Heidi Øyen Flemmen

  • Consultant of neurology; MD

Background: Heidi Øyen Flemmen has a medical degree from University of Bergen (2000) and is a specialist in neurology from 2014. She works as a senior consultant at the Department of Neurology, Telemark Hosptial, with a special interest in MS patients.

As of August 2016 she has been working 50 % as a PhD student within this project and 50 % as a clinician at Department of Neurology in Telemark Hospital.  

Project title: "Socioeconomic factors as predictors for disease susceptibility and disease progression in Multiple sclerosis."

Research project: Heidi Øyen Flemmen is doing her PhD project on multiple sclerosis and socioeconomic factors. The project title is socioeconomic factors as predictors for disease susceptibility and disease progression in Multiple sclerosis. The aim of this study is to evaluate factors predicting disease susceptibility, progression and access to treatment in a complete geographically well-defined cohort of all MS patients in Oslo, Buskerud and Telemark

Main supervisor: Elisabeth Gulowsen Celius (MD, PhD.)
Co-supervisors: Pål Berg-Hansen (MD, PhD) and Kristian Heldal (MD, PhD, senior consultant, Telemark Hospital)

Methodology and interests:

  • Epidemiology
  • Clinical research and clinical trials in MS
  • Environmental factors associated with MS
  • Socioeconomic factors as predictors of health

Publications 2020

Eikeland R, Ljøstad U, Helgeland G, Sand G, Flemmen HØ, Bø MH, Nordaa L, Owe JF, Mygland Å, Lorentzen ÅR (2020)
Patient-reported outcome after treatment for definite Lyme neuroborreliosis
Brain Behav, 10 (4), e01595
DOI 10.1002/brb3.1595, PubMed 32153118

Flemmen HØ, Simonsen CS, Berg-Hansen P, Moen SM, Kersten H, Heldal K, Celius EG (2020)
Prevalence of multiple sclerosis in rural and urban districts in Telemark county, Norway
Mult Scler Relat Disord, 45, 102352
DOI 10.1016/j.msard.2020.102352, PubMed 32707528

Simonsen CS, Flemmen HØ, Broch L, Brunborg C, Berg-Hansen P, Moen SM, Celius EG (2020)
The course of multiple sclerosis rewritten: a Norwegian population-based study on disease demographics and progression
J Neurol
DOI 10.1007/s00415-020-10279-7, PubMed 33090270

Simonsen CS, Flemmen HØ, Lauritzen T, Berg-Hansen P, Moen SM, Celius EG (2020)
The diagnostic value of IgG index versus oligoclonal bands in cerebrospinal fluid of patients with multiple sclerosis
Mult Scler J Exp Transl Clin, 6 (1), 2055217319901291
DOI 10.1177/2055217319901291, PubMed 32030196

Publications 2017

Lorentzen ÅR, Forselv KJN, Helgeland G, Salvesen RE, Sand G, Flemmen HØ, Bø MH, Nordaa L, Roos AK, Jim MW, Owe JF, Nyquist KB, Schüler S, Eikeland R, Mygland Å, Ljøstad U (2017)
Lyme neuroborreliosis: do we treat according to guidelines?
J Neurol, 264 (7), 1506-1510
DOI 10.1007/s00415-017-8559-z, PubMed 28676925

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