Validation of a polysomnographic score for REM sleep behavior disorder.

  title={Validation of a polysomnographic score for REM sleep behavior disorder.},
  author={Flavia B. Consens and Ronald D. Chervin and Robert A. Koeppe and Roderick Little and Suyu Liu and Larry R Junck and Karen J Angell and Mary Heumann and Sid Gilman},
  volume={28 8},
STUDY OBJECTIVES Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder (RBD) was described more than 2 decades ago, but only 1 report on 5 patients and 5 normal subjects has tested the effectiveness of a method by which relevant polysomnographic findings can be quantified. We sought to validate this method in a larger sample of patients and control subjects. DESIGN Cross-sectional. SETTING Academic hospital. INTERVENTIONS A clinician interviewed 17 patients at risk for RBD secondary to… CONTINUE READING
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