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11. 12. 2020

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Sleep Pattern Alterations Due to Covid-19

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Sleep Research, the pandemic and home confinement has resulted in varied sleep patterns among both children and their parents.  The subjects were mothers of 264 children who participated in the web-based study, identifying their child’s sleep patterns, and noting their Insomnia Severity Index (ISI) levels prior…

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10. 14. 2020

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Associations Between Sleep and Alzheimer’s Disease

Studies have shown that insufficient or decreased sleep quality is associated with poor cognitive function.  In addition, sleep disturbances are associated with a 1.5-fold increased risk in developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD). This article suggests a relationship between sleep and Amyloid B, which is a key molecule involved in Alzheimer’s pathogenesis.  Until recently, amyloid formation was…

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09. 16. 2020

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New Daily Persistent Headache

Over the last several years there have been new developments in the research for NDPH (new daily persistent headache).   This headache is located in the frontal and temporal regions, and peaks maximum intensity over several seconds, lasting up to several minutes, at which point the pain level starts decreasing.  This is recognized (ICD) as a…

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08. 13. 2020

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How Pain can Exacerbate Existing TMD Pain

When we think about the different types of pain that exist, many things can come to mind. Let’s break it down scientifically for a moment. Pain, more specifically musculoskeletal pain, is classified into 3 categories:             Neuropathic pain arises from damage to the nervous system and affects 7–10% of the…

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07. 07. 2020

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3D Facial Photography

Technology has come a long way in recent years.  Imaging especially has had great advancements and has impacted the efficiency with which physicians are able to diagnose and treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  Utilizing 3D facial photography, the study in this article predicted OSA patients with 89% accuracy.  These diagnoses were determined using a technique that…

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