Delayed emergence of a parkinsonian disorder or dementia in 81 % of older males initially diagnosed with idiopathic REM sleep behavior disorder ( RBD ) : 16 year update on a previously reported series

@inproceedings{Schenck2013DelayedEO,
  title={Delayed emergence of a parkinsonian disorder or dementia in 81 % of older males initially diagnosed with idiopathic REM sleep behavior disorder ( RBD ) : 16 year update on a previously reported series},
  author={Carlos Hugh Schenck and Bradley F. Boeve and Mark W. Mahowald},
  year={2013}
}
Objective: To provide a 16 year update from the authors’ 1996 report documenting a 38% conversion from idiopathic RBD (iRBD) to a parkinsonian disorder at a mean interval of nearly 13 years after the onset of iRBD in a series of 29 males P50 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 who were initially diagnosed with iRBD… CONTINUE READING