Breathing Disorders in Sleep - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780702025105

Breathing Disorders in Sleep

1st Edition

Authors: Walter McNicholas Eliot Phillipson
Hardcover ISBN: 9780702025105
Imprint: Saunders Ltd.
Published Date: 30th October 2001
Page Count: 352

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Breathing Disorders in Sleep is an authorative reference for all those involved in the clinical investigation and care of patients with sleep-related respiratory disorders. Information is provided in a logical sequence, divided initially into Physiology and Pathophysiology of Sleep and Respiration, Sleep Apnoea and Sleep in Other Respiratory Disorders. From the foundation mechanisms involved, followed by clinical presentation through to management, clinical investigation and diagnosis, McNicholas and Phillipson have defined the current state-of-the-art in a rapidly growing and increasingly complex area.

Table of Contents

Part One Introduction
1 Impact of Sleep on Respiration J Dempsey
2 Assessment of the Sleepy Patient J Krieger
Part Two Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
3 Epidemiology of Obstructive Sleep Apnea T Young
4 Athogenesis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea D White
5 Clinical Features of Sleep Apnea W Flemons
6 Investigation and Diagnosis of Suspected Sleep Apnea K Strohl
Part Three Management
7 Management Options for Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea P Levy and J-L Pepin
8 Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure C Sullivan
9 Surgical Management A Sher
10 Pharmacological Therapy of Sleep Apnea J Hedner
11 Oral Devices for Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea J Fleetham
12 Significance and Management of Snoring without Sleep Apnea V Hoffstein
Part Four Complications
13 Neuropsychiatric/Behavioural C Guileminault
14 Cardiovascular Complications of Sleep Apnea J Stradling
15 Hormonal and Metabolic Aspects of Sleep Apnea R Grunstein
16 Morbidity, Mortality and Public Health Implications of Sleep Apnea S Redline
Part Five Central Sleep Apnea
17 Hypoventilation Disorders/Hyprcapnic CSA E Phillipson
18 Normo/Hypocapnic CSA T Douglas Bradley
Part Six Sleep Apnea in the Young and Elderly
19 Sleep Apnea in Infants and Children C Gaultier
20 The Elderly S Ancoli-Israel
Part Seven Sleep in Other Respiratory Disorders
21 Nocturnal Asthma N Douglas
22 COPD W McNicholas
23 Neuromuscular and Chest Wall Disorders R Grunstein
24 Instertitial Lung Disease, Cystic Fibrosis and Other Respiratory Disorders P Calverley


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About the Author

Walter McNicholas

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Respiratory Sleep Disorders Unit, St Vincent's University Hospital, and Conway Institute for Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, University College Dublin, Ireland

Eliot Phillipson

Affiliations and Expertise

Chair, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada