Restless legs syndrome in patients with hemodialysis

Atli H., Colbay M., Demir S., Yuksel S., Uslan I., Acarturk G., ...More

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF BAKIRKOY, vol.4, no.1, pp.8-13, 2008 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.8-13
  • Keywords: Restless legs syndrome, oxidative stress, heart rate variability, otonomic dysfunction, vascular disease, CHRONIC-RENAL-FAILURE, AUTONOMIC NEUROPATHY, UREMIC PATIENTS, BLOOD-PRESSURE, SLEEP, HYPERTENSION, PREVALENCE, SYMPTOMS, STRESS, ANEMIA
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: No


Objective: The restless legs syndrome (RLS) is characterized by unpleasant sensations and pain in the legs, irresistible urge to move the legs, especially when resting and often accompanied by sleep disorders. RLS prevalence is up to 80% in hemodialysis patients. It is such an important clinical condition that is associated with increased mortality. Moreover etiopathogenesis is not clear. We aimed to evaluate vascular disorders, heart rate variability, oxidative stress parameter in hemodialysis patients with RLS.