Oxford Case Histories in Sleep Medicine
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This book provides a case-based illustrative approach to the understanding and management of common and important sleep disorders, including snoring and sleep disordered breathing, insomnia and circadian-rhythm disorders, as well as primary neurological sleep disorders. Case histories are written by well-established experts from University College London Hospitals who have long-standing experience of providing a multi-disciplinary approach to the management of sleep
disorders. Cases focus on the recognition of presenting features of sleep disorders and their clinical importance, using real life patients from sleep clinic. Each case report provides a detailed clinical description followed by a clear explanation of the salient points. The text is supported by
photographs, diagrams and line drawing and concludes with a list of key learning points. Each case history reads as stand-alone, although a common theme of presenting features, clinical features, investigation and treatment is adhered to. Cases are written in an easy-flowing prose style in an attempt to simulate the experience of seeing and discussing a real life patient case in clinical practice.
The book is of interest to all clinicians who are likely to come across patients with sleep disorders in their clinical practice and wish to improve their understanding and knowledge of sleep disorders.
Dr Himender Makker is a Consultant Respiratory Physician with a special interest in sleep apnoea. He developed interest in sleep medicine while working as a Senior Registrar at the Birmingham Heartlands Hospital (1995-1997). On his appointment as a Consultant at UCLH in 1997, he developed a sleep service and established protocols and guidelines for the management of sleep apnoea. He created sleep research group in collaboration with neuropsychologists and medical
physicists to investigate neuropsychological impairment in sleep apnoea. The research was funded by the CDRC grant, presented at the conferences, published in peer review journals, and contributed to MD of a research fellow.
He organises and teaches at sleep apnoea the NE Thames Respiratory SpRs study days and the UCLH sleep apnoea course. He has a wider experience of raising awareness of sleep-disordered breathing through writing articles for the local newspaper and health magazines, and interview/talks on Radio and TV.
Prof Matthew Walker graduated from Cambridge University and St Thomas' Hospital in 1989, and is now Professor of Neurology at the Institute of Neurology, UCL and Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. He specializes in epilepsy, neurological sleep disorders, and video-EEG telemetry. In addition, he has an active research laboratory investigating synaptic physiology and epilepsy. He is also associate editor of Epilepsia and Therapeutic Advances in
Neurological Disorders, an executive member of the Joint Epilepsy Council of Great Britain and Ireland and a council member of the UK chapter of the ILAE.
Dr Hugh Selsick attained a BSc in Physiology, a BSc Honours in Experimental Physiology and MBBCh at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He works as a psychiatrist for Camden and Islington Foundation Trust in London. He is the chair of the Sleep Special Interest Group in the Section of Neuropsychiatry at the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Lead Clinician of the Insomnia Clinic at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine/University College London Hospitals. His
special interests are insomnia and the relationship between sleep and psychiatric disorders.
Mr Bhik Kotecha graduated from Cardiff in 1984 and started his training in ENT in Manchester as an SHO and a Registrar. He then moved to Sussex University to complete his M.Phil. thesis on Ototoxicity before joining Royal National Throat, Nose & Ear Hospital as a Senior Registrar. He was appointed as an ENT Consultant in 1995 and has helped in establishing the Sleep disorder Unit at RNTNEH. In 2004, we were awarded the Hospital Doctor Team of the Year award for Sleep Medicine. He is an
examiner for MRCS at Royal College of Surgeons of England and an assistan Editor for Journal of Laryngology and Otology. He is the immediate past president of the Sleep Medicine Section at the Royal Society of Medicine (2009-2011).
Ama Johal is a Senior Clinical Lecturer /Hon. Consultant Orthodontist at Bart's and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London. He is both Academic and Clinical lead for Orthodontics, within the Institute of Dentistry. Both his research and clinical work has been rewarded with numerous National and International prizes and grants. His research interests include the impact of quality of life in orthodontics and the management of patients with sleep-related
breathing disorders, in which he has published widely. His specialist Clinical interests include multidisciplinary care of patients with orthodontic-restorative needs and sleep disorders management using mandibular advancement appliances. He is a member of The Angle Society of