Restless legs syndrome does not affect 3-year mortality in hemodialysis patients.

@article{Stefanidis2015RestlessLS,
  title={Restless legs syndrome does not affect 3-year mortality in hemodialysis patients.},
  author={Ioannis Stefanidis and Andreas Vainas and Christoforos D Giannaki and Euthimios Dardiotis and Aginor Spanoulis and Maria Sounidaki and Theodoros Eleftheriadis and Vassilios Liakopoulos and Christina Karatzaferi and Giorgos K. Sakkas and Elias Zintzaras and Georgios M. Hadjigeorgiou},
  journal={Sleep medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={16 9},
  pages={1131-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Uremic restless legs syndrome (RLS) has been related to an enhanced mortality of hemodialysis (HD) patients. In the general population studies of this association have yielded inconsistent results. The aim of the present study was to re-evaluate the relationship of RLS and mortality in HD patients. METHODS We recorded the 3-year mortality in 579 HD patients after assessment for RLS symptoms. This population has been previously evaluated for the prevalence of RLS, according to the… CONTINUE READING
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