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NeuroBytes: Restless Legs Syndrome - Updates in Treatment

NeuroBytes: Restless Legs Syndrome – Updates in Treatment

Course Description

Restless Legs Syndrome is a sleep-related movement disorder that can lead to evening and nighttime disruption, as well as daytime dysfunction. There have been updates to the treatment algorithm for restless legs syndrome, particularly with a change in first-line treatment. In this video, we review the treatment updates, which includes behavioral changes, iron supplementation, and pharmacologic interventions for intermittent, chronic persistent, and refractory restless legs syndrome. As this disorder is often treated by neurologists, sleep medicine specialists, and primary care providers, the aim of this video is to clarify these updates so providers can be informed when identifying and treating their patients with restless legs syndrome.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this program the learner will be able to:
  • Understand the treatment algorithm for restless legs syndrome
  • Recognize the importance of iron supplementation for restless legs syndrome

Date of Release

June 28, 2024

Confidentiality of Data

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Faculty & Disclosures


JENNIFER PURKS, MD
Chief Neurology Resident
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY
*Dr. Purks has nothing to disclose.

Editor

JENNIFER L. MARSELLA, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Medicine
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY
*Dr. Marsella has nothing to disclose.


Reviewer

CALLI LEIGHANN COOK, DNP, FNP-C
Clinical Assistant Professor, Emory Nell Hodgson
Woodruff School of Nursing
Nurse Practitioner, Emory Brain Health Center
Atlanta, GA
*Ms. Cook has nothing to disclose.


Voiceover Artist
MICHAEL GRASSO, MD
Neurology Resident Physician
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH
*Mr. Grasso has nothing to disclose.


NeuroBytes Staff

Xiaoyu Sun, Associate Director, eLearning
Minneapolis, MN
*Ms. Sun has nothing to disclose.


Robert Rook, Manager, eLearning
Minneapolis, MN
*Mr. Rook has nothing to disclose.