New approaches to the study of periodic leg movements during sleep in restless legs syndrome.

@article{Ferri2006NewAT,
  title={New approaches to the study of periodic leg movements during sleep in restless legs syndrome.},
  author={Raffaele Ferri and Marco Zucconi and Mauro Manconi and Giuseppe Plazzi and Oliviero Bruni and Luigi Ferini-Strambi},
  journal={Sleep},
  year={2006},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={759-69}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES To describe a new approach for the analysis of quantity, type, and periodicity of the leg motor activity during sleep in patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS) and periodic leg movements (PLM). METHODS The following parameters were taken into account for LM: duration, amplitude, area under the curve, sleep stage, side, interval, and bilaterality. The analysis of inter-LM intervals was carried out by drawing their distribution graphs. A new index evaluated their… CONTINUE READING

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