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Case Studies in Sleep Neurology : Common and Uncommon Presentations - Antonio Culebras

Case Studies in Sleep Neurology

Common and Uncommon Presentations

By: Antonio Culebras (Editor)

Paperback Published: 23rd September 2010
ISBN: 9780521146487
Number Of Pages: 318

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Sleep disorders are increasingly recognised as a major clinical problem, with significant morbidity and considerable economic importance. This compendium of case studies presents a diverse range of situations which challenge the problem-solving abilities of all those interested in sleep disorders, covering both common and unusual cases.

Each case begins with a clinical history, followed by examination findings and special investigations and culminating in diagnosis, treatment and management, with discussion of differential diagnosis where appropriate.

Focusing attention on the major categories of sleep medicine, including insomnia, hypersomnias, sleep-breathing disorders, parasomnias, movement disorders, circadian dysrhythmias and the neurology of sleep, this clinical guide promotes integrative thinking and diagnostic skill. Historical and review citations, illustrations and concise real-life stories stimulate memory and facilitate learning.

Written and edited by an international cadre of sleep professionals, this book will inform and challenge established specialists and provide a stimulating teaching tool for those in training

About the Author

Antonio Culebras is Professor of Neurology, Upstate Medical University, and Consultant, The Sleep Center, Community General Hospital, Syracuse, New York, USA. He chairs the Sleep Research Group of the World Federation of Neurology and is former Chair of the Sleep Section of the American Academy of Neurology.

Forewordp. xii
List of contributorsp. xvi
List of abbreviationsp. xx
Introductionp. xxiii
Sleep-related breathing disorders
Opioid-inducecd central sleep apneap. 3
Fourteen-year-old with sleep-disordered breathing and excessive daytime sleepinessp. 11
A harsh noise in the nightp. 17
An infant with obstructed breathingp. 23
Hypersomnias of central origin
My child falls at schoolp. 33
A sleepy-headp. 39
A roller-coaster of neurological diagnosesp. 43
Circadian rhythm disorders
A shift worker falls repeatedlyp. 51
REM-Sleep-associated parasomnias
Extreme dreamsp. 59
Odd sleep-related behaviorsp. 67
Paralyzed and unable to breathep. 74
Nightmares and numbness in the right armp. 81
Screaming at nightp. 86
Violent sleep behavior resulting in subdural hemorrhagep. 92
Arousal disorders
Amnestic nocturnal behaviorp. 103
A terrified and terrifying screamp. 110
Frequent night-time wanderingsp. 117
An adult sleepwalker who was sleep deprivedp. 123
Other Parasomnias
Seeking food in the nightp. 131
The case of the missing loaf of breadp. 139
Gaining weight while asleepp. 146
Vivid images in the bedroomp. 151
Noisy breathing during sleepp. 156
Sexsomnia and obstructive sleep apneap. 163
Sleep-related epilepsy
The anxious hitting sleeperp. 171
Bad dreamsp. 178
Sleepwalking or seizing?p. 185
Seizure, parasomnia or behavioral disorder?p. 193
Sounds of choking at nightp. 200
Fighting in sleepp. 208
Sleep and stroke
Sleep and strokep. 219
Sleep-related movement disorders
Violent tongue biting recurring during sleepp. 227
A child with behavioral problems and violent sleep behavior leading to traumap. 234
Clicking all nightp. 242
Repetitive arm movementsp. 248
Restlessness and jerking upon recumbency when trying to fall asleepp. 255
Jumping and yelling while asleepp. 262
A case of attention deficitp. 266
Neuromuscular disorders and sleep
Snoring and leg crampsp. 275
ôSo tired I take naps in the morningöp. 281
Appendix: Epworth Sleepiness Scalep. 287
Indexp. 288
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ISBN: 9780521146487
ISBN-10: 0521146488
Series: Case Studies in Neurology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 318
Published: 23rd September 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 17.4  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.885