Department of Neurology

Department of Neurology

Characteristics:

The Department of Neurology provides medical care in the field of specialist neurology for a catchment area of Prague with a population of 350,000, as well as counseling, diagnosis and treatment of patients referred from other regions of the Czech Republic. The department  provides standard care in 62 beds and intensive care in 8 beds (intensive care unit, ICU).

The specialty of neurology covers the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the central and peripheral nervous systems and functionally connected structures. This includes vascular diseases of the brain and spinal cord, dementia, epilepsy, headache, inflammatory diseases of the nervous system, tumors involving the nervous system, movement disorders, neuromuscular disorders, and painful syndromes in spinal affections (lower back pain).  Various metabolic and degenerative disorders also fall within the scope of neurology.

To diagnose diseases of the neural system, several electrophysiological techniques are used, such as electroencephalography (EEG), electromyography (EMG) or evoked potentials (EP). Non-invasive imaging techniques (RTG, CT, MRI and Doppler ultrasound) are also available allowing for more accurate and faster diagnosis.

Patients requiring surgery are treated in collaboration with leading departments of neurosurgery in Prague, namely the Neurosurgery Clinics in the Central Military Hospital (Ústřední vojenská nemocnice or ÚVN in Czech), Department of Neurosurgery in the Královské Vinohrady University Hospital (Fakultní nemocnice Královské Vinohrady or FNKV in Czech), and the Department of Neurosurgery of the Prague-based Homolka Hospital (Nemocnice na Homolce, or NNH in Czech).

There is also close cooperation with the Institute of Occupational Health providing expertise on impairments of the peripheral nervous system and chronic intoxications.

Specialized centers

  • The Stroke Center of Thomayer Hospital and Královské Vinohrady University Hospital (FNKV, see above)
  • The National Prion Diseases Reference Laboratory in Prague's Thomayer Hospital (in cooperation with the Department of Pathology and Molecular Diagnosis and the Department of Neurology)
  • The Center for Multiple Sclerosis and Demyelinising Diseases

Specialized outpatient units

  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Diagnosis and treatment of headaches
  • Diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders
  • Speech therapy
  • Psychology

Electrophysiology Laboratories

  • Evoked Potentials (EP)
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Laboratory for Carotid Ultrasonography

Education

The department provides lifetime postgraduate education in neurology through courses on various topics related to neurology and interdisciplinary areas. There are ongoing teaching courses and internships in electrophysiological, neuropsychological examinations using ultrasound techniques for physicians from all over the country.

Science and Research

Research within the department and its research grant projects are focused primarily on neurodegenerative diseases of the peripheral and central nervous systems, and cerebrovascular disease prevention. There are ongoing clinical trials and cooperation in  projects such as the National Registry of Patients with Vascular Disease of the Brain.

Head of Physicans
Jolana Marková, MD
tel.: 261 082 272
jolana.markova@ftn.cz

Head Nurse
Eleni Tavlaridu
tel.: 261 082 272
eleni.tavlaridu@ftn.cz

Contact for English-speaking guests

Specialized outpatient departments
tel.: 261 083 851

Department administrative assistants
tel.: 261 082 272

jolana.markova@ftn.cz

Location

building B2

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