Yoaly Arana-Lechuga

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Depression in children is often an elusive disorder and its diagnostic tools are a matter of controversy. Several scales have been developed in an attempt to specifically detect some of the major aspects of depression, i.e. anhedonia, sadness, hopelessness. On the other hand, in adults depression frequently induces changes in sleep patterns, particularly a(More)
In the search of the sleep substance, many studies have been addressed for different hormones, responsible for sleep-wake cycle regulation. In this article we mentioned the participation of steroid hormones, besides its role regulating sexual behavior, they influence importantly in the sleep process. One of the clearest relationships are that estrogen and(More)
Thyroid hormones play a major role in the maturation process of the brain. Currently, congenital hypothyroidism is detected by mass screening. The impact of this early hormonal deficiency on the organization of the sleep pattern is not known. In this study, the polysomnographic features in children diagnosed with congenital hypothyroidism were analyzed.(More)
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been related to elevation of inflammatory cytokines and development of insulin resistance in morbidly obese (MO) subjects. However, it is still unclear whether the systemic concentration of anti-inflammatory mediators is also affected in MO subjects directly related to the severity of OSA and level of insulin resistance.(More)
Insomnia is one of the most frequently observed sleep disorders, affecting nearly 10% of the general population. It has multiple etiological factors. Recently, it has been reported that EEG abnormalities are associated with insomnia in patients previously diagnosed as idiopathic insomniacs. In addition, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has shown to(More)
OBJECTIVE In this study we analyzed the effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) on sleep and on the self-perceived quality of life in epileptic patients. METHODS A total of 24 male patients diagnosed with focal epilepsy were included in the study. Pharmacological treatment with levetiracetam was standardized at 2 g daily. Before TMS onset,(More)
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