Our clinic places a particular focus on the treatment of neurovascular conditions. For this purpose, we have a neurological Stroke Unit with modern equipment and six beds for our interdisciplinary treatment concept.
Patients from other regions of the district are also treated within the framework of the Telemedicine Network Eastern Saxony (SOS-NET). Another focus area is the treatment of patients suffering from multiple sclerosis. Besides usual diagnostic procedures and acute care, we have a special outpatient clinic to provide long-term care in the community.
Our portfolio of diagnostic and therapeutic services covers the entire field of neurology, according to the latest developments in medical science.
Among other things, we treat:
- Multiple sclerosis
- Epileptic seizures
- Falls, gait disorders and unconsciousness
- Forgetfulness or a deterioration in mental capacities
- Parkinson's disease
- Facial nerve paralysis
- Muscular diseases
Our Neurological Ward in the new Building B has 25 beds in double and single rooms, each with ensuite shower and toilet, as well as modern equipment. This ward is used to house patients who have been admitted for diagnostics and treatment, as well as patients who require continued care after their period in the Stroke Unit.
A referral by the GP or practising specialist for neurology is necessary to plan diagnostics and therapy. Admission to the waiting list and admission appointments are organised based on the principle of urgency and waiting periods.
- ECG, including video, provocation and sleep deprivation ECG, bedside ECG for intensive care patients
- Evoked potentials including VEP, AEP, MEP, SEP and intra-operative monitoring
- Electroneuronography; motor and sensory neurography, F-wave determination, series stimulation and other special procedures
- Autonomous functional diagnostics (time-frequency analysis of heart rate, sympathetic skin response), Schellong and tilt table test (by colleagues in the Department of Internal Functions)
- Ultrasound diagnostics of the vessels supplying the brain, including transcranial duplex ultrasound using contrast media
- Nerve ultrasound
- Parenchyma ultrasound
- Determination of residual urine
At the Institute for Imaging Diagnostics, the Clinic has a 3-tesla computer tomography device, as well as an angiography unit.
The functional department at the Medical Clinic caters to the entire spectrum of cardiology diagnostics required by patients (e.g. echocardiography, transoesophageal echocardiography, long-term ECG etc.).
Every second counts when a person suffers a stroke. The treatment outcome will depend on early detection and on the patient being brought to a special stroke unit in good time. If this happens within a period of three hours (up to a maximum of 4 1/2 hours in exceptional cases) and certain preconditions are satisfied, a special treatment (thrombolysis) can be applied and severe consequences prevented.
The certified Stroke Unit at the Clinic has six beds and specially qualified nurses (stroke nurses), speech therapists, psychologists, physiotherapist and occupational therapists. Scientific studies have shown that through this special treatment, the degree and frequency of disability is reduced by around 30%, while the number of patients who die of a stroke drops by around 20%.
Patients exhibiting symptoms of a stroke should be brought to interdisciplinary accident and emergency as quickly as possible by emergency services. An initial examination will be performed immediately by neurologists, including laboratory analyses, ECG examinations and computer tomography or magnetic resonance imaging of the brain.
An attempt can be made to reopen the blocked vessel in the brain that caused the stroke, provided the patients reach the clinic quickly after the first symptoms start to manifest. This 'thrombolysis' (obliteration of the blood clot) is a highly effective, but somewhat risky procedure, so an experienced stroke physician must weigh up the benefits and drawbacks of this method as quickly as possible. Treatment of the stroke patient takes place in a special stroke unit with intensive monitoring of all vital functions. This ward enables early detection and appropriate treatment, especially of complications that occur frequently in the first hours and days after an acute stroke. In addition, the patients are mobilised as early as possible, and deficits are dealt with by practising with specially trained therapists.
Treatment in the stroke unit is interdisciplinary and draws on the competency of other medical fields, for instance internal medicine, especially cardiology, neurosurgery, radiology and all other specialist departments as necessary.
Patients who suffered a severe stroke involving impairment of the respiratory function are looked after in the Intensive Care Unit at the Clinic, where moves between the departments are uncomplicated due to the spatial proximity. In most cases, patients will spend 1–3 days in the stroke unit, before being transferred to the normal neurological ward.