Review of Sleep Medicine / Edition 2

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Overview

Here's an ideal refresher on the core information in the field of sleep medicine. It is a comprehensive review-and-test workbook for preparation of the Sleep Board exam that emphasizes the highlights of sleep medicine and recaps major points with figures, tables, and lists to guide readers. The second half is a mock examination for practice, which includes many polysomnogram segments and multiple epochs. Also included are 500 exam questions, a quick reference to drug effects relating to sleep medicine, and an appendix on sleep scoring basics.

• Enables the user to practice for the exam with the same type of questions used in the exam itself.
• Provides the busy clinician a succinct summary of all aspects of working up the sleep disordered patient
• Offers very comprehensive and thorough answers and rationals so the user will know the why and how to think logically about the problem.

• Additional coverage brings review book up to date with ASBM test material
• New chapters include:

• Sleep Breathing Disorders
• Cardiovascular Pathophysiology
• Evaluating Epilepsy
• Pearls of Pediatric Sleep
• Cardiopulmonary Disorders
• Neurological Sleep Disorders
• Sleep-Wake Disorders
• Clinical Case Studies II
• Knowing Practice Parameters
• Sleep Journals in Review

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Howard M. Kravitz, DO, MPH (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This multiauthored book is study guide for clinicians planning to take the sleep medicine board exams.
Purpose: According to the editor, the purpose is to help guide students studying for sleep medicine board exams. It is not meant to be a comprehensive textbook of sleep medicine. The goal, a laudable one, is to summarize highlights in the field. The reader is encouraged to seek out the major sleep books as well as gain clinical experience working in a sleep lab. Readers familiar with the clinical material will better appreciate the wealth of information contained in these pages and will be better able to use the book to prepare for the boards.
Audience: The targeted audience is clinicans planning to take the sleep medicine board exams. I've given a copy to my sleep research assistants to provide them with the basics of sleep and anticipate that they will find useful the chapters on polysomnograph recording, instrumentation, artifacts, and sleep staging. The contributing authors are a credible group.
Features: The book consists of two main sections: highlights of sleep medicine and practice exams. The first section summarizes the major aspects of sleep and sleep disorders; succinct text is complemented by many illuminating tables, figures, and lists. The second section accounts for over 60 percent of the book and provides practice questions and answers, explanations, and pertinent references. As alluded to above, the technological sections are particularly valuable. Reference lists at the end of all chapters are current through 2000 (I noticed at least one 2001 citation). The third section, "valuable resources," is really an appendix of lists compiled from the Internet, including professional sleep organizations, fellowship training programs, and CME and patient education materials. There also is an appendix on "sleep scoring basics." A list of abbreviations used in the book is provided at the beginning and a detailed index at the end rounds out the book. Given the emphasis in sleep medicine on sleep apnea, the next edition should devote a chapter to it. More on periodic limb movements and parasomnias also should be included as we expand our knowledge about these disorders (which means potentially more exam questions about them). Perhaps a polysomnogram and MSLT could be included in an accompanying CD-ROM.
Assessment: The editor explains that her intent in writing this book was "to help people preparing for boards in the same way that I would like to have been helped." Her dream seems to have been realized — this is a thorough and complete sleep board review compendium. It is also a good refresher for those already certified. It's been almost two decades since I completed the boards — I wish the book were available back then, too!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750675635
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 5/25/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 8.38 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Section I. Highlights of Sleep Medicine

1. Synopsis of Sleep Medicine

2. Highlights of Sleep Neuroscience

3. Sleep Physiology

4. Sleep Breathing Disorders

5. Cardiovascular Pathophysiology

6. Hypersomnia Differential Pearls

7. Insomnia Differential Pearls

8. Evaluating Epilepsy

9. Polysomnographic Technique: An Overview

10. Medication Effects on Sleep

11. Pearls of Pediatric Sleep

Section II. Practice Exam for the Adventurous

12. Normal Sleep Patterns

13. Mechanisms of Sleep Neurosciences

14. Cardiopulmonary Disorders

15. Neurological Sleep Disorders

16. Sleep-Wake Disorders

17. Seizures

18. Artifacts

19. Pediatric Sleep Medicine

20. Pharmacology Mechanisms

21. Polysomnography Pearls

22. Clinical Cases Studies I

23. Clinical Cases Studies II

24. Knowing Practice Parameters

25. Sleep Journals Review

Section III. Valuable Resources

References

Appendix: Sleep Scoring Basics

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