HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Adult sleepwalking may be genetic disorder

DENVER, CO Adult sleepwalking differs from childhood sleepwalking, and it may have a genetic component, according to research presented during the American Academy of Neurologys 54th Annual Meeting in Denver, Colo., April 13-20, 2002. The study found that adult sleepwalking has a genetic component related to the genetically determined element of the immune system called the HLA system.

The study was based on the 74 patients who were diagnosed with adult sleepwalking over 30 years at the University Hospital in Bern, Switzerland.

Genetic testing for HLA was performed on 16 patients. Of those, 50 percent had the HLA DQB1*05 genetic susceptibility, compared to 24 percent of healthy people who were tested.

More than childhood sleepwalking, adult sleepwalking is associated with potentially dangerous activities. In this study, 32 percent of patients reported violent incidents occurring while sleepwalking and 19 percent reported injuries occurring while sleepwalking. The researchers believe that adult sleepwalking may overlap with another sleep disorder, called REM sleep behavior disorder.

Normally, REM, or rapid eye movement, sleep is accompanied physiologically by paralysis, which protects us from acting out our dreams, said study author and neurologist Claudio Bassetti, MD, of the University of Switzerland in Zurich. In people with REM sleep behavior disorder, this paralysis doesnt occur normally.

In the study, 25 percent of the patients had increased muscle activity during REM sleep.

Researchers reviewed the records of all 74 patients. For 43 patients, they conducted interviews, questionnaires and tests of brain waves while awake. They also conducted sleep tests in 53 patients.

Sleepingwalking had been occurring since childhood in 58 percent of the patients. For 24 percent of the patients, other family members were also sleepwalkers.

Many of the patients also had other health issues. Twenty-three
'"/>

Contact: Cheryl Alementi
calementi@aan.com
651-695-2737
American Academy of Neurology
19-Apr-2002


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Adults who had higher exposure to infant siblings have decreased risk for MS
2. Adults taking eplileptic medications more likely to be unemployed
3. Adults with dyslexia can improve with phonics-based instruction
4. Adult marijuana abuse, dependence increased during 1990s
5. Almost half of rural North Carolina Adults report using home remedies
6. Adult stem cell research
7. Adults with asthma fail to follow flu vaccine guidelines
8. Adults over 50 should be screened for colorectal cancer, US group says
9. Adult stem cells from knee fat turned into cartilage, bone, fat cells
10. Livers From Children Are Going To Adults, University Of Pittsburgh Review Of National Data Reveals
11. Newly Updated HIV Treatment Guidelines For Adults And Adolescents Available On The World Wide Web

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:11/14/2018)... Ark. (PRWEB) , ... November 14, 2018 , ... ... Springs, Searcy, Cabot, Jacksonville, Austin, Ward and Romance, is celebrating its official grand opening ... 2018. Local families are encouraged to like and follow the Acti-Kare Facebook ...
(Date:11/14/2018)... ... November 14, 2018 , ... PAINWeekEnd on Saturday, December ... be an educational and exciting program providing busy clinicians and allied healthcare practitioners with ... According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Maryland is among the top five ...
(Date:11/14/2018)... Ill. (PRWEB) , ... November 14, 2018 , ... ... Period (OEP) is now underway began Nov. 1, 2018 and continues through Dec. ... prepared and gather necessary information, it does not have to be an overwhelming ...
(Date:11/13/2018)... ... November 14, 2018 , ... REMS: Requirements, Regulation, ... 28, 2018 — 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET, http://www.fdanews.com/remsrre ... a powerful enforcement tool. A constantly evolving enforcement tool. , In September the ...
(Date:11/13/2018)... , ... November 13, 2018 , ... ... device industries, announced today the opening of its newest laboratory located in Cary, ... aims to provide comprehensive services to top U.S. manufacturers and brings additional jobs ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/15/2018)... ... November 15, 2018 , ... ... Program (OTP) with locations in Salt Lake City and Ogden, Utah earlier ... a high-quality, trusted provider of evidence-based treatment for opioid addiction. The Metamorphosis ...
(Date:11/15/2018)... ... November 15, 2018 , ... In this month’s NEPC ... Gregory A. Smith and Cornell University professor Noliwe Rooks discuss ... , who also chairs the American Studies Program at Cornell, explore issues that have ...
(Date:11/15/2018)... (PRWEB) , ... November 15, 2018 , ... ... cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today ... areas of smart cities and smart healthcare. The two parties hope to translate ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: