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STOP Questionnaire: A Tool to Screen Patients for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
TLDR
The STOP questionnaire is a concise and easy-to-use screening tool for OSA that has been developed and validated in surgical patients at preoperative clinics and had a high sensitivity, especially for patients with moderate to severe OSA.
High STOP-Bang score indicates a high probability of obstructive sleep apnoea
TLDR
In the surgical population, a STOP-Bang score of 5–8 identified patients with high probability of moderate/severe OSA and can help the healthcare team to stratify patients for unrecognized OSA, practice perioperative precautions, or triage patients for diagnosis and treatment.
Decreased cerebral cortical serotonin transporter binding in ecstasy users: a positron emission tomography/[(11)C]DASB and structural brain imaging study.
TLDR
The findings suggest that the 'typical'/low dose (one to two tablets/session) chronic ecstasy-polydrug user might display a highly selective mild to marked loss of serotonin transporter in cerebral cortex/hippocampus in the range of that observed in Parkinson's disease.
Memory enhancement induced by hypothalamic/fornix deep brain stimulation
TLDR
Electroencephalographic source localization showed that hypothalamic deep brain stimulation drove activity in mesial temporal lobe structures, which shows that hypothalamus stimulation in this patient modulates limbic activity and improves certain memory functions.
Validation of the Berlin Questionnaire and American Society of Anesthesiologists Checklist as Screening Tools for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Surgical Patients
TLDR
Similar to the STOP questionnaire, the Berlin questionnaire and ASA checklist demonstrated a moderately high level of sensitivity for OSA screening and were able to identify the patients who were likely to develop postoperative complications.
Sleep disturbances and psychiatric disorders associated with posttraumatic stress disorder in the general population.
TLDR
Considering the relatively high prevalence of PTSD and its important comorbidity with other sleep and psychiatric disorders, an assessment of the history of traumatic events should be part of a clinician's routine inquiry in order to limit chronicity and maladjustment following a traumatic exposure.
"Sleepiness" is serious in adolescence: Two surveys of 3235 Canadian students
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Bedtime habits such as a consistent bedtime routine, staying up late or drinking caffeinated beverages before bed were statistically significantly associated with ESS, as were weeknight sleep quantity and gender, and as ESS increased there was an increase in the proportion of students who felt their grades had dropped because of sleepiness.
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