Misdiagnosis of cataplexy
Cataplexy, transient episodes of bilateral muscle weakness with areflexia provoked by emotions, is a state highly specific to narcolepsy. Cataplexy
is diagnosed based on clinical interview. Two screening tools have been // developed recently but their usefulness has been limited because of length o...
Jazz Pharmaceuticals to Present Data From First Phase III Study of Sodium Oxybate in Patients With Fibromyalgia
..., approved by the FDA for the treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness and cataplexy
(the sudden loss of muscle tone) in adult patients with narcolepsy. The Ame...the European Medical Evaluation Agency for the treatment of narcolepsy with cataplexy
in adult patients. Most commonly reported adverse drug reactions in narcole...
Researcher IDs Narcolepsy as Autoimmune Disease
... but sudden bursts of sleep during the day. The condition, which affects about one in 2,000 people, also causes poor nighttime sleep patterns and even cataplexy
-- a sudden loss of muscle tone and strength.
"This is a very important finding," sleep disorder expert Merrill Mitler, program director at the U.S...
Narcolepsy is an autoimmune disorder, Stanford researcher says
... a model for other diseases."
Narcolepsy affects about one in 2,000 people and is characterized by daytime drowsiness, irregular sleep at night and cataplexy
a sudden loss of muscle tone and strength. Mignot and others showed in the late 1990s that the disease stems from a lack of hypocretin, a hormone tha...
Treating sleep disorders in people with traumatic brain injury may not eliminate symptoms
...e of a sleep disorder, while 23
percent (13) had OSA, 7 percent (4) had periodic limb movements in sleep (PLMS), 5 percent (3) had narcolepsy without cataplexy
and 3 percent (2) had post-traumatic hypersomnia.
Participants underwent objective evaluation by overnight polysomnography to detect the presence of...
Potential dangers faced by narcoleptics who use nicotine outlined in new abstract
.... Narcolepsy patients who smoke may have more trouble quitting because of increased sleepiness. The role of nicotine to self-medicate sleepiness and cataplexy
merits more study, said Dr. Krahn.
Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder that causes people to fall asleep uncontrollably during the day. It also include...
Changes in narcoleptics' skin, core body temperatures affect their vigilance and sleepiness
... Neuroscience in Amsterdam, and Leiden University Medical Center in The Netherlands, focused on eight patients who were diagnosed with narcolepsy with cataplexy
and suffered from excessive daytime sleepiness. The subjects vigilance was measured using the Psychomotor Vigilance Task, and their sleepiness was as...
Lower metabolism, eating behavior possibly explain the cause of overweight in narcolepsy
...trols were overweight. Overall, narcoleptics had lower metabolism than controls. Only typical narcoleptic patients (those with narcolepsy with clear cataplexy
and with suspected hypocretin deficiency) tended to eat less than controls. Plasma glucose, cortisol, thyroid and sex hormone levels did not differ b...
Cataplexy During Status Cataplecticus Resembles REM Sleep
is a sudden temporary loss of muscle tone in the b...f intense emotional states like laughter or anger. cataplexy
is one of the symptoms of// narcolepsy, which is a...iving.
A study has led to the discovery that cataplexy
during status cataplecticus partially resembles no...
Cataplexy in Medical Technology
Cataplexy in Medical Dictionary
...narcolepsy lead quickly to a cure? ... The cause of narcolepsy without cataplexy
is still under investigation. ... To understand Narcolepsy , one must ...ents with narcolepsy should try to take three or more short naps on a ... cataplexy
occurs in about two-thirds of narcolepsy patients. ... Narcolepsy a...
Cataplexy in Biological News
Genetic study confirms the immune system's role in narcolepsy
...study, which appears today in Nature Genetics , focused on narcolepsy with cataplexy
a sudden loss of muscle tone that can cause a person to collapse, with or ...as stimulant drugs for combating daytime sleepiness and antidepressants for cataplexy
are only able to control symptoms, and do not address the underlying loss o...
What happens when we sleep
...wake state. These neurons are active in the waking state and turn off during sleep and in their absence, animals and humans experience narcolepsy with cataplexy
or sudden loss of mucle tone. However, the role of MCH neurons was until now, unclear. Evidence from earlier knockout studies suggested that MCH neuro...