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Cataplexy is an intriguing example of how emotions can trigger muscle weakness by activating neural pathways. When associated with excessive daytime sleepiness, cataplexy is considered pathognomonic of narcolepsy. A questionnaire was administered to 55 patients with narcolepsy-cataplexy and 47 comparison subjects with obstructive sleep apnea. The area under(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES This pilot study explored the sensitivity and specificity of a brief survey to determine the presence of cataplexy. We hypothesized that the brief questionnaire could provide a quick, sensitive, and specific screening tool to identify those patients with cataplexy, which would result in more timely referrals for further diagnostic testing.(More)
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