Clinical Neurophysiology of Sleep Disorders

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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2005 - Medical - 363 pages
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This volume in the Handbook of Clinical Neurophysiology series defines the role of clinical neurophysiology in the study of disorders of sleep.

It includes the physiology of sleep, and the role of clinical neurophysiology in assessing sleep with common and less common methods of testing. The epidemiology of sleep disorders and the wide range of neurophysiologic abnormalities associated with them are described, including disorders associated with other neurologic diseases.



  • The ultimate reference source for clinical neurophysiologists on disorders of sleep.
  • Volume in a prestigious series published in association with the International Federation of clinical Neurophysiology.
  • International contributor list drawn from around the world.
  • Discusses physiology, techniques used in clinical neurophysiology, and disorders of sleep.
 

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Contents

The physiology of sleep
3
NREMREM sleep
21
An overview of polysomnography
33
Multiple sleep latency test
51
The maintenance of wakefulness test
59
Actigraphy
67
The Oxford sleep resistance test
73
The cyclic alternating pattern CAP in human sleep
79
Sleep and neuromuscular disorders
225
Arousal parasomnias
235
REM sleep behavior disorder
245
Sleep in dementia
255
focus on Parkinsons disease
263
Restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movements in sleep
273
Sleep and epilepsy
281
historical background technical considerations and clinical indications
293

Scalp topography and cortical generators of the spectral components of the cyclic alternating
95
Quantitative analysis of the sleep electroencephalogram
103
utility and functional significance
125
Epidemiology of sleep disorders in the general population
139
Narcolepsy
155
The syndromes of excessive daytime somnolence excluding narcolepsy and sleeprelated
179
Obstructive sleep apnea syndromes
191
Central sleep apnea
207
Primary insomnia
305
Psychiatric insomnias
317
Circadian rhythm sleep disorders
327
Headaches and sleep disorders
337
Sleep and autonomic nervous system dysfunction
343
Subject index
355
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