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Dopaminergic Therapy of Restless Legs Syndrome

Since Akpinar’s original 1982 report1 on the dramatic effects of levodopa on restless legs syndrome (RLS) symptoms, there have been numerous, independent studies that have validated these findings and that have substantially verified the...

Neuroimaging in Restless Legs Syndrome

Positron-Emission Tomography and Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography Imaging Studies Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron-emission tomography (PET) rely on the same underlying principle— the injection of radioactive isotopes, which are linked to particular...

Restless Legs Syndrome as a Movement Disorder

Movement disorders are neurological disorders in which there is either (1) an excess of movement or (2) a paucity of voluntary and automatic movements, unrelated to weakness or spasticity. The latter group is usually...

Restless Legs Syndrome as a Neurological Conodrum

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is among the most common neurological conditions affecting the general population. A number of epidemiological studies in Europe and North America have yielded consistent findings of RLS prevalence ranging between...