Carleara Weiss

Carleara Weiss
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York | SUNY Buffalo · Division of Geriatrics

PhD

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Introduction
I am a clinician-scientist and Geriatric nursing by training. My goal is to promote healthy aging, support maintenance of physical and cognitive performance through chronobiology (sleep, exercise, light therapy, diet).
Additional affiliations
July 2020 - present
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • Postdoctoral Associate. Experimental, Clinical, and Translational Research. Aging, Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, Exercise, Bright Light Therapy.
July 2018 - July 2020
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • Research focus on drug-induced circadian disruption in postoperative settings.
November 2013 - January 2018
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • -Research Projects - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Lung Cancer Patients with Insomnia: Randomized Clinical Trial - Monitoring for Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression

Publications

Publications (31)
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Introduction Robustness and stability in circadian rhythms indicate well-entrained circadian function. Cancer patients and survivors often experience dampened circadian activity rhythms (CAR) that are associated with, insomnia, fatigue and poor quality of life. Lung cancer survivors (LCS) have the worse patterns for CAR among cancer survivorship. C...
Conference Paper
Chronotype refers to the manifestation of circadian rhythms (CR). Light is the main entrainment of CR, affecting the Suprachiasmatic nuclei (SCN). The purpose of this study is to develop a unique methodology to assess chronotype in lung cancer survivors to support the deliver Bright Light Therapy as an intervention to improve fatigue and sleep dist...
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Impaired sleep increases in prevalence in older adults, with multiple possible causes that can interact with each other and can lead to poor health outcomes. This article describes normal changes in sleep with aging, sleep disorders that increase in prevalence in older adults, medications and sleep, and medical conditions and psychosocial condition...
Article
Structured family meetings are ideally conducted based on a collaboration between the patient, family members, informal caregivers, and an interdisciplinary team of health care professionals to facilitate communication and end-of-life planning, thereby creating opportunities for shared decision making. Little evidence currently exists to guide the...
Preprint
Background Sleep disturbances have been linked to cognitive and physical decline in older adults. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) may resynchronize disrupted sleep-wake cycles, improve sleep quality, and potentially delay detrimental impacts of aging on cognition and physical performance. Methods A systematic review using the Preferred Repo...
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Frailty is a condition of poor response to stressors that increases susceptibility to adverse outcomes - including disability and death. Declining physical function is an important hallmark of frailty, and we previously published that long term vitamin D insufficiency from young to middle-age leads to declines in endurance and gait disturbances. Fu...
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Resumo A violência comunitária e no local de trabalho contra os profissionais de saúde tem causado sentimentos de vulnerabilidade, desgaste emocional e alterações psicológicas, refletindo em distúrbios na qualidade do sono. Assim, buscou-se analisar a associação entre violência comunitária e no local de trabalho e a qualidade do sono de profissiona...
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Insomnia is one of the leading sleep disorders, affecting different age groups, influencing individual’s ability to perform daily life activities, and ultimately diminishing their quality of life. This scoping review aims to identify instruments applied for the diagnosis of insomnia in clinical and research settings to support the nursing process a...
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Community and workplace violence against health professionals has caused feelings of vulnerability, emotional exhaustion, and psychological changes, reflecting on disturbances in sleep quality. Thus, we aimed to analyze the association between community and workplace violence and the quality of sleep of health professionals working in primary healt...
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Resumo Objetivos Realizar a análise simultânea dos conceitos de ansiedade e medo. Método Análise simultânea de conceitos com base nas nove etapas propostas por Haase, Leidy, Coward, Britt e Penn. Resultados 43 artigos foram incluídos a partir de uma busca em cinco bases de dados. 51 atributos, 26 antecedentes e 10 consequentes foram identificados a...
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Low 25-OH serum vitamin D (VitD) is pervasive in older adults and linked to functional decline and progression of frailty. We have previously shown that chronic VitD insufficiency in “middle-aged” mice results in impaired anaerobic exercise capacity, decreased lean mass, and increased adiposity. Here, we examine if VitD insufficiency results in sim...
Research
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E-book (Published in Portuguese). Geriatric care amid COVID-19. CHAPTER: IATROGENIAS NO CUIDADO AO IDOSO NO CONTEXTO PANDEMIA COVID-19. AUTHORS: Grazielli Ribeiro Bittencourt, PhD, MS, RN. Carleara Weiss, PhD, MS, RN. Patrícia de Fátima Augusto Barros. Ana Carolina Siqueira de Carvalho. Cristiane dos Santos Rosa. ORGANIZATION. Rosimere Ferreira...
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Background: There are evidences in relation to association between sleep disorders and impaired performance in health care workers. The purpose of this review was to examine the association between medical errors in drug administration and sleep problems in nurses and healthcare workers. Method: Systematic review and meta- analysis, using PRISMA ch...
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Background: Mortality in the intensive care unit (ICU) has been associated to an array of risk factors. Identification of risk factors potentially contribute to predict and reduce mortality rates in the ICU. The objectives of the study were to determine the prevalence and the factors associated with the mortality and to analyze the survival. Meth...
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Introduction Lung cancer survivors (LCS) have the second-highest incidence of impaired sleep among cancer population. Clinical studies use self-reported and objective measures to assess insomnia in LCS. However, negative beliefs of sleep patterns may impair sleep perception, impact psychological state, and influence insomnia treatment and survivors...
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Objective/Background: Insomnia occurs in 50 to 80% of lung cancer survivors. Cognitive behavioral therapy is the standard treatment for insomnia (CBTI); however, treatment length and lack of psychologists trained in CBTI limits access. Brief Behavioral Treatment for Insomnia (BBTI), a nurse-delivered modified CBTI, is proposed. This feasibility pil...
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Introduction Lung cancer survivors (LCS) have the worse sleep quality among cancer survivors. Bright light therapy (BLT) has been used to treat fatigue, sleep and circadian rhythm disorders (CAR) in cancer populations, but not for LCS. This study tested a new approach using one-week of morning BLT intervention to treat sleep disturbances in lung ca...
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Introduction Insomnia occurs in 45 to 57% of lung cancer survivors. Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is the standard treatment for insomnia; however access is impaired by treatment length and shortage of trained psychologists to deliver CBT-I. Nurses are uniquely positioned to deliver a modified version of CBT-I, i.e., Brief Behavi...
Poster
”Evidence posits that depression correlates with circadian activity rhythms (CAR) in cancer survivors, followed by fatigue and sleep disturbances. Growing evidence indicates that chronobiological interventions such as bright light therapy (BLT) are effective to improve CAR and reduce depression in cancer survivors. This study explores the effects o...
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Background Skin changes caused by aging increase the risk of skin damages, such as pressure ulcers, during hospitalization of elderly patients. There is few information about the cost of wound treatment in Brazil. Conversely, skin and wound problems are highly reported among hospitalized elderly patients and caregivers. The purpose is to analyze th...
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The use of diapers for hospitalized elderly can be considered one of those responsible for the appearance of dermatological diseases and exacerbation episodes of urinary incontinence. The lack of standardization regarding the use and display contributes to the presence of adverse events. This is a systematic review study of the literature that anal...
Technical Report
Report of activities in the Brazilian database of researches. English version available at http://buscatextual.cnpq.br/buscatextual/visualizacv.do?id=K4256191J6&idiomaExibicao=2

Questions

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Question
For those working with mouse models of circadian rhythm disorders, or using changes in the light-dark cycle to induce circadian disruptions, what is (are) the best options for cabinets during the study? Actimetrics Circadian Cabinets seem to be the standard. Are there other options?
Thanks!

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Projects (4)
Project
Explore interventions to promote healthy aging through assessment of impaired sleep and circadian disruptions in animal and clinical studies.
Archived project
Impact of Nurse-Delivered Brief Behavioral Treatment on Insomnia in Lung Cancer Survivors