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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Robert Craig Kern, MD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: In this third edition, all the major medical and surgical treatments options for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea are discussed by individuals with established expertise in these areas. This book is a valuable addition to the library of any practitioner of sleep medicine or sleep surgery.
Purpose: The purpose of the book is to provide an overview of the treatment of sleep disordered breathing for the otolaryngologist with sufficient references for more in-depth study if desired. A new edition was clearly necessary given the changes in the treatment of these problems over the last few years. As a result, the book fills a significant void in the field.
Audience: The book is designed for otolaryngologists, but overall, the work is applicable for any specialist involved in the care of OSAS patients. The authors have demonstrated credibility in the field.
Features: The book provides a comprehensive overview of the current surgical management of sleep disordered breathing. The book also discusses pathophysiology and evaluation of sleep apnea as well as the nonsurgical treatments of the condition, but in far less detail.
Assessment: This book is probably the best comprehensive textbook for the surgical management of OSAS (obstructive sleep apnea syndrome) currently available. The new edition is clearly justified given the recent changes in the field.