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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445539/restless-legs-syndrome-and-cardiovascular-diseases-a-case-control-study
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Marion Cholley-Roulleau, Sofiene Chenini, Séverine Béziat, Lily Guiraud, Isabelle Jaussent, Yves Dauvilliers
OBJECTIVE: The association between restless legs syndrome (RLS), cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and hypertension is inconsistent. This case-control study examined i) the association between primary RLS, CVD and hypertension by taking into account many potential confounders and ii) the influence of RLS duration, severity and treatment, sleep and depressive symptoms on CVD and hypertension in primary RLS. METHODS: A standardized questionnaire to assess the RLS phenotype, history of CVD and hypertension, sleep and depressive symptoms, drug intake and demographic/clinical features was sent to the France-Ekbom Patients Association members...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436534/a-novel-trpa1-variant-is-associated-with-carbamazepine-responsive-cramp-fasciculation-syndrome
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M J Nirenberg, R Chaouni, T M Biller, R M Gilbert, C Paisán-Ruiz
Cramp-fasciculation syndrome (CFS) is a rare muscle hyperexcitability syndrome that presents with muscle cramps, fasciculations, and stiffness, as well as pain, fatigue, anxiety, hyperreflexia, and paresthesias. Although familial cases have been reported, a genetic etiology has not yet been identified. We performed whole-exome sequencing followed by validation and cosegregation analyses on a father-son pair with CFS. Both subjects manifested other hypersensitivity-hyperexcitability symptoms, including asthma, gastroesophageal reflux, migraine, restless legs syndrome, tremor, cold hyperalgesia, and cardiac conduction defects...
April 24, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435634/treatment-of-restless-legs-syndrome-willis-ekbom-disease-with-selenium
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Jan Ulfberg, Romana Stehlik, Ulrike Mitchell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 7, 2016: Iranian Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425489/meis1-variant-as-a-determinant-of-autonomic-imbalance-in-restless-legs-syndrome
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Jérôme Thireau, Charlotte Farah, Nicolas Molinari, Fabrice Bouilloux, Lucas Torreilles, Juliane Winkelmann, Sabine Scholz, Sylvain Richard, Yves Dauvilliers, Frédéric Marmigère
Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a genetically complex neurological disorder in which overlapping genetic risk factors may contribute to the diversity and heterogeneity of the symptoms. The main goal of the study was to investigate, through analysis of heart rate variability (HRV), whether in RLS patients the MEIS1 polymorphism at risk influences the sympathovagal regulation in different sleep stages. Sixty-four RLS patients with periodic leg movement index above 15 per hour, and 38 controls underwent one night of video-polysomnographic recording...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425083/restless-legs-syndrome-willis-ekbom-disease-prevalence-in-beta-thalassemia-patients
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Euthimia Dimitriadou, Christoforos D Giannaki, Maria Tsekoura, Ioannis Stefanidis, Georgios M Hadjigeorgiou, Eleftherios Lavdas, Christina Karatzaferi, Giorgos K Sakkas
PURPOSE: Both beta thalassemia and restless legs syndrome (RLS) patients share some common pathophysiological characteristics related to iron handling. In the present study, the aim was to explore the prevalence of RLS as well as to explore potential association between the syndrome and various quality of life-related parameters in a sample of beta thalassemia patients. METHODS: One hundred fourteen (age 40 ± 11 yr, 59 M/55F) beta thalassemia patients participated in this cross-sectional descriptive study...
April 19, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424977/restless-legs-syndrome-and-tension-type-headache-a-population-based-study
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Pil-Wook Chung, Soo-Jin Cho, Won-Joo Kim, Kwang Ik Yang, Chang-Ho Yun, Min Kyung Chu
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown a significant association between restless legs syndrome (RLS) and primary headache disorders. Nevertheless, information regarding the association between tension-type headache (TTH) and RLS is limited. This study aimed to investigate the association between RLS and TTH in a population-based sample. METHODS: We selected a stratified random population sample of Koreans aged 19-69 years and assessed them using a semi-structured interview designed to identify RLS, headache type, and clinical characteristics of TTH...
December 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416062/-growing-pains-are-well-known-but-the-cause-remains-unclear
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Fie Brantbjerg Tinning, Lise Hestbæk, Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen
A common complaint from children is growing pains: a mild to severe pain located primarily in the legs and being most intense in evenings and during sleep. The diagnosis is based on the characteristics of the pain and careful clinical examination. The pain disappears as the child grows up. Research has suggested that the pain occurs more often in children who suffer from vitamin D deficiency, low bone density, low pain threshold, restless legs syndrome and in children who were breastfed for less than 40 days from birth...
April 17, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393990/-restless-legs-syndrome-long-term-follow-up-of-a-series-of-patients
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Marcelo Miranda C, Lorena Hudson A
BACKGROUND: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) affects 10% of the general population. AIM: To analyze a series of patients with a minimum follow-up period of four years, treated during an interval of 14 years. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of medical records of 200 patients assessed and followed by the authors at a private outpatient clinic. RESULTS: Fifty patients aged 25 to 90 years (34 females), who had a mean follow-up of 6,3 years (range 4-14 years), were selected...
December 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391286/basal-ganglia-calcification-with-tetanic-seizure-suggest-mitochondrial-disorder
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Josef Finsterer, Barbara Enzelsberger, Adam Bastowansky
BACKGROUND Basal ganglia calcification (BGC) is a rare sporadic or hereditary central nervous system (CNS) abnormality, characterized by symmetric or asymmetric calcification of the basal ganglia. CASE REPORT We report the case of a 65-year-old Gypsy female who was admitted for a tetanic seizure, and who had a history of polyneuropathy, restless-leg syndrome, retinopathy, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, osteoporosis with consecutive hyperkyphosis, cervicalgia, lumbalgia, struma nodosa requiring thyroidectomy and consecutive hypothyroidism, adipositas, resection of a vocal chord polyp, arterial hypertension, coronary heart disease, atheromatosis of the aorta, peripheral artery disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, steatosis hepatis, mild renal insufficiency, long-term hypocalcemia, hyperphosphatemia, impingement syndrome, spondylarthrosis of the lumbar spine, and hysterectomy...
April 9, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391285/while-isolated-periodic-limb-movement-disorder-significantly-impacts-sleep-depth-and-efficiency-co-morbid-restless-leg-syndrome-mainly-exacerbates-perceived-sleep-quality
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Florent-Xavier Hardy De Buisseret, Olivier Mairesse, Johan Newell, Paul Verbanck, Daniel Neu
BACKGROUND: Restless leg syndrome (RLS) and periodic limb movement (PLM) disorder (PLMD) can affect sleep quality and interfere with daytime functioning. Whether the co-morbidity of RLS further worsens daytime symptoms, sleep architecture and quality in patients with PLMs, is not yet fully clarified. METHODS: Sleep (polysomnography) and daytime symptoms of 47 drug-free patients, assigned to isolated PLMD or co-morbid RLS subgroups, were compared to controls in a retrospective cohort-study (n = 501)...
April 8, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380045/haste-makes-waste-decision-making-in-patients-with-restless-legs-syndrome-with-and-without-augmentation
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Beatrice Heim, Marie-Theres Pertl, Ambra Stefani, Margarete Delazer, Anna Heidbreder, Laura Zamarian, Elisabeth Brandauer, Klaus Seppi, Birgit Högl, Werner Poewe, Atbin Djamshidian
OBJECTIVES: To investigate decision making in patients with primary restless legs syndrome (RLS) with and without augmentation treated with dopaminergic medication. METHODS: A total of 64 non-demented RLS patients treated with dopaminergic medication with and without augmentation were included in this study. We used an information sampling task to assess how much evidence participants gather before making a decision. Performance was compared to the results of 21 healthy controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378384/short-interval-leg-movements-during-sleep-entail-greater-cardiac-activation-than-periodic-leg-movements-during-sleep-in-restless-legs-syndrome-patients
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Raffaele Ferri, Francesco Rundo, Alessandro Silvani, Marco Zucconi, Debora Aricò, Oliviero Bruni, Bartolo Lanuzza, Luigi Ferini-Strambi, Mauro Manconi
Periodic leg movements during sleep (PLMS) are sequences of ≥4 motor events with intermovement intervals (IMI) of 10-90 s. PLMS are a supportive diagnostic criterion for restless legs syndrome (RLS) and entail cardiac activation, particularly when associated with arousal. RLS patients also over-express short-interval leg movements during sleep (SILMS), which have IMI <10 s and are organized mainly in sequences of two movements (doublets). We tested whether the cardiac activation associated with SILMS doublets differs from that associated with PLMS in a sample of 25 RLS patients...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373805/circadian-change-in-blink-reflex-recovery-in-restless-legs-syndrome
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Nurten Uzun, Ayşegül Gündüz, Derya Karadeniz, Meral E Kiziltan
INTRODUCTION: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is associated with dysfunction of the dopaminergic systems in the pathways that specifically link the sensory input and motor output. Keeping in mind that clinical symptomatology in RLS and cerebrospinal fluid dopamine concentrations in healthy individuals show changes throughout the day, we hypothesized that excitability of the related pathways increases during the night in RLS, and in the present study, we aimed to analyze our hypothesis by the assessment of blink reflex (BR) recovery...
September 2016: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366342/pharmacokinetics-of-rotigotine-transdermal-system-in-adolescents-with-idiopathic-restless-legs-syndrome-willis-ekbom-disease
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Jan-Peer Elshoff, John Hudson, Daniel L Picchietti, Keith Ridel, Arthur S Walters, Kimberly Doggett, Kimberly Moran, Marga Oortgiesen, Francisco Ramirez, Erwin Schollmayer
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the pharmacokinetics (PK) of rotigotine transdermal system in adolescents with moderate-to-severe idiopathic restless legs syndrome (RLS). METHODS: This multicenter, open-label, dose-escalation study enrolled patients ≥13 to <18 years of age. Rotigotine transdermal patches were applied daily and up-titrated weekly: 0.5, 1, 2, 3 mg/24 h. Blood samples were collected on the final day of each dose step. Primary PK variables were the apparent total body clearance (CL/f; L/h) and volume of distribution at steady state (VSS/f; L) of unconjugated rotigotine for each dose step, calculated for the PK per-protocol set (PKPPS)...
April 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366320/bilateral-leg-movements-during-sleep-detailing-their-structure-and-features-in-normal-controls-and-in-patients-with-restless-legs-syndrome
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Raffaele Ferri, Mauro Manconi, Francesco Rundo, Marco Zucconi, Debora Aricò, Oliviero Bruni, Filomena I I Cosentino, Luigi Ferini-Strambi, Stephany Fulda
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze statistically the number of single leg movements (LMs) forming bilateral LMs during sleep, along with their combined duration, to eventually provide evidence-based data for the adjustment of the current scoring rules defining bilateral LMs. METHODS: Polysomnographic recordings of 111 untreated patients with RLS with a median age of 56.0 years, along with 42 normal controls with a mean age of 60.0 years, were included...
April 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364505/association-of-restless-legs-syndrome-with-incident-parkinson-s-disease
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Szabolcs Szatmari, Daniel Bereczki, Katalin Fornadi, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Csaba P Kovesdy, Miklos Z Molnar
Study Objectives: The association between restless legs syndrome (RLS) and Parkinson's disease (PD) has been extensively studied with inconclusive results; therefore, we prospectively examined the associations of the presence of RLS with development of incident PD. Methods: From a nationally representative prospective cohort of almost 3.5 million US veterans (age: 60 ± 14 years, 93% male, median follow-up time of 7.8 years [interquartile range: 6.4-8.4 years]), we created a propensity-matched cohort of 100882 PD-free patients and examined the association between prevalent RLS and incident PD...
February 1, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353156/restless-legs-syndrome-in-maintenance-hemodialysis-patients-an-epidemiologic-survey-in-hefei
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Jian-Ping Xiao, Gui-Xia Zhang, Lei Chen, Ben-Gui Sun, Hong-Xu Zhang, Li-Hong Chen, Liang Yuan, Li Hao, De-Guang Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence of restless legs syndrome (RLS) in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients and its possible influencing factors. METHODS: MHD patients were consecutively enrolled from five hemodialysis centers in Hefei. Clinical, demographics, and laboratory data were recorded from December 2013 to March 2014. RLS diagnosis scale, Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale (SDS), Zung Self-Rating Anxiety Scale (SAS), Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), and kidney disease and quality of life (KDQOLTM-36) were used for analysis...
March 28, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349352/the-clinical-importance-of-periodic-leg-movements-in-sleep
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REVIEW
Michela Figorilli, Monica Puligheddu, Patrizia Congiu, Raffaele Ferri
Periodic leg movements during sleep (PLMS) are commonly found in patients with restless leg syndrome (RLS), but they may occur in other sleep disorders and several medical conditions. Their prevalence increases with age, but they can also be observed in children. During the last decades, very active research has been devoted to determine and understand the pathophysiology, associated events, and clinical significance of PLMS. This chapter tries to sum up the most relevant PLMS-related findings, focusing on the relationship between PLMS and the cardiovascular system, in order to understand the clinical implication of this complex motor phenomenon...
March 2017: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345734/-restless-legs-syndrome-in-patients-diagnosed-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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C Castano-De la Mota, N Moreno-Acero, R Losada-Del Pozo, V Soto-Insuga, A Perez-Villena, C Rodriguez-Fernandez, F Martin-Del Valle, M Pons-Rodriguez
INTRODUCTION: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a common neurological disease. RLS has been linked to various psychiatric disorders, especially with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). AIMS: The main objective was to describe the frequency of RLS in pediatric patients diagnosed with ADHD. Secondary objectives of the study were describe other sleep disorders in ADHD patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A multicentre prospective study was conducted in nine Spanish centers...
April 1, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341521/periodic-leg-movements-during-sleep-phenotype-neurophysiology-and-clinical-significance
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REVIEW
Raffaele Ferri, Brian B Koo, Daniel L Picchietti, Stephany Fulda
Periodic leg movements during sleep (PLMS) are the most important objective finding in restless legs syndrome (RLS). During the last decade, PLMS have been very important for the assessment and comprehension of their pathophysiological correlates, which have been paralleled by the emergence of new computer-assisted and data-driven rules for their identification, scoring, and analysis. The present article focused on the most relevant PLMS-related findings of the last decade, and sought to provide a coherent and comprehensive overview on this enigmatic motor phenomenon...
March 2017: Sleep Medicine
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