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Mortality associated with periodic limb movements during sleep in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients

Alexander Joseph Moszczynski, Anu Tandon, Fernando Morgadinho Santos Coelho, Lorne Zinman, Brian Murray

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000400006

Objective:To describe the prevalence and severity of periodic limb movements during sleep in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients and to explore this fact as a predictor of severity of the condition with respect to mortality.METHODS:In this case-control study, questionnaire and polysomnographic data were analyzed from 35 amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients. Controls were matched by age, genre, and body mass index. A Kaplan-Meier curve was used to compare the survival time of patients with periodic limb movements of sleep index below or […]

Incidence of sleep disorders in patients with Alzheimer disease

Einstein Francisco Camargos, Marcela Basso Pandolfi, Marco Polo Dias, Juliana Lima Quintas, Renato Maia Guimarães, Otávio de Toledo Nóbrega

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082011ao2145

ABSTRACTObjective:To determine the incidence of sleep disorder at a follow-up examination from 1 to 4 years, in demented patients diagnosed at first visit, besides analyzing associated demographic and comorbidities characteristics.Methods:A total of 122 elderly patients aged 60 years or older and diagnosed with dementia (Alzheimer and other) were followed in a reference geriatric center for dementia. The clinical protocols included interviews with patient and caregiver, complete physical examination, laboratory and imaging tests. Criteria for the diagnosis of sleep disorder included […]

Exercise-induced ventricular arrhythmias: analysis of predictive factors in a population with sleep disorders

Fatima Dumas Cintra, Marcia Regina Pinho Makdisse, Wercules Antônio Alves de Oliveira, Camila Furtado Rizzi, Francisco Otávio de Oliveira Luiz, Sergio Tufik, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082010ao1469

ABSTRACTObjective:To assess the prevalence of ventricular arrhythmias induced by exercise in a population with sleep disorders and to analyze the triggering factors.Methods:Patients were consecutively selected from the database of the Sleep Clinic of Universidade Federal de São Paulo. All subjects were submitted to basal polysomnography, blood sample collection, physical examination, 12-lead ECG, spirometry, cardiorespiratory exercise study on a treadmill, and echocardiogram. The Control Group was matched for age and gender.Results:A total of 312 patients were analyzed. Exercise-induced ventricular arrhythmia was […]