Diagnostic packages

  • Diagnostic packages

Diagnostic packages for neurological diseases

Diagnosing neurological diseases, particularly chronic ones, is complex and often time-consuming. Sometimes the first appearance of the symptoms cannot be recalled, or patients have difficulties precisely describing symptoms. The “Diagnostic Packages” at Kliniken Schmieder aim to provide the optimal setup and environment to diagnose patients with neurological symptoms and diseases.

Do you have neurological symptoms but have not yet received a diagnosis? Or do you already have a (suspected) diagnosis but want further examinations and a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs?
Our highly qualified and experienced experts take the necessary time and use the extensive diagnostic resources available to evaluate your case to enable the most effective treatment comprehensively.

Our offer

The medical team of Kliniken Schmieder consists of neurology, neurorehabilitation, and neuroradiology specialists. Our experts have extensive clinical experience in neurologic patients’ acute care and rehabilitation. In addition, Kliniken Schmieder also enables and promotes scientific work, allowing our experts to be at the cutting edge of their profession.

The duration of a diagnostic stay at Kliniken Schmieder is a minimum of four days and contains all medical examinations necessary for a reliable diagnosis. Your diagnostic package’s components are tailored precisely to your needs and individual symptoms and complaints. If desired, you can start your appropriate rehabilitation program with us directly following the medical examinations.

Diagnostic packages

Our six diagnostic packages cover the most common neurological diseases and include the diagnostic examinations recommended by international standards. We offer the following packages:

  • Epilepsy and differential diagnosis of suspected epilepsy or consciousness disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis and other chronic inflammatory CNS diseases
  • Parkinson’s disease and gait disorders
  • Headache
  • Post Stroke
  • Non-specific neurological complaints

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Acute Neurology and Neuroradiology at Kliniken Schmieder

For many years, the Kliniken Schmieder in Allensbach has operated an Acute Radiology department. It has been continuously developed to cover the entire spectrum of neurological emergencies and diseases at any time. The department is headed by Prof. Anastasios Chatzikonstantinou, a neurologist with many years of experience in acute neurology and intensive care.

The in-house Neuroradiology Department provides the necessary imaging 24/7. Our internal synergies and collaborations allow for a fully comprehensive assessment and treatment of our patients.
The Diagnostics Department and the Neuroradiology of the Kliniken Schmieder Allensbach offer patients state-of-the-art equipment and professional expertise. It includes, for example, a 3 Tesla MRI, Multislice Computed Tomography (CT), and a Digital X-Ray. Since October 2020, Prof. Christoph Stippich is the Medical Director of the Department for Neuroradiology and Radiology. He is a clinically and academically renowned neuroradiologist and radiologist with more than 20 years of professional experience.

For which patients is the offer suitable?

Our offer is addressed in particular to:

  • Patients with an unclear (suspected) diagnosis
  • Patients with neurological symptoms for whom no diagnosis has yet been found
  • Patients who would like further clarification of their symptoms and/or clinical picture
  • Patients who require a second opinion on their condition or current treatment plan

How to get your offer

Please send your detailed medical report (not over three months old) to our International Office to receive further information and your individually crafted offer. If you do not have a medical report yet, please provide us with a summary of your condition (symptoms, current general condition, and the problem you wish to be addressed). Our doctors will assess whether a diagnostic stay in the Kliniken Schmieder is possible.
If desired, a digital consultation with one of our experts can take place in advance to discuss your health situation and diagnostics possibilities.

Medical director – Acute Neurology department

Prof. Dr. med. Anastasios Chatzinkonstantinou, MBA

About Prof. Dr. med. Anastasios Chatzinkonstantinou, MBA
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2019 – today Medical director, neurology and early neurological rehabilitation department in Kliniken Schmieder
2016 – 2019 Medical director, neurology department in CaritasKlinikum Saarbrücken
2009 – 2016 Head of Epilepsy center, University Medical Centre Mannheim
2012 – 2015 Head of Stroke Unit, University Medical Centre Mannheim
2009 – 2016 Senior physician, neurology department, University Medical Centre Mannheim
с 2008  года Certified neurologist
2000 Graduated from the faculty of medicine Freiburg university

 

Qualifications:
Specialist in Neurology, additional specialization in Intensive Care, Certificate in Eliptology (DGfE), Certificate in Electroencephalography (DGKN), Certificate in Evoked Potentials (DGKN), Master – Business Administration

Main medical specialties:
Full range of emergency care for neurological diseases, stroke, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease

Research areas and interests:
Epilepsy, stroke, electrophysiology

Activities and membership in professional associations:
German Society for Neurology, German Society for Clinical Neurophysiology and Functional Imaging, German Society for Stroke, German Society for Epileptology

Публикации:
Chatzikonstantinou A. Pharmakotherapie des Status epilepticus. Medikamentöse Optionen in den verschiedenen Phasen des Status epilepticus. Arzneimitteltherapie 2020;38:183-95.
Wolf ME, Ebert AD, Chatzikonstantinou A. The use of routine EEG in acute ischemic stroke patients without seizures: generalized but not focal EEG pathology is associated with clinical deterioration. Int J Neurosci. 2017 May;127(5):421-426. doi: 10.1080/00207454.2016.1189913. Epub 2016 Jun 1. PubMed PMID: 27180832.
Kelly PJ, Albers GW, Chatzikonstantinou A, De Marchis GM, Ferrari J, George P, Katan M, Knoflach M, Kim JS, Li L, Lee EJ, Olivot JM, Purroy F, Raposo N, Rothwell PM, Sharma VK, Song B, Tsivgoulis G, Walsh C, Xu Y, Merwick A. Validation and comparison of imaging-based scores for prediction of early stroke risk after transient ischaemic attack: a pooled analysis of individual-patient data from cohort studies. Lancet Neurol. 2016 Nov;15(12):1238-1247. doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(16)30236-8. Epub 2016 Oct 11. PubMed PMID: 27751555.
Sauer T, Wolf ME, Ebert AD, Szabo K, Chatzikonstantinou A. Vertebral Artery Hypoplasia Does Not Influence Lesion Size and Clinical Severity in Acute Ischemic Stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2016 Jul;25(7):1770-1775. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2016.03.050. Epub 2016 Apr 18. PubMed PMID: 27103271.
Chatzikonstantinou A, Ebert AD, Wolf ME. The Impact of Body Mass Index on the  Thrombolytic Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke. Cerebrovasc Dis. 2016;42(3-4):240-6. doi: 10.1159/000446005. Epub 2016 May 14. PubMed PMID: 27173490.
Wolf ME, Alonso A, Ebert AD, Szabo K, Chatzikonstantinou A. Etiologic and Clinical Characterization of Patients with Recurrent Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage. Eur Neurol. 2016;76(5-6):295-301. Epub 2016 Nov 3. PubMed PMID: 27806359.
Wolf ME, Chatzikonstantinou A, Grüttner J, Ebert AD, Walter T, Hennerici MG, Fatar M. Is It Acute Stroke or Not – A Prospective Observational Study from a Multidisciplinary Emergency Department. Eur Neurol. 2016;75(3-4):170-7. doi: 10.1159/000445249. Epub 2016 Apr 1. PubMed PMID: 27031948.
Chatzikonstantinou A, Ebert AD, Hennerici MG. Cerebrospinal fluid findings after epileptic seizures. Epileptic Disord. 2015 Dec;17(4):453-9. doi: 10.1684/epd.2015.0779. PubMed PMID: 26575850.
Chatzikonstantinou A, Ebert AD, Hennerici MG. Temporal seizure focus and status epilepticus are associated with high-sensitive troponin I elevation after epileptic seizures. Epilepsy Res. 2015 Sep;115:77-80. doi: 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2015.05.013. Epub 2015 Jun 2. PubMed PMID: 26220381.
Chatzikonstantinou A, Ebert AD, Schoenberg SO, Hennerici MG, Henzler T. Atherosclerosis in intracranial, extracranial, and coronary arteries with aortic plaques in patients with ischemic stroke of undetermined etiology. Int J Neurosci. 2015;125(9):663-70. doi: 10.3109/00207454.2014.961188. Epub 2014 Sep 30. PubMed PMID: 25180988.
Chatzikonstantinou A. Epilepsy and the hippocampus. Front Neurol Neurosci. 2014;34:121-42. doi: 10.1159/000356435. Epub 2014 Apr 16. Review. PubMed PMID: 24777136.
Wolf ME, Sauer T, Hennerici MG, Chatzikonstantinou A. Characterization of patients with recurrent ischaemic stroke using the ASCO classification. Eur J Neurol. 2013 May;20(5):812-7. doi: 10.1111/ene.12068. Epub 2013 Jan 8. PubMed PMID: 23293855.
Chatzikonstantinou A, Wolf ME, Schaefer A, Hennerici MG. Risk prediction of subsequent early stroke in patients with transient ischemic attacks. Cerebrovasc Dis. 2013;36(2):106-9. doi: 10.1159/000352060. Epub 2013 Sep 11. PubMed PMID: 24029463.
Chatzikonstantinou A, Wolf ME, Hennerici MG. Ischemic stroke in young adults: classification and risk factors. J Neurol. 2012 Apr;259(4):653-9. doi: 10.1007/s00415-011-6234-3. Epub 2011 Sep 17. PubMed PMID: 21927959.
Chatzikonstantinou A, Krissak R, Flüchter S, Artemis D, Schaefer A, Schoenberg SO, Hennerici MG, Fink C. CT angiography of the aorta is superior to transesophageal echocardiography for determining stroke subtypes in patients with cryptogenic ischemic stroke. Cerebrovasc Dis. 2012;33(4):322-8. doi: 10.1159/000335828. Epub 2012 Feb 15. PubMed PMID: 22343088.
Chatzikonstantinou A, Krissak R, Schaefer A, Schoenberg SO, Fink C, Henneric MG. Coexisting large and small vessel disease in patients with ischemic stroke of undetermined cause. Eur Neurol. 2012;68(3):162-5. Epub 2012 Aug 14. PubMed PMID: 22906845.
Chatzikonstantinou A, Wolf ME, Schaefer A, Hennerici MG. Asymptomatic and symptomatic carotid stenosis: an obsolete classification? Stroke Res Treat. 2012;2012:340798. doi: 10.1155/2012/340798. Epub 2012 Jan 23. PubMed PMID: 22315705; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3270474.
Chatzikonstantinou A, Gass A, Förster A, Hennerici MG, Szabo K. Features of acute DWI abnormalities related to status epilepticus. Epilepsy Res. 2011 Nov;97(1-2):45-51. doi: 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2011.07.002. Epub 2011 Jul 28. PubMed PMID: 21802259.
Chatzikonstantinou A, Förster A, Hennerici MG, Bäzner H. From the stroke unit to the stroke competence center: corresponding beneficial clinical and financial effects. J Neurol. 2011 Nov;258(11):1929-32. doi: 10.1007/s00415-011-6032-y. Epub 2011 Apr 6. PubMed PMID: 21625936.
Chatzikonstantinou A, Willmann O, Szabo K, Hennerici MG. Cerebral microbleeds are uncommon in ischemic stroke associated with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. J Neuroimaging. 2011 Apr;21(2):103-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6569.2009.00440.x. PubMed PMID: 19888932.