05:30pm Saturday 21 October 2017

Children Sought for Study About Leg Pains

Children ages 13 to 17 years old are invited to participate in a study to treat restless legs syndrome conducted by Shalini Paruthi, M.D., and her research team.

Most common symptoms of restless legs syndrome are:

  • Pain or discomfort in the legs
  • Symptoms begin or worsen in the evenings or at night
  • Worse with rest
  • Better with movement, rubbing legs, stretching

Restless legs syndrome is often misdiagnosed as “growing pains.”

This study takes place at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. Children who participate will receive study-related care and medication at no cost to the family. If eligible, compensation for time and travel will be provided.

Anyone interested in volunteering should call 314-268-2741 and ask for Diane Roth or Bonnie Kallaos.

For more information about the study, contact Shalini Paruthi, M.D., principal investigator, at 314-977-3273 or sparuthi@slu.edu.

IRB approval No. 21686

Shalini Paruthi
314-686-1578

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