Restless Legs Syndrome
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Recognized international leaders in the field of restless legs syndrome bring you their expertise in this clinically-focused, practical resource. Understand the various causes of this common movement and sleep disturbance and identify the best treatment options in each case. The text provides comprehensive overviews of both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic approaches, covering benefits, limitations, and side-effect profiles. No matter what your specialty, if you treat any patients with restless legs syndrome, this book has everything you need to offer them the best care possible.Table of Contents
- Features international experts who discuss the most recent findings on symptomatic relief for your patients in a comprehensive section on current drug choices.
- Covers co-morbidities and special populations so you can properly treat everyone from children to pregnant women to patients with other neurological disorders.
- Emphasizes clinical material so you can apply the material to those secondary causes of restless legs syndrome such as anemia and rheumatoid arthritis.
- Surveys the emerging understandings of the biology of the disorder to present you with a comprehensive understanding of restless legs syndrome.
"Restless Legs Syndrome is clinicians’ comprehensive, clinical guide to restless legs syndrome. Recognized international leaders in the field bring clinicians their expertise in this clinically-focused, resource. Readers will be able to understand the various causes of this common movement and sleep disturbance and identify the best treatment options in each case. Restless Legs Syndrome provides comprehensive overviews of both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic approaches, covering benefits, limitations, and side-effect profiles.
No matter what their specialty, if clinicians treat any patients with restless legs syndrome, the practical and groundbreaking Restless Legs Syndrome has the current, state-of-the art information they need to offer them the best care possible." - SirReadaLot.org
By Wayne A. Hening, MD, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ; Richard Allen, PhD, Research Associate, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Center for RLS, Baltimore, MD, USA; Sudhansu Chokroverty, MD, FRCP, FACP, Professor of Neurology, New York Medical College, Valhalla; Clinical Professor of Neurology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ; Associate Chairman of Neurology, Chairman of Neurophysiology, and Director, Center of Sleep Medicine, Saint Vincents Hospital and Medical Center, NY; and Christopher Earley, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, USA