Renata M Okonkwo

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Sleep disturbance is prevalent in aging and painful rheumatologic populations, but it has largely been a neglected dimension of the routine clinical care of arthritis patients. Pain associated with osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of disability worldwide, and factors that contribute to pain in OA are poorly understood. Sleep disturbance is not only a(More)
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices with the option of flexible pressure delivery (e.g., C-Flex) are thought to provide an improved degree of comfort and result in better therapeutic adherence while maintaining standard CPAP efficacy. The purpose of this study was to compare adherence and subjective measures of comfort between C-Flex and CPAP(More)
OBJECTIVE The study evaluated the Time of Day Sleepiness Scale (ToDSS) to determine subjective estimates of sleepiness in the morning, afternoon, and evening. Scores on the ToDSS were compared to the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS). The ToDSS was evaluated on three cohorts of patients at a sleep medicine clinic. METHOD The items of the ToDSS are modified(More)
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