RLS


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A condition defined as a distressing need or urge to move the legs (or arms)—akathisia—usually accompanied by an uncomfortable deep-seated sensation in the legs that is brought on by rest—sitting or lying down, relieved by moving or walking, and worse at night or in the evening. RLS may be accompanied by involuntary limb movements while the patient is asleep
Management For nightly symptoms, dopaminergics are the agents of first choice, opiates second choice; for pain, gabapentin, opiates, dopaminergics, then sedative-hypnotics

RLS

Restless leg syndrome, see there.

RLS

Abbreviation for restless legs syndrome.

Restless legs syndrome (RLS)

A disorder in which the patient experiences crawling, aching, or other disagreeable sensations in the calves that can be relieved by movement. RLS is a frequent cause of difficulty falling asleep at night.
Mentioned in: Sleep Disorders
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Restless legs syndrome symptom severity assessment: To evaluate the symptom severity, IRLSSG rating scale was applied to the patients diagnosed to have RLS. This scale consists of ten questions regarding typical symptoms of the disease.
When we consider the timeline of our case, in the first years of the disease, natural progression of RLS, tolerance to DA, and to a lesser extent, the end-of-dose rebound were the predominant factors for treatment failure.
Multivariable-adjusted logistic regression models were used to evaluate the association between the various risk factors and RLS and prevalent RLS.
The symptoms of RLS was disappeared in two patients after the initiation of LEV treatment (2000 mg/day and 3000 mg/day) after the beginning of LEV.
Weight loss, not smoking, and no or moderate drinking can reduce the risk of developing RLS and relieve symptoms if you already have it.
RLS substantially compromises the quality of life (QoL) of the patient, especially when it occurs in its most severe form and is accompanied by depressive symptoms.