Yohannes W Endeshaw

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STUDY OBJECTIVES To determine whether the duration of sleep, sleep quality, insomnia, or sleep disturbance was associated with incident breast cancer in the Women's Health Initiative (WHI). DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Women enrolled in one of the Clinical Trial (CT) arms or the Observational Study (OS) from the WHI conducted in the United(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigates the relationship between sleep-disordered breathing and denture use. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study of community-dwelling older adults. Information about denture use was obtained using a questionnaire. Ambulatory sleep recording in subjects' homes was performed using Embletta PDS (Medcare, Iceland). Chi-square(More)
OBJECTIVES To improve nighttime sleep in nursing home patients. DESIGN Controlled clinical trial. SETTING Eight community nursing homes enrolled two at a time. PARTICIPANTS Of 1,077 patients assessed in the eight nursing homes, 638 (59%) were eligible, and consent was obtained for 273 (43% of those eligible). Of the 230 who underwent baseline(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES To examine the relationship between sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and cardiovascular disease among community-dwelling older adults. Previous studies have suggested relatively stronger associations between SDB and such morbidity in middle-aged, relative to elderly, populations. DESIGN Cross-sectional analysis of an elderly ambulatory,(More)
This study investigated the relationship between the vascular comorbidities (VCs) of hypertension and hypercholesterolemia and the cognitive phenotype of Alzheimer disease (AD). Seventy-four AD patients underwent objective measurement of blood pressure and serum cholesterol levels, and they received a detailed neuropsychologic evaluation examining(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the association between snoring and incident cardiovascular disease (CVD). DESIGN SETTINGS AND PARTICIPANTS This is a prospective study in which community dwelling older adults were evaluated at baseline, and followed up for an average of 9.9 years. MEASUREMENTS Data on snoring, daytime sleepiness, as well as demographic and(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the relationship between sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and nocturia episodes in community-dwelling older adults. DESIGN A cross-sectional study. SETTING Community. PARTICIPANTS Community-dwelling older adults (N=72) recruited from independent living facilities and adult learning centers in Atlanta, Georgia. MEASUREMENTS(More)
Lathyrism is a neurotoxic disorder caused by excessive, prolonged consumption of the hardy, environmentally tolerant legume, the grass-pea, Lathyrus sativus, which contains the neurotoxic amino acid beta-N-oxalylamino-L-alanine acid (BOAA). The disease develops after heavy consumption of grass-pea for over two months. It is uniformly manifested by a(More)