Leah F Friedman

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These practice parameters are an update of the previously-published recommendations regarding the indications for polysomnography and related procedures in the diagnosis of sleep disorders. Diagnostic categories include the following: sleep related breathing disorders, other respiratory disorders, narcolepsy, parasomnias, sleep related seizure disorders,(More)
A molecular test for Alzheimer's disease could lead to better treatment and therapies. We found 18 signaling proteins in blood plasma that can be used to classify blinded samples from Alzheimer's and control subjects with close to 90% accuracy and to identify patients who had mild cognitive impairment that progressed to Alzheimer's disease 2-6 years later.(More)
ACTIGRAPHY INVOLVES USE OF A PORTABLE DEVICE THAT RECORDS MOVEMENT OVER EXTENDED PERIODS OF TIME, AND HAS BEEN USED EXTENSIVELY IN the study of sleep and circadian rhythms. Since the publication of the last American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) practice parameters on the use of actigraphy,1 there has been an explosion in the number of research articles(More)
Positive airway pressure (PAP) devices are used to treat patients with sleep related breathing disorders (SRBD) including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Currently, PAP devices come in three forms: (1) continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), (2) bilevel positive airway pressure (BPAP), and (3) automatic self-adjusting positive airway pressure (APAP).(More)
The Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) is commonly used to measure depression in the elderly. However, there have been no reports of the underlying structure of the GDS. To this end, the GDS was administered to 326 community-dwelling elderly subjects, and the data were subjected to a factor analysis. A five-factor solution was selected and, after a varimax(More)
These practice parameters are an update of the previously published recommendations regarding use of oral appliances in the treatment of snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Oral appliances (OAs) are indicated for use in patients with mild to moderate OSA who prefer them to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, or who do not respond to,(More)
Insomnia is highly prevalent, has associated daytime consequences which impair job performance and quality of life, and is associated with increased risk of comorbidities including depression. These practice parameters provide recommendations regarding behavioral and psychological treatment approaches, which are often effective in primary and secondary(More)
These practice parameters pertain to the treatment of hypersomnias of central origin. They serve as both an update of previous practice parameters for the therapy of narcolepsy and as the first practice parameters to address treatment of other hypersomnias of central origin. They are based on evidence analyzed in the accompanying review paper. The specific(More)
The AASM published a clinical practice guideline to make important updates to the recommendations in the 2007 Practice Parameters regarding the treatment of intrinsic circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders (CRSWDs). These updates are based on new evidence published after 2007 for the treatment of CRSWDs, particularly in specific sub-populations including the(More)
The comparative toxicity of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) and polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) in livers was studied in male Holtzman rats. Four-week-old animals were fed at dietary levels of 0, 5, 50, or 500 ppm for 5 weeks and then sacrificed. The mean liver-body weight ratios of the 50 and 500 ppm groups were increased. Histopathologic examination of the(More)