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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Donovan LM, Rise PJ, Carson SS
Sleep disturbance in smokers with preserved pulmonary function and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
This study compared the magnitude and correlates of sleep disturbance between smokers with preserved pulmonary function and those with airflow obstruction. It found that among smokers with clinically identified chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the severity of sleep disturbance is greater among those with preserved pulmonary function compared to those with airflow obstruction. Non-respiratory symptoms, such as depression, were associated with sleep disturbance in both groups.
Citation: Donovan LM, Rise PJ, Carson SS . Sleep disturbance in smokers with preserved pulmonary function and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Ann Am Thorac Soc 2017 Dec;14(12):1836-43. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201706-453OC.
Keywords: Respiratory Conditions, Sleep Problems, Sleep Apnea, Tobacco Use, Chronic Conditions
Taylor HA, Morales C, Wilfond BS
A trial to test a novel approach to diabetes prevention.
This report presents a case introduction and summary in which the study under consideration planned to randomize patients at risk of diabetes (Type 2) to positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy to prevent the progression from prediabetes to diabetes (Type 2).
Citation: Taylor HA, Morales C, Wilfond BS . A trial to test a novel approach to diabetes prevention. Am J Bioeth 2017 Oct;17(10):74-75. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2017.1366200..
Keywords: Diabetes, Prevention, Sleep Problems, Sleep Apnea
McNellis RJ, Thomas S
AHRQ Author: McNellis RJ
Screening for obstructive sleep apnea in adults.
This case study involves a 52-year-old white man who presents to your office for a preventive health visit. He is overweight and has a history of hypertension and hyperlipidemia, which are stable and well controlled with medication. The study poses three multiple choice questions together with the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations and related background information.
Citation: McNellis RJ, Thomas S . Screening for obstructive sleep apnea in adults. Am Fam Physician 2017 Jul 15;96(2):123-24.
Keywords: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), Sleep Apnea, Screening, Sleep Problems, Case Study
Fogelberg DJ, Leland NE, Blanchard J
Qualitative experience of sleep in individuals with spinal cord injury.
The objective of this study was to examine the experience of sleep among individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). Sleep-related data were found in transcripts for 90 percent of the sample. Participants described diminished sleep duration and irregular sleep patterns. Several factors contributing to poor sleep were identified, including SCI-related circumstances and sleep environment. Participants also discussed how poor sleep affected occupational engagement.
Citation: Fogelberg DJ, Leland NE, Blanchard J . Qualitative experience of sleep in individuals with spinal cord injury. OTJR 2017 Apr;37(2):89-97. doi: 10.1177/1539449217691978.
Keywords: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Quality of Life, Sleep Problems, Spinal Cord Injury
Petrov ME, Kim Y, Lauderdale DS
Objective sleep, a novel risk factor for alterations in kidney function: the CARDIA study.
The investigators determined the association between objectively measured sleep and 10-year changes in estimated glomerular filtration rate. They found that, in this community-based sample, shorter sleep and poorer sleep quality were related to higher kidney filtration rates over 10 years.
Citation: Petrov ME, Kim Y, Lauderdale DS . Objective sleep, a novel risk factor for alterations in kidney function: the CARDIA study. Sleep Med 2014 Sep;15(9):1140-6. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2014.05.021.
Keywords: Risk, Risk, Sleep Problems
Petrov ME, Howard VJ, Kleindorfer D
Over-the-counter and prescription sleep medication and incident stroke: the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke study.
The authors investigated the relation between sleep medication use and incident stroke. At the sleep assessment, 9.6% of the participants used prescription sleep medication and 11.1% used over-the-counter sleep aids. Over an average follow-up of 3.3 ± 1.0 years, 297 stroke events occurred. The authors found that over-the-counter sleep medication use was associated with increased risk of incident stroke; however, there was no significant association with prescription sleep medications. They concluded that over-the-counter sleep medication use may independently increase the risk of stroke beyond other risk factors in middle-aged to older individuals with no history of stroke.
Citation: Petrov ME, Howard VJ, Kleindorfer D . Over-the-counter and prescription sleep medication and incident stroke: the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke study. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2014 Sep;23(8):2110-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2014.03.025.
Keywords: Medication: Safety, Medication, Risk, Sleep Problems, Stroke