Roger D. Stover

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Sodium gammahydroxybutyrate (GHB) is an endogenous compound that has been under investigation in the management of narcolepsy for about two decades. The data confirm that GHB treatment decreases daytime sleepiness and episodes of cataplexy, sleep paralysis, and hypnagogic hallucinations. The current study evaluated the pharmacokinetics of GHB, given twice(More)
A study was conducted at the Tri-State Sleep Disorders Center of Cincinnati, Ohio, to evaluate both quantitative and qualitative daily function and productivity outcomes of treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP). This was a prospective outcome study conducted in 316 patients with diagnosed and treated(More)
The objective of this pilot study was to evaluate the effects of conjugated estrogens on the rates of cyclic alternating patterns of sleep (CAPS) and nocturnal hot flushes in symptomatic postmenopausal women. Seven postmenopausal or posthysterectomy women aged 45 to 60 years with nocturnal diaphoresis and/or hot flushes participated in this study. The study(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of using a gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) administered in divided doses at night in 11 patients previously diagnosed with fibromyalgia (FM). METHODS Subjects completed daily diaries assessing their pain and fatigue levels and slept in the sleep laboratory before and one month after initiating GHB treatment. Polysomnographic(More)
BACKGROUND We recently demonstrated that the use of an external nasal dilator reduced subjective snoring levels and improved sleep quality. Our study polysomnographically evaluated the effects of this device on the frequency of obstructive airway events during sleep in infants with and without congestion. METHODS We used a crossover study to monitor 20(More)
The standard methods of scoring sleep patterns do not ensure an accurate clinical impression of sleep quality. This is important especially in depressed insomniacs because persistent poor sleep increases the likelihood of recurrent depressive episodes. Changes in cyclic alternating patterns (CAP) in sleep have been shown to reflect corresponding changes in(More)
The comparative effects of sleep patterns and rates of cyclic alternating patterns (CAP rate) in a high quality innerspring mattress were compared to those on a unique foam support mattress in 10 normal subjects. Results showed no differences in sleep stages, number of wakes, or total sleep time between the two conditions. CAP rates were significantly(More)
Recent studies have expanded the commercial bank certification hypothesis to include banks acting in an underwriting capacity. This paper further develops that research by focusing on the industrial revenue bond market in which banks have the unique opportunity to simultaneously act as both credit guarantor and underwriter. When explicitly allowing for(More)
Recent studies have expanded the commercial bank certification hypothesis to include banks acting in an underwriting capacity. This paper further develops that research by focusing on the industrial revenue bond market in which banks have the unique opportunity to simultaneously act as both credit guarantor and underwriter. When explicitly allowing for(More)