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Neurology

Neurology

Neurology

The CHU Caen Normandie Neurology department is made up of 3 hospitalization units: Neuro-Vascular Unit, General Neurology Unit and Day and Weekly Hospitalization Unit as well as a consultation sector. It welcomes 5500 patients per year in hospitalization and provides more than 6500 annual consultations.

The CHU Caen Normandie Neurology department is made up of 3 hospitalization units: Neuro-Vascular Unit, General Neurology Unit and Day and Weekly Hospitalization Unit as well as a consultation sector. It welcomes 5500 patients per year in hospitalization and provides more than 6500 annual consultations.

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    General neurology

    Consultation schedule

    Alzheimer's disease and related disorders cognitive impairment

    Pr Martinaud, Dr Cogez, Dr Branger, Dr Schneckenburger
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    Multiple sclerosis and related inflammatory diseases

    Pr Defer, Dr Branger, Dr Arnaud
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    Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Motor Neuron Diseases

    Dr Lefilliatre, Prof Martinaud, Dr Cogez, Dr Arnaud
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    Parkinson's disease and parkinsonian syndromes

    Pr Defer, Dr Thiriez, Dr Pfeiffer, Dr Nokam
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    Cerebral Vascular Accidents ( CVA )

    Pr Touzé, Dr Boulanger, Dr Cogez, Dr Guettier, Dr Schneckenburger, Dr Bouchart, Dr La Porte
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    Peripheral nerve diseases

    Dr Lefilliatre, Dr Arnaud
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    Epilepsy

    Dr Jaillon, Dr Bertran, Dr Hamieh, Dr Pfeiffer
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    Migraine and headaches

    Dr. Baker
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      Composition of service

      • 4 University Professors – Hospital Practitioners
      • 1 University Lecturer – Hospital Practitioner
      • 8 Hospital Practitioners
      • 3 University Clinic Heads – Hospital Assistants
      • 1 Regional Specialist Assistant
      • 2 Shared Time Specialist Assistants
      • 2 Specialist Assistants
      • 1 Attached Practitioner
      • 1 senior health officer
      • 2 health executives
      • 5 Psychologists
      • 4 Speech therapists
      • 2 social workers
      Team detail
    • Activities and Pathologies

      Activities

      Presentation

      The department takes care of all adult neurological pathologies, whether acute or chronic. It is the reference and referral center for the other neurology departments in the Western Normandy region (Alençon, Avranches, Cherbourg, Lisieux, Saint-Lô) .

      A 24-hour on-site guard provides permanent care for all urgent neurological pathologies, in particular cerebrovascular accidents ( CVA ), possibly for the entire territory through the use of telemedicine. The work is carried out in close collaboration with the neuroimaging technical platform (scanner, MRI , interventional neuroradiology) , functional neurological explorations (electroneuromyography, electroencephalography, evoked potentials, RTMS) and the functional rehabilitation department.

      The service is a teaching and university training ground for medical students (external and foreign students) , interns and young doctors. It is a stakeholder and collaborates closely with two INSERM : U1077 “Neuropsychology and Imaging of Human Memory”; U1237 "Physiopathology and imaging of neurological disorders".

      Consulting

      Consultations are open from Monday morning to Friday afternoon. They are provided by all the neurologists of the neurology department. These are “general neurology” consultations or specific consultations dedicated to particular pathologies based on reference and competence centres. Some consultations are relocated: Alençon, Avranches, Flers.

      Neuro-Vascular Unit

      The Neuro-Vascular Unit ( UNV ) has a capacity of 26 beds, including 10 intensive care beds. It welcomes patients with a stroke (cerebral infarction, transient ischemic attack, cerebral hemorrhage, cerebral venous thrombosis) and has the staff and equipment to provide care in the acute phase of strokes with continuous monitoring as well as a privileged access to the neuro-imaging technical platform. In emergency, revascularization techniques can be performed for patients with cerebral infarction, by infusions (thrombolysis) , and/or by mechanical means (thrombectomy) for which the CHU Caen Normandie is the referral center for the region and at the -of the. All paramedical staff (nurse, caregiver, speech therapist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, neuropsychologist) are also trained to treat patients with stroke .

      -stroke consultations with a nurse specially trained in neurovascular pathology are organized following hospitalizations at the UNV. Similarly, consultations with physiotherapists are available to take stock of the post- stroke and adapt the treatment.

      This unit is also an expert center for rare neurovascular diseases (CADASIL, hereditary cerebral amyloid angiopathy, etc.).

      General Neurology Unit

      The General Neurology Unit ( UNG ) has a capacity of 20 beds. It welcomes patients with neurological symptoms requiring a diagnostic evaluation, additional explorations or the implementation and/or adaptation of a treatment (e.g.: epileptic seizure, headache, dizziness, abnormal movements, multiple sclerosis plaques, brain tumors) .

      It also welcomes and supports the acute complications of chronic neurological diseases such as dementia, Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. It also has 2 palliative care beds dedicated to neurological conditions.

      Day Hospitalization Unit and Weekly Hospitalization Unit

      The Day Hospitalization Unit ( HDJ ) has a capacity of 4 beds and 4 armchairs and the Weekly Hospitalization Unit ( HDS ) has a capacity of 4 beds.

      They receive patients requiring diagnostic assessments including scheduled additional explorations (lumbar puncture, arteriography, MRI , etc.) , treatment courses in a hospital setting (multiple sclerosis, chronic polyradiculoneuritis, etc.) , or a follow-up assessment of chronic neurological diseases ( amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, neuromuscular pathologies, Parkinson's disease…) .

    • Reference centers and skills

      Consulting

      Consultations are provided by all the neurologists in the department; some are relocated: Alençon, Avranches, Flers. These are "general neurology" consultations or others, specific and dedicated to specific pathologies.

      Six “reference centres” and “competence centres” structure these consultations and the resulting care:

      1. Memory Resource and Research Center ( CMRR ) for all pathologies involving cognitive disorders
      2. Multiple Sclerosis Resource and Competence Center (CRC- SEP ) for multiple sclerosis and related inflammatory diseases
      3. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Resource and Competence Center (CRC- ALS ) for ALS and motor neurone diseases
      4. Parkinson's Expert Center ( CEP ) for Parkinson's disease and parkinsonian syndromes
      5. Competence Center for Rare Vascular Diseases of the Brain and Eye (CERVCO)
      6. Competence Center for Neuromuscular Diseases

      Specialized consultations for epilepsy and sleep disorders are also organized by and in collaboration with the neurological functional explorations department and by and in collaboration with the functional rehabilitation department for neuromuscular pathologies (competence center ) .

      stroke consultations with a nurse specially trained in neurovascular pathology are organised. Similarly, consultations with rehabilitators are available to take stock of the post- stroke and adapt the treatment.

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    Neurology

    Côte de Nacre Hospital

    Avenue de la Côte de Nacre
    CS 30001
    14033 Caen cedex 9


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    Consulting
    Côte de Nacre Tower
    Level : 13
    GPS Access: Main
    Car Park: Car Park 1
    Main Entrance of Caen Normandy University Hospital
    Neuro-Vascular Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Neuro-Vascular Unit ( UNV )
    Côte de Nacre Tower
    Level : 13
    GPS Access: Main
    Car Park: Car Park 1
    Main Entrance of Caen Normandy University Hospital
    General Neurology Unit ( UNG )
    Côte de Nacre Tower
    Level : 13
    GPS Access: Main
    Car Park: Car Park 1
    Main Entrance of Caen Normandy University Hospital
    Day Hospitalization Unit ( HDJ ) and Weekly Hospitalization Unit ( HDS )
    Côte de Nacre Tower
    Level : 13
    GPS Access: Main
    Car Park: Car Park 1
    Main Entrance of Caen Normandy University Hospital