University Hospital Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Diagnosis and conservative treatment of duchenne muscular dystrophy (program ID: 75677)


Helmuth Steinmetz

Prof. Dr. med.

Helmuth Steinmetz

Department of Neurology

Specialized in: neurology

Publications keyboard_arrow_down
  1. Steinmetz H, Volkmann J, Jäncke L, Freund HJ (1991) Anatomical left-right asymmetry of language-related temporal cortex is different in left- and right-handers. Ann Neurol 29: 315-319.
  2. Schlaug G, Jäncke L, Huang Y, Steinmetz H (1995) In vivo evidence of structural brain asymmetry in musicians. Science 267: 699-701.
  3. Siebler M, Nachtmann A, Sitzer M, Rose G, Kleinschmidt A, Rademacher J, Steinmetz H (1995) Cerebral microembolism and the risk of ischemia in asymptomatic high-grade internal carotid artery stenosis. Stroke 26: 2184-2186.
  4. Lohmann G, von Cramon DY, Steinmetz H (1999). Sulcal variability of twins. Cereb Cortex 9: 754-63.
  5. Lüders E, Narr KL, Thompson PM, Woods RP, Rex DE, Jäncke L, Steinmetz H, Toga AW (2004) Gender differences in cortical complexity. Nat Neurosci 7: 799-800.
  6. Foerch C, Misselwitz B, Sitzer M, Berger K, Steinmetz H, Neumann-Haefelin T (2005) Difference in recognition of right and left hemispheric stroke. Lancet 366: 392-393.
  7. Singer OC, Humpich MC, Laufs H, Lanfermann H, Steinmetz H, Neumann-Haefelin T (2006) Conjugate eye deviation in acute stroke: incidence, hemispheric asymmetry, and lesion pattern. Stroke 37: 2726-2732.
  8. Neumann-Haefelin T, Steinmetz H (2007) Time is brain: is MRI the clock? Curr Opin Neurol 20: 410-416.
  9. Jung CS, Foerch C, Schänzer, Heck A, Plate KH, Seifert V, Steinmetz H, Raabe A, Sitzer M (2007) Serum GFAP is a diagnostic marker for glioblastoma multiforme. Brain 130: 3336-3341.
  10. Wahl M, Lauterbach-Soon B, Hattingen E, Jung P, Singer O, Volz S, Klein JC, Steinmetz H, Ziemann U (2007) Human motor corpus callosum: topography, somatotopy, and link between microstructure and function. J Neurosci 27: 12132-12138.
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Frankfurt is a part of the Neurology and Neurosurgery Center. The head of the Department is Prof. Dr. med. Helmuth Steinmetz. The Department has comprehensive capabilities for the treatment of neurologic diseases on both inpatient and outpatient basis. An interdisciplinary range of clinical services completes special treatment methods.

The main focuses of the Department at the University Hospital Frankfurt include:

  • Diagnosis (electrophysiological, ultrasound, CSF diagnosis)
  • Epilepsy Center Rhein-Main
  • Center for the Treatment of Cerebral Vessels
  • Neurooncology
  • Movement disorders
  • Clinical neuropsychology
  • Therapy for speech and swallowing disorders

The Epilepsy Center Rhein-Main at the University Hospital Frankfurt offers patients a comprehensive aid on all issues concerning epilepsy. Due to a close cooperation among the Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Pediatrics, including the Units of Neuropediatrics and Obstetrics, Institute of Neuroradiology and many other diagnostic and therapeutic institutions of the University Hospital, there is provided a highly specialized, high-class and interdisciplinary medical care.

Moreover, the Department of Neurology under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Helmuth Steinmetz is actively involved into the activity of the Center for the Treatment of Cerebral Vessels. The focuses of the Center are:

  • Stroke
  • Stroke prevention
  • Intracranial aneurysms
  • Intracranial hemorrhage

Frankfurt am Main is the center for neurological researchers that houses not only clinical and therapeutic neurological institutions at the University Hospital Frankfurt, but also other big institutions. This productive environment promotes and encourages the further development of the Department of Neurology, headed by Prof. Dr. med. Helmuth Steinmetz.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • neurological examination
    • reflexes
    • muscle strength
    • muscle tone
    • senses of touch and sight
    • coordination
    • balance
  • EKG, lung function tests
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • enzyme tests
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • muscle biopsy
  • electromyography (EMG)
  • pulmonary function tests
  • brain CT/ MRI
  • cerebrovascular doppler ultrasound
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bed shared room
  • explanation of future recommendations
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The program includes:

  • Translation of medical documents up to 4 pages
  • Interpreter up to 3 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 8 pages
  • Interpreter up to 5 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 8 hours
  • Insurance in case of extra expenses for the treatment of foreign patients
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 10 hours
  • Insurance in case of extra expenses for the treatment of foreign patients
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 15 hours
  • Insurance in case of extra expenses for the treatment of foreign patients
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 25 hours
  • Insurance in case of extra expenses for the treatment of foreign patients
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
Total costs:

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