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Sexual Function and Mood Disorders Among Menopausal Women: A Systematic Scoping Review.

J Sex Med 2022 Jul;19(7):1098-1115

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospitals Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Germany.

Background: Changes in sex hormones during menopause may have detrimental effects on a woman's sexual function and cause mood disorders. The treatment of both conditions is a challenge in gynecology.

Aim: To review the published literature on sexual function and mood disorders among peri- and postmenopausal women. Read More

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Ecological Momentary Assessment of Awake Bruxism with a Smartphone Application Requires Prior Patient Instruction for Enhanced Terminology Comprehension: A Multi-Center Study.

J Clin Med 2022 Jun 15;11(12). Epub 2022 Jun 15.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, University of Helsinki, 00100 Helsinki, Finland.

The prevalence of awake bruxism (AB) has been reported as being 30%, with sleep bruxism (SB) at 9-15%. Most studies have focused on SB, emphasizing the importance of AB research. For epidemiological evaluations of AB, a smartphone application based on ecological momentary assessment (EMA) was introduced. Read More

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Trazodone Prolonged-Release Monotherapy in Cannabis Dependent Patients during Lockdown Due to COVID-19 Pandemic: A Case Series.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2022 Jun 16;19(12). Epub 2022 Jun 16.

Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Department of Geriatrics, Neuroscience and Orthopedics, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, 00168 Rome, Italy.

(1) Background: During the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic, cannabis use increased relative to pre-pandemic levels, while forced home confinement frequently caused sleep/wake cycle disruptions, psychological distress, and maladaptive coping strategies with the consequent appearance of anxiety symptoms and their potential impact on substance use problems. (2) Aim: Long-acting trazodone (150 mg or 300 mg daily) has a potential benefit as monotherapy in patients with cannabis use disorder. The present work aims to investigate the effectiveness of trazodone in optimizing the condition of people with cannabis dependence under pandemic conditions. Read More

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Association of Personality with Cognitive Failure among Japanese Middle-Aged and Older Adults.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2022 Jun 12;19(12). Epub 2022 Jun 12.

Graduate School of Medicine, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8575, Japan.

This study explored the associations between personality traits and cognitive failure (including minor lapses and prospective and retrospective memory failure) among middle-aged and older adults living in Japan. The participants were 373 adults, aged 40-84 (167 men and 206 women). The 15-item Japanese version of the Short Inventory of Minor Lapses was used to evaluate minor lapses, and the 16-item Japanese version of the Prospective and Retrospective Memory Questionnaire was used to assess prospective and retrospective memory failure. Read More

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Female sex hormones and symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea in European women of a population-based cohort.

PLoS One 2022 22;17(6):e0269569. Epub 2022 Jun 22.

Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway.

Background: The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea is higher in women after menopause. This is suggested to be a result of an altered sex hormone balance but has so far not been confirmed in a population-based study.

Objective: To investigate whether serum concentration of estrogens and progesterone are associated with the prevalence of sleep apnea symptoms in middle-aged women of the general population. Read More

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Normal salivary production using a swab method in clinical settings.

Clin Otolaryngol 2022 Jun 20. Epub 2022 Jun 20.

University Clinic for Flavour, Balance and Sleep, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Regional Hospital West Jutland, Holstebro, Denmark.

Objectives: The purpose of the study was to generate age- and gender based normative data for unstimulated salivary flow rate (uSFR) by means of a swab method, and to provide preliminary results of using the test in patients suspected of reduced salivary function.

Methods: 130 healthy participants without subjective xerostomia or suspicion of reduced salivation were recruited. Measurements of unstimulated salivary flow rate (uSFR) were conducted three times per subject and mean uSFR was calculated for the entire population and stratified according to age and gender. Read More

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Hiccups in patients with cancer: a multi-site, single-institution study of etiology, severity, complications, interventions, and outcomes.

BMC Cancer 2022 Jun 15;22(1):659. Epub 2022 Jun 15.

Department of Oncology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN, 55905, USA.

Background: To our knowledge, previous studies have not investigated hiccups in patients with cancer with detailed patient-level data with the goal of capturing a broad spectrum of hiccup symptomatology.

Methods: This multi-site, single institution study examined consecutive medical records to better understand hiccups in patients with cancer.

Results: A total of 320 patients are the focus of this report. Read More

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Nocturnal Lifestyle Behaviours and Risk of Poor Sleep during Pregnancy.

Nutrients 2022 Jun 4;14(11). Epub 2022 Jun 4.

Department of Reproductive Medicine, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore 229899, Singapore.

The extent to which lifestyle practices at night influence sleep quality in pregnant women remains unknown. This study aimed to examine whether nocturnal behaviours were associated with poor sleep during pregnancy. We performed a cross-sectional analysis of a prospective cohort of pregnant women at 18-24 gestation weeks recruited from KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore, between 2019 and 2021. Read More

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Clinical Radiofrequency Ablation Outcomes of Combined Sensory Nerve Branch and Dorsal Entry Root Zone Complex Lesions for Sacroiliac Joint Complex Pain.

Adv Ther 2022 Jun 9. Epub 2022 Jun 9.

Pinnacle Health Sciences Centre Scarborough, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Background: Chronic lower back pain (LBP) with or without leg pain (LP) is the most commonly reported anatomical site of pain among Canadian adults with chronic pain. A common cause for LBP and LP arises from dysfunction of the sacroiliac joint (SIJ) complex. When conventional medical management or rehabilitative efforts for SIJ-related LBP and LP fail to provide analgesia, pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) and/or radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of the dorsal entry root zone complex lesions (DREZC) and/or their more peripheral branches can also be a suitable means for treatment. Read More

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Does sleep quality modify the relationship between common mental disorders and chronic low back pain in adult women?

Sleep Med 2022 Aug 13;96:132-139. Epub 2022 May 13.

Collective Health, University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos, UNISINOS, São Leopoldo, RS, Brazil; Food, Nutrition and Health, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil. Electronic address:

Objective: This study explored the association between common mental disorders (CMD) and chronic low back pain (CLBP) in women, while considering poor sleep quality as a potential effect modifier of this relationship.

Methods: A cross-sectional population-based study was conducted with a representative sample of 1068 women (age 20-69 years) living in the urban area of São Leopoldo, RS, Brazil. CLBP was defined as pain lasting for ≥3 months; CMD was assessed using the Self-Reporting Questionnaire (SRQ-20; score ≥8); poor sleep quality was evaluated using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI; score ≥5). Read More

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Epidemiology of Insomnia: Prevalence, Course, Risk Factors, and Public Health Burden.

Sleep Med Clin 2022 Jun 23;17(2):173-191. Epub 2022 Apr 23.

School of Psychology and Centre de Recherche CERVO, Université Laval, Québec G1V0A6, Canada.

This article summarizes epidemiologic evidence on insomnia, including the prevalence, incidence, and risk factors, as well as its course and consequences. Approximately 10% of the adult population suffers from an insomnia disorder and another 20% experiences occasional insomnia symptoms. Women, older adults, and people with socioeconomic hardship are more vulnerable to insomnia. Read More

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Intensive sleep retraining treatment for insomnia administered by smartphone in the home: an uncontrolled pilot study.

J Clin Sleep Med 2022 06;18(6):1515-1522

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia.

Study Objectives: Intensive sleep retraining (ISR) is a behavioral treatment that involves a patient falling asleep repeatedly over 1 treatment session (< 24 hours in duration) to treat sleep-onset insomnia. ISR relies on high homeostatic sleep and circadian rhythm drives to facilitate rapid sleep onsets overnight. The high cost and inaccessibility of laboratory-based ISR is a significant practical barrier to treatment uptake. Read More

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Comparison of sleep quality deterioration by subgroup of painful temporomandibular disorder based on diagnostic criteria for temporomandibular disorders.

Sci Rep 2022 May 30;12(1):9026. Epub 2022 May 30.

Department of Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine, Kyung Hee University Dental Hospital, #613 Hoegi-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, 02447, Korea.

Chronic pain conditions, including temporomandibular disorders, are closely related to poor sleep quality. This study investigated whether sleep deterioration in patients with painful temporomandibular disorder differed depending on the origin of pain, and also analyzed which clinical disease characteristics and whether psychological distress affected sleep quality. A total of 337 consecutive patients (215 women; mean age, 33. Read More

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The melanopsin-mediated pupil response is reduced in idiopathic hypersomnia with long sleep time.

Sci Rep 2022 May 30;12(1):9018. Epub 2022 May 30.

Institute for Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences, CNRS UPR 3212 & Strasbourg University, 8 Allée du Général Rouvillois, 67000, Strasbourg, France.

Idiopathic hypersomnia (IH), characterized by an excessive day-time sleepiness, a prolonged total sleep time on 24 h and/or a reduced sleep latency, affects 1 in 2000 individuals from the general population. However, IH remains underdiagnosed and inaccurately treated despite colossal social, professional and personal impacts. The pathogenesis of IH is poorly known, but recent works have suggested possible alterations of phototransduction. Read More

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Evaluation of the Effect of Supervised Group Exercise on Self-Reported Sleep Quality in Pregnant Women with or at High Risk of Depression: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2022 05 13;19(10). Epub 2022 May 13.

Department of Obstetrics, Copenhagen University Hospital-Rigshospitalet, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark.

Poor sleep quality is common during pregnancy. Our objective was to evaluate the effect of supervised group physical exercise on self-reported sleep quality in pregnant women with or at high risk of depression, and secondly, to describe the association between sleep quality and psychological well-being during pregnancy and postpartum. This was a secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial ( = 282) (NCT02833519) at Rigshospitalet, Denmark. Read More

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Impact of moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea on aggressive clinicopathological features of papillary thyroid carcinoma.

Sleep Med 2022 Aug 5;96:99-104. Epub 2022 May 5.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. Electronic address:

Objective: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may to be strongly associated with cancer mortality. The risk hazards of OSA regarding aggressive features of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) remain unclear. The main objective of this study was to explore the relationship between OSA and aggressive features of PTC. Read More

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Sleep quality and patterns of young West Balkan adults during the third wave of COVID-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional study.

BMJ Open 2022 05 24;12(5):e060381. Epub 2022 May 24.

Department of Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Objectives: To evaluate the sleep patterns among young West Balkan adults during the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Design And Setting: Cross-sectional study conducted using an anonymous online questionnaire based on established sleep questionnaires Insomnia Severity Index (ISI) and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) (February-August 2021).

Participants: Young adults of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia. Read More

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Longing for sleep after violence: The impact of PTSD symptoms, avoidance, and pain on insomnia among female veterans.

Psychiatry Res 2022 07 16;313:114641. Epub 2022 May 16.

Women's Health Sciences Division, National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, United States; Department of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, United States.

Women survivors of intimate partner violence often struggle with mental and physical problems that arise from incidents of violence. Beyond posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the most common outcome, women also may suffer from debilitating chronic pain due to physical injuries sustained during particularly violent physical and/or sexual encounters. This may be a key interaction to explore as PTSD can lead to avoidance of distressing experiences, including chronic pain, resulting in enduring medical problems such as extreme sleep difficulties. Read More

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Self-Reported Sleep Characteristics Associated with Cardiovascular Disease Among Older Adults Living in Rural Eastern China: A Population-Based Study.

Clin Interv Aging 2022 18;17:811-824. Epub 2022 May 18.

Department of Neurology, Shandong Provincial Hospital, Cheeloo College of Medicine, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong, People's Republic of China.

Purpose: To investigate the cross-sectional associations of self-reported sleep characteristics with cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and cardiovascular multimorbidity in older adults living in rural Eastern China.

Patients And Methods: This population-based study included 4618 participants (age ≥65 years; 56.5% women) living in rural Eastern China. Read More

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Relationship between insomnia and rest time between shifts among shift workers: A multicenter cross-sectional study.

J Occup Health 2022 Jan;64(1):e12336

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Wonju, Republic of Korea.

Objectives: A rest time of less than 11 h taken by a shift worker between shifts is defined as quick return (QR). QR is shown to decrease sleep time by virtue of decreasing rest time, diminishing sleepiness and exhaustion, and increasing the number of sick days taken by employees. Therefore, in this multicenter retrospective study, the association between QR and the incidence of insomnia was established using the night-shift questionnaire from the Korean Workers Health Examination-Common Data Model. Read More

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January 2022

Poor sleep Quality and Obstructive Sleep Apnea are Associated with Maternal Mood, and Anxiety Disorders in Pregnancy.

Matern Child Health J 2022 Jul 21;26(7):1540-1548. Epub 2022 May 21.

Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA.

Background: Previous studies suggest sleep quality and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may be associated with psychiatric symptoms, including depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, few studies have examined the relationship between sleep quality and OSA with maternal psychiatric symptoms during pregnancy, a state of vulnerability to these disorders.

Objective: The objective of our study is to examine the association between poor sleep quality and sleep apnea with antepartum depression, anxiety, and PTSD among pregnant women. Read More

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Changes in sleep following internet-delivered cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia in women treated for breast cancer: A 3-year follow-up assessment.

Sleep Med 2022 Aug 30;96:35-41. Epub 2022 Apr 30.

Unit for Psychooncology & Health Psychology, Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark; Department of Oncology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark. Electronic address:

Background: Sleep disturbances are common in women treated for breast cancer. We have previously shown that internet-delivered cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia (e-CBT-I) is an efficacious, low-cost treatment approach. Furthermore, research has shown that e-CBT-I can result in sustained improvements at 12 months post-treatment. Read More

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Insomnia disorders are associated with increased cardiometabolic disturbances and death risks from cardiovascular diseases in psychiatric patients treated with weight-gain-inducing psychotropic drugs: results from a Swiss cohort.

BMC Psychiatry 2022 05 17;22(1):342. Epub 2022 May 17.

Unit of Pharmacogenetics and Clinical Psychopharmacology, Department of Psychiatry, Centre for Psychiatric Neuroscience, Lausanne University Hospital, University of Lausanne, 1008 Prilly, Prilly, Switzerland.

Study Objectives: Insomnia disorders as well as cardiometabolic disorders are highly prevalent in the psychiatric population compared to the general population. We aimed to investigate their association and evolution over time in a Swiss psychiatric cohort.

Methods: Data for 2861 patients (8954 observations) were obtained from two prospective cohorts (PsyMetab and PsyClin) with metabolic parameters monitored routinely during psychotropic treatment. Read More

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Associations of sleep problems with asthma and allergic rhinitis among Chinese preschoolers.

Sci Rep 2022 May 16;12(1):8102. Epub 2022 May 16.

Department of Child Health Care, Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center, Guangzhou Medical University, 9th Jinsui Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, 510623, China.

The aim of this study was to examine the associations of sleep problems with asthma and allergic rhinitis among Chinese preschoolers. This cross-sectional survey was conducted in Guangzhou, China. Children aged 3-6 years were recruited from 32 kindergartens in 7 administrative districts. Read More

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Early signs of sleep-disordered breathing in healthy women predict carotid intima-media thickening after 10 years.

Sleep Med 2022 Aug 23;96:8-13. Epub 2022 Apr 23.

Sleep Research Centre, Department of Pulmonary Diseases and Clinical Allergology, University of Turku, Turku, Finland; Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Turku University Hospital and University of Turku University of Turku, Turku, Finland; Division of Perioperative Services, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland.

Background: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in women. The risk of CVD increases in women after menopause. The aim was to study how sleep parameters and cardiovascular risk factors in 46-year-old women predict future carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) 10 years after. Read More

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Perturbation of Circadian Rhythm Is Associated with Increased Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease: Results of the Korean Nationwide Population-Based Survey.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2022 05 8;19(9). Epub 2022 May 8.

Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University Anam Hospital, Seoul 02841, Korea.

Disturbances in circadian rhythms cause several health problems, such as psychosis, metabolic syndrome, and cancer; however, their effect on kidney disease remains unclear. This study aimed to evaluate the association between chronic kidney disease (CKD) and sleep disturbance in a Korean adult population. A total of 17,408 participants who completed the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2016 to 2018 were assessed for their sleep patterns and renal function. Read More

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Atrial Fibrillation's Influence on Short Sleep Duration Increases the Risk of Fatness in Management Executives.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2022 04 29;19(9). Epub 2022 Apr 29.

School of Public Health, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei 11490, Taiwan.

This study explored whether atrial fibrillation (AF)'s influence on short sleep duration (SD) increases the subsequent risk of fatness in management executives. This study included 25,953 healthy individuals working as management executives with ages ranging from 35 to 65 years (19,100 men and 6853 women) who participated in a qualifying physical filter program from 2006 to 2017 in Taiwan. Men and women who slept < 4 h had a 4. Read More

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Sleep Quality among Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: A Cross-Sectional Study in the East Coast Region of Peninsular Malaysia.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2022 04 25;19(9). Epub 2022 Apr 25.

Department of Family Medicine, Kulliyyah of Medicine, International Islamic University Malaysia, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Kuantan 25200, Malaysia.

Poor sleep is related to type 2 diabetes and adversely influences a person's quality of life. This study aimed to evaluate sleep quality in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM), its associated factors, and its relationship with quality of life. A cross-sectional study was conducted at a primary care clinic in a tertiary hospital on the east coast of Malaysia. Read More

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Machine Learning and Pathway Analysis-Based Discovery of Metabolomic Markers Relating to Chronic Pain Phenotypes.

Int J Mol Sci 2022 May 3;23(9). Epub 2022 May 3.

Institute of Clinical Pharmacology, Goethe-University, Theodor-Stern-Kai 7, 60590 Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Recent scientific evidence suggests that chronic pain phenotypes are reflected in metabolomic changes. However, problems associated with chronic pain, such as sleep disorders or obesity, may complicate the metabolome pattern. Such a complex phenotype was investigated to identify common metabolomics markers at the interface of persistent pain, sleep, and obesity in 71 men and 122 women undergoing tertiary pain care. Read More

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