Breathing Disorders in Sleep,
Edition 1
By Walter T. McNicholas, MD, FRCPI, FRCP(C) and Eliot A. Phillipson, MD

Publication Date: 30 Oct 2001
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.

Key Features

  • Offers management options for snoring and sleep apnoea.
  • Covers morbidity, mortality and public health implications of sleep apnoea.
  • Nocturnal asthma.
  • Sleep in COPD.
  • Distinguished editors and a world-renowned group of contributors have produced a one-stop, ultimate reference.
  • Of interest to anyone involved in clinical management or research in breathing disorders during sleep.
    About the author
    By Walter T. McNicholas, MD, FRCPI, FRCP(C), Director, Respiratory Sleep Disorders Unit, St Vincent's University Hospital, and Conway Institute for Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, University College Dublin, Ireland and Eliot A. Phillipson, MD, Chair, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    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
    Book details
    ISBN: 9780702025105
    Page Count: 352
    Illustrations : 100 ills.
    Retail Price : £95.99
    Kryger, Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine 3/e, May 2000, 0721676707
    Respiratory Physicians, Otolaryngologists, Neurologists, Psychiatrists and Psychologists, and Physical Scientists with a research interest in the area (including all trainee specialists in these areas)