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Department of paediatrics and adolescent medicine

Dr. med. Arpad von Moers
paediatrics, neuropaediatrics

About the department

The department of paediatrics and adolescent medicine at Academic Hospital DRK Berlin-Westend is engaged in the medical care of newborns, infants, children and their parents. The clinic for newborns has at its disposal 12 beds, and the paediatrics clinic is equipped with 55 beds. The department works in close cooperation with a department of diabetology. Furthermore, the paediatrics department has a certified child protection outpatient clinic and has organised a child protection hotline available all around the clock. It's worth mentioning that the head physician of the department is on the scientific advisory board of the German Society for Muscle Diseases and is a member of the World Muscle Society. 

The department is focused on children and parental medical care. Qualified doctors provide a diagnostic and treatment of newborns' diseases. The medical focus of the department includes the treatment of children and adolescents with diabetes and family training. Based on the department, particular areas such as diabetology, pneumology, allergology and neuromuscular diseases area were established. In addition, children with neurological diseases, including neuromuscular, movement disorders, and epilepsies, are treated at the department. 

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnostics:

  • echocardiography
  • transabdominal ultrasound
  • skull and brain sonography
  • spine sonography
  • Doppler sonography
  • X-ray with contrast media
  • magnetic resonance imaging 
  • computer tomography
  • electrophysiological examinations
  • waking and sleeping EEG, 24-hour EEG
  • polysomnography
  • video double-image camera
  • muscle biopsy

Diabetology:

  • insulin injections
  • blood sugar measurement lessons
  • insulin dosage calculation lessons
  • nutrition advice

Physiotherapy:

  • neurophysiological therapy, according to the Bobath concept
  • sensory integration treatment
  • respiratory therapy
  • multidimensional development therapy based on Voijta

Nutritiology:

  • diabetes mellitus diet
  • cystic fibrosis diet
  • celiac disease diet
  • diet for congenital metabolic disorders 
  • diet in gastrointestinal diseases

Neurology:

  • epilepsy 
  • movement disorders 
  • neuromuscular diseases 
  • inflammatory diseases 
  • phakomatoses
  • complex developmental disorders
  • perinatal damage to the nervous system
  • congenital malformation syndromes
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1987 Doctorate at the Free University of Berlin

Experience

  • Founding of the Social Pediatric Center (SPZ) at the Children's Clinic of the FU Berlin
  • 1992-1994 work in the SPZ
  • Founding of the 'Muscle Center Berlin' of the German Society for Muscle Diseases
  • (DGM), since then spokesman for the Berlin muscle centre
  • 1999-2005 Head senior physician at the clinic for paediatrics with specialisation in neurology and senior physician at the children's clinic on the Virchow-Klinikum campus of the Charité University Hospital Berlin
  • Since 2005 Chief Physician at the Clinic for Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine in the DRK Kliniken Berlin Westend
  • 2008 Habilitation in the field of child and adolescent medicine at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Awards, memberships, publications

  • On the board and the scientific advisory board of the German Society for Muscle Diseases
  • Scientific Advisory Board of the Alliance for Chronic Rare Diseases (ACHSE)
  • Member of the World Muscle Society
  • Member of the German Society for Child and Adolescent Medicine
  • Member of the German Society for Neuropediatrics
  • Member of the Berlin Society for Children and Adolescent Medicine
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