University Hospital Dusseldorf

Duesseldorf, Germany


Polyneuropathy diagnosis (program ID: 83315)


Hans-Peter Hartung

Prof. Dr. med.

Hans-Peter Hartung

Department of Neurology

Specialized in: neurology

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Prof. Hartung studierte Medizin an den Universitäten Düsseldorf, Glasgow, Oxford und London. Approbation 1980.

1980-1982 wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter im Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie der Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, wo er 1981 promovierte.

Neurologische Facharztausbildung an der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf. 1987 Habilitation. Von 1990-1997 war er als C3-Professor, stellvertretender Direktor der Neurologischen Klinik und Leiter der Klinischen Forschungsgruppe für Multiple Sklerose an der Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg tätig.

1997 folgte er einem Ruf auf den Lehrstuhl für Neurologie an die Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz. Seit 2001 ist er Lehrstuhlinhaber und Direktor der Neurologischen Klinik an der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf.

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The Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Dusseldorf offers diagnosis and treatment of all diseases of the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system) and muscles with the use of the most advanced methods. These diseases include strokes, meningitis, herniated discs, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis as well as diseases associated with dementia, such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer`s diseases. The head of the Department is Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Hans-Peter Hartung.  

The Department has a special focus in the field of emergency diagnosis and treatment of stroke. The Stroke Unit certified by the German Stroke Society and the German Stroke Foundation as the Stroke Unit of supra-regional importance enables the best diagnosis and treatment of strokes and pre-stroke conditions. These services are provided in a close cooperation with the Departments of Radiology, Vascular and Neurosurgery, Cardiology and Hemostasiology. 

Moreover, the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Dusseldorf also specializes in the treatment of inflammatory and degenerative diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nervous system and muscles. 

The Department under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Hans-Peter Hartung is an internationally recognized center for diagnosis and treatment of strokes, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, chronic polyneuritis, associated neuroimmunological diseases and Parkinson’s disease. 

The main treatment focuses of the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Dusseldorf are:

  • Cerebrovascular diseases (stroke, transient circulation disorders, the so-called transient ischemic attack, hemorrhage),
  • Neuroimmunological diseases of the brain, spinal cord (e.g., multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica),
  • Immune-mediated diseases of the peripheral nervous system (e.g. Guillain-Barre syndrome, CIDP) and polyneuropathy,
  • Neuromuscular diseases (e.g. severe myasthenia, polymyositis, dermatomyositis, inclusion body myositis),
  • Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders,
  • Neurological diseases in case of HIV-infections
  • Diagnosis and treatment of dementia and pain syndromes 

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
    • vitamin B analysis 
    • immune screening
    • blood glucose  
  • neurological examination
  • CT/MRI scan  (one region)
  • neuropsychological tests (on indications):
    • ENMG (electroneuromyography)
    • EEG (electroencephalography)
    • SEPs (somatosensory evoked potentials)
    • VEPs (visually evoked potentials)
    • BAEP tests (brainstem auditory evoked potential)
  • differential diagnosis with other 
  • neurological diseases
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
     
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