Restless Leg Syndrome | Restless Leg Syndrome and Severe Preeclampsia

Restless Leg Syndrome research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

Restless Leg Syndrome is a common but not well recognized central nervous system disorder. It is more prevalent during pregnancy and, if present before pregnancy, can develop an exacerbation of symptoms. In some of the hypothesis trying to explain this syndrome, the physiopathology can also explain hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. So far, no study has been done trying to link both disorders.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: - Gestational age between 24-34 weeks - Severe preeclampsia Exclusion Criteria: - Neurological disorders (central nervous system)

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?

Restless Leg Syndrome

Severe Preeclampsia

Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.

Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

CasesPatients with Severe preeclampsia

ControlPatients with normal pregnancies at term

Study Status


Start Date: August 1, 2017

Completed Date: December 15, 2017


Type: Observational


Primary Outcome: Restless Leg Syndrome

Secondary Outcome:

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator: Osvaldo A Reyes, MD

Lead Sponsor: Saint Thomas Hospital, Panama


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