Common Pitfalls in Sleep Medicine

Common Pitfalls in Sleep Medicine : Case-Based Learning

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Unrecognized sleep disorders can shorten lives, promote hypertension, augment risk for diabetes, exacerbate metabolic syndrome, increase overall medical care costs, impair cognition, cause motor vehicle crashes, reduce workplace productivity, and greatly diminish quality of life. Sleep problems are among the most common complaints that patients bring to their clinicians, but little medical training is devoted to the field and so sleep disorders tend to remain undiagnosed for many years. The case-based chapters in this book highlight key points and pitfalls in a readable, easily assimilated, and memorable format that should improve a clinician's ability to address, investigate, and manage common sleep disorders. The cases illustrate how clinical skill and occasional wisdom can complement data obtained from laboratory testing. Common Pitfalls in Sleep Medicine will be of particular interest to clinicians and trainees in sleep medicine, neurology, internal medicine, family medicine, pulmonary medicine, otolaryngology, psychiatry, and psychology.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 188 x 244 x 20mm | 899.99g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 52 b/w illus. 27 colour illus. 38 tables
  • 1107611539
  • 9781107611535
  • 1,211,409

Table of contents

Part I. Sleepiness v. Fatigue, Tiredness and Lack of Energy; Part II. Assessment of Daytime Sleepiness; Part III. Diagnosis of Narcolepsy; Part IV. Diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea; Part V. Positive Airway Pressure to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea; Part VI. Alternatives to PAP in the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea; Part VII. Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Insomnia; Part VIII. Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Leg Movements; Part IX. Parasomnias; Part X. Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders; Part XI. Missed Diagnoses of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Can Exacerbate Medical and Neurological Conditions; Part XII. Sleep in Children; Part XIII. Sleep in Older Persons.
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Review quote

'This is a worthwhile contribution to the field of sleep medicine. It achieves, in a readable and engaging case-based format, the objective of providing an enjoyable means of learning about sleep medicine.' Doody's Reviews
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About Ronald D. Chervin

Ronald D. Chervin, MD, MS is Professor of Neurology, Michael S. Aldrich Collegiate Professor of Sleep Medicine, and Director, University of Michigan Sleep Disorders Center, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor.
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