Cristina Frange

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OBJECTIVE Our objective was to investigate the influence of menopausal status on sleep patterns in a representative sample of women from São Paulo, Brazil. STUDY DESIGN A population-based survey with a probabilistic three-stage cluster sample of the city of São Paulo was used to represent the local population according to gender, age (20-80 years) and(More)
INTRODUCTION Insomnia is a frequent postmenopausal symptom and may be due to hormonal changes, depressive states related to this period of life, hot flashes or nocturia. Chiropractic care has been demonstrated to be effective in the treatment of these symptoms. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to review chiropractic interventions in postmenopausal(More)
Sleep disorders are highly prevalent in patients with fibromyalgia (FM). Many of the daytime symptoms, such as chronic pain and fatigue, may be related to the non-restorative sleep patterns associated with the disease. Pain influences the sleep process and sleep disturbances decrease the pain threshold in a reciprocal framework. Thus, understanding the link(More)
I read with interest the article by Zhang et al published recently in Arthritis Care & Research (1). In the article, the authors present data that raise ethical concerns about rheumatology care and practice in the US. The association between physician preference for infused biologic agents and whether the physician billed for infusions under their own(More)
BACKGROUND Sleep disturbances and pain are assumed to be reciprocally linked. Insomnia and pain are central symptoms of the postmenopausal period and are closely related. Insomnia affects quality of life, increases pain sensitivity, the risk of pain-related disability, and other health problems. OBJECTIVE To investigate whether insomnia influences aspects(More)
Context • During the postmenopausal stage, women go through many remarkable changes, including physical, emotional, and hormonal. They also experience some unwanted effects, such as vasomotor symptoms, anxiety, and insomnia. The use of Bach flower remedies has been described as a supporting therapy for those symptoms. Objectives • The investigation aimed to(More)
PURPOSE To review the association between sleep duration and self-rated health. METHODS A search for original and review articles focusing on sleep duration and self-rated health was performed in PubMed. The general search strategy was [("sleep duration" OR "total sleep time" OR "time in bed") AND "self-rated health"]. RESULTS We found 22 articles in(More)