Narcolepsy

A Clinical Guide

Editors: Goswami, Meeta, Pandi-Perumal, Seithikurippu Ratnas, Thorpy, Michael J. (Eds.)

  • Provides state-of-the art scientific and clinical information on narcolepsy for all healthcare workers interested in disorders of sleep
  • Comprehensive, authoritative and broadly divided into four main sections: Etiology, Clinical Considerations, Psychosocial Considerations, and Management
  • Covers issues in the etiology, pathophysiology, and management of narcolepsy, including psychosocial ramifications and effects on quality of life
  • Offers strategies for the management of excessive daytime sleepiness, such as the scheduling of naps, diet and exercise, and the planning of activities during times of optimal alertness
  • Details the role of sleep hygiene and stimulus control in narcolepsy, as well as the latest research evidence from animal model studies
  • Considers the significant contributions that have resulted from recent translational research into narcolepsy, and provides important discussions of the pharmacological strategies for dealing with narcolepsy's classic symptoms
  • Provides an overview of an FDA and EMEA approved medications for use in the treatment of narcolepsy with cataplexy
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About this book

This interdisciplinary volume brings together many of the world’s leading clinicians and researchers to discuss current and anticipated developments in the understanding of narcolepsy.

The volume is broadly divided into four main sections: Section I: Etiology; Section II: Clinical Considerations; Section III: Psychosocial considerations; and Section IV: Management. The areas covered include findings from research investigations on the genetic predisposition and pathophysiology, psychosocial aspects, and clinical management of narcolepsy by means of pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods. Special attention is paid to the translational aspects of narcolepsy.

This volume is suitable for sleep disorders specialists and researchers, psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, social workers, behavioral scientists, graduate medical students, and any professionals and researchers interested in the interdisciplinary area of sleep medicine.

Key Features

· Focus on issues faced in day-to-day clinical settings – helps to inform and change clinical practice

· Chapters address both clinical and research basis – highlights potential areas of future research

· Interdisciplinary and translational approach – suitable for a wide range of clinicians and biomedical professionals

Meeta Goswami, BDS, PhD, MPH, has been the director of the Narcolepsy Institute since its inception in 1985 and serves as an Assistant Professor of Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her general area of research interest includes narcolepsy and psychosocial issues.

S.R. Pandi-Perumal, M.Sc, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Somnogen Inc, a New York Corporation. He is a well-recognized sleep researcher both nationally and internationally, and has authored many publications. His general area of research interest includes sleep and biological rhythms. He is a well-known editor in the field of sleep medicine and has edited over 15 volumes dealing with various sleep-related topics.

Michael J Thorpy, MD, has won many awards for his research including one of the sleep field's highest honors: the Nathaniel Kleitman Award. He is a well-published researcher and a board-certified sleep physician. He serves as a Professor of Neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Director of the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York.

About the authors

Meeta Goswami, BDS, PhD, MPH, has been the director of the Narcolepsy Institute since its inception in 1985 and serves as an Assistant Professor of Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her general area of research interest includes narcolepsy and psychosocial issues.

S.R. Pandi-Perumal, M.Sc, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Somnogen Inc, a New York Corporation. He is a well-recognized sleep researcher both nationally and internationally, and has authored many publications. His general area of research interest includes sleep and biological rhythms. He is a well-known editor in the field of sleep medicine and has edited over 15 volumes dealing with various sleep-related topics.

Michael J Thorpy, MD, has won many awards for his research including one of the sleep field's highest honors: the Nathaniel Kleitman Award. He is a well-published researcher and a board-certified sleep physician. He serves as a Professor of Neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Director of the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York.

Reviews

From the reviews: “This book brings together prominent clinicians and scientists from a variety of disciplines to discuss current issues and future directions in a specific area of sleep medicine, narcolepsy. … The book is targeted primarily at sleep clinicians and researchers, psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, social workers, behavioral scientists, and graduate medical students … . a significant contribution to the field of sleep medicine. It is one of the first books to bring together prominent clinicians and researchers in the field to focus specifically and comprehensively on narcolepsy.” (M. Isabel L. Crisostomo, Doody’s Review Service, July, 2010)

Table of contents (28 chapters)

  • Narcolepsy: Genetic Predisposition and Pathophysiology

    Mignot, Emmanuel

    Pages 3-21

  • Animal Models of Narcolepsy: Development, Findings and Perspectives

    Sinton, Christopher M.

    Pages 23-37

  • Neuroimaging of Narcolepsy

    Nofzinger, Eric A.

    Pages 39-43

  • Epidemiology of Narcolepsy

    Hale, Lauren

    Pages 47-53

  • Narcolepsy in Childhood

    Kotagal, Suresh (et al.)

    Pages 55-67

Buy this book

eBook $199.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-0854-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Narcolepsy
Book Subtitle
A Clinical Guide
Editors
  • Meeta Goswami
  • Seithikurippu Ratnas Pandi-Perumal
  • Michael J. Thorpy
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-0854-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-0854-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 330
Number of Illustrations and Tables
29 b/w illustrations
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