Bayesian Network Model to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Treatment of Sleep Apnea.

Conclusions: The effectiveness of CPAP is modest in younger patients. Long-term effectiveness is limited in older patients and in patients with heart disease (CHD or CHF). PMID: 30443423 [PubMed]
Source: Healthcare Informatics Research - Category: Information Technology Tags: Healthc Inform Res Source Type: research

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Authors: Zhang J, Guo Y, Jia T, Guo H, Meng F, Xue S PMID: 31961111 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Panminerva Medica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research
In conclusion, these results indicated that SXD produced beneficial sedative and hypnotic bioactivities mediated by regulating the serotonergic and immune system.
Source: Metabolic Brain Disease - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
High blood pressure: A common diagnosis, that shows hardly any symptoms, but can be deadly. Hardened arteries and blood forced too hard against artery walls can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Fortunately, there are lifestyle improvements that can lower blood pressure and potentially save your life.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Say you’ve received a brand-new Fitbit for Christmas to get you started in tracking your exercise routine and reach your fitness goals. Great! However, there might be more going on behind the scenes of you keeping fit with the help of technology than meets the eye… At The Medical Futurist, we’re great fans of wearables (or health trackers) that help you make more informed decisions when it comes to your health. However, we can’t stay indifferent to the potential risks which using these devices entail such as individual tracking, inaccuracies and even supplementing harmful behaviours. Just lik...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Health Sensors & Trackers digital health fitness wearables healthcare design fitness trackers digital health sensors Source Type: blogs
Patients with chronic pain often report being sensitive to pain at night before falling asleep, a time when the synchronization of cortical activity is initiated. However, how cortical activity relates to pain sensitivity is still unclear. Because sleep is characterized by enhanced cortical delta power, we hypothesized that enhanced cortical delta power may be an indicator of intensified pain. To test this hypothesis, we used pain thresholds tests, EEG/electromyogram recordings, c-Fos staining, and chemogenetic and pharmacological techniques in mice. We found that sleep deprivation or pharmacologic enhancement of EEG delta...
Source: Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 January 2020Source: Artificial Intelligence in MedicineAuthor(s): Kostas M. Tsiouris, Spiros Konitsiotis, Dimitrios D. Koutsouris, Dimitrios I. FotiadisAbstractTracking symptoms progression in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a laborious endeavor as the disease can be expressed with vastly different phenotypes, forcing clinicians to follow a multi-parametric approach in patient evaluation, looking for not only motor symptomatology but also non-motor complications, including cognitive decline, sleep problems and mood disturbances. Being neurodegenerative in nature, ...
Source: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine - Category: Bioinformatics Source Type: research
A lack of rest leaves youngsters unable to focus at school, a World Health Organization study says.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Abstract BACKGROUND: Hospitalization for a cancer diagnosis and treatment may trigger stressful experiences for patients and family caregivers. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to identify patients' and caregivers' perceptions of stressors during hospitalization and evaluate their education needs. METHODS: A descriptive correlational research design was used to determine whether there is any correlation between the stress perceptions of patients and family caregivers and their need for additional education on health-related issues. FINDINGS: Patients reported experiencing mild to extreme st...
Source: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Clin J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research
Conclusion: This study determined that there is a relationship between insomnia and depressive symptoms and that pregnant women experiencing insomnia presented with more depressive symptoms.Keywords: Depressions, last trimester, pregnancy, sleep characteristics.
Source: African Health Sciences - Category: African Health Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 January 2020Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Zhi-min Zeng, Hai-yang Du, Le Xiong, Xiao-li Zeng, Peng Zhang, Jing Cai, Long Huang, An-wen LiuAbstractAimsMicrovascular endothelial cell dysfunction is a leading cause of radiation-related heart disease (RIHD). BRCA1 plays an important role in DNA damage repair. The study aims to explore the effect of BRCA1 in endothelial cells involved in RIHD.Materials and methodsBRCA1 and p21 expression were detected in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and in mouse heart tissue after irradiation exposure. The effects of BRCA1 on cell prolif...
Source: Life Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
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