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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231433/-transcutaneous-vagus-nerve-stimulation-for-primary-insomnia-and-affective-disorder-a-report-of-35-cases
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Man Luo, Xiaoxiao Qu, Shaoyuan Li, Jingjun Zhao, Yufeng Zhao, Yue Jiao, Peijing Rong
OBJECTIVE: To observe and evaluate the clinical efficacy of transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation (taVNS) at auricular concha for primary insomnia (PI) and affective disorder. METHODS: A total of 35 patients who met the diagnosis standard of PI in Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th edition) were included. The self-developed auricular vagus nerve stimulator (TENS-200A) was applied at auricular concha, 30 min per treatment, twice a day, 5 days a week for consecutive 4 weeks...
March 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231355/-a-survey-on-knowledge-of-acupuncture-disease-spectrum-and-expectation-of-acupuncture-treatment-in-chengdu-residents
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Tao Xu, Shaoqing Ye, Yu Shi, Tongtong Xu, Qi Wang, Si Li, Youruo Zhang, Yi Lan, Ling Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To understand the knowledge of acupuncture disease spectrum, expectation of acupuncture treatment in Chengdu residents. METHODS: A questionnaire regarding the knowledge of acupuncture disease spectrum and expectation of acupuncture treatment in Chengdu residents was established. By field sampling and internet survey, related data were collected and analyzed. RESULTS: Totally 1 548 valid questionnaires were collected, including 1 041 from field survey and 507 from internet survey...
August 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231317/-regulation-action-and-nerve-electrophysiology-mechanism-of-acupuncture-on-arousal-state-in-patients-of-primary-insomnia
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Yi Liu, Hui Feng, Wenjuan Liu, Hongjing Mao, Yali Mo, Yan Yin, Zhenghe Yu, Lianlian Xu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the difference between acupuncture and estazolam on arousal state in patients of primary insomnia, and to explore its nerve electrophysiology mechanism. METHODS: Sixty-four patients of primary insomnia were randomized into an acupuncture group (32 cases) and a medication group (32 cases). After 3 patients were excluded, 31 cases in the acupuncture group and 30 cases in the medication group were included. Patients in the acupuncture group were treated with acupuncture at Sishencong (EX-HN 1), Anmian (Extra), Shenmen (HT 7), Sanyinjiao (SP 6), Zhaohai (KI 6), Shenmai (BL 62) as main acupoints, combined with supporting acupoints, once a day, five times per week, continuously for 4 weeks...
January 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229613/acupuncture-with-or-without-combined-auricular-acupuncture-for-insomnia-a-randomised-waitlist-controlled-trial
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Ka-Fai Chung, Wing-Fai Yeung, Branda Yee-Man Yu, Feona Chung-Yin Leung, Shi-Ping Zhang, Zhang-Jin Zhang, Roger Man-Kin Ng, Gar-Chung Yiu
BACKGROUND: Few high-quality, large-scale, controlled trials comparing the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture,auricular acupuncture and combined acupuncture treatment for insomnia are available. OBJECTIVE: To carry out a randomised, assessor-blinded, waitlist-controlled trial to test the superiority of combination treatment. METHODS: After in-person and polysomnography screening, 224 subjects (mean age 53.4 years; 75.4% female) with DSM-5 insomnia disorder, who were free from major psychiatric disorders and with sleep-diary-derived sleep efficiency averaged over 1 week of <85%, were randomised to acupuncture alone, acupuncture plus auricular acupuncture (combination treatment), or a waitlist in a 3:3:1 ratio...
December 11, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229208/assessment-and-treatment-at-a-pain-clinic-a-one-year-follow-up-of-patients-with-chronic-pain
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Andrea Hållstam, Monika Löfgren, Lina Benson, Christer Svensén, Britt-Marie Stålnacke
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Pain is one of the most common reasons for patients to seek primary health care. Pain relief is likely to be achieved for patients suffering from acute pain, but for individuals with chronic pain it is more likely that the condition will persist. These patients have the option of being referred to specialised pain clinics. However, the complexity surrounding chronic pain patients is not well studied in these settings. This study aimed to describe patients with chronic pain referred to a pain clinic by using the information submitted during their first visit and one year later and also to identify associations between baseline characteristics and improvements in health-related quality of life in the follow-up...
October 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225076/crystal-structures-of-human-orexin-2-receptor-bound-to-the-subtype-selective-antagonist-empa
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Ryoji Suno, Kanako Terakado Kimura, Takanori Nakane, Keitaro Yamashita, Junmei Wang, Takaaki Fujiwara, Yasuaki Yamanaka, Dohyun Im, Shoichiro Horita, Hirokazu Tsujimoto, Maki S Tawaramoto, Takatsugu Hirokawa, Eriko Nango, Kensuke Tono, Takashi Kameshima, Takaki Hatsui, Yasumasa Joti, Makina Yabashi, Keiko Shimamoto, Masaki Yamamoto, Daniel M Rosenbaum, So Iwata, Tatsuro Shimamura, Takuya Kobayashi
Orexin peptides in the brain regulate physiological functions such as the sleep-wake cycle, and are thus drug targets for the treatment of insomnia. Using serial femtosecond crystallography and multi-crystal data collection with a synchrotron light source, we determined structures of human orexin 2 receptor in complex with the subtype-selective antagonist EMPA (N-ethyl-2-[(6-methoxy-pyridin-3-yl)-(toluene-2-sulfonyl)-amino]-N-pyridin-3-ylmethyl-acetamide) at 2.30-Å and 1.96-Å resolution. In comparison with the non-subtype-selective antagonist suvorexant, EMPA contacted fewer residues through hydrogen bonds at the orthosteric site, explaining the faster dissociation rate...
November 27, 2017: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223863/what-can-predict-and-prevent-the-long-term-use-of-benzodiazepines
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Takeo Hata, Tetsufumi Kanazawa, Takeshi Hamada, Masami Nishihara, Ashley Ian Bush, Hiroshi Yoneda, Miki Nakajima, Takahiro Katsumata
Although benzodiazepines (BZDs) are commonly prescribed for insomnia or anxiety, long-term use of BZDs causes serious adverse effects such as daytime drowsiness and cognitive decline. In the current study, we evaluated the predictors and preventers of long-term usage of BZDs from a retrospective survey by utilizing the 12-year prescription record of a university hospital. From the prescription data of 92,005 people, users of BZDs (n = 3,470, male = 39.2%, mean age = 60 ± 17.5) were analyzed. During this period, both the number of prescriptions (2722 in 2004 to 1019 in 2016) and the number of BZDs (1...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223588/-9-o-%C3%AE-l-rhamnopyranosyl-lyoniresinol-from-lespedeza-cuneata-suppresses-ovarian-cancer-cell-proliferation-through-induction-of-apoptosis
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Jiwon Baek, Dahae Lee, Tae Kyoung Lee, Ji Hoon Song, Ju Sung Lee, Seong Lee, Sang-Woo Yoo, Ki Sung Kang, Eunjung Moon, Sanghyun Lee, Ki Hyun Kim
Lespedeza cuneata (Dum. Cours.) G. Don. (Fabaceae), known as Chinese bushclover or sericea lespedeza, has been used in traditional medicine to treat diabetes, hematuria, and insomnia, and it has been reported that bioactive compounds from L. cuneata possess various pharmacological properties. However, there has been no study to determine the active compounds from L. cuneata with potential activity against ovarian cancer. This study aimed to isolate cytotoxic compounds from L. cuneata and identify the molecular mechanisms underlying the apoptosis pathway in ovarian cancer cells...
November 28, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223044/association-between-sleep-disorder-and-panic-disorder-in-south-korea-nationwide-nested-case-control-study-of-data-from-2004-to-2013
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Han Jin Park, Min Seok Kim, Eun-Cheol Park, Suk-Yong Jang, Woorim Kim, Kyu-Tae Han
After 2010, panic disorders became relatively common in South Korea, with many celebrities confessing to the public that they have panic disorder. The annual number of patients with panic disorder and sleep disorder have been gradually increasing. In light of these increases, we analyzed the relationship between sleep disorder and panic disorder. We used national claim data to design a 1:3 nested case-control study. The study included medical claims filed for 29,312 patients during 2004-2013. We performed conditional logistic regression analysis to investigate the relationship between sleep disorder and panic disorder...
December 5, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222992/inflammatory-chemokine-eotaxin-1-is-correlated-with-age-in-heroin-dependent-patients-under-methadone-maintenance-therapy
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Hsiang-Wei Kuo, Tung-Hsia Liu, Hsiao-Hui Tsou, Ya-Ting Hsu, Sheng-Chang Wang, Chiu-Ping Fang, Chia-Chen Liu, Andrew C H Chen, Yu-Li Liu
BACKGROUND: Degeneration of central neurons and fibers has been observed in postmortem brains of heroin dependent patients. However, there are no biomarkers to predict the severity of neurodegeneration related to heroin dependence. A correlation has been reported between inflammatory C-C motif chemokine ligand 11 (CCL11, or eotaxin-1) and neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease. METHODS: Three-hundred-forty-four heroin dependent, Taiwanese patients under methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) were included with clinical assessment and genomics information...
November 28, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221785/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-symptom-severity-and-sleep-problems-in-adult-participants-of-the-netherlands-sleep-registry
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Suzan W N Vogel, Denise Bijlenga, Jeroen S Benjamins, Aartjan T F Beekman, J J Sandra Kooij, Eus J W Van Someren
BACKGROUND: We examined whether current overall attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), inattention, or hyperactivity symptom severities are associated with the current presence and persistent history of sleep problems. METHODS: N = 942 participants of the Netherlands Sleep Registry filled out online several validated questionnaires. Regression analyses were performed to assess the association between (1) current overall ADHD symptom severity and the current presence of sleep problems, (2) current ADHD symptom-severity groups and the persistent history of sleep problems, and (3) current inattention or hyperactivity symptom severities and the current presence of sleep problems...
December 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221772/investigating-psychological-and-physiological-responses-to-the-trier-social-stress-test-in-young-adults-with-insomnia
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Ivy Y Chen, Denise C Jarrin, Hans Ivers, Charles M Morin
OBJECTIVE: Stress and hyperarousal both contribute to insomnia. Elevated stress-related sleep reactivity is associated with hyperarousal, and might constitute a vulnerability to future insomnia. The present study examined acute stress-induced arousal and its association with nocturnal sleep. METHODS: Participants were 30 healthy adults (66.7% female, Mage = 26.7 years): 10 with insomnia (INS) and 20 good sleepers with high vulnerability (HV) or low vulnerability (LV) to insomnia...
December 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220627/neuropsychological-functioning-in-older-adults-with-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-insomnia-randomized-to-cbt-i-or-control-group
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Erin Cassidy-Eagle, Allison Siebern, Lisa Unti, Jill Glassman, Ruth O'Hara
OBJECTIVES: Improving the sleep of older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) represents a first step in discovering whether interventions directed at modifying this risk factor also have the potential to alter the cognitive decline trajectory. METHODS: A six-session, adapted version of a cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) was administered to older adults (N = 28; 14 per group) with MCI across two residential facilities. Participants were randomly assigned to either the sleep intervention or an active control group and completed a neuropsychological battery at three time points (e...
October 24, 2017: Clinical Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218228/similar-adverse-events-from-two-disparate-agents-implicate-lipid-inflammatory-mediators-for-a-role-in-anxiety-states
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Gordon C McCarter, Lauren B Blanchard
We recently reported a case in which a 54-year-old male experienced maintenance insomnia, generalized anxiety and panic symptoms associated with consumption of a fish oil supplement enriched in eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). We report here that the same patient has experienced identical but more severe symptoms in response to the use of the leukotriene receptor antagonist montelukast, in accordance with other cases reported to the Food and Drug Administration. Since omega-3 fatty acids like EPA are precursors for the biosynthesis of eicosanoids including leukotrienes, a common factor to these psychiatric adverse events may be perturbations in this highly complex system of lipid inflammatory mediators...
November 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217495/efficacy-of-violet-oil-a-traditional-iranian-formula-in-patients-with-chronic-insomnia-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
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Zohre Feyzabadi, Fariborz Rezaeitalab, Shapour Badiee, Ali Taghipour, Fatemeh Moharari, Atefeh Soltanifar, Mohammad Reza Ahmadpour
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Violet oil is an ancient herbal drug which has been extensively used to treat insomnia in traditional Iranian Medicine clinics. Violet oil is an almond or sesame oil-based extract of Viola odorata, which is administered as nasal drops. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of Violet oil in the treatment of insomnia. METHODS AND MATERIALS: This study was conducted as a 3-arm double-blind randomized trial. A total of 75 patients with chronic insomnia were enrolled and randomly assigned to three groups in Traditional Iranian Medicine Clinic of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216791/the-associations-of-two-snps-in-mirna-146a-and-one-snp-in-zbtb38-rasa2-with-the-disease-susceptibility-and-the-clinical-features-of-the-chinese-patients-of-scjd-and-ffi
#16
Chen Gao, Qiang Shi, Jing Wei, Wei Zhou, Kang Xiao, Jing Wang, Qi Shi, Xiao-Ping Dong
Prion diseases are a group of fatal neurodegenerative disorders that affect humans and animals. Besides of the pathological agent, prion, there are some elements that can influence or determine susceptibility to prion infection and the clinical phenotype of the diseases, e.g., the polymorphism in PRNP gene. Another polymorphism in ZBTB38-RASA2 has been observed to be associated with the susceptibility of sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease (sCJD) in UK. MicroRNAs are endogenous small noncoding RNAs that control gene expression by targeting mRNAs and triggering either translation repression or RNA degradation...
December 8, 2017: Prion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215159/sleep-disorders-in-obese-children-are-not-limited-to-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-syndrome
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C Carriere, O Coste, M C Meiffred-Drouet, P Barat, H Thibault
AIM: This study was to characterised respiratory and non-respiratory sleep disorders in obese children and evaluated the diagnostic and therapeutic impact of a specific sleep consultation. METHODS: A descriptive study was conducted in obese French children who received multidisciplinary care management from the hospital centre for paediatric obesity in Bordeaux. This followed a specific sleep consultation between 2007 and 2015, because their paediatrician had identified symptoms suggestive of sleep disorders...
December 7, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214620/cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-insomnia-treatment-in-a-military-deployed-operational-setting-utilizing-enlisted-combat-medics-a-quality-and-process-improvement-project
#18
Rohul Amin, Brooke E Wirtz
Insomnia disorder is a prevalent condition especially among the American military, affecting up to 50% of service members. It is shown to affect military performance. Guidelines recommend the use of nonpharmacologic approaches as initial treatment of insomnia. Cognitive behavioral therapy informed insomnia treatment (CBT-I) has the greatest evidence, however it requires specialized training. While deployed in the Middle East in support of US military operations, we faced a resource challenge while caring for service members with insomnia...
October 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214192/eeg-eog-emg-data-from-a-cross-sectional-study-on-psychophysiological-insomnia-and-normal-sleep-subjects
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Mohammad Rezaei, Hiwa Mohammadi, Habibolah Khazaie
The data presented here had been originally collected for a research project entitled 'Sleep EEG spectral analysis in psychophysiological insomnia and normal sleep subjects'. This article describes the data of 11 subjects, referred to Sleep Disorders Research Center (SDRC) in Kermanshah, Iran. The data includes 14 EEG, 6 EOG, and 3 EMG channels, with a sampling ratio of 256 Hz. It includes power spectral features in segments of 30 s for each channel, and nonlinear analysis parameter. Also, the complete demographic and polysomnography specifications are attached...
December 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212081/in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-short-term-blood-pressure-variability-is-associated-with-the-presence-and-severity-of-sleep-disorders
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Martino F Pengo, Donatella Ioratti, Valeria Bisogni, Verdiana Ravarotto, Barbara Rossi, Luciana Bonfante, Francesca Simioni, Federico Nalesso, Giuseppe Maiolino, Lorenzo A Calò
BACKGROUND/AIMS: In chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients blood pressure variability (BPV) is associated with poor outcome. Sleep disturbances alter BP profiles in hypertensives but their influence on BPV in CKD patients is unknown. We screened a cohort of CKD/ESRD patients to investigate whether sleep quality impacts on BPV. METHODS: Consecutive CKD patients' sleep quality was assessed using validated questionnaires (Epworth Sleepiness Scale-ESS); International Restless legs scale-IRLS; Functional Outcomes of Sleep Questionnaire-FOSQ: Insomnia Severity Index-ISI; STOP-Bang)...
November 28, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
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