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Primary Care Sleep Medicine

A Practical Guide

Editors: Pagel, J. F., Pandi-Perumal, Seithikurippu Ratnas (Eds.)

  • A comprehensive, evidence-based sleep medicine text for primary care clinicians
  • Provides a thorough and extensive board review for specialization in sleep medicine
  • Supports primary care clinicians in appropriately using sleep diagnostic testing results in clinical practice
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About this book

Primary Care in Sleep Medicine: A Practical Guide, edited by James F. Pagel and S. R. Pandi-Perumal, is an important book coming at an important time for the increasing number of patients with sleep disorders who are seen in primary care practices. The importance of primary care physicians having more in-depth education and training in sleep medicine has been emphasized in the Institute of Medicine report, “Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation—An Unmet Public Health Problem,” issued in April 2006. This landmark report estimates that 50 to 70 million Americans chronically suffer from a sleep disorder that interferes with their daily function and has long-term adverse effects on their health and quality of life. Lack of sleep can lead to increased rates of hypertension, diabetes, obesity, depression, heart attack, and stroke. In addition, one-fifth of all serious car accidents are associated with driver sleepiness. The Institute of Medicine report, after carefully examining and reporting on the evidence, concluded that increased awareness and training in the field of sleep disorders for primary care physicians is urgently needed to help address the increasing unmet needs of large numbers of patients with sleep disorders. Primary Care in Sleep Medicine: A Practical Guide is an excellent book that should help to meet this important need.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"‘A high-quality, up-to-date background that will support the primary care physician in appropriately utilizing sleep diagnostic testing’ as part of clinical practice. … The topics covered are appropriate for generalist physicians, and include the type of material that one would expect in a book that surveys the field of sleep medicine. … a useful introductory textbook that will serve as a handy reference for generalist physicians, and it will assist physicians in the recognition, evaluation, and management of patients who have sleep abnormalities." (Robert P Blankfield, Respiratory Care, Vol. 52 (12), 2007)

"Primary Care Sleep Medicine: A Practical Guide … provides primary care physicians with a suitable introduction to sleep medicine as well as with the basic knowledge reasonably necessary to recognize and treat the most common sleep disorders they will encounter in clinic. … Drs Pagel and Pandi-Perumal provide a 334-page book that comprises 29 chapters with an index. … To its credit, appropriate citations from peer-reviewed literature and practice guidelines from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine are scattered throughout the book." (A. Y. Avidan and R. K. Malhotra, JAMA, Vol. 198, 2007)


Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • Sleep Disorders in Primary Care

    Pagel, James F.

    Pages 1-13

  • Epidemiology of Sleep

    Hale, Lauren

    Pages 15-23

  • Assessment of Insomnia

    Stepanski, Edward J.

    Pages 25-35

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approaches for Insomnia

    Stepanski, Edward J.

    Pages 37-45

  • Pharmacological Treatment of Insomnia

    Parish, James M.

    Pages 47-60

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-59745-421-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-61737-871-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Primary Care Sleep Medicine
Book Subtitle
A Practical Guide
Editors
  • J. F. Pagel
  • Seithikurippu Ratnas Pandi-Perumal
Series Title
Current Clinical Practice
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-59745-421-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-59745-421-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-61737-871-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 336
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations
Topics