دوقلوهای همسان متضاد برای سندرم خستگی مزمن: اقدامات هدف از خواب
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|33144||2004||6 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||4043 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Journal of Psychosomatic Research, Volume 56, Issue 2, February 2004, Pages 207–212
Purpose Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterized by profound fatigue accompanied by disturbances of sleep, cognition, mood, and other symptoms. Our objective was to describe sleep architecture in CFS-discordant twin pairs. Methods We conducted a co-twin control study of 22 pairs of monozygotic twins where one twin met criteria for CFS and the co-twin was healthy. Twins underwent two nights of polysomnography. Results The percentage of Stage 3 and REM sleep was greater among the CFS twins than their healthy co-twins (P≤.05 for both), but no other differences in sleep architecture including sleep latency, REM latency, and total sleep time were observed. Compared to their co-twins, CFS twins had higher values for the apnea–hypopnea index and apnea–hypopnea arousal index (P≤.05 for both). Conclusion These results do not provide strong evidence for a major role for abnormalities in sleep architecture in CFS. Respiration appears impaired in CFS, but these clinical abnormalities cannot alone account for the prominence of sleep complaints in this illness. The co-twin control methodology highlights the importance of selecting well-matched control subjects.
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is an illness characterized by profound fatigue lasting at least 6 months accompanied by disturbances of sleep, cognition, mood, musculoskeletal pain, and other symptoms . Sleep symptoms such as difficulties initiating and maintaining sleep are among the most common and disabling , , ,  and . Investigators have sought to better characterize these complaints by using more objective and standardized measures such as overnight polysomnography (PSG), sleep diaries, and questionnaire-based assessments of sleep. Results from clinic-based studies have found that patients with CFS often have poor sleep efficiency , , , , ,  and , as well as intrinsic sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea , , ,  and . However, findings on PSG have been mixed and abnormalities modest in comparison to the severity of patients' complaints. Furthermore, previous studies of sleep in CFS have suffered from numerous methodological deficiencies, including the absence of comparison groups , ,  and , failure to perform PSG  and , use of in-home PSG  and , reporting only on presence of sleep disorders and not sleep architecture , and obtaining PSG data from a single night , , , ,  and . In this investigation we used a co-twin control methodology in monozygotic twins discordant for CFS. This approach controls for genetic differences and numerous environmental factors not considered in typical studies of CFS . This research design offers a powerful alternative to traditional approaches that compare CFS patients to healthy, depressed, or sedentary control subjects. It is particularly valuable in studies of sleep since the number of data points generated is large, the range of values observed in normal individuals is relatively wide, and because genetic factors contribute substantially to sleep architecture . In our study, the primary question of interest was “Do twins with CFS demonstrate more objective findings on PSG compared with their unaffected co-twin?” Materials and methods Participant recruitment A total of 600 twins were mailed an intake questionnaire; 426 (71%) were returned, and complete data were available for both members of 193 twin pairs. Twins were recruited through patient support group newsletters (58%), practitioners/researchers familiar with CFS (11%), electronic bulletin board notices for CFS (15%), twin organization and researchers (6%), relatives and friends (3%), and other sources (8%). Each twin completed a mailed questionnaire that collected extensive data on demographics, zygosity, life style and habits, psychiatric and physical health conditions, and a section on the nature, extent, and consequences of fatigue along with a checklist of the symptoms of CFS . The questionnaire contained a section for fatigued twins and another for nonfatigued twins; a screening question on fatigue directed respondents to the appropriate section. For the nonfatigued twin, the control version of questions did not reference fatigue. A more comprehensive description of the CFS twin registry can be found elsewhere . Written, informed consent was obtained from all twins in accordance with regulations of our institutional Human Subjects Office. Psychiatric disorders To determine psychiatric diagnoses, the Diagnostic Interview Schedule Version III-A  was administered via telephone interview by a trained research assistant to Registry participants. This instrument, which assigns diagnoses based on the criteria of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Version III-Revised , included modules on major depression, dysthymia, generalized anxiety, panic, agoraphobia, posttraumatic stress disorder, mania, bipolar illness, schizophrenia, eating disorders, somatization, and substance abuse/dependence. Chronic fatigue syndrome Responses to the CFS symptom checklist and the diagnoses generated by the DIS were used to determine whether the Centers for Disease Control research criteria for CFS were met . To meet criteria, debilitating fatigue must be present for at least 6 months, 4 of 8 symptoms must be endorsed, and certain medical conditions and psychiatric cannot be present. The same inclusion and exclusion criteria (e.g., body mass index, certain psychiatric conditions) and review processes were applied to the fatigued and healthy twin. The twins' medical records for the last 5 years were reviewed by a physician knowledgeable about CFS for potentially exclusionary medical conditions, including sleep disorders diagnosed by PSG. A psychologist and an infectious disease specialist also independently reviewed each twin's medical chart to verify health status and approve their participation. Prior to the scheduled visit, we confirmed that the ill twin still met CFS criteria and that the control twin was healthy and not fatigued.