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Carol Chu, Melanie A Hom, Megan L Rogers, Ian H Stanley, Fallon B Ringer-Moberg, Matthew C Podlogar, Jameson K Hirsch, Thomas E Joiner
BACKGROUND: Insomnia is a robust correlate of suicidal ideation and behavior. Preliminary research has identified thwarted belongingness (c.f. social disconnection) as an explanatory link between insomnia and suicidal ideation. OBJECTIVES: This study replicates and extends previous findings using both cross-sectional and longitudinal designs in four demographically diverse samples. Additionally, the specificity of thwarted belongingness was evaluated by testing anxiety as a rival mediator...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
Fang Meng, Pei-Bei Duan, Junya Zhu, Qing-Qing Lou, Zhao-Hui Fang, Hong-Li An, Lan-Ying Liu, Yue Hu, Qian Hu
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of Gua sha therapy on perimenopausal symptoms, quality of life, and serum female hormones in participants with perimenopausal syndrome. METHODS: A prospective, randomized, controlled clinical trial was conducted at the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine in China. Eighty women with perimenopausal syndrome were recruited and randomized into an intervention group or a control group...
October 10, 2016: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
Sharon B Wigal, Tim Wigal, Ann Childress, Graeme A E Donnelly, Joseph L Reiz
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to assess the onset and duration of efficacy of multilayer-release methylphenidate (PRC-063) over 16 hr compared with placebo in adults with ADHD using the simulated adult workplace environment. METHOD: After dose-optimization with PRC-063, participants entered a double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover phase. Primary outcome measure was the Permanent Product Measure of Performance (PERMP) total score measured pre-dose and from 1 to 16 hr post-dose...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Attention Disorders
Thomas Roth, Jed Black, Raymond Cluydts, Pascal Charef, Marzia Cavallaro, Fabrice Kramer, Gary Zammit, James Walsh
OBJECTIVE: Sleep laboratory study to determine the dose-related efficacy and safety of almorexant in elderly patients with primary chronic insomnia. METHODS: Patients aged ≥65 years with primary insomnia were enrolled into a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter dose-finding study with a five-period, five-way Latin square cross-over design. Patients were randomized to one of 10 unique sequences of two-night treatment with oral almorexant 25, 50, 100, or 200 mg capsules, or matching placebo...
October 10, 2016: Sleep
Peng Luo, Shuo Li, Yitai Chen, Yuwen Luo, Yun Li, Kai Wang, Yuxia Huang, Xin Chen
BACKGROUND: Roflumilast, a phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitor recommended by clinical guideline, is always being used in combination with at least one long-acting bronchodilator in patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, there are few evidences about whether the combination of roflumilast and long-acting bronchodilators is safer and more effective in patients with moderate-to-very severe stable COPD. In our study, we investigate the effect and safety of roflumilast combined with long-acting bronchodilators on moderate-to-severe stable COPD patients...
September 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Hani Raoul Khouzam
Trazodone is an antidepressant that is FDA-approved for the treatment of depression. It has been used by mental health and primary care providers for the treatment of multiple psychiatric and medical conditions .This review describes trazodone mechanism of action, formulation, dosage and adverse effects and then summarizes the beneficial effects of trazodone in the treatment of various psychiatric and medical conditions such as major depression, as well non-approved FDA indications such as insomnia,anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, feeding and eating disorders, substance use disorders, behavioral disturbances associated with cognitive dysfunction, sexual dysfunction, certain pain conditions, and rehabilitation after acute ischemic stroke...
October 17, 2016: Postgraduate Medicine
Zhenyang Jiang, Harriet Butler-Bowen, Teresa Rodriguez, Marie C Garcon, Melissa Hennessey Smith, Valerie Relias, Muhammad Wasif Saif
BACKGROUND: Fatigue is a common but devastating symptom for advanced pancreatic cancer (APC) patients. To date, no proven treatment exists. Methylphenidate (MPH) showed inconsistent results in treating other cancer related fatigue. We performed a retrospective study to assess MPH in ameliorating fatigue in APC patients. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed our clinic APC patients' records who visited from 06/2011 - 11/2014. Fatigue was assessed by Visual Analog Fatigue Scale (VAFS) and classified as grade 1 (VAFS 1-3), grade 2 (VAFS 4-6) and grade 3 (VAFS 7-10) to correspond with CTCAE V4...
October 2016: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
W Kukwa, E Migacz, S Ishman, A Wichniak
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to investigate the prevalence of difficulty with initiation or maintenance of sleep (DIMS) and excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in a general pediatric population, and to evaluate the relationship between these conditions and sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) symptom intensity. METHODS: This population-based cross-sectional study from 27 primary schools in a medium-sized city in Poland was based on use of a questionnaire regarding demographic data, symptoms of SDB, DIMS, and EDS...
July 2016: Sleep Medicine
Nicolás Roberto Robles, Ramón Peces, Álvaro Gómez-Ferrer, Felipe Villacampa, Jose Luis Álvarez-Ossorio, Pedro Pérez-Segura, Juan Morote, Bernardo Herrera-Imbroda, Javier Nieto, Joaquín Carballido, Urbano Anido, Marian Valero, Cristina Meseguer, Roser Torra
BACKGROUND: Renal angiomyolipomas (AML) are usual manifestations of tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) that may cause aneurism-related haemorrhages and renal impairment. Everolimus has emerged as an alternative to surgery/embolization. We provide further insight into everolimus safety and efficacy for TSC-related AML. METHODS: This was a Spanish expanded access trial including patients aged ≥18 years with TSC-related AML. They received 10 mg everolimus once daily until AML progression, unacceptable toxicity, death/withdrawal, commercialisation for TSC-related AML, or 1 year after first patient enrolment...
September 26, 2016: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
Ali M Hashmi, Shashi K Bhatia, Subhash K Bhatia, Imran S Khawaja
UNLABELLED: Sleep disturbances are common in pregnancy. Insomnia is a frequent sleep disturbance experienced by pregnant women which can be primary or due to co-morbid conditions. The differential diagnosis of insomnia in pregnancy includes anxiety disorders, mood disorders, breathing related sleep disorders and restless legs syndrome. Early interventions to treat the sleep disturbance are recommended to avoid adverse pregnancy outcomes. Management strategies include improving sleep hygiene, behavioral therapies, and pharmacotherapy...
July 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
Kiran Maski, Judith A Owens
Sleep problems are frequently encountered as presenting complaints in child neurology clinical practice. They can affect the functioning and quality of life of children, particularly those with primary neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders, since coexisting sleep problems can add substantially to neurocognitive and behavioural comorbidities. Additionally, symptoms of some sleep disorders such as parasomnias and narcolepsy can be confused with those of other neurological disorders (eg, epilepsy), posing diagnostic challenges for paediatric neurologists...
October 2016: Lancet Neurology
Cai-Lan Hou, Yu Zang, Xin-Rong Ma, Mei-Ying Cai, Yan Li, Fu-Jun Jia, Yong-Qiang Lin, Helen F K Chiu, Gabor S Ungvari, Chee H Ng, Bao-Liang Zhong, Xiao-Lan Cao, Man-Ian Tam, Yu-Tao Xiang
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to determine the pattern of sleep behavior in schizophrenia patients treated in primary care. DESIGN AND METHODS: Altogether 623 schizophrenia patients in 22 primary care services were recruited. Sleep duration and demographic and clinical characteristics were recorded. FINDINGS: The mean expected total sleep time was 8.8 hr (SD 1.8) and the mean actual total sleep time was 8.2 hr (SD 2.1). The frequency of short, medium, and long sleepers was 18...
September 14, 2016: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
Heidrun Hlodversdottir, Gudrun Petursdottir, Hanne Krage Carlsen, Thorarinn Gislason, Arna Hauksdottir
OBJECTIVES: To examine the long-term development of physical and mental health following exposure to a volcanic eruption. DESIGN: Population-based prospective cohort study. SETTING: In spring 2010, the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull erupted. Data were collected at 2 time points: in 2010 and 2013. PARTICIPANTS: Adult residents in areas close to the Eyjafjallajökull volcano (N=1096), divided according to exposure levels, and a non-exposed sample (n=475), with 80% participation rate in 2013...
2016: BMJ Open
Sara Muller, Samantha L Hider, Toby Helliwell, Sarah Lawton, Kevin Barraclough, Bhaskar Dasgupta, Irena Zwierska, Christian D Mallen
BACKGROUND: The aim was to characterise the sociodemographic, general health and polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR)-specific features of participants in a large inception cohort of patients with PMR diagnosed in UK primary care. METHODS: Patients (n = 739) with a new diagnosis of PMR were referred into the study and mailed a questionnaire detailing their general health and sociodemographic characteristics in addition to the symptoms of and treatment for PMR. Characteristics of responders and non-responders were compared and descriptive statistics were used to characterise the health of the cohort...
2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
Benjamin Kligler, Raymond Teets, Melissa Quick
Significant evidence supports the effectiveness and safety of several complementary or integrative treatment approaches to common primary care problems. Acupuncture is effective in the management of chronic low back pain. Mind-body interventions such as cognitive behavior therapy, yoga, tai chi, qi gong, and music therapy may be helpful for treating insomnia. Exercise can reduce anxiety symptoms. Herbal preparations and nutritional supplements can be useful as first-line therapy for certain conditions, such as fish oil for hypertriglyceridemia, St...
September 1, 2016: American Family Physician
Faruk Uguz, Nazile Arpaci
OBJECTIVE: Primary pharmacological agents for depression and anxiety disorders are antidepressants, especially selective serotonine reuptake inhibitors. The aim of this study was to examine the features and prevalence of adverse effects of paroxetine and sertraline in breastfed infants. METHODS: The study had a retrospective cohort design. Five-year clinical data of 72 patients were included in the study. Psychiatric diagnoses were ascertained by means of the Structured Clinical Interview for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition...
August 30, 2016: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
Daniel B Kay, Helmet T Karim, Adriane M Soehner, Brant P Hasler, Kristine A Wilckens, Jeffrey A James, Howard J Aizenstein, Julie C Price, Bedda L Rosario, David J Kupfer, Anne Germain, Martica H Hall, Peter L Franzen, Eric A Nofzinger, Daniel J Buysse
STUDY OBJECTIVES: The neurobiological mechanisms of insomnia may involve altered patterns of activation across sleep-wake states in brain regions associated with cognition, self-referential processes, affect, and sleep-wake promotion. The objective of this study was to compare relative regional cerebral metabolic rate for glucose (rCMRglc) in these brain regions across wake and nonrapid eye movement (NREM) sleep states in patients with primary insomnia (PI) and good sleeper controls (GS)...
October 1, 2016: Sleep
Madhuri S Kurdi, Sindhu Priya Muthukalai
BACKGROUND: The natural hormone melatonin has sleep inducing properties. Insomnia in cancer patients is common. So far, melatonin has been seldom tried for the improvement of sleep in patients with malignancies. Keeping this in mind, we planned and conducted a double-blind study to test the efficacy of melatonin in promoting sleep in patients with malignancies suffering from insomnia. OBJECTIVE: To assess the hypnotic efficacy of oral melatonin in cancer patients with insomnia...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
Cathy Alessi, Jennifer L Martin, Lavinia Fiorentino, Constance H Fung, Joseph M Dzierzewski, Juan C Rodriguez Tapia, Yeonsu Song, Karen Josephson, Stella Jouldjian, Michael N Mitchell
OBJECTIVES: To test a new cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) program designed for use by nonclinicians. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare system. PARTICIPANTS: Community-dwelling veterans aged 60 and older who met diagnostic criteria for insomnia of 3 months duration or longer (N = 159). INTERVENTION: Nonclinician "sleep coaches" delivered a five-session manual-based CBT-I program including stimulus control, sleep restriction, sleep hygiene, and cognitive therapy (individually or in small groups), with weekly telephone behavioral sleep medicine supervision...
September 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Nicholas Gonzalez
Background • There is a paucity of information on alternative, nutrition-based treatments for insulin-dependent diabetes. Primary Study Objective • This case report provides detailed information on the nutrition-based treatment of a man with insulin-dependent diabetes. Methods/Design • This is a single case report taken from the author's private practice. Setting • The treatment was provided at a private office in New York, NY, USA. Participants • A single patient in the author's practice is reported...
July 2016: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
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