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Chronobiology International

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148844/circadian-phase-circadian-period-and-chronotype-are-reproducible-over-months
#1
Thomas Kantermann, Charmane I Eastman
The timing of the circadian clock, circadian period and chronotype varies among individuals. To date, not much is known about how these parameters vary over time in an individual. We performed an analysis of the following five common circadian clock and chronotype measures: 1) the dim light melatonin onset (DLMO, a measure of circadian phase), 2) phase angle of entrainment (the phase the circadian clock assumes within the 24-h day, measured here as the interval between DLMO and bedtime/dark onset), 3) free-running circadian period (tau) from an ultradian forced desynchrony protocol (tau influences circadian phase and phase angle of entrainment), 4) mid-sleep on work-free days (MSF from the Munich ChronoType Questionnaire; MCTQ) and 5) the score from the Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire (MEQ)...
November 17, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144185/rest-activity-circadian-rhythm-and-sleep-quality-in-patients-with-binge-eating-disorder
#2
E Roveda, A Montaruli, L Galasso, C Pesenti, E Bruno, P Pasanisi, M Cortellini, S Rampichini, S Erzegovesi, A Caumo, F Esposito
Recent findings suggest that altered rest-activity circadian rhythms (RARs) are associated with a compromised health status. RARs abnormalities have been observed also in several pathological conditions, such as cardiovascular, neurological, and cancer diseases. Binge eating disorder (BED) is the most common eating disorder, with a prevalence of 3.5% in women and 2% in men. BED and its associate obesity and motor inactivity could induce RARs disruption and have negative consequences on health-related quality of life...
November 16, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144183/age-and-rest-activity-rhythm-as-predictors-of-survival-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-lung-cancer
#3
Wen-Pei Chang, Robert Smith, Chia-Chin Lin
Disruption of the rest-activity rhythm in patients with lung cancer can accelerate cancer progression and affect survival. Rest-activity rhythm changes with age. Therefore, we investigated the effects of rest-activity rhythm and age on patients' survival. A total of 84 patients with lung cancer were recruited, then separated into two groups; younger patients aged under 65 years or elderly patients aged 65 and over. The dichotomy index (I < O) was used to estimate the rest-activity rhythm measured through the actigraphy motion detector...
November 16, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144178/influence-of-a-dosing-time-on-toxicities-induced-by-docetaxel-cisplatin-and-5-fluorouracil-in-patients-with-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-cross-over-pilot-study
#4
Yoshiyuki Tsuchiya, Kentaro Ushijima, Tadahide Noguchi, Naruo Okada, Jun-Ichi Hayasaka, Yoshinori Jinbu, Hitoshi Ando, Yoshiyuki Mori, Mikio Kusama, Akio Fujimura
Docetaxel, cisplatin plus fluorouracil (DCF) regimen is a useful chemotherapy, but is sometimes withdrawn due to severe adverse effects (AE). In this study, we examined whether the chronotherapy of DCF regimen could reduce the drugs-induced toxicities in clinical practice. Patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma were enrolled. Chemotherapy started at 10:30 (Morning-dosing) or 18:30 (Evening-dosing) for 5 days by a cross-over design. AE were assessed for 14 days after an initiation of each dosing. The grades of nausea, vomiting and neutropenia were smaller during Evening-dosing than during Morning-dosing...
November 16, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144173/chronotype-regulates-the-neural-basis-of-response-inhibition-during-the-daytime
#5
Jingjing Song, Pan Feng, Xiaoyue Zhao, Wenjian Xu, Lijuan Xiao, Jia Zhou, Yong Zheng
Studies have elucidated the various modulatory effects of chronotype and time-of-day on task-dependent brain activity, but it is unclear how chronotype and time-of-day regulate brain activity in response inhibition tasks. To address this question, we used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to explore the effects of chronotype and time-of-day on response inhibition in normal day-night conditions. Morning-type (MT) and evening-type (ET) participants conducted the stop-signal task in morning (08:00-12:00 hours) and evening (19:00-23:00 hours) sessions...
November 16, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144172/disruptions-in-sleep-wake-cycles-in-community-dwelling-cancer-patients-receiving-palliative-care-and-their-correlates
#6
Marie Solange Bernatchez, Josée Savard, Hans Ivers
Significant disruptions in sleep-wake cycles have been found in advanced cancer patients in prior research. However, much remains to be known about specific sleep-wake cycle variables that are impaired in patients with a significantly altered performance status. More studies are also needed to explore the extent to which disrupted sleep-wake cycles are related to physical and psychological symptoms, time to death, maladaptive sleep behaviors, quality of life and 24-h light exposure. This study conducted in palliative cancer patients was aimed at characterizing patients' sleep-wake cycles using various circadian parameters (i...
November 16, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144171/circadian-gene-methylation-in-rotating-shift-nurses-a-cross-sectional-study
#7
Edyta Reszka, Edyta Wieczorek, Monika Przybek, Ewa Jabłońska, Paweł Kałużny, Agnieszka Bukowska-Damska, Shanbeh Zienolddiny, Beata Pepłońska
Investigating the methylation status of the circadian genes may contribute to a better understanding of the shift work-related circadian disruption in individuals exposed to artificial light at night. In the present study, we determined the methylation status of the circadian genes associated with a shift work pattern among nurses and midwives participating in a cross-sectional study in Lodz, Poland. Quantitative methylation polymerase chain reaction assays were used to assess promoter CpG methylation in PER1, PER2, PER3, CRY1, CRY2, BMAL1, CLOCK, and NPAS2 in genomic DNA from whole blood of 347 women having a rotating-shift work schedule and 363 women working days only...
November 16, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144170/night-work-as-a-risk-factor-for-future-cause-specific-disability-pension-a-prospective-twin-cohort-study-in-sweden
#8
Annina Ropponen, Jurgita Narusyte, Lisa Mather, Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz, Torbjörn Åkerstedt, Pia Svedberg
The objectives of the study were to investigate the associations between night work and disability pension (DP) due to all causes, cardiovascular (CVD), mental, and other diagnoses, adjusting for familial confounding. The material of the study included comprehensive survey data on 27 165 Swedish twins born in 1935-1958 that were linked with DP data for the survey period (1998-2003) to 2013. Night work was assessed as years of working nights at least every now and then, and categorized into not at all, 1-10 years and over 10 years...
November 16, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144169/bright-light-exposure-during-daytime-sleeping-affects-nocturnal-melatonin-secretion-after-simulated-night-work
#9
Shunsuke Nagashima, Madoka Osawa, Hiroto Matsuyama, Wataru Ohoka, Aemi Ahn, Tomoko Wakamura
The guidelines for night and shift workers recommend that after night work, they should sleep in a dark environment during the daytime. However, staying in a dark environment during the daytime reduces nocturnal melatonin secretion and delays its onset. Daytime bright-light exposure after night work is important for melatonin synthesis the subsequent night and for maintaining the circadian rhythms. However, it is not clear whether daytime sleeping after night work should be in a dim- or a bright-light environment for maintaining melatonin secretion...
November 16, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144168/the-effects-of-extended-nap-periods-on-cognitive-physiological-and-subjective-responses-under-simulated-night-shift-conditions
#10
Jonathan Davy, Matthias Göbel
Extended nap opportunities have been effective in maintaining alertness in the context of extended night shifts (+12 h). However, there is limited evidence of their efficacy during 8-h shifts. Thus, this study explored the effects of extended naps on cognitive, physiological and perceptual responses during four simulated, 8-h night shifts. In a laboratory setting, 32 participants were allocated to one of three conditions. All participants completed four consecutive, 8-h night shifts, with the arrangements differing by condition...
November 16, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144157/the-influence-of-sunlight-exposure-on-hospitalization-in-emergency-psychiatry
#11
Andrea Aguglia, Antonio Borsotti, Francesco Cuniberti, Gianluca Serafini, Mario Amore, Giuseppe Maina
OBJECTIVE: Environmental conditions during early life may affect individual vulnerability to both physiological changes as well as psychiatric conditions, especially in those with a genetic susceptibility. Among all factors, sunlight exposure intensity has a crucial effect on affecting circadian functions high-risk individuals. A potential explanation of this relation is that excessive sunlight exposure is able to impair biological mechanisms, possibly through the dysregulation of serotonin and/or melatonin production/metabolism...
November 16, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144155/proposal-of-cutoff-points-for-pediatric-daytime-sleepiness-scale-to-identify-excessive-daytime-sleepiness
#12
Carolina Meyer, Diego Grasel Barbosa, Geraldo Jose Ferrari Junior, Rubian Diego Andrade, Diego Augusto Santos Silva, Andreia Pelegrini, Érico Pereira Gomes Felden
The objective of the present study was to propose cutoff points for the Pediatric Daytime Sleepiness Scale (PDSS) through sensitivity and specificity analyses in order to identify excessive daytime sleepiness, considering parameters such as duration and quality of sleep, health perception, stress control and depressive moods (feelings of sadness) in adolescents. A total of 1,132 adolescents, aged 14-19 years old, of both sexes, from the public high school of São José - SC, answered the questionnaire with information on age, daytime sleepiness, sleep duration, health perception, stress management, depressive moods (feelings of sadness) and quality of sleep...
November 16, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144154/sleep-quality-and-methylation-status-of-selected-tumor-suppressor-genes-among-nurses-and-midwives
#13
Agnieszka Bukowska-Damska, Edyta Reszka, Pawel Kaluzny, Edyta Wieczorek, Monika Przybek, Shanbeh Zienolddiny, Beata Peplonska
Chronic sleep restriction may affect metabolism, hormone secretion patterns and inflammatory responses. Limited reports suggest also epigenetic effects, such as changes in DNA methylation profiles. The study aims to assess the potential association between poor sleep quality or sleep duration and the levels of 5-methylcytosine in the promoter regions of selected tumor suppressor genes. A cross-sectional study was conducted on 710 nurses and midwives aged 40-60 years. Data from interviews regarding sleep habits and potential confounders were used...
November 16, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111822/repercussions-of-hypo-and-hyperthyroidism-on-the-heart-circadian-clock
#14
Rodrigo A Peliciari-Garcia, Paula Bargi-Souza, Martin E Young, Maria Tereza Nunes
Myocardial gene expression and metabolism fluctuate over the course of the day in association with changes in energy supply and demand. Time-of-day-dependent oscillations in myocardial processes have been linked to the intrinsic cardiomyocyte circadian clock. Triiodothyronine (T3) is an important modulator of heart metabolism and function. Recently, our group has reported time-of-day-dependent rhythms in cardiac T3 sensitivity, as well as, T3-mediated acute alterations on core clock components. Hypo and hyperthyroidism are the second most prevalent endocrine disease worldwide...
November 7, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111816/comparing-the-response-to-acute-and-chronic-exposure-to-short-wavelength-lighting-emitted-from-computer-screens
#15
A Green, M Cohen-Zion, A Haim, Y Dagan
The use of electronic devices with light-emitting screens has increased exponentially in the last decade. As a result, humans are continuously exposed to unintentional artificial light. We explored the effects of acute and chronic exposure to artificial light at night (ALAN) via screen illumination on sleep, circadian rhythms, and related functional outcomes. Nineteen participants (11 female and 8 males, mean age 28.1 ± 7.2 years) underwent a six-night study with three experimental conditions using a repeated-measures design: baseline (first night, no light exposure), acute ALAN exposure (second night), and chronic ALAN exposure (third to sixth nights)...
November 7, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111789/evening-chronotype-and-sleepiness-predict-impairment-in-executive-abilities-and-academic-performance-of-adolescents
#16
Mairav Cohen-Zion, Elisheva Shiloh
The study aim was to better understand sleep and sleep-related factors affecting everyday executive capacities and academic performance among healthy adolescents. A cross-sectional survey on sleep, phase preference, academic performance and executive functions of high-school students was conducted. Female gender, grade status, sleepiness and evening chronotype accounted for approximately 25-30% of the variance in daily executive ability. Sleep duration was a weak predictor of executive skills. Lower school grades were associated with increased sleepiness, evening preference and poorer executive skills...
November 7, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111784/short-term-effects-of-wake-and-bright-light-therapy-on-sleep-in-depressed-youth
#17
Inken Kirschbaum, Joana Straub, Stephanie Gest, Martin Holtmann, Tanja Legenbauer
Chronotherapeutics are well established for the treatment of depression and associated sleeping problems in adults. However, effects are still understudied in adolescents. Two pilot studies highlighted the crucial role of sleep when it comes to the treatment of depression, by means of chronotherapeutics, in adolescents. The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of adjunctive wake therapy (WT) in addition to bright light therapy (BLT) with respect to sleep behaviors. In the present study, 62 depressed inpatients (aged 13-18 years; diagnosed with Beck Depression Inventory Revision) were randomly assigned to two groups: BLT only (BLT-group) and a combination of BLT and WT (COMB-group)...
November 7, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111783/would-you-say-yes-in-the-evening-time-of-day-effect-on-response-bias-in-four-types-of-working-memory-recognition-tasks
#18
Koryna Lewandowska, Barbara Wachowicz, Tadeusz Marek, Halszka Oginska, Magdalena Fafrowicz
Across a wide range of tasks, cognitive functioning is affected by circadian fluctuations. In this study, we investigated diurnal variations of working memory performance, taking into account not only hits and errors rates, but also sensitivity (d') and response bias (c) indexes (established by signal detection theory). Fifty-two healthy volunteers performed four experimental tasks twice - in the morning and in the evening (approximately 1 and 10 h after awakening). All tasks were based on Deese-Roediger-McDermott paradigm version dedicated to study working/short-term memory distortions...
November 7, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111782/circadian-profiles-of-progesterone-gonadotropins-cortisol-and-corticotropin-in-cycling-and-postmenopausal-women
#19
Anne Caufriez, Rachel Leproult, Georges Copinschi
Little is known about the regulation of temporal variations of progesterone over the 24-hr span in young cycling women as well as in postmenopausal women. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationships between diurnal variations of progesterone and diurnal variations of hormones of the gonadotropic and corticotropic axes, and to provide further information on the source of progesterone secretion under physiological conditions. Twenty-four-hour hormonal profiles were explored under well-controlled laboratory conditions in 10 healthy women (21-36 yr old) with normal ovulatory cycles during early-mid follicular and late luteal phases, and in 8 healthy postmenopausal women (48-74 yr old)...
November 7, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111779/immediate-lag-and-time-window-effects-of-meteorological-factors-on-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-incidence
#20
Mirjam Ravljen, Tomaž Hovelja, Damjan Vavpotič
The influence of several meteorological parameters on acute myocardial infarction (AMI) incidences with immediately and/or delayed effects has been widely reported. It remains unknown whether the individual AMI subtypes reveal similar patterns. To date, generally seasonal variation in ST elevation MI (STEMI) has been investigated. However, these approaches couldn't detect the effects of changes in multiple meteorological variables on STEMI incidence within a specific season. Therefore, the aim of our study is to explore immediate, delayed and cumulative effects of average daily temperature, atmospheric pressure and humidity on nation-wide STEMI hospital admissions...
November 7, 2017: Chronobiology International
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