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Overweight and obese children with sleep disordered breathing have elevated arterial stiffness
The prevalence of obese children with sleep disordered breathing (SDB) is increasing. Obesity and SDB are independent cardiovascular risk factors, of which arterial stiffness is an early sign. Pulse wave velocity (PWV), is a marker of arterial stiffness and central systolic blood pressure (cSBP) is a better predictor of cardiovascular outcome than peripheral blood pressure. Therefore, we aimed to determine PWV and cSBP in overweight/obese or normal weight children with sleep disordered breathing (SDB), and non-snoring normal weight controls. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - May 19, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Lisa M. Walter, Knarik Tamanyan, Albert P. Limawan, Sarah N. Biggs, Aidan J. Weichard, Margot J. Davey, Gillian M. Nixon, Rosemary SC. Horne Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Sleep Disorders in children with incidental pineal cyst on MRI: a pilot study
For years pineal cysts have been considered an incidental finding on brain MRI even though research and case reports have shown a possible association with headaches and sleep disturbances. This pilot study aims to evaluate sleep disorders in school-age children with an incidental pineal cyst in an otherwise normal brain MRI. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - May 17, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Lourdes M. DelRosso, Kenneth Martin, Oliviero Bruni, Raffaele Ferri Tags: Brief Communication Source Type: research

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Source: Sleep Medicine - May 15, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research

Association of Sleep-Disordered Breathing with Severe Chronic Vascular Disease in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
Severe chronic vascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of co-morbidity and mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes (DM2). Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) has been linked to CVD in the general population due to enhanced sympathetic activation, oxidative stress, endothelial dysfunction, and hypertension; however data for DM2 patients is scarce. Therefore, the aim of the present analysis to assess whether SDB is associated with CVD in patients with DM2, independent of other known associated factors. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - May 14, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Stefan Stadler, Shabnam Jalili, Andreas Schreib, Bettina Jung, Florian Zeman, Carsten A. B öger, Iris M. Heid, Michael Arzt, DIACORE study group Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Slow-wave sleep and androgens: selective slow-wave sleep suppression affects testosterone and 17 α-hydroxyprogesterone secretion
Levels of steroid hormones such as androgens and cortisol exhibit circadian variation, and their fluctuations are related to the sleep-wake cycle. Currently, the functional role of different stages of sleep in steroid hormone secretion remains unclear. The present study aims to explore the effect of slow-wave sleep (SWS) suppression on morning levels of cortisol and androgens. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - May 12, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Yu.V. Ukraintseva, K.M. Liaukovich, А.A. Polishchuk, О.V. Martynova, D.A. Belov, E.S. Simenel, М. Meira e Cruz, А.N. Nizhnik Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty with or without Tonsillectomy in the Treatment of Adult Obstructive Sleep Apnea – A Systematic Review
The most commonly performed surgical procedure for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is uvulopalatopharyngoplasty with or without tonsillectomy (UPPP ± TE). However, there is currently no review solely focusing on clinically relevant effects of standard UPPP technique with or without tonsillectomy as a monotherapy in patients with OSA. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - May 12, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Boris A. Stuck, Madeline J.L. Ravesloot, Till Eschenhagen, H.C.W. de Vet, J. Ulrich Sommer Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Characteristics of the upper respiratory tract in patients with acromegaly and correlations with obstructive sleep apnoea/hypopnea syndrome
To explore the radiological characteristics of the upper respiratory tract and their correlations with obstructive sleep apnoea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) in patients with acromegaly. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - May 9, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Xiaopeng Guo, Lu Gao, Ya ’nan Zhao, Man Wang, Bo Jiang, Qiang Wang, Zihao Wang, Xiaohai Liu, Ming Feng, Renzhi Wang, Zhuhua Zhang, Bing Xing Source Type: research

Night eating in bipolar disorder
The objective of this study was to identify NES in euthymic BD patients. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - May 7, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Matias Carvalho Aguiar Melo, Maximilo de Oliveira Ribeiro, Carolina Freitas Cardeal de Ara újo, Licia Marah Figueredo de Mesquita, Pedro Felipe Carvalhedo de Bruin, Veralice Meireles Sales de Bruin Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Sleep profile in Anorexia and bulimia nervosa female patients
Sleep wake cycle and eating patterns undergo major changes throughout life and are proved to be very correlated, eating disorders prevalence is increasing nowadays and sleep problems are very common among them. The current study is concerned with investigating the sleep pattern in anorexia and bulimia female patients using subjective and objective assessment tools. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - May 7, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tarek Asaad Abdou, Heba Ibrahim Esawy, Ghada Abdel Razek Mohamed, Hanan Hussein Ahmed, Mahmoud Mamdouh El-Habiby, Sherien Ahmed Khalil, Yomna Ahmed El-Hawary Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Polysomnographic findings in restless legs syndrome (RLS) patients with severe augmentation
Augmentation can occur frequently in restless legs syndrome (RLS) patients treated with dopaminergic agents. Video-polysomnographic (PSG) data from augmented RLS patients are scant. The aim of this study was to evaluate PSG findings in augmented RLS patients and compare them with those of non-augmented RLS patients. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - May 5, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Sophia Stephanie Steinke, Claudia Trenkwalder, Johannes Zimmermann, Friederike Sixel-D öring, Maria-Lucia Muntean Source Type: research

Phenotypes of sleep-disordered breathing symptoms to 2  years of age based on age of onset and duration of symptoms
Childhood sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) symptoms may comprise multiple phenotypes depending on craniofacial anatomy, tonsil and adenoid growth, body habitus, and rhinitis symptoms. This work aims to study these phenotypes. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - May 3, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Muna Kamal, Sukhpreet K. Tamana, Lisa Smithson, Linda Ding, Amanda Lau, Joyce Chikuma, Jennifer Mariasine, Diana L. Lefebvre, Padmaja Subbarao, Allan B. Becker, Stuart E. Turvey, Malcolm R. Sears, Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) S Source Type: research

Detecting Inspiratory Flow Limitation with Temporal Features of Nasal Airflow
Inspiratory flow limitation is a breathing pattern during sleep caused by upper airway (UA) narrowing that occurs during snoring and various degrees of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Clinical examination of flow limitation relies on identifying patterns of airflow contour, but this process is subjective and lacks physiological evidence of UA narrowing. Our objective is to derive temporal features of nasal airflow contour that characterize flow limitation. The features that correlate with UA narrowing can be used to develop machine learning classifiers to detect flow limitation with physiological support. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - May 2, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Ying Xuan Zhi, Daniel Vena, Milos R. Popovic, T. Douglas Bradley, Azadeh Yadollahi Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Neural Mechanism of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors in Improving Heart Rate Variability and Sleep Disturbance after Myocardial Infarction
Sympathetic hyperactivity and poor sleep quality are reported in myocardial infarction (MI) patients and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) can improve long-term survival in these patients. We aimed to evaluate ACEI effects on cardiac autonomic activity (CAA) and disordered sleep patterns in ambulatory rats after MI. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - April 30, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Wei-Lun Lin, Yu-Ruey Chen, Chun-Ting Lai, Shinya Yamada, Shin-Huei Liu, Yu-Hui Chou, Yun-Ching Fu, Cheryl C.H. Yang, Terry B.J. Kuo, Li-Wei Lo, Shih-Ann Chen Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Profile of neuropsychological impairment in sleep-related hypermotor epilepsy
The aim of this study was to characterize the neuropsychological features of a representative sample of sleep-related hypermotor epilepsy (SHE) patients and to highlight clinical associations. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - April 28, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Laura Licchetta, Roberto Poda, Luca Vignatelli, Tommaso Pippucci, Corrado Zenesini, Veronica Menghi, Barbara Mostacci, Sara Baldassari, Federica Provini, Paolo Tinuper, Francesca Bisulli Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Home continuous positive airway pressure for cardiopulmonary indications in infants and children
A number of reports exist regarding the use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) to manage obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) in children, which we term ‘conventional CPAP’. In contrast, there are few reports of home CPAP use for other indications, which we have grouped under the term ‘cardiopulmonary’. The aims of this study were to (1) document cardiopulmonary indications for CPAP use in a cohort of infants and children, and (2) evaluate i ts effectiveness in this group. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - April 28, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Montaha Al-Iede, Radhagini Kumaran, Karen Waters Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Shorter sleep duration is associated with reduced cognitive development at 2  years of age
Both short sleep duration and sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) are associated with poor neurocognitive development. However, the co-contributions of short sleep duration and SDB on neurodevelopment in pre-school children are relatively unknown. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - April 28, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Lisa Smithson, Tieghan Baird, Sukhpreet Tamana, Amanda Lau, Jennifer Mariasine, Joyce Chikuma, Diana L. Lefebvre, Padmaja Subbarao, Allan B. Becker, Stuart E. Turvey, Malcolm R. Sears, The CHILD Study Investigators, Deryk S. Beal, Jacqueline Pei, Piush J. Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Afternoon napping during pregnancy and low birth weight: the Healthy Baby Cohort Study
Although afternoon napping is very common, particularly in China, there are limited data regarding the potential health effects of afternoon napping during pregnancy on perinatal outcomes. We aimed to investigate the relationship between afternoon napping during late pregnancy and low birth weight (LBW). (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - April 27, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Lulu Song, Lijun Shen, Hui Li, Bingqing Liu, Xiaoxuan Zheng, Lina Zhang, Shunqing Xu, Youjie Wang Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Night sleep duration trajectories and associated factors among preschool children from the EDEN cohort
Sleep duration may vary both interindividually and intraindividually over time. We aimed to identify night-sleep duration (NSD) trajectories among preschoolers and to study associated factors. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - April 27, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Sabine Plancoulaine, Eve Reynaud, Anne Forhan, Sandrine Lioret, Barbara Heude, Marie-Aline Charles, EDEN mother −child cohort study group Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

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Source: Sleep Medicine - April 26, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research

PREDICTORS of clinical response in a double-blind placebo controlled crossover trial of gabapentin enacarbil for RESTLESS legs syndrome
Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a sensory-motor disorder which produces sleep disturbance. Using data from a large clinical trial of gabapentin enacarbil (GEn) we sought to assess the ability of baseline, and changes from baseline, in clinical trial endpoints to predict treatment response. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - April 25, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: John W. Winkelman, Mark J. Jaros Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Sleep apnea in Machado-Joseph disease: a clinical and polysomnographic evaluation
Machado-Joseph disease (MJD) or spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 (SCA3) is the most common type of autosomal dominant spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA). Sleep disorders have been described as frequent non-motor symptoms in MJD, and with marked impairment on quality of life. However, few studies have evaluated the frequency and characteristics of sleep apnea in MJD. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - April 25, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Felipe Augusto Folha Santos, Luciane Bizari C. de Carvalho, Lucila Fernandes do Prado, Gilmar Fernandes do Prado, Orlando G. Barsottini, Jos é Luiz Pedroso Source Type: research

Visually detected non −rapid eye movement stage 2 sleep spindle density at age 5 years predicted prosocial behavior positively and hyperactivity scores negatively at age 9 years
Cross-sectionally, a higher density of sleep electroencephalogram (EEG) spindles has been associated with more efficient cortical –subcortical connectivity, superior intellectual and learning abilities, and healthier emotional and behavioral traits. In the present study, we explored to what extent sleep spindle density (SSD) at age 5 years could predict emotional and behavioral traits at 6 and 9 years. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - April 25, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Thorsten Mikoteit, Serge Brand, Sonja Perren, Agnes von Wyl, Kai von Klitzing, Jennifer Kurath, Edith Holsboer-Trachsler, Martin Hatzinger Source Type: research

Differences in sleep functioning between individuals with seasonal affective disorder and major depressive disorder in Finland
Sleep problems are commonly reported in seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and major depressive disorder (MDD). However, the specific characteristics of sleep difficulties differ. Frequent sleep problems in MDD are insomnia and night awakenings, whereas SAD patients complain of hypersomnia and daytime sleepiness. No earlier studies have reported differences in sleep functioning between these two disorders. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - April 25, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Isabel Morales-Mu ñoz, Seppo Koskinen, Timo Partonen Source Type: research

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Source: Sleep Medicine - April 19, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research

Favorite odor induces negative dream emotion during rapid eye movement sleep
As connections between nightmares and various psychiatric disorders have been reported, the clinical significance of studying dream emotionality is now growing in importance. Odor presentation may be a crucial tool to study dream emotions because the olfactory bulb connects directly to the amygdala. Previous studies have demonstrated that presentation of positive/negative odors during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep affects various aspects of dreaming. Although olfactory perception can be influenced by personal experiences, the role of individual preferences in the effects of olfactory stimuli on dreaming has not yet been c...
Source: Sleep Medicine - April 19, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Satomi Okabe, Kazuhiko Fukuda, Hiroko Mochizuki-Kawai, Kazuo Yamada Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Eveningness chronotype, insomnia symptoms, and emotional and behavioural problems in adolescents
Eveningness tendency and insomnia are common in adolescents, but whether they have an independent or synergistic effect on the risk of psychopathology have remained undefined. The present study aimed to examine eveningness chronotype and insomnia symptoms in relation to mental health and emotional and behavioural problems in a community-based adolescent population. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - April 17, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Shirley Xin Li, Ngan Yin Chan, Mandy Wai Man Yu, Siu Ping Lam, Jihui Zhang, Joey Wing Yan Chan, Albert Martin Li, Yun Kwok Wing Source Type: research

Pilot data on the association between social jetlag and obesity-related characteristics in Dutch adolescents over 1 year
Social jetlag, a form of chronic circadian misalignment, has previously been associated with obesity in adults. We aimed to investigate the association between social jetlag and obesity-related characteristics in Dutch adolescents in 1 year. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - April 12, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Brenda J. de Zwart, Joline W.J. Beulens, Petra Elders, Femke Rutters Source Type: research

Long-term clinical effect of group cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia: a case series study
Cognitive-behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is recognized as the first-choice intervention for insomnia. One of the best-known advantages of CBT-I in comparison with pharmacotherapy is the long-term effect. However, only few studies have assessed its benefits with follow-up periods of longer than 3  years. In this clinical case series study we aimed to describe the long-term effects of group CBT-I after a mean 7.8 ± 1.6 years of follow-up (range 4–10 years). (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - April 11, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Vincenza Castronovo, Andrea Galbiati, Marco Sforza, Mattia Poletti, Laura Giarolli, Tracy Kuo, Marco Zucconi, Mauro Manconi, Michael Hensley, Charles Morin, Luigi Ferini-Strambi Source Type: research

CPAP therapy improves erectile function in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is highly prevalent in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), however, the effect of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy on erectile function has not yet been thoroughly investigated in these patients. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Richard Schulz, Fabian Bischoff, Wolfgang Galetke, Henning Gall, J örg Heitmann, Andrea Hetzenecker, Markus Laudenburg, Till Jonas Magnus, Georg Nilius, Christina Priegnitz, Winfried Randerath, Maik Schröder, Marcel Treml, Michael Arzt, German Sleep Apn Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Impact of acute administration of sodium oxybate on heart rate variability in children with type 1 narcolepsy
Cardiovascular measurements in children affected with type 1 narcolepsy (NT1) have never been investigated, neither have their modulation by the administration of sodium oxybate (SO). (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Elena Antelmi, Giuseppe Plazzi, Fabio Pizza, Stefano Vandi, Debora Aric ò, Raffaele Ferri Source Type: research

NREM parasomnias: a treatment approach based upon a retrospective case series of 512 patients
In this study, we aimed to present the clinical experience from a large cohort of patients. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Panagis Drakatos, Lucy Marples, Rexford Muza, Sean Higgins, Nadia Gildeh, Raluca Macavei, Eptehal M. Dongol, Alexander Nesbitt, Ivana Rosenzweig, Elaine Lyons, Grainne d'Ancona, Joerg Steier, Adrian J. Williams, Brian D. Kent, Guy Leschziner Source Type: research

Pulmonary rehabilitation and oropharyngeal exercises as an adjunct therapy in obstructive sleep apnea: a randomized controlled trial
It is well recognized that the most effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). Different treatment possibilities comprise surgery, mandibular advancement, pulmonary rehabilitation, and oropharyngeal and facial exercises (PR program). However, these treatments showed inconsistent results.The purpose of the study was to compare the short-term effects of CPAP and the combination of PR program with CPAP on OSA severity, ventilatory functions, and changes in body characteristics in a newly diagnosed patient. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Katerina Neumannova, Milada Hobzova, Milan Sova, Jan Prasko Source Type: research

An actigraphic study of the sleep patterns of younger and older school-age children
The objective of this study was to document the duration, schedule, variability, and week versus weekend discrepancies of sleep in three distinct age groups within the school-age period. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Reut Gruber, Gail Somerville, Samantha Wells, Deniz Keskinel, Jose Arturo Santisteban Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

CPAP therapy improves erectile function in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is highly prevalent in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), however, the effect of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy on erectile function has not yet been thoroughly investigated in these patients. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Richard Schulz, Fabian Bischoff, Wolfgang Galetke, Henning Gall, J örg Heitmann, Andrea Hetzenecker, Markus Laudenburg, Till Jonas Magnus, Georg Nilius, Christina Priegnitz, Winfried Randerath, Maik Schröder, Marcel Treml, Michael Arzt, German Sleep Apn Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Impact of acute administration of sodium oxybate on heart rate variability in children with type 1 narcolepsy
Cardiovascular measurements in children affected with type 1 narcolepsy (NT1) have never been investigated, neither have their modulation by the administration of sodium oxybate (SO). (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Elena Antelmi, Giuseppe Plazzi, Fabio Pizza, Stefano Vandi, Debora Aric ò, Raffaele Ferri Source Type: research

NREM parasomnias: a treatment approach based upon a retrospective case series of 512 patients
In this study, we aimed to present the clinical experience from a large cohort of patients. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Panagis Drakatos, Lucy Marples, Rexford Muza, Sean Higgins, Nadia Gildeh, Raluca Macavei, Eptehal M. Dongol, Alexander Nesbitt, Ivana Rosenzweig, Elaine Lyons, Grainne d'Ancona, Joerg Steier, Adrian J. Williams, Brian D. Kent, Guy Leschziner Source Type: research

Pulmonary rehabilitation and oropharyngeal exercises as an adjunct therapy in obstructive sleep apnea: a randomized controlled trial
It is well recognized that the most effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). Different treatment possibilities comprise surgery, mandibular advancement, pulmonary rehabilitation, and oropharyngeal and facial exercises (PR program). However, these treatments showed inconsistent results.The purpose of the study was to compare the short-term effects of CPAP and the combination of PR program with CPAP on OSA severity, ventilatory functions, and changes in body characteristics in a newly diagnosed patient. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Katerina Neumannova, Milada Hobzova, Milan Sova, Jan Prasko Source Type: research

An actigraphic study of the sleep patterns of younger and older school-age children
The objective of this study was to document the duration, schedule, variability, and week versus weekend discrepancies of sleep in three distinct age groups within the school-age period. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Reut Gruber, Gail Somerville, Samantha Wells, Deniz Keskinel, Jose Arturo Santisteban Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

The prospective memory of patients with idiopathic REM sleep behavior disorder
Idiopathic rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (iRBD) likely represents the prodromal stage of synucleinopathy. The present study was to investigate if there was prospective memory (PM) impairment and the relationship between different PM tasks and traditional cognitive tests in patients with iRBD. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - April 9, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Xudong Li, Kang Wang, Shuhong Jia, Zhi Zhou, Yi Jin, Xiangfei Zhang, Chunlei Hou, Wenjing Zheng, Pei Rong, Jinsong Jiao Source Type: research

Differences between manual and automatic analysis in determining the severity of Obstructive Sleep Apnea using home sleep apnea testing
Home sleep apnea testing (HSAT) is a diagnostic measure for obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) in moderate/high risk patients. Some HSAT companies contain automatic analysis (AA). However, guidelines recommend manual analysis (MA) despite the weak evidence for this recommendation. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - April 7, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Gonzalo Labarca, Jorge Dreyse, Constanza Salas, Andrea Contreras, Gonzalo Nazar, Maria I. Gaete, Jorge Jorquera Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Kleine-Levin syndrome: the contribution of PET scan and hydrogen breath test for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth
A 13 year-old boy started to present recurrent episodes, lasting from 3 to 12 days, characterized by prolonged sleep time, megaphagia, derealization, mood depression, rudeness and hypersexual behaviour. Episodes occurred after infective diseases, moderate alcohol assumption or sleep deprivation, and were often heralded by terrifying visual hallucinations. Physical examination, blood tests, lumbar puncture, EEG, brain CT scan and MRI were normal. The patient arrived at our lab at the age of 15, during a relapse. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - April 5, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Andrea Melpignano, Giulia Milioli, Anna Bertel è, Anna Elisabetta Vaudano, Caterina Ghetti, Liborio Parrino, Livia Ruffini Source Type: research

Self-reported nocturnal sleep duration and glycosylated hemoglobin A in the Study of Cardiovascular Risks in Adolescents (ERICA)
The objective was to investigate the association between self-reported nocturnal sleep duration and glycosylated hemoglobin A in 12- to 17-year-old Brazilian adolescents. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - April 5, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Luciane Gaspar Guedes, Gabriela de Azevedo Abreu, Katia Vergetti Bloch Source Type: research

The associations among objectively estimated sleep and obesity indicators in elementary schoolchildren
A negative linear association between sleep duration and obesity in children has been reported, but this has been predominantly based on subjective estimates of sleep duration and one indicator of obesity. This cross-sectional study aimed to examine the relationships among objectively measured sleep parameters and a range of obesity indicators in schoolchildren. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - April 5, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Teresa Arora, Hoda Gad, Omar M. Omar, Sopna Choudhury, Odette Chagoury, Javaid Sheikh, Shahrad Taheri Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Relationship between obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome and essential hypertension: a dose –response meta-analysis
The objective of this study was to summarize the evidence regarding the relationship between obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) and the risk of essential hypertension. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - April 5, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Wanyuan Xia, Yanhong Huang, Bin Peng, Xin Zhang, Qingmeng Wu, Yiying Sang, Yetao Luo, Xun Liu, Qian Chen, Kaocong Tian Tags: Original Article Source Type: research