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

  title={Restless legs syndrome does not affect 3-year mortality in hemodialysis patients.},
  author={I. Stefanidis and A. Vainas and C. Giannaki and E. Dardiotis and A. Spanoulis and M. Sounidaki and T. Eleftheriadis and V. Liakopoulos and C. Karatzaferi and G. Sakkas and E. Zintzaras and G. Hadjigeorgiou},
  journal={Sleep medicine},
  volume={16 9},
  • I. Stefanidis, A. Vainas, +9 authors G. Hadjigeorgiou
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • Sleep medicine
  • 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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