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Association Between Morning Surge in Systolic Blood Pressure and SYNTAX Score I in Patients With Stable Coronary Artery Disease.

Tex Heart Inst J 2021 06;48(2)

Department of Cardiology, Medline Adana Hospital, Adana, Turkey.

A high morning surge in systolic blood pressure poses a risk in people who have cardiovascular disease. We investigated the relationship between this phenomenon and the SYNTAX score I in patients who had stable coronary artery disease. Our single-center study included 125 consecutive patients (109 men and 16 women; mean age, 54. Read More

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Effectiveness of Exercise in Improving Sleep Outcomes among Perinatal Women: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of randomised Controlled Trials.

Behav Sleep Med 2021 Jun 3:1-19. Epub 2021 Jun 3.

Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore.

: Sleep problems are prevalent among perinatal women, contributing to the poor overall well-being of mother and child. Exercise is an inexpensive and sustainable intervention to improve sleep outcomes and can be personalized accordingly to individuals. This systematic review and meta-analysis aim to consolidate available evidence to evaluate the effectiveness of exercise on improving sleep outcomes among perinatal women. Read More

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[Periodic limb movements in sleep and clinicomorphological features of cerebral small vessel disease].

Zh Nevrol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova 2021 ;121(4. Vyp. 2):75-79

Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, Russia.

Objective: To search for the association between white matter deterioration extend as well as related cognitive dysfunction and periodic limb movements in sleep (PLMS) in patients with cerebral small vessel disease (cSVD).

Material And Methods: Thirty-four subjects with cSVD were enrolled (12 men, 22 women, average age 66.9 y. Read More

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Analysis of Gender Differences in HRV of Patients with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Using Mobile-Health Technology.

Sensors (Basel) 2021 May 28;21(11). Epub 2021 May 28.

Departament de Psiquiatria i Medicina Legal, Institut de Neurociències, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Spain.

In a previous study using mobile-health technology (mHealth), we reported a robust association between chronic fatigue symptoms and heart rate variability (HRV) in female patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). This study explores HRV analysis as an objective, non-invasive and easy-to-apply marker of ME/CFS using mHealth technology, and evaluates differential gender effects on HRV and ME/CFS core symptoms. In our methodology, participants included 77 ME/CFS patients (32 men and 45 women) and 44 age-matched healthy controls (19 men and 25 women), all self-reporting subjective scores for fatigue, sleep quality, anxiety, and depression, and neurovegetative symptoms of autonomic dysfunction. Read More

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Brain dysfunction and thyroid antibodies: autoimmune diagnosis and misdiagnosis.

Brain Commun 2021 5;3(2):fcaa233. Epub 2021 Jan 5.

Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.

Hashimoto encephalopathy, also known as steroid-responsive encephalopathy associated with autoimmune thyroiditis, has been defined by sub-acute onset encephalopathy, with elevated thyroid antibodies, and immunotherapy responsiveness, in the absence of specific neural autoantibodies. We aimed to retrospectively review 144 cases referred with suspected Hashimoto encephalopathy over a 13-year period, and to determine the clinical utility of thyroid antibodies in the course of evaluation of those patients. One hundred and forty-four patients (all thyroid antibody positive) were included; 72% were women. Read More

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January 2021

Mapping of predictors of the disengagement of the descending inhibitory pain modulation system in fibromyalgia: an exploratory study.

Br J Pain 2021 May 30;15(2):221-233. Epub 2020 May 30.

Graduate Program in Medical Science, School of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Background: The main symptoms of fibromyalgia comprise diffuse pain, disability, depressive symptoms, catastrophizing, sleep disruption and fatigue, associated with dysfunction of the descending pain-modulating system (DPMS).

Objectives: We aimed to identify patterns of main symptoms of fibromyalgia and neuroplasticity biomarkers (i.e. Read More

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Sleep disturbances and non-cyclical breast pain: where to break the vicious cycle?

Sleep Breath 2021 May 25. Epub 2021 May 25.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medipol University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Purpose: This study aimed to assess the sleep quality of patients with the complaint of non-cyclical breast pain (NCBP), compare them to a healthy control group, and analyze the interrelationship of sleep quality with pain, anxiety, depression, and quality of life.

Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in consecutive women presenting to the general surgery clinic between May 2020 and December 2020. Patients diagnosed with NCBP formed one group for study and 44 receiving routine well-woman care formed the control group. Read More

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Gender Difference in Chronic Cough: Are Women More Likely to Cough?

Front Physiol 2021 7;12:654797. Epub 2021 May 7.

Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Tongji Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.

Chronic cough is a common complaint for patients to seek medical cares all over the world. Worldwide, about two thirds of chronic cough patients are females. However, in some regions of China the prevalence of chronic cough between sexes is roughly the same. Read More

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A Preliminary Investigation of Psychoneurological Symptoms in Low-Income Mothers.

Nurs Res 2021 Apr 27. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing Chapel Hill, NC University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology & Neuroscience and Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Chapel Hill, NC University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing and Department of Biostatistics in the Gillings School of Global Public Health Chapel Hill, NC.

Background: Exposure to chronic stressors may contribute to the development of psychoneurological symptoms (i.e., fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, sleep disturbance, depressed mood, and pain) that can compromise maternal function. Read More

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Fibromyalgia: Pathogenesis, Mechanisms, Diagnosis and Treatment Options Update.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Apr 9;22(8). Epub 2021 Apr 9.

Department of Chemical, Biological, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Sciences, University of Messina, Viale Ferdinando Stagno D'Alcontres, 31, 98166 Messina, Italy.

Fibromyalgia is a syndrome characterized by chronic and widespread musculoskeletal pain, often accompanied by other symptoms, such as fatigue, intestinal disorders and alterations in sleep and mood. It is estimated that two to eight percent of the world population is affected by fibromyalgia. From a medical point of view, this pathology still presents inexplicable aspects. Read More

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Associations of sleep and female sexual function: good sleep quality matters.

Menopause 2021 04 19;28(6):619-625. Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Mayo Clinic Center for Women's Health, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

Objective: To evaluate associations between sleep and female sexual function.

Methods: A cross-sectional analysis from the Data Registry on Experiences of Aging, Menopause and Sexuality (DREAMS) was performed using questionnaires in women presenting for menopause or sexual health consult at Mayo Clinic from December, 2016 to September, 2019. Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI), Female Sexual Distress Scale-Revised (FSDS-R), and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) assessed sexual function and sleep parameters, respectively. Read More

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Maternal sleep duration and neonatal birth weight: the Japan Environment and Children's Study.

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2021 Apr 12;21(1):295. Epub 2021 Apr 12.

Fukushima Regional Center for the Japan Environment and Children's Study, 1 Hikarigaoka, Fukushima, 960-1295, Japan.

Background: The adequate maternal sleep duration required for favorable obstetric outcomes is unknown. We evaluated the association between maternal sleep duration and low birth weight infants, small for gestational age infants, and macrosomia.

Methods: Participants enrolled in the Japan Environment and Children's Study, a nationwide birth cohort study, with singleton pregnancies after 22 weeks, who gave birth between 2011 and 2014 were enrolled and categorized into five groups according to maternal sleep duration during pregnancy: < 6. Read More

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Actigraphy-Derived Sleep Is Associated with Eating Behavior Characteristics.

Nutrients 2021 Mar 5;13(3). Epub 2021 Mar 5.

Sleep Center of Excellence, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, NY 10032, USA.

Poor sleep is a determinant of obesity, with overconsumption of energy contributing to this relationship. Eating behavior characteristics are predictive of energy intake and weight change and may underlie observed associations of sleep with weight status and obesity risk factors. However, relationships between sleep and dimensions of eating behavior, as well as possible individual differences in these relations, are not well characterized. Read More

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Psychological state during pregnancy is associated with sleep quality: preliminary findings from MY-CARE cohort study.

Chronobiol Int 2021 Mar 28:1-12. Epub 2021 Mar 28.

Department of Electrical Engineering and Biosciences, School of Advanced Engineering and Sciences, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.

Psychological distress during pregnancy may increase the risk of adverse maternal and infant outcomes. Past studies have demonstrated the association between circadian disturbances with psychological health. However, the roles of chronotype and social jetlag on psychological state during pregnancy are yet to be identified. Read More

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Social capital and sleep disorders in Tibet, China.

BMC Public Health 2021 03 25;21(1):591. Epub 2021 Mar 25.

West China School of Public Health and West China Fourth Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.

Objective: Sleep plays an important role in the health and well-being of middle aged and elderly people, and social capital may be one of the important factors for sleep disorders. This study aimed to understand the relationship between social capital and sleep disorders in a unique region of China -Tibet that generally has the disadvantaged economic status compared to other parts of China.

Methods: The study was based on Tibetan data from The China Multi-Ethnic Cohort (CMEC) and was conducted from May 2018 to September 2019. Read More

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Improvement in the cardiovascular profile of patients with morbid obesity following bariatric surgery: Effect on hypercoagulability.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 Mar;100(12):e25280

Hematology and Hemotherapy Service, Thrombosis and Hemostasis Department, University General Hospital.

Abstract: Obesity is an inflammatory state related to vascular endothelium dysfunction. It generates a biological situation of hypercoagulability increasing the risk of thrombosis. This prothrombotic condition could be improved by bariatric surgery. Read More

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The Impact of Gender on the Effectiveness of an Auricular Acupressure Intervention Administered to Community-Dwelling Poor Sleepers: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial.

J Nurs Res 2021 Mar 19;29(3):e153. Epub 2021 Mar 19.

PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, Fooyin University, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, ROC.

Background: Women report a higher incidence of sleep problems than men. Few studies addressing the effect of gender on the efficacy of administering auricular acupressure (AA) at shenmen points (heart meridian 7 [HT7]) on sleep quality have been published.

Purpose: The primary aim of this study was to investigate the effects of a 4-week AA intervention applied at the HT7 points on sleep quality, perceived physical health, and perceived mental health in community-dwelling individuals with poor self-reported sleep quality. Read More

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Efficacy of simplified-cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia(S-CBTI) among female COVID-19 patients with insomnia symptom in Wuhan mobile cabin hospital.

Sleep Breath 2021 Mar 23. Epub 2021 Mar 23.

Department of Psychiatry, Zhengzhou University First Affiliated Hospital, Zhengzhou, 450052, Henan, People's Republic of China.

Background: The outbreak of Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) caused great psychological distress often with comorbid insomnia. Insomnia is common in patients with COVID-19 admitted to mobile cabin hospitals. Insomnia may lead to immune dysfunction, a condition not conducive to recovery from COVID-19. Read More

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Effect of COVID-19 home confinement on sleep monitorization and cardiac autonomic function in people with multiple sclerosis: A prospective cohort study.

Physiol Behav 2021 08 19;237:113392. Epub 2021 Mar 19.

Department of Education, University of Almería, Almería, Spain.

Background: Low sleep quality, cardiac autonomic dysfunction and poor quality of life are some of the most prevalent symptoms in people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). In addition to the progression of the disease, these symptoms are aggravated by physical inactivity. Therefore, home confinement due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions could further worsen these symptoms. Read More

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Insomnia and falls in older adults: are they linked to executive dysfunction?

Psychogeriatrics 2021 May 8;21(3):359-367. Epub 2021 Mar 8.

Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

Background: Insomnia increases the incidence of falls and impairs executive function. Moreover, falls are associated with executive function impairment. The relationship between falls and executive function in patients with insomnia is not clear. Read More

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The Effect of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy on Obstructive Sleep Apnea-Related Hypertension.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Feb 25;22(5). Epub 2021 Feb 25.

Department for Microgravity Research and Translational Regenerative Medicine, Otto-von-Guericke University, D-39106 Magdeburg, Germany.

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disease, with approximately 3-7% of men and 2-5% of women worldwide suffering from symptomatic OSA. If OSA is left untreated, hypoxia, microarousals and increased chemoreceptor stimulation can lead to complications like hypertension (HT). Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the most common treatment for OSA, and it works by generating airway patency, which will counteract the apnea or hypopnea. Read More

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February 2021

Brotizolam During Pregnancy and Lactation: Brotizolam Levels in Maternal Serum, Cord Blood, Breast Milk, and Neonatal Serum.

Breastfeed Med 2021 Mar 5. Epub 2021 Mar 5.

Japan Drug Information Institute in Pregnancy, National Center for Child Health and Development, Tokyo, Japan.

Brotizolam is a sedative-hypnotic thienotriazolodiazepine that is a benzodiazepine analog used for debilitating insomnia. Anxiety, depression, and sleep disorders occur in about 15% of pregnant and lactating women; however, no studies have examined brotizolam transfer across the placenta or its excretion into breast milk. In this case report, we assessed brotizolam concentrations in maternal and neonatal blood, cord blood, and breast milk. Read More

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Oral Corticosteroids Following Endoscopic Sinus Surgery for Chronic Rhinosinusitis Without Nasal Polyposis: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2021 May;147(5):434-441

Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Stanford, California.

Importance: Although oral corticosteroids are commonly prescribed following endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) for chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) without nasal polyposis, there are little data to suggest that this is a beneficial practice.

Objective: To assess the efficacy of oral corticosteroids following ESS in CRS without polyps.

Design, Setting, And Participants: This prospective double-blinded, placebo-controlled, randomized noninferiority clinical trial conducted in a single academic tertiary rhinology practice included adults with CRS without polyps undergoing ESS. Read More

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A de novo frameshift variant of ANKRD11 (c.1366_1367dup) in a Chinese patient with KBG syndrome.

BMC Med Genomics 2021 Mar 2;14(1):68. Epub 2021 Mar 2.

United Diagnostic and Research Center for Clinical Genetics, Women and Children's Hospital, School of Medicine and School of Public Health, Xiamen University, Xiamen, 361102, Fujian, China.

Background: KBG syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant genetic disease mainly caused by pathogenic variants of ankyrin repeat domain-containing protein 11 (ANKRD11) or deletions involving ANKRD11. Herein, we report a novel de novo heterozygous frameshift ANKRD11 variant via whole exome sequencing in a Chinese girl with KBG syndrome.

Case Presentation: A 2-year-2-month-old girl presented with a short stature and developmental delay. Read More

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Association between physical activity and changes in intestinal microbiota composition: A systematic review.

PLoS One 2021 25;16(2):e0247039. Epub 2021 Feb 25.

Centro de Investigaciones en Microbiología y Biotecnología-UR (CIMBIUR), Facultad de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia.

Introduction: The intestinal microbiota comprises bacteria, fungi, archaea, protists, helminths and viruses that symbiotically inhabit the digestive system. To date, research has provided limited data on the possible association between an active lifestyle and a healthy composition of human microbiota. This review was aimed to summarize the results of human studies comparing the microbiome of healthy individuals with different physical activity amounts. Read More

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February 2021

Fibromyalgia: A Report of 2 Cases Treated With Homeopathy.

Vipul Gandhi

Altern Ther Health Med 2021 Feb 20. Epub 2021 Feb 20.

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that is characterized by widespread pain and a multitude of other symptoms, including fatigue, sleep disturbances, cognitive dysfunction, stiffness, and depressive episodes. Fibromyalgia is most common in women, though it can occur in men as well. It most often starts in middle adulthood but can occur in the teen years and in old age. Read More

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February 2021

Sleep quality in women with nausea and vomiting of pregnancy: a cross-sectional study.

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2021 Feb 19;21(1):152. Epub 2021 Feb 19.

University of Turku, Turku, Finland.

Background: Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP) deteriorates many aspects of daily lives of women. However, little is known about associations between NVP and sleep quality.

Methods: Women attending to routine mid-pregnancy visits in maternity health care clinics in Turku city area and surrounding municipalities, Finland, during 2011-2014, were invited to participate. Read More

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February 2021

Vitamin D status and its longitudinal association with changes in patterns of sleep among middle-aged urban adults.

J Affect Disord 2021 03 29;282:858-868. Epub 2020 Dec 29.

Laboratory of Epidemiology and Population Sciences, NIA/NIH/IRP, Baltimore, MD.

Objective: We examined relationships of vitamin D status with over time changes in patterns of sleep in a longitudinal study of Whites and African-American urban middle-aged adults, while further testing effect modification by age group, sex and race and the potential roles of dietary and supplemental vitamin D.

Methods: Data on 1,760 middle-aged participants in the Healthy Aging in Neighborhoods of Diversity Across the Life Span (HANDLS study: Age range at v: 33-71y, mean±SD:53.0±8. Read More

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Fibromyalgia: Recognition and Management in the Primary Care Office.

Carmen E Gota

Med Clin North Am 2021 Mar;105(2):285-296

Case Western Reserve Cleveland Clinic School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, USA. Electronic address:

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition manifested by chronic generalized pain, fatigue, disordered sleep, and cognitive difficulties, persistent for at least 3 months. Other common complaints/conditions include symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, headaches, intermittent paresthesias, and various mood disorders. Women are more commonly affected than men. Read More

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The Impact of a Randomized Controlled Trial of a Lifestyle Intervention on Sleep Among Latina Postpartum Women.

Ann Behav Med 2021 Feb 13. Epub 2021 Feb 13.

Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA.

Background: Poor sleep is associated with adverse outcomes among postpartum women. Exercise may improve sleep, but this has not been well examined in the postpartum period.

Purpose: To examine the impact of a culturally modified, individually tailored lifestyle intervention on sleep outcomes among postpartum Latina women. Read More

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February 2021