Clinical Sleep Disorders

Clinical Sleep Disorders

by Paul R. Carney
     
 

This clinically focused, practical reference is a complete guide to diagnosing and treating sleep disorders. The opening sections explain basic definitions, sleep monitoring, and normal human sleep. A clinical presentations section details how to approach diagnosis based upon patients' complaints, as well as unique features of the child, adolescent, or older adult

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Overview

This clinically focused, practical reference is a complete guide to diagnosing and treating sleep disorders. The opening sections explain basic definitions, sleep monitoring, and normal human sleep. A clinical presentations section details how to approach diagnosis based upon patients' complaints, as well as unique features of the child, adolescent, or older adult with sleep problems. Subsequent sections address specific sleep disorders and sleep disorders in patients with other medical and psychiatric conditions.

Chapters have been critically edited by experts from multiple specialties, follow a standardized template, and include bulleted lists, tables, and clinical pearls. Appendices include information on polysomnography, sleep questionnaires, and starting a sleep disorders facility.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781746373
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
12/06/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
500
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 11.22(h) x 1.15(d)

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Table of Contents

1Introduction to sleep and sleep monitoring - the basics3
2Normal human sleep29
3The neurobiology of sleep38
4Breathing during sleep : ventilation and the upper airway56
5Sleep and normal human physiology73
6Chronobiology and Circadian rhythms85
7Ontogeny of sleep95
8Sleepiness101
9Evaluating sleeplessness113
10Nocturnal events124
11Pediatric and adolescent presentations136
12Sleep problems of the elderly147
13Insomnia : causes and treatments157
14Narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia191
15Restless legs syndrome (RLS) and periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD)209
16Parasomnias224
17Circadian rhythm sleep disorders243
18Obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndromes : definitions, epidemiology, diagnosis, and consequences254
19Obstructive sleep apnea : treatment overview and controversies278
20Positive airway pressure treatment for sleep apnea290
21Obstructive sleep apnea : surgical treatment311
22Obstructive sleep apnea : treatment with oral appliance325
23Central sleep apnea331
24Diencephalic and brainstem sleep disorders347
25Psychiatric disorders and sleep363
26Sleep disorders, dementia, and related degenerative disorders389
27Sleep and epilepsy403
28Sleep and cardiovascular diseases420
29Sleep and pulmonary diseases435
30Sleep and internal medicine456
App. ARecording artifacts and solving technical problems with polysomnography technology471
App. BSleep questionnaires479
App. CStarting a sleep-disorders facility482
App. DPharmacological treatments484
App. EIntroduction to electroencephalograms488

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