Agenda EURLSSG-Meeting

Friday 14th Dec. 2012 8:30 - 18:15 h


Magdolna Hornyak, Munich, Germany
Olli Polo, Tampere, Finland

Night-to-night variability of PLMS in RLS and PLMD: periodicity index versus PLM index [ABSTRACT]
Raffaele Ferri, Troina, Italy

Experimentally induced arousals do not influence PLMS actvity in normal subjects [ABSTRACT]
Raffaele Ferri, Troina, Italy

PLMS and epilepsy [no abstract, unpublished data]
Samson Khachatryan, Yerevan, Armenia

Distribution and periodicity of leg movements during sleep in children with RLS [ABSTRACT]
Al de Weerd, Zwolle, The Netherlands

PLMD presenting as a parasomnia mimicking REM sleep behaviour disorder
[no abstract, unpublished data]
Alex Iranzo, Barcelona, Spain



Luigi Ferini-Strambi, Milan, Italy
Heike Benes, Schwerin, Germany

RLS and psychiatric co-morbidity: our centre´s experience on prevalence, symptoms and interaction with psychotropic drugs [no abstract, unpublished data]
Rosalai Silvestri, Gazzi, Messina, Italy

RLS in end-stage renal disease
Yuichi Inoue, Tokyo, Japan

The incidence of RLS in Parkinson´s disease
[no abstract, unpublished data]
Lynne Rjisman, The Hague, The Netherlands

Effect of RLS on quality of life in patients with Parkinson´s disease [no abstract, unpublished data]
Ari Ylikoski , Espoo, Finland

Restless legs, PLMS and RBD in Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) type Parkinson and cerebellar type [no abstract, unpublished data]
Lucia Muntean, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

A case series of patients with Parkinson´s disease and RLS [no abstract, unpublished data]
David Gabelia, Innsbruck, Austria

Genetics of RLS [no abstract]
Juliane Winkelmann, Munich, Germany

- General Discussion -



Claudia Trenkwalder, Kassel, Germany
Georgios Hadjigeorgiou, Larissa, Greece

Meta-analysis of dopaminergic and non-dopaminergic treatments in RLS: What works best? [no abstract, unpublished data]
Magdolna Hornyak, Munich, Germany

Augmentation with pregabalin vs. pramipexole
[no abstract, unpublished data]
Richard Allen, Baltimore, MD, USA

Intravenous iron sucrose in restless legs syndrome in pregnant women with low serum ferritin - a case report
David Vadasz, Marburg, Germany

Therapeutic effects of transcutaneous spinal direct current stimulation (tsDCS) in RLS patients - a pilot study [ABSTRACT]
Anne-Catherine Heide, Göttingen, Germany

Effects of a six-month aerobic exercise training in hemodialysis patients with Restless Legs Syndrome: a randomized controlled trial [ABSTRACT]
Christoforos Giannaki, Nicosia, Cyprus

New IRLSSG Guidelines for long-term care of RLS-WED [no abstract, unpublished data]
Diego Garcia-Borreguero, Madrid, Spain

m-SIT results in RLS-WED patients with a recent onset: effects of treatment and progression of disease on the presence of daytime symptoms [no abstract, unpublished data]
Diego Garcia-Borreguero, Madrid, Spain



Animal Models

Juliane Winkelmann, Munich, Germany
Richard Allen, Baltimore, MD, USA

New insights of animal models for RLS [no abstract, unpublished data]
Kazuhiro Muramatsu, Marburg, Germany

Allele-specific expression of intronic meis1 variant reporter construct specifies neuroanatomical correlate of RLS [no abstract, unpublished data]
Derek Spieler and Franziska Knauf, Munich, Germany

Iron indicators circadian variation in blood and in CSF in non-human primates
[no abstract, unpublished data]
Imas Ghorayeb, Bordeaux, France


Other clinical Aspects

Marco Zucconie, Milan, Italy
Karel Sonka, Prague, Czech Republic

Study of the circulation in the lower extremities with invasive and non-invasive methods in RLS-patients and in healthy controls [ABSTRACT]
Jan Ulfberg, Avesta, Sweden

RLS among 3-6 year-olds living in Georgia - questionnaire study [ABSTRACT]
Sofia Kasradze and Lia Maisuradze, Tbilisi, Georgia

Natural history of RLS: retrospective data on a clinical sample [ABSTRACT]
Marco Zucconi, Milan, Italy

Clinical severity and sleep disturbance in augmented RLS [no abstract, unpublished data]
Thomas Mitterling, Innsbruck, Austria




Agenda Saturday Workshop "Secondary RLS"

Saturday 15th Dec. 2012 8:00 - 14:00 h

Chairpersons: Ralf Kohnen, Germany and Mauro Manconi, Italy


Spotlights on Current Research on Secondary RLS in the EURLSSG

Is preeclampsia associated with restless legs syndrome? [ABSTRACT]
Ulf Kallweit and Hildegard Hidalgo, Zurich, Switzerland

High prevalence of RLS among women with generalised pain – a population-based study in Dalarna, Sweden [ABSTRACT]
Romana Stehlik, Dalarna, Sweden

Prevalence of RLS in pregnant women in Czech population
David Kemlink, Prague, Czech Republic

RLS prevalence and quality of life in patients with inherited blood disorders [ABSTRACT]
Giorgos Sakkas, Larissa, Greece

Association between RLS and migraine: a population-based study [no abstract, unpublished data]
Stefano Zanigni, Bozen, Italy

Secondary RLS and Comorbid RLS

Secondary RLS versus Comorbid RLS
Stephany Fulda, Lugano, Switzerland

Evaluation of Epidemiological Data on Secondary RLS
Klaus Berger, Münster, Germany

Pathophysiology and Genetics

Pathophysiological Models of (secondary) RLS
Walter Paulus, Goettingen, Germany

Contribution of Genetics to Secondary RLS
Juliane Winkelmann, Munich, Germany

Variants of Secondary RLS

RLS and Iron Insufficiency
Claudia Trenkwalder, Kassel, Germany

RLS in Renal insufficiency
Georgios Hadjigeorgiou, Larissa, Greece

RLS in Pregnancy
Mauro Manconi, Lugano, Switzerland

RLS in Sleep Disorders (Narcolepsy, REM Behavior Disorder, Obstructive Sleep Apnea)
Luigi Ferini-Strambi, Milano, Italy

RLS and Peripheral Neuropathy
F. Gemignani, Parma, Italy

RLS and Multiple Sclerosis
Markku Partinen, Espoo, Finland

RLS and Parkinson’s Disease
Imad Ghorayeb, Bordeaux, France

RLS and Venous Insufficiency
Olli Polo, Turkku, Finland

RLS and Anesthesia
Svenja Happe, Bremen, Germany

RLS and Hypoxia
Richard Allen, Baltimore, USA

Other secondary RLS
Karel Sonka, Prague, Czech Republic

Drug-induced RLS
Karin Stiasny-Kolster, Marburg, Germany


Diagnostic Examinations to Discriminate between Idiopathic and Secondary RLS

Heike Benes, Schwerin, Germany

Treatment of Secondary RLS – an Overview

Ralf Kohnen, Nuremberg, Germany

Secondary RLS – a Dispensable Diagnosis?

Moderator:              Diego Garcia-Borreguero, Madrid, Spain
Dispensable?          Klaus Berger, Münster, Germany
Helpful?                   Richard Allen, Baltimore, USA
Clinically relevant?  Marco Zucconi, Milano, Italy
General discussion


Should there be a statement of the EURLSSG on the role of secondary RLS?