Sleep Medicine Essentials / Edition 1

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Based on the highly acclaimed Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook, this is a concise, convenient, practical, and affordable handbook on sleep medicine. It consists of forty topic-focused chapters written by a panel of international experts covering a range of topics including insomnia, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, parasomnias, circadian sleep disorders, sleep in the elderly, sleep in children, sleep among women, and sleep in the medical, psychiatric, and neurological disorders. It serves as an effective Sleep Medicine board examination review, and every chapter includes sample boards -style questions for test preparation and practice.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'Although targeted primarily at sleep clinicians as a portable reference, the book's comprehensive scope also makes it useful to students of sleep medicine and other healthcare professionals interested in the field.? ( Doody's Reviews , November 2009)
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: M. Isabel L. Crisostomo, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This is a practical handbook on adult and pediatric sleep medicine.
Purpose: Intended as a resource for busy clinicians, it is a complementary handbook to the more comprehensive textbook by the same editor, Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook (Wiley-Blackwell, 2006), but it can also stand alone as a portable reference or as a review for the sleep medicine board examinations.
Audience: Although targeted primarily at sleep clinicians as a portable reference, the book's comprehensive scope also makes it useful to students of sleep medicine and other healthcare professionals interested in the field. It can certainly be used as a material for review for the sleep medicine board examinations. The editor is a leading authority in the field.
Features: The 52 chapters cover essential topics in the field of sleep medicine including the physiology of sleep; insomnia, its causes, evaluation and treatment; disorders of excessive sleepiness including narcolepsy, idiopathic hypersomnia, and posttraumatic and recurrent hypersomnia. There are ample chapters on sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, and obesity hypoventilation as well as the consequences of obstructive sleep apnea and its treatment. Later on, circadian sleep disorders, jet lag, and shift work are discussed. Chapters are also devoted to REM sleep behavior disorder, disorders of arousal, and sleep in other medical and psychiatric disorders, as well as a discussion of pediatric sleep medicine, sleep in women, and sleep in the elderly. These chapters are notable for being organized in a logical manner and being quite readable, making this an ideal review book and a handy resource.
Assessment: This is a worthy contribution to the field of sleep medicine. In its concise, portable and very readable design, the book fulfills well its role of serving as a handy resource as well as a book that will be quite useful for preparing for the sleep medicine board examinations.
From The Critics
Aimed at an array of medical professionals, these 71 articles by some 90 medical professionals fall into an array of topics: normal sleep, ontogeny of sleep, disorders, daytime sleepiness, parasomnias, circadian rhythm disorders, children's sleep disorders, insomnia, sleep in patients with pulmonary disorders, breathing problems during sleep, sleep in patients with other disorders, medications and their effects on sleep and wakefulness, and monitoring sleep and wakefulness. Even the sleeping behavior of mammals is addressed: cetaceans (dolphins, porpoises, and whales), for example, engage in unihemispheric short wave sleep (where one hemisphere shows high- amplitude, low-frequency activity, while the other shows either a waking EEG pattern or a state intermediate between wakefulness and short wave sleep). Insomnia, is discussed in terms of predisposing, precipitating, and perpetuating factors, the latter which include the "poor sleep hygiene" of increased caffeine, naps, retiring early, and arising late that are meant to compensate for insomnia but only aggravate it. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470195666
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/9/2009
  • Edition description: New
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 1,266,915
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Teofilo L. Lee-Chiong, M.D. is Head, Section of Sleep Medicine and Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver. He has served as Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at University of Arkansas College of Medicine, where he was also awarded the Red Sash Award for Excellence in Medical Education (2000). He performed his residency and fellowship in internal medicine and pulmonary & critical care at Yale University School of Medicine, followed by a post-fellowship in sleep medicine at Dartmouth College School of Medicine.

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Table of Contents



1. Normal Human Sleep (Anil Natesan Rama, S. Charles Cho, and Clete A. Kushida).

2. Neurobiology of Sleep (Gerald A. Marks).

3. Physiologic Processes During Sleep (Leon Rosenthal).

4. Neuropharmacology of Sleep and Wakefulness (Edgar Garcia-Rill, Tiffany Wallace-Huitt, Mark Mennemeier, Amanda Charlesworth, David Heister, Meijun Ye, and Charlotte Yates).

5. Insomnia: Prevalence and Daytime Consequences (W. David Brown).

6. Causes of Insomnia (Edward J. Stepanski).

7. Evaluation of Insomnia (Douglas E. Moul and Daniel J. Buysse).

8. Pharmacologic Therapy of Insomnia (Teofilo Lee-Chiong and Michael Sateia).

9. Nonpharmacologic Therapy of Insomnia (Melanie K. Means and Jack D. Edinger).

10. Narcolepsy (Rafael Pelayo and Maria Cecilia Lopes).

11. Idiopathic Hypersomnia (Stephen N. Brooks).

12. Posttraumatic and Recurrent Hypersomnia (Carolyn M. D'Ambrosio and Joshua Baron).

13. Evaluation of Excessive Sleepiness (Merrill S. Wise).

14. Therapy for Excessive Sleepiness (Max Hirshkowitz).

15. Adult Sleep-Disordered Breathing (Reena Mehra and Kingman P. Strohl).

16. Central Sleep Apnea (Shahrokh Javaheri).

17. Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (John G. Park).

18. Cardiovascular Complications of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (Peter Y. Hahn, Lyle J. Olson, and Virend K. Somers).

19. Neurocognitive and Functional Impairment in Obstructive Sleep Apnea (W. David Brown).

20. Positive Airway Pressure Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (Max Hirshkowitz, Teofilo Lee-Chiong, and Daniel Smith).

21. Oral Devices for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (Dennis R. Bailey).

22. Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders (Yaron Dagan, Katy Borodkin, and Liat Ayalon).

23. Jet Lag (Timothy H. Monk).

24. Shift Work Sleep Disorder (Gary S. Richardson).

25. Therapy of Circadian Sleep Disorders (Robert L. Sack and Kyle Johnson).

26. Disorders of Arousal and Sleep-Related Movement Disorders (Keith Cavanaugh and Norman R. Friedman).

27. REM Sleep Behavior Disorder and REM Sleep-Related Parasomnias (Maja Tippmann-Peikert, Timothy I. Morgenthaler, Bradley F. Boeve, and Michael H. Silber).

28. Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (Philip M. Becker and Cynthia Crowder).

29. Sleep in Infants and Children (Stephen H. Sheldon).

30. Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children (Preetam Bandla and Carole L. Marcus).

31. The Sleepless Child (William H. Moorcroft).

32. The Sleepy Child (Gerald Rosen).

33. Normal Sleep In Aging (Liat Ayalon and Sonia Ancoli-Israel).

34. Aspects of Women's Sleep (Helen S. Driver).

35. Asthma (David A. Beuther and Richard J. Martin).

36. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Sleep (Wajahat Khalil and Conrad Iber).

37. Restrictive Thoracic and Neuromuscular Disorders (Christophe Perrin, Carolyn D'Ambrosio, Alexander White, Erik Garpestad, and Nicholas S. Hill).

38. Congestive Heart Failure (Indira Gurubhagavatula and Emilio Mazza).

39. Sleep and the Gastrointestinal Tract (William C. Orr).

40. Renal Disease (Kathy P. Parker).

41. Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders and Sleep (Alexandros N. Vgontzas, Slobodanka Pejovic, and George P. Chrousos).

42. Immunity and Sleep (James M. Krueger and Jeannine A. Majde).

43. Dementia (Michael V. Vitiello).

44. Neurodegenerative Disorders (David G. Harper).

45. Parkinson's Disease (Michael H. Silber).

46. Seizures (Margaret N. Shouse).

47. Schizophrenia (Rachel J. Norwood and Teofilo Lee-Chiong).

48. Mood Disorders (Melynda D. Casement, J. Todd Arnedt, and Roseanne Armitage).

49. Anxiety Disorders (Michael Weissberg).

50. Alcohol, Alcoholism, and Sleep (Maren Hyde, Timothy A. Roehrs, and Thomas Roth).

51. Drugs of Abuse and Sleep (Maren Hyde, Timothy A. Roehrs, and Thomas Roth).

52. Polysomnography (Nancy A. Collop).


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