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Are 'growing pains' and 'restless legs syndrome' the same thing?

Discussion in 'Pediatrics' started by NewsBot, Oct 1, 2013.

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    Restless legs syndrome (Willis-Ekbom disease) and growing pains: are they the same thing? A side-by-side comparison of the diagnostic criteria for both and recommendations for future research
    Arthur S. Walters, David Gabelia, Birgit Frauscher
    Sleep Medicine; Available online 26 September 2013 (full text)
     
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    Treatment of Pediatric Restless Legs Syndrome
    Louella B. Amos et al
    CLIN PEDIATR November 6, 2013
    Growing pains: twin family study evidence for genetic susceptibility and a genetic relationship with restless legs syndrome.
    Champion D, Pathirana S, Flynn C, Taylor A, Hopper JL, Berkovic SF, Jaaniste T, Qiu W.
    Eur J Pain. 2012 Oct;16(9):1224-31.
     
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    Restless leg syndrome in young children with orofacial cleft
    M. Moraleda-Cibrián et alSleep Medicine
    Volume 14, Supplement 1 , Page e50, December 2013
     
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    Growing pains and periodic limb movements of sleep in children
    Man Wai Wong, Bruce D Williamson, Wen Qiu, David Champion, Arthur Teng
    Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; Early View
     
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    Are 'growing pains' and 'restless legs syndrome' the same thing? Yes they are.
     
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    An epidemiologic study of restless legs syndrome among Chinese children and adolescents
    Rui Xue, Gangqiong Liu, Shengli Ma, Jing Yang, Ling Li
    Neurological Sciences; April 2015
     
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    Restless Legs Syndrome/Willis-Ekbom Disease and Growing Pains in Children and Adolescents
    Narong Simakajornboon, MD, Thomas J. Dye, MD, Arthur S. Walters, MD
    Sleep Medicine Clinics; in press
     
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    Researchers continue to describe Growing Pains in children as the adolescent form of RLS. This article continues that trend. But they have it completely backwards...RLS is the adult version of growing pains. One that had gp's as a child does not mean that they will suffer from RLS as an adult. Conversely, one that has RLS does not immediately mean they had gp's as a child. There are a myriad of reasons why these maladies can be exclusionary, which should be explored by the medical community, instead of, (IMO), wasting resources on heavy metal deficiencies. Some have made quite a living on the continuation of this type of research, such as this article, and are funded by Big Pharma. The author(s) above are no exception. Treating GP's with iron supplements is beyond the pale.
     
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    Leg kicking and rubbing as a highly suggestive sign of pediatric restless legs syndrome
    Oliviero Bruni, Marco Angriman, Anna Luchetti, Raffaele Ferri
    Sleep Medicine; In Press, Accepted Manuscript
     

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