Flurazepam and the sleep of herniorrhaphy patients

N. B. Kavey, K. Z. Altshuler

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Abstract

The effects of flurazepam on the nocturnal sleep patterns of 20 pre- and postoperative herniorrhaphy patients were studied polygraphically, in double-blind fashion, in the clinical setting. Compared to patients who received no hypnotic, patients treated with flurazepam had, preoperatively, significantly more Stage 2 and less REM and, postoperatively, significantly greater total sleep time, fewer awakenings, and less total awake time. The flurazepam group also initially had more delta sleep, but then showed a steady decrease of delta sleep over the hospitalization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-208
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Clinical Pharmacology
Volume23
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - 1983

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Flurazepam
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  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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Flurazepam and the sleep of herniorrhaphy patients. / Kavey, N. B.; Altshuler, K. Z.

In: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, Vol. 23, No. 5-6, 1983, p. 199-208.

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