Review of Sleep Medicine


  • Alon Avidan, MD, MPH, Director, UCLA Sleep Center Director, UCLA Neurology Clinic UCLA, Department of Neurology David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA 710 Westwood Blvd., Room 1-169/ RNRC Los Angeles, CA 90095-1769
  • Teri Barkoukis, MD, Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship Professor of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, and Allergy Department of Internal Medicine University of Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, Nebraska

Here's an ideal refresher on the core information in the field of sleep medicine. It is a comprehensive review-and-test workbook for preparation of the Sleep Board exam that emphasizes the highlights of sleep medicine and recaps major points with figures, tables, and lists to guide readers. The second half is a mock examination for practice, which includes many polysomnogram segments and multiple epochs. Also included are 500 exam questions, a quick reference to drug effects relating to sleep medicine, and an appendix on sleep scoring basics.
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Book information

  • Published: May 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7563-5

Table of Contents

Section I. Highlights of Sleep Medicine

1. Synopsis of Sleep Medicine

2. Highlights of Sleep Neuroscience

3. Sleep Physiology

4. Sleep Breathing Disorders

5. Cardiovascular Pathophysiology

6. Hypersomnia Differential Pearls

7. Insomnia Differential Pearls

8. Evaluating Epilepsy

9. Polysomnographic Technique: An Overview

10. Medication Effects on Sleep

11. Pearls of Pediatric Sleep

Section II. Practice Exam for the Adventurous

12. Normal Sleep Patterns

13. Mechanisms of Sleep Neurosciences

14. Cardiopulmonary Disorders

15. Neurological Sleep Disorders

16. Sleep-Wake Disorders

17. Seizures

18. Artifacts

19. Pediatric Sleep Medicine

20. Pharmacology Mechanisms

21. Polysomnography Pearls

22. Clinical Cases Studies I

23. Clinical Cases Studies II

24. Knowing Practice Parameters

25. Sleep Journals Review

Section III. Valuable Resources


Appendix: Sleep Scoring Basics