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Cardiology Management

Insomnia and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

2017 07 Feb

Observational data and biological plausibility suggest a relationship between insomnia and cardiovascular disease (CVD), but little is known about how treatment of insomnia may impact CVD, and causality is difficult to ascertain from observational studies, according to a review to appear in CHEST Journal. The researchers emphasise the need for randomised... Read more

ICU Management

Study: Massage and Guided Imagery Can Reduce Pain and Anxiety

2017 01 Feb

Clinical massage and guided imagery may improve patients’ comfort at a very low cost, according to a study published in Critical Care Nurse (CCN), the journal of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.Researchers with Beaumont Health System in Royal Oak, Michigan, USA, found that patients in a progressive (intermediate) care unit reported... Read more

IMAGING Management

Insomnia Affects Activity in Specific Brain Regions

2016 25 Oct

  According to a study published in the journal SLEEP by Kay and colleagues, specific brain regions show altered patterns of activity in patients with insomnia when compared to individuals without the condition.   There is a very large body of research devoted to exploring the psychological and behavioural processes of insomnia, which however very... Read more

Cardiology Management

Poor Sleep Lifestyle CV Risk Factor: AHA

2016 27 Sep

A new statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) says that sleep duration and sleep disorders may be risk factors for cardiometabolic and cardiovascular disease. This is based on a literature review of studies the results of which are published in Circulation. Dr Marie-Pierre St-Onge (Institute of Human Nutrition, Columbia University, New York)... Read more

Executive Health Management

Philips Announces Milestone in Largest Ever Sleep Apnea Clinical Trial

2014 19 Feb

Sleep Apnea cardioVascular Endpoints (SAVE) study examines impact of leading obstructive sleep apnea treatment on cardiovascular diseaseRoyal Philips, a major sponsor of the Sleep Apnea cardioVascular Endpoints (SAVE) study, has announced that the study has reached its enrollment goal of 2,500 patients, spread across seven countries and 84 hospitals... Read more