Hypersomnia, An Issue of Sleep Medicine Clinics - E-Book

Hypersomnia, An Issue of Sleep Medicine Clinics - E-Book

by Alon Y. Avidan MD, MPH

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Excessive Sleepiness, or hypersomnia, is one of the most common sleep complaints.  In this issue, Dr. Alon Avidan of UCLA brings together a set of articles that offer a completely updated overview of hypersomnia, from neurophysiology of sleepiness and wakefulness to quality of life issues and public health.  The main focus of the issue is the diagnosis and treatment of hypersomnia, including objective and subjective measurement of sleepness, biomarkers of sleepiness, narcolepsy, and hypersomnia in medical, neurological and psyhchiatric comorbidities. Excessive sleepiness among specific patient populations (children, elderly) and periodic hypersomnia are discussed.  Pharmacotherapy of hypersomnia is given special attention, as are behavioural treatments.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455744374
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 06/11/2012
Series: The Clinics: Internal Medicine , #7
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

Foreword: Hypersomnia Teofilo Lee-Chiong Jr xv

Preface: Hypersomnia Alon Y. Avidan xvii

Neurophysiology and Neurochemistry of Hypersomnia Ronald Szymusiak Irma Gvilia 179

Differential Diagnosis of Hypersomnias Imran Ahmed Shelby Harris Michael Thorpy 191

Physical Examination of the Patient with Hypersomnia Douglas B. Kirsch Maryann C. Deak 205

Objective and Subjective Measurement of Excessive Sleepiness Neil Freedman 219

Neurochemistry and Biomarkers of Narcolepsy and Other Primary and Secondary Hypersomnias Seiji Nishino Carl Deguzman Wataru Yamadera Shintaro Chiba Takashi Kanbayashi 233

Primary and Secondary Neurogenic Hypersomnias Claudio L. Bassetti 249

Narcolepsy Sebastiaan Overeem Paul Reading Claudio L. Bassetti 263

Idiopathic Hypersomnia Tony J. Masri Carmella G. Gonzales Clete A. Kushida 283

Comorbidities of Central Nervous System Hypersomnia Alon Y. Avidan 291

Kleine-Levin Syndrome Michel Billiard 303

Behaviorally Induced Insufficient Sleep Christer Hublin Mikael Sallinen 313

Behavioral Management of Hypersomnia Deirdre A. Conroy Danielle M. Novick Leslie M. Swanson 325

Pharmacotherapy of Excessive Sleepiness Thomas Roth 333

Quality of Life in Narcolepsy Meeta Goswami 341

Inappropriate Situational Sleepiness and the Law Peter R. Buchanan Arlie Loughnan Ronald R. Grunstein 353

Hypersomnia in Older Patients Marcia E. Braun Pamela Cines Nalaka S. Gooneratne 365

Hypersomnia in Children Suresh Kotagal 379

Index 391

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