Clinical Sleep Disorders

Clinical Sleep Disorders

by Paul R. Carney, Richard B. Berry, James D. Geyer
     
 

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This clinically focused, practical reference is a complete guide to diagnosing and treating sleep disorders. It is written by and for the wide variety of clinicians who encounter sleep disorders, including neurologists, pediatric neurologists, pulmonologists, pediatric pulmonologists, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, and sleep laboratory technicians. Chapters follow… See more details below

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This clinically focused, practical reference is a complete guide to diagnosing and treating sleep disorders. It is written by and for the wide variety of clinicians who encounter sleep disorders, including neurologists, pediatric neurologists, pulmonologists, pediatric pulmonologists, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, and sleep laboratory technicians. Chapters follow a standardized template and include bulleted lists, tables, and clinical pearls. New chapters in this edition cover dreams, interpretation of the polysomnography report, pediatric surgical management of obstructive sleep apnea, and sleep scoring for both adults and pediatric patients. Also included is an overview chapter on comprehensive sleep medicine. Other highlights include updates on narcolepsy, parasomnias, and insomnia.

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Reviewer: Brett C. Plyler, M.D.(Northwestern Memorial Hospital)
Description: This is a comprehensive examination of a wide range of sleep disorders, their etiology, and their treatment.
Purpose: The authors' purpose is to provide a current and clinically relevant reference for all practitioners involved in sleep medicine. The book meets the authors' worthy objectives.
Audience: It is written for any practitioner from physicians to respiratory therapists involved in treating sleep disorders, according to the authors. The primary target seems to be non-sleep specialist physicians. The author is a credible authority on the subject.
Features: The book begins with the basics of sleep biology and architecture. It then reviews the sleep disorders and their treatments. It covers a range of issues from sleepiness/sleeplessness evaluations to parasomnias and circadian rhythm disorders. A good algorithm for evaluating insomnia and treating it is presented. There are practical suggestions for treatment and evaluation including sleep logs and screening questionnaires. The book also reviews a long list of medical and psychiatric illnesses that impact sleep.
Assessment: This is extremely useful as a reference in the office. It provides practical information on the evaluation and treatment of almost any sleep complaint as well as noting when referral is necessary. The review of sleep biology is comprehensive without being overly technical. The discussion of sleep and medical/psychiatric illnesses is also helpful, but there seems to be too much text devoted to obstructive sleep apnea. The appendix does provide good reference for sleep disorder questionnaires for both adults and children. Overall, a good book to have available if you see patients with sleep problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451153958
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Health
Publication date:
01/19/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
544
File size:
13 MB
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