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Sleep in Childhood Neurological Disorders

SKU# 9781933864969

Author: Sanjeev V. Kothare MD, Suresh Kotagal MD


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Sleep in Childhood Neurological Disorders addresses the myriad sleep-wake issues associated with neurological disturbances from the newborn period through adolescence. The editors and contributing authors are internationally recognized authorities who cover everything from sleep and ADHD, headaches, restless leg syndrome, parasomnias, hypersomnias, autism, brain tumors, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, and other primary disorders to sleep co-morbidities, assessment, testing, interventions, pharmacology and more.

The first book devoted to the growing field of pediatric neurosomnology, Sleep in Childhood Neurological Disorders is an invaluable text for clinicians looking for current information and practical guidance to successfully manage their pediatric sleep patients.

Sleep in Childhood Neurological Disorders features

  • Dedicated focus on neurologically-based sleep disorders in children
  • Diagnostic tables, key points, clinical pearls, and treatment algorithms throughout to enhance clinical utility
  • Directions for "Future Research" in each chapter highlight promising studies and new therapies
  • Broad-based coverage of the full range of common sleep disorders and co-morbidities

Product Details 

  • Publication Date January 27, 2011
  • Page Count 448
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9781933864969
  • EISBN 9781935281559

Table of Contents 

1. Sleep Ontogeny and Physiology;2. Clinical and Laboratory Assessment of Childhood Sleep-Wake Problems; 3. Sleep and Attention Deficit Disorder; 4. Restless Legs Syndrome; 5. Sleep and Epilepsy; 6. Sleep Potentiated Spike-Wave Discharges and Electrical Status Epilepticus of Slow Wave Sleep; 7. Childhood Parasomnias; 8. Smith Magenis Syndrome; 9. Autism and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders; 10. Psychiatric Disorders and Sleep; 11. Sleep and Brain Tumors; 12. Hypersomnias Including Narcolepsy; 13. Circadian Rhythm Disorders; 14. Sleep in Mental Retardation and Cerebral Palsy and Other Miscellaneous Circadian Rhythm Disorders in Neurological Diseases; 15. Obstructive and Central Sleep Apnea as Co-morbidities of Neurological Disorders; 16. Intervention Strategies to Treat Sleep Co-morbidities; 17. Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome; 18. Techniques for Assessing Sleep Fragmentation; 19. Imaging Modalities in Pediatric Sleep Medicine; 20. Neuropharmacology; 21. Sleep and Headaches; 22. Sleep & Traumatic Brain Injury; 23. Faciomaxillary Syndromes and Sleep; 24. Multidisciplinary Approach to Assessing the Upper Airway: the Aero-Digestive Clinic; 25. Drug Development for Infants and Children with Sleep Disorders: Opportunities and Challenges

Editorial Review(s) 

"The editors are to be congratulated for assembling a comprehensive and well-written monograph on th intersection of sleep and child neurology...The aesthetic value of the book is similarly pleasing, with a beautiful cover, clear figures, and well placed tables, highlighting Key Points or Clinical Pearls in nearly every chapter.

Overall, we applaud this achievement in producing a foundation, as the editors note in their preface, to the field of pediatric neurosomnology. This book was a worthwhile project of which the authors, editors, and publishers can be proud, and it is recommended for clinicians, and especially child neurologists, with an interest in the sleep aspects of pediatric neurology."-Phillip L. Pearl, MD and Judith Owens, MD, Pediatric Neurology, Volume 45, Issue 4, October 2011

"This book is a comprehensive reference for those interested in sleep disorders in pediatric neurologic disease. The book is strongly recommended for pediatricians and family care physicians, neurologists, sleep specialists, and anyone who is involved in the care of children with neurologically related sleep problems. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, gained a wealth of new information, and have developed new ways of accessing sleep-related childhood neurologic presentations."-Neurology

"This book is unique in gathering such detailed information on pediatric sleep medicine in one place...a very good bookshelf resource for anyone interested in pediatric sleep medicine."-Doody's Reviews