Titel: Sleep Medicine: A Guide to Sleep and Its Disorders
Autor/en: John M. Shneerson
PAPERBACKSHOP UK IMPORT
September 2005 - gebunden - 325 Seiten
SUBJECT: On average people spend one third of their lifetime sleeping. An understanding of the physiology and pathophysiological changes that take place during this time is, therefore, essential to the medical care of patients. Sleep disorders can arise from a variety of causes including respiratory, psychiatric and neurological conditions, as well as pain and lifestyle changes. Consequently, they present to a wide range of clinicians who require an overview of their diagnosis and treatment.NEED: There is now the need for an updated edition of this handbook, as sleep medicine has become part of a clinician's daily practice. Under the leadership of respiratory specialists and neurologists, sleep laboratories have flourished in western countries. There has been a great deal of progress in the knowledge of the multiple interactions between the different sleep stages and respiration. Sleep apnoea-hypopnoea syndrome, upper airway resistance syndrome, respiratory pump disorders and periodic limb movement syndrome are now familiar diseases.COMPETITION: The handbooks that exist are either now out-of-date or mulit-authored, resulting in a lack of consistency between chapters.FORMAT: The book is divided into three sections. The first group of chapters consider the fundamentals of sleep, the effects of drugs on sleep and how to assess sleep complaints. The main body of the book consists of chapters on individual sleep disorders. Each of these has a structured approach, outlining both assessment and treatment. Insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness, awareness during sleep and behavioural abnormalities are covered. The final chapters deal with the important respiratory consequences of upper airwaydysfunction, changes in the control of breathing during sleep and the social implications of sleep problems. There will be a major revision on the chapter on the physiological basis of sleep and medicine in view of advances in the understanding of the neurochemistry, and phi
Preface.1. Nature of sleep and it Disorders.2. Physiological Basis of Sleep and Wakefulness.3. Assessment of Sleep Disorders.4. Drugs and Sleep,.5. Circadian Rhythm Disorders.6. Excessive Daytime Sleepiness.7. Insomnia.8. Dreams and Nightmares.9. Motor Disorders.10. Obstructive Sleep Apnoeas and Snoring.11. Central Sleep Apnoeas and Hypoventilation.12. Medical disorders.Further reading.Appendices.Index.
Dr Shneerson is a consultant physician and Director of the Respiratory Support and Sleep Centre at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, which has an internationa reputation. The Centre offers a comprehensive service including a narcolepsy programme, and specializes in the management of respiratory problems during sleep. A recognized expert in sleep disorders, Dr. Shneerson has authored over 300 publications in sleep and respiratory medicine.
"A well-written single-author text is a ratiry,m and this one is a pleasure to read. If I could only own one of the many sleep texts I currently own, this would be it." Dr John LaWall, Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, Vol.2, No. 3, 2006