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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432185/exogenous-cushing-s-syndrome-due-to-a-chinese-herbalist-s-prescription-of-ointment-containing-dexamethasone
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Viola Franke, Winnie Francien Scholtens, Ines Alexandra von Rosenstiel, Marie Jose Walenkamp
Eczema in children is a chronic disabling condition. The impact of this condition on the lives of families is often underestimated by conventional physicians. As a consequence parents may investigate complementary treatment options. Close monitoring by a paediatrician is essential, considering that a variety of adverse effects can occur during the use of complementary treatment. We present a 5-year-old girl with eczema. She visited a Chinese herbalist who prescribed an ointment. The parents noticed that the eczema resolved fast, itching decreased and she was finally sleeping well...
April 20, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431171/heritability-of-heart-rate-response-to-arousals-in-twins
#2
Xiaoling Gao, Ali Azarbarzin, Brendan T Keenan, Michele Ostrowski, Frances M Pack, Bethany Staley, Greg Maislin, Allan I Pack, Magdy Younes, Samuel T Kuna
Objectives: To determine if the large and highly reproducible inter-individual differences in arousal intensity and heart rate response to arousal (ΔHR) during non-REM sleep are heritable. Methods: Polysomnograms of 55 monozygotic (14 male and 41 female pairs) and 36 dizygotic (15 male and 21 female pairs) same-sex twin pairs were analyzed. Arousals were scored using the 2012 American Academy of Sleep Medicine criteria. Arousal intensity was scaled (between 0 and 9) using an automatic algorithm based on the change in EEG time and frequency characteristics...
April 18, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426839/medical-history-in-the-hellenic-journal-of-nuclear-medicine
#3
EDITORIAL
Andreas Otte, Byeong Cheol Ahn
The Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine is about to celebrate its 20th anniversary end of 2017. On board of the editorial team since 2003, this journal has influenced me like a good friend over the many past years. From time to time, the journal has published interesting and valuable historical notes. They show that nuclear medicine has a history and that medicine is its basis. They also teach us today, and some of the ancient perspectives and approaches are still valid. The reader of HJNM may be interested in these historical contributions, as they are timeless...
January 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421376/using-the-stopbang-questionnaire-and-other-pre-test-probability-tools-to-predict-osa-in-younger-thinner-patients-referred-to-a-sleep-medicine-clinic
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Michael J McMahon, Karen L Sheikh, Teotimo F Andrada, Aaron B Holley
BACKGROUND: The STOPBANG questionnaire is used to predict the presence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). We sought to assess the performance of the STOPBANG questionnaire in younger, thinner patients referred to a sleep medicine clinic. METHODS: We applied the STOPBANG questionnaire to patients referred for level I polysomnography (PSG) at our sleep center. We calculated likelihood ratios and area under the receiver operator characteristic (AUROC) curve and performed sensitivity analyses...
April 19, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416049/a-restless-farewell-in-changing-times-advice-for-the-field-of-sleep-medicine
#5
Jerome A Barrett
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April 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416043/delaying-middle-school-and-high-school-start-times-promotes-student-health-and-performance-an-american-academy-of-sleep-medicine-position-statement
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Nathaniel F Watson, Jennifer L Martin, Merrill S Wise, Kelly A Carden, Douglas B Kirsch, David A Kristo, Raman K Malhotra, Eric J Olson, Kannan Ramar, Ilene M Rosen, James A Rowley, Terri E Weaver, Ronald D Chervin
During adolescence, internal circadian rhythms and biological sleep drive change to result in later sleep and wake times. As a result of these changes, early middle school and high school start times curtail sleep, hamper a student's preparedness to learn, negatively impact physical and mental health, and impair driving safety. Furthermore, a growing body of evidence shows that delaying school start times positively impacts student achievement, health, and safety. Public awareness of the hazards of early school start times and the benefits of later start times are largely unappreciated...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408467/isolated-mild-sleep-associated-hypoventilation-in-children-with-down-syndrome
#7
Wai Wong, Dennis Rosen
INTRODUCTION: Children with Down syndrome (DS) have a high incidence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) that is often associated with hypoventilation. Little is known, however, about the prevalence of sleep-associated hypoventilation independent of OSA in these children. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of all children with DS under 18 years of age undergoing polysomnography at a tertiary care paediatric hospital during a 2-year period. Exclusion criteria were as follow: those requiring oxygen or positive-pressure ventilation; with tracheostomy, baseline hypoxia, unrepaired cyanotic heart disease, pulmonary hypertension, and cerebral palsy; or OSA with >5 obstructions/hour...
April 13, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402189/going-non-viral-the-sleeping-beauty-transposon-system-breaks-on-through-to-the-clinical-side
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Michael Hudecek, Zsuzsanna Izsvák, Sandra Johnen, Matthias Renner, Gabriele Thumann, Zoltán Ivics
Molecular medicine has entered a high-tech age that provides curative treatments of complex genetic diseases through genetically engineered cellular medicinal products. Their clinical implementation requires the ability to stably integrate genetic information through gene transfer vectors in a safe, effective and economically viable manner. The latest generation of Sleeping Beauty (SB) transposon vectors fulfills these requirements, and may overcome limitations associated with viral gene transfer vectors and transient non-viral gene delivery approaches that are prevalent in ongoing pre-clinical and translational research...
April 12, 2017: Critical Reviews in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397756/anti-trypanosomatid-elemanolide-sesquiterpene-lactones-from-vernonia-lasiopus-o-hoffm
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Njogu M Kimani, Josphat C Matasyoh, Marcel Kaiser, Reto Brun, Thomas J Schmidt
Sleeping sickness or human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) is a neglected tropical disease (NTD) threatening millions of peoples' lives with thousands infected. The disease is endemic in poorly developed regions of sub-Saharan Africa and is caused by the kinetoplastid "protozoan" parasite Trypanosoma brucei. The parasites are transmitted to humans through bites of infected tsetse flies of the genus Glossina. The few available drugs for treatment of this disease are highly toxic, difficult to administer, costly and unavailable to poor rural communities bearing the major burden of this infection...
April 8, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393339/-the-status-change-and-health-issues-of-inpatients-sixth-vital-sign-in-a-medical-center
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Li-Ying Lin, Ya-Hui Huang, Chung-Lung Hung, Ya-Mei Chen, Ching-Ju Kuo, Yan-Chiou Ku
BACKGROUND: Hospitalized patients generally have elevated levels of emotional distress. Gaining a better under-standing of the problem of emotional distress among hospitalized patients is conducive to providing appropriate emotional care and promoting their recovery. PURPOSE: To analyze the scores for the "sixth vital sign" (i.e., emotional distress), diversification, and the health-related problems of hospitalized patients at a medical center in Taiwan. The results may offer an important reference for providing effective emotional care to hospitalized patients...
April 2017: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392943/report-from-a-survey-of-parents-regarding-the-use-of-cannabidiol-medicinal-cannabis-in-mexican-children-with-refractory-epilepsy
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Carlos G Aguirre-Velázquez
Structured online surveys were used to explore the experiences of the parents of children with refractory epilepsy using medicinal cannabis in Mexico during September 2016. The surveys, which were completed in full, were reviewed, and 53 cases of children aged between 9 months and 18 years were identified. Of these, 43 cases (82%) were from Mexico and 10 (18%) were from Latin American countries. Of the 43 Mexican cases, the diagnoses were as follows: 20 cases (47%) had Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS); 13 cases (30%) had unspecified refractory epilepsy (URE); 8 cases (19%) had West syndrome (WS); 1 case (2%) had Doose syndrome (DS); and 1 case (2%) had Ohtahara syndrome (OS)...
2017: Neurology Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390054/virtual-patients-in-a-behavioral-medicine-massive-open-online-course-mooc-a-qualitative-and-quantitative-analysis-of-participants-perceptions
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Anne H Berman, Gabriele Biguet, Natalia Stathakarou, Beata Westin-Hägglöf, Kerstin Jeding, Cormac McGrath, Nabil Zary, Andrzej A Kononowicz
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to explore learners' perceptions of using virtual patients in a behavioral medicine Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs) and thereby describe innovative ways of disseminating knowledge in health-related areas. METHODS: A 5-week MOOC on behavioral medicine was hosted on the edX platform. The authors developed two branched virtual patients consisting of video recordings of a live standardized patient, with multiple clinical decision points and narration unfolding depending on learners' choices...
April 7, 2017: Academic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382434/evaluation-of-the-central-sleep-apnea-in-asymptomatic-children-with-chiari-1-malformation-an-open-question
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Marco Zaffanello, Francesco Sala, Luca Sacchetto, Emma Gasperi, Giorgio Piacentini
INTRODUCTION: Type I is the most common Chiari malformation in children. In this condition, the lower part of the cerebellum, but not the brain stem, extends into the foramen magnum at the base of the skull leading to intermittent brain hypertension. In symptomatic children, central sleep apneas are shown in polysomnography evaluation. A central apnea index of 1/h or more is considered abnormal, but >5/h is clearly considered pathological. Therefore, central sleep apnea evaluation in pediatric age may show great age-related variability...
April 5, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377723/multiple-psychopharmacological-effects-of-the-traditional-japanese-kampo-medicine-yokukansan-and-the-brain-regions-it-affects
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REVIEW
Kazushige Mizoguchi, Yasushi Ikarashi
Yokukansan (YKS), a traditional Japanese Kampo medicine, has indications for use in night crying and irritability in children, as well as neurosis and insomnia. It is currently also used for the remedy of the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), such as aggressiveness, agitation, and hallucinations. In parallel with clinical evidence, a significant amount of fundamental researches have been undertaken to clarify the neuropsychopharmacological efficacies of YKS, with approximately 70 articles, including our own, being published to date...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377394/efficacy-and-safety-of-suanzaoren-decoction-for-chronic-insomnia-disorder-in-adults-study-protocol-for-randomised-double-blind-double-dummy-placebo-controlled-trial
#15
Qi-Hui Zhou, Hui-Lin Wang, Xiao-Li Zhou, Meng-Bei Xu, Hong-Feng Zhang, Li-Bo Huang, Guo-Qing Zheng, Yan Lin
BACKGROUND: Insomnia disorder is defined as a combination of dissatisfaction with sleep quantity or quality and a significant negative impact on daytime functioning. Chronic insomnia disorder refers to clinical symptoms of persistent insomnia at least three nights a week for at least 3 months. Prevalence estimates of insomnia disorder range from 12% to 20% in the adult population, with approximately 50% having a chronic course. The potential side effects of hypnotic medications hinder their clinical application...
April 4, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377393/does-a-brief-behavioural-intervention-delivered-by-paediatricians-or-psychologists-improve-sleep-problems-for-children-with-adhd-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomised-translational-trial
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E Sciberras, M Mulraney, H Heussler, N Rinehart, T Schuster, L Gold, N Hayes, H Hiscock
INTRODUCTION: Up to 70% of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) experience sleep problems. We have demonstrated the efficacy of a brief behavioural intervention for children with ADHD in a large randomised controlled trial (RCT) and now aim to examine whether this intervention is effective in real-life clinical settings when delivered by paediatricians or psychologists. We will also assess the cost-effectiveness of the intervention. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: Children aged 5-12 years with ADHD (n=320) are being recruited for this translational cluster RCT through paediatrician practices in Victoria and Queensland, Australia...
April 4, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364511/mid-treatment-sleep-duration-predicts-clinically-significant-knee-osteoarthritis-pain-reduction-at-6-months-effects-from-a-behavioral-sleep-medicine-clinical-trial
#17
Jessica K Salwen, Michael T Smith, Patrick H Finan
Study Objectives: To determine the relative influence of sleep continuity (sleep efficiency, sleep onset latency, total sleep time [TST], and wake after sleep onset) on clinical pain outcomes within a trial of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) for patients with comorbid knee osteoarthritis and insomnia. Methods: Secondary analyses were performed on data from 74 patients with comorbid insomnia and knee osteoarthritis who completed a randomized clinical trial of 8-session multicomponent CBT-I versus an active behavioral desensitization control condition (BD), including a 6-month follow-up assessment...
February 1, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363413/action-of-bacopa-monnieri-to-antagonize-cisplatin-induced-emesis-in-suncus-murinus-house-musk-shrew
#18
Ihsan Ullah, Fazal Subhan, Zengbing Lu, Sze Wa Chan, John A Rudd
Bacopa monnieri (BM, family Scrophulariaceae) is used in several traditional systems of medicine for the management of epilepsy, depression, neuropathic pain, sleep disorders and memory deficits. The present study investigated the potential of BM methanol (BM-MetFr) and BM n-butanol fractions (BM-ButFr) to reduce chemotherapy-induced emesis in Suncus murinus (house musk shrew). Cisplatin (30 mg/kg, i.p.) reliably induced retching and/or vomiting over a 2 day period. BM-MetFr (10-40 mg/kg, s.c.) and BM-ButFr (5-20 mg/kg, s...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359656/in-center-nocturnal-hemodialysis-versus-conventional-hemodialysis-a-systematic-review-of-the-evidence
#19
Ben Wong, David Collister, Maliha Muneer, Dale Storie, Mark Courtney, Anita Lloyd, Sandra Campbell, Robert P Pauly
BACKGROUND: Owing to its longer treatment duration-up to 8 hours per dialysis treatment-in-center thrice-weekly nocturnal hemodialysis (HD) is receiving greater attention. To better understand the evidence for in-center nocturnal HD, we sought to systematically review the literature to determine the effects of in-center nocturnal HD versus conventional HD on clinically relevant outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: We searched MEDLINE, Embase, Evidence-Based Medicine Reviews (EBMR), Web of Science, and Scopus from the earliest date in the database to November 2016...
March 27, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356173/management-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-commercial-motor-vehicle-operators-recommendations-of-the-aasm-sleep-and-transportation-safety-awareness-task-force
#20
Indira Gurubhagavatula, Shannon Sullivan, Amy Meoli, Susheel Patil, Ryan Olson, Michael Berneking, Nathaniel F Watson
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Sleep and Transportation Safety Awareness Task Force responded to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Federal Railroad Administration Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and request for public comments regarding the evaluation of safety-sensitive personnel for moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The following document represents this response. The most salient points provided in our comments are that (1) moderate-to-severe OSA is common among commercial motor vehicle operators (CMVOs) and contributes to an increased risk of crashes; (2) objective screening methods are available and preferred for identifying at-risk drivers, with the most commonly used indicator being body mass index; (3) treatment in the form of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is effective and reduces crashes; (4) CPAP is economically viable; (5) guidelines are available to assist medical examiners in determining whether CMVOs with moderate-to-severe OSA should continue to work without restrictions, with conditional certification, or be disqualified from operating commercial motor vehicles...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
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