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Uremic restless legs syndrome (RLS) and sleep quality in patients with end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis: potential role of homocysteine and parathyroid hormone.

Authors
  • Gade, Katrin
  • Blaschke, Sabine
  • Rodenbeck, Andrea
  • Becker, Andreas
  • Anderson-Schmidt, Heike
  • Cohrs, Stefan
Type
Published Article
Journal
Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
Publisher
S. Karger AG
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2013
Volume
37
Issue
4-5
Pages
458–463
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1159/000355727
PMID: 24247595
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Our results suggest a possible aetiological role of homocysteine in uremic RLS. They confirm that uremic RLS is an important factor causing sleep impairment in patients on hemodialysis. Higher parathyroid hormone levels might also be associated with bad sleep quality in these patients.

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