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By Faye Kehler Family Physician and GP Anesthetist since 1987 interested in all aspects of Medicine
Ginevra Uguccioni, Jean-Louis Golmard, Alix Noël de Fontréaux, Smaranda Leu-Semenescu, Agnès Brion, Isabelle Arnulf
OBJECTIVE: Dreams enacted during sleepwalking or sleep terrors (SW/ST) may differ from those enacted during rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD). METHODS: Subjects completed aggression, depression, and anxiety questionnaires. The mentations associated with SW/ST and RBD behaviors were collected over their lifetime and on the morning after video polysomnography (PSG). The reports were analyzed for complexity, length, content, setting, bizarreness, and threat...
May 2013: Sleep Medicine
Birgit Frauscher, Poul Jennum, Yo-El S Ju, Ronald B Postuma, Isabelle Arnulf, Valerie Cochen De Cock, Yves Dauvilliers, Maria L Fantini, Luigi Ferini-Strambi, David Gabelia, Alex Iranzo, Smaranda Leu-Semenescu, Thomas Mitterling, Masayuki Miyamoto, Tomoyuki Miyamoto, Jacques Y Montplaisir, Wolfgang Oertel, Amélie Pelletier, Paolo Prunetti, Monica Puligheddu, Joan Santamaria, Karel Sonka, Marcus Unger, Christina Wolfson, Marco Zucconi, Michele Terzaghi, Birgit Högl, Geert Mayer, Raffaele Manni
OBJECTIVE: This controlled study investigated associations between comorbidity and medication in patients with polysomnographically confirmed idiopathic REM sleep behavior disorder (iRBD), using a large multicenter clinic-based cohort. METHODS: Data of a self-administered questionnaire on comorbidity and medication use of 318 patients with iRBD and 318 matched controls were analyzed. Comparisons between cases and controls were made using logistic regression analysis...
March 25, 2014: Neurology
Michele Terzaghi, Chiara Zucchella, Valter Rustioni, Elena Sinforiani, Raffaele Manni
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To investigate the capacity of neuropsychological deficits in idiopathic rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (iRBD) to predict the development of dementia and/or parkinsonism. DESIGN: Prospective longitudinal follow-up study. SETTING: Tertiary sleep center. PATIENTS: Twenty patients with initial iRBD (19 males, mean age 66.1 ± 7.1) underwent a clinical and neuropsychological follow-up within a mean of 43 ± 19 months...
October 1, 2013: Sleep
C H Schenck, J Y Montplaisir, B Frauscher, B Hogl, J-F Gagnon, R Postuma, K Sonka, P Jennum, M Partinen, I Arnulf, V Cochen de Cock, Y Dauvilliers, P-H Luppi, A Heidbreder, G Mayer, F Sixel-Döring, C Trenkwalder, M Unger, P Young, Y K Wing, L Ferini-Strambi, R Ferri, G Plazzi, M Zucconi, Y Inoue, A Iranzo, J Santamaria, C Bassetti, J C Möller, B F Boeve, Y Y Lai, M Pavlova, C Saper, P Schmidt, J M Siegel, C Singer, E St Louis, A Videnovic, W Oertel
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to provide a consensus statement by the International Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Behavior Disorder Study Group (IRBD-SG) on devising controlled active treatment studies in rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD) and devising studies of neuroprotection against Parkinson disease (PD) and related neurodegeneration in RBD. METHODS: The consensus statement was generated during the fourth IRBD-SG symposium in Marburg, Germany in 2011. The IRBD-SG identified essential methodologic components for a randomized trial in RBD, including potential screening and diagnostic criteria, inclusion and exclusion criteria, primary and secondary outcomes for symptomatic therapy trials (particularly for melatonin and clonazepam), and potential primary and secondary outcomes for eventual trials with disease-modifying and neuroprotective agents...
August 2013: Sleep Medicine
Akira Tamura, Yoshiyuki Kawano, Toru Watanabe, Junichi Kadota
OBJECTIVE: We sought to clarify the association between the severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels. METHODS: HbA1c levels were measured in 330 subjects who were suspected of having OSA and who underwent polysomnography. A 75-g oral glucose tolerance test was performed in 308 subjects who had not been diagnosed to have diabetes mellitus. Patients with use of hypoglycemic agents were excluded. The 330 subjects were divided into three subgroups: 164 with normal glucose tolerance, 111 with impaired glucose tolerance, and 55 with diabetes mellitus (DM)...
September 2012: Sleep Medicine
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