Heike Meissner

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Despite the consistent and strong association of social class with health status, the extent to which racial/ethnic disparities in cancer screening reflect social class is rarely addressed. We hypothesized that the use of cancer screening is positively correlated with social class for black, white and Hispanic Americans. Data from the 1987 and 1992 National(More)
BACKGROUND Fatigue is one of the most common, yet poorly defined, disabling symptoms in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Several fatigue scales have been developed, but rigorous psychometric methods have not always been applied and validation was mainly based on small numbers of patients. We therefore assembled a new fatigue scale from a set of widely(More)
BACKGROUND Attentional deficits may be pathophysiologically relevant in MS-associated fatigue. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty MS patients with fatigue and attentional deficits in neuropsychological testing participated in this randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial. The intervention group (IG; n = 14) was treated with 10 h of computerized,(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effectiveness of a multi-component evidence-based education programme on disease modifying therapies in multiple sclerosis. DESIGN Controlled trial with two consecutive patient cohorts and a gap of two months between cohorts. SETTING Three neurological rehabilitation centres. SUBJECTS Patients with multiple sclerosis(More)
We report on a patient with multiple sclerosis (MS) who presented with fatigue as the only manifestation of an acute MS relapse. Fatigue was assessed by the 'Würzburg Fatigue Inventory in MS (WEIMuS)' scale and confirmed by neuropsychological testing of attention. After high-dose corticosteroid therapy, subjective symptoms were completely abolished. The(More)
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