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Restless Legs Syndrome/Willis Ekbom Disease: Long-Term Consequences and Management

Restless Legs Syndrome/Willis Ekbom Disease: Long-Term Consequences and Management

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Due to the fact that Restless Legs Syndrome/Willis-Ekbom Disease is usually a chronic condition, this book aims to provide physicians with the necessary tools for the long-term management of patients with RLS. The first part of the book addresses the various comorbidities and long-term consequences of RLS on life quality, sleep, cognitive, psychiatric and cardiovascular systems, while the second part focuses on the management of long-term treatment and the drug-induced complications in primary RLS and in special populations. Written by experts in the field, this practical resource offers a high-quality, long-term management of RLS for neurologists, sleep clinicians, pulmonologists and other healthcare professionals.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493982974
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 07/19/2018
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 287
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Mauro Manconi, MD, PhD
Sleep and Epilepsy Center
Neurocenter of Southern Switzerland
Civic Hospital
Lugano, Switzerland

Diego García-Borreguero, MD, PhD
Sleep Research Institute
Madrid, Spain

Table of Contents

I. Long Term Health Consequences of Restless Legs Syndrome/Willis-Ekbom Disease
1. Mental Health Disorders Associated with RLS
2. Sleep Impact: Insomnia, Hypersomnia, Sleep Attacks, and Circadian Disorders
3. Cognitive Functioning
4. Health Related Quality of Life and Depression/Anxiety Symptom Measures for the Assessment of Treatment in Restless Legs Syndrome/Willis-Ekbom Disease
5. Epidemiologic Evidence in Cardiovascular Disease
6. Heart Rate and Blood Pressure Changes Associated with Periodic Limb Movements
7. Willis-Ekbom Disease, Periodic Limb Movements of Sleep, and Cardiovascular Disease: Putative Mechanisms and Implications for Long-Term Treatment
8. Peripheral Muscle Changes
9. Outcome and Mortality in Renal Failure-Related RLS

II. Long Term Management of Restless Legs Syndrome/Willis-Ekbom Disease
10. Long Term Pharmacological Treatment
11. Augmentation: Criteria, Prevalence, and Differential Diagnosis
12. Treatment Options When Short-Acting Dopamine Agonists Fail or Cause Augmentation: Switching or Adding Medications
13. Management of Augmentation
14. Managing Concurrent Medications
15. Impulsive Behaviors: Definition, Prevalence, Neurobiology, and Management
16. Impulse Control Behavior in Movement Disorders: Focus on Restless Leg Syndrome
17. Management of RLS During Pregnancy
18. Management of RLS in Children (Unique Features)

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