Delayed emergence of a parkinsonian disorder or dementia in 81% of older men initially diagnosed with idiopathic rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder: a 16-year update on a previously reported series.

@article{Schenck2013DelayedEO,
  title={Delayed emergence of a parkinsonian disorder or dementia in 81% of older men initially diagnosed with idiopathic rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder: a 16-year update on a previously reported series.},
  author={Carlos Hugh Schenck and Bradley F. Boeve and Mark W. Mahowald},
  journal={Sleep medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={14 8},
  pages={744-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To provide a 16-year update from the authors' 1996 report documenting a 38% conversion from idiopathic rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (iRBD) to a parkinsonian disorder at a mean interval of nearly 13 years after the onset of iRBD in a series of 29 males > or =50 years old. METHODS The methods of evaluation, diagnosis and follow-up were previously described in the 1996 report. All patients had video-polysomnography (vPSG) confirmed RBD. RESULTS 80.8% (21/26) of patients… CONTINUE READING
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