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Jia Ming Low, Mae Yue Tan, Kay Choong See, Marion M Aw
INTRODUCTION: As traditional overnight on-call was shown to contribute to fatigue, Singapore moved to implement a shift system in 2014. We aimed to compare activity levels, sleep (using a wrist actigraph), fatigue and professional quality-of-life between residents working on night-float and those working on traditional overnight on-call. METHODS: All postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) residents at our institution were invited to participate. Participants were required to wear a wrist actigraph for four months, and complete two validated surveys (Epworth Sleepiness Scale [ESS] and Professional Quality of Life Scale [ProQOL]) once each at the start and at the end of study...
March 19, 2018: Singapore Medical Journal
Buğra Çetin, Hüseyin Güleç, Hayal Ergin Toktaş, Özgür Ulutaş, Seda Güleç Yılmaz, Turgay İsbir
We aimed to investigate the changes in the objective and subjective sleep variables during painful episodes of fibromyalgia and post-episode period, and to evaluate the impact of the sleep variables on the current clinical, psychological, and immunologic parameters. Thirty-one consecutive patients who were referred to the Erenköy Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Polyclinic with a diagnosis of fibromyalgia were evaluated before and in the sixth week of the acute pain treatment. The sleep variables were measured by polysomnography, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, and Epworth Sleepiness Scale...
March 3, 2018: Psychiatry Research
Diego Z Carvalho, Erik K St Louis, David S Knopman, Bradley F Boeve, Val J Lowe, Rosebud O Roberts, Michelle M Mielke, Scott A Przybelski, Mary M Machulda, Ronald C Petersen, Clifford R Jack, Prashanthi Vemuri
Importance: Aging is associated with excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), which has been linked to cognitive decline in the elderly. However, whether EDS is associated with the pathologic processes of Alzheimer disease remains unclear. Objective: To investigate whether EDS at baseline is associated with a longitudinal increase in regional β-amyloid (Aβ) accumulation in a cohort of elderly individuals without dementia. Design, Setting, and Participants: This prospective analysis included participants enrolled in the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging, a longitudinal population-based study in Olmsted County, Minnesota...
March 12, 2018: JAMA Neurology
Victoria M Pak, Feng Dai, Brendan T Keenan, Nalaka S Gooneratne, Allan I Pack
Sleepiness and cardiovascular disease share common molecular pathways; thus, metabolic risk factors for sleepiness may also predict cardiovascular disease risk. Daytime sleepiness predicts mortality and cardiovascular disease, although the mechanism is unidentified. This study explored the associations between subjective sleepiness and metabolite concentrations in human blood plasma within the oxidative and inflammatory pathways, in order to identify mechanisms that may contribute to sleepiness and cardiovascular disease risk...
April 2018: Sleep Medicine
Rachel P Ogilvie, Kamakshi Lakshminarayan, Conrad Iber, Sanjay R Patel, Pamela L Lutsey
BACKGROUND: Although excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is a common symptom of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and both EDS and OSA have separately been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), their joint association with CVD risk is unknown. METHODS: Among 3874 Sleep Heart Health Study (SHHS) participants without prevalent CVD, moderate to severe OSA was defined by an apnea hypopnea index (AHI) ≥ 15 on an in-home polysomnography. EDS was defined as an Epworth Sleepiness Scale score ≥11...
April 2018: Sleep Medicine
Hsueh-Yu Li, Li-Ang Lee, Eric J Kezirian, Meiho Nakayama
Suspension palatoplasty, a new surgical technique to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), has been developed to correct the retropalatal obstruction in patients with small tonsils (grade I/II) and anterior-posterior palatal (A-P) obstruction. The objecteive of this preliminary study was to investigate the effectiveness and change in retropalatal airway dimensions after suspension palatoplasty. This retrospective case series study included 25 consecutive male adults with OSA. Unique technical features of suspension palatoplasty are exposure of pterygomandibular raphe and suspension of palatopharyngeus muscle to the raphe...
March 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
Lily Chen, Julia L Chapman, Brendon J Yee, Keith K H Wong, Ronald R Grunstein, Nathaniel S Marshall, Christopher B Miller
OBJECTIVES: Originally developed as a paper questionnaire, the electronic Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) is widely used in sleep clinics and sleep population research. Despite potential differences between computer-based and conventional questionnaire delivery, studies have not evaluated the agreement between electronic and paper versions of the ESS. Given the widespread use of the ESS, a bias between results would present considerable data concerns. Thus, the aim of this study was to examine agreement between electronic and paper ESS responses in obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA)...
March 8, 2018: BMJ Open
You-Ning Gao, Yun-Chun Wu, Shih-Ying Lin, Jenny Zwei-Chieng Chang, Yu-Kang Tu
Many treatments have been proposed for adult obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), but no comprehensive comparison of all interventions has been performed. We aimed to compare and rank the effectiveness of all minimally invasive treatments for adult OSA in a systematic review and network meta-analysis. Literature was searched within Ovid MedLine, EMBASE Classic+Embase, Cochrane library, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews from inception to Aug 9th, 2016 for randomized controlled trials comparing minimally invasive treatments for adult OSA...
March 6, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
S M Qing, R K Chen, H Liu, S Zhang, A L Kuang, X F Su, C L Liu, N F Zhang
Objective: To evaluate the clinical utility of the NoSAS score in the screening of patients with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome(OSAHS), and to compare the performance of the NoSAS score with other tools including Epworth Sleepiness Scale(ESS), STOP, STOP-Bang(SBQ) and Berlin questionnaires. Methods: A total of 444 consecutive patients(328 males and 116 females) with suspected OSAHS who underwent an overnight polysomnography(PSG) were recruited into this study. Five questionnaires including the NoSAS score, ESS, STOP, SBQ and Berlin were completed...
March 12, 2018: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
Johan Newell, Olivier Mairesse, Daniel Neu
PURPOSE: Until now, there is no clear consensus on optimal care for mild sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBD) in general or for positional obstructive sleep apnea (POSA) in particular. Most proposed treatment options are either invasive and/or expensive. Positional therapy (PT) may therefore present as a valuable first-line intervention in POSA. METHODS: Twenty-eight patients presenting with POSA were enrolled in a prospective cohort study. The protocol consisted of three nights of polysomnography (PSG) in an academic sleep lab...
March 7, 2018: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
Xiaofen Ma, Guihua Jiang, Shishun Fu, Jin Fang, Yunfan Wu, Mengchen Liu, Guang Xu, Tianyue Wang
Accumulating evidence from neuroimaging studies suggests that primary insomnia (PI) affects interregional neural coordination of multiple interacting functional brain networks. However, a complete understanding of the whole-brain network organization from a system-level perspective in PI is still lacking. To this end, we investigated in topological organization changes in brain functional networks in PI. 36 PI patients and 38 age-, sex-, and education-matched healthy controls were recruited. All participants underwent a series of neuropsychological assessments and resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging scans...
2018: Frontiers in Psychiatry
Daniele Furtado-Albanezi, Soraia Pilon Jürgensen, Mariana Arias Avila, Grasiela Nascimento Correia, Patricia Driusso
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The objective was to check the effects of two nonpharmacological treatments on the sleep quality of women with nocturia. METHODS: A randomized controlled clinical trial in which 40 women with nocturia were randomized into two groups; one was subjected to tibial nerve stimulation (GTNS) and the other received pelvic floor muscle training associated with behavioral therapy (GPFMT). Both groups were followed for 12 weeks, with one session/week; evaluated by the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), King's Heath Questionnaire (KHQ), and Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS)...
March 6, 2018: International Urogynecology Journal
Masako Ueyama, Hiroyuki Kokuto, Hitoshi Sugihara, Shinichi Oikawa, Fumio Suzuki, Hajime Goto, Shoji Kudoh
AIMS: The identification and appropriate management of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers with unrecognized obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a major public health concern and priority; OSA among drivers has not been fully investigated in Japan, and a better understanding of this undiagnosed disease is warranted. Therefore, we evaluated the prevalence of OSA and the factors related to apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) in Japanese CMV drivers. METHODS: This retrospective study included 1309 Japanese CMV drivers aged 40-69 years...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
Daniela V Pachito, Alan L Eckeli, Ahmed S Desouky, Mark A Corbett, Timo Partonen, Shantha Mw Rajaratnam, Rachel Riera
BACKGROUND: Exposure to light plays a crucial role in biological processes, influencing mood and alertness. Daytime workers may be exposed to insufficient or inappropriate light during daytime, leading to mood disturbances and decreases in levels of alertness. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of lighting interventions to improve alertness and mood in daytime workers. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, Embase, seven other databases; ClinicalTrials...
March 2, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Masako Hoshikawa, Sunao Uchida, Yuichi Hirano
BACKGROUND: The amount, quality, and timing of sleep are considered important for athletes' ability to train, maximize training responses, and recover. However, some research has shown that elite athletes do not obtain sufficient sleep. Based on this background, researchers recently started to assess and manage sleep in elite athletes. The purpose of this study was to clarify the prevalence of poor sleep quality and its associated factors amongst elite Japanese athletes. METHODS: Eight hundred and ninety-one candidates for the 17th Asian Games Incheon 2014, who were over 20 years old, participated in this study...
February 26, 2018: Sports Medicine—Open
Katie Herron, Lorna Farquharson, Abigail Wroe, Annette Sterr
BACKGROUND: Cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBTI) has been successfully applied to those with chronic illness. However, despite the high prevalence of post-stroke insomnia, the applicability of CBTI for this population has not been substantially researched or routinely used in clinical practice. AIMS: The present study developed a 'CBTI+' protocol for those with post-stroke insomnia and tested its efficacy. The protocol also incorporated additional management strategies that considered the consequences of stroke...
February 26, 2018: Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
Soumyojeet Bagchi, Arvind Tripathi, Suryakant Tripathi, Sushil Kar, Sarvada Chandra Tiwari, Juhi Singh
PURPOSE: To record the incidence of cognitive dysfunction in edentulous patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and establish a plausible hypothesis to explain the correlation of cognitive dysfunction and OSA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, 315 edentulous patients (aged 60 to 65 years) visiting the outpatient department at Saraswati Dental College, Lucknow were recruited from January 2013 to October 2015. Prosthodontic Diagnostic Index (PDI) classification was used to assess the intraoral condition to relate it with the span of edentulousness...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
S B Öztürk, A B Öztürk, G Soker, M Parlak
Background and Objectives: The objective of this study was to evaluate potential morphological changes in the brain tissue of patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) in comparison with normal subjects by using T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique. Material and Methods: This study comprised subjects with severe OSAS with an apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) more than 30 and normal subjects with AHI less than 5 according to polysomnography findings...
February 2018: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
Jonathan P Zebrowski, Samantha J Pulliam, John W Denninger, Lori R Berkowitz
BACKGROUND: Sleep impairment is highly prevalent among resident physicians and is associated with both adverse patient outcomes and poor resident mental and physical health. Risk factors for sleep problems during residency are less clear, and no screening model exists to identify residents at risk for sleep impairment. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess change in resident sleep during training and to evaluate utility of baseline sleep screening in predicting future sleep impairment...
February 20, 2018: Journal of General Internal Medicine
Shelley R Berson, Jaclyn Klimczak, Elizabeth A Prezio, Shirley Hu, Manoj Abraham
BACKGROUND: Allergic rhinitis, an immunoglobulin E inflammatory condition including nasal congestion, obstruction, sneezing, pruritus, and fatigue symptoms, has significant impact on quality of life and impairs sleep. Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) patients often have normal all-night apnea-hypopnea (AHI) or respiratory-disturbance (RDI) indices on polysomnography (PSG). We hypothesized that the rapid eye motion-respiratory disturbance index (REM-RDI) may be a novel predictor of allergic status...
February 20, 2018: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
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