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#1
John Bohannon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 19, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522077/treatment-of-restless-legs-syndrome-with-the-selective-ampa-receptor-antagonist-perampanel
#2
Diego Garcia-Borreguero, Irene Cano, Juan Jose Granizo
OBJECTIVES: Perampanel is a selective, noncompetitive α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid receptor (AMPA) antagonist that has been approved for the treatment of partial seizures. Here we report on the first open study evaluating its efficacy in idiopathic restless legs syndrome (RLS). METHODS: The study was designed as a prospective two-month open trial. Twenty-two previously untreated patients diagnosed with idiopathic RLS began treatment with 2 mg perampanel, which was increased to 4 mg at week four if clinically necessary...
June 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515558/a-rare-case-of-complicated-opioid-withdrawal-in-delirium-without-convulsions
#3
B Neeraj Raj, N Manamohan, Divya Hegde, Chandrashekar B Huded, Johnson Pradeep
Opioids are one of the commonly abused substances in India. Opioid withdrawal symptoms classically include severe muscle cramps, bone aches, autonomic symptoms, anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, and temperature dysregulation. However, reports of cases with delirium during withdrawal are few. A 25-year-old male with severe opioid withdrawal symptoms developed delirium. Investigations were normal. There were no comorbidities, no significant past history and family history. Patient treated for opioid dependence with tapering doses of lorazepam and clonidine...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512339/nash-equilibrium-of-social-learning-agents-in-a-restless-multiarmed-bandit-game
#4
Kazuaki Nakayama, Masato Hisakado, Shintaro Mori
We study a simple model for social-learning agents in a restless multiarmed bandit (rMAB). The bandit has one good arm that changes to a bad one with a certain probability. Each agent stochastically selects one of the two methods, random search (individual learning) or copying information from other agents (social learning), using which he/she seeks the good arm. Fitness of an agent is the probability to know the good arm in the steady state of the agent system. In this model, we explicitly construct the unique Nash equilibrium state and show that the corresponding strategy for each agent is an evolutionarily stable strategy (ESS) in the sense of Thomas...
May 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508302/handedness-and-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-symptoms-in-college-students
#5
Hui-Li Lin, Hui-Chun Tsuang
The symptoms of adult Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) generally include impaired concentration; an insensitivity to social cues, being hard to get along with, and being internally restlessness. It is not surprising that these problems are likely to affect the performance of college students with ADHD. The study aims to examine whether ADHD symptoms are associated with handedness in college students in Taiwan. A total of 505 male and 645 female participants completed Annett's handedness questionnaire and the Traditional Chinese College ADHD Response Evaluation Student Response Inventory (C-CARE-SRI)...
May 16, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502597/determining-resident-sleep-during-and-after-call-with-commercial-sleep-monitoring-devices
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Duncan R Morhardt, Amy Luckenbaugh, Cathy Goldstein, Gary J Faerber
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate that CAMDs are practical for monitoring resident sleep while on call. Studies that have directly monitored resident sleep are limited, likely due to both cost and difficulty in study interpretation. The advent of wearable commercial activity monitoring devices (CAMDs) that estimate sleep presents the opportunity to more readily evaluate resident sleep in physically active settings and "home call," an coverage arrangement familiar to urology programs. METHODS: Twelve urology residents were outfitted with Fitbit® Flex devices during "home call" for a total of 57 (of 64, or 89%) call/post-call night pairs...
May 10, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499407/early-neurosyphilis-presenting-with-facial-palsy-and-an-oral-ulcer-in-a-patient-who-is-human-immunodeficiency-virus-positive-a-case-report
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Evangeline Njiru, Jamil Abdulkadir, Zipporah Kamuren, Gabriel Kigen
BACKGROUND: Neurosyphilis is the tertiary stage of Treponema pallidum infection that involves the central nervous system, which occurs within days or weeks after an initial syphilis infection, especially in immunocompromised patients. The diagnosis of neurosyphilis is quite challenging as it is uncommon and often presents with obscure symptoms since any organ system may be involved. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a case of a 40-year-old African man who is human immunodeficiency virus positive with early neurosyphilis who presented with a stiff neck, headache, confusion, restlessness, and a left-sided chest pain; he did not respond to an empiric treatment of ceftriaxone and fluconazole for meningitis, and tramadol for headache...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497091/restless-leg-syndrome-in-chronic-hemodialysis-patients-in-mashhad-hemodialysis-centers
#8
Niloufar Zadeh Saraji, Maryam Hami, Reza Boostani, Mohammad Javad Mojahedi
Introduction: Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a sensory motor disorder. Patients with this syndrome have serious and uncontrollable desire to move their legs, which is mostly due to an uncomfortable feeling intensified when they are motionless. It may be a genetic disorder or secondary to iron deficiency, neurodegenerations, pregnancy, some drugs and severe kidney diseases. Objectives: This study was designed to find out the prevalence and its risk factors of RLS in hemodialysis patients. Patients and Methods: This multicenter cross-sectional study was done on 260 hemodialysis patients...
2017: Journal of Renal Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497086/the-effect-of-vibration-on-the-severity-of-restless-legs-syndrome-in-hemodialysis-patients
#9
Habibollah Hosseini, Majid Kazemi, Somayeh Azimpour
Introduction: The restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder in patients undergoing hemodialysis. This syndrome causes individual's disturbed rest, discomfort, and stress, and secondarily to weakened functioning and disturbance in occupational activities and familial life. Objectives: The present study aimed at investigate the effect of vibration on the severity of the manifestation of symptoms of RLS in hemodialysis patients. Patients and Methods: This is an interventional before-after study conducted on 80 patients with RLS in hemodialysis wards of Yazd hospitals...
2017: Journal of Renal Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495359/gender-differences-in-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-insomnia-and-restless-legs-syndrome-in-adults-what-do-we-know-a-clinical-update
#10
REVIEW
Jenny Theorell-Haglöw, Christopher B Miller, Delwyn J Bartlett, Brendon J Yee, Hannah D Openshaw, Ronald R Grunstein
Research in sleep medicine over the last decades has involved a broad variety of sleep disorders in both men and women. Gender differences have been identified in sleep physiology as well as in the three most common sleep disorders: obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), insomnia and restless legs syndrome (RLS). However, research on gender differences in sleep medicine appears limited. This clinical review aims to give an updated overview of gender differences, in relation to prevalence, clinical presentation, treatment and quality of life in OSA, insomnia and RLS...
March 27, 2017: Sleep Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494740/nucleic-acids-based-nanotherapeutics-crossing-the-blood-brain-barrier
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Noha Nafee, Noha Gouda
The restless endeavors revealing the molecular pathways underlying many neurodegenerative diseases and brain tumors have paved the way for the introduction of the selective exogenous gene-based therapeutics. The implicated active biomolecules encompass mainly negatively-charged nucleic acids ranging from DNA, mRNA, non-coding RNAs (small-interfering RNA, siRNA, and microRNA, miRNA), to antisense oligonucleotides. They selectively interfere with the genes translational and/or transcriptional processes. Although many reviews previously addressed brain targeting, a thorough correlation between the molecular properties of these biomacromolecules, the nature of blood brain barrier (BBB) in the accompanying pathological condition, the intracellular targets, as well as the design of the delivery system which will transport the bioactive cargo to the target cells attempting efficient delivery to the active sites in the brain will be appraised...
May 10, 2017: Current Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490652/restless-legs-syndrome-losing-sleep-over-the-placebo-response
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EDITORIAL
Andrew Feigin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 10, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490647/placebo-and-nocebo-responses-in-restless-legs-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Maria A Silva, Gonçalo S Duarte, Raquel Camara, Filipe B Rodrigues, Ricardo M Fernandes, Daisy Abreu, Tiago Mestre, João Costa, Claudia Trenkwalder, Joaquim J Ferreira
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the placebo and nocebo responses in restless legs syndrome (RLS) and explore their determinants. METHODS: Databases were searched up to October 2015. Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials of patients with RLS were included if quantitative data were extractable in the placebo arm. Placebo response was defined as the within-group change from baseline, using any scale measuring RLS severity or disability. Nocebo response was defined as the proportion of patients experiencing adverse events in the placebo arm...
May 10, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489737/clinical-effect-of-montelukast-sodium-combined-with-inhaled-corticosteroids-in-the-treatment-of-osas-children
#14
Da-Zhi Yang, Jia Liang, Feng Zhang, Hong-Bing Yao, Yan Shu
This study was designed to investigate the clinical effect of montelukast sodium combined with inhaled corticosteroids in the treatment of children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS).One hundred ninety-five children were enrolled and divided into 3 groups: groups A, B, and C; the group A (oral use of montelukast sodium), group B (nasal spray of mometasone furoate), and group C (oral use of montelukast sodium + nasal spray of mometasone furoate). Telephone questionnaire surveys were carried out. Polysomnography monitoring was performed and lateral x-ray radiographs of the cervical spine were taken before treatment and at 12 weeks after treatment...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486239/pain-neuropsychiatric-symptoms-and-quality-of-life-of-nursing-home-residents-with-advanced-dementia-in-the-netherlands-a-cross-sectional-study
#15
Janine van Kooten, Johannes C van der Wouden, Sietske A M Sikkes, Martin Smalbrugge, Cees M P M Hertogh, Max L Stek
BACKGROUND: Many studies have investigated factors associated with quality of life (QoL) in nursing home residents with dementia. Both pain and neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) are clinically relevant and individually associated with a lower QoL; however, there are no studies that investigated pain and NPS together in relation to QoL. PURPOSE: In this study, we explored the relationship of pain and NPS with QoL in nursing home residents with dementia by investigating the association between pain concurrently with NPS, and QoL...
May 8, 2017: Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479786/study-of-sleep-disorders-among-young-children-using-hindi-translated-and-validated-version-of-pediatric-sleep-questionnaire
#16
Ravi Gupta, Ramjan Ali, Sunanda Verma, Kriti Joshi, Mohan Dhyani, Kanchan Bhasin, Neha Bhasin, Jatin Goyal
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to assess the prevalence of sleep disorders among children aging between 4 and 9 years using Hindi version of Pediatric Sleep Questionnaire (PSQ). METHODS: This study had two parts first, translation and validation of PSQ into Hindi language, and second, assessment of the prevalence of sleep disorders using PSQ Hindi version. Hindi PSQ was distributed in randomly chosen primary schools in a semi-urban area. The children were requested to get them filled by their parents...
April 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474541/the-effect-of-thyroid-related-symptoms-on-long-term-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-differentiated-thyroid-carcinoma-a-population-based-study-in-sweden
#17
Christel Hedman, Therese Djärv, Peter Strang, Catharina Ihre Lundgren
BACKGROUND: Differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) has a good prognosis but a remaining risk of recurrence, and life-long follow-up as well as medication with levothyroxine may be necessary. The aim of this study was to clarify how thyroid-related symptoms affect health-related quality of life (HRQoL) 14-17 years after diagnosis, in Swedish DTC patients. METHODS: From the all-encompassing population-based Swedish Cancer Registry, 353 patients diagnosed with DTC during 1995-1998 were identified and invited to answer a study-specific questionnaire and the HRQoL questionnaire SF-36, 14-17 years after their diagnosis...
May 5, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472693/salivary-alpha-amylase-and-noradrenaline-responses-to-corticotropin-releasing-hormone-administration-in-humans
#18
Liubov Petrakova, Karoline Boy, Lisa Mittmann, Lars Möller, Harald Engler, Manfred Schedlowski
Salivary alpha-amylase (sAA) is a digestive enzyme mainly responsible for the hydrolysis of starch and glycogen in the oral cavity. Since the secretion of sAA is largely under the control of the sympathetic nervous system, sAA activity is also considered to be a non-invasive marker of sympathetic activation. However, the direct association between sAA activity and other sympathetic parameters remains questionable. Therefore, we employed the corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) stimulation test to pharmacologically activate the sympathetic nervous system and to analyze plasma noradrenaline response together with sAA activity...
May 1, 2017: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472575/beyond-anxiety-and-agitation-a-clinical-approach-to-akathisia
#19
Richardson Oghoteru Tachere, Mandana Modirrousta
BACKGROUND: When patients suddenly become restless and are unable to sit or stand still, especially in general medical settings, anxiety is often the topmost differential on every clinician's mind. However, the possibility of the very subjectively distressing condition called 'akathisia' should always be considered. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to discuss a clinical approach to the management of akathisia, drawing on the presentation of a patient who was admitted to a general medical ward...
2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471280/bad-trip-due-to-25i-nbome-a-case-report-from-the-eu-project-spice-ii-plus
#20
Maren Hermanns-Clausen, Verena Angerer, Josephine Kithinji, Christina Grumann, Volker Auwärter
OBJECTIVE: The potent hallucinogenic drug 25I-NBOMe has recently emerged on the drug market. We present a case with analytically confirmed 25I-NBOMe intoxication from the prospective study "SPICE II Plus". CASE REPORT: Because of a severe headache a 42-year-old man took one sip of a pediatric analgesic syrup, which had been refilled with a self-made solution of 25I-NBOMe in ethanol. Thirty minutes later restlessness occurred. On arrival in the emergency department mydriasis, strong sweating, disorientation, and agitation were noticed...
May 4, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
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