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RLS for RLS: Resources, Learnings, and Strategies for Improving Outcomes in Restless Legs Syndrome

07-10-2013

When appropriately treated, patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS) can experience good benefits of therapy, leading to improved quality of life. However, evidence suggests that RLS remains underdiagnosed and undertreated in routine clinical practice. Undertreatment of RLS has negative effects on sleep and daytime activities; these can affect personal, family, and occupational life. Ongoing education is warranted to improve evidence-based and appropriate treatment of RLS. New practice guidelines are available; nonetheless, ongoing clinical challenges exist regarding the selection and optimization of treatment. In addition, patients require counseling when starting dopamine agonists, and clinicians may not be prepared to provide this support.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 38.06MB - Duration: 55:26 m (96 kbps 8000 Hz)