Sleep apnea and periodic leg movements in the first year after spinal cord injury.

@article{Proserpio2015SleepAA,
  title={Sleep apnea and periodic leg movements in the first year after spinal cord injury.},
  author={Paola Proserpio and Andrea Lanza and Katrina Sambusida and Lara Fratticci and Pamela Frigerio and Maurizio Sommariva and Enrica Giuliana Stagni and Tiziana Redaelli and Fabrizio De Carli and Lino Nobili},
  journal={Sleep medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={59-66}
}
BACKGROUND Sleep disturbances are frequently reported by patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). Studies have shown an increased incidence of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and periodic leg movements during sleep (PLMS) in people with stable long-term SCI. METHODS This was a prospective observational study in order to evaluate the features and possible predisposing factors of SDB and PLMS in a heterogenic population of consecutive SCI patients admitted at the Spinal Unit of the Niguarda… CONTINUE READING

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