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This study evaluated the effects of ropinirole prolonged-release (RPR) in comparison with ropinirole immediate-release (RIR) on sleep-related disorders in Parkinson disease (PD).Thirty-three PD patients (aged 62.5 [SD, 8] years; PD duration, 9 [SD, 4] years) were evaluated on a stable dose of RIR and 5 to 13 weeks after switch to the closest possible dose(More)
BACKGROUND Narcolepsy with cataplexy (NC) differs from narcolepsy without cataplexy (NwoC) in the cerebrospinal fluid levels of hypocretin. Since hypocretin is known to regulate not only wakefulness but also eating behaviour, we decided to compare the two entities for body mass index (BMI) and the presence of obesity. METHODS Clinical data on patients(More)
OBJECTIVES Antidepressants substantially affect REM sleep characteristics and trigger manifestations of REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) in the general, non-narcoleptic, population. Antidepressants are also frequently administrated in an attempt to suppress cataplexy. We investigated the role of antidepressants in the development of RBD in narcolepsy with(More)
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