University Hospital Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of guillain-barre syndrome (program ID: 75681)

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

Department of Neurology at University Hospital Frankfurt is part of the Center of Neurology and Neurosurgery of the hospital.

Frankfurt am Main is a neuroscience-particularly profiled location, which includes in addition to the clinical and theoretical neuroscience centers in the Goethe University major non-university institutions in the immediate vicinity. This creative composite contributes to our clinical strengths and is added incentive. In our clinic we perform diagnostics of neurological diseases, treat epilepsy, cerebral vascular and neuro tumor. In addition, we also provide therapy for movement disorders.


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
  • neuropsychological tests:
    • ENMG (electroneuromyography)
    • EEG (electroencephalography)
    • SEPs (somatosensory evoked potentials)
    • VEPs (visually evoked potentials)
    • BAEP tests (brainstem auditory evoked potential)
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • enzyme tests
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • spinal tap (lumbar puncture)
  • nerve conduction studies
  • repetitive nerve stimulation
  • electromyography (EMG) daily monitoring
  • pulmonary function tests
  • brain CT/ MRI
  • cerebrovascular doppler ultrasound
  • contrast MRI blood vessels examination
  • 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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About hospital

Universitätsklinikum Frankfurt ist the affiliated hospital of Goethe University Frankfurt.  Founded in 1914, it is a famous and traditional hospital in Germany.  Approximately 49,000 inpatients and 220,000 outpatients are treated in this clinic every year. The best possible medical care for  patients is very important in the 32 specialized clinics and clinical theoretical institutes.

The close relation to science - the hospital operate together with 20 research institutes in medical faculty - ensures the patients a timely transfer of new medical discoveries in the therapeutic practice.  More than 4,000 employees (doctors, nurses and many other professionals) take care of our patients around the clock.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.