Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg

University Department of Neurology

Outpatient clinic for movement disorder


Senior Physician Dr. med. Imke Galazky


Dr. med. Michaela Butryn, Assistant Physician
Sylke Specht, Parkinson`s nurse


What do we offer to our patients

The outpatient clinic for movement disorders treats, investigates, and provides consultations on the following conditions:

The clinic offers a full spect rum of clinical and apparatus based diagnostic procedures, as well as a wide range of therapeutic methods for movement disorders. In particular, in the case of Parkinson’s syndromes, dystonia and tremor disorders, we offer comprehensive differential diagnostic evaluations and optimized treatment programs, including preoperative evaluations and follow-up assessments of the effect s of deep brain stimulation. Based on diagnostic classifi cations and the results of previous treatment eff orts, individual evidence-based therapies are planned. Working in close cooperation with referring physicians, the most modern interdisciplinary therapeutic strategies can then be applied.
The Clinic for Movement Disorders is part of an act ive “Cluster of Excellence” within Saxony-Anhalt. In addition to its certified educational program, which is conduct ed in cooperation with a quality improvement group comprised of established Saxony-Anhalt neurologists, the clinic coordinates with self-help organizations to offer regular information sessions for patients and relatives.

Research Activities / Clinical Trials

A clinical and scientific focus is the identification and clinical testing of new target points for neuromodulatory therapeutic procedures such as deep brain stimulation. In addition to implementing these new procedures for the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders, both struct ural imaging by high field-MRI and PET and the acquisition of functional and cognitive neuro-behavioral parameters by Near-Infrared Spect roscopy and Event-related Potentials are used to perform scientific evaluations. In particular, the behavioral effect s of deep brain stimulation as a function of the target and parameters of the stimulation are examined. Investigations of the clinical effect s of deep brain stimulation in atypical Parkinson syndromes (PSP, MSA) and substance dependence are conduct ed in collaboration with colleagues in psychiatry. For example, we have shown in patients with PSP that stimulation of the pedunculopontine nuclei reduces the spontaneous tendency to fall, and that high frequency stimulation in the area of the nucleus accumbens decreases the craving behavior in alcohol addiction.
Another area of work is the documentation of associated nonneurological co-morbidities in Parkinson’s disease, and the optimization of specific treatment strategies for these conditions. To accomplish this, there is close cooperation with colleagues in the areas of orthopedics and phoniatrics at the University of Magdeburg.

Selected References

Schreiber S, Prox-Vagedes V, Elolf E, Brüggemann I, Gademann G, Galazky I, Bartels C. Bilateral posterior RION after concomitant radiochemotherapy with temozolomide in a patient with glioblastoma multiforme: a case report. BMC Cancer 2010; 10:520-524 IF: 2.736

Galazky I, Schütze H, Noesselt T, Hopf JM, Heinze HJ, Schoenfeld MA. Attention to somatosensory events is directly linked to the preparation for action. J Neurol Sci. 2009; 279(1-2):93-98


Senior Physician Dr. med. Imke Galazky
University Department of Neurology
and University Department of Stereotactic Neurosurgery
University Medical Center Magdeburg A.ö.R
Leipziger Str. 44
39120 Magdeburg,

Phone: +49 (0391) 67-13484
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