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Relevant Sleep Publications

  • Papale, L.A., Makinson, C.D., Ehlen, J.C., Tufik, S., Decker, M.J, Paul, K.N., Escayg, A. Sleep architecture in a mouse model of SCN1A-derived genetic epilepsy with febrile seizures plus (GEFS+) Article first published online: 11 JAN 2013, DOI: 10.1111/epi.12060
  • Lee S.Y., Lee K.A., Aycock D., Decker M.J. Circadian activity rhythms for mothers with an infant in ICU. Frontiers in Neurology: Sleep and Chronobiology. 1:155. 2010, PMID: 21212829
  • Decker M.J., Lee S.Y, Rye D.B, Strohl K.P. Paradoxical sleep suppresses immediate early gene expression in the rodent Suprachiasmatic Nuclei. Frontiers in Neurology: Sleep and Chronobiology. Front Neurol. 2010 Sep 22;1:122 PMID:21173892
  • Linn, J.M., Decker M.J., Brimmer D., Reeves W.C. Validity of Self-Reported Body Mass Index and Sleeping Problems Among Adult Population of Georgia The Open Obesity Journal, 2:145-150, 2010.
  • Baekey D., Feng P.F., Decker M.J., Strohl K.P. Breathing and Sleep: Measurement Methods, Genetic influences, and Developmental Impacts. In "Sleep Disordered Breathing: Translational Medicine: what animal models have taught us about a human disease. ILAR J. 2009;50(3):248-61
  • Decker M.J., Linn J.M, Tabassum H., Reeves WC . Hypersomnolence and Sleep Related Complaints in Metropolitan, Urban, and Rural Georgia. (Published ahead of print and accompanied by CDC press release). American Journal of Epidemiology 2008;169(4):435-443
  • Rye, D.B., Decker M.J. Sleep apnea. In: EBM Solutions Guidelines for Health Care Providers and Consumers [online database]. Issue 2. Nashville, Tenn: EBM Solutions, Inc; August, 2002.
  • Netzer N., Schuschnik M., Matthys H., Miles L., Steinacker J., Decker M.J. Lehmann M. Sleep and respiration at an altitude of 6,400 m (Aconcagua, Argentina) Pneumologie. 51 Suppl 3:729 35, 1997 Aug.
  • Smith M.L., Niedermaier N.W., Hardy S.M., Decker M.J., Strohl K.P. Role of hypoxemia in sleep apnea-induced sypathoexcitation. J Autonomic Nervous System 56:184-190, 1996
  • Cahan C., Decker M.J., Arnold J.L., Goldwasser E., Strohl K.P. Erythropoeitin levels with treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. J. Appl. Physiol. 79(4);1278-1285, 1995
  • Stanek E.J., Nara A.R., Strohl K.P., Nair R.N., Decker M.J., Munger M.A. Effect of long-term angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor therapy on arterial oxygen saturation in patients with mild to moderate heart failure. Pharmacotherapy 14(3):321-329, 1994.
  • Decker M.J., Smith B.L., Strohl K.P. Center-Based vs Patient-Based diagnosis and therapy of sleep related respiratory disorders and the role of the Respiratory Care Practitioner. Respiratory Care 39(4):390-396, 1994.
  • Munger M.A., Stanek E.J., Nara R.N, Strohl K.P., Decker M.J., Nair R.N. Arterial oxygen saturation in chronic congestive heart failure. Am J Cardiology 73:180-185, 1994.
  • Decker M.J., Haaga J., Arnold J., Atzberger D., Strohl K.P. Functional electrical stimulation and respiration during sleep. J. Appl. Physiol 75(3): 1053-1061, 1993.
  • Cahan C., Gothe B., Decker M.J., Arnold J.L., Leitner J., Strohl K.P. Arterial oxygen saturation over time and sleep studies in quadriplegic patients. Paraplegia 31:172-179, 1993.
  • Strohl K.P., Boehm K.D., Denko C.W., Novak R.D., Decker M.J. Biochemical Morbidity in Sleep Apnea. Ear Nose & Throat Journal 72(1):34-41, 1993.
  • Cahan C., Decker M.J., Arnold J.L., Washington L.H., Veldhuis J., Goldwasser E., Strohl K.P. Diurnal variations in serum erythropoietin levels in healthy subjects and sleep apnea patients. J. Appl. Physiol. 72(6):2112-2117, 1992.
  • Decker M.J., Arnold J.L., Haney D., Masny J., Strohl K.P. Extended- monitoring of oxygen saturation in Chronic Lung Disease. Chest 102(4): 1075-1079, 1992.
  • Decker M.J., Redline S., Arnold J.L., Masny J., Strohl K.P. Normative values of oxygen saturation over time. J. Amb. Monitoring 4(4):297-304, 1991.
  • Gothe B., Redline S., Decker M.J., Strohl K.P. Equipment failure with nasal continuous positive airway pressure (letter). Am. Rev. Resp. Dis. 144(1):239, 1991.
  • Cahan C., Hoekje P.L., Goldwasser E., Decker M.J., Strohl K.P. Assessing the characteristic between length of hypoxic exposure and serum erythropoietin levels. Am. J. Phys. 258 (Regulatory, Integrative, and Comparative Physiology. 27) R1016 R1021, 1990
  • Decker M.J., Hoekje P.L., Strohl K.P. Ambulatory monitoring of arterial oxygen saturation. Chest 95(4):717 22, 1989.

Relevant Sleep Patterns in Families Publications

  • Damato EG, Brubaker JA, Burant C. Sleeping arrangements in families with twins. Newborn Infant Nurs Rev. 2012;12(3):171-178.
  • Damato EG Zupancic J. Strategies used by parents of twins to obtain sleep. Appl Nurs Res. 2009;22(3):216-220.
  • Damato EG Burant C. Sleep patterns and fatigue in parents of twins. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2008;37(6):738-749.
  • Damato EG. Toward safer infant sleep: Do pacifiers reduce SIDS risk? Nurs Womens Health. 2007;11(1):72-76. [Comment in Pacifiers and SIDS. Norton P. Nurs Womens Health. 2007;11(4):355; author reply 355-356.]
  • Damato EG. Parenting multiple infants. Newborn Infant Nurs Rev. 2005;5(4):208- 214.

Relevant CFS Publications

  • Decker M.J. Assessing fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis: Shedding light on the elephant in the dark. Invited commentary on Braley and Chervin. SLEEP 2010;33:1005-1006.
  • Decker M.J., Eyal S., Fuxman Y., Shinar X., Cahan C, Reeves WC, Baharav A,Validation of ECG-derived sleep architecture and ventilation in sleep apnea and chronic fatigue syndrome. Sleep & Breathing, DOI 10.1007/s11325-009-0305-z, 2009
  • Decker. M.J, Tabassum H., Linn, J.M,., Reeves, WC. Electroencephalographic correlates of chronic fatigue syndrome. Behavior and Brain Function, 5:43, 2009
  • Majer M., Jones J.F., Unger E.R., Youngblood L. S, Decker M.J., Gurbaxani B., Heim C., Reeves W.R., Perception versus polysomnographic assessment of sleep in CFS and non-fatigued controls: results from a population-based study. BMC Neurol. 2007 Dec 5;7(1):40
  • Boneva R.S., Decker M.J., Maloney E.M., Linn J.M., Jones J.F., Helgasson,H., Heim C., Rye D.B., Reeves W.C. Higher Heart rate and reduced heart rate variability persist during sleep in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in a Population-based Study. Auton Neurosci. 2007 Basic and Clinical 137: 94–101
  • Reeves W.C, Heim C., Maloney E, Youngblood L.S., Unger E.R., Decker M.J., Jones J.F., Rye D.B., Sleep Characteristics of Persons with CFS and Non-Fatigued Controls: Results from a Population-Based Study. BMC Neurology 2006, 6:41
  • Papp K.K., Erokwu B., Decker M.J., Strohl K.P. Medical student competence in eliciting a history for “chronic fatigue.” Sleep and Breathing 5:3;123-129, 2001.

Relevant Neurodevelopment Publications

  • Decker M.J., Jones K.A., Solomon I.G., Keating G.L., Rye D.B. Reduced Extracellular Dopamine and Increased Responsiveness to Novelty: Neurochemical and Behavioral Sequelae of Intermittent Hypoxia. SLEEP 2005, 28(2);169-176. Accompanying Editorial SLEEP 28;2 165-167.
  • Boss V., Sola A. Wen T.C., Decker M.J. Mild Intermittent Hypoxia Does Not Induce Stress Responses in the Neonatal Rat Brain. Biol Neonate 2005;88:313-320
  • Decker M.J., Hue G.E., Caudle W.M., Miller G.W., Keating G.L., Rye D.B. Episodic neonatal hypoxia evokes executive dysfunction and regionally specific alterations in markers of dopamine signaling (Neurosci, 2003 117:417-4252).
  • Decker M.J., Rye D.B. Emerging Research: Neonatal intermittent hypoxia impairs dopamine signaling and executive functioning. Sleep Breath. 2002 Dec;6(4):205-10
  • Berkeley JL, Decker M.J, and Levey AI. The Role of Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptor-Mediated Activation of Extracellular Signal-Regulated Kinase 1/2 in Pilocarpine-Induced Seizures. J Neurochem, 82; 192-201, 2002.