Pain, Sleeplessness Often Precede MS: Study

Pain, Sleeplessness Often Precede MS: Study

Publication date: Jul 18, 2018

WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 — Pain, sleep problems and mental health disorders are common in the five years before someone is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a new study reveals. Knowing about these symptoms could help doctors diagnose and start…

Brief Treatment for Nighttime Fears and Co-Sleeping Problems: A Randomized Clinical Trial This study provides initial support for use of CBT-based bibliotherapy plus doll in the treatment of nighttime fears. Such a treatment might be used to supplement standard CBT approaches in routine clinical practice or in a stepped care approach to treatment.

Publication date: Available online 30 December 2017Source: Neuroscience LettersAuthor(s): Andrea Guerra, Virginia LcF3pez-Alonso, Binith Cheeran, Antonio SuppaAbstractIn the last three decades, a number of non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) protocols, capable of assessing and modulating plasticity in the human motor cortex (M1), have been described. For almost as long, NIBS has delivered the tantalising prospect of non-invasive neuromodulation as a therapeutic intervention for neurorehabilitation, psychiatry, chronic pain and other disease states. Apart from modest effects in depression, this early promise has not …

An experimental drug developed by Pfizer Inc and Eli Lilly and Co achieved its main goal of reducing pain in osteoarthritis patients in a late stage trial, the companies said on Wednesday.

ConclusionsThis report demonstrates that the uniportal SVATS approach can be safely and effectively utilised to perform pulmonary segmentectomies. Our series demonstrates that it is possible to access and resect all segments by this novel approach to VATS surgery.

Sleep, low self-control, and deviance: Direct and indirect links across immigrant groups and socioeconomic strata Publication date: October 2018Source: Journal of Adolescence, Volume 68Author(s): Alexander T. Vazsonyi, Gabriela Ksinan Jiskrova, Albert J. KsinanAbstractSleep functioning is concurrently and longitudinally associated with norm-violating behaviors; however, the specific correlates contributing to these links remain unknown. Moreover, despite known mean-level differences in sleep functioning across immigrant and non-immigrant youth as well as socioeconomic strata, it is largely unknown whether links between sleep and norm-violating behaviors vary across groups. The current study tested the direct effects of sleep problems …

BACK pain could be prevented by watching your diet, or by changing your sleep position. You could also slash your risk of lower back pain symptoms by eating more of this -top superfood” fruit.

Mother, 34, who woke up unable to move as a teenager waited years to be diagnosed with MS Fiona Elias, from Edgware, north London, says multiple sclerosis makes her ‘struggle to function’ and is trying to raise lb50,000 for a pioneering stem cell at a hospital in Moscow.

An earlier dinner may lower your risk of some cancers People who eat dinner before 9 p.m. — or at least two hours before going to sleep — have a 20% lower risk of breast and prostate cancer than those who eat after 10 p.m. or go to bed shortly after supper, researchers found.

Modafinil for the Improvement of Patient Outcomes Following Traumatic Brain Injury Conclusion. Modafinil is a central nervous system stimulant with well-established effectiveness in the treatment of narcolepsy and shift-work sleep disorder. There is conflicting evidence about the benefits of modafinil in the treatment of fatigue and EDS secondary to TBI. One randomized, controlled study states that modafinil does not significantly improve patient wakefulness, while another concludes that modafinil corrects EDS but not fatigue. An observational study provides evidence that modafinil increases alertness in fatigued patients with past medical history of brainstem diencephalic stroke or multiple scleros…

Low Prevalence of Sleep Disorders in Demyelinating Disease in a Northern Tenerife Population Study Objectives:Sleep disorders are seen in patients with demyelinating disease (DD) more often than in the general population. Combination of physical and psychological factors such as pain, spasms, nocturia, depression, anxiety, or medication effects could contribute to sleep disruption. Frequently, these disturbances have a major impact on health and quality of life of patients. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of sleep disorders in patients seen in the DD consultation.Methods:240 patients; mean age 43 years, 187 women; 163 patients with multiple sclerosis (MS): 144 relapsing-remitting, 19 progressi…

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