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American Academy of Neurology

AAN 2007 Annual Meeting

April 28 - May 5, 2007Boston, MA
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SleepMed Insomnia Index may help characterize insomnia symptoms in patients with RLS; scores correlate with RLS severity

Thursday, December 13, 2007 | Comments

The SleepMed Insomnia Index (SMI) helps characterize insomnia symptoms in patients with moderately severe restless legs syndrome, new data indicate. In addition, unlike scores on the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), SMI scores correlate with RLS severity, as assessed using International ...[more] Locked

Undiagnosed sleep disorders appear common in patients with MS, fatigue, analysis reveals

Thursday, December 13, 2007 | Comments

Undiagnosed sleep disorders may be common in patients with multiple sclerosis and may contribute to the fatigue commonly reported by these patients, findings from a recent analysis demonstrate.

Dr. Mark Gudesblatt, who is a neurologist with South Shore Neurologic ...[more] Locked

Sleep may play active role in consolidation of declarative memory, according to findings

Thursday, December 13, 2007 | Comments

Sleep may play more than a passive role in the strengthening and consolidation of declarative memory, new data reveal.

Previous research has indicated that sleep improves performance on tests of nondeclarative learning. However, the authors of the current study noted that little research exists regarding whether sleep ...[more] Locked

Patients with EDS deficient in prostaglandin D synthase

Thursday, December 13, 2007 | Comments

Prostaglandin D synthase levels in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) are significantly decreased in patients who have neurological disorders and excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), study results demonstrate, but serum levels show no differences between patients with neurological disorders who have EDS and those who do not have EDS.
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Researchers highlight clinical implications of RBD in patients with PD, potential treatment options

Thursday, December 13, 2007 | Comments

As the focus of research into Parkinson's disease expands beyond nigrostriatal dopamine deficiency, investigators are beginning to look more closely at the nonmotor symptoms of PD, such as sleep disturbances, hallucinations, depression, and olfactory and visual impairments.

In the later stages of PD, nonmotor symptoms are ...[more] Locked

Adding eszopiclone to escitalopram improves insomnia symptoms in individuals with insomnia, GAD, study shows

Thursday, December 13, 2007 | Comments

Among patients with insomnia and comorbid generalized anxiety disorder, cotherapy with escitalopram and eszopiclone significantly improves insomnia symptoms relative to eszopiclone alone, according to findings from a double-blind study. The data also suggest eszopiclone may improve anxiety and mood symptoms as well as ratings of ...[more] Locked

Neurologic implications in sleep abnormalities

Thursday, December 13, 2007 | Comments

The origin of many sleep abnormalities, such as narcolepsy and REM sleep behavior disorder, continue to puzzle neurologists, although recent developments in the study of the switch-like mechanisms of sleep-wake pathways are aiding in the understanding of this neural circuitry, according to Dr. Clifford Saper, chair of the department ...[more] Locked

Sleep dysregulation common in patients with Huntington's disease

Thursday, December 13, 2007 | Comments

A new study reveals that sleep disturbances and daytime somnolence are common in patients with Huntington's disease, and researchers suggest that neurodegenerative processes may play a role in the development of sleep dysregulation.

Currently, little is known about sleep disorders and daytime somnolence in patients with ...[more] Locked

Parental reports of sleep problems in children with ASD substantiated by PSG data; poor sleep linked with more affective problems, impaired social interactions

Thursday, December 13, 2007 | Comments

Polysomnography (PSG) appears to substantiate parental reports of poor sleep in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), new findings suggest. Study findings also indicate that poor sleep in children with ASD is associated with more affective problems and impaired social interactions.

Researchers evaluated 21 ...[more] Locked

New research in RLS, sleep apnea

Thursday, December 13, 2007 | Comments

Dr. Michael Silber, president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and a neurologist from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn, discussed the implications of several noteworthy studies focused on restless legs syndrome and sleep apnea.

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Eszopiclone appears to improve sleep in people with primary insomnia without next-day impairments in cognitive, psychomotor performance, driving abilities

Thursday, December 13, 2007 | Comments

Among people with primary insomnia, a single night of treatment with eszopiclone improves sleep onset and maintenance and is not associated with next-day impairments in cognitive and psychomotor performance or driving ability, suggest findings from a randomized, double-blind, crossover study.

Researchers recruited 31 ...[more] Locked

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