"Docteur, j'ai mal et des fourmis dans les jambes le soir..." [Doctor, I have pain and pins and needles in my legs at night].

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serval:BIB_A65D94B0C1C8
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
"Docteur, j'ai mal et des fourmis dans les jambes le soir..." [Doctor, I have pain and pins and needles in my legs at night].
Journal
Revue Médicale Suisse
Author(s)
Guinand S., Pedrazzini B., Heinzer R., Cornuz J., Favrat B.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
ISSN-L
1660-9379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2013
Volume
9
Number
408
Pages
2212-2217
Language
french
Notes
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a frequent chronic condition. It causes discomfort in the lower limbs with an urge to move the legs and sometimes paresthesias. It's frequently associated with sleep and mood disorders causing a significant impact on quality of life. There are four clinical criteria to diagnose it. Treatment includes management of reversible factors and if needed symptomatic treatment. Depending on symptoms severity, non-drug measures can be tried. First-line medication treatment should be dopaminergic agonists. Second-line treatments include, anticonvulsivants (gabapentine), benzodiazepine (clonazepam) or opioids based on predominant symptoms. Difficult cases should be referred to a specialist.
Keywords
Humans, Mood Disorders/etiology, Paresthesia/etiology, Quality of Life, Referral and Consultation, Restless Legs Syndrome/diagnosis, Restless Legs Syndrome/physiopathology, Severity of Illness Index, Sleep Disorders/etiology
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