Accepted Papers

The Journal of Clinical Medicine is dedicated to the advancing the science of clinical sleep medicine. In order to provide readers with access to new scientific developments as early as possible, all manuscripts accepted by the editor will be published online prior to appearing in JCSM. Once published in the journal, each manuscript will no longer be considered an accepted paper and will be removed from this page.   

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Adult NREM parasomnia associated with lancinating throat pain
Jitka Bušková; Karel Šonk
Accepted: 4/15/2014

Association of self-reported sleep and hypertension in non-insomniac elderly subjects
Emilia Sforza, MD, PhD; Magali Saint Martin, MSc; Jean Claude Barthelemy, MD, PhD; Frédéric Roche, MD, PhD
Accepted: 4/8/2014

Alternative scoring models of STOP-Bang questionnaire improve specificity to detect undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea
Frances Chung, MBBS; Yiliang Yang, MD; Russell Brown, MD; Pu Liao, MD
Accepted: 4/7/2014

CPAP pressure for prediction of oral appliance treatment response in Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Kate Sutherland PhD; Craig L. Phillips PhD;  Amanda Davies BSc(Hons); Vasanth K. Srinivasan MDSc; Oyku Dalci PhD; Brendon J. Yee MD PhD; M. Ali Darendeliler PhD; Ronald R. Grunstein MD PhD; Peter A. Cistulli MD PhD
Accepted: 4/4/2014

Assessment of a Neck-based Treatment and Monitoring Device for Positional Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Daniel J Levendowski, MBA; Sean Seagraves, BS; Djordje Popovic, MD; Philip R. Westbrook, MD
Accepted: 4/3/2014

Home-based Diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in an Urban Population
Natasha Garg, MD; Andrew J Rolle, MPH; Todd A Lee, PharmD, PhD; Bharati Prasad, MD, MS
Accepted: 4/3/2014

Complete blood count alterations after 6 months of continuous positive airway pressure treatment in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea
Sinem Nedime Sökücü, MD; Cengiz Özdemir, MD; Levent Dalar, MD; Levent Karasulu, MD; Senay Aydin, MD; Sedat Altin, MD
Accepted: 3/28/2014

Letter to the Editor: Comment on: Braley et al : “Obstructive sleep apnea and fatigue in patients with multiple sclerosis”
Kaminska M, MD, MSc; Trojan DA, MD, MSc; Kimoff RJ, MD
Accepted: 3/28/2014

Drug Testing in Children with Excessive Daytime Sleepiness During Multiple Sleep Latency Testing
Eliot S. Katz, MD; Kiran Maski, MD; Amanda J. Jenkins, Ph.D.
Accepted: 3/25/2014

Multidisciplinary Sleep Centers: Strategies to Improve Care of Sleep Disorders Patients
Anita Valanju Shelgikar, M.D.; Jeffrey S. Durmer, M.D., PhD.; Karen E. Joynt, M.D., M.P.H., Eric J. Olson, M.D.; Heidi Riney, M.D.; Paul Valentine
Accepted: 3/25/2014

Elevated body position early after delivery increased airway size during wakefulness, and decreased apnea hypopnea index in a woman with pregnancy related sleep apnea
Stefanie Jung MD; Sebastian Zaremba MD; Anne Heisig; Matthias Eikermann MD PhD
Accepted: 3/24/2014

Sleep Complaints in Older Blacks: Do demographic and health indices explain poor sleep quality and duration?
Alyssa A. Gamaldo, PhD; Charlene E. Gamaldo, MD; Jason C. Allaire, PhD; Adrienne Aiken-Morgan, PhD; Rachel E. Salas, MD; Sarah Szanton, PhD, CRNP; Keith E. Whitfield, PhD
Accepted: 3/24/2014

The Efficacy of a Chinstrap in Treating Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Snoring
Sushanth Bhat, MD; Neola Gushway-Henry, MD; Peter G. Polos, MD, PhD; Vincent A. DeBari, PhD; Sandeep Riar, MD; Divya Gupta, MD; Liudmila Lysenko, MD; Disha Patel, MD; Justin Pi, MD; Sudhansu Chokroverty, MD
Accepted: 3/24/2014

The Lumpers and Splitters Paradox
Anthony M. Masi, MD
Accepted: 3/24/2014

Prolonged Sleep under Stone Age Conditions
Hannah Piosczyk; Nina Landmann; Johannes Holz; Bernd Feige; Dieter Riemann; Christoph Nissen; Ulrich Voderholzer
Accepted: 3/20/2014

Sleep Disordered Breathing and Chronic Respiratory Failure in Patients with Chronic Pain on Long Term Opioid Therapy
Rose Anand R FRACP; Catcheside Peter G PhD; McEvoy R Doug MD; Paul Denzil MBiotech; Kapur Dilip MBChB; Peak Emily BBehavSc; Vakulin, A PhD; Antic Nicholas A MBBS, PhD
Accepted: 3/19/2014

Restless Legs Syndrome, Sleep, and Quality of Life among Adolescents and Young Adults
Graciela E. Silva, Ph.D., M.P.H.; James L. Goodwin, Ph.D.; Kimberly D. Vana, D.N.P.; Monica M. Vasquez, M.P.H.; Peter G. Wilcox, R.N.; Stuart F. Quan, M.D
Accepted: 3/16/2014

The impact of hypoxemia on nephropathy in extremely obese patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Wen Bun Leong MBChB MRCP; Melissa Nolen; G Neil Thomas PhD; Paymanè Adab MD; Dev Banerjee MBChB MD FRCP; Shahrad Taheri MBBS PhD FRCP
Accepted: 3/9/2014

Validation of a portable monitor for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea in morbidly obese patients
JM Fredheim, MD; J Røislien, PhD, MSc;  J Hjelmesæth, MD, PhD
Accepted: 3/9/2014

Assessing and Predicting the Likelihood of Interventions during Routine Annual Follow-up Visits for Management of Obstructive Sleep
Srikant Nannapaneni, M.B.B.S., M.P.H.; Timothy I. Morgenthaler, M.D.; Kannan Ramar, M.B.B.S., M.D
Accepted: 3/7/2014

Circulation time measurement from sleep studies in patients with obstructive sleep apnea
Younghoon Kwon. MD; Talha Khan, MD; Marc Pritzker, MD; Conrad Iber, MD
Accepted: 3/4/2014

Resolution of Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea after Treatment of Anti- Muscle-Kinase-Receptor Positive Myasthenia Gravis despite 60 Pound Weight Gain
Michael Morgenstern, MD; Effie Singas, MD, FCCP; Bashar Zleik, MD; Harly Greenberg, MD, FAASM, FCCP
Accepted: 3/4/2014

Lisa S. Talbot; Thomas C. Neylan, M.D.; Thomas J. Metzler, M.S.; Beth E. Cohen, M.D., M.A.S.
Accepted: 3/4/2014

Sleep disordered breathing and polysomnography in Australia: trends in provision from 2005 to 2012 and the impact of home-based diagnosis
Cindy E. Woods, BEd PhD; Kim J. Usher RN, RPN, A/DipNEd, BA, BHSc, MNSt, PhD, FACN, FACMHN; Hubertus Jersmann MBBS, MD, PhD, FRACP; Graeme Paul Maguire, PhD FRACP MPH&TM MBBS BMedSc
Accepted: 3/4/2014

Sleep Pearl: A 54 y/o man with Acute Onset Orthopnea and Sleep-related Hypoxia
Praveen Jinnur, MBBS; Neeraj Kumar, M.D.; Robert Vassallo, M.D.; Erik K. St. Louis, M.D.
Accepted: 3/3/2014

Sleep Education Improves the Sleep Duration of Adolescents: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study
Kira, G PhD; Maddison, R PhD; Hull, M MPH; Blunden, S PhD; Olds, T PhD
Accepted: 2/28/2014

?-Hydroxybutyric acid-induced electrographic seizures
Joseph Cheung, MD, MS; Brendan P. Lucey, MD; Stephen P. Duntley, MD; Rachel S. Darken, MD, PhD
Accepted: 2/25/2014

CPAP Treats Muscle Cramps in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Andrew J Westwood, M.D., MRCP(UK);  Andrew R Spector, M.D.; Sanford H Auerbach, M.D.
Accepted: 2/25/2014

Individual Variability and Predictors of Driving Simulator Impairment in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Andrew Vakulin PhD; Peter G. Catcheside PhD; Stuart D. Baulk PhD; Nick A. Antic MBBS, FRACP, PhD; Siobhan Banks PhD; Jillian Dorrian PhD; R. Doug McEvoy MD FRACP
Accepted: 2/25/2014

The AASM Recommended and Acceptable EEG Montages are Comparable for the Staging of Sleep and Scoring of EEG Arousals
Brett Duce BSc (Hons) RPSGT; Conchita Rego MSc; Jasmina Milosavljevic MBBS MPH; Craig Hukins MBBS FRACP
Accepted: 2/25/2014

Association Between Symptoms of Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Speech in Children with Craniofacial Malformations
Marta Moraleda-Cibrián, MD; Mary Berger, MS; Sean P. Edwards, DDS, MD, FRCD(C); Steven J. Kasten, MD, MHPE; Steven R. Buchman, MD; Louise M. O’Brien, PhD, MS
Accepted: 2/24/2014

Carole L. Marcus, M.B.B.Ch.; Joel Traylor, R.Psg.T.; Sarah N. Biggs, Ph.D.; Robin S. Roberts, M.Sc.; Gillian M. Nixon, M.D.; Indra Narang, M.D.; Rakesh Bhattacharjee, M.D.; Margot J. Davey, M.B.B.S.; Rosemary S. C. Horne, Ph.D.; Maureen Cheshire, R.Psg.T.; K.; Jeremy Gibbons, R.Psg.T.; Joanne Dix, CNS; Elizabeth Asztalos, M.D.; Lex W. Doyle,
M.D.; Gillian F. Opie, M.B.B.S., M.D.; Judy D’ilario,R.N.; Lorrie Costantini, B.A.; Ruth Bradford; Barbara Schmidt, M.D.; for the Caffeine for Apnea of Prematurity – Sleep trial (CAP-S)
Accepted: 2/24/2014

Short duration of sleep is associated with elevated high-sensitivity C-reactive protein level in Taiwanese adults: A cross-sectional study
Jui-Kun Chiang, MD, MSc
Accepted: 2/24/2014

Development and Evaluation of a Measure to Assess Restorative Sleep
Christopher Drake, PhD; Ron D. Hays, PhD; Robert Morlock, PhD; Fong Wang, MD; Richard Shikiar, PhD; Lori Frank, PhD; Ralph Downey, PhD; Thomas Roth, PhD
Accepted: 2/16/2014

Oxidative Stress in Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome
Riva Tauman, M.D.; Lena Lavie, Ph.D.; Michal Greenfeld, M.D.; Yakov Sivan, M.D.
Accepted: 2/14/2014

Mandy Law MBBS, BMedSc(Hons); Matthew Naughton MBBS, MD; Arup Dhar MBBChBAO, BMedSc; David Barton MBBS, PhD; Eli Dabscheck MBBS, M Clin Epi
Accepted: 2/13/2014

Adaptive servo-ventilation for treatment of opioids-associated central sleep apnea
Shahrokh Javaheri, M.D.; Nicholas Harris, RST, RPSGT; Joseph Howard, RPSGT; Eugene Chung, M.D.
Accepted: 2/12/2014

Intensive Sleep Deprivation and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Pharmacotherapy Refractory Insomnia in a Hospitalized Patient
Joshua Breitstein, Psy.D.; CPT Brandon Penix, DO; Bernard J. Roth, MD; Tristin Baxter, AAS; LTC Vincent Mysliwiec, MD
Accepted: 2/12/2014

Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Obesity and the development of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Lioudmila V. Karnatovskaia; Augustine S. Lee; S. Patrick Bender; Daniel Talmor; Emir Festic; on behalf of US Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group: Lung Injury Prevention Study Investigators (USCIITG–LIPS)
Accepted: 2/10/2014

Impact of Windows and Daylight Exposure on Overall Health and Sleep Quality of Office Workers - A Case-Control Pilot Study
Mohamed Boubekri, Ph.D.; Ivy N. Cheung, B.A.; Kathryn J. Reid, Ph.D.; Nai-Wen Kuo, Ph.D.; Chia-Hui Wang, Ph.D.; Phyllis C. Zee, M.D., Ph.D.
Accepted: 2/4/2014

Complex Sleep Apnea associated with use of Nasal Expiratory Positive Airway (nEPAP) Device: A Case Report
Amit Chopra MD; Piyush Das MD; Kannan Ramar MD; Bruce Staats MD; Erik K. St Louis MD
Accepted: 2/3/2014

Letter to the Editor – Further experience using clarithromycin in patients with Kleine-Levin Syndrome
Lynn Marie Trotti, MD, MSc; Donald L. Bliwise, Phd; David B. Rye, MD, PhD
Accepted: 1/26/2014

Pilot Study of Nasal Expiratory Positive Airway Pressure Devices for the Treatment of Childhood Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome.
Suraiya A. Kureshi, M.B.B.Ch.; Paul R. Gallagher, M.A.; Joseph M. McDonough, M.S.; Mary Anne Cornaglia; Jill Maggs, EdD., MMedSci., MCSP; John Samuel, B.S. R.R.T, R.P.S.G.T; Joel Traylor, B.S., R.P.S.G.T; Carole L. Marcus, M.B.B.Ch.
Accepted: 1/26/2014

The Impact of Obstructive Sleep Apnea on Motor skill Acquisition and Consolidation
Shane Landry, BSc Hons; Clare Anderson, PhD; Peter Andrewartha, PGDip; Anthony Sasse, BSSC, FRACP; Russell Conduit, PhD
Accepted: 1/26/2014

Salma Batool-Anwar, M.D., M.P.H.; James L. Goodwin, Ph.D.; Amy A. Drescher, Ph.D.; Carol M. Baldwin, Ph.D. M.S,N,; Richard D. Simon, M.D.; Terry W. Smith, B.S.; Stuart F. Quan, M.D.
Accepted: 1/23/2014

A prospective questionnaire study in 100 healthy sleepers: Non-bothersome forms of recognizable sleep disorders are still present
Birgit Frauscher, MD; Thomas Mitterling, MD; Aleke Bode; Laura Ehrmann, MD; David Gabelia, MD; Marlene Biermayr; Arthur Scott Walters, MD; Werner Poewe, MD; Birgit Högl, MD
Accepted: 1/22/2014

Correlation of Salivary alpha amylase level and adenotonsillar hypertrophy with sleep-disordered breathing in Pediatric subjects
Chan-Soon Park, M.D., Ph.D.; Christian Guilleminault, MD, BiolD.; Hong-Jin Park, M.D.; Jin-Hee Cho, M.D., Ph.D.; Heung-Ku Lee, M.D.; Hye-Lim Son, M.D.; Se- Hwan Hwang, M.D., Ph.D.
Accepted: 1/14/2014

A Dozen Years of American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) International Mini-Fellowship: Program Evaluation and Future Directions
Octavian C. Ioachimescu, MD, PhD; Emerson M. Wickwire, PhD; John Harrington, MD, FAASM; David Kristo, MD, FAASM; J. Todd Arnedt, PhD; Kannan Ramar, MD, FAASM; Christine Won, MD; Martha E. Billings, MD; Lourdes DelRosso, MD; Scott Williams, MD; Shalini Paruthi, MD (AASM Education Committee members) Timothy I. Morgenthaler, MD, FAASM (AASM Board of Directors Liaison for the Education Committee)
Accepted: 1/13/2014

Associations between sleep duration, sleep quality, and cognitive test performance among older adults from six middle income countries: Results from the Study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE)
Theresa E. Gildner, MS; Melissa A. Liebert, MS; Paul Kowal, PharmD; Somnath Chatterji, MD; J. Josh Snodgrass, PhD.
Accepted: 1/13/2014

Pre-pregnancy Restless Legs Syndrome (Willis Ekbom Disease) is associated with perinatal depression
Jan Wesström, M.D, Ph.D.; Jan Ulfberg, M.D, Ph.D.; Alkistis Skalkidou, M.D., PhD; Mauro Manconi, M.D, PhD.; Stephany Fulda, Ph.D.; Inger Sundström-Poromaa. M.D., Ph.D.
Accepted: 1/13/2014

The effect of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy on nightmares in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
Sadeka Tamanna, MD, MPH; Jefferson D. Parker, PhD; Judith Lyons, PhD; Mohammad I. Ullah, MD, MPH
Accepted: 1/13/2014

Fish consumption, sleep, daily functioning and heart rate variability
A. Hansen; L. Dahl; G. Olson; D. Thornton; I. E. Graff; L. Frøyland; J. F. Thayer; S. Pallesen
Accepted: 1/12/2014

Severity of obstructive sleep apnea influences the effect of genotype on response to anti-arrhythmic drug therapy for atrial fibrillation
Sandeep K Goyal MD; Li Wang MS; Raghu Upender MD; Dawood Darbar MD; Ken Monahan MD
Accepted: 1/12/2014

Effects of Pregabalin in Patients with Hypnotic Dependent Insomnia
Yong Won Cho, M.D.; Mei Ling Song
Accepted: 1/10/2014

The effects of sleep dysfunction on cognition, affect, and quality of life in individuals with cerebellar ataxia
Akshata Sonni; Lauri B. F. Kurdziel; Bengi Baran; Rebecca M. C. Spencer
Accepted: 1/10/2014

A Psychometric Study of the Fear of Sleep Inventory-Short Form (FoSI-SF)
Kristi E. Pruiksma, Ph.D.; Daniel J. Taylor, Ph.D.' Camilo Ruggero, Ph.D.; Adriel Boals, Ph.D.; Joanne L. Davis, Ph.D.; Christopher Cranston, M.A.; Jason C. DeViva, Ph.D; Claudia Zayfert, Ph.D.
Accepted: 1/9/2014

Effect of Obstructive Sleep Apnea hypopnea syndrome on lipid profile. A metaregression analysis.
Rashid Nadeem; Mukesh Singh; Mahwish Nida; Irfan Waheed; Adnan Khan; Saeed Ahmed; Jawed Naseem
Accepted: 1/2/2014

Validation of the Apnea Risk Evaluation System (ARES) Device Against Laboratory Polysomnography in Pregnant Women at Risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome
Katherine M. Sharkey, MD, PhD, FAASM; Kelly Waters, MD; Richard P. Millman, MD, FAASM; Robin Moore, RPSGT, REEGT; Susan M. Martin, LDN, IBCLC; Ghada Bourjeily, MD
Accepted: 1/2/2014

Hypercapnia is a Key Correlate of EEG Activation and Daytime Sleepiness in Hypercapnic Sleep-Disordered Breathing Patients
David Wang PhD; Amanda J Piper PhD; Brendon J Yee PhD; Keith K Wong PhD; Jong- Won Kim PhD; Angela D’Rozario BSc (Hons); Luke Rowsell BTech; Derk-Jan Dijk PhD; Ronald R Grunstein PhD.
Accepted: 12/30/2013

Sleep Disordered Breathing in Isolated Unilateral and Bilateral Diaphragmatic Dysfunction
Akram Khan, MD; Timothy I. Morgenthaler, MD; Kannan Ramar MBBS, MD
Accepted: 12/18/2013

Assessing and Predicting the Likelihood of Interventions during Routine Annual Follow-up Visits for Management of Obstructive Sleep
Srikant Nannapaneni MBBS; MPH; Timothy I. Morgenthaler MD; Kannan Ramar MBBS; MD
Accepted: 12/9/2013

Nasopharyngeal Tube: a Simple and Effective Tool to Screen Patients Indicated for Glossopharyngeal Surgery
Shuhua Li, MD; Dahai Wu, MS; Jimin Bao, MD; Jie Qin, MS
Accepted: 11/25/2013

Commentary on Frequency and Accuracy of “RERA” and “RDI” Terms in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine from 2006 through 2012
Barry Krakow, M.D.;  Jacoby Krakow; Victor A. Ulibarri, B.S.; Natalia D. McIver, B.S.
Accepted: 11/1/2013