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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320166/the-duration-of-the-cortical-silent-period-is-not-abnormal-in-restless-legs-syndrome-willis-ekbom-disease
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Joselisa Péres Queiroz de Paiva, Samir Câmara Magalhães, Gilmar Fernandes do Prado, Alan Luiz Eckeli, Alain Kaelin-Lang, Adriana Bastos Conforto
OBJECTIVE: To compare the duration of the cortical silent period (CSP) measured in a hand muscle in subjects with primary Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS/WED) and controls, using four different methods of analysis. METHODS: The CSP to transcranial magnetic stimulation of the dominant motor cortex was assessed in the abductor digiti minimi of 33 subjects with RLS/WED and 24 controls. CSP duration was measured by an automated and three visually-guided methods. RESULTS: There were significant differences between absolute values of CSP duration according to the method of analysis...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283108/higher-prevalence-of-restless-legs-syndrome-willis-ekbom-disease-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients-is-related-to-spinal-cord-lesions
#2
M Minár, D Petrleničová, P Valkovič
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is connected with higher prevalence of secondary restless legs syndrome/Willis-Ekbom disease (RLS/WED). Aim of this study was to determine risk factor for developing symptoms of RLS in MS patients. METHODS: In cross-sectional study we examined 200 random MS patients. After obtaining informed consents, patients undervent a structured interview based on RLS and MS symptoms and characteristics, demographic, and health-related data...
February 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242627/new-concepts-in-the-management-of-restless-legs-syndrome
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REVIEW
Diego Garcia-Borreguero, Irene Cano-Pumarega
Restless legs syndrome (RLS), also known as Willis-Ekbom disease (WED) is a neurological condition with an overall prevalence in adults of 5-10% in Europe and North America. It is characterised by strong feelings of restlessness and distressing paraesthesia-like sensations in the lower legs, particularly when at rest. The symptoms vary considerably in severity and frequency. RLS/WED has a variable clinical expression influenced by genetic, environmental, and medical factors. Research into the pathophysiology of RLS/WED has found that various genetic markers and existing dysfunctions in dopaminergic mechanisms and iron mechanisms play a central role...
February 27, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215250/prevalence-and-quality-of-life-and-sleep-in-children-and-adolescents-with-restless-legs-syndrome-willis-ekbom-disease
#4
Heidi Haueisen Sander, Alan Luiz Eckeli, Afonso Diniz Costa Passos, Leila Azevedo, Lucila Bizari Fernandes do Prado, Regina Maria França Fernandes
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of restless legs syndrome/Willis-Ekbom disease (RLS/WED) and its impact on sleep and quality of life in children and adolescents. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study conducted in the Municipality of Cássia dos Coqueiros, Brazil. Participants included 383 children and adolescents 5-17 years of age. A comparison group was randomly matched by gender and age with the RLS/WED-affected individuals, pairing one by one. RESULTS: Interviews were conducted for 383 individuals by a neurologist experienced in sleep medicine...
February 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215248/quantitative-sensory-test-for-primary-restless-legs-syndrome-willis-ekbom-disease-using-the-current-perception%C3%A2-threshold-test
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Yong Won Cho, Min-Sung Kang, Keun Tae Kim, So Young Do, Jung-Geun Lim, So Young Lee, Gholam K Motamedi
BACKGROUND: Restless legs syndrome/Willis-Ekbom disease (RLS/WED) is a sensorimotor neurological disorder, and it is especially aggravated at night. The purpose of this study was to investigate the diurnal sensory dysfunction in primary RLS/WED using the current perception threshold (CPT) test, compared to healthy controls. METHODS: Thirty primary RLS/WED subjects and 30 healthy controls were enrolled. The severity of RLS/WED and sleep problems were evaluated in all subjects...
February 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095964/f-wave-duration-parameters-as-a-specific-and-sensitive-tool-for-diagnosis-of-restless-legs-syndrome
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Patrizia Congiu, Maria Livia Fantini, Giulia Milioli, Paolo Tacconi, Michela Figorilli, Gioia Gioi, Bruno Pereira, Francesco Marrosu, Liborio Parrino, Monica Puligheddu
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Restless legs syndrome, also known as Willis-Ekbom disease (RLS/WED), is a frequent condition, though its pathophysiology is not completely understood. The diagnosis of RLS/WED relies on clinical criteria, and the only instrumental tool, the suggested immobilization test, may lead to equivocal results. Recently, neurophysiological parameters related to F-wave duration have been proposed as a diagnostic aid. The aim of this study is to assess and compare the diagnostic values of these parameters in diagnosis of RLS/WED...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994356/a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial-to-compare-the-efficacy-and-tolerability-of-fixed-doses-of-ropinirole-bupropion-and-iron-in-treatment-of-restless-legs-syndrome-willis-ekbom-disease
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Kirti Vishwakarma, Juhi Kalra, Ravi Gupta, Mukesh Sharma, Taruna Sharma
BACKGROUND: We aimed to compare the efficacy of fixed doses of bupropion and ropinirole and iron alone for the treatment of restless legs syndrome (RLS) and to look for the tolerability of these medications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients diagnosed with RLS were randomly divided into three groups with thirty patients in each group (Group A: Bupropion [300 mg/day], Group B: Ropinirole [0.25-0.5 mg/day], and Group C: Oral iron [150 mg elemental iron] along with folic acid [500 μg])...
October 2016: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894926/special-issue-advances-in-scientific-understanding-of-the-restless-legs-syndrome-rls-aka-willis-ekbom-disease-wed-introduction-towards-a-better-understanding-of-the-science-of-rls-wed
#8
EDITORIAL
Diego Garcia Borreguero, Juliane Winkelmann, Richard P Allen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 28, 2016: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692278/default-mode-network-disturbances-in-restless-legs-syndrome-willis-ekbom-disease
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Jeonghun Ku, Yeong Seon Lee, HyukWon Chang, Christopher J Earley, Richard P Allen, Yong Won Cho
BACKGROUND: The unusual sensations of restless legs syndrome/Willis-Ekbom disease (RLS/WED) are induced by rest or a low arousal state with a circadian variation in the threshold for induction. It has been suggested that the emergence of RLS/WED symptoms relates to abnormal brain functions dealing with internally generated stimuli. The purpose of this study was to investigate the changes in the default mode network (DMN) in RLS/WED subjects. METHODS: Sixteen drug-naïve, idiopathic, RLS/WED subjects, and 16 age-matched and gender-matched healthy subjects were scanned in an asymptomatic resting state...
July 2016: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27662970/association-between-the-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-a-new-marker-of-systemic-inflammation-and-restless-legs-syndrome
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Ceyhun Varım, Bilgehan Atılgan Acar, Mehmet Sevki Uyanık, Turkan Acar, Neslihan Alagoz, Ahmet Nalbant, Tezcan Kaya, Hasan Ergenc
INTRODUCTION: Restless legs syndrome (RLS), also known as Willis-Ekbom disease, is characterised by abnormal sensations in the legs as well as dysaesthesia. Although the aetiology of RLS has not yet been determined, it may be associated with systemic inflammation. The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a new and simple marker indicating systemic inflammation. The present study aimed to investigate the relationship between systemic inflammation and RLS through the use of the NLR. METHODS: A total of 75 newly diagnosed patients with RLS and 56 healthy control subjects were included in the study...
September 2016: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27512466/restless-leg-syndrome-in-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Aarti Grover, Courtney Clark-Bilodeau, Carolyn M D'Ambrosio
Restless leg syndrome, more recently renamed Willis-Ekbom disease, is a condition that disrupts sleep and occurs more frequently in the pregnant population. We present a 39-year-old woman with restless legs syndrome in the third trimester and discuss the epidemiology, pathophysiology and therapeutic options in the pregnant population while highlighting the challenges posed by the lack of safety data of approved drugs.
September 2015: Obstetric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27448465/guidelines-for-the-first-line-treatment-of-restless-legs-syndrome-willis-ekbom-disease-prevention-and-treatment-of-dopaminergic-augmentation-a-combined-task-force-of-the-irlssg-eurlssg-and-the-rls-foundation
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Diego Garcia-Borreguero, Michael H Silber, John W Winkelman, Birgit Högl, Jacquelyn Bainbridge, Mark Buchfuhrer, Georgios Hadjigeorgiou, Yuichi Inoue, Mauro Manconi, Wolfgang Oertel, William Ondo, Juliane Winkelmann, Richard P Allen
A Task Force was established by the International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group (IRLSSG) in conjunction with the European Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group (EURLSSG) and the RLS Foundation (RLS-F) to develop evidence-based and consensus-based recommendations for the prevention and treatment of long-term pharmacologic treatment of dopaminergic-induced augmentation in restless legs syndrome/Willis-Ekbom disease (RLS/WED). The Task Force made the following prevention and treatment recommendations: As a means to prevent augmentation, medications such as α2δ ligands may be considered for initial RLS/WED treatment; these drugs are effective and have little risk of augmentation...
May 2016: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27424684/prevalence-and-correlates-of-willis-ekbom-s-disease-restless-legs-syndrome-in-patients-undergoing-hemodialysis
#13
Nitik Bathla, Sohaib Ahmad, Ravi Gupta, Shahbaj Ahmad
Willis-Ekbom's disease/restless legs syndrome (WED/RLS) has been described in subjects undergoing hemodialysis (HD). Different studies have reported varying prevalence rates and different factors associated with this condition; however, the results are inconsistent. Thus, this study was conducted to assess the prevalence of WED/RLS in patients undergoing HD. Another aim of the study was to identify if any comorbidities or biochemical factors were associated with this condition. A total of 194 adult patients undergoing maintenance HD were included in this study...
July 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27318235/rating-of-daytime-and-nighttime-symptoms-in-rls-validation-of-the-rls-6-scale-of-restless-legs-syndrome-willis-ekbom-disease
#14
Ralf Kohnen, Pablo Martinez-Martin, Heike Benes, Claudia Trenkwalder, Birgit Högl, Elmar Dunkl, Arthur S Walters
BACKGROUND: The International Restless Legs Scale (IRLS) is the most widely used of the scales rating the severity of restless legs syndrome/Willis-Ekbom disease (RLS/WED). It has been well validated and is the primary end point for most of the therapeutic and nontherapeutic studies of RLS/WED. It has excellent psychometric properties, although it does not capture the severity of RLS under a wide variety of circumstances and times of day. Moreover, the IRLS has a large placebo effect...
April 2016: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27292821/-emplotted-narratives-and-structured-behavioral-observations-supporting-the-diagnosis-of-willis-ekbom-disease-restless-legs-syndrome-in-children-with-neurodevelopmental-conditions
#15
Osman S Ipsiroglu, Nadia Beyzaei, Mai Berger, Alexandra L Wagner, Sophia Dhalla, Jennifer Garden, Sylvia Stockler
BACKGROUND: Willis-Ekbom disease/restless legs syndrome (WED/RLS) seems to be a frequent cause of intractable chronic insomnia (ICI) but is under-recognized in children/adolescents with neurodevelopmental conditions (NDCs), as many patients do not have the ability to express the underlying "urge-to-move". In light of this, we aim to develop a protocol for behavioral observations supporting the diagnosis of WED/RLS. METHODS: We investigated 26 pediatric patients (age 1-16 years, median 8) with NDCs, ICI and evidence of familial WED/RLS employing (1) "emplotted narratives" for description of the various "urge-to-move" presentations and (2) self-description and "behavioral observations" during a "suggested clinical immobilization test" (SCIT)...
June 13, 2016: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27240804/to-what-extent-and-why-are-copd-and-willis-ekbom-disease-associated
#16
Tugba Mandal, Şenay Aydın, Dilek Kanmaz, Ahmet Levent Karasulu, Gülfidan Aras, Esin Tuncay
AIM: Willis-Ekbom disease (RLS/WED) is common in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Patients with RLS/WED have poorer quality of sleep and more fatigue and depressive symptoms. The prevalence of RLS/WED in patients with COPD has been reported to vary between 29.1 and 36.8 %. However, during exacerbation, the prevalence can increase up to 54 %. These rates are higher than those seen in general population. We have not enough knowledge regarding the association between RLS and COPD...
September 2016: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27224246/clinical-pharmacology-and-efficacy-of-rotigotine-neupro%C3%A2-patch-in-the-treatment-of-restless-leg-syndrome
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REVIEW
Luigi Ferini-Strambi, Sara Marelli, Andrea Galbiati
INTRODUCTION: Restless legs syndrome/Willis Ekbom disease (RLS/WED) is a sensorimotor disorder characterized by unpleasant sensations in the legs accompanied by an urge to move them, that typically occurs and tend to worsen in the evening/night or during period of inactivity. Standard medications for RLS/WED are dopamine agonists and calcium channel α-2-δ ligands. The clinical spectrum of RLS/WED is very broad, ranging from individuals suffering from the disease during limited periods up to those severely affected, with daily symptoms...
August 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27191240/what-s-in-a-name-problems-facts-and-controversies-regarding-neurological-eponyms
#18
Hélio A G Teive, Plínio M G Lima, Francisco M B Germiniani, Renato P Munhoz
The use of eponyms in neurology remains controversial, and important questions have been raised about their appropriateness. Different approaches have been taken, with some eponyms being excluded, others replaced, and new ones being created. An example is Hallervorden-Spatz syndrome, which has been replaced by neurodegeneration with brain iron accuulatium (NBIA). Amiothoplic lateral sclerosys (ALS), for which the eponym is Charcot's disease, has been replaced in the USA by Lou Gehrig's disease. Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an eponym that is still the subject of controversy, and various different names are associated with it...
May 2016: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27079737/targinact-for-restless-legs-syndrome
#19
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Idiopathic restless legs syndrome (RLS)--also known as Willis-Ekbom disease--is a neurological condition characterised by an overwhelming urge to move the legs, occurring during rest or inactivity, especially at night. Symptoms are highly variable in frequency and severity, and can affect sleep and quality of life. First-line management includes addressing precipitating or aggravating factors and providing explanation, reassurance and advice on self-help strategies. Drug therapy (e.g. a dopamine agonist) is used for patients with more severe symptoms...
April 2016: Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26902775/restless-legs-syndrome-willis-ekbom-disease-and-periodic-limb-movements-a-comprehensive-review-of-epidemiology-pathophysiology-diagnosis-and-treatment-considerations
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REVIEW
Dyveke P Pratt
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) or Willis-Ekbom Disease is a common, but frequently under- recognized and misdiagnosed condition seen in many subspecialty practices including neurology, sleep medicine, primary care and rheumatology. Periodic limb movements are a frequent co-morbid diagnosis in RLS. Despite prior beliefs that the condition was "benign", it has been demonstrated to have a considerable impact on sufferers quality of life, physically and psychologically, as well as socially. This chapter is meant as a comprehensive review of RLS encompassing epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment considerations...
2016: Current Rheumatology Reviews
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