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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807495/the-colorful-spectrum-of-tourette-syndrome-and-its-medical-surgical-and-behavioral-therapies
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Jan Roth
Tourette syndrome (TS) is a common neuropsychiatric disorder, more common in males than females, with onset before age 18. TS is characterized by multiple motor tics and one or more vocal/phonic tics, persisting for more than a year. Tics are unvoluntary, abrupt, rapid, repetitive, but non-rhythmic movements or sounds (vocalizations). They are preceded by an inner urge. Tics can be temporarily suppressed, but this leads to a powerful re-emergence. The performance of tics results in immediate but transient relief...
August 10, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807167/treatment-of-insomnia-with-traditional-chinese-herbal-medicine
#2
Amrinder Singh, Kaicun Zhao
Insomnia is a condition with sleep problems and many people suffered from it. Chronic insomnia can last for long time and it will severely affect people's health and the quality of life. In conventional medicine, the most commonly used the medicine is benzodiazepine. It is effective but also has significant side effects. Patients try to use some kinds of alternative medicines. Chinese medicinal herbs and formulas have been used in the treatment of insomnia for more than 2000 years in China. In recent decades, Chinese herbal medicine has been widely used in the Western countries...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795023/leptocarpus-disjunctus-prolongs-sleeping-time-and-increases-nonrapid-eye-movement-sleep-with-additional-anxiolytic-capacity
#3
Watchara Damjuti, Thanes Fuangfoo, Chanida Palanuvej, Tingli Li, Nijsiri Ruangrungsi
Leptocarpus disjunctus Mast. (Restionaceae) is an edible plant which has indigenous warnings regarding its side effects which can manifest as dizziness. This study investigated hypnotic and anxiolytic properties using several animal models. Anxiolytic activities were evaluated using locomotor determination by elevated plus-maze test, open-field test, and rotarod performance test. Hypnotic activities were performed using pentobarbital sodium-induced sleeping time test. Sleep architecture and quality were obtained from sleep-wake analysis and nonrapid eye movement (NREM) delta activity using electroencephalography...
July 2017: Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777359/-anxiety-and-sleep-in-experiment-and-clinic
#4
E V Verbitsky
High anxiety is a genetically determined personal trait. It is produced by limbic system and other cerebral structures involved in maintenance of wakefulness and development of sleep. Analysis of experiments on the animals and clinic observations showed that animals and individuals with high personal anxiety have a high risk of anxiety disorders. Inhibition of GABA-benzodiazepine system which is typical for high anxiety dramatically influences sleep duration and sleep quality. Phenazepamum due to its anxiolytic properties deactivates the excitation focus in the brain, jugulates anxiety and normalize sleep...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777177/chronic-insomnia-disorder
#5
Alon Y Avidan, David N Neubauer
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Neurologists, along with all health care providers, commonly encounter patients with insomnia, which is a condition that impacts patients' underlying neurologic conditions in a bidirectional manner. While chronic insomnia is one of the most common sleep disturbances, only a small proportion of individuals with this condition discuss their sleep problems with their providers. When insomnia is described, it is more often in relationship to another medical problem, as opposed to an independent condition...
August 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746341/association-of-prenatal-exposure-to-benzodiazepines-and-child-internalizing-problems-a-sibling-controlled-cohort-study
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Ragnhild E Brandlistuen, Eivind Ystrom, Sonia Hernandez-Diaz, Svetlana Skurtveit, Randi Selmer, Marte Handal, Hedvig Nordeng
BACKGROUND: During pregnancy, many women experience sleep problems and anxiety that require treatment. The long-term safety for the child of maternal benzodiazepine (BZD) and z-hypnotic use during pregnancy remains controversial. METHOD: We conducted a cohort and a sibling control study using data from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study. Data on use of BZD and z-hypnotics, internalizing and externalizing outcomes, and covariates were collected from mothers at gestational weeks 17 and 30 and when children were 0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740636/long-term-use-of-benzodiazepines-in-older-patients-in-germany-a-retrospective-analysis
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Louis Jacob, Michael A Rapp, Karel Kostev
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to analyze the prevalence of long-term benzodiazepine use in older adults treated in general and neuropsychiatric practices in Germany. METHODS: This study included 32,182 patients over the age of 65 years who received benzodiazepine prescriptions for the first time between January 2010 and December 2014 in general and neuropsychiatric practices in Germany. Follow up lasted until July 2016. The main outcome measure was the proportion of patients treated with benzodiazepines for >6 months...
July 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735907/the-relationship-between-weight-change-and-daytime-sleepiness-the-sleep-heart-health-study
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Winda L Ng, Liliana Orellana, Jonathan E Shaw, Evelyn Wong, Anna Peeters
OBJECTIVE: Through a causal framework, we aim to assess the association between weight change and daytime sleepiness, and the role of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) in this relationship. METHODS: From the Sleep Heart Health Study, we selected individuals who were: (1) 40-64 years old, with (2) body mass index (BMI) ≥18.5 kg/m(2), (3) no history of stroke, treatment for OSA, and tracheostomy at baseline. We used multiple linear regression to assess the relationship between five-year weight change and daytime sleepiness (assessed through Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS)) at five years, adjusting for daytime sleepiness, demographics, diabetes, subjective sleep duration, sleep disturbance, smoking status, weight, and use of antidepressants and benzodiazepines at baseline, in those with complete data (N = 1468)...
August 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707143/clinical-sleep-wake-disorders-ii-focus-on-insomnia-and-circadian-rhythm-sleep-disorders
#9
Kai Spiegelhalder, Christoph Nissen, Dieter Riemann
Insomnia and circadian rhythm sleep disorders affect large proportions of the population and have pronounced effects on quality of life and daytime performance. While the neurobiology of insomnia is not yet fully understood, circadian rhythm sleep disorders are assumed to be caused by a mismatch between the individual circadian phase position and the desired sleep-wake schedule. Benzodiazepines and non-benzodiazepine positive allosteric GABAA receptor modulators improve sleep onset and maintenance in the short-term treatment of insomnia...
July 14, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683344/age-related-sleep-nocturnal-tonic-and-tonic-clonic-seizure-clusters-are-underdiagnosed-in-patients-with-dravet-syndrome
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Emma Losito, Matthieu Kuchenbuch, Nicole Chemaly, Jacques Laschet, Catherine Chiron, Anna Kaminska, Rima Nabbout
OBJECTIVES: To describe the semiology and EEG characteristics of the age-related pattern of sleep/nocturnal (S/N) seizures in patients with Dravet Syndrome (DS). METHODS: We retrospectively analysed the clinical and EEG data of DS patients followed at our reference centre for Rare Epilepsies. We included patients aged two years and older who fulfilled clinical and EEG criteria of DS (ILAE 1989). Genetic testing for SCN1A was done in all, followed by PCDH19 if this was negative...
July 3, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671376/insomnia-pharmacologic-therapy
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REVIEW
Eric Matheson, Barry L Hainer
Insomnia accounts for more than 5.5 million visits to family physicians each year. Although behavioral interventions are the mainstay of treatment, pharmacologic therapy may be necessary for some patients. Understanding the risks and benefits of insomnia medications is critical. Controlled-release melatonin and doxepin are recommended as first-line agents in older adults; the so-called z-drugs (zolpidem, eszopiclone, and zaleplon) should be reserved for use if the first-line agents are ineffective. For the general population with difficulty falling asleep, controlled-release melatonin and the z-drugs can be considered...
July 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581025/clinical-characteristics-and-treatment-patterns-among-patients-diagnosed-with-cluster-headache-in-u-s-healthcare-claims-data
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Casey K Choong, Janet H Ford, Allen W Nyhuis, Shivang G Joshi, Rebecca L Robinson, Sheena K Aurora, James M Martinez
OBJECTIVE: To characterize demographics, clinical characteristics, and treatment patterns of patients with cluster headache (CH). BACKGROUND: CH is an uncommon trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia with limited evidence-based treatment options. Patients suffer from extremely painful unilateral headache attacks and autonomic symptoms with episodic and chronic cycles. DESIGN/METHODS: This retrospective analysis used insurance claims from Truven Health Analytics MarketScan(®) research databases from 2009 to 2014...
June 5, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487010/benzodiazepine-prescribing-in-the-elderly-in%C3%A2-germany-and-korea-a-comparison-of-two%C3%A2-observational-studies%C3%A2
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Barry G Woodcock, Karel Kostev, Ju-Young Shin
OBJECTIVES: To identify differences and similarities in benzodiazepine (BZD) prescribing patterns in elderly patients reported in two separate and independent investigations, one from Germany for the year 2014 and the other from Korea for the year 2013. METHODS: Data on patients over 65 years, who were prescribed at least one BZD, were obtained from population databases. The design and characteristics of the two studies were similar. RESULTS: The use of BZDs in the elderly in Korea was several-fold higher than in Germany depending on the age stratification...
June 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460563/a-review-of-sleep-disorders-and-melatonin
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Zizhen Xie, Fei Chen, William A Li, Xiaokun Geng, Changhong Li, Xiaomei Meng, Yan Feng, Wei Liu, Fengchun Yu
Sleep disorders are a group of conditions that affect the ability to sleep well on a regular basis and cause significant impairments in social and occupational functions. Although currently approved medications are efficacious, they are far from satisfactory. Benzodiazepines, antidepressants, antihistamines and anxiolytics have the potential for dependence and addiction. Moreover, some of these medications can gradually impair cognition. Melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine) is an endogenous hormone produced by the pineal gland and released exclusively at night...
June 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459898/high-prevalence-of-inappropriate-benzodiazepine-and-sedative-hypnotic-prescriptions-among-hospitalized-older-adults
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Elisabeth Anna Pek, Andrew Remfry, Ciara Pendrith, Chris Fan-Lun, R Sacha Bhatia, Christine Soong
BACKGROUND: Benzodiazepines and sedative hypnotics are commonly used to treat insomnia and agitation in older adults despite significant risk. A clear understanding of the extent of the problem and its contributors is required to implement effective interventions. OBJECTIVE: To determine the proportion of hospitalized older adults who are inappropriately prescribed benzodiazepines or sedative hypnotics, and to identify patient and prescriber factors associated with increased prescriptions...
May 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456823/a-systematic-review-of-interventions-to-deprescribe-benzodiazepines-and-other-hypnotics-among-older-people
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REVIEW
Emily Reeve, Magdalene Ong, Angela Wu, Jesse Jansen, Mirko Petrovic, Danijela Gnjidic
PURPOSE: Benzodiazepines are effective medicines for insomnia and anxiety but are commonly used beyond recommended treatment time frames, which may lead to adverse drug events. The aim of this systematic review was to critically evaluate the success of interventions used to reduce benzodiazepines and 'Z-drug' use, and the impact of these interventions on clinical outcomes in older adults. METHODS: A search was conducted in PubMed, Embase, Informit, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, Scopus, PsychINFO, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) and CINAHL...
August 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414682/a-left-main-coronary-artery-thrombus-presenting-as-a-non-st-elevation-mi
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U Ezema, D Daberkow, T Delord, L Guidry, N R Sells
INTRODUCTION: Left main coronary artery (LMCA); thrombus with an acute myocardial infarction identified with coronary angiography is a clinically rare condition with an extremely high mortality rate. We present a case of LMCA thrombus that presented as a non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI);. CASE: A 45-year-old woman with a history of tobacco use and hyperlipidemia presented with a complaint of 10/10 "hard pain" across her chest radiating to her left shoulder and breast which woke her from sleep...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406089/patterns-of-benzodiazepine-prescribing-by-neuropsychiatrists-and-general-practitioners-for-elderly-patients-in-germany-in-2014%C3%A2
#18
Thomas Mell, Louis Jacob, Ida Fuhr, Sandra Dick, Michael A Rapp, Karel Kostev
BACKGROUND: The patterns of benzodiazepine prescriptions in older adults are of general and scientific interest as they are not yet well understood. The aim of this study was to compare the prescription patterns of benzodiazepines in elderly people in Germany to determine the share or proportion treated by general practitioners (GP) and neuropsychiatrists (NP). METHODS: This study included 31,268 and 6,603 patients between the ages of 65 and 100 with at least one benzodiazepine prescription in 2014 from GP and NP, respectively...
June 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399441/sleep-architecture-in-insomniacs-with-severe-benzodiazepine-abuse
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Mauro Manconi, Raffaele Ferri, Silvia Miano, Michelangelo Maestri, Valentina Bottasini, Marco Zucconi, Luigi Ferini-Strambi
OBJECTIVE: Benzodiazepines (BZDs) are the most commonly prescribed compounds in insomnia. A long-term of BZDs use may cause dependence and abuse. The aim of this study was to evaluate sleep architecture and microstructure (in terms of cyclic alternating pattern - CAP - analysis and of sleep EEG power spectral analysis) in a group of long-term users of high doses of BZDs for their primary chronic insomnia. METHODS: Twenty patients consecutively admitted at the Sleep Centre for drug discontinuation and 13 matched healthy controls underwent a full nocturnal video-polysomnographic recording, after one adaptation night...
June 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374978/patterns-and-correlates-of-benzodiazepine-use-in-nurses-a-nationwide-population-based-study
#20
Elaine Sang, Yuan-Mei Liao, Nae-Fang Miao, Kuei-Ru Chou, Min-Huey Chung
In the present study, we examined patterns of benzodiazepine (BZD) use in nurses, and compared the characteristics of frequent users with those of infrequent users. Data on all nurses enrolled in the study were derived from the reimbursement claim records in Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database for the period 2004-2008. The case group comprised 33 588 nurses with BZD use, and the control group was exactly matched to each case according to age and sex. The patterns of occasional, frequent, and daily BZD use demonstrated an increasing trend from 2004 to 2008...
April 4, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
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