Posts Tagged ‘insomnia’

Disrupted internal clocks play role in disease

It’s about time. Thirty percent of severe alcoholics develop liver disease, but scientists have not been able to explain why only a subset is at risk. A research team from Northwestern University and Rush University Medical Center now has a possible explanation: disrupted sleep and circadian rhythms can push those vulnerable over the edge to…

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High Prevalence of Sleep Disturbance in Cirrhosis

High Prevalence of Sleep Disturbance in Cirrhosis HEPATOLOGY, February 1998, p. 339-345, Vol. 27, No. 2 Original Articles Juan Córdoba1, Juan Cabrera1, Louis Lataif1, Plamen Penev2, Phyllis Zee2, and Andrés T. Blei1 From Northwestern University, and the Departments of 1 Medicine and 2 Neurology, the Sleep Laboratory at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Lakeside VA Medical…

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Antihistamine Offers Relief For Cirrhosis Patients With Insomnia

Try Atarax ScienceDaily (May 28, 2007) A common medication used by allergy sufferers may offer relief to cirrhosis patients that suffer from insomnia. A new study in The American Journal of Gastroenterology shows that the antihistamine hydroxyzine is an effective treatment for restoring normal sleep patterns when liver damage causes chemical pathways in the brain…

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