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Anna Brzecka, Jerzy Leszek, Ghulam Md Ashraf, Maria Ejma, Marco F Ávila-Rodriguez, Nagendra S Yarla, Vadim V Tarasov, Vladimir N Chubarev, Anna N Samsonova, George E Barreto, Gjumrakch Aliev
Sleep disturbances, as well as sleep-wake rhythm disturbances, are typical symptoms of Alzheimer's disease (AD) that may precede the other clinical signs of this neurodegenerative disease. Here, we describe clinical features of sleep disorders in AD and the relation between sleep disorders and both cognitive impairment and poor prognosis of the disease. There are difficulties of the diagnosis of sleep disorders based on sleep questionnaires, polysomnography or actigraphy in the AD patients. Typical disturbances of the neurophysiological sleep architecture in the course of the AD include deep sleep and paradoxical sleep deprivation...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroscience
Mollie McDermott, Devin L Brown, Ronald D Chervin
Stroke is a major cause of disability and death in the United States and across the world, and the incidence and prevalence of stroke are expected to rise significantly due to an aging population. Obstructive sleep apnea, an established independent risk factor for stroke, is a highly prevalent disease that is estimated to double the risk of stroke. It remains uncertain whether non-apnea sleep disorders increase the risk of stroke. Areas covered: This paper reviews the literature describing the association between incident stroke and sleep apnea, REM sleep behavior disorder, restless legs syndrome, periodic limb movements of sleep, insomnia, and shift work...
June 14, 2018: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
Erika A Crawford, Taylor A Burke, David Siegel, Shari Jager-Hyman, Lauren B Alloy, Philip C Kendall
OBJECTIVE: The severity of anxiety, in general, has been associated with suicide ideation (SI) among youth, but research has yet to examine the specific anxiety symptoms that may contribute to SI among youth. This study examined the severity of specific anxiety symptom clusters (i.e., tense/restless, somatic/autonomic symptoms, humiliation/rejection, performing in public, separation anxiety, perfectionism, and anxious coping) and SI in youth who met diagnostic criteria for an anxiety disorder...
June 14, 2018: Suicide & Life-threatening Behavior
Katharina Murg, Wolfgang Raith, Berndt Urlesberger
Background: We are reporting here about a 3-month-old boy with a history of failure to thrive, hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy and neurological misbehaviour including hypotension in body muscles, who was found to have screaming attacks, agitation and restlessness. Methods/Results: Body and ear acupuncture was used both as supporting and integrative therapy to reduce the phases of restlessness and screaming and, simultaneously, the use of hypnotic drugs, as well as to improve the baby’s thriving...
June 13, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
In Cheol Hwang, Kyoung-Sae Na, Yu Jin Lee, Seung-Gul Kang
Objective: This study investigated the proposed association between restless legs syndrome (RLS) and the prevalence of hypertension. Methods: A meta-analysis was conducted based on searches of the PUBMED, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and Korean electronic databases. Cohort and cross-sectional studies reporting the incidence of hypertension in individuals with RLS were included. Dichotomous data were pooled to obtain an odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) for the prevalence of hypertension in individuals with RLS...
June 15, 2018: Psychiatry Investigation
Marjorie C McCullagh
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a highly prevalent sleep disorder contributing to worker absenteeism, decline in productivity, and employer costs. Identification of workers at risk for RLS can contribute to improved worker sleep, safety, and quality of life.
June 1, 2018: Workplace Health & Safety
Mónica M Kurtis, Roberta Balestrino, Carmen Rodriguez-Blazquez, Maria João Forjaz, Pablo Martinez-Martin
Patients with movement disorders have a high prevalence of sleep disturbances that can be classified as (1) nocturnal sleep symptoms, such as insomnia, nocturia, restless legs syndrome (RLS), periodic limb movements (PLM), obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and REM sleep behavior disorder; and (2) diurnal problems that include excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) and sleep attacks. The objective of this review is to provide a practical overview of the most relevant scales that assess these disturbances to guide the choice of the most useful instrument/s depending on the line of research or clinical focus...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
Maartje S Klapwijk, Monique A A Caljouw, Marjoleine J C Pieper, Hein Putter, Jenny T van der Steen, Wilco P Achterberg
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to examine whether implementation of a stepwise multicomponent intervention (STA OP!) for challenging behavior and pain affects quality of life (QoL) of nursing home residents with moderate to severe dementia after 3 and 6 months. METHODS: A cluster randomized controlled trial was conducted in 12 nursing homes. Both control (n = 140) and intervention group (=148) received training, the intervention group was also treated using the STA OP! INTERVENTION: At baseline, 3 and 6 months QoL was assessed using the 6 QUALIDEM domains applicable to moderate and severe dementia...
June 11, 2018: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Jarosław Dulski, Michał Schinwelski, Agnieszka Konkel, Karol Grabowski, Witold Libionka, Piotr Wąż, Sitek E J, Jarosław Sławek
AIM OF THE STUDY: We present the preliminary results of the study focused on the impact of subthalamic deep brain stimulation (DBS-STN) on sleep and other non-motor symptoms (NMS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten patients with advanced PD, underwent two-night polysomnography (PSG) mean 1.1 week before surgery and 6.2 months post DBS programming. NMS were assessed with a set of scales before surgery and 6 months and 12 months following DBS programming. RESULTS: Contrary to previous studies, we noted deterioration of sleep pattern in the follow-up PSG...
June 1, 2018: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
Kamalesh K Gulia, Velayudhan Mohan Kumar
In contrast to newborns, who spend 16-20 h in sleep each day, adults need only about sleep daily. However, many elderly may struggle to obtain those 8 h in one block. In addition to changes in sleep duration, sleep patterns change as age progresses. Like the physical changes that occur during old age, an alteration in sleep pattern is also a part of the normal ageing process. As people age, they tend to have a harder time falling asleep and more trouble staying asleep. Older people spend more time in the lighter stages of sleep than in deep sleep...
May 2018: Psychogeriatrics: the Official Journal of the Japanese Psychogeriatric Society
Jinfeng Liu, Limei Sun, Hongqin Zhang, Mengru Shi, Randy A Dahlgren, Xuedong Wang, Huili Wang
Triclosan (TCS), 2,4,6-trichlorophenol (2,4,6-TCP) and 2,4-dichlorophenol (2,4-DCP) frequently co-exist in real-world aquatic environments; the latter two contaminants contributing to TCS photolytic products or chlorinated derivatives. There is a paucity of information regarding their joint toxicity to aquatic organisms leading us to study their effects on the swimming behavior of zebrafish (Danio rerio). Herein, we reported that 0.28 mg/L TDT exposure (mixtures of TCS, 2,4,6-TCP and 2,4-DCP) enhanced 24-hpf embryonic spontaneous movement frequency, 96-hpf larval activity; however, the 0...
February 2018: Chemosphere
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June 2018: Nature
Julie H Ishida, Charles E McCulloch, Michael A Steinman, Barbara A Grimes, Kirsten L Johansen
Background Gabapentin and pregabalin are used to manage neuropathic pain, pruritus, and restless legs syndrome in patients on hemodialysis. These patients may be especially predisposed to complications related to these agents, which are renally cleared, but data regarding the risk thereof are lacking. Methods From the US Renal Data System, we identified 140,899 Medicare-covered adults receiving hemodialysis with Part D coverage in 2011. Using Cox regression models in which we adjusted for demographics, comorbidities, duration of exposure, number of medications, and use of potentially confounding concomitant medications, we investigated the association between gabapentin and pregabalin, modeled as separate time-varying exposures, and time to first emergency room visit or hospitalization for altered mental status, fall, and fracture...
June 5, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
Grand H-L Cheng, Rahul Malhotra, Angelique Chan, Truls Østbye, June C Lo
PURPOSE: Sleep disturbance is common in late life. While social interaction is a basic human concern, few studies have explored the linkage between interpersonal relationships and sleep disturbance. The present study examines the reciprocal associations between weak social networks outside the household and sleep disturbance in elderly, as well as the underlying mechanisms. METHODS: We utilized data from a nationally representative longitudinal survey of community-dwelling elderly in Singapore (n = 1417; ≥ 60 years)...
June 4, 2018: Quality of Life Research
Zou Ding, Romana Stehlik, Jan Hedner, Jan Ulfberg, Ludger Grote
INTRODUCTION: Recent studies suggest an increased prevalence of chronic pain conditions and restless legs syndrome (RLS) in patients with chronic pulmonary disease (CPD). We analyzed the prevalence and risk factors for pain and RLS in a population-based sample of females with comorbid CPD. METHOD: Questionnaire-based data from 2745 women aged 18-64 years were analyzed regarding comorbid CPD status (severe bronchitis, emphysema, asthma). Pain status was assessed according to symptoms reflecting severity (Visual Analogue Scale, VAS rating 0-10) and duration and spreading (limited spread or widespread) of pain...
June 4, 2018: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
Marco Hermesdorf, Benedikt Sundermann, Rajesh Rawal, András Szentkirályi, Udo Dannlowski, Klaus Berger
Objective: Previous studies on patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS) yielded inconclusive results in the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based analyses of alterations of subcortical structures in the brain. The aim of this study was to compare volumes as well as shapes of subcortical structures and the hippocampus between RLS cases and controls. Additionally, the associations between the genetic risks for RLS and subcortical volumes were investigated. Methods: We compared volumetric as well as shape differences assessed by 3 T MRI in the caudate nucleus, hippocampus, globus pallidus, putamen, and thalamus in 39 RLS cases versus 117 controls, nested within a population-based sample...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
Manjeet Singh Jangra, Manik Chhabra
INTRODUCTION: Cycloserine and Kanamycin are approved for treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis with good tolerability in Tuberculosis patients and have various labeled adverse reactions but the neuropsychiatric adverse drug reactions with the cycloserine are rarely explained. METHODS: We present a case report on Cycloserine induced Suicidal tendencies and Kanamycin induced decrease in hearing sensation in Indian MDR-TB patient. CASE REPORT: A 55-year-old male patient who was diagnosed with MDR-TB was prescribed with category IV anti-tubercular therapy...
June 4, 2018: Current Drug Safety
Afsaneh Karbasi Amel, Saeed Karbasi Amel, Arefeh Erfan
Background: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common behavioral problems that cause hyperactivity, attention deficits, academic failure, and emotional and behavioral problems in preschool and elementary school that is often hidden from the parents' eyes. The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of parent-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) on ADHD symptoms (including attention deficit disorder, restlessness, and impulsivity), overweight and self-esteem of 6-11-year-old obese children with attention deficit hyperactivity in Isfahan...
2018: Advanced Biomedical Research
Thu T Doan, Brian B Koo, Rachel P Ogilvie, Susan Redline, Pamela L Lutsey
Study Objectives: To investigate the prevalence of concurrent periodic limb movements during sleep (PLMS) and restless leg syndrome (RLS), as well as the prevalence of PLMS and RLS separately. Additionally, we document these prevalences by age, race/ethnicity, sex, and obesity status. Methods: Cross-sectional data from 2,041 Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) Sleep ancillary study participants were used. PLMS (>15 periodic limb movements per hour of sleep) was measured by polysomnography...
June 1, 2018: Sleep
Sophia Stephanie Steinke, Claudia Trenkwalder, Johannes Zimmermann, Friederike Sixel-Döring, Maria-Lucia Muntean
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Augmentation can occur frequently in restless legs syndrome (RLS) patients treated with dopaminergic agents. Video-polysomnographic (PSG) data from augmented RLS patients are scant. The aim of this study was to evaluate PSG findings in augmented RLS patients and compare them with those of non-augmented RLS patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Valid PSG data were analyzed from 99 augmented and 84 non-augmented RLS inpatients who underwent one night PSG...
May 5, 2018: Sleep Medicine
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