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Clinic for Neurology


Prof. Dr. med. Christoph Kleinschnitz

Director:

Prof. Dr. med. Christoph Kleinschnitz

E-Mail:

neurologie@uk-essen.de

Office:

Pia Ebeler

Phone:

+49 (0) 201-723-24 60

Fax:

+49 (0) 201-723-59 01

Homepage:

www.uni-essen.de/neurologie

Deputy Director:

Prof. Dr. med. Christian Weimar

 

Facts and Figures

Stroke Unit beds: 6

Patients with stroke and multidisciplinary intensive neurological treatment: 380

Patients with epilepsy: 300

Patients with multiple sclerosis: 240

Patients with migraine or other headaches: 200

 

Focus areas

Diagnosis and treatment of disorders in the areas of stroke, headaches, and multiple sclerosis.

There is a dedicated Stroke Unit for patients with acute strokes.

The Clinic for Neurology also has 6 ventilators in the intensive care unit.

The West German Headache Center offers services ranging from outpatient diagnosis, to outpatient treatment lasting several days, to inpatient treatments.

The center cares for 4,500 headache patients every year.

There is hardly an area in neurology in which progress is as rapid as in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). A dedicated MS center has been established for the treatment of this disorder.

 

Special consultations

  • Headache
  • Neurovascular disorders (impaired cerebral bloodflow)
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Ataxias and disorders of the cerebellum
  • Parkinsons disease
  • Dystonia and botulinal toxin

 

Fields of Research

  • Focus areas are in stroke and pain research. In addition to basic research, the clinic is involved in clinical trials in all its focus areas (see above). Networking and cooperation with the "Studienzentrum Neurologie westliches Ruhrgebiet."
  • Additional focus areas in research: Multiple sclerosis, polyneuropathies, brain tumors, disorders of the cerebellum, motor skills. Research projects are supported by grants from the European Union, from Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

 

Number of patients

Inpatient: 2,340

Outpatient: 9,890

 

Staff

The clinic employs 20 physicians, including 12 specialists in neurology, geriatrics, intensive medicine and specialized pain therapy. There are 37 nurses.