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The aim of this study was to compare the effects of total sleep deprivation (TSD), rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and slow wave sleep (SWS) interruption and sleep recovery on mechanical and thermal pain sensitivity in healthy adults. Nine healthy male volunteers (age 26--43 years) were randomly assigned in this double blind and crossover study to undergo(More)
Background: The aim of this study is to investigate the influence of living in different geographic regions of the same country on the phenomenology of schizophrenic delusions and hallucinations in two groups of schizophrenic patients. Methods: A total of 373 schizophrenic patients hospitalized in three different psychiatric hospitals in Turkey were(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the effect of paradoxical sleep deprivation (PSD) and sleep recovery on the vocalization threshold in rats submitted to a mechanical noxious stimulus. Sixteen male Wistar rats were randomly assigned in two groups: controls (n=8), paradoxical sleep deprived rats (n=8). PSD was performed using the 'inverted flower pot'(More)
PURPOSE Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in older adults is associated with obstructive sleep apnea, falls, reduced quality of life, and mortality. The Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) is widely used to assess sleepiness. However, EDS assessment with the ESS may not be accurate in older adults. We aimed to (1) describe the responsiveness of nondemented(More)
BACKGROUND Sleep disorders differ widely in the heterogeneous older adult population. Older adults can be classified into three groups based upon their overall level of disability: healthy, dependent, and frail. Frailty is an emerging concept that denotes older persons at increased risk for poor outcomes. OBJECTIVE The aim of this consensus review is to(More)
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