Rhein-Neckar Neuromuscular Centre
Neuromuscular Centres are sponsored by the German Society for Muscle Diseases (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Muskelkranke e.V., or DGM). The set up of Neuromuscular Centres is the same across the nationwide network of centres and includes specially trained neurologists and paediatric neurologists working in collaboration with experts from other medical specialities, to provide treatment for patients with neuromuscular disorders.
The Rhein-Neckar Neuromuscular Centre has been tested according to DGM standards and achieved recertification in 2011. The Rhein-Neckar Neuromuscular Centre combines the expertise of the following clinics in the wider Rhein-Neckar area: Ludwigshafen Hospital's Neurology Clinic, the Neurology Clinics of the Heidelberg and Mannheim University Hospitals and Karlsruhe Hospital, as well as Heidelberg University Hospital's Paediatric Neurology Clinic. In addition to providing inpatient investigations, these clinics work in cooperation with experts from other specialities (e.g. cardiology, respiratory medicine, rheumatology and social counselling) to offer specialist consultations for adults and children with neuromuscular disorders Staff at the Rhein-Neckar Neuromuscular Centre hold regular interdisciplinary meetings and case reviews. Of particular significance in this respect is the Centre's cooperation with the Rhein-Neckar Expert Group on Mitochondrial Medicine (Expertenkreis Mitochondriale Medizin Rhein-Neckar), which is led by Prof. Bauer and Dr. Obermaier-Kusser from Ludwigshafen Hospital's Institute for Laboratory Medicine, and is dedicated to the diagnosis of patients with mitochondrial disorders.
Director of the Rhein-Neckar Neuromuscular Centre:
Neurologische Klinik, Klinikum der Stadt Ludwigshafen
Neuromuscular Consultations, Ludwigshafen Hospital Neurological Clinic:
Wednesdays 10:00-14:00 and Fridays 10:00-12:00 by appointment only, Tel.: 0621 503-4207
The Neurology Clinic is a study centre for the ALS-Registry Rheinland-Pfalz project. For a duration of three years all patients within the Rheinland-Pfalz area diagnosed with Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) will be recorded on the ALS-Registry Rheinland-Pfalz. The Registry is the first of its kind in Germany and is led and managed by Ludwigshafen Hospital's Neurology Clinic. ALS is a progressive nervous system disorder, which gradually destroys the motor neurons, leading to weakening of various muscle groups and, eventually, premature death. The cause of the disease is still unknown.
Please click the following link for a message from Frau Köhler, wife of the former Federal President Message from Frau Köhler on the ALS-Registry.
Please click the following link for further information on the ALS-Registry Rheinland-Pfalz.