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FROM THE SLEEP AND WAKE MEDICINE CLINICAL KNOWLEDGE CENTER:
Try Sleeping On It
 

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FROM THE SLEEP AND WAKE MEDICINE CLINICAL KNOWLEDGE CENTER
Try Sleeping On It
March has brought National Sleep Awareness Week (3rd-9th), and a concomitant conference entitled "The Role of Sleep on Memory and Learning". Studies dating back over 100 years have shown the positive effect of sleep on both memory and other cognitive processes. Recently, an investigation was carried out to compare the impact on learning after 12 hours of sleep vs. 12 hours awake. It was shown that presenting German words to English speakers in the evening and recalling them after sleep led to higher retention rates than presenting the words in the morning (p = .013). The authors concluded that the greater positive effect on word-retention after a full night's sleep was because of "interference" from the day's events for those whose words were presented in the morning. Sleep on it indeed...

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RESPONSES FROM OUR LAST COMPASS QUESTIONS™
In the 02.26.08 issue of Clinical Compass™, we asked two questions. Question #1 was "What do you feel is the most important issue to address in improving your practice for patients with co-occurring coronary heart disease (CHD) and depression?" and the neuroscienceCME learning community responded:
48% - Educating cardiologists and primary care physicians on assessment tools for routine screening of depression in their patients, and/or on treating or referral as appropriate
6% - Education about potentially harmful antidepressant-cardiac drug interaction and monitoring
15% - Education on the pathophysiology linking depression and CHD
31% - Education on balancing efficacy and side effect profiles of antidepressants and second-line agents in the context of CHD

Question #2 was "How confident are you in aggressively managing treatment-refractory depression with changes in pharmacotherapy, such as increasing, switching or augmenting medications within the context of MI?" and the neuroscienceCME learning community responded:
8% - Extremely
20% - Very
23% - Somewhat
49% - Id like more education on managing pharmacotherapy in patients with co-occurring depression and MI

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