chronotherapy


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chron·o·ther·a·py

 (krŏn′ō-thĕr′ə-pē, krō′nə-)
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chronotherapy

(ˌkrɒnəˈθɛrəpɪ)
n
(Complementary Medicine) an endeavour to readjust the body clock to enable a person to waken earlier by going to sleep later and later every day until the required waking hour is achieved
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In addition, triple chronotherapy (wake therapy + sleep phase advance + bright light therapy) provides a quick, effective non-drug treatment for even severe suicidal depressions.
Nowadays, Pulsatile[R] and Diffucap[R] systems are gaining much research interest in the chronotherapy of circadian rhythm-based ailments so as to release the drug after a predetermined lag phase.
The high prevalence of multi-day seizure cycles could present an opportunity to improve treatment through development of patient-specific chronotherapy or the riming of medication to match when seizures would be most likely.
However, knowing the temporal variability (ultrafine, circadian, infradian, circaseptan, circatrigintan, and circannual) of the manifestations and the security of drug utilization constitutes the reason of a new approach of the therapy - chronotherapy.
The therapeutic outcomes of diseases such as bipolar disorder, rheumatoid arthritis, hypertension, and cancer which follow the circadian rhythm have been optimized through chronotherapy [4, 5].
With this, the connection between chronobiology and chronotherapy can be more strongly established in the field of psychiatry.
As the concept of chronotherapy is emerging (in which delivery of treatment is coordinated with circadian rhythm), timely administered prednisolone will have a more significant effects on early morning symptoms.
Another form of sleep deprivation called chronotherapy, which combines forced wakefulness with bright light therapy, may stave off depressive symptoms longer, research suggests.
Findings from the MAPEC (Monitorizacion Ambulatoria para Prediccion de Eventos Cardiovasculares) study suggest that bedtime chronotherapy with [greater than or equal to]1 conventional hypertension medication to target sleep blood pressure significantly reduces cardiovascular disease risk [13].
Shahiwala, "Statistical optimization of ranitidine HCl floating pulsatile delivery system for chronotherapy of nocturnal acid breakthrough," European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol.
The ABPM is a suitable method to clarify the diagnosis of hypertension in borderline cases and define the chronotherapy in hypertensive patients.