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Office Locations: Henry Ford Hospital 2799 West Grand Boulevard Detroit, MI, 48202
Board Certifications: American Board of Sleep Medicine. Post Graduate Training: Ph.D. - Bowling Green State University (OH) - Psychology
|Study is the first to determine the prevalence of periodic limb movements during sleep in a population-based sample using standardized criteria|
Westchester, Ill. – A study in the Sept. 1 issue of the journal Sleep is the first to objectively determine the prevalence of periodic limb movements during sleep (PLMS) in a population-based sample, finding a lower prevalence of PLMS in African-Americans and a higher rate of insomnia complaints in people with PLMS.
Results show that the overall prevalence of PLMS is 7.6 percent, with a lower prevalence of 4.3 percent in African-Americans and a higher prevalence of 9.3 percent in Caucasians. Complaints of insomnia are reported by 45 percent of people with PLMS, compared with only 25 percent of people without PLMS.
"The study is consistent with the idea that genetic factors may play a role in the development of PLMS," said principal investigator Christopher L. Drake, PhD, senior bioscientific staff at the Sleep Disorders and Research Center at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Mich.
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