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Benzodiazepines for restless legs syndrome

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, March 2017
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Title
Benzodiazepines for restless legs syndrome
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, March 2017
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd006939.pub2
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Karla Carlos, Gilmar F Prado, Camila Dm Teixeira, Cristiane Conti, Marcio M de Oliveira, Lucila Bf Prado, Luciane Bc Carvalho

Abstract

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a common disease affecting about 5% to 15% of the population. Symptoms of RLS can be severe in a minority of and can have a major impact on sleep, mostly sleep initiation, and quality of life. Benzodiazepines are drugs that can induce and maintain sleep and, hence, intuitively are thought to be beneficial to people with RLS. Altough benzodiazepines, particularly clonazepam, are used to treat RLS symptoms, a systematic review done by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine stated that benzodiazepines should not be used as a first-line treatment, although could be used as a coadjuvant therapy. To evaluate the efficacy and safety of benzodiazepine compared to placebo or other treatment for idiopathic RLS, including unconfounded trials comparing benzodiazepines versus open control. In March 2016 we searched CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase and LILACS We checked the references of each study and contacted study authors to identify any additional studies. We considered studies published in any language. Randomised clinical trials of benzodiazepine treatment in idiopathic RLS. We did not perform data collection and analysis, since we did not include any studies, MAIN RESULTS: We did not identify any studies that met the inclusion criteria of the review. Two cross-over studies are awaiting classification because the cross-over trials did not give data at the end of the first cross-over period. The effectiveness of benzodiazepines for RLS treatment is currently unknown.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 131 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 20 15%
Researcher 18 14%
Student > Bachelor 13 10%
Other 11 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 5%
Other 22 17%
Unknown 40 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 42 32%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 10%
Psychology 8 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 3%
Other 16 12%
Unknown 44 34%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 January 2024.
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#2,784,724
of 25,808,886 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#5,373
of 13,129 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#49,670
of 324,520 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#129
of 273 outputs
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