Effects of continuous positive airway pressure therapy on daytime and nighttime arterial blood pressure in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea and endothelial dysfunction.

CONCLUSION: In patients with severe OSA and clinically apparent ED, CPAP therapy was associated with a decrease in nocturnal BP and serum noradrenaline levels, as well as a normalization of the 24-h BP profile. PMID: 31463779 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 31 May 2020Source: Brain, Behavior, and ImmunityAuthor(s): Fernanda Medina-Flores, Gabriela Hurtado-Alvarado, Arturo Contis-Montes de Oca, Stefanie Paola López-Cervantes, Mina Konigsberg, Maria A. Deli, Beatriz Gómez-González
Source: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2020Source: Pharmacological Research, Volume 158Author(s): Brigida Boccanegra, Ingrid E.C. Verhaart, Ornella Cappellari, Elizabeth Vroom, Annamaria De Luca
Source: Pharmacological Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 30 May 2020Source: BurnsAuthor(s): Gopal Nambi S, Walid Kamal Abdelbasset
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
This study has provided estimates of the hyperelastic parameters of all upper airway soft tissues using fresh human tissue specimens for the first time. PMID: 32469719 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials - Category: Materials Science Authors: Tags: J Mech Behav Biomed Mater Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Sleep disorders are common symptoms among hemodialysis patients. The restless legs syndrome occurs at a lower frequency among hemodialysis patients but is a major problem for them. PMID: 32468471 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
Authors: Raftopoulou S, Nicolaides NC, Papageorgiou L, Amfilochiou A, Zakinthinos SG, George P, Eliopoulos E, Chrousos GP, Vlachakis D Abstract Herein, we deploy an in silico pipeline of structural bioinformatics, thermodynamics, and molecular dynamics to investigate the role of cortisol in circadian rhythms, biorhythms, stress response, and even sleep disorders. Our study shows that high concentrations of cortisol intercalate in the minor groove of DNA. This phenomenon widens the adjacent major grooves and provides the Clock/Bmal1 complex with more space to dock and interact with DNA. Then, the strong charges of c...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The HRQOL of hemodialysis patients with CKD-FS remains poor, interacting with important functions such as sleep, vitality, cognition, and sexual function. PMID: 32468308 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
Authors: Intas G, Rokana V, Stergiannis P, Chalari E, Anagnostopoulos F Abstract BACKGROUND: Chronic illnesses with high level of disability can affect not only the patients but also the main caregiver who supports them. The aim of this study was to investigate the burden and sleep disorders of family caregivers of hemodialysis patients. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study. The sample of the study consisted of 310 family caregivers of hemodialysis patients. The tools used were the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) for sleep disorders assessment, the Zarit Burden Interview, and the Center for Epidemiolo...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
DISCUSSION: Sleep deprivation etiologies are multifactorial and have several effects on ICU patients. Sleep protocol and staff training should be introduced to reduce unnecessary interventions by ICU staff. Tele-ICU monitoring can also be introduced to reduce unnecessary interventions where clinicians can monitor patients remotely and therefore enhance sleep in the ICU. During their stay in the ICU, patients can be instructed to wear earplugs and also have aromatherapy massage to reduce stress and enhance sleep quality. More research on the physical pain and the psychological factors using objective methods should be condu...
Source: Dimensions in Critical Care Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Dimens Crit Care Nurs Source Type: research
AbstractFor LGBTQ  + individuals, coming out can be an experience of marked adversity. Indeed, research has shown that the experience can trigger psychological ill-health (e.g. depression and anxiety) as well as posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) such as sleep disturbance, somatic symptoms and cognitive distress. While studies have investigated the pain associated with coming out, much less is known about the potential for this life event to lead to growth. The aim of the current study, therefore, was to explore levels of posttraumatic stressand the presence of posttraumatic growth (PTG) in LGBTQ  + adults ...
Source: Journal of Happiness Studies - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
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