Sleep Medicine by Harold R. SmithSleep Medicine by Harold R. Smith

Sleep Medicine

EditorHarold R. Smith, Cynthia L. Comella, Birgit Högl

Paperback | June 2, 2008

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Sleep disorders exact a high toll on society in terms of diminished quality of life, reduced productivity and cost to medical services. This book guides the reader through the basic science of sleep and how to evaluate individuals suffering from sleep irregularities. Complex features of sleep disorders are then discussed, including parasomnias, sleep apnea, night terrors and restless legs syndrome. The book also looks at how these sleep abnormalities can affect individuals with other psychiatric disorders such as epilepsy, depression and anxiety disorders. Covering disorders from insomnia to narcolepsy, and specialty areas from pediatric to geriatric, this wide ranging and accessible guide allows non-sleep specialists to approach and understand important information that is clinically relevant in everyday practice. Illustrated with summary tables, figures and treatment algorithms, this book will be a useful guide for neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, pulmonologists and internists as well as health care professionals in training.
Cynthia L. Comella is a Professor for Neurological Sciences, Department of Neurological Sciences, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA.
Title:Sleep MedicineFormat:PaperbackDimensions:284 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.55 inPublished:June 2, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521699576

ISBN - 13:9780521699570

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Table of Contents

Foreword Antonio Culebras; Part I. Normal Sleep: Introduction: an introduction to the basic neurology of sleep Harold R. Smith; 1. Normal sleep Michel Billiard; 2. The evaluation and testing of the sleepy patient Charles Bae and Alon Avidan; Part II. Sleep Disorders: 3. Parasomnias Rosalia Silvestri and Irene Aric-; 4. Circadian rhythm disorders Christopher D. Fahey and Phyllis C. Zee; 5. Excessive somnolence disorders G. Mayer; 6. Insomnias James K. Wyatt and M. Isabel Crisostomo; 7. Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD) Paul Christian Baier and Claudia Trenkwalder; 8. Sleep apnea (central and obstructive) Kannan Ramar and Christian Guilleminault; Part III. Sleep in Specialty Areas: 9. Sleep and neurologic disorders Ilonka Eisensehr; 10. Sleep and psychiatric disorders Thomas C. Wetter, Elisabeth Zils and Stephany Fulda; 11. Sleep and medical disorders Andrea Iaboni and Harvey Moldofsky; 12. Sleep and pediatrics Roberta Leu and Carol L. Rosen; 13. Sleep and geriatrics Marcel Hungs; 14. Forensic sleep medicine issues, violent parasomnias Michel A. Cramer Bornemann, Mark W. Mahowald and Carlos H. Schenck; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Very practical for clinical application...Neophytes will get a nice overview of sleep basics and busy clinicians will find a plethora of clinical nuggets."
--Doody's Book Review Service