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Quality Control for Diagnosis of REM Sleep Behavior Disorder: Criteria, Questionnaires, Video, and Polysomnography

  • Birgit Frauscher
  • Birgit HöglEmail author
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Abstract

The diagnosis of REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is based on clinical criteria, which include history and information from video/polysomnography. While probable RBD can be diagnosed from questionnaires, for a definite diagnosis polysomnography demonstrating REM sleep without atonia is necessary. Several studies have provided cut-off values for excessive muscle activity during REM sleep to make an objective and accurate diagnosis of RBD. Recent advances include development of computerized softwares for the automatic quantification of electromyographic (EMG) activity during REM sleep. An exact and accurate quality control in the diagnosis of RBD is necessary to avoid wrong classification.

Keywords

Accurate Quality Control Excessive Muscle Activity Polysomnographic Diagnosis Flexor Digitorum Superficialis Muscle Quantifiable Manner 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurologyMedical University of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria

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