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Sleep Medicine Secrets

In the proven format of the highly acclaimed Secrets Series®, the authors present key information on the diagnosis and management of the full array of sleep disorders. Each chapter asks a series of key questions and provides answers from leading authorities in the field. Ideal as a quick reference, but comprehensive enough to function as the clinical book of choice in sleep medicine.

Sleep medicine physicians, neurologists, pulmonary physicians, psychiatrists, ENT physicians


Published: June 2004

Imprint: Hanley And Belfus Medical Publishers

ISBN: 978-1-56053-592-8


  • Section I. Background, Evaluation, and Monitoring

    1. History and Literature of Sleep Medicine

    2. Normal Sleep

    3. Physiology of Sleep

    Respiratory Physiology;
    Cardiovascular Physiology;
    Endocrine Physiology;
    Gastrointestinal Physiology;
    Circadian Rhythms;
    Sleep Deprivation

    4. Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology

    5. Evaluation of Patients with Sleep Disorders

    Obtaining a History;
    Performing a Physical Examination;

    6. Polysomnography

    Respiratory Measurements

    7. Other Diagnostic Tests in Sleep Medicine

    Sleep Diaries;
    Blood Testing

    Section II. Specific Sleep Disorders

    8. Sleep-disordered Breathing and Primary Snoring

    Sleep Apnea-Hypopnea Syndrome (SAHS);
    Primary Snoring

    9. Central Sleep Apnea

    10. Narcolepsy and Idiopathic Hypersomnia

    Idiopathic Hypersomnia

    11. Shift Work and Sleep Phase Disorders

    Shift Work Sleep Disorder;
    Advanced Sleep-Phase Disorder;
    Delayed Sleep-Phase Disorder;
    Non 24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder;
    Irregular Sleep-Wake Pattern;
    Jet Lag Syndrome

    12. Insomnia

    Primary Insomnia;
    Secondary Insomnia;
    Behavioral Therapy;
    Pharmacologic Therapy;
    Sleep Hygiene

    13. REM Parasomnias

    REM Behavior Disorder;
    REM-associated Sustained Nocturnal Penile Erections;
    REM Sleep-Related Sinus Arrest

    14. Non-REM Parasomnias

    Confusional Arousals;
    Sleep Terrors

    15. Sleep-Wake Transition Disorders

    Rhythmic Movement Disorder;
    Sleep Starts;
    Nocturnal Leg Cramps

    16. Other Parasomnias

    Sleep-Related Laryngospasm;
    Nocturnal Paroxysmal Dystonia

    17. Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder

    18. Dreaming

    Section III. Sleep and Other Medical Conditions

    19. Cardiovascular Disorders

    20. Neurologic Disorders

    Movement Disorders;
    Neuromuscular Disorders

    21. Psychiatric Disorders

    Anxiety/Panic Disorder;
    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder;

    22. Miscellaneous Medical Disorders

    Respiratory Diseases;
    Renal Disorders;
    Endocrine Disorders;
    Gastrointestinal Disorders;
    Rheumatologic Disorders;
    Critical Illness

    23. Sleep and Pharmacology

    Disorders of Initiating and Maintaining Sleep;
    Disorders of Excessive Daytime Sleepiness;
    Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder;
    Drugs of Abuse;

    Section IV. Pediatric Sleep

    24. Pediatric Polysomnography

    25. Limit Setting Disorder

    26. Sleep Onset Association Disorder

    27. Pediatric Non REM Parasomnias

    28. Pediatric Sleep Disordered Breathing

    29. Pediatric Sleep and Other Medical Conditions

    Neurologic Disorders;
    Neuromuscular Disorders;
    Psychiatric Disorders;
    Genetic Disorders



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