A Succinct History of Sleep Medicine.
A Succinct History of Sleep Medicine. Adv Otorhinolaryngol. 2017;80:1-6 Authors: Huon LA, Guilleminault C Abstract Although sleep and sleep disorders have been studied for centuries, it was the development of sophisticated tools to monitor eye movements, brain waves, and muscle tone in the mid-20th century that led to modern sleep research. These tools allowed neuroscientists to distinguish between different "states" or "phases" of sleep, and to relate these findings to sleep disorders. This review chronicles the groundbreaking work of the pioneers in this field, and the impact their findings have had on patients today. PMID: 28738342 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusions. Our results revealed three rare mutations of AHDC1 in patients with OSA in Chinese Hanindividuals. PMID: 31737670 [PubMed - in process]
In a presentation Tuesday at the XXIV World Congress of Neurology in Dubai, researchers from the Center for Neurodegenerative Science at Van Andel Institute in Grand Rapids, Mich., told more than 4,000 neurologists.
This newly described behavior occurs spontaneously, but can be modulated by food availability, temperature, and the size of the chambers.
This study tested whether electrical stimulation of the pharyngeal mucosa is able to induce reliably the swallowing reflex in awake and asleep obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients, and whether the induced reflexes affect the sleep variables. In addition, the latency, occurrence, and morphology of swallows were evaluated. Eight patients received an esophageal catheter that was used on three consecutive nights for electrical stimulation and manometric recordings. The electrical stimulation proved itself safe, but its efficiency in inducing swallows sank from 80.0% in awake to 37.4% in sleeping subjects and was lowest in th...
CONCLUSION: As it is detected by a survey performed by telephone calls with good interrater reliability, patients with PD gets better with LCIG treatment in many aspects of the disease. PMID: 31731332 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Funding Opportunity RFA-HL-21-011 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is specifically designed to address the gap in translation by expediting the delivery of evidence-based HLBS interventions by supporting research that employs implementation frameworks to develop and test implementation strategies for EBP that are sustainable beyond the period of external research funding and which are transferable to other end-use stakeholders. The FOA supports pragmatic milestone-driven, single-site, biphasic, late-stage (T4) translation and implementation research projects which pr...
Today is the anniversary of the second moon landing, by Apollo 12, in 1969. The mission's commander was Charles " Pete " Conrad. It so happens that Conrad attended Haverford prep school in Pennsylvania and was a classmate of my father. Haverford expelled him after the 11th grade, whereupon he attended and graduated from the Darrow School in New Lebanon New York which happens to be the same school from which I graduated after being expelled from Andover.According to his Wikipedia page, Haverford expelled him because he was dyslexic and flunked his exams. According to my father, however, they expelled him because h...
Unraveling the mysteries of sleep might depend on studying the genes of people who don ’t get much.
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Patients and medical providers should be aware that chronic opioid use can interfere with sleep by reducing sleep efficiency and increasing the risk of sleep-disordered breathing, according to a position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
(Boston Medical Center) Yoga and physical therapy (PT) are effective approaches to treating co-occurring sleep disturbance and back pain while reducing the need for medication, according to a new study from Boston Medical Center. Published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, the research showed significant improvements in sleep quality lasting 52 weeks after 12 weeks of yoga classes or 1-on-1 PT, which suggests a long-term benefit of these non-pharmacologic approaches.