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Schormair, Barbara; Plag, Jens; Kaffe, Maria; Gross, Nadine; Czamara, Darina; Samtleben, Walter; Lichtner, Peter; Ströhle, Andreas; Stefanidis, Ioannis; Vainas, Andreas; Dardiotis, Efthimios; Sakkas, George K.; Gieger, Christian; Müller-Myhsok, Bertram; Meitinger, Thomas; Heemann, Uwe; Hadjigeorgiou, Georgios M.; Oexle, Konrad; Winkelmann, Juliane (July 2011): MEIS1 and BTBD9: genetic association with restless leg syndrome in end stage renal disease. In: Journal of medical genetics, Vol. 48, No. 7: pp. 462-466




Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a sleep related movement disorder that occurs both in an idiopathic form and in symptomatic varieties. RLS is a frequent and distressing comorbidity in end stage renal disease (ESRD). For idiopathic RLS (iRLS), genetic risk factors have been identified, but their role in RLS in ESRD has not been investigated yet. Therefore, a case-control association study of these variants in ESRD patients was performed.