BMA Medical Book of the Year 2018

Oxford Textbook of Sleep Disorders
edited by Sudhansu Chokroverty and Luigi Ferini-Strambi
Published by Oxford University Press, July 2017
(ISBN: 9780199682003 £125.00)

“…In short, this is a complete manual to set up a sleep clinic.” 

Dr Tim Yates MA MRCP PhD
– Reviewer

This textbook covers the rapid advances in scientific, technical, clinical, and therapeutic aspects of sleep medicine which have captivated sleep scientists and clinicians. It aims to introduce sleep disorders within the context of classical neurological diseases, giving an in-depth coverage of the topic in a logical and orderly way, while emphasizing the practical aspects in a succinct and lucid manner. Rapid advances have occurred recently in the understanding of the basic science, technical, clinical and therapeutic aspects of sleep medicine. At the same time, there has been a rapid increase in the number of people involved in clinical sleep medicine and sleep research, in addition to an explosive growth in the number of sleep centres, laboratories and programs, and an increasing number of sleep societies and sleep medicine journals worldwide. Despite this growth of research activity in sleep medicine, there is a distinct lack of adequate knowledge and awareness of sleep disorders in the neurological community, and thus, sleep disorders are not dealt with adequately by most practicing neurologists. This book summarizes the recent advances in sleep medicine, with a special emphasis on sleep neurology.

Sudhansu Chokroverty, Professor and Director of Sleep Research, Co-Chair Emeritus of Neurology, JFK Neuroscience Institute, Edison ,NJ, USA; Professor of Neuroscience, Seton Hall University, South Orange ,NJ, USA; Clinical Professor of Neurology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ, USA, and Luigi Ferini-Strambi, Professor of Neurology, Sleep Disorders Centre, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy

Sudhansu Chokroverty is Professor and Director of Sleep Research at the JFK Neuroscience Institute, Edison, NJ, USA; Professor of Neuroscience at Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, USA; and Clinical Professor of Neurology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ, USA. His research interests include Blink reflex excitability in Restless legs Syndrome and narcolepsy-cataplexy, Neurophysiologic investigation of myoclonus and tremor, Startle reflex study in normals and RLS patients, PLMS actigraphic study correlating with overnight PSG study, Abnormal motor activities during REM sleep, Transient phenomena at sleep onset: A clinical and PSG study, Cyclic alternating pattern in the PSG, sleep apnea and CPAP titration, and Actigraphic study in insomnia.

Luigi Ferini-Strambi is Clinical Group Leader at San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Sleep Disorders Centre, Milan, Italy; and Associate Professor of Psychology at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy. His research interests in the field of sleep disorders include insomnia, hypersomnia, movement disorders, and sleep-related behaviour.

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