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Event-related evoked potentials in chronic respiratory encephalopathy

BACKGROUND: Cognitive event-related potential (P(300)) is an index of cognitive processing time. It was found to be prolonged in dementia, renal, and hepatic encephalopathies, but was not extensively assessed in respiratory failure...

Periodic Leg Movements in Narcolepsy

The causes of sleep disruption in patients with narcolepsy are not clearly identified. Possible causes include daytime sleep through planned or unplanned naps, impairment of the delta-wave generating mechanisms, and comorbid sleep disorders such as sleep disordered breathing and periodic leg movements (PLMs)...

Efficacy of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure in Cardiovascular Complications of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a form of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) that is characterized by intermittent complete or partial collapse of the upper airway. This pattern of breathing has been considered a cause for several cardiovascular diseases, such as systemic hypertension, heart failure,...

Sleep medicine in Saudi Arabia: Current problems and future challenges

Sleep medicine is a relatively new specialty in the medical community. The practice of sleep medicine in Saudi Arabia (KSA) began in the mid to late nineties. Since its inception, the specialty has grown, and the number of specialists has increased. Nevertheless, sleep medicine is still underdeveloped in the KSA,...

Obstructive sleep apnea: from simple upper airway obstruction to systemic inflammation

Obstructive sleep apnea: from simple upper airway obstruction to systemic inflammation: Bahammam A1.:Ann Saudi Med. 2011 Jan-Feb;31(1):1-2. doi: 10.4103/0256-4947.75770....

Long-term follow-up of patients with narcolepsy-cataplexy treated with sodium oxybate (Xyrem)

OBJECTIVES: The clinical experience with sodium oxybate (Xyrem) in patients with narcolepsy-cataplexy is still limited, especially in children, elderly patients, and patients with concomitant obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)...

Comorbid insomnia in sleep-related breathing disorders: an under-recognized association

BACKGROUND: In the clinical practice of sleep medicine, the coexistence of common sleep disorders is not uncommon. Patients with sleep disordered breathing (SDB) may present with insomnia, and studies have shown that SDB is common among insomnia patients...

Distribution of chronotypes in a large sample of young adult Saudis

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There are no published data on the chronotypes of young Saudi adults. This study assessed the distribution of chronotypes in college-aged Saudis...

The prevalence of restless legs syndrome in adult Saudis attending primary health care

OBJECTIVE: This study assessed the prevalence and severity of restless leg syndrome (RLS) among patients attending primary health care (PHC) facilities...

The effect of one night of continuous positive airway pressure therapy on oxidative stress and antioxidant defense in hypertensive patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of one night of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy on oxidative stress (lipid peroxidation) levels and the antioxidant activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD) in hypertensive patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)...

 

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