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Sleep disorders frequency in post-polio syndrome patients caused by periodic limb movements.
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PMID:  20339649     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Post-polio syndrome (PPS) in individuals with polio longer than 15 years is characterized by weakness and/or muscle fatigue, deficit of deglutition and breath and periodic limb movements (PLM) during sleep. We undertook a review of 99 patients with PPS, and assessed the frequency of PLM through polysomnographic recordings at our sleep disorders unit. The total number of PLM, total time of sleep (TTS), efficiency of sleep (EfS), awaking index (AI) and apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) were analyzed. Sixteen patients presented PLM in excess of 5 for the entire night. When comparing these with the group without PLM, a correlation was found (p=0.001). Significant difference was found for the correlation of the parameters: IAH, ID, TTS and EfS when compared the two groups. There is a close relationship between PPS and PLM.
Maria Auxiliadora de Paiva Araujo; Tatiana Mesquita e Silva; Gustavo Antonio Moreira; Márcia Pradella-Hallinan; Sergio Tufik; Acary Souza Bulle Oliveira
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arquivos de neuro-psiquiatria     Volume:  68     ISSN:  1678-4227     ISO Abbreviation:  Arq Neuropsiquiatr     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-26     Completed Date:  2010-10-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0125444     Medline TA:  Arq Neuropsiquiatr     Country:  Brazil    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  35-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP/EPM), Instituto do Sono, São Paulo SP, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Case-Control Studies
Middle Aged
Nocturnal Myoclonus Syndrome / diagnosis,  etiology*
Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome / complications*
Retrospective Studies

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