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National patterns of physician management of sleep apnea and treatment among patients with hypertension

colleague, Dr. Stephen Williams, for his feedback on later stages of the manuscript. Author Contributions Conceptualization: Rebecca Robbins, Azizi Seixas, Girardin Jean-Louis, David M. Rapoport, Joseph A

Differential and Combined Effects of Physical Activity Profiles and Prohealth Behaviors on Diabetes Prevalence among Blacks and Whites in the US Population: A Novel Bayesian Belief Network Machine Learning Analysis

The current study assessed the prevalence of diabetes across four different physical activity lifestyles and infer through machine learning which combinations of physical activity, sleep, stress, and body mass index yield the lowest prevalence of diabetes in Blacks and Whites. Data were extracted from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) dataset from 2004–2013 containing...

Tailored approach to sleep health education (TASHE): study protocol for a web-based randomized controlled trial

. Allegrante Alwyn Cohall Gbenga Ogedgebe 0 Girardin Jean-Louis 0 0 Department of Population Health, Division of Health and Behavior, Center for Healthful Behavior Change, NYU Medical Center , New York, NY 10016

Effect of birthplace on cardiometabolic risk among blacks in the Metabolic Syndrome Outcome Study (MetSO)

Background Metabolic syndrome poses an increased global burden of disease and causes immense financial burden, warranting heightened public health attention. The present study assessed the prevalence and severity of cardiometabolic risk among foreign-born versus US-born blacks, while exploring potential gender-based effects. Methods A total of 1035 patients from the Metabolic...

Differential increase in prevalence estimates of inadequate sleep among black and white Americans

Background The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) was used to ascertain whether increases in inadequate sleep differentially affected black and white Americans. We tested the hypothesis that prevalence estimates of inadequate sleep were consistently greater among blacks, and that temporal changes have affected these two strata differentially. Methods NHIS is an ongoing cross...

Linking emotional distress to unhealthy sleep duration: analysis of the 2009 National Health Interview Survey

James 4 girardin Jean-louis 1 Introduction Mounting evidence indicates that unhealthy sleep (defined as short [,7 hours] or long [.8 hours] sleep durations) has a U-shaped relationship with chronic

Sleep as a Mediator in the Pathway Linking Environmental Factors to Hypertension: A Review of the Literature

’ Contribution Oluwaseun A. Akinseye, Stephen K. Williams, Azizi Seixas, Ferdinand Zizi, and Girardin Jean-Louis conceived and designed the outline of review. Oluwaseun A. Akinseye, Stephen K. Williams ... , Seithikurippu R. Pandi-Perumal, Julian Vallon, and Girardin Jean-Louis performed the literature search. Oluwaseun A. Akinseye, Stephen K. Williams, Azizi Seixas, Seithikurippu R. Pandi-Perumal, and Girardin Jean

Excessive daytime sleepiness and adherence to antihypertensive medications among Blacks: analysis of the counseling African Americans to control hypertension (CAATCH) trial

Girardin Jean-Louis,1 Abhishek Pandey,2 Joseph Ravenell,1 Carla Boutin-Foster,3 Gbenga Ogedegbe1 1Center for Healthful Behavior Change, Division of Internal Medicine, NYU Medical Center, New York ... girardin Jean-louis 1 Joseph ravenell 1 carla Boutin-Foster 3 gbenga Ogedegbe 1 Background: Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) often occurs as a result of insufficient sleep, sleep apnea, illicit substance

Association between visual impairment and sleep duration: analysis of the 2009 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)

Background Visual impairment (VI) is associated with increased mortality and health factors such as depression and cardiovascular disease. Epidemiologic studies consistently show associations between sleep duration with adverse health outcomes, but these have not systematically considered the influence of VI. The aim of this study was to ascertain the independent association...

Telephone-delivered behavioral intervention among blacks with sleep apnea and metabolic syndrome: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Background Lack of adherence to recommended treatment for obstructive sleep apnea remains an ongoing public health challenge. Despite evidence that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is effective and improves overall quality of life, adherence with the use of CPAP in certain racial/ethnic groups, especially blacks, is suboptimal. Evidence indicates that the incidence and...

Associations between inadequate sleep and obesity in the US adult population: analysis of the national health interview survey (1977–2009)

Background Epidemiologic studies show a curvilinear relationship between inadequate sleep (< 7 or > 8 hours) and obesity (Body Mass Index > 30 kg/m2), which have enormous public health impact. Methods Using data from the National Health Interview Survey, an ongoing nationally representative cross-sectional study of non-institutionalized US adults (≥18 years) (1977 through 2009...

Management of Hypertension among Patients with Coronary Heart Disease

Evidence suggests that coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common outcome of hypertension. Hypertension accelerates the development of atherosclerosis, and sustained elevation of blood pressure (BP) can destabilize vascular lesions and precipitate acute coronary events. Hypertension can cause myocardial ischemia in the absence of CHD. These cardiovascular risks attributed to...

Comparative effectiveness of home blood pressure telemonitoring (HBPTM) plus nurse case management versus HBPTM alone among Black and Hispanic stroke survivors: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

for a randomized controlled trial Tanya M Spruill 0 Olajide Williams Jeanne A Teresi Susan Lehrer Liliana Pezzin Salina P Waddy Ronald M Lazar Stephen K Williams 0 Girardin Jean-Louis 0 Joseph

Ethnicity, sleep, mood, and illumination in postmenopausal women

Background This study examined how ethnic differences in sleep and depression were related to environmental illumination and circadian rhythms. Methods In an ancillary study to the Women's Health Initiative, 459 postmenopausal women were recorded for one week in their homes, using wrist monitors. Sleep and illumination experience were estimated. Depression was self-rated with a...