Home|Journals Follow on Twitter| Subscribe to List

Directory for Medical Articles
 

Open Access

Original Article

J Liaquat Uni Med Health Sci. 2014; 13(1): 18-21


Prevalence of Restless Legs Syndrome in Haemodialysis Patients

Rashid Ahmed Shaikh, Shamsuddin Solangi, Suresh Kumar Rathi, Qurban Hussain Shaikh.

Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To observe the frequency and various risk factors associated with restless legs
syndrome (RLS) in haemodialysis (HD) patients and to evaluate various factors associated with
RLS.
DESIGN OF THE STUDY: Cross-sectional study.
PLACE & DURATION: Department of Nephrology, dialysis unit, Isra University Hospital and Hirani Dialysis Centre, Hyderabad. Duration from 15-5-2011 to 27-7-2012.
METHODS: The criteria of the international restless study group used to diagnose RLS, while
John Hopkins restless legs 4 points severity scale was used to assess severity of RLS. All patients were reinterviewed and clinically examined by qualified neurologist. In this study 100 patients were included from two dialysis centre. The following data were collected: age, sex, duration of dialysis, cause of end stage renal failure, BUN, creatinin, serum sodium, serum potassium, serum calcium, serum phosphates, Hemoglobin, ferritin, albumin, and PTH level.
RESULTS: The clinical and biochemical data of 100 patients from 137 were available. RLS was
present in 32 patients (32%). Mild 16 (50%), moderate 12 (37.5%) and severe R.L.S was present
in 4 (12.5%) patients respectively. We found association with increasing duration of dialysis and
high calcium.
CONCLUSION: The frequency of R.L.S in our dialysis patients is 32%. Results showed RLS is
associated with increasing duration of dialysis and high calcium. More studies are required to
see association of RLS with other factors like female gender, diabetes, and low iron.

Key words: Restless legs syndrome, haemodialysis, prevalence, calcium.



Share this Article


Advertisement
Journal of Molecular Pathophysiology

SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLE NOW


ScopeMed.com
ScopeMed Home
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
BiblioCAM
Author Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About ScopeMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Scopemed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright ScopeMed Information Services.
Scopemed Buttons