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restless legs syndrome

n.
A neurological disorder characterized by an uncontrollable urge to move the legs, usually as a result of uncomfortable sensations such as tingling or aching. It is usually worse in the evening and night and during periods of inactivity, and it often interferes with sleep. Also called Willis-Ekbom disease.
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Noun1.restless legs syndrome - feeling of uneasiness and restlessness in the legs after going to bed (sometimes causing insomnia); may be relieved temporarily by walking or moving the legs
syndrome - a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
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According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, RLS or Restless Leg Syndrome is also called Willis-Ekbom Disease which causes uncomfortable sensations in the legs and an irresistible urge to move them which usually occur late afternoon or evening.
Restless leg syndrome has a prevalence of 2% in Indian population [10,11] It is diagnosed with help of different clinical criteria.
Restless Leg Syndrome in ADHD children: levetiracetam as a reasonable therapeutic option.
Restless leg syndrome, also called the Willis-Ekbom disease, is a common neurological sensoriomotor disorder characterized by an unpleasant or uncomfortable urge to move the legs; it occurs during rest, particularly in the evenings, and is transiently relieved by movement.
Considering that in the bivariate analysis there was no evidence of an association between the characteristics, a multivariate analysis to identify possible independent predictors for RLS was not performed, since no statistical significance was found in the bivariate analysis between the characteristics considered and restless leg syndrome. When segregating patients according to the dialysis modality, although there is no statistical significance in terms of numbers, the severity profile of the disease appears to be different.
Parathyroidectomy improves restless leg syndrome in patients on hemodialysis.
Restless leg syndrome can be in idiopathic or symptomatic form.
Methods: The study was conducted at the Department of Neurology, Ankara Numune Training and Education Hospital, Ankara, Turkey, and comprised patients who presented to the outpatient clinic between January and July 2014 who were diagnosed with restless leg syndrome based on the International RestIess Leg Syndrome Study Group criteria.
Relaxis was designed by a doctor who was himself an RLS sufferer, and was granted commercial clearance by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2014 as the first and only prescription, noninvasive, non-medication alternative for improving quality of sleep in patients with primary Restless Leg Syndrome.