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Sleep Medicine in Clinical Practice




ISBN 9781616310042
Published September 22, 2010 by CRC Press
346 Pages

 
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Book Description

Co-authored by a neurologist, a psychiatrist, and a pulmonologist, Sleep Medicine in Clinical Practice reflects the cross-disciplinary nature in the clinical management of sleep disorders. The authors present an overview of sleep medicine including the physiological basis of sleep, diagnostic tools and possible therapeutic strategies, emphasizing throughout the role of the clinician in diagnosing and managing disease.

A practical reference for the busy physician, Sleep Medicine in Clinical Practice includes chapters on the assessment and diagnosis of sleep disorders, conditions such as narcolepsy and sleep apnea, the management of insomnia and a selection on co-existent neurologic conditions such as epilepsy and dementia. It will be of interest to sleep medicine specialists and trainees as well as neurologists, pulmonologists, psychiatrists and internists.

Table of Contents

BASICS OF SLEEP MEDICINE
Physiological Basis of Sleep
Classification of Sleep Disorders
Assessing the Patient with a Sleep Disorder
Diagnostic testing for Sleep Disorders

THE SLEEPY PATIENT
Sleepiness and Its Causes
Approach to the Sleepy Patient
Narcolepsy and Related Conditions
Sleep Apnea Syndromes
Sleep in Patients with Respiratory Diseases and Respiratory Failure

THE PATIENT WHO CANNOT SLEEP
Insomnia and Its Causes
Approach to the Patient Who Cannot Sleep
Management of Insomnia
Circadian Rhythm Disorders
Sleep in the Patient with Psychiatric Disorders

THE PATIENT WITH EXCESSIVE MOVEMENT IN SLEEP
Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movements of Sleep
The Parasomnias
Sleep in Patients with Parkinsonism and Dementia
Sleep in Patients with Epilepsy and Headaches
Index

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Biography

Dr Michael H Silber attended medical school at the University of Cape Town. He trained in Internal Medicine and Neurology at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town and complete a fellowship in Neurology at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA. He is a Fellow of the College of Physicians af South Africa, and is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the American Board of Sleep Medicine and the american Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

He is currently Associate Professor of Neurology at Mayo Medical school and Co-Director of the Mayo Sleep Disorders Center in Rochester, USA. He is an elected Member of the American Neurologic Association and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He is past President of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and is a member of the Boards of directors of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the American Sleep Medicine Foundation and the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. His research interests include REM sleep behavior disorder and other parasomnias, narcolepsy and restless legs syndrome.

Dr Lois Krahn graduated from Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN, USA. She completed her psychiatry residency and fellowship at Georgetown University School of Medicine and the Mayo Clinic. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Sleep Medicine.

She is currently Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Mayo Medical School and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at Mayo Clinic Arizona. She is an elected member of the American College of Psychiatry, a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and a member of the American Psychiatric Association. Her research interests are the relationship of sleep issues with psychiatric disorders, narcolepsy and psychosomatic psychiatry.

Dr Timothy I Morgenthaler is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Dartmouth Medical School. He completed a sugical internship at Naval Hospital San Diego and served in the United States Navy as an Undersea Medical Officer beofre training in Internal, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine, andthe American Board of Sleep Medicine.

Currently he is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Mayo Medical School and a Consultant in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Mayo Clinic. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. His research interests include sleep disorders in acutely ill and hospitalized patients, and clinical practice analysis.

Reviews

"Question: What do you get when a neurologist, pulmonologist, and psychiatrist from the Mayo Clinic get together? Answer: A really useful text on clinical aspects of sleep disorders."
The Lancet, Volume 4, February 2005

 

"Extremely readable and accessible to the non-specialist ... A comprehensive review of sleep medicine that is very informative, thought-provoking, and enjoyable to read."
The Lancet, Volume 4, February 2005

 

"This is a very clearly written book with many illustrations, graphs, case vignettes, and succinct definitions. The authors have constructed an effective didactic tool that would serve well as the first reading material for anyone seeking information on sleep and its disorders."
New England Journal of Medicine, February 2005

 

"This is an excellent book from which to learn basic sleep medicine; clinicians are likely to keep it on hand to respond to a wide assortment of sleep-related problems."
New England Journal of Medicine, February 2005

 

"The book has an easy to read style, and the figures and the tables are clear ... This book provides a useful introduction for neurologists and other physicians interested in sleep disorders."
Journal of Neurology

"…a concise but very complete primer on the clinical problems and corresponding standard treatment strategies that compose the practice of sleep medicine."
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"…a useful addition to the available general literature, suitable both as an overall introduction and as a quick reference for busy practitioners."
American Journal of Psychiatry

"…a very clearly written book with many illustrations, graphs, case vignettes, and succinct definitions. The authors have constructed an effective didactic tool that would serve well as the first reading material for anyone seeking information on sleep and its disorders….highly recommended."
New England Journal of Medicine

"This is an excellent reference for sleep clinicians. It concisely reviews topics of interest and emphasizes clinical presentations with sample case histories. It is a necessary update, incorporating newer therapies."
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