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OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of rotigotine transdermal patch in subjects with moderate to severe idiopathic restless legs syndrome (RLS) and periodic limb movement (PLM) in sleep in a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, multicenter study (NCT00275236). METHODS Sixty-seven (46 rotigotine, 21 placebo) subjects applied rotigotine (maximum(More)
Preexisting renal impairment is an all-encompassing risk factor for radiocontrast-associated nephrotoxicity. Renal impairment appears to be associated with the inadequate production of renal prostaglandins at the critical time of radiocontrast administration and for a variable time period afterward. We prospectively studied 130 patients with chronic renal(More)
Efficacy and safety of the dopamine agonist rotigotine (RTG) was investigated in patients with moderate to severe idiopathic restless legs syndrome (RLS), including daytime symptoms. Three fixed doses of rotigotine (1.125 mg, 2.25 mg, and 4.5 mg) and placebo were applied by patches (size, 2.5 cm2 per 1.125 mg) in a double-blind, randomized, parallel-group,(More)
BACKGROUND Continuous administration of a dopamine agonist could be used to treat patients with restless legs syndrome. Our aim was to investigate the efficacy of transdermal rotigotine in the treatment of idiopathic restless legs syndrome. METHODS In this randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 458 patients with moderate-to-severe idiopathic(More)
This randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial (NCT00135993) assessed efficacy and safety of the dopamine agonist rotigotine in the treatment of idiopathic restless legs syndrome (RLS) over a 6-month maintenance period. A total of 505 eligible participants with moderate to severe RLS (IRLS sum score >or= 15) were randomly assigned to five groups(More)
BACKGROUND Safety and efficacy of non-ergot dopamine agonists for the treatment of idiopathic restless legs syndrome have been shown in short-term trials. We did a prospective open-label extension of a 6-week, double-blind randomised trial to assess the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of rotigotine transdermal patch for up to 5 years in patients with(More)
BACKGROUND In a pilot placebo-controlled study, low dosages of 0.5-2mg/24h rotigotine showed a dose-dependent beneficial effect in restless legs syndrome (RLS) patients. METHODS Efficacy and safety of the dopamine agonist rotigotine, formulated as a once-daily transdermal system (patch), was investigated for five fixed dosages and compared to placebo in(More)
BACKGROUND Long-term efficacy and tolerability data are not yet available for patch formulations of dopamine agonists in restless legs syndrome. METHODS Efficacy and safety of rotigotine (0.5-4mg/24h), formulated as a once-daily transdermal system (patch), were investigated in an open extension (SP710) of a preceding 6-week placebo-controlled trial(More)
OBJECTIVE A new and unique methodology was developed to evaluate the association between periodic limb movements (PLMs) and nocturnal blood pressure (BP) excursions in patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS). METHODS All data were collected at baseline of the ENCORE (Effects of Neupro on Cardiovascular Observations in Patients with Restless Legs(More)
BACKGROUND Rotigotine is a unique dopamine agonist with activity across D1 through D5 receptors as well as select adrenergic and serotonergic sites. This study reports the 2-year follow-up safety and efficacy data of an ongoing open-label multicenter extension study (NCT00498186) of transdermal rotigotine in patients with moderate to severe restless legs(More)