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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777735/are-there-associations-between-sleep-bruxism-chronic-stress-and-sleep-quality
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Brigitte Ohlmann, Wolfgang Bömicke, Yasamin Habibi, Peter Rammelsberg, Marc Schmitter
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to identify associations between definite sleep bruxism, as defined by the American academy of sleep medicine, and chronic stress and sleep quality. METHODS: Sleep bruxism was determined by use of questionnaires, assessment of clinical symptoms, and recording of electromyographic and electrocardiographic data (recorded by the Bruxoff® device). The study included 67 participants. Of these, 38 were identified as bruxers and 29 as non-bruxers...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776625/childhood-socioeconomic-status-and-risk-in-early-family-environments-predictors-of-global-sleep-quality-in-college-students
#2
Cory J Counts, Fiona C Grubin, Neha A John-Henderson
OBJECTIVE: Low socioeconomic status (SES) in childhood associates with poor sleep quality in adulthood. Separately, childhood family environments shape health into adulthood. Here, we investigated whether these early life factors independently or interactively inform global sleep quality in college students. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. PARTICIPANTS: College students at a state university (N = 391). MEASUREMENTS: As a measure of childhood SES, we asked participants to consider their families' socioeconomic standing relative to the rest of the society during their childhood...
June 2018: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776620/physical-neighborhood-and-social-environment-beliefs-about-sleep-sleep-hygiene-behaviors-and-sleep-quality-among-african-americans
#3
Soohyun Nam, Robin Whittemore, Sunyoung Jung, Carl Latkin, Trace Kershaw, Nancy S Redeker
OBJECTIVES: African Americans (AAs) have a higher prevalence of sleep disorders than other racial/ethnic groups. However, little is known about the relationships among individual and neighborhood factors related to sleep quality in AAs. The purposes of this study were to (1) describe beliefs about sleep, sleep hygiene behaviors, and sleep quality among AAs; and (2) examine the relationships among sociodemographic characteristics, neighborhood environment, beliefs about sleep, sleep hygiene behaviors, and sleep quality...
June 2018: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776619/poor-sleep-quality-and-insufficient-sleep-of-a-collegiate-student-athlete-population
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Cheri D Mah, Eric J Kezirian, Brandon M Marcello, William C Dement
OBJECTIVE: Poor and inadequate sleep negatively impact cognitive and physical functioning and may also affect sports performance. The study aim is to examine sleep quality, sleep duration, and daytime sleepiness in collegiate student-athletes across a wide range of sports. DESIGN: Questionnaire. SETTING: University setting. PARTICIPANTS: 628 athletes across 29 varsity teams at Stanford University. MEASUREMENTS: Athletes completed a questionnaire inquiring about sleep quality via a modified Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), sleep duration, and daytime sleepiness via Epworth Sleepiness Scale...
June 2018: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776354/sleep-disturbance-and-psychological-distress-are-associated-with-functional-dyspepsia-based-on-rome-iii-criteria
#5
Yong Li, Yaoyao Gong, Yinghui Li, Danjun He, Yuqin Wu, Haofei Wang, Xiaoyin Cong, Muxin Wei, Lin Lin
BACKGROUND: Functional dyspepsia (FD) is considered a bio-psychosocial disorder. The role of psychosocial factors in FD pathogenesis remains unclear. METHODS: This study evaluated sleep quality and mood symptoms in patients with FD, assessing the associations of FD severity, disordered sleep, and psychological symptoms. One-hundred-and-fifteen adult patients with typical FD symptoms were enrolled alongside 61 healthy volunteers. Rome III criteria were used to evaluate FD symptoms; sleep disorder was assessed with the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), and Symptom Checklist-90-Revised (SCL-90R) was utilized to determine the status of depression, anxiety and other psychological symptoms...
May 18, 2018: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775536/spatial-variability-of-sources-and-mixing-state-of-atmospheric-particles-in-a-metropolitan-area
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Qing Ye, Peishi Gu, Hugh Z Li, Ellis S Robinson, Eric M Lipsky, Christos Kaltsonoudis, Alex K Y Lee, Joshua Schulz Apte, Allen L Robinson, Ryan Christopher Sullivan, Albert A Presto, Neil M Donahue
Characterizing intra-city variations of atmospheric particulate matter has mostly relied on fixed-site monitoring and quantifying variability in terms of different bulk aerosol species. In this study, we performed ground-based mobile measurements using a single-particle mass spectrometer to study spatial patterns of source-specific particles and the evolution of particle mixing state in 21 areas in the metropolitan area of Pittsburgh, PA. We selected sampling areas based on traffic density and restaurant density with each area ranging from 0...
May 18, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775285/reduced-ultrafine-particle-concentration-in-urban-air-changes-in-nucleation-and-anthropogenic-emissions
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Provat K Saha, Ellis S Robinson, Rishabh Urvesh Shah, Naomi Zimmerman, Joshua Schulz Apte, Allen L Robinson, Albert A Presto
Nucleation is an important source of ambient ultrafine particles (UFP). We present observational evidence of the changes in the frequency and intensity of nucleation events in urban air by analyzing long-term particle size distribution measurements at an urban background site in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania during 2001-02 and 2016-17. We find that both frequency and intensity of nucleation events have been reduced by 40-50 % over the past 15 years, resulting in a 70% reduction in UFP concentrations from nucleation...
May 18, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775024/-sleep-quality-analysis-in-patients-with-unilateral-idiopathic-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss
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Y J Wang, M M Wang, Z Q Hou, Z M Fang, H B Wang
Objective: To analyze the characteristics of sleep quality and its correlation with the clinical features and hearing curative effects in patients with unilateral idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSHL). Method: Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI) was applied to evaluate the sleep quality of unilateral ISSHL patients in our department. Patient group is divided into poor sleep quality subgroup (total PSQI score>7 points) and normal sleep subgroup (total PSQI score≤7 points). The differences of Patient group and two subgroups between hearing curative effect in the 30 days after treatment and sleep quality scores were compared and analyzed...
February 2018: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774803/-the-financial-is-the-main-issue-it-s-not-even-the-child-exploring-the-role-of-finances-in-men-s-concepts-of-fatherhood-and-fertility-intention
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Megan Hamm, Elizabeth Miller, Lovie Jackson Foster, Mario Browne, Sonya Borrero
Despite demonstrable need, men's utilization of sexual and reproductive health services remains low. This low utilization may particularly affect low-income men, given the disproportionate prevalence of unintended pregnancy in low-income populations. Bolstering men's utilization of sexual and reproductive health services requires understanding the services that are most relevant to them. Semistructured interviews about fatherhood, fertility intention, and contraceptive use were conducted with 58 low-income Black and White men in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773214/the-impact-of-sleep-quality-on-the-mental-health-of-a-non-clinical-population
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Karine Alexandra Del Rio João, Saul Neves de Jesus, Cláudia Carmo, Patrícia Pinto
INTRODUCTION: Sleep quality relates to mental health in clinical and non-clinical populations. However, there is more evidence of this relationship in clinical populations. Therefore, there is lack of evidence on how these variables relate and on which sociodemographic factors influence this relationship in non-clinical populations. In this study we hypothesize that in a non-clinical population sleep quality predicts mental health indicators and that age, country and gender moderate this relationship...
June 2018: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772994/improvement-in-sleep-quality-after-carpal-tunnel-release
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Arie G Trouw, Ashish Patel, Andrew Yang, Julio Jauregui, Daniel Caligiuri, Jack Choueka
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) has multiple implications on patient quality of life. In particular, CTS may affect quality of sleep, causing sleep deprivation in extreme cases. Carpal tunnel release (CTR) surgery may aid in resolving these disturbances. The purpose of our study was to investigate whether patients who have undergone CTR have improved sleep quality and to determine the timeline for such improvement. Twenty-one patients were prospectively enrolled and followed-up for two years. They were asked to complete a Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), a pain visual analog scale (VAS), a sleep perception VAS, and both components Symptom Severity and Functional Status Scale from the Levine-Katz carpal tunnel questionnaire...
2018: Journal of Long-term Effects of Medical Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771988/variables-associated-with-sleep-quality-in-chronic-tension-type-headache-a-cross-sectional-and-longitudinal-design
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Elena Benito-González, Maria Palacios-Ceña, Juan J Fernández-Muñoz, Matteo Castaldo, Kelun Wang, Antonella Catena, Lars Arendt-Nielsen, César Fernández-de-Las-Peñas
OBJECTIVE: To investigate variables associated at baseline (cross-sectional design) and at one year (longitudinal design) with the quality of sleep in chronic tension-type headache (CTTH). METHODS: One hundred and eighty (n = 180) and 135 individuals with CTTH participated in the cross-sectional and longitudinal design respectively. Clinical features were collected with a 4-weeks headache diary at baseline and one-year follow-up. Sleep quality was assessed at baseline and 1-year follow-up with the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770505/poor-self-reported-sleep-quality-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-myalgic-encephalomyelitis
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Jesús Castro-Marrero, Maria C Zaragozá, Sergio González-Garcia, Luisa Aliste, Naia Sáez-Francàs, Odile Romero, Alex Ferré, Tomás Fernández de Sevilla, José Alegre
Non-restorative sleep is a hallmark symptom of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis. However, little is known about self-reported sleep disturbances in these subjects. This study aimed to assess the self-reported sleep quality and its impact on quality of life in a Spanish community-based chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis cohort. A prospective cross-sectional cohort study was conducted in 1,455 Spanish chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis patients. Sleep quality, fatigue, pain, functional capacity impairment, psychopathological status, anxiety/depression and health-related quality of life were assessed using validated subjective measures...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769049/sleep-disordered-breathing-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-lung-cancer
#14
Michael Dreher, Stefan Krüger, Susanne Schulze-Olden, András Keszei, Jan Hendrik Storre, Holger Woehrle, Michael Arzt, Tobias Müller
BACKGROUND: There are currently no data on the prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in patients with newly-diagnosed lung cancer. This might be of interest given that SDB is associated with increased cancer incidence and mortality. Furthermore, intermittent hypoxia has been linked with tumor growth and progression. The aim of the current study was to investigate the prevalence of SDB in patients with newly-diagnosed lung cancer. METHODS: Patients with newly-diagnosed lung cancer from three centers in Germany were screened for SDB using a two-channel screening system (ApneaLink™)...
May 16, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767213/teaching-medical-educators-how-to-teach-communication-skills-more-than-a-decade-of-experience
#15
Carla L Spagnoletti, Sarah Merriam, Laurel Milberg, William I Cohen, Robert M Arnold
OBJECTIVES: Although opportunities exist for medical educators to gain additional training in teaching, literature that describes how to teach educators to teach communication skills to trainees is limited. The authors developed and evaluated a faculty development course that uses didactics, demonstration, drills, and role-play in a small-group format. METHODS: The course has been offered through the Institute for Clinical Research Education at the University of Pittsburgh for almost 15 years...
May 2018: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766929/sleep-disorders-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-a-questionnaire-based-study-from-india
#16
Samhita Panda, Mandaville Gourie-Devi, Ankkita Sharma
Background: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a relatively rare neurological disorder affecting upper and lower motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord with survival for 3-5 years and rarely beyond 10 years. Sleep disturbances in ALS are underreported and undertreated and there is no related data from India. This study aimed to assess the frequency of sleep disorders in patients of ALS and their determinants. Methods: Patients with definite and probable ALS as per the El Escorial criteria were recruited from May 2014 to April 2016...
May 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764217/chronotype-and-depressive-symptoms-in-students-an-investigation-of-possible-mechanisms
#17
Julia F Van den Berg, Liia Kivelä, Niki Antypa
Individuals with an evening chronotype are at increased risk of experiencing emotional problems, including depressive symptoms. However, the mechanisms underlying these associations remain unclear. The present study aimed to determine whether poor sleep quality, substance use and cognitive emotion regulation difficulties - which have been implicated in the etiology of depression - mediate the relationship between chronotype and depressive symptoms in a student sample, which was assessed cross-sectionally and after 1 year...
May 15, 2018: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761019/assessment-of-sleep-quality-using-cardiopulmonary-coupling-analysis-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
#18
Lindi Chen, Chunyan Liu, Zhinan Ye, Binda Wang, Songbin He
Objectives: To assess the sleep quality of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and evaluate the effect of cardiopulmonary coupling (CPC) analysis on sleep quality and its correlation with subjective complaints in patients with PD. Methods: Our study included 42 patients with PD and 30 healthy controls. CPC analysis and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) were used to evaluate the sleep quality of subjects. Results: High-frequency coupling (HFC) and sleep efficiency were significantly lower in the PD than in the control group, whereas very low-frequency coupling (VLFC) and sleep latency were significantly higher in the PD than in the control group...
May 2018: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759279/measuring-clinical-productivity
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Mark E Hudson, Evan E Lebovitz
Productivity measurements have been used to evaluate and compare physicians and physician practices. Anesthesiology is unique in that factors outside anesthesiologist control impact opportunity for revenue generation and make comparisons between providers and facilities challenging. This article uses data from the multicenter University of Pittsburgh Physicians Department of Anesthesiology to demonstrate factors influencing productivity opportunity by surgical facility, between department divisions and subspecialties within multispecialty divisions, and by individuals within divisions...
June 2018: Anesthesiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757766/comorbidities-associated-with-early-mortality-in-adults-with-spina-bifida
#20
Brad E Dicianno, Adam Sherman, Christian Roehmer, Christina K Zigler
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this quality improvement project was to identify secondary conditions and medical comorbidities in adult patients with spina bifida and to determine which factors were associated with an earlier age of death. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review of 487 patients who attended the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Adult Spina Bifida Clinic between August 1, 2005 and June 6, 2017. RESULTS: Out of 487 patients who had received care at the UPMC Adult Spina Bifida Clinic, 48 were deceased...
May 11, 2018: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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