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Restless Legs Syndrome

Suzanne Bertisch
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CME Objective: To review current evidence for diagnosis, treatment, and practice improvement for restless legs syndrome.

Funding Source: American College of Physicians.

Disclosures: Dr. Bertisch, ACP Contributing Author, reports grants from UCB Pharmaceuticals and Merck outside the submitted work. Disclosures can also be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M15-1891.

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Acknowledgment: The author thanks Julia S. Whelan, MS, AHIP, Harvard Medical School, who provided valuable assistance with conduct of the complex systematic review; and John W. Winkelman, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Catherine Buettner, MD, MPH, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, who provided invaluable comments and suggestions on a draft of the manuscript.


Ann Intern Med. 2015;163(9):ITC1. doi:10.7326/AITC201511030
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