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Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis (program ID: 302483)

University Hospital Muenster

location_on Muenster, Germany
9.8/10 from 78 Votes
Specialized hospital
Heymut Omran

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Heymut Omran

Specialized in: pediatric and adolescent medicine, general pediatrics

The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, General Pediatrics at the University Hospital Muenster deals with the treatment of children and adolescents of all age groups and with all diseases. To meet various requirements depending on diseases and age, the Department has a variety of units and outpatient clinics. For providing child health care, there is maintained an active cooperation with various fields within general pediatrics and with other departments of the University Hospital Münster. The Department is headed by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heymut Omran, pediatrician with a special qualification in pediatric pulmonology, endocrinology, diabetology and neuropediatrics. 

The University Hospital Muenster is distinguished due to the fact that all necessary disciplines needed for an optimal treatment of such small patients are under one roof and closely cooperate. Specifically, these include pediatric surgery, pediatric cardiac surgery, pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric urology, human genetics, dental and maxillofacial surgery, otolaryngology). An interdisciplinary pediatric intensive care unit of the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at the University Hospital Münster provides medical care to all patients in the Intensive Care Unit of the Center for Pediatric Medicine. 

The main treatment focuses of the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heymut Omran at the University Hospital Muenster are:

  • Rare diseases
  • Congenital metabolic disorders
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Neonatology
  • Pediatric intensive care medicine
  • Pediatric nephrology
  • Pediatric pneumonology
  • Pediatric gastroenterology
  • Pediatric endocrinology and diabetology
  • Neuropediatrics
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Psychosomatics
  • Social pediatrics
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Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • neurological examination:
    • reflexes
    • muscle strength
    • muscle tone
    • senses of touch and sight
    • coordination
    • balance
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical blood test (creatine kinase)
    • inflammation markers (CRP, ESR)
    • blood coagulation analysis (aPTT, PT, INR)
    • hormone test (TSH, parathormone)
    • vitamin test (B12, D)
    • genetic testing (SMN1, SMN2)
  • electroencephalography (EEG)
  • cerebrovascular doppler ultrasound
  • electromyography (EMG)
  • CT/ MRI of head and neck (if indicated clinically,
    additional cost is 650/1200€)
  • muscle biopsy with histological study
    (if indicated clinically, additional cost is 2500€)
  • nursing services
  • treatment by head doctor and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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