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A double-blind randomized crossover study of 7.5 mg bromocriptine at bedtime versus placebo was conducted in 30-day phases (with a 2-week washout period between phases) in 6 patients with idiopathic restless legs syndrome. Five patients experienced partial subjective improvement in restlessness and paresthesias on bromocriptine as opposed to placebo and(More)
Four patients who were evaluated for hypersomnia-sleep apnea syndrome were found in all-night sleep studies to have obstructive or mixed apneas related to their sleeping positions. All four were available for comprehensive follow-up and were subsequently restudied while avoiding the supine position. Supine, prone, and lateral decubitus apnea indices were(More)
In five unrelated patients with the restless legs syndrome, opioid drugs relieved restlessness, dysesthesias, dyskinesias while awake, periodic movements of sleep, and sleep disturbances. When naloxone was given parenterally to two treated patients, the signs and symptoms of the restless legs syndrome reappeared. Naloxone placebo had no effect. Opioid(More)
The difference between snoring (with or without sleep apnea) and laryngeal stridor resulting from laryngeal dysfunction may not be readily apparent. Two cases of Shy-Drager syndrome and one undiagnosed case in which laryngeal dysfunction was exacerbated by sleep are reported. Such dysfunction might create life-threatening situations for which emergency(More)
Opioids may be a useful treatment for some patients with Periodic Movements of Sleep (PMS) and sleep disturbances. Four patients who had only idiopathic PMS and sleep disturbances but not Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) were treated with various opioids. Two of the patients responded with a more than 98% decrease in the number of PMS per night of sleep and a(More)
We evaluated with clinical interviews and polysomnographic examinations 10 adults with the complaint of sleepwalking, often accompanied by violent behavior or self-injury. During the polysomnographic studies, 8 patients had 47 distinct somnambulistic episodes. All episodes occurred in non-REM sleep, with 91% occurring in slow-wave sleep. Contrary to(More)
Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) has become a widely practiced procedure for the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Surgical outcome with UPPP has heretofore been assessed by investigators using the number of apneas per hour of sleep (apnea index) as the sole or primary criterion. We present two cases in which UPPP outcome was inadequately(More)
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