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restless leg movement

Zeyad T Sahli, Jae Jo, Shaker A Mousa, Frank I Tarazi
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a common neurological movement disorder, characterized by restless and unpleasant sensations in the deep inside of legs. The symptoms of RLS are less noticeable during daytime, but more prevalent at night. Therefore, the disorder can induce low quality of life, insomnia, and impairment of daytime activity. RLS in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients is especially problematic due to premature discontinuation of dialysis and increased mortality. The prevalence of RLS among dialysis patients is much higher compared to the prevalence of the same disorder in patients with normal renal functions...
October 5, 2016: CNS Spectrums
Zhongxing Zhang, Maja Schneider, Marco Laures, Ming Qi, Ramin Khatami
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA) and restless legs syndrome (RLS) with periodic limb movement during sleep (PLMS) are two sleep disorders characterized by repetitive respiratory or movement events associated with cortical arousals. We compared the cerebral hemodynamic changes linked to periodic apneas/hypopneas with arousals (AHA) in four OSA-patients with periodic limb movements (PLMA) with arousals in four patients with RLS-PLMS using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). AHA induced homogenous pattern of periodic fluctuations in oxygenated (HbO2) and deoxygenated (HHb) hemoglobin, i...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
César Quiroz, Seema Gulyani, Wan Ruiqian, Jordi Bonaventura, Roy Cutler, Virginia Pearson, Richard P Allen, Christopher J Earley, Mark P Mattson, Sergi Ferré
Deficits of sensorimotor integration with periodic limb movements during sleep (PLMS) and hyperarousal and sleep disturbances in Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) constitute two pathophysiologically distinct but interrelated clinical phenomena, which seem to depend mostly on alterations in dopaminergic and glutamatergic neurotransmission, respectively. Brain iron deficiency is considered as a main pathogenetic mechanism in RLS. Rodents with brain iron deficiency represent a valuable pathophysiological model of RLS, although they do not display motor disturbances...
December 2016: Neuropharmacology
José Luiz Pedroso, Pedro Braga-Neto, Alberto R M Martinez, Carlos R Martins, Flávio M Rezende Filho, Manoel A Sobreira-Neto, Lucila B F Prado, Gilmar F do Prado, Marcondes C França, Orlando G P Barsottini
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article provides a description on clinical features and pathophysiology of the main sleep disorders observed in Machado-Joseph disease (MJD). RECENT FINDINGS: Pathological studies have clearly demonstrated that degenerative process in MJD is widespread in the nervous system, and not restricted to the cerebellum. Nonmotor manifestations are frequent and may include pain, cramps, dysautonomia, cognitive deficits, psychiatric manifestations, olfactory deficits, fatigue, nutritional issues, and sleep disorders...
November 2016: Current Opinion in Psychiatry
Paolo Aridon, Maurizio De Fusco, Juliane W Winkelmann, Marco Zucconi, Valentina Arnao, Luigi Ferini-Strambi, Giorgio Casari
INTRODUCTION: RLS is a common movement disorders with a strong genetic component in its pathophysiology, but, up to now, no causative mutation has been reported. METHODS: We re-evaluated the previously described RLS2 family by exome sequencing. RESULTS: We identified fifteen variations in the 14q critical region. The c.485G > A transition of the TRAPPC6B gene segregates with the RLS2 haplotype, is absent in 200 local controls and is extremely rare in 12988 exomes from the Exome Variant Server (EVS)...
October 2016: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
Mohammad Torabi-Nami, Samrad Mehrabi, Sabri Derman
Sleep-related movement disorders should be differentiated from parasomnias, sleep-associated behavioral disorders, and epilepsy. Polysomnography (PSG) is the gold standard in evaluating such disorders. Periodic leg movement disorder during sleep (PLMS), hypnic jerks, bruxism, rhythmic movement disorder, restless legs syndrome, and nocturnal leg cramps have broadly been discussed in the literature. However, periodic arm movement disorder in sleep (PAMS) is a less-appreciated entity perhaps because arm surface electromyography is not an integral part of the standard polysomnography...
July 2016: Basic and Clinical Neuroscience
Xu Li, Richard P Allen, Christopher J Earley, Hongjun Liu, Tiana E Cruz, Richard A E Edden, Peter B Barker, Peter C M van Zijl
OBJECTIVES: Altered brain iron homeostasis with regional iron deficiency has been previously reported in several studies of restless legs syndrome (RLS) patients. Inconsistencies still exist, however, in the reported iron changes in different brain regions and different RLS phenotypes. The purpose of this study was to assess differences in brain iron concentrations between RLS patients and healthy controls and their relation to severity of disease and periodic limb movement during sleep (PLMS)...
June 2016: Sleep Medicine
Luci Wiggs, Masako Sparrowhawk, Anna L Barnett
BACKGROUND: Impaired sleep is associated with negative effects on quality of life and daytime functioning. Higher rates of sleep disturbance are reported in children with various developmental disorders. However, little is known about sleep in children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD), a condition characterized by everyday movement difficulties. Previously, in a preliminary study, we found higher rates of parent-reported sleep disturbance in children with DCD compared to controls...
2016: Frontiers in Pediatrics
Marilyn Moro, Balaji Goparaju, Jelina Castillo, Yvonne Alameddine, Matt T Bianchi
INTRODUCTION: Periodic limb movements of sleep (PLMS) may increase cardiovascular and cerebrovascular morbidity. However, most people with PLMS are either asymptomatic or have nonspecific symptoms. Therefore, predicting elevated PLMS in the absence of restless legs syndrome remains an important clinical challenge. METHODS: We undertook a retrospective analysis of demographic data, subjective symptoms, and objective polysomnography (PSG) findings in a clinical cohort with or without obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) from our laboratory (n=443 with OSA, n=209 without OSA)...
2016: Nature and Science of Sleep
Brian B Koo, Kanika Bagai, Arthur S Walters
BACKGROUND: In the past few decades, much has been learned about the pathophysiology of restless legs syndrome (RLS). Investigators have studied neuropathology, imaging, electrophysiology, and genetics of RLS, identifying brain regions and biological systems affected in RLS. This manuscript will review RLS pathophysiology literature, examining the RLS state through consideration of the neuroanatomy, then the biological, organ, and genetic systems. METHODS: Pubmed (1966 to April 2016) was searched for the term "restless legs syndrome" cross-referenced with "pathophysiology," "pathogenesis," "pathology," or "imaging...
2016: Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
Brian B Koo, Terri Blackwell, Hochang B Lee, Katie L Stone, Elan D Louis, Susan Redline
OBJECTIVE: To investigate an association between restless legs syndrome (RLS) and depression and to what extent sleep disturbance, periodic limb movements during sleep (PLMS), and antidepressant medication mediate this relationship. METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis was conducted of the Osteoporotic Fractures in Older Men Study data in 982 men assessed for RLS (International RLS Study Group scale [IRLSS]) and depression (Geriatric Depression Scale [GDS]), who underwent actigraphy (for sleep latency/efficiency) and polysomnography (for PLMS)...
November 2016: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Stuart J McCarter, Erik K St Louis, Bradley F Boeve
Sleep disorders appear to be frequent comorbidities in patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Insomnia and excessive daytime sleepiness commonly occur in patients with FTD and significantly contribute to caregiver burden and burnout. Sleep is severely fragmented in FTD patients, likely secondary to behavioral disturbances, other primary sleep disorders such as sleep disordered breathing and restless leg syndrome, and neurodegeneration of nuclei involved in sleep and wakefulness. Treatment of primary sleep disorders may improve excessive daytime sleepiness and sleep quality and may improve daytime cognitive functioning...
September 2016: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
Birgitta Johansson Cahlin, Jan Hedner, Lars Dahlström
Sleep bruxism bears several similarities to restless legs syndrome, and a link to changes in central dopamine activity has been considered in both conditions. The dopamine agonist pramipexole is currently indicated for the symptomatic treatment of restless legs. The effect of pramipexole on sleep bruxism was investigated in subjects with 'probable bruxism' recruited at the Orofacial Pain Clinic. Thirteen patients underwent polysomnographic recordings, including bilateral masseter electromyographic activity...
July 17, 2016: Journal of Sleep Research
Hochang B Lee, Mei Ling Song, Brian B Koo, Yong Won Cho
Frequently co-occurring restless legs syndrome (RLS) and periodic limb movements during sleep (PLMS) are postulated to share common pathophysiology. The authors compared clinical characteristics and polysomnography (PSG) parameters among 155 idiopathic, untreated RLS patients who were stratified into three groups based on periodic limb movement index (PLMI). The authors found that RLS patients without PLMS (PLMI <5) had higher depression and anxiety scores, a lower total arousal index, longer latency to REM, and a higher spontaneous arousal frequency on PSG than RLS patients with PLMS...
July 15, 2016: Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Ming-Horng Tsai, Jen-Fu Hsu, Yu-Shu Huang
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects approximately 5 % of children and adolescents, and sleep problems are common in these patients. There is growing evidence informing the significant importance of sleep problems in youth with ADHD. The sleep problems in children with ADHD include specific sleep disorders and sleep disturbances due to comorbid psychiatric disorders or ADHD medications. The specific sleep disorders of ADHD children include behaviorally based insomnia, sleep-disordered breathing, and restless legs syndrome/periodic limb movement disorder...
August 2016: Current Psychiatry Reports
César Osório de Oliveira, Luciane Bc Carvalho, Karla Carlos, Cristiane Conti, Marcio M de Oliveira, Lucila Bf Prado, Gilmar F Prado
BACKGROUND: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a distressing and common neurological disorder that may have a huge impact in the quality of life of those with frequent and intense symptoms. Patients complain of unpleasant sensations in the legs, at or before bedtime, and feel an urge to move the legs, which improves with movement, such as walking. Symptoms start with the patient at rest (e.g. sitting or lying down), and follow a circadian pattern, increasing during the evening or at night...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Jung-Won Shin, Yong Seo Koo, Byeong Uk Lee, Won Chul Shin, Sang Kun Lee, Yong Won Cho, Ki-Young Jung
STUDY OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and characteristics of periodic limb movements during sleep (PLMS) in Korean patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS). METHODS: Unmedicated adult patients with idiopathic RLS (n = 354) who underwent polysomnography at three major sleep centers in tertiary hospitals were included. Characteristics of PLMS in RLS were analyzed using the time structure of polysomnographically recorded leg movements and periodicity indices (PIs)...
2016: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
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
Thomas J Dye, Sejal V Jain, Narong Simakajornboon
OBJECTIVES: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) and periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD) are thought to center around a genetically mediated sensitivity to iron insufficiency. Previous studies have shown the effectiveness of short-term iron therapy in children with low iron storage. Little is known, however, about long-term iron treatment in children with RLS and PLMD. Therefore, we performed this study to assess the long-term effect of iron therapy in children with RLS and PLMD. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed for children who met the following criteria: A) diagnosed as having either RLS or PLMD, B) started on iron supplementation, C) followed up for >2 years in a sleep clinic...
February 12, 2016: Sleep Medicine
Silvia Miano, Maria Esposito, Giuseppe Foderaro, Gian Paolo Ramelli, Valdo Pezzoli, Mauro Manconi
BACKGROUND AND METHODS: We present the preliminary results of a prospective case-control sleep study in children with a diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A deep sleep assessment including sleep questionnaires, sleep habits, a video-polysomnographic recording with full high-density electroencephalography (EEG) and cardiorespiratory polygraphy, multiple sleep latency test, and 1-week actigraphic recording were performed to verify whether children with ADHD may be classified into one of the following five phenotypes: (1) hypoarousal state, resembling narcolepsy, which may be considered a "primary" form of ADHD; (2) delayed sleep onset insomnia; (3) sleep-disordered breathing; (4) restless legs syndrome and/or periodic limb movements; and (5) sleep epilepsy and/or EEG interictal epileptiform discharges...
June 3, 2016: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
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