Characterization of motor events in REM sleep behavior disorder

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We used video-polysomnography to characterize motor events (ME) in 14 Parkinson's disease (PD-RBD) and 18 idiopathic (iRBD) REM sleep behavior disorder cases. ME occurred predominantly in the upper limbs and were mostly simple, non-emotional, distal and focal. There were no significant differences in ME features between PD-RBD and iRBD groups. Our data suggests that RBD ME are mostly non violent. Similarity between PD-RBD and iRBD groups suggests that motor dysfunction does not affect ME features.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1183-1186
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of neural transmission (Vienna, Austria : 1996)
Issue number10
Early online date18 Jul 2017
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017


  • Parkinson’s disease
  • REM sleep behavior disorder
  • REM sleep motor events


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