Eyad Almasri, MD; Lewis R. Kline, MD
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Almasri E., Kline L.; Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook. Ann Intern Med. 2007;146:472. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-146-6-200703200-00026
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2007;146(6):472.
Lee-Chiong T. 1096 pages. Hoboken, NJ: J Wiley; 2006. $175. ISBN 047168371X. Order at http://www.wiley.com.
Field of medicine: Primary care physicians and various medical subspecialists.
Format: Hardcover book.
Audience: Primary care physicians who diagnose and treat sleep-related disorders. Pulmonologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, and sleep medicine physicians will also appreciate the book.
Purpose: To “cover the entire field of sleep medicine.”
Content: The textbook successfully presents the whole spectrum of sleep medicine, starting with a brief introduction to the science, physiology, and function of sleep. Important topics, such as insomnia, excessive sleepiness, circadian disorders, parasomnias, and psychiatric disorders, are all succinctly described in a well-organized manner. The all-important breathing disorders during sleep and their relationship to other diseases (for example, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular) are nicely covered. The book also discusses sleep in common medical conditions, age groups (infants, children, and elderly persons), and natural physiologic states (pregnancy, postpartum, and perimenopausal), as well as sleep assessment methods. Final sections review the operational aspects of a sleep center, as well as the process of accreditation.
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