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Title: Sleep-wake cycle disturbances in protein-energy malnutrition: effect of nutritional rehabilitation
Authors: Shaaban, S.Y.
El Sayed, H.L.
Nassar, M.F.
Asaad, T.
Gomaa, S.M.
Issue Date: 2007
Language: English
Abstract: A standard sleep questionnaire was given to the parents of 26 infants with protein-energy malnutrition who underwent polysomnographic evaluation. These investigations were repeated approximately 2 months after enrolment in a nutritional rehabilitation programme based on World Health Organization guidelines. Anthropometric values and serum serotonin levels were also measured. After nutritional rehabilitation there was a significantly higher percentage of non-rapid eye movement [REM] sleep; 2nd REM time, and latency times for sleep and REM sleep increased. Percentages of REM sleep and serum serotonin levels decreased significantly. Protein-energy malnutrition seems to affect the sleep-wake cycle; disturbed serotonin levels may be among the factors responsible
Description: 633-645
Keywords: Protein-Energy Malnutrition
Protein-Energy Malnutrition
Protein-Energy Malnutrition
World Health Organization
Subject: Sleep, REM
ISSN: 1020-3397
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