Carli Murphy

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STUDY OBJECTIVES Obesity is an important risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), and weight loss can reduce apnea severity or even lead to resolution in some patients. Effective CPAP therapy may lead to weight loss by any of several proposed mechanisms, including, but not limited to, increased physical activity and increased responsiveness(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES A single subjective question may be an effective screening tool for excessive daytime sleepiness. This study sought to determine whether the following single question about sleepiness can measure subjective sleepiness comparably to the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS): "Please measure your sleepiness on a typical day: (0 = none, 10 is(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES To determine whether sleep-isolated trichotillomania has been recognized or suspected by dermatologists. METHODS Eight-hundred and seven practicing dermatologists in the Midwest were identified through the American Academy of Dermatologists website database. A 10-question multiple-choice survey regarding trichotillomania was mailed to(More)
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