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Intermittent hypoxia impairs uterine artery function in pregnant mice.

J Physiol 2019 Apr 19. Epub 2019 Apr 19.

Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Key Points: Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a chronic condition characterized by intermittent hypoxia that induces oxidative stress and inflammation leading to cardiovascular disease. Women can develop OSA during late pregnancy, which is associated with adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. However, the effects of OSA throughout pregnancy on fetoplacental outcomes are unknown. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1113/JP277775DOI Listing
April 2019
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Sleep Duration and Blood Pressure: Recent Advances and Future Directions.

Curr Hypertens Rep 2019 Apr 5;21(5):33. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, 622 West 168th Street, PH 9-321, New York, NY, 10032, USA.

Purpose Of Review: This review discusses the recent literature on subjectively and objectively assessed sleep duration in relation to hypertension risk and out-of-clinic blood pressure (BP) measures and highlights critical areas for future research.

Recent Findings: Sleep duration, particularly short sleep, may influence BP through disturbed autonomic balance, hormonal imbalances, increased adiposity and metabolic dysfunction, and disrupted circadian rhythms. Observational studies indicate that short and long sleep are associated with hypertension risk, reduced nocturnal dipping, and elevated morning BP, but evidence is stronger for short sleep. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11906-019-0938-7DOI Listing

Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Menopause.

J Evid Based Integr Med 2019 Jan-Dec;24:2515690X19829380

1 Baylor University, Waco, TX, USA.

Menopause is associated with problematic symptoms, including hot flashes, sleep problems, mood disorders, sexual dysfunction, weight gain, and declines in cognitive functioning. Many women seek complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for symptom management. This article critically reviews the existing literature on CAM treatments most commonly used for menopausal symptoms. Read More

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http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/2515690X19829380
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2515690X19829380DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6419242PMC
March 2019
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Dysfunction, activity limitations, participation restriction and contextual factors in South African women with pelvic organ prolapse.

S Afr J Physiother 2019 28;75(1):933. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

Faculty of Business and Economic Science, University of the Free State, South Africa.

Background: Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a multifactorial, poorly understood condition impacting quality of life (QOL). The pathology and aetiology might imply population-specific differences in domains of the International Classification of Function, Disability and Health (ICF). There is, however, a lack of research in this regard in South Africa. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/sajp.v75i1.933DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6407468PMC
February 2019
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The prevalence of awake bruxism and sleep bruxism in the Dutch adult population.

J Oral Rehabil 2019 Mar 4. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

TNO Child Health, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Background: Awake bruxism and sleep bruxism are common conditions amongst adult populations, although prevalence data are scarce.

Objective: This study aimed to assess the prevalence of awake bruxism and sleep bruxism in the Dutch adult population.

Methods: As part of a large epidemiologic survey on oral health of the general Dutch adult population, a total of 1209 subjects were asked about their bruxism behaviour during the day and during their sleep. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/joor.12787DOI Listing
March 2019
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Sleep Mediates the Relationship Between Depression and Cognitive Impairment in Older Men.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988319825765

2 School of Nursing, College of Nursing, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan.

Sleep and depression are strongly associated with cognitive impairment. The role of sleep disturbances in the adverse effect of depression on cognitive dysfunction in older adults remains unclear. This study explored the mediating effect of self-reported sleep disturbances on the relationship between depression and cognitive impairment in older adults according to sex differences. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1557988319825765DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6440061PMC

Sleep Quality, Duration, and Associated Sexual Function at Older Age: Findings from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing.

J Sex Med 2019 Mar 14;16(3):427-433. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Department of Behavioural Science and Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom.

Introduction: One factor that may plausibly be associated with sexual dysfunction is sleep disturbance. Like sexual problems, complaints of sleep disturbance increase with age and are commonly reported by older adults.

Aims: To examine associations between sleep quality, duration, and a range of sexual problems in a large, representative sample of older adults. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsxm.2019.01.005DOI Listing
March 2019
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MIBG Myocardial Scintigraphy Identifies Premotor PD/DLB During a Negative DAT Scan Period: Second Report.

Mov Disord Clin Pract 2019 Jan 9;6(1):46-50. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Sakura Medical Center Toho University Sakura Japan.

Objectives: Neuroimaging markers for Parkinson's disease (PD)/dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) include dopamine transporter (DAT) scanning and metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) myocardial scintigraphy. It is unknown which marker is useful to identify the premotor phase PD/DLB. We reported four patients who, during a negative DAT scan period, had a positive MIBG result that suggested premotor PD/DLB. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mdc3.12697DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6335543PMC
January 2019
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[Association between the functional impact of osteoarthritis and body mass index in women].

Rev Med Chil 2018 Sep;146(9):987-993

Departamento de Fisioterapia, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Granada, España.

Background: Obesity is associated with pain, reduction of function and quality of life in patients with osteoarthritis (OA).

Aim: To describe the clinical profile of women with knee OA according to their body mass index (BMI).

Material And Methods: Observational study in 308 women with knee OA. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/s0034-98872018000900987DOI Listing
September 2018
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Lifetime discrimination, global sleep quality, and inflammation burden in a multiethnic sample of middle-aged adults.

Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 2019 Jan;25(1):82-90

Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard University.

Objective: Despite considerable evidence that greater exposure to discrimination over the life course increases risk for systemic inflammation, little is known about the mechanisms responsible for this association. Here we examine the role of global sleep quality as a potential pathway by which self-reported experiences of discrimination contribute to inflammatory dysfunction in a multiethnic sample of middle-aged adults.

Method: Participants were 300 adults (36-85 years; 65% women) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a subset of the Midlife in the United States Study 2 (2004-2006). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/cdp0000233DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6369702PMC
January 2019

[Cognitive and emotional disorders in university students and teachers: the possibility of treatment with recognan (citicoline)].

Zh Nevrol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova 2018;118(12):11-18

Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Moscow, Russia.

Aim: To study the efficacy of recognan (citicoline) in treatment of cognitive, emotional, autonomic, asthenic disorders in university students and teachers.

Material And Methods: Fifty-eight subjects (17 men and 41 women), mean age 27.75±12. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.17116/jnevro201811812111DOI Listing
January 2018
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Effect of Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) on Sleep Quality of Menopausal Women: A Double-blinded, Randomized Placebo-controlled Trial.

J Menopausal Med 2018 Dec 31;24(3):204-209. Epub 2018 Dec 31.

Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Razi School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.

Objectives: Aim of present study was designed to investigate the soporific effect of fennel among menopausal women.

Methods: The present double-blinded and placebo-controlled trial examined the fennel effect on Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). Total score and relevant 7 components, including sleep duration, sleep latency, use of sleeping medication, subjective sleep quality, sleep disturbances, daytime dysfunction and habitual sleep efficiency among 50 menopausal women compared to control group within a 12-week follow-up. Read More

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https://synapse.koreamed.org/DOIx.php?id=10.6118/jmm.2018.24
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http://dx.doi.org/10.6118/jmm.2018.24.3.204DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6336564PMC
December 2018
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Potency of descending pain modulatory system is linked with peripheral sensory dysfunction in fibromyalgia: An exploratory study.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Jan;98(3):e13477

Post-Graduate Program in Medical Sciences, Medical Engineering Service.

Fibromyalgia (FM) is characterized by chronic widespread pain whose pathophysiological mechanism is related to central and peripheral nervous system dysfunction. Neuropathy of small nerve fibers has been implicated due to related pain descriptors, psychophysical pain, and neurophysiological testing, as well as skin biopsy studies. Nevertheless, this alteration alone has not been previously associated to the dysfunction in the descending pain modulatory system (DPMS) that is observed in FM. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000013477DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6370006PMC
January 2019
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[Effect of occupational stress on recurrent spontaneous abortion in women of childbearing age].

Zhonghua Lao Dong Wei Sheng Zhi Ye Bing Za Zhi 2018 Nov;36(11):840-843

Institute of Research Center, Gansu Provincial Maternity and Child-care Hospital, Lanzhou 730030, China.

To investigate the influence of occupational stress on recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA) in women of childbearing age. From January to December, 2017, 75 working women of childbearing age (25-35 years) who were admitted to a provisional hospital in Lanzhou, China and diagnosed with RSA were assigned into patient group. At a 1∶4 ratio, 300 age-matched working women who had normal first pregnancy were randomly selected as controls. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.1001-9391.2018.11.011DOI Listing
November 2018
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Roles of oestradiol receptor alpha and beta against hypertension and brain mitochondrial dysfunction under intermittent hypoxia in female rats.

Acta Physiol (Oxf) 2019 Jan 11:e13255. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Centre de Recherche de l'Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Québec, Université Laval, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

Aim: Chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) induces systemic (hypertension) and central alterations (mitochondrial dysfunction underlying cognitive deficits). We hypothesized that agonists of oestradiol receptors (ER) α and β prevent CIH-induced hypertension and brain mitochondrial dysfunction.

Methods: Ovariectomized female rats were implanted with osmotic pumps delivering vehicle (Veh), the ERα agonist propylpyraoletriol (PPT - 30 μg/kg/day) or the ERβ agonist diarylpropionitril (DPN - 100 μg/kg/day). Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/apha.13255
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January 2019
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Respiratory Failure following Abdominal Wall Reconstruction: An Analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample.

Plast Reconstr Surg 2019 Jan;143(1):165e-171e

Seattle, Wash.; and Portland, Ore. From the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Washington; the Department of Surgery, UW Medicine Regional Burn Center, Harborview Medical Center; and the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University.

Background: Patients undergoing abdominal wall reconstruction are at increased risk of postoperative respiratory failure. Understanding the epidemiology of this complication may guide preventive efforts.

Methods: The authors performed a population-based retrospective cohort study of adults undergoing elective abdominal wall reconstruction (ventral hernia repair with component separation) in the United States from 2004 through 2011 using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0000000000005115DOI Listing
January 2019
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Idiopathic "Cyclic" Edema: A Frustrating and Poorly Understood Clinical Problem.

Cardiovasc Hematol Agents Med Chem 2018 ;16(2):88-93

Gill Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States.

Idiopathic Edema (IE), is a syndrome involving real or perceived weight gain secondary to the pathological retention of fluid. This syndrome of generalized edema is almost solely reported in women. The diagnosis of IE is one of exclusion and requires a careful history, physical exam, and clinical suspicion. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1871525717666181211141227DOI Listing
March 2019
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Aberrant Cerebral Activity in Early Postmenopausal Women: A Resting-State Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study.

Front Cell Neurosci 2018 26;12:454. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Department of Radiology, Xinqiao Hosptial, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China.

: Early postmenopausal women frequently suffer from cognitive impairments and emotional disorders, such as lack of attention, poor memory, deficits in executive function and depression. However, the underlying mechanisms of these impairments remain unclear. : Forty-three early postmenopausal women and forty-four age-matched premenopausal controls underwent serum sex hormone analysis, neuropsychological testing and resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fncel.2018.00454DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6275219PMC
November 2018
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Migraine and Markers of Carotid Atherosclerosis in Middle-Aged Women: A Cross-Sectional Study.

Headache 2019 Jan 5;59(1):77-85. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Division of Neurology, Hospital Universitário Oswaldo Cruz of the Universidade de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil.

Objective: This study evaluated the association between migraine and the markers of carotid artery disease.

Background: Migraine increases the risk of cardiovascular events, but its relationship with vascular dysfunction is unclear.

Methods: In this cross-sectional study, middle-aged women with no known cardiovascular diseases underwent clinical, neurological, and laboratory evaluations; pulse wave velocity (PWV) assessment; and carotid artery ultrasonography. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/head.13460DOI Listing
January 2019
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Lack of associations between thyroid function and obstructive sleep apnea severity in adults with prediabetes and diabetes mellitus.

Sleep Breath 2018 Nov 19. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, 270 Rama 6 Road, Bangkok, 10400, Thailand.

Purpose: Hypothyroidism is associated with a high frequency of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). However, the prevalence of OSA in hypothyroid patients is not different from the general population in many reports. The importance of thyroid function screening in sleep-disordered breathing is still controversial. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11325-018-1756-xDOI Listing
November 2018
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Sex-Specific Differences in Risk Factors for Development of Heart Failure in Women.

Heart Fail Clin 2019 Jan 24;15(1):1-8. Epub 2018 Oct 24.

The Ohio State University, 410 West 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210, USA.

Sex specific differences exist in the impact of risk factors for the development of heart failure (HF). Addressing these differences can have an impact on prevention of HF. This article reviews sex-specific risk factors associated with development of HF. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hfc.2018.08.001DOI Listing
January 2019
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Gender and onset age related-differences of non-motor symptoms and quality of life in drug-naïve Parkinson's disease.

Clin Neurol Neurosurg 2018 Dec 2;175:124-129. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

Department of Neurology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China. Electronic address:

Objective: This study aims to explore the gender and onset age-related differences of non-motor symptoms (NMS) and the determinants of quality of life (QoL) in a large cohort of Chinese drug-naïve Parkinson's disease (PD) patients.

Patients And Methods: A cross-sectional analysis of 569 drug-naïve PD patients was conducted. The frequency and severity of each NMS was evaluated by Non-Motor Symptom Scale (NMSS), which consists of 9 subdomains. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clineuro.2018.11.001DOI Listing
December 2018
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[Effectiveness of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in Treating Obesity and Its Co-morbidities].

Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao 2018 Oct;40(5):610-616

Department of Cardiology,PUMC Hospital, CAMS and PUMC,Beijing 100730,China.

Objective To analyze the effectiveness and safety of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) in treating obesity and its co-morbidities.Methods The clinical data of obese patients undergoing LSG in Peking Union Medical College Hospital from August 2012 to August 2017 were retrospectively analyzed. Medium-term outcome measures included excess weight loss (%EWL),co-morbidity improvement,and complications. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3881/j.issn.1000-503X.10717DOI Listing
October 2018
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Associations Between Breast Cancer Survivorship and Adverse Mental Health Outcomes: A Systematic Review.

J Natl Cancer Inst 2018 Dec;110(12):1311-1327

Department of Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK.

Background: We aimed to systematically review the evidence on adverse mental health outcomes in breast cancer survivors (≥1 year) compared with women with no history of cancer.

Methods: Studies were identified by searching MEDLINE, PsycINFO, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and the Social Sciences Citation Index, and through backward citation tracking. Two researchers selected the studies, extracted data, and assessed the risk of bias. Read More

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https://academic.oup.com/jnci/advance-article/doi/10.1093/jn
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jnci/djy177DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6292797PMC
December 2018
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Sleep, Health, and Metabolism in Midlife Women and Menopause: Food for Thought.

Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 2018 Dec 25;45(4):679-694. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Department of Psychiatry and Connors Center for Women's Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

Sleep and metabolism are essential components of health. Metabolic health depends largely on individual's lifestyle. Disturbances in sleep health, such as changes in sleep patterns that are associated with menopause/reproductive aging and chronologic aging, may have metabolic health consequences. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S08898545183006
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ogc.2018.07.008DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6338227PMC
December 2018
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Depression During and After the Perimenopause: Impact of Hormones, Genetics, and Environmental Determinants of Disease.

Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 2018 Dec 25;45(4):663-678. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 3535 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA; Obstetrics and Gynecology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 3535 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA; Penn PROMOTES Research on Sex and Gender in Health, University of Pennsylvania, 3535 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA.

Vulnerability to depression is increased across the menopause transition and in the early years after the final menstrual period. Clinicians should systematically screen women in this age group; if depressive symptoms or disorder are present, treatment of depression should be initiated. Potential treatments include antidepressants for moderate to severe symptoms, psychotherapy to target psychological and interpersonal factors, and hormone therapy for women with first-onset major depressive disorder or elevated depressive symptoms and at low risk for adverse effects. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ogc.2018.07.007DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6226029PMC
December 2018
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Onset of the Menopause Transition: The Earliest Signs and Symptoms.

Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 2018 Dec 25;45(4):585-597. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA; Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.

Although more than 80% of women experience some degree of psychological or physical symptoms around menopause, both women and clinicians have misconceptions about how hormonal changes relate to menopausal symptoms and psychological conditions. Recently, several large-scale, longitudinal studies have been conducted to better characterize symptoms and changes that occur around menopause. This article offers current evidence for symptoms that occur in the early menopause transition, including vasomotor symptoms, mood changes, sleep problems, and changes in sexual functioning. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ogc.2018.07.002DOI Listing
December 2018
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Menopause.

Prim Care 2018 Dec 5;45(4):625-641. Epub 2018 Oct 5.

Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 1100 Delaplaine, Madison, WI 53715, USA.

The menopausal transition is a time when many physical and psychological changes are occurring for women. Women may experience irregular menses, vasomotor symptoms, sleep disruption, mood disorders as well as genitourinary symptoms. Despite irregular menstrual cycles, some women can still conceive. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pop.2018.08.001DOI Listing
December 2018
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Protocol for the "Chemobrain in Motion - study" (CIM - study): a randomized placebo-controlled trial of the impact of a high-intensity interval endurance training on cancer related cognitive impairments in women with breast cancer receiving first-line chemotherapy.

BMC Cancer 2018 Nov 6;18(1):1071. Epub 2018 Nov 6.

Department of Molecular and Cellular Sport Medicine, Institute of Cardiovascular Research and Sports Medicine, German Sport University Cologne, Am Sportpark Müngersdorf 6, 50933, Cologne, Germany.

Background: Up to 80% of breast cancer patients suffer from Cancer Related Cognitive Impairments (CRCI). Exercise is suggested as a potential supportive care option to reduce cognitive decline in cancer patients. This study will investigate the effects of a high-intensity interval endurance training (HIIT) on CRCI in breast cancer patients. Read More

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https://bmccancer.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12885-
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12885-018-4992-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6220507PMC
November 2018
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Linking sleep disturbance to idiopathic male infertility.

Sleep Med Rev 2018 12 3;42:149-159. Epub 2018 Aug 3.

CIRUS, Centre for Sleep and Chronobiology, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; Discipline of Sleep Medicine, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Recently published data suggests that male fertility has declined over the past four decades. The reasons for the decline are unclear with up to 50% of cases of male infertility remaining unexplained (idiopathic male infertility). Whilst environmental factors and rising rates of obesity have been implicated, there is now growing evidence that sleep disturbance may be an independent causative factor. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S10870792173015
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.smrv.2018.07.006DOI Listing
December 2018
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Psychosocial Scores and Jaw Muscle Activity in Women.

J Oral Facial Pain Headache 2018 Fall;32(4):381-388

Aims: To test whether women with temporomandibular disorder (TMD)-related pain showed higher psychosocial scores and higher awake- and sleep-time jaw muscle activities (characterized by duty factors) compared to pain-free controls and whether psychosocial scores and the jaw muscle duty factors were associated.

Methods: Subjects gave informed consent to participate. The Diagnostic Criteria for TMD (DC/TMD) were used for diagnosis of TMD pain, and 31 and 36 women were included in the TMD-related pain and control groups, respectively. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11607/ofph.2133DOI Listing
February 2019
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Poor Sleep Quality Is Associated with Higher Hemoglobin A1c in Pregnant Women: A Pilot Observational Study.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2018 10 18;15(10). Epub 2018 Oct 18.

Professional and Medical Education & Internal Medicine, Meharry Medical College, 1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37208, USA.

We hypothesized that poor sleep quality exacerbates glucose intolerance manifested as elevated glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c), which increases the risk for gestational diabetes. To test this, 38 pregnant and 22 non-pregnant (age, 18⁻35 years; body-mass index, 20⁻35 kg/m²) otherwise healthy women were enrolled in the study. Sleep quality was assessed during gestational week 24 (pregnant), or outside of the menstrual period (non-pregnant), using qualitative (Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index) and objective (actigraphic wrist-watch) measures. Read More

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http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/15/10/2287
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15102287DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6210387PMC
October 2018
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Decreased serum levels of CTRP12/adipolin in patients with coronary artery disease in relation to inflammatory cytokines and insulin resistance.

Cytokine 2019 Jan 15;113:326-331. Epub 2018 Oct 15.

Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Electronic address:

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of death worldwide. Atherosclerosis as the main underlying mechanism of CAD is associated with inflammation and adipose tissue dysfunction. C1q/TNF-related protein12 (CTRP12) is a newly discovered adipokine which is a paralog of adiponectin. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cyto.2018.09.019DOI Listing
January 2019
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[The prognostic significance of biological rhythms assessment in depression].

Authors:
M Yu Gerasimchuk

Zh Nevrol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova 2018;118(9):17-21

Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, Russia.

Aim: To assess the prognostic significance of biological rhythms in depression on the example of the individual chronotype.

Material And Methods: One hundred patients (women 68%), aged 18-77 years, mean age 48±16, were examined before and after 8 weeks of treatment. The Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire (MEQ) was used. Read More

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http://www.mediasphera.ru/issues/zhurnal-nevrologii-i-psikhi
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http://dx.doi.org/10.17116/jnevro201811809117DOI Listing
March 2019
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Fatigue after breast cancer treatment: Biobehavioral predictors of fatigue trajectories.

Health Psychol 2018 Nov;37(11):1025-1034

Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA.

Objective: Fatigue is a common side effect of cancer treatment, but there is considerable variability in fatigue severity and persistence among survivors. This study aimed to characterize longitudinal trajectories of fatigue after breast cancer treatment and to identify predictors of varying fatigue trajectories.

Methods: Women (N = 191) from the Mind-Body Study completed assessments after primary treatment for early stage breast cancer and at regular follow-ups that occurred up to 6 years after treatment (M = 4. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6372460PMC
November 2018
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Women manifest more severe COPD symptoms across the life course.

Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 2018;13:3021-3029. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, National Jewish Health, Denver, CO, USA.

Background: Previous studies suggest that gender differences exist in COPD diagnosis and symptoms; these differences may be more pronounced in younger adults. Our objective was to explore age-associated gender differences across a range of COPD severities.

Materials And Methods: A total of 4,484 current and former smokers with COPD from the Genetic Epidemiology of COPD cohort were investigated using regression modeling to explore the association between gender, age, disease severity, and the contributing elements of the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) classification system (symptoms, exacerbation risk, airflow limitation). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/COPD.S160270DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6171761PMC
March 2019
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Clinical outcomes of intravesical injections of botulinum toxin type A in patients with refractory idiopathic overactive bladder.

Pharmacol Rep 2018 Dec 2;70(6):1133-1138. Epub 2018 Aug 2.

Department of General and Oncological Urology, Nicolaus Copernicus Hospital, Toruń, Poland; Department of General and Oncologic Urology, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Background: The aim of the study was to estimated the clinical efficacy of intravesical injections of botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) in refractory idiopathic overactive bladder (OAB) in the aspect of the quality of life. The potential mechanism of BTX-A actions were described.

Methods: The study was performed on 22 women with idiopathic OAB who underwent intravesical injection of BTX-A. Read More

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December 2018
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Correlations between the active straight leg raise, sleep and somatosensory sensitivity during pregnancy with post-partum lumbopelvic pain: an initial exploration.

Scand J Pain 2019 Jan;19(1):53-60

Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain (CNAP), SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark.

Background and aims For some women, lumbopelvic pain (LPP) developed during pregnancy becomes a continuing post-partum problem. Increased understanding of potential prognostic factors is required. This study investigated whether active straight leg raise (ASLR), sleep dysfunction and pressure pain sensitivity during pregnancy are correlated with LPP intensity and quality, disability, and physical health-related quality of life (HRQoL) post-partum. Read More

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January 2019
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Sedentary time, physical activity, and sleep quality in fibromyalgia: The al-Ándalus project.

Scand J Med Sci Sports 2019 Feb 30;29(2):266-274. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

Department of Physical Education, Faculty of Education Sciences, University of Cádiz, Cádiz, Spain.

Purpose: To get insight into the potential significance of objectively measured sedentary time (ST), and physical activity (PA) intensity levels on sleep quality (SQ) in women with fibromyalgia; and to assess whether those who meet moderate-to-vigorous PA (MVPA) recommendations have better SQ than their counterparts.

Methods: Four-hundred and nine women with fibromyalgia (age range 30-65 years old) from Andalusia (southern Spain) were included in this cross-sectional study. Sedentary time, PA intensity levels (light, moderate, and MVPA), and total PA were assessed with accelerometers during seven consecutive days. Read More

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February 2019
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Female Sex and Alzheimer's Risk: The Menopause Connection.

J Prev Alzheimers Dis 2018 ;5(4):225-230

Lisa Mosconi, PhD, Department of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medicine, 428 East 72nd St, Suite 500, Room 407, New York, NY, 10021; Tel: (212) 746-4624, Email:

Along with advanced age and apolipoprotein E (APOE)-4 genotype, female sex is a major risk factor for developing late-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD). Considering that AD pathology begins decades prior to clinical symptoms, the higher risk in women cannot simply be accounted for by their greater longevity as compared to men. Recent investigation into sex-specific pathophysiological mechanisms behind AD risk has implicated the menopause transition (MT), a midlife neuroendocrine transition state unique to females. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6198681PMC
January 2018
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Obstructive sleep apnea and the metabolic syndrome: The road to clinically-meaningful phenotyping, improved prognosis, and personalized treatment.

Sleep Med Rev 2018 12 3;42:211-219. Epub 2018 Sep 3.

Sleep Research and Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, USA.

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is an increasingly prevalent sleep disorder characterized by upper airway obstruction during sleep, resulting in breathing pauses, intermittent hypoxia, and fragmented sleep. In parallel, the constellation of adverse health outcomes associated with prolonged obesity, such as insulin resistance, elevated blood pressure, triglycerides, and reduced high-density lipoprotein cholesterol - termed metabolic syndrome -raises the risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, type 2 diabetes, and all-cause mortality. Affecting 35-40% of U. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6221996PMC
December 2018
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Associations of snoring frequency and intensity in pregnancy with time-to-delivery.

Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 2018 11 28;32(6):504-511. Epub 2018 Sep 28.

Department of Neurology, Sleep Disorders Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Background: Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes. However, little is known about the association of SDB with timing of delivery. We examined the association of snoring frequency, a key SDB marker, and snoring intensity, a correlate of SDB severity, with time-to-delivery among a cohort of pregnant women. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6261672PMC
November 2018
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Endothelial dysfunction is associated with impaired lung function in two independent community cohorts.

Respir Med 2018 Oct 12;143:123-128. Epub 2018 Sep 12.

Division of Family Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institute, Huddinge, Sweden; Dalarna County Council, Norslund-Svärdsjö Primary Health Care Center, Falun, Sweden; School of Health and Social Sciences, Dalarna University, Falun, Sweden. Electronic address:

Background: Prior studies investigating the association between endothelial dysfunction and impaired lung function have been small and inconsistent. The primary aim was to investigate the association between endothelial function and lung function in two community-based cohorts.

Methods: We used a discovery/replication approach to study the association between endothelial function and lung function in the Prospective investigation of Obesity, Energy and Metabolism (POEM, discovery cohort, n = 490, mean age 50. Read More

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October 2018
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Prevalence and predictors of sexual function in midlife partnered Chinese women assessed by two simple indicators: Sexual frequency and sexual desire.

J Obstet Gynaecol Res 2019 Jan 27;45(1):210-216. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai, China.

Aim: To investigate the prevalence and predictors of sexual frequency, sexual desire in midlife partnered Chinese women.

Methods: Sexual frequency, sexual desire over the past 3 months, menopausal symptoms and other socioeconomic information were assessed for women aged 40-65 years in the Shanghai Sixth People's Hospital.

Results: Among 3485 eligible partnered participants, the prevalence of low sexual frequency (less than once per week) and low sexual desire (less than 5 scores) were 72. Read More

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January 2019
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Intersection between gonadal function and vascular aging in women.

Authors:
Kerrie L Moreau

J Appl Physiol (1985) 2018 Dec 13;125(6):1881-1887. Epub 2018 Sep 13.

Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus , Aurora, Colorado.

Vascular aging, characterized by endothelial dysfunction and large elastic arterial stiffening, is a major risk factor for age-associated cardiovascular disease (CVD). Although women have a lower prevalence of CVD until midlife, prevalence rates increase rapidly coincident with the menopausal transition to match those observed in men. The menopausal transition, or perimenopause, is a chaotic period that is associated with increased symptoms (e. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6442668PMC
December 2018

What Have We Learned From the Osaka Study?

Cornea 2018 Nov;37 Suppl 1:S62-S66

Department of Ophthalmology, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

Purpose: To summarize the results of a cross-sectional epidemiologic study of Japanese office workers who use visual display terminals (VDTs).

Methods: Workers in a pharmaceutical company head office were recruited. Participants were requested to complete a questionnaire on symptoms of dry eye disease (DED) and evaluations using the Work Limitations Questionnaire, International Physical Activity Questionnaire, Subjective Happiness Scale, and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index. Read More

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November 2018
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Change in the prevalence asthma, rhinitis and respiratory symptom over a 20 year period: associations to year of birth, life style and sleep related symptoms.

BMC Pulm Med 2018 Sep 12;18(1):152. Epub 2018 Sep 12.

Department of Medical Sciences, Respiratory, Allergy and Sleep Medicine, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.

Background: The aim of this investigation was to study change in adults over a 20 year period in the prevalence of respiratory symptoms and disorders and its association to year of birth, life style and sleep related variables.

Method: Adults 20-44 years of age, 6085 women and 5184 men, were randomly selected from seven centres in Northern Europe and followed for 20 years. The number of participants in the first survey was 21,595 and 11,269 participated in all three surveys. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6136212PMC
September 2018
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Relation of Obstructive Sleep Apnea to Risk of Hospitalization in Patients With Heart Failure and Preserved Ejection Fraction from the National Inpatient Sample.

Am J Cardiol 2018 Aug 20;122(4):612-615. Epub 2018 Jun 20.

Department of Medicine - Rochester Regional Health, Unity Hospital, Rochester, New York; Department of Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York; School of Health Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) increases the risk of diastolic dysfunction and heart failure. The impact of OSA on hospitalization for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is not well elucidated. We used data from the National Inpatient Sample for the years 2012 to 2014. Read More

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August 2018
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A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis on the Effect of Herbal Medicine to Manage Sleep Dysfunction in Peri- and Postmenopause.

J Menopausal Med 2018 Aug 31;24(2):92-99. Epub 2018 Aug 31.

Department of Parasitology and Mycology, Ghaem Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

Objectives: Some conventional medications used to treat insomnia, such as benzodiazepine, non-benzodiazepine, and hormone therapy, are associated with side effects. Therefore, there is a growing interest in the use of herbal medicine. The aim of this systematic review is to assess the effects herbal medicines have on sleep disorders of peri- and postmenopausal women. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6127017PMC
August 2018
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Long-Term Effects of Tai Chi Intervention on Sleep and Mental Health of Female Individuals With Dependence on Amphetamine-Type Stimulants.

Front Psychol 2018 20;9:1476. Epub 2018 Aug 20.

Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.

Previous studies provide evidence that Tai Chi (TC) can reduce the symptoms of sleep problems and be of benefit for the rehabilitation of substance abusers. In this study, we investigated if TC practice can improve sleep quality and mood of females who are dependent on amphetamine-type stimulant (ATS). Eighty subjects were randomly assigned to TC intervention and standard care (SC) for 6 months. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01476DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6110176PMC
August 2018
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