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Chronic pain related to quality of sleep

Leandro Freitas Tonial, José Stechman Neto, Wagner Hummig

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082014AO2825

ObjectiveTo determine the relation between the degrees of chronic pain and drowsiness levels.MethodsThe study was conducted with 115 patients, who answered the questionnaire as diagnostic criteria in the survey. After evaluation based on the protocol of chronic pain registry RDC/TMD− Axis II, the Epworth Sleepiness Scale was applied to assess drowsiness levels.ResultsAmong the participating patients, there were more females (80%), and the type of pain more prevalent was chronic (70.4%). Concerning the grades of chronic pain, grade II predominated (38.3%), […]

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 […]