Eckhard Heim

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Of the 96 serologically confirmed neuroborreliosis cases seen in our clinic between 1983 and 1988, 11 patients had mild to moderate and 4 patients had serious cerebral and/or spinal cord symptoms. Nine of these 15 patients with CNS involvement exhibited a primary chronic course of the illness. After high-dose intravenous therapy with penicillin, doxycycline(More)
Systematic reviews on prevalence estimates of child sexual abuse (CSA) worldwide included studies with adult participants referring on a period of abuse of about 50 years. Therefore we aimed to describe the current prevalence of CSA, taking into account geographical region, type of abuse, level of country development and research methods. We included(More)
Coping is explained as a circular process involving three repetitive steps: (1) perception of a change in well-being; (2) cognitive processing of information, in assessing its impact and possible consequences; and (3) coping as such, including many different modes. In general, active, task-oriented behaviour in which patients tackle problems, remain(More)
TO THE EDITOR: Piritramide (1-(3-cyano-3,3-diphenyl-propyl)-4-(1piperidyl)piperidine-4-carboxamide) is a commonly used opioid for postoperative pain treatment in Germany.1 Cephalosporins such as cefuroxime or cefazolin are commonly administered as prophylactic antibiotic therapy for surgical procedures.2 Thus, simultaneous use of piritramide and antibiotics(More)
Residual high-grade coronary stenosis and collateral flow are frequent findings in the chronic phase after a Q-wave acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The prognostic importance of a residual stenosis of the infarct artery and of collateral flow to the infarct area was analyzed in a group of 102 young patients (mean age 35 years, range 22 to 39) who had(More)