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J Korean Sleep Res Soc. 2009;6(1):15-17.         doi: https://doi.org/10.13078/jksrs.09004
Diagnosis of REM sleep behavior disorder
Ji Eun Kim
Department Neurology, School of Medicine, Catholic University of Daegu, Institute of Brain and Neural Science,
Corresponding Author: Ji Eun Kim ,Tel: +82-53-650-4268, Fax: +82-53-654-9786, Email: jekim2@cu.ac.kr
Received: May 26, 2009   Accepted: June 22, 2009   Published online: June 30, 2009
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REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is characterized by abnormal behaviors emerging during REM sleep that cause injury or sleep disturbance. RBD is also associated with electromyographic abnormalities during REM sleep. The EMG demonstrates an excess of muscle tone or phasic EMG twitching activity during REM sleep. Sleep related injurious, potentially injurious, or disruptive behaviors by history and characteristic polysomnographic findings are essential for diagnosis of RBD. In this article, previous and current diagnostic criteria of RBD will be reviewed.
Keywords: REM sleep behavior disorder | Diagnosis | Polysomnography.
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