Medications May Cause Dementia, But It Could Be Untreated Sleep Apnea

By Brandon R. Peters, M.D. The news was enough to give you indigestion: Some of the over-the-counter and prescription medications most widely used to treat heartburn and acid reflux are linked to the development of dementia. The research suggesting a possible association is the latest in a string of implicated drugs over the past few years, including medications taken to treat anxiety, seizures, insomnia, and allergies. What is going on? Before emptying out the medicine cabinet, take a moment to consider the role of untreated obstructive sleep apnea. Scientific research can be difficulty to contextualize, especially when it is splashing around in headlines or restricted to a sound bite. Nuance is lost. The complexity of the topic may not be fully conveyed. Researchers themselves may not fully understand the findings and it often takes the collective wisdom of the scientific community for proper interpretation to occur. Though a full discussion of these issues is unnecessary, it is important to understand the meaning of an "association" in studies. Scientists are careful to point out that association does not prove causation. Two conditions or characteristics may be observed without one causing the other. Statistical analysis may demonstrate that something is occurring within an exposed population more often than one would expect based on chance. This is called an association or correlation. Many times a third, unknown element may be associated with the initial measu...
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CONCLUSIONS: The obtained data confirm the prospects of using highly mineralized mineral waters in the complex treatment of GERD patients. PMID: 32218417 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 28 March 2020Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: BiointerfacesAuthor(s): Guoqing Yan, Ran Chen, Nanchi Xiong, Jiayu Song, Xin Wang, Rupei Tang
Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
The findings in this report reaffirm a link between vitamin E acetate and THC-containing products obtained from informal sources in EVALI cases.Morbidity &Mortality Weekly Report
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news
Abstract The aim of this study is to examine the relationships between a healthy lifestyle and episodic memory among adults with subjective memory complaints (SMCs). We proposed a structure equation model to study the association between a healthy lifestyle and episodic memory with an investigation covering 309 participants over 50 years old with SMCs. The model showed a good fit after being adjusted (p = 0.054, goodness of fit index = 0.981, adjusted goodness of fit index = 0.956, comparative fit index = 0.981, and root mean square&thins...
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This study is to investigate the effect of Paeonia lactiflora extract on PMS anxiety and on expression of estrogen receptor β (ERβ), tryptophan hydroxylase-2 (TPH2), and serotonin transporter (SERT) in the premenstrual syndrome (PMS) anxiety model rats. The vaginal smear and open field test were used to screen rats in nonreception phase of estrus cycle with similar macroscopic behaviors and regular estrus cycle. PMS anxiety model rats were prepared by electrical stimulation. RT-PCR and immunofluorescence were used to measure the expression of ERβ, TPH2, and SERT. Compared with normal rats, the total distance...
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
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Source: The British Journal of General Practice - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Br J Gen Pract Source Type: research
Authors: Abstract Exercise, defined as physical activity consisting of planned, structured, and repetitive bodily movements done to improve one or more components of physical fitness, is an essential element of a healthy lifestyle, and obstetrician-gynecologists and other obstetric care providers should encourage their patients to continue or to commence exercise as an important component of optimal health. Women who habitually engaged in vigorous-intensity aerobic activity or who were physically active before pregnancy can continue these activities during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Observational studie...
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
Authors: Abstract Exercise, defined as physical activity consisting of planned, structured, and repetitive bodily movements done to improve one or more components of physical fitness, is an essential element of a healthy lifestyle, and obstetrician-gynecologists and other obstetric care providers should encourage their patients to continue or to commence exercise as an important component of optimal health. Women who habitually engaged in vigorous-intensity aerobic activity or who were physically active before pregnancy can continue these activities during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Observational studie...
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
Authors: Baykara S, Tartar AS, Korucu T, Korkmaz S, Atmaca M, Akbulut A Abstract Objective: To investigate the self-esteem and defense mechanisms in patients diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Methods: This prospective, cross-sectional study included 29 patients diagnosed with HIV/AIDS admitted to inpatient or outpatient clinics between March 2018 and January 2019 and 29 healthy subjects. Participants were assessed using a sociodemographic and clinical data form, the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Inventory (RSEI), the Defense Style Questionnaire (DSQ), and the ...
Source: The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders - Category: Primary Care Tags: Prim Care Companion CNS Disord Source Type: research
Conclusions: The most striking feature of this study was the high prevalence of incorrect diagnosis of schizophrenia, with patients not receiving the minimum correct assessment before that diagnosis, resulting in negative consequences. Caution is recommended when diagnosing severely psychotic patients independent of their acute or chronic condition. PMID: 32220147 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders - Category: Primary Care Tags: Prim Care Companion CNS Disord Source Type: research
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