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Departments of neurology and epileptology

Prof. Dr. med. Uta Meyding-Lamade
neurology, epileptology

About the department

The departments of neurology and epileptology at Nordwest Hospital Frankfurt am Main treats patients with central and peripheral nervous system diseases, including nerves and muscle diseases. The department has 91 inpatient beds and is one of the largest neurological centres in Germany. The department also has a certified Stroke Unit with seven beds equipped with monitoring systems to monitor vital signs. In life-threatening conditions, patients are taken care of by a professional resuscitation team in the intensive care unit. For accurate, timely diagnosis, the medical team uses a Doppler sonographic laboratory and cerebrospinal fluid laboratories for neurological studies. When planning a treatment regimen, the department's neurologists always consider the patient's age, his clinical picture and the presence of concomitant diseases.

The medical team pays special attention to patients with hemorrhagic and ischemic strokes, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis and brain tumours. Doctors specialize in the conservative treatment of the nervous system, using only highly effective medicines from trusted manufacturers. The department is certified as a Multiple Sclerosis Center, so neurologists successfully use modern treatment options to control pathology and prevent disability. Treating epilepsy is also one of the priorities of the medical team. Doctors use antiepileptic and anticonvulsant drugs to reduce the number of epileptic seizures. In addition to drug therapy, doctors prescribe supportive methods such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and psychotherapy.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis:

  • Stroke
  • Cerebral infarction
  • Bleeding in the brain
  • Inflammation of the central nervous system
  • Autoimmune diseases of the nervous system
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Epilepsy and seizures 
  • Cerebral aneurysms
  • Brain tumours 
  • Headaches

Diagnostic: 

  • Anamnesis 
  • Neurological examination 
  • Laboratory analysis (blood and urine)
  • Ultrasound examination 
  • Doppler and duplex sonography 
  • Electroencephalography (EEG) 
  • Electromyography (measures muscle response in response to a nerve's stimulation) 
  • Computer tomography (CT scan) 
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) 
  • Positron emission tomography (PET) 
  • Spinal tap (collecting a small sample of cerebrospinal fluid for examination)
  • Catheter angiography (an injection of contrast material to examine blood vessels)

Treatment: 

  • Drug therapy 
  • Pain management 
  • Intensive care 
  • Physical therapy 
  • Occupational therapy 
  • Speech therapy 
  • Physiotherapy 
  • Manual therapy 
  • Neurorehabilitation 
  • Psychotherapy
  • Other treatment services
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 2005 Additional qualification in Neurological Intensive Care
  • 2003 Additional qualification in Quality Management in Healthcare
  • 2000 Habilitation. Subject: "In vivo studies of the pathogenesis of encephalitis caused by herpes simplex virus."
  • 1999 Board certification in Neurology
  • 1997 Additional qualification in Emergency Care
  • 1991 Doctoral thesis defence in medicine and admission to medical practice
  • 1989 - 1992 Intern and then Assistant Physician in the Department of Neuroradiology at the University Hospital Heidelberg
  • 1982 - 1989 Study of Human Medicine, Heidelberg University (Germany), Institute of Neurology, University of Glasgow (UK), University of Memphis, Tennessee (USA) – scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Experience

  • 2015 Head of the Institute of International Medicine and Telemedicine Frankfurt
  • 2013 - 2016 Medical Director of the Hospital Nordwest Frankfurt am Main
  • 2011 - 2013 Deputy Medical Director of the Hospital Nordwest Frankfurt am Main
  • 2011 Professor of Neurology at the University Brunei Darussalam
  • 2010 Chief Physician, Stroke Rehabilitation Center, Brunei Darussalam
  • 2010 Appointed as Member of the Drug Commission of the German Medical Association
  • 2007 Chief Physician, Stroke Unit, Hospital Hofheim am Taunus
  • 2005 Chief Physician of the Department of Neurology and Epileptology at the Hospital Nordwest Frankfurt am Main
  • 2005 Professor of Neurology at the Heidelberg University
  • 2000 Senior Physician in the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Heidelberg
  • 2000 Chief Physician of the Polyclinic of Neurology at the University Hospital Heidelberg
  • 1992 - 1999 Assistant Physician in the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Heidelberg

Awards, memberships, publications

  • German Neurological Society
  • Working Group on Neurological Intensive Care
  • European Neurological Society
  • Working Group on Multiple Sclerosis
  • Professional Association of German Neurologists
  • German Society for Clinical Neurophysiology and Functional Imaging
  • German Stroke Foundation (Regional Representative in Frankfurt)
  • Scientific Advisory Board of the German Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Working Group on Stroke, Organization for Healthcare Quality Management of the State of Hesse
  • Committee for Multiple Sclerosis Treatment with Immunomodulatory Drugs
  • International Scientific Working Group on the Tick-Borne Encephalitis
  • German National Commission for Poliomyelitis, Robert Koch Institute
  • Badge of Honour of the City of Frankfurt am Main
  • Telemedicine Prize of the German Society of Telemedicine
  • Noble Title of the Sultan of Brunei
  • 1994 First Prize for Research in Clinical Virology awarded by the German Society for Virology, Annual Meeting of the German Society for Virology
  • 1996 Poster Award at the Annual Meeting of the German Neurological Society, Göttingen
  • 1997 Poster Award at the Annual Meeting of the German Neurological Society, Dresden
  • 1999 Poster Award at the Annual Meeting of the German Working Group on Neurological Intensive Care, Karlsruhe
  • 2000 Experimental Poster Award on Herpetic Encephalitis
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