The Neuromuscular Centre Radboudumc is a national, tertiary referral centre for patients with neuromuscular disorders, and has specific expertise in Myotonic Dystrophy, Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy, Inclusion body myositis, Congenital myopathies, Neuralgic amyotrophy and Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Together with five other university medical centres in our country we are united in the Netherlands Neuromuscular Centre (“Spierziekten Centrum Nederland”; https://www.spierziektencentrum.nl). The aim of this collaboration in the Netherlands is to share knowledge and means and to create added value for medical centres, scientists, and patients with neuromuscular diseases.
The Neuromuscular Centre Radboudumc has outpatient as well as inpatient, day-care and paediatric and rehabilitation facilities for a wide range of patients with neuromuscular diseases. The neuromuscular centre is a full facility centre recognized as a national expert centre by the Dutch Federation of Universities (NFU) and Ministry of Welfare, Health and Sports, and welcomes adult and paediatric patients with the full range of neuromuscular diseases.
In addition, our FSHD outpatient clinic is part of the Netherlands FSHD expert centre together with the Leiden University Medical Centre, the myotonic dystrophy outpatient clinic is part of the Netherlands Myotonic dystrophy expert centre in collaboration with the Maastricht University Medical Centre.
We have developed a strong integration of neurology, rehabilitation and pediatrics including researchers, patient organizations, regulators and pharma. Strong research lines exist in translational neuroscience, (muscle) imaging, muscle physiology, genetics, epidemiology, clinical trials and quality of care. All infrastructure and expertise to perform top-level neuromuscular patient care from 0 to 100 and patient-oriented research is in place at the Neuromuscular Centre Radboudumc. Finally, our centre is acknowledged as a Clinical Fellowship Department by the European academy of Neurology, hosting residents from the Netherlands and abroad for their clinical training in neuromuscular disorders.
Baziel van Engelen, MD, PhD is professor in neuromuscular diseases and is working as a neurologist at the Radboud University Medical Centre since 1996. He has had a strong interest in neuromuscular diseases, especially myotonic dystrophy, facioscapulohumeral dystrophy, oculopharyngeal spierdystrophy, inclusion body myositis and neuralgic amyotrophy. Currently he is head of the neuromuscular section at the Neuromuscular Centre Radboudumc and …