Nocturnal pruritus

The battle for a peaceful night’s sleep

Michael Joseph Lavery, Carolyn Stull, Michael Owen Kinney, Gil Yosipovitch

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

25 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Chronic pruritus is a debilitating condition with numerous etiologies. Many patients suffer from nocturnal pruritus, which can decrease quality of life and affect mortality in hemodialysis patients. Nocturnal pruritus may occur in all sleep stages but is most prevalent in stages N1 and N2. Further research is needed to elucidate the pathophysiology of nocturnal itch, which will aid in the development of tailored management strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number425
JournalInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 22 2016
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

sleep
Pruritus
night
Sleep
etiology
mortality
Sleep Stages
Renal Dialysis
Quality of Life
Mortality
Research

Keywords

  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Circadian rhythm
  • Physiology
  • Pruritus
  • Sleep
  • Sleep cycle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Molecular Biology
  • Spectroscopy
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

Cite this

Nocturnal pruritus : The battle for a peaceful night’s sleep. / Lavery, Michael Joseph; Stull, Carolyn; Kinney, Michael Owen; Yosipovitch, Gil.

In: International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Vol. 17, No. 3, 425, 22.03.2016.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Lavery, Michael Joseph ; Stull, Carolyn ; Kinney, Michael Owen ; Yosipovitch, Gil. / Nocturnal pruritus : The battle for a peaceful night’s sleep. In: International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2016 ; Vol. 17, No. 3.
@article{a0e1b79e2861477da5e85933c04de90f,
title = "Nocturnal pruritus: The battle for a peaceful night’s sleep",
abstract = "Chronic pruritus is a debilitating condition with numerous etiologies. Many patients suffer from nocturnal pruritus, which can decrease quality of life and affect mortality in hemodialysis patients. Nocturnal pruritus may occur in all sleep stages but is most prevalent in stages N1 and N2. Further research is needed to elucidate the pathophysiology of nocturnal itch, which will aid in the development of tailored management strategies.",
keywords = "Atopic dermatitis, Circadian rhythm, Physiology, Pruritus, Sleep, Sleep cycle",
author = "Lavery, {Michael Joseph} and Carolyn Stull and Kinney, {Michael Owen} and Gil Yosipovitch",
year = "2016",
month = "3",
day = "22",
doi = "10.3390/ijms17030425",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "17",
journal = "International Journal of Molecular Sciences",
issn = "1661-6596",
publisher = "Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Nocturnal pruritus

T2 - The battle for a peaceful night’s sleep

AU - Lavery, Michael Joseph

AU - Stull, Carolyn

AU - Kinney, Michael Owen

AU - Yosipovitch, Gil

PY - 2016/3/22

Y1 - 2016/3/22

N2 - Chronic pruritus is a debilitating condition with numerous etiologies. Many patients suffer from nocturnal pruritus, which can decrease quality of life and affect mortality in hemodialysis patients. Nocturnal pruritus may occur in all sleep stages but is most prevalent in stages N1 and N2. Further research is needed to elucidate the pathophysiology of nocturnal itch, which will aid in the development of tailored management strategies.

AB - Chronic pruritus is a debilitating condition with numerous etiologies. Many patients suffer from nocturnal pruritus, which can decrease quality of life and affect mortality in hemodialysis patients. Nocturnal pruritus may occur in all sleep stages but is most prevalent in stages N1 and N2. Further research is needed to elucidate the pathophysiology of nocturnal itch, which will aid in the development of tailored management strategies.

KW - Atopic dermatitis

KW - Circadian rhythm

KW - Physiology

KW - Pruritus

KW - Sleep

KW - Sleep cycle

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85006744565&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85006744565&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.3390/ijms17030425

DO - 10.3390/ijms17030425

M3 - Review article

VL - 17

JO - International Journal of Molecular Sciences

JF - International Journal of Molecular Sciences

SN - 1661-6596

IS - 3

M1 - 425

ER -