Prof. Claus, Neurologist, was head of the Department of Neurology at the Hospital of Darmstadt in Germany. In his department approximately 5000 neurological inpatients were seen each year. Part of the department was a neurological intensive care unit and a stroke unit. In addition the department included a muscle section and clinics for epileptology, and movement disorders.
Neurologist, Prof. Claus, is certified in Epileptology, Neuroradiology, Rehabilitation Medicine, Clinical Geriatrics, Electroencephalography, Electromyography, Evoked potentials, Neurovascular ultrasound, and neuromuscular ultrasound. As neurologist he regularly lectures at the University of Heidelberg.
In 1990 he received the Richard Jung Award from the German Society of Clinical Neurophysiology and Neurology as a Neurologist. This was for his scientific work in the field of transcranial magnetic stimulation. Prof. Claus is an active member of the editorial board of the scientific Journal for Clinical Neurophysiology (Thieme Publisher, Stuttgart).
In 1986 he was Guest Research Fellow, Prof. J Kimura, Univ. Iowa, USA, for 6 weeks, and at the same year the General Medical Council, London, registered him as a Neurologist.
In 1987 he spent a year at the National Hospital Queen Square as a research fellow neurologist of the Royal Society, working with Professor P.K. Thomas and Professor Anita Harding amongst others. Since then he has retained his membership of the Queen Square Alumnus Association, and he is in regular contact with many physicians and colleagues from the United Kingdom. Prof. Claus was elected Corresponding Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and of the Royal College of Physicians, London.
His areas of interest as a neurologist are Clinical neurology including stroke prevention, epilepsy, neurodegenerative disorders, movement disorders, polyneuropathies, and neuromuscular disorders.
Among all this Prof. Claus has a huge experience dealing with high techniques diagnostic equipments such as the colour coded duplex sonography; transcranial colour coded duplex and 24 hour blood pressure monitoring that use in Stroke prevention and Check-up and Headache work up beside the Muscle nerve investigation (neuromuscular disorders, muscle pain, entrapment neuropathies): 17-20 MHz colour coded ultrasound.
He is experienced in the use of Botulinum toxin for the treatment of dystonias, spasticity, and pain disorders.
As a neurologist, he also gives talks on various neurological topics:
Muscle pain, lumbar disc disorders, treatment of muscular strain with Botulinum toxin
Primary and secondary stroke prevention, diagnostic techniques and medical therapy
Headache – Migraine, differential diagnosis and treatment, pain treatment including Botulinum toxin in headache
Epilepsy, clinical manifestation and treatment
Peripheral nerve disorders (polyneuropathies) differential diagnosis and specific therapy
Movement disorders, clinical manifestation and treatment
Multiple sclerosis, diagnosis and therapy