Long-term follow-up on restless legs syndrome patients treated with opioids.

@article{Walters2001LongtermFO,
  title={Long-term follow-up on restless legs syndrome patients treated with opioids.},
  author={Arthur Scott Walters and Juliane Winkelmann and Claudia Trenkwalder and June M Fry and Vanjula Kataria and Mathias F. Wagner and Ritu Sharma and W. Hening and Li-Hua Li},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  year={2001},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={1105-9}
}
The medical records of 493 patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS) from three major centers were studied to determine the number and outcome of patients who had been treated with opioids as a monotherapy. At one time or another 113 patients (51 men, 62 women; age range, 37-88 years) had been on opioid therapy either alone (36 patients) or with opioids added secondarily to other medications used to treat RLS (77 patients). Twenty-three of the 36 opioid monotherapy patients had failed… CONTINUE READING