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Prof. Cyrus Rustam Kumana, 07 Jul 2016

This case scenario was presented at a grand round in the Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong. Unlike traditional grand rounds that directly or indirectly deal with clinical challenges posed by patients, this one was equally about doctors and how they care for their charges. All doctors who tend patients dread being implicated on the receiving end of medico-legal proceedings. This topic is therefore intimately linked to the professionalism of doctors, their standing in the community, and the ethical aspects of how they interact with patients and relatives.

Insomnia tied to metabolic syndrome in males, middle-aged adults

20 Sep 2017
Fatal familial insomnia is a rare brain disease that causes sufferers to be unable to fall into deep sleep

Insomnia is independently correlated with metabolic syndrome in males and in middle-aged adults, a new cross-sectional study in a Chinese population has found.

Investigators grouped 8,017 adults (mean age 42.08±12.95 years; 51.79 percent male) into three age groups: <40 years (young adult group; n=3,927), 40 to 59 years (middle-aged group; n=3,150) and >60 years (older group; n=940). The corresponding prevalence of metabolic syndrome in the age groups were 19.79, 35.37 and 52.13 percent. The overall prevalence was 29.70 percent.

In both the crude (odds ratio [OR], 1.39; 95 percent CI, 1.21 to 1.59; p<0.01) and age- and gender-adjusted models (OR, 1.18; 1.02 to 1.37; p=0.03), insomnia was significantly associated with metabolic syndrome.

However, after additional adjustments for education, income, salt intake, body mass index, smoking, physical activity and drinking, the significant association was attenuated (OR, 1.18; 0.98 to 1.41; p=0.08).

Further analyses showed that, after pertinent adjustments, insomnia was significantly associated with metabolic syndrome only in males (OR, 1.35; 1.02 to 1.77; p=0.03) and in the middle-aged group (OR, 1.40; 1.09 to 1.79; p=0.01).

When individual components of metabolic syndrome were studied, researchers found that insomnia was significantly associated only with higher blood pressure (OR, 1.22; 1.05 to 1.43; p=0.01) and lower high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (OR, 1.16; 1.01 to 1.33; p=0.04).

In all participants, insomnia showed significant associations with the severity of metabolic abnormalities (OR, 1.17; 1.03 to 1.32; p=0.01) after appropriate adjustments for potential confounders.

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01 Jun 2015
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