BACKGROUND Narcolepsy is a life-long disease characterized by abnormal regulation of the sleep-wake cycle and increased penetration of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. In children, narcolepsy without cataplexy is more frequently seen than in adults. The aim of our study was to evaluate clinical and polysomnographic parameters to verify if cataplexy appearing… (More)
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus was detected in breeding turkeys on 2 farms in Valparaiso, Chile. Infection was associated with measurable declines in egg production and shell quality. Although the source of infection is not yet known, the outbreak was controlled, and the virus was eliminated from the birds.
The present prospective study assesses depressive symptoms in narcoleptic patients with (NC+) and without (NC-) cataplexy (46 women, 40 men) and age- and sex- matched healthy controls. Seventy patients were under treatment with stimulants and/or anticataplectics. All subjects completed the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), the Zung Self-Rating Depression… (More)