Sleep Apnea: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Treatment

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-11-11
  • Publisher: CRC Press

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Since the publication of Sleep Apnea: Diagnosis and Treatmen - First Edition there have been many significant changes within the field of sleep disorders. This source will highlight the changes in the field of sleep apnea while examining new treatment techniques, new treatment data, and emerging data that relates to specific disorders.

Author Biography

Allan I. Pack, M.B.Ch.B., Ph.D., is the Director of the Center for Sleep and Cirrcadian Neurobiology and the Chief of the Division of Sleep Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his doctorate degrees from the University of Glasgow in Scotland and has been-practicing in the United States for over thirty years. Dr. Pack, Professor of Medicine, is the recipient of the John Miclot endowed chair. He is a member of multiple medical societies including the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the World Federation of Sleep Research and Sleep, and the American Thoracic Society. The author of numerous scientific articles, Dr. Pack serves as a Deputy Editor for Sleep. Dr. Pack is a leading sleep medicine expert who has lectured all over the world. In addition, he has received the following awards: Nathaniel Kleitman Distinguished Service Award (1996, American Academy of Sleep Medicine), William C. Dement Academic Achievement Award (2001, American Academy of Sleep Medicine), and the Lifetime Achievement Award (2010, National Sleep Foundation).

Table of Contents

Pathogenesis of Apnea
Anatomical Factors-Insights from Imaging Studies
Biomechanics of the Upper Airway During Sleep
Secondary Changes in Upper Airway Structure and Function
Neural Mechanisms
Sleep-Induced Respiratory Instabilities
Mechanisms of Upper Airway Hypotonia Autonomic Consequences of Arousal from Sleep and Neural Mechanisms of Arousal
The Genetics of the Obstructive Sleep Apnea-Hypopnea Syndrome
Studies in Humans
Airway Reflexes-Changes with Sleep
Gender Differences in Sleep-disordered Breathing
Animal Models
Animal Models of Sleep Apnea
Pathogenesis of Consequences of Apnea
Mechanisms of Sleepiness in Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Neuroimaging Studies in Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Functional Genomics Approach to Sleepiness
Cardiovascular Consequences
Hypertension in Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Other Cardiovascular Consequences of Sleep Apnea
Neuroendocrine Changes in Sleep Apnea
Insulin Resistance in Sleep Apnea
Intermittent Hypoxia
Intermittent Hypoxia and Neurocognitive Function
Intermittent Hypoxia-Mechanisms and Other Neuronal Effects
Diagnosis of Sleep Apnea
Screening for Sleep Apnea
Simplified Diagnostic Tests for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Sleep Apnea in Specialized Groups
Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Children Versus Adults
Sleep Apnea in Older Adults
Sleep Apnea in Pregnancy and Effect of Menopause
Treatment of Sleep Apnea
Adherence to CPAP Treatment and Functional Status in Adult Obstructive Sleep Apnea
CPAP Therapy: Results of Randomized Controlled Trials in Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Oral Appliance Therapy for Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Upper Airway Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Pharmacotherapeutic Trials for Sleep-Disordered Breathing
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