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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099965/pilot-test-of-a-new-personal-health-system-integrating-environmental-and-wearable-sensors-for-telemonitoring-and-care-of-elderly-people-at-home-smarta-project
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Lucia Pigini, Gabriele Bovi, Claudia Panzarino, Valerio Gower, Maurizio Ferratini, Giuseppe Andreoni, Roberto Sassi, Massimo W Rivolta, Maurizio Ferrarin
BACKGROUND: The increase in life expectancy is accompanied by a growing number of elderly subjects affected by chronic comorbidities, a health issue which also implies important socioeconomic consequences. Shifting from hospital or community dwelling care towards a home personalized healthcare paradigm would promote active aging with a better quality of life, along with a reduction in healthcare-related costs. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the SMARTA project was to develop and test an innovative personal health system integrating standard sensors as well as innovative wearable and environmental sensors to allow home telemonitoring of vital parameters and detection of anomalies in daily activities, thus supporting active aging through remote healthcare...
January 19, 2017: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093827/trajectories-of-sleep-and-cardiac-sympathetic-activity-indexed-by-pre-ejection-period-in-childhood
#2
Mona El-Sheikh, J Benjamin Hinnant, Lauren E Philbrook
Fragmented and insufficient sleep has been implicated in disrupted autonomic nervous system activity during resting state conditions in typically developing children. Towards explication of these relations over development, the current study tested reciprocal relations between the development of sleep parameters (efficiency, duration, latency) and cardiac sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activity indexed by pre-ejection period (PEP) during waking-resting state conditions throughout middle and late childhood...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089414/acupressure-effect-on-sleep-quality-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Alexander Waits, You-Ren Tang, Hao-Min Cheng, Chen-Jei Tai, Li-Yin Chien
Acupressure is a non-invasive treatment in which pressure is applied to specific body points. Following public health concerns about poor sleep quality and increasing interest in alternative treatments, a systematic review and a meta-analysis were designed to evaluate the effects of acupressure on the quality of sleep. Ten English (PubMed, CENTRAL, CINAHL etc.) and five Chinese (CNKI, WANFANG etc.) databases were searched and the validity of the eligible studies was critically appraised. Thirty-two eligible randomized controlled trials of moderate to high quality which employed polysomnography, actigraphy, or self-assessment sleep quality tools were included...
December 22, 2016: Sleep Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081034/the-effects-of-the-removal-of-electronic-devices-for-48-hours-on-sleep-in-elite-judo-athletes
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Ian C Dunican, David T Martin, Shona L Halson, Reid Reale, Brian Dawson, John Caldwell, Maddison J Jones, Peter R Eastwood
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the effects of the removal of electronic devices (i.e., smartphones, etc.) for 48 hours on sleep quality and next-day athletic and cognitive performance in elite Judo athletes. PARTICIPANTS: Over 6 days and nights, 23 eliteAustralian Judo athletes were monitored while attending a camp at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS). In 14 athletes all electronic devices were removed on days 3 & 4 (i.e. for 48 hours: the 'device-restricted group') while 9 were permitted to use their devices throughout the camp (the 'control group')...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066802/development-and-psychometric-evaluation-of-the-children-s-sleep-wake-scale
#5
Monique K LeBourgeois, John R Harsh
OBJECTIVE: To describe the development and psychometric evaluation of the Children's Sleep-Wake Scale (CSWS), a caregiver-report measure of behavioral sleep quality in 2- to 8-year-old children. DESIGN: Five studies using independent samples were completed to generate, refine, and finalize the item pool, as well as to confirm the factor structure and to assess the reliability and validity of the CSWS. SETTING: Field. MEASURES: CSWS, sleep diary, and actigraphy...
September 2016: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063234/hadza-sleep-biology-evidence-for-flexible-sleep-wake-patterns-in-hunter-gatherers
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David R Samson, Alyssa N Crittenden, Ibrahim A Mabulla, Audax Z P Mabulla, Charles L Nunn
OBJECTIVES: Cross-cultural sleep research is critical to deciphering whether modern sleep expression is the product of recent selective pressures, or an example of evolutionary mismatch to ancestral sleep ecology. We worked with the Hadza, an equatorial, hunter-gatherer community in Tanzania, to better understand ancestral sleep patterns and to test hypotheses related to sleep segmentation. METHODS: We used actigraphy to analyze sleep-wake patterns in thirty-three volunteers for a total of 393 days...
January 7, 2017: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060532/critical-slowing-down-as-an-early-warning-of-transitions-in-episodes-of-bipolar-disorder-a-simulation-study-based-on-a-computational-model-of-circadian-activity-rhythms
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Atiyeh Bayani, Fatemeh Hadaeghi, Sajad Jafari, Greg Murray
Bipolar disorder is characterized by repeated episodes of mania and depression, and can be understood as pathological complex system behaviour involving cognitive, affective and psychomotor disturbance. Accurate prediction of episode transitions in the long-term pattern of mood changes in bipolar disorder could improve the management of the disorder by providing an objective early warning of relapse. In particular, circadian activity changes measured via actigraphy may contain clinically relevant signals of imminent systemic dysregulation...
January 6, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040232/how-well-do-children-with-cystic-fibrosis-sleep-an-actigraphic-and-questionnaire-based-study
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Moya Vandeleur, Lisa M Walter, David S Armstrong, Philip Robinson, Gillian M Nixon, Rosemary S C Horne
OBJECTIVE: To measure sleep patterns and quality, objectively and subjectively, in clinically stable children with cystic fibrosis (CF) and healthy control children, and to examine the relationship between sleep quality and disease severity. STUDY DESIGN: Clinically stable children with CF and healthy control children (7-18 years of age) were recruited. Sleep patterns and quality were measured at home with actigraphy (14 days). Overnight peripheral capillary oxygen saturation was measured via the use of pulse oximetry...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034600/sleep-changes-without-medial-temporal-lobe-or-brain-cortical-changes-in-community-dwelling-individuals-with-subjective-cognitive-decline
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Mariella Lauriola, Roberto Esposito, Stefano Delli Pizzi, Massimiliano de Zambotti, Francesco Londrillo, Joel H Kramer, Gil D Rabinovici, Armando Tartaro
INTRODUCTION: Subjective cognitive decline (SCD) is a risk factor for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer disease (AD). Although sleep has been shown to be altered in MCI and AD, little is known about sleep in SCD. METHODS: Seventy cognitively normal community-dwelling participants were classified as SCD (32) or controls (38) using the Subjective Cognitive Decline Questionnaire. Sleep was assessed using actigraphy and diaries. FreeSurfer was used for performing medial temporal lobes (MTLs) and brain cortical parcellation of 3T magnetic resonance images...
December 26, 2016: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029383/pilot-results-from-a-randomized-trial-in-men-comparing-alpha-adrenergic-antagonist-versus-behavior-and-exercise-for-nocturia-and-sleep
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Theodore M Johnson, Camille P Vaughan, Patricia S Goode, Donald L Bliwise, Alayne D Markland, Carrie Huisingh, David T Redden, Gerald McGwin, Rina Eisenstein, Joseph G Ouslander, Muta Issa, Kathryn L Burgio
PURPOSE: Nocturia and sleep problems are common in older adults. We developed and tested a novel intervention, multicomponent behavioral treatment and exercise therapy (M-BET), that may reduce nocturia and improve sleep in men. We compared reductions in nocturia and improvement in sleep in men with M-BET versus an active drug comparator (α-blocker) used alone or in combination (M-BET + α-blocker) METHODS: This randomized, controlled trial was conducted in the ambulatory setting in 2 US Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers in men at least 40 years of age with nocturia (defined as ≥2 nightly episodes)...
October 28, 2016: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019085/zinc-rich-oysters-as-well-as-zinc-yeast-and-astaxanthin-enriched-food-improved-sleep-efficiency-and-sleep-onset-in-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-healthy-individuals
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Hitomi Saito, Yoan Cherasse, Rina Suzuki, Makoto Mitarai, Fumitaka Ueda, Yoshihiro Urade
SCOPE: Zinc is an essential mineral that plays an important role in the body. We previously reported that orally feeding zinc-enriched yeast to mice induces non-rapid-eye-movement sleep. In addition, astaxanthin, an antioxidant abundant in seafood such as salmon and krill, is able to chelate minerals and may promote zinc absorption, which in return may also improve sleep. The purpose of our study was to examine the effect of zinc-rich and astaxanthin-containing food on sleep in humans...
December 25, 2016: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013364/rest-activity-patterns-and-falls-and-fractures-in-older-men
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Tara S Rogers, Terri L Blackwell, Nancy E Lane, Greg Tranah, Eric S Orwoll, Jane A Cauley, Sonia Ancoli-Israel, Katie L Stone, Steven R Cummings, Peggy M Cawthon
: Dysregulated rest-activity rhythm (RAR) patterns have been associated with several health conditions in older adults. This study showed that later acrophase was associated with a modestly greater risk of falls but not fractures in elderly men. Associations between dysregulated RAR patterns and osteoporosis risk warrant further investigation. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between rest-activity rhythm (RAR) patterns and risk of falls/fractures in older men...
December 24, 2016: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013054/the-role-of-day-to-day-emotions-sleep-and-social-interactions-in-pediatric-anxiety-treatment
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Meredith L Wallace, Dana L McMakin, Patricia Z Tan, Dana Rosen, Erika E Forbes, Cecile D Ladouceur, Neal D Ryan, Greg J Siegle, Ronald E Dahl, Philip C Kendall, Anthony Mannarino, Jennifer S Silk
Do day-to-day emotions, social interactions, and sleep play a role in determining which anxious youth respond to supportive child-centered therapy (CCT) versus cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)? We explored whether measures of day-to-day functioning (captured through ecological momentary assessment, sleep diary, and actigraphy), along with clinical and demographic measures, were predictors or moderators of treatment outcome in 114 anxious youth randomized to CCT or CBT. We statistically combined individual moderators into a single, optimal composite moderator to characterize subgroups for which CCT or CBT may be preferable...
December 18, 2016: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012424/white-matter-microstructure-and-volitional-motor-activity-in-schizophrenia-a-diffusion-kurtosis-imaging-study
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Lise Docx, Louise Emsell, Wim Van Hecke, Timo De Bondt, Paul M Parizel, Bernard Sabbe, Manuel Morrens
Avolition is a core feature of schizophrenia and may arise from altered brain connectivity. Here we used diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) to investigate the association between white matter (WM) microstructure and volitional motor activity. Multi-shell diffusion MRI and 24-h actigraphy data were obtained from 20 right-handed patients with schizophrenia and 16 right-handed age and gender matched healthy controls. We examined correlations between fractional anisotropy (FA), mean diffusivity (MD), mean kurtosis (MK), and motor activity level, as well as group differences in these measures...
October 15, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003503/parallel-recovery-of-consciousness-and-sleep-in-acute-traumatic-brain-injury
#15
Catherine Duclos, Marie Dumont, Caroline Arbour, Jean Paquet, Hélène Blais, David K Menon, Louis De Beaumont, Francis Bernard, Nadia Gosselin
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the progressive recuperation of consciousness was associated with the reconsolidation of sleep and wake states in hospitalized patients with acute traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS: This study comprised 30 hospitalized patients (age 29.1 ± 13.5 years) in the acute phase of moderate or severe TBI. Testing started 21.0 ± 13.7 days postinjury. Consciousness level and cognitive functioning were assessed daily with the Rancho Los Amigos scale of cognitive functioning (RLA)...
December 21, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002572/activation-in-bipolar-disorders-a-systematic-review
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Jan Scott, Greg Murray, Chantal Henry, Gunnar Morken, Elizabeth Scott, Jules Angst, Kathleen R Merikangas, Ian B Hickie
Importance: Increased activity and energy alongside mood change are identified in the DSM-5 as cardinal symptoms of mania and hypomania. A wide range of existing research suggests that this revision may be valid, but systematic integration of the evidence has not been reported. The term activation is understood as emerging from underlying physiological change and having objective (observable motor activity) and related subjective (energy) levels. Objectives: To systematically review studies of the clinical phenomenon of activation in bipolar disorder, to determine whether activation is statistically abnormal in bipolar disorder and demonstrably distinct from mood, and to identify any significant between- and within-individual differences in the dynamics of activation...
December 21, 2016: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001756/transcranial-red-near-infrared-light-emitting-diode-therapy-to-improve-cognition-in-chronic-traumatic-brain-injury
#17
Margaret A Naeser, Paula I Martin, Michael D Ho, Maxine H Krengel, Yelena Bogdanova, Jeffrey A Knight, Megan K Yee, Ross Zafonte, Judith Frazier, Michael R Hamblin, Bang-Bon Koo
We review the general topic of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and our research utilizing transcranial photobiomodulation (tPBM) to improve cognition in chronic TBI using red/near-infrared (NIR) light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to deliver light to the head. tPBM improves mitochondrial function increasing oxygen consumption, production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), and improving cellular energy stores. Nitric oxide is released from the cells increasing regional blood flow in the brain. Review of published studies: In our previously published study, 11 chronic TBI patients with closed-head TBI caused by different accidents (motor vehicle accident, sports-related, improvised explosive device blast injury) and exhibiting long-lasting cognitive dysfunction received 18 outpatient treatments (Monday, Wednesday, Friday for 6 weeks) starting at 10 months to 8 years post-TBI...
December 2016: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992566/the-accuracy-of-portable-monitoring-in-diagnosing-significant-sleep-disordered-breathing-in-hospitalized-patients
#18
Swamy Nagubadi, Rohit Mehta, Mamoun Abdoh, Mohammedumer Nagori, Stephen Littleton, Renaud Gueret, Aiman Tulaimat
BACKGROUND: Polysomnograms are not always feasible when sleep disordered breathing (SDB) is suspected in hospitalized patients. Portable monitoring is a practical alternative; however, it has not been recommended in patients with comorbidities. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the accuracy of portable monitoring in hospitalized patients suspected of having SDB. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: Large, public, urban, teaching hospital in the United States...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986974/effects-of-a-serotonin-2c-agonist-and-a-2a-antagonist-on-actigraphy-based-sleep-parameters-disrupted-by-methamphetamine-self-administration-in-rhesus-monkeys
#19
Maylen Perez Diaz, Monica L Andersen, Kenner C Rice, Leonard L Howell
Sleep disorders and substance abuse are highly comorbid and we have previously shown that methamphetamine self-administration significantly disrupts activity-based sleep parameters in rhesus monkeys. To the best of our knowledge, no study has evaluated the effectiveness of any pharmacological intervention to attenuate the effects of methamphetamine on nighttime activity under well-controlled conditions in laboratory animals. Thus, we examined the effects of a 5-HT2C receptor agonist, WAY163909, and a 5-HT2A receptor antagonist, M100907, given alone and in combination, on actigraphy-based sleep parameters disrupted by methamphetamine self-administration in non-human primates...
January 18, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986503/sleep-is-an-eye-opener-behavioral-causes-and-consequences-of-hypersomnolence-in-children
#20
REVIEW
Jocelyn H Thomas, Darcy E Burgers
The most common behavioral cause of hypersomnia in children is insufficient sleep. Behavioral causes of insufficient sleep for children, ages six months through 12 years, include inadequate sleep hygiene, bedtime struggles, prolonged sleep onset latency, nighttime fears, and nightmares. Behavioral interventions are efficacious and should be individualized to meet the needs of the child and family. Insufficient sleep affects many areas of child development, including academic, cognitive, and psychosocial, as well as parents and caregivers...
November 22, 2016: Paediatric Respiratory Reviews
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