Oxford Case Histories in Sleep Medicine

Paperback | April 26, 2015

byHimender Makker, Matthew Walker, Hugh Selsick

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This book provides a case-based illustrative approach to the understanding and management of common and important sleep disorders, including snoring and sleep disordered breathing, insomnia and circadian-rhythm disorders, as well as primary neurological sleep disorders. Case histories arewritten by well-established experts from University College London Hospitals who have long-standing experience of providing a multi-disciplinary approach to the management of sleep disorders. Cases focus on the recognition of presenting features of sleep disorders and their clinical importance,using real life patients from sleep clinic. Each case report provides a detailed clinical description followed by a clear explanation of the salient points. The text is supported by photographs, diagrams and line drawing and concludes with a list of key learning points. Each case history reads as stand-alone, although a common theme of presenting features, clinical features, investigation and treatment is adhered to. Cases are written in an easy-flowingprose style in an attempt to simulate the experience of seeing and discussing a real life patient case in clinical practice. The book is of interest to all clinicians who are likely to come across patients with sleep disorders in their clinical practice and wish to improve their understanding and knowledge of sleep disorders.

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This book provides a case-based illustrative approach to the understanding and management of common and important sleep disorders, including snoring and sleep disordered breathing, insomnia and circadian-rhythm disorders, as well as primary neurological sleep disorders. Case histories arewritten by well-established experts from Univers...

Dr Himender Makker is a Consultant Respiratory Physician with a special interest in sleep apnoea. He developed interest in sleep medicine while working as a Senior Registrar at the Birmingham Heartlands Hospital (1995-1997). On his appointment as a Consultant at UCLH in 1997, he developed a sleep service and established protocols and g...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.21 × 6.02 × 0.69 inPublished:April 26, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Section I: Snoring and Sleep Disordered Breathing1. Snoring and witnessed apnoea in a 70 year old thin man2. An obese post-menopausal woman snored like a tank3. Severe OSA in overweight Chinese man-craniofacial features4. Unable to throw a cricket ball and could not breathe at night5. A sleepy bus driver6. Rapid onset daytime sleep presenting as transient loss of consciousness7. Unexplained breathlessness and pulmonary arterial hypertension in an obese man8. Post-operative apnoeas and hypoxia due to undiagnosed OSA9. Polycythemia got better with CPAP10. Hyperphagia and sleep disorder in Prader Willi Syndrome11. Shot in head - acquired hypothalamic syndrome12. Collapsed in a Cafe: Acute Respiratory Failure13. Overlap syndrome - COPD and OSA14. Neuropsychological impairment in a psychoanalyst with post-polio syndrome15. Nocturnal choking in a patient with a goitre and retrosternal extension16. Obstructive sleep apnoea persists despite removal of a pituitary tumour causing acromegaly17. CPAP transformed my life18. Persistent daytime sleepiness despite CPAP19. CPAP intolerance and non-compliance-treatment with mandibular advancement splint20. Won't use CPAP - end up with tracheostomy21. Bariatric surgery cures sleep apnoea22. Sleep disturbance and daytime sleepiness persists in a snorer despite CPAP - Periodic Limb Movement Syndrome (PLMS)23. Worrying pauses in breath without choking and snoring-Central Sleep Apnoea24. Irresistible daytime sleepiness in a young obese woman.Section II: Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea: Role of Dental and ENT surgeon25. Contribution of facial skeletal pattern to sleep apnoea26. Mandibular advancement splint therapy for severe obstructive sleep apnoea hypopnoea syndrome27. Effectiveness, compliance and side effects of mandibular advancement splint therapy28. Allergic rhinitis29. Nasal polyposis30. Septoplasty31. Upper airways resistance syndrome32. Laser Assisted UvuloPalatoplasty (LAUP)/tonsillectomy33. Epiglottic trapdoor34. TracheostomySection III: Neurological Sleep Disorders35. Sleep groaning36. Nocturnal punch and fight37. Jumpy legs38. Episodic weak legs in a sleepy man39. Just sleepy all the time40. Moving and thrashing around during sleep41. Panic attacks during sleep42. Frozen in sleep43. Confused, irritable and sleepy young man44. Chattering teeth during sleep45. SexsomniaSection IV: Insomnia and Circadian rhythm disorders46. I keep falling asleep at family dinner47. I haven't slept in years48. Spending too long in bed49. A sleep cycle that keeps moving50. My body is in London but my body clock is in New York51. A very, very long day52. Sleep and alcohol abuse53. Choosing and using hypnotics54. Please see this patient who is addicted to sleeping pills55. My body clock can't keep up