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Written by Richard Berry, MD, author of the popular Sleep Medicine Pearls, Fundamentals of Sleep Medicine is a concise, clinically focused alternative to larger sleep medicine references. A recipient of the 2010 AASM Excellence in Education award, Dr. Berry is exceptionally well qualified to distill today's most essential sleep medicine know-how in a way that is fast and easy to access and apply in your practice.

  • Get clear guidance on applying the AASM scoring criteria.
  • Reinforce your knowledge with more than 350 review questions.
  • Get the answers you need quickly thanks to Dr. Berry's direct and clear writing style.
  • Access the complete contents online at Expert Consult, including videos demonstrating parasomnias, leg kicks, and more.

Provides the essentials needed to deliver accurate treatment.

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Reviewer: M. Isabel L. Crisostomo, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This concise, focused, practical reference provides essential information in sleep medicine.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a multimedia resource on the evaluation and management of sleep disorders. The book uses a clinical and focused format with an emphasis on practical information and includes interpretation of sleep studies using the updated American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) criteria.
Audience: The primary audience is clinicians interested in the field of sleep medicine. The book is written so that a person without knowledge of sleep medicine would be able to read it in its entirety. With its clinical focus, the book will be useful to trainees in the field of sleep medicine such as medical students, residents, or sleep fellows. It also will serve as a valuable clinical resource for physicians in specialties associated with sleep medicine such as pulmonary medicine, neurology, psychiatry, pediatrics and ENT, obstetrics and women's health, endocrinology, and cardiology. It also can be useful also for reviewing for certification for sleep medicine.
Features: The first chapters that cover sleep physiology are interspersed with the various parameters monitored in a sleep study. Later chapters discuss various sleep disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, sleep and obstructive lung disease, restless legs syndrome, periodic limb movement disorder, hypersomnia, insomnia, circadian rhythm sleep disorder, nocturnal epilepsy, parasomnias, sleep and psychiatry, sleep and other medical disorders, and neurological disorders and sleep. Each chapter begins with a highlighted box listing the chapter key points and includes numerous boxes listing diagnostic criteria of disorders, tables to organize the information, and a reference list. Some chapters include clinical review questions, and several chapters have helpful appendixes, such as practice parameters for APAP, CPAP, and BiPAP and medical insurance coverage for CPAP and/or respiratory assist devices after the chapter on positive airway pressure. It would have been helpful if these appendixes were listed in a table of contents. The book ends with a helpful glossary and index. The book also comes with access to an online site with additional illustrations, video clips, case studies, and excerpts of polysomnograms.
Assessment: This is a noteworthy contribution to the field of sleep medicine. It is a handy, concise, and practical guide to sleep disorders for clinicians interested in sleep medicine.
From the Publisher

"Written by Richard Berry, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Medical Director, University of Florida and Shands Sleep Disorder Center, Gainesville, Fundamentals of Sleep Medicine is a multimedia resource that provides a concise, clinically focused alternative to larger sleep medicine references. Clinicians get everything they need to know about the evaluation and management of sleep disorders, including the interpretation of sleep scans and the use of the newly overhauled AASM scoring criteria. Coverage of physiology is limited to what is necessary for clinical decision making. The book's logical, user-friendly format and online features which include the full text and illustrations, numerous video clips, and selected case studies.

The goal of Fundamentals of Sleep Medicine is to provide readers with a core of fundamental knowledge about sleep medicine and polysomnography. Berry covers the topic so that a person without training in sleep medicine can start reading chapter one and progress until the end of the book." -

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781437703269
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 9/5/2011
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 1,034,991
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Sleep Stages and Basic Sleep Monitoring
2 Technology of Sleep Monitoring
3 Scoring Sleep Stages and Arousals in Adults
4 Biocalibration, Artifacts, and Common Variants of Sleep
5 Scoring Sleep stages and Arousals in Children
6 Sleep Architecture Parameters and Normative Data
7 Monitoring Respiration - Technology and Techniques
8 Monitoring Respiration - Event Definitions and Examples
9 Cardiac Monitoring and Scoring Rules
10 Monitoring of Sleep Related Movements
11 Portable monitoring, Actigraphy, Sleep Diary, pH Monitoring
12 MSLT and MWT
13 Case Studies in use of the MSLT
14 Evaluation of the Sleepy Patient
15 Sleep and Respiratory physiology
16 Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults
17 PAP treatment of OSA
18 Non-PAP treatment of OSA
19 Central Sleep Apnea
20 Complex Sleep Apnea and Hypoventilation Syndromes
21 Sleep and Chronic Lung Disease
22 Neurobiology of Sleep
23 Hypersomnias of Central Origin
24 Sleep Related Movement Disorders
25 Evaluation of the Patient with Insomnia
26 Insomnias
27 Behavioral Sleep Disorders of Children
28 Circadian Rhythm Physiology
29 Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
30 Clinical EEG and video EEG
31 Parasomnias
32 Care Studies in Parasomnias
33 Sleep Related Epilepsy
34 Sleep and Psychiatric and Behavioral Disorders
35 Sleep and GI physiology and associated Disorders
36 Sleep and Endocrine physiology
37 Sleep and Medical Conditions
38 Sleep and Neurological Conditions
39 Glossary
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