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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of neural transmission (Vienna, Austria : 1996)|
|Early online date||18 Jul 2017|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2017|
- Parkinson’s disease
- REM sleep behavior disorder
- REM sleep motor events