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Clinical trial of Donepezil for improving REM sleep in autistic children by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 22 Mar 2010 9:51pm A recent lecture I heard discussed how as many as 25% of autistic children get little or no REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. REM sleep is an important sleep phase and it is thought this could contribute to cognition and behavior problems in these children. Anecdotally (and probably confirmed by studies is my guess ... Read on »
Methylphenidate vs. Atomoxetine ADHD Medications: Effects on Sleep by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted Fri 27 Mar 2009 4:29pm Stimulants are often the primary source of medication for ADHD and related disorders. Medications such as methylphenidate ( Ritalin, Concerta, Daytrana ), Adderall, Vyvanse and the like are often the first line of defense and choice of prescription for ADHD for many practicing physicians. However, certain drawbacks exist to these medications. Perha ... Read on »
Study suggests that inflammation ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Mon 02 Feb 2009 11:45pm Study suggests that inflammation may be the link between extreme sleep durations and poor health The activation of pro-inflammatory cytokines may be a mechanism by which short and long sleep durations affect health Westchester, Ill., 01 feb 2009 — A study in the Feb. 1 issue of the journal SLEEP shows that sleep duration is associated with ... Read on »
Career Cardiac & Sleep Healthcare worker waking up to poor health. by Doyle Posted Sun 21 Jun 2009 3:32am Sometimes we in the healthcare field need a little push ourselves. For an example let us take a look at me. My career in healthcare spans nearly 30 years. Heart Health: Cath Lab, Angiography, Electro-Physiology, Polysomnography, and sleep education. Over the past few years there has been a decline in my overall health. My PCP was puzzled. W ... Read on »
My CFS Case (Post # 2) by Carlitos G. Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Dec 2008 3:06am SUMMARY OF MY CASE My name is Carlos Gonzalez and I live and work in The Netherlands since November 1.999. I started to feel not well in October 2004, when I experienced pain in my wrist. The neurologist in Amsterdam (Dr. Stenvers) diagnosed me with RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury). He explained to me that this pain is caused b ... Read on »
SPOTLIGHT CASE AND COMMENTARY: Weighing In on Surgical Safety by Healthcare Research & Quality Posted Wed 11 Aug 2010 5:00am Weighing In on Surgical Safety Commentary by Jay B. Brodsky, MD; Michael Margarson, MD Identify the comorbidities associated with obesity that place patients at higher risk for surgical complications. Understand elements of the STOP-BANG questionnaire that help scre ... Read on »
Headaches | Sleep Apnoea by Dr. Jennifer C. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 18 Sep 2008 10:15am In a study to investigate the co-morbidity of chronic refractory headache with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome, seventy-two patients (51 women and 21 men) with chronic and refractory headaches, whose headache occurred during sleep or whose sleep was accompanied by snoring, were submitted to polysomnography.   Patients diagnosed with obstruct ... Read on »
Now you will not have to sleep i ... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:20pm Now you will not have to sleep in a lab environment to be tested....BD  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have approved at-home sleep testing for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Previous policy had mandated that suspected sleep apnea sufferers undergo facility-based polysomnography. The new policy allows continuous positi ... Read on »
Chronic insomnia with short slee ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 01 Apr 2009 11:44pm Chronic insomnia with short sleep duration is a significant risk factor for hypertension Findings suggest that chronic insomnia is a major public health concern, and its diagnosis and appropriate treatment should become the target of public health policy Westchester, Ill., 02 april 2009 — A study in the April 1 issue of the journal SLEEP is ... Read on »
Frequently Asked Questions by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm FAQ About Gastric Bypass (A) Preparation for Weight Loss Surgery Q. How do I know if I qualify for weight reduction surgery A. You qualify if: » You weigh twice your ideal body weight or You are overweight by 100 l ... Read on »