Milagros Merino-Andreu

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STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare sleep characteristics, rapid eye movement (REM) sleep without atonia, and REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) in patients with progressive supranuclear palsy (tauopathy), patients with Parkinson's disease (a synucleinopathy), and control subjects. DESIGN Sleep interview, overnight polysomnography, and Multiple Sleep Latency Tests.(More)
To test whether mental activities collected from non-REM sleep are influenced by REM sleep, we suppressed REM sleep using clomipramine 50mg (an antidepressant) or placebo in the evening, in a double blind cross-over design, in 11 healthy young men. Subjects were awakened every hour and asked about their mental activity. The marked (81%, range 39-98%)(More)
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) in the paediatric age is a common disorder and is in many cases associated to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Yet, it remains 'the great unknown' in paediatrics. We do not usually think of it when examining a child with sleep problems, and there is even a tendency to deny its existence in children. ADHD and RLS(More)
Although narcolepsy is a relatively uncommon condition, its impact on a child's life can be dramatic and disabling. Narcolepsy is characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), with brief "sleep attacks" at very unusual times and usually associated with cataplexy (sudden loss of muscle control while awake, resulting in a fall, triggered by laughter).(More)
INTRODUCTION The development of atypical features in rolandic epilepsy is part of a clinical spectrum of phenotypes that are variable, idiopathic and age-dependent, as well as having a genetically determined predisposition. AIM To study the electroclinical characteristics suggesting an atypical development in rolandic epilepsy. PATIENTS AND METHODS A(More)
INTRODUCTION Benign childhood paroxysmal eye deviation (BCPED) is classified as a 'non-epileptic paroxysmal disorder'. CASE REPORTS We report the cases of four patients aged between 6 months and 2 years, who suffered brief episodes of upward conjugate gaze deviation, with no clonic movements or associated cognitive deterioration. These episodes, which(More)
One of the main objectives of the Spanish Sleep Society is to promote healthy sleep in both the general population and in health professionals. This document aims to conduct a review of the current scientific literature on sleep habits that can serve as the basis on which to establish a set of general recommendations, regarding healthy sleep, for use by the(More)
INTRODUCTION Sleep disorders are common in children with neurological disorders. The aim of this study is to know the opinion of neuropediatricians and the prevalence of these disturbances in Spain. PATIENTS AND METHODS Multicenter cross-sectional study (12 Spanish hospitals, 15 researchers). BEARS survey was collected in three groups: A (2-5 years),(More)
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