Asher Qureshi

Saint Francis Hospital And Medical Center, Hartford, Ct, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

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Publications (3)5.32 Total impact

  • Asher Qureshi
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    ABSTRACT: Sleep Paralysis Sudden Unexplained Nocturnal Death Syndrome (Sunds) Impaired Sleep-Related Penile Erections Sleep-related Painful Erections Sleep-related Abnormal Swallowing Syndrome References
    No preview · Chapter · Nov 2005
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    Asher Qureshi · Teofilo L Lee-Chiong
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    ABSTRACT: A variety of treatment options are available for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in addition to positive pressure therapy and surgery. These modes of treatment might be employed in patients who cannot tolerate positive pressure therapy despite aggressive measures to improve compliance. These options include weight reduction, sleep hygiene, positional therapy, and oxygen therapy. Some of the options are still experimental and include pharyngeal muscle and hypoglossal nerve stimulators. A variety of pharmacological agents have also been used. The mechanisms by which these drugs improve sleep-disordered breathing include increasing ventilatory drive and upper airway muscle tone, reducing the amount of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, and enhancing daytime wakefulness.
    Preview · Article · Mar 2005 · Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
  • Asher Qureshi · Teofilo Lee-Chiong
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    ABSTRACT: Medications can appreciably affect the states of sleep and wakefulness by producing daytime somnolence or insomnia. In addition, their use can give rise to nightmares and abnormal behaviors during sleep. These effects can be a primary therapeutic effect of the drug or be an adverse reaction. Knowledge of the common sleep effects of drugs is important in selecting therapy and averting adverse events. This article concentrates on three main effects of drugs: (1) hypersomnolence, (2) insomnia, and (3) abnormal behaviors in sleep or parasomnias.
    No preview · Article · Jun 2004 · Medical Clinics of North America

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34 Citations
5.32 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 2005
    • Saint Francis Hospital And Medical Center, Hartford, Ct
      Hartford, Connecticut, United States
  • 2004
    • National Research Center (CO, USA)
      Boulder, Colorado, United States