innovative methods and an individual medical care. The specialists of the department provide both inpatient and outpatient diagnosis and treatment of all conditions, including intensive care. The staff of the department is about 400 people.

The doctors of the department are highly experienced in the treatment of acute diseases, extremely premature newborns and children with chronic diseases.

The service range of the department includes: 

  • Specialized Outpatient Department and General Polyclinic (obesity, diabetes, endocrinology, osteology and metabolic disorders, rheumatology)
  • Gastroenterology and hepatology
  • Intensive Care
  • Neonatology
  • Nephrology, immunology and hypertension
  • Neuropediatrics
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Pediatric oncology and hematology
  • Pulmonology and allergology
  • Psychosomatics
  • Center for Social Pediatrics
  • Pediatric specialized surgery (Department of General, Visceral and Tumor Surgery)

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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