Need Better Sleep? Get a Partner
Happy couples apparently make good bedfellows. New research says that when happy couples sleep together, they tend to have more -- and less disrupted -- rapid eye movement (REM) sleep.
CONCLUSIONS: Mandibular appliances are not a homogeneous entity. Common use includes only appliances designed for propulsion (with rods and jacks) and retention. However, the few comparative studies available do not identify which are the most effective types or the types with an optimal efficacy/tolerance ratio. PERSPECTIVES: Further appliance comparison studies are needed to determine the most effective type or with an optimal efficacy/tolerance ratio. PMID: 32636050 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 10 July 2020Source: Respiratory Medicine Case ReportsAuthor(s): Yusuke Watanabe, Hiroyuki Nagata, Hiroyuki Ichige, Masayuki Kojima
Conclusions/interpretationsIn people with diabetes hospitalised for COVID-19, BMI, but not long-term glucose control, was positively and independently associated with tracheal intubation and/or death within 7 days.Trial registrationclinicaltrials.gov NCT04324736.
Conclusion: Acceleration of sympathetic nervous activity caused by acute SAH may predispose patients to bradyarrhythmia with SAS and elicit asystole. The coexistence of SAS and SAH should be recognized as a cause of life-threatening sinus arrest, even if the severity of SAH is low grade. PMID: 32637209 [PubMed]
Publication date: Available online 9 July 2020Source: Physiology &BehaviorAuthor(s): Erik Wibowo, Angela C.B. Garcia, Joanna Mainwaring
ConclusionFor the PWE included in this study, the incidence of comorbid anxiety and depression in PWE was similar for men and women, but the moderating factors affecting comorbid anxiety and depressive disorders differed between genders: male PWE were more likely to be affected by psychosocial factors, while female PWE were more influenced by epilepsy itself. This exploration suggests that gender-specific health care should be considered in epilepsy therapy to improve the psychiatric condition and QOL of PWE, and different treatments should be conducted for male and female PWE to prevent negative emotional comorbidities.
AbstractPurposeThe aim of the present study was to assess vitamin D levels in a large cohort of OSA patients and to investigate possible correlations with clinical and polysomnographic parameters.MethodsIn this cross-sectional study, 685 consecutive patients underwent type 1 polysomnography (PSG) for OSA diagnosis. They were grouped according to apnea –hypopnea index (AHI) as mild, moderate, and severe. Patients with AHI
ConclusionsBullous pemphigoid patients need screening for comorbid health conditions even though treatment options do not seem to be associated with these comorbidities.
;lez Mosteiro-Añón The main aim of this paper was two-fold: first, to design a participative methodology that facilitates lean management implementation in healthcare by adopting the action research approach; second, to illustrate the usefulness of this methodology by applying it to the sleep unit of a public hospital in Spain. This methodology proposes the implementation of lean management in its broadest sense: adopting both lean principles and some of its practical tools or practices in order to achieve competitive advantage. The complete service value chain was considered when introducing changes t...