Objectives Preventing augmentation is the critical clinical issue for RLS treatment. As for augmentation in Asian RLS patients, there have been only four studies and the follow-up durations of these studies were not long. We investigated Japanese RLS patients with longer duration of treatment in a clinical setting. Methods This study is a retrospective assessment of 42 RLS patients with follow-up durations of longer than 18 months (78.4 ± 29.2, range 19–139) at two urban sleep centers in Osaka, Japan from May 2004 to April 2014. Results The mean age of first visit was 63.5 ± 14.1 years old and the estimated age of RLS onset was 47.9 ± 16.5 years old. Twenty-eight out of 42 patients were female. At initial evaluation, the mean International Restless Legs Scale score (IRLS score) was 22.0 ± 5.9. Thirty-one of 42 had already visited other clinics before coming to our sleep centers, and the number of clinics visited was 1.3 ± 0.6. Augmentation developed in two patients (4.8%), and the dosage of dopamine equivalent in patients with and without augmentation was 12.5 and 18.8 mg vs. 15.8 ± 17.7 mg. In the two RLS patients with augmentation, ferritin was 113.1 and 114.1
Neurological Sciences – Springer Journals
Published: May 29, 2018
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