Idiopathic REM Sleep Behavior Disorder in the Aged

  • Y. Sugita
  • M. Taniguchi
  • K. Kyotani
  • A. Mikami
  • N. Tachibana
  • K. Terashima
  • S. Uruha
  • H. Honda
  • Y. Teshima

Abstract

As showing in Table 1, rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder (RBD), is characterized by the intermittent loss of electromyogram (EMG) atonia and by the appearance of the elaborate motor activity associated with dream. Therefore, it is considered that diagnosing typical RBD patients according to these minimal criteria is not difficult, but that polysomnographic (PSG) examination is required to differentiate accurately between this and other sleep disorders.

Keywords

Inhibitory Index Phasic Muscle Activity Oneiric Behavior 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Sugita
    • 1
  • M. Taniguchi
    • 1
  • K. Kyotani
    • 1
  • A. Mikami
    • 1
  • N. Tachibana
    • 2
  • K. Terashima
    • 1
  • S. Uruha
    • 1
  • H. Honda
    • 1
  • Y. Teshima
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeuropsychiatryOsaka University Medical School565 OsakaJapan
  2. 2.Department of NeuropsychiatryEhime University School of MedicineEhimeJapan

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