Clinical Sleep Disorders / Edition 2

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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.

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.

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From The Critics
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 referencefor sleep disorder questionnaires for both adults and children. Overall, a good book to have available if you see patients with sleep problems.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781786928
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 12/16/2011
  • Edition description: Second
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to sleep and sleep monitoring - the basics 3
2 Normal human sleep 29
3 The neurobiology of sleep 38
4 Breathing during sleep : ventilation and the upper airway 56
5 Sleep and normal human physiology 73
6 Chronobiology and Circadian rhythms 85
7 Ontogeny of sleep 95
8 Sleepiness 101
9 Evaluating sleeplessness 113
10 Nocturnal events 124
11 Pediatric and adolescent presentations 136
12 Sleep problems of the elderly 147
13 Insomnia : causes and treatments 157
14 Narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia 191
15 Restless legs syndrome (RLS) and periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD) 209
16 Parasomnias 224
17 Circadian rhythm sleep disorders 243
18 Obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndromes : definitions, epidemiology, diagnosis, and consequences 254
19 Obstructive sleep apnea : treatment overview and controversies 278
20 Positive airway pressure treatment for sleep apnea 290
21 Obstructive sleep apnea : surgical treatment 311
22 Obstructive sleep apnea : treatment with oral appliance 325
23 Central sleep apnea 331
24 Diencephalic and brainstem sleep disorders 347
25 Psychiatric disorders and sleep 363
26 Sleep disorders, dementia, and related degenerative disorders 389
27 Sleep and epilepsy 403
28 Sleep and cardiovascular diseases 420
29 Sleep and pulmonary diseases 435
30 Sleep and internal medicine 456
App. A Recording artifacts and solving technical problems with polysomnography technology 471
App. B Sleep questionnaires 479
App. C Starting a sleep-disorders facility 482
App. D Pharmacological treatments 484
App. E Introduction to electroencephalograms 488
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