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Restless Leg Syndrome

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by Cameron, May 19, 2005.

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    Haste makes waste: Decision making in patients with restless legs syndrome with and without augmentation
    Beatrice Heim, Marie-Theres Pertl, Ambra Stefani, Margarete Delazer, Anna Heidbreder, Laura Zamarian, Elisabeth Brandauer, Klaus Seppi, Birgit Högl, Werner Poewe, Atbin Djamshidian
    PLoS ONE 12(4): e0174793. April 5, 2017
     
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    Placebo and nocebo responses in restless legs syndrome
    A systematic review and meta-analysis

    Maria A. Silva, MD, Gonçalo S. Duarte, MD, Raquel Camara, MD, Filipe B. Rodrigues, MD, Ricardo M. Fernandes, MD, PhD, Daisy Abreu, Tiago Mestre, MD, João Costa, MD, PhD, Claudia Trenkwalder, MD, PhD and Joaquim J. Ferreira, MD, PhD
    Neurology 10.1212/WNL.0000000000004004
     
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    Press Release:
    Study links restless legs syndrome to poor sleep quality, impaired daytime function in pregnant women
    July 14, 2017

    DARIEN, IL – A new study of pregnant women shows that restless legs syndrome (RLS) is common and is strongly associated with poor sleep quality, excessive daytime sleepiness, and poor daytime function, which are frequent complaints during pregnancy.

    Results show that 36 percent of women in their third trimester had RLS, and half of the women with RLS had moderate to severe symptoms. Compared with pregnant women without RLS, those with RLS were twice as likely to report poor sleep quality and poor daytime function, and they were also more likely to have excessive daytime sleepiness. Additionally, the study found a positive dose-response relationship between RLS severity and the sleep-wake disturbances.

    “While we expected that RLS would be relatively common in pregnant women, we were surprised to observe just how many had a severe form,” said lead author Galit Levi Dunietz, PhD, a T32 post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Michigan Sleep Disorders Center in Ann Arbor. “These women experienced RLS symptoms at least four times per week.”

    Study results are published in the July 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

    The study involved 1,563 pregnant women with an average age of 30 years, each of whom was in her third trimester. RLS was diagnosed using the standardized criteria of self-reported symptoms and frequency. Demographic and pregnancy data were extracted from medical records, and sleep information was collected with questionnaires. The study found no evidence for any association between RLS and delivery outcomes.

    According to the authors, health care providers often dismiss patient complaints of poor sleep and daytime sleepiness during pregnancy.

    “These sleep-wake disturbances are considered common symptoms in pregnancy and are frequently attributed to physiological changes that occur in normal pregnancy, but our data suggest that RLS is an additional contributor to these symptoms,” said Dunietz.

    The authors suggest that the identification and treatment of RLS in pregnancy – using non-pharmacological approaches – may alleviate the burden of these symptoms for many women.

    This study was partially supported by a T32 Grant from the National Institute of Neurological
    Disorders and Stroke (NIH/NINDS T32 NS007222) and by the Gene and Tubie Gilmore Fund for Sleep Research, the University of Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR) grant UL1TR000433, MICHR seed pilot grant F021024, and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (R21 HL089918).

    The monthly, peer-reviewed Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine is the official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, a professional membership society that improves sleep health and promotes high quality, patient-centered care through advocacy, education, strategic research, and practice standards. The AASM encourages patients to talk to their doctor about sleep problems and visit http://sleepeducation.org/ for more information about sleep, including a searchable directory of AASM-accredited sleep centers.
     
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    Plantar reflex excitability is increased in the evening in restless legs syndrome patients
    Chloe Dafkin et al
    Neuroscience Letters; 14 September 2017
     
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    The Association Between Vitamin D Level and Restless Legs Syndrome: A Population-Based Case-Control Study.
    Wali S, Alsafadi S, Abaalkhail B, Ramadan I, Abulhamail B, Kousa M, Alshamrani R, Faruqui H, Faruqui A, Alama M, Hamed M.
    J Clin Sleep Med. 2018 Mar 30. pii: jc-17-00496
     
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    Plantar reflex excitability is increased in the evening in restless legs syndrome patients.
    Dafkin C et al
    Neurosci Lett. 2017 Nov 1;660:74-78.
     
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