Tag: "narcolepsy" at medical news
Penn study may lead the way for first medication to treat cocaine addiction
...wake-promoting agent approved for the treatment of narcolepsy
as a possible medicinal treatment for cocaine dependence. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, researchers found Modafinil promoted cocaine abstinence in treatment-seeking outpatients. Modafinil was also shown to blunt cocaine-induced euph...
Another step towards understanding the causes of narcolepsy
...ted with antibodies from 9 people who did not have narcolepsy
(the control group) did not develop such symptoms....ibody is a sensitive and specific marker for human narcolepsy
and might lead to a clinically useful assay for diagnosing narcolepsy
Identification of the target o...
Narcolepsy more common in men, often originates in their 20s
...cent edition of the journal Sleep, also found that narcolepsy
without cataplexy -- a sudden loss of muscle tone ...and sex-specific incidence rates and prevalence of narcolepsy
in a United States community. It is the first rigorous community-based epidemiologic study of the di...
Yale researcher receives $1.4 million grant to study the hypocretin cells involved in narcolepsy
..., in 1998. Later studies showed that patients with narcolepsy
did not have any neurons in the brain to make hypo...temporarily refreshed. Many people who suffer from narcolepsy
also have cataplexy, a sudden loss of muscle tone and temporary paralysis evoked by strong emotion, ...
A peptide whose absence leads to narcolepsy also might play role in pain sensation
...ransmitter in 1998. Subsequent studies showed that narcolepsy
was caused by the selective neurodegeneration of the hypocretin system. Prior to that finding, narcolepsy
was sometimes blamed on laziness or indistinct mental problems. Van den Pol said the new findings sh...
Narcolepsy network issues national 'wake up' call
...ve to raise awareness and increaseunderstanding of narcolepsy
and its treatment. An estimated 125,000 Americans...fortunately,only a small percentage of people with narcolepsy
are properly diagnosed. TheWake Up to Narcolepsy initiative is designed to help persons with narcol...
Modafinil Improves The Quality Of Life Of Narcolepsy Patients
...cessive daytimesleepiness. People who suffer from narcolepsy
fall asleep when least expected: during an exam, during a business meeting, or while eating, playing sports ordriving. Many patients are never fully alert and cannot function normally. Thedisorder can take an emotional toll on its victims who are o...