Restless legs syndrome and day procedures

Ivan Cher
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (2): . || doi: 10.5694/mja13.10081
Published online: 22 July 2013

To the Editor: This letter encourages timely preoperative recognition of restless legs syndrome (RLS), for patient wellbeing, as well as for practical management of incidental procedures. RLS is a neurological disorder found in many older patients of either sex and in those with a variety of conditions including iron deficiency, pregnancy, uraemia, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. It may also affect patients with other neurological disorders such as peripheral neuropathy.1

  • Ivan Cher

  • Melbourne, VIC.


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