Restless Legs Syndrome

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  • Sleepwalking: The Science, Cures, and Consequences Dr Michael Howell discusses his research into sleepwalking, from its earliest descriptions to the newest research linking it to such conditions as restless legs syndrome.
  • MDS Placebo Exerts Strong Effects in Restless Legs Trials Placebo strongly influences efficacy and adverse effects in intervention trials for restless legs syndrome, a systematic review and meta-analysis shows. Longer trials had more placebo effect.
  • MDS Continuous L-Dopa Enteric Infusion Relieves RLS Symptoms Continuous enteric infusion of levodopa markedly relieved symptoms of restless legs syndrome and improved quality of life in a patient with contraindications to alternative drugs, a case report shows.
  • MDS Nonmotor Parkinson's Symptoms Commonly Unreported Several barriers cause patients with Parkinson's often to underreport nonmotor symptoms, which affect almost all patients, a study showed. Quality of life may be diminished, when it could be improved.
  • Getting to the Source of Your Patients' Insomnia The DSM-5 has simplified the diagnosis of insomnia, but for practitioners seeking to treat it, the best path forward remains a multidimensional one.

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