PWE-127 Restless Leg Syndrome, (RLS) is Associated with Hepatic Encephalopathy (He) in Decompensated Cirrhosis. A Clinical Pilot Study

@article{Basu2013PWE127RL,
  title={PWE-127 Restless Leg Syndrome, (RLS) is Associated with Hepatic Encephalopathy (He) in Decompensated Cirrhosis. A Clinical Pilot Study},
  author={P. Patrick Basu and Niraj James Shah and Sakina Farhat and Ravi Siriki and K. Mittimanj and M. Rahaman and Srilakshmi Atluri},
  journal={Gut},
  year={2013},
  volume={62},
  pages={A182 - A183}
}
Introduction RLS affects 10% of the general population, affecting the quality of life (QOL). Exact aetiology is still unknown. Iron deficiency, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have clear association with RLS. Decompensated cirrhosis with portal hypertension has multi-organ involvement causing minimal and overt encephalopathy with sleep: dysnomia, parasomnia, and stupor which has clear association with Sub acute bacterial Peritonitis (SBP ) which… Expand
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TLDR
The prevalence of RLS is higher among patients with CLD, however, the correlates are unknown, and it remains unaffected by study-method, gender, age, age-area, and geographical-area. Expand