A pre-drive ocular assessment predicts alertness and driving impairment: a naturalistic driving study in shift workers - Mulhall MD, Cori J, Sletten TL, Kuo J, Lenn é MG, Magee M, Spina MA, Collins A, Anderson C, Rajaratnam SMW, Howard ME.

Sleepiness is a major contributor to motor vehicle crashes and shift workers are particularly vulnerable. There is currently no validated objective field-based measure of sleep-related impairment prior to driving. Ocular parameters are promising markers of...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS: . Approximately one out of five drivers experienced daytime sleepiness, which was associated with having six or fewer hours of sleep per day. PMID: 31967254 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista Peruana de Medicina de Experimental y Salud Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica Source Type: research
While the effects of early sleep problems on children's development may persist for some time, there is limited understanding in the field regarding whether these effects persist into adolescence. Research is needed to address this issue, as it is an impor...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Going into pedi pulm/sleep. Hoping to make 200k+, have maybe 3 days a week in clinic and a couple of days per week to read sleep studies/do other office work or clinical research. Maybe some inpatient time but not too too much, like maybe a month per year
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Sleep Medicine Source Type: forums
Authors: Jen R, Orr JE, Li Y, DeYoung P, Smales E, Malhotra A, Owens RL Abstract The co-existence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), termed the overlap syndrome (OVS), is associated with adverse outcomes that may be reversed with treatment. However, diagnosis is limited by the apparent need for in-laboratory polysomnography (PSG). WatchPAT is a portable diagnostic device that is validated for the diagnosis of OSA that might represent an attractive tool for the diagnosis of OVS.Subjects with established COPD were recruited from a general population. Subjects underwent ...
Source: COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: COPD Source Type: research
ConclusionThis is the first study to prospectively demonstrates that CBT-I is feasible in people with MS and produces promising improvements in insomnia severity, sleep quality, sleep self-efficacy and comorbid symptoms of fatigue, depression, and anxiety. Future studies are needed to determine mechanisms for these improvements and expand the scope of individuals with MS who may benefit from CBT-I. Furthermore, considering the moderate to large improvements experienced by the brief education group and the limited number of CBT-I providers, a stepped-care approach warrants consideration. Trial Registry: ClinicalTrials.gov, ...
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Source: Cranio - Journal of Craniomandibular and Sleep Practice - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Depression is a common comorbidity in dementia. Randomised controlled studies of antidepressants do not show a significant improvement in depressive symptoms in patients with comorbid dementia and are known to lead to an increase in side effects. However, there are relatively few studies of depression in dementia, and drawing firm conclusions about the use of antidepressants is limited by the amount of data available. Furthermore, it is unclear whether data can be extrapolated from similar populations (eg, those with late-life depression) to inform pharmacotherapy in this patient group. Given the lack of effectiveness and ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 22 January 2020Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Ya-Shuo Feng, Si-Dong Yang, Zi-Xuan Tan, Man-Man Wang, Ying Xing, Fang Dong, Feng ZhangAbstractParkinson's disease (PD) is a significantly progressive neurodegenerative disease characterised by both motor and nonmotor disorders. The main pathological characteristics of PD consist of the loss of dopaminergic neurons and the formation of alpha-synuclein-containing Lewy bodies in the substantia nigra. Currently, the main therapeutic method for PD is anti-Parkinson medications, including levodopa, madopar, sirelin, and so on. However, the effect ...
Source: Life Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: Sleep is a reliable correlate of suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STBs), yet few studies have directly examined negative affect in the context of this association. The present study combined daily experience methods with a laboratory paradigm t...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news
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
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