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Further thoughts on “The Restless Legs Syndrome: Would You Like that with Movements or Without?”...

Walters, Arthur S.

This is a response to the article by Brian Koo ‘‘The Restless Legs Syndrome: Would you like that with movements or without?’’ published in Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements. In this contribution Dr. Koo does a superb job in marshaling evidence that restless legs syndrome/Willis–Ekbom disease (RLS/WED) and periodic limb movements in sleep (PLMS) share a common pathophysiology, pharmacology, genetics, and epidemiology, and that they may also share a similar clinical relevance particularly in relation to cardiovascular disease. The argument is then made that measurement of PLMS may add to the diagnostic accuracy of RLS/WED diagnosis.

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Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
DOI
https://doi.org/10.7916/D80R9NJ2

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Academic Units
Center for Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders
Published Here
October 15, 2015

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Full title: Further thoughts on “The Restless Legs Syndrome: Would You Like that with Movements or Without?”: Summary of Evidence that the Presence of Periodic Limb Movements in Sleep Does Not Significantly Aid in the Diagnosis of Restless Legs Syndrome/Willis–Ekbom Disease

This editorial was written in response to:
Koo BB. The restless legs syndrome: Would you like that with movements or without? Tremor Other Hyperkinet Mov. 2015; 5. doi: 10.7916/D80P0Z0H

http://www.tremorjournal.org/index.php/tremor/article/view/330