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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678398/altered-ultradian-cortisol-rhythmicity-as-a-potential-neurobiologic-substrate-for-chronic-insomnia
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REVIEW
Ivan Vargas, Alexandros N Vgontzas, James L Abelson, Rose T Faghih, Knashawn H Morales, Michael L Perlis
Chronic insomnia is highly prevalent and associated with significant morbidity (i.e., confers risk for multiple psychiatric and medical disorders, such as depression and hypertension). Therefore, it is essential to identify factors that perpetuate this disorder. One candidate factor in the neurobiology of chronic insomnia is hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis dysregulation, and in particular, alterations in circadian cortisol rhythmicity. Cortisol secretory patterns, however, fluctuate with both a circadian and an ultradian rhythm (i...
March 27, 2018: Sleep Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675280/what-can-happen-when-postpartum-anxiety-progresses-to-psychosis-a-case-study
#2
Vesna Pirec
This case report describes a primipara without documented psychiatric history prior to complicated delivery. Onset of severe insomnia and anxiety was right after childbirth but not treated. Obsessive thinking pattern became more prominent. The patient became depressed and sought psychiatric help four months after delivery. Insomnia was then treated pharmacologically. Anxiety and depression persisted, suicidal ideation emerged, and the patient became confused, indecisive, overwhelmed, and delusional regarding her child's health...
2018: Case Reports in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662527/stimulant-withdrawal-in-a-child-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-and-adhd-a-case-report
#3
Aneta Krakowski, Abel Ickowicz
Objective: To consider whether the concepts of tolerance and withdrawal to stimulant medications apply to a preadolescent female, affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and treated for associated attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Methods: We describe the case history and review scientific English language literature pertaining to acute withdrawal effects associated with methylphenidate and amphetamine derivatives in children. Results: An 11-year-old female with ASD and ADHD referred to our clinic experienced vomiting, headaches, and light sensitivity following abrupt discontinuation of methylphenidate; she subsequently presented with migraines and marked malaise immediately after a dose reduction in lisdexamfetamine...
April 2018: Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650354/risk-factors-for-postoperative-delirium-in-patients-undergoing-free-flap-reconstruction-for-oral-cancer
#4
T Makiguchi, S Yokoo, J Kurihara
The aim of this study was to investigate risk factors for postoperative delirium in patients undergoing free flap reconstruction for defects after oral cancer resection. This was a non-randomized, retrospective cohort study involving 102 patients who underwent oral cancer resection and free flap reconstruction. Data were collected from the medical records. Postoperative delirium occurred in 34 patients (33.3%), of whom 27 were male and seven were female. High preoperative total protein and albumin, diabetes mellitus, history of smoking, use of hypnotics or antipsychotics, time until getting out of bed after surgery, and postoperative insomnia were significantly related to delirium in the univariate analysis (P<0...
April 10, 2018: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648642/a-novel-forehead-temperature-regulating-device-for-insomnia-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#5
Thomas Roth, David Mayleben, Neil Feldman, Alan Lankford, Timothy Grant, Eric Nofzinger
Study Objectives: Insomnia is one of the most common disorders in the general population. Hypnotic medications are efficacious, but their use is limited by adverse events (AEs). This study evaluated the safety and efficacy of a novel forehead temperature-regulating device that delivers frontal cerebral thermal therapy (maintained at 14-16°C, equivalent to 57-61°F) for the treatment of insomnia. Methods: This was a prospective, randomized controlled trial involving two nights of therapy in 106 adults diagnosed with insomnia...
April 10, 2018: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643104/actigraphy-assessment-of-sleep-quality-among-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukaemia-during-induction-chemotherapy
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Chi-Fu Jeffrey Yang, Kelli Aibel, Ryan Meyerhoff, Frances Wang, David Harpole, Amy P Abernethy, Thomas W LeBlanc
OBJECTIVES: Patients receiving induction chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) anecdotally describe poor sleep, but sleep disturbances have not been well-characterised in this population. We aimed to test the feasibility of measuring sleep quality in AML inpatients using a wearable actigraphy device. METHODS: Using the Actigraph GT3X 'watch', we assessed the total sleep time, sleep onset latency, wake after sleep onset, number of awakenings after sleep onset and sleep efficiency for inpatients with AML receiving induction chemotherapy...
April 11, 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616316/temporal-trajectory-of-quality-of-life-and-its-predictors-in-recipients-of-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#7
Ryul Kim, Kyung-Lak Son, Kwang-Min Lee, Younak Choi, Junshik Hong, Dong-Yeop Shin, Youngil Koh, Bong-Jin Hahm, Inho Kim
This prospective longitudinal study evaluated the temporal trajectory of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and its associated factors in patients who received hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (SCT) 6 months after transplantation. Eighty-nine adult patients who were admitted to Seoul National University Hospital for SCT were consecutively included in the study. The participants completed three standardized questionnaires: Insomnia Severity Index, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, and European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire...
April 3, 2018: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611611/benzodiazepine-prescriptions-on-merchant-ships-without-a-doctor-on-board-analysis-from-medical-records-of-centro-internazionale-radio-medico-cirm
#8
Giulio Nittari, Graziano Pallotta, Marzio Di Canio, Enea Traini, Francesco Amenta
BACKGROUND: Benzodiazepines are drugs widely used for the treatment of anxiety and insomnia. The present study has analysed the prescriptions of this class of drugs among sailing seafarers, to evaluate the appropriateness of prescribed therapies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study assessed the benzodiazepine prescriptions made by Centro Internazionale Radio Medico (CIRM) doctors from 2011 to 2015. A total of 17,844 medical records were examined. Analysis considered the prescriptions of benzodiazepines in monotherapy, or in association with other drugs...
2018: International Maritime Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609717/sleep-disorders-and-their-management-in-children-with-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-referred-to-sleep-clinics
#9
Keren Armoni Domany, Sumalee Hantragool, David F Smith, Yuanfang Xu, Monir Hossain, Narong Simakajornboon
STUDY OBJECTIVES: The nature of sleep disorders in children with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is unknown. We aimed to describe the type, the management, and the short-term outcome of sleep disorders in children with EDS referred to sleep clinics. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of medical records and polysomnography tests of children with EDS younger than 18 years who were referred to the sleep clinic. Demographic information and medical history were collected, and polysomnography tests were reviewed...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599811/the-pilot-survey-of-the-perception-on-the-practice-pattern-diagnosis-and-treatment-on-korean-medicine-insomnia-focusing-on-the-difference-between-korean-medical-neuropsychiatry-specialists-and-korean-medical-general-practitioners
#10
Jung-Hwa Lim, Jin-Hyung Jeong, Sang-Ho Kim, Kyeong-Ok Kim, Seung-Yeon Lee, Sang-Hyup Lee, Bo-Kyung Kim
Introduction: This study aims to investigate the clinical practice states on the diagnosis and treatment for insomnia between Korean medical general practitioners (KMGPs) and Korean medical neuropsychiatry specialists (KMNPSs). Methods: We distributed questionnaires via email or in person to 1,017 KMGPs and via email to 165 KMNPSs. We collected and analyzed responses from 305 (30.00%) KMGPs and 53 (32.12%) KMNPSs. Results: Most KMGPs and KMNPSs responded that the number of new patients visiting the clinic for treatment of insomnia was less than 10 per month (78...
2018: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576408/insomnia-and-hypertension-a-systematic-review
#11
REVIEW
Denise C Jarrin, Pasquale K Alvaro, Marc-André Bouchard, Stephanie D Jarrin, Christopher L Drake, Charles M Morin
Insomnia is a prevalent sleep disorder that is associated with a multitude of health consequences. Particularly, insomnia has been associated with cardiovascular disease and its precursors, such as hypertension and blood pressure (BP) non-dipping. The present systematic review aimed to summarize the evidence on the concurrent and prospective associations between insomnia and hypertension and/or BP. Using electronic search engines (PubMed, SCOPUS, PsycINFO), 5,618 articles published from January 1970 to December 2017 were identified, and 64 met the inclusion criteria (26 to 162,121 participants; age range: 18-100; 46...
February 16, 2018: Sleep Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563800/efficacy-tolerability-and-safety-of-oral-paliperidone-extended-release-in-the-treatment-of-schizophrenia-a-24-week-open-label-prospective-switch-study-in-different-settings-in-taiwan
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Ching-Yen Chen, Tze-Chun Tang, Tzu-Ting Chen, Ya Mei Bai, Huei-Huang Tsai, Hou-Liang Chen, Chun-Jen Huang, Chih-Ken Chen, Chun-Chih Chen, Mei-Chun Hsiao, Chia-Yih Liu, Hong-Shiow Yeh, Nan-Ying Chiu, Cheng-Chen Hsiao, Cheng-Sheng Chen, Tung-Ping Su
Purpose: Paliperidone extended release (ER) is an oral psychotropic treatment formulated to release paliperidone at a controlled, gradually ascending rate. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of switching to paliperidone ER in Taiwanese patients with schizophrenia who were unresponsive or intolerant to previous antipsychotic therapy. Patients and methods: This was a 24-week, open-label, single-arm, multicenter, Phase IV trial. Based on consulting psychiatrists' judgment, patients were deemed eligible for the switch to paliperidone ER; the switch was achieved by cross-tapering, using a recommended starting dose of 6 mg...
2018: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29562372/safety-assessment-in-child-a-cirrhotic-patients-treated-with-ombitasvir-paritaprevir-ritonavir-and-dasabuvir-with-ribavirin
#13
E D Manea, I Stefan, C Olariu, O C Calina, R E Jipa, A Hristea
BACKGROUND: In our country, the national program for hepatitis C virus treatment with ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir and dasabuvir was approved for patients with stage four of liver fibrosis and stage three associated with specific comorbidities. Our aim was to analyze the characteristics associated with the presence of adverse events in patients receiving this antiviral regimen, with ribavirin in cirrhotic patients. METHODS: We prospectively studied a cohort of adults with hepatitis C virus infection with Child A cirrhosis, treated for 12 weeks with ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir/dasabuvir and ribavirin, which have been followed in an infectious diseases tertiary-care hospital...
January 2018: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29553787/qualitative-exploration-of-traumatic-brain-injury-related-beliefs-among-u-s-military-veterans
#14
Paul R King, Gregory P Beehler, Bonnie M Vest, Kerry Donnelly, Laura O Wray
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE: Explore cognitive, affective, and experiential factors that inform veterans' traumatic brain injury (TBI)-related beliefs. Research Method/Design: Qualitative descriptive study of 22 veterans who received care for TBI at a VA Medical Center in the Northeastern United States using directed content analysis. Measures included a semistructured interview, demographic survey, the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test-Consumption Items (AUDIT-C), Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9), PTSD Checklist (PCL), Neurobehavioral Symptom Inventory (NSI), and Insomnia Severity Index (ISI)...
February 2018: Rehabilitation Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552421/trazodone-for-insomnia-a-systematic-review
#15
REVIEW
Karim Yahia Jaffer, Tiffany Chang, Brigitte Vanle, Jonathan Dang, Alexander J Steiner, Natalie Loera, Marina Abdelmesseh, Itai Danovitch, Waguih William Ishak
OBJECTIVE: While trazodone is approved for the treatment of depression, the off-label use of this medication for insomnia has surpassed its usage as an antidepressant. In this systematic review, we examined the evidence for the efficacy and safety of trazodone for insomnia. METHODS: A literature search was conducted using MEDLINE/PubMed databases from the past 33 years (1983-2016) and the keywords insomnia, trazodone, sedative, treatment, and hypnotics. The results were restricted to English language and human subjects...
July 2017: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29551430/long-term-effects-of-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonists-and-add-back-in-adolescent-endometriosis
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Jenny Sadler Gallagher, Stacey A Missmer, Mark D Hornstein, Marc R Laufer, Catherine M Gordon, Amy D DiVasta
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To explore the potential occurrence of long-term side effects and tolerability of gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa) plus 2 different add-back regimens in adolescent patients with endometriosis. DESIGN: Follow-up questionnaire sent in 2016 to patients who participated in a drug trial between 2008 and 2012. SETTING: Tertiary care center in Boston, Massachusetts. PARTICIPANTS: Female adolescents with surgically confirmed endometriosis (n = 51) who enrolled in a GnRHa plus add-back trial as adolescents...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29525760/pancytopenia-a-rare-complication-of-graves-disease
#17
Vishnu Vardhan Garla, Sohail Abdul Salim, Licy L Yanes-Cardozo
A 27-year-old male patient who presented to the emergency room with complaints of sweating, palpitations, heat intolerance, insomnia and weight loss for the last 3 months. His medical history was significant for hypertension. On examination, he was tachycardic, hypertensive, had tremors of the upper extremities and a smooth goitre with a thyroid bruit. Laboratory assessment revealed a suppressed thyroid-stimulating hormone, high free thyroxine and positive thyroid receptor antibodies. Complete blood count showed pancytopenia...
March 9, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523117/prevalence-of-and-characteristics-associated-with-insomnia-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea-among-veterans-with-knee-and-hip-osteoarthritis
#18
Shannon Stark Taylor, Jaime M Hughes, Cynthia J Coffman, Amy S Jeffreys, Christi S Ulmer, Eugene Z Oddone, Hayden B Bosworth, William S Yancy, Kelli D Allen
BACKGROUND: Few studies have examined patterns of specific sleep problems among individuals with osteoarthritis (OA). The primary objective of this study was to examine prevalence of symptoms of insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among Veterans with OA. Secondary objectives were to assess proportions of individuals with insomnia and OSA symptoms who may have been undiagnosed and to examine Veterans' characteristics associated with insomnia and OSA symptoms. METHODS: Veterans (n = 300) enrolled in a clinical trial completed the Insomnia Severity Index (ISI) and the Berlin Questionnaire (BQ) at baseline; proportions of participants with symptoms consistent with insomnia and OSA were calculated, using standard cut-offs for ISI and BQ...
March 9, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29505419/depression-effects-on-long-term-prescription-opioid-use-abuse-and-addiction
#19
Mark Sullivan
OBJECTIVES: Treatment guidelines discourage long-term opioid treatment for patients with chronic pain and major depression, but this treatment occurs commonly, producing higher daily doses, longer duration, and more adverse events. METHODS: Review of prospective cohort, retrospective cohort, and other observational studies of the relation between depression and opioid use, abuse, and addiction. RESULTS: Depressed patients initiate opioid therapy slightly more often than non-depressed patients, but are twice as likely to transition to long-term use...
March 2, 2018: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29503545/treatment-patterns-health-care-resource-utilization-and-costs-in-japanese-adults-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-treated-with-atomoxetine
#20
Hideyuki Imagawa, Saurabh P Nagar, William Montgomery, Tomomi Nakamura, Masayo Sato, Keith L Davis
Objective: To describe the characteristics and medication treatment patterns of adult patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) prescribed atomoxetine in Japan. Materials and methods: A retrospective analysis of insurance claims data was conducted using the Japan Medical Data Center database. Adults (≥18 years) with ADHD who had ≥1 atomoxetine claim from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014, and ≥180 to ≤900 days of follow-up were included...
2018: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
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