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Doody Review

Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, 6th Edition


Score: 100;  5 Stars


ISBN: 9780323242882


Copyright: 2017


Edition: 6th


Editor: Kryger, Meir , Roth, Thomas, Dement, William C. ,


Publisher: Elsevier


At A Glance

For nearly 30 years, Dr. Meir Kryger.s must-have guide to sleep medicine has been the gold standard in this fast-changing field. This essential, full-color reference includes more than 20 unique sections and over 170 chapters covering every aspect of sleep disorders, giving you the authoritative guidance you need to offer your patients the best possible care. For this updated 6th edition, extensive additional online material enhances the value of Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine to your practice. ... New content on sleep apnea, neurological disorders, legal aspects of sleep medicine, dental sleep medicine genetics, circadian disorders, geriatrics, women.s health, cardiovascular diseases, and occupational sleep medicine, keeps you fully up to date. Updates to scientific discoveries and clinical approaches ensure that you remain current with new knowledge that is advancing the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders. Online access to a wealth of extra material, including case studies, video clips, an image collection, updates to the text, self-assessment questions, a drug guide, classic articles, practice guidelines, patient brochures, Weblinks, information on the pioneers of sleep medicine, and more. The essential reference tool to manage and diagnose patients with sleep disorders. This title includes an access code for an accompanying website with ebook version.


Expert Review



Michael Easton,  MD  (Rush University Medical Center)



This is the sixth edition of the gold standard in the fast changing field of sleep medicine. This edition includes access to online material that complements and enhances the book.



First published some 30 years ago, the book is now an extensive, 1,700-plus page, comprehensive and up-to-date reference that covers all aspects of the specialty of sleep medicine. Over 100 experts in various aspects of the field have contributed to it.



This is the essential reference for any clinician or researcher specializing in sleep medicine as well as fellows preparing for the sleep medicine examination. It also will give all healthcare providers invaluable information to help them address these common issues with their patients.



The book continues the overall organization of the very first edition, reviewing the principles of sleep medicine and the practice of sleep medicine. This edition is divided into 21 sections and over 170 chapters that cover every aspect of sleep disorders. It presents the most current information on scientific discoveries and evidence-based clinical approaches. New material has been added on sleep apnea, neurological disorders, genetics, circadian disorders, geriatrics, women's health, cardiovascular diseases, occupational sleep medicine, and legal aspects of sleep medicine, among others. The website includes access to an ebook version, over 95 video clips, over 950 self-assessment questions, and activities for Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Maintenance Certifications (MOC).



This is an exhaustive, thorough, comprehensive, up-to-date book on all areas of sleep medicine. The companion online activities further enhance its educational value. It is a must for clinicians or scientists specialized or interested in this rapidly expanding field.




Range     Question                                                                Score



1-10         Are the author's objectives met?                                                                       10


1-10         Rate the worthiness of those objectives.                                                         10


1-5           Is this written at an appropriate level?                                                               5


1-5           Is there significant duplication? (1=significant, 5=insignificant)                5


1-5           Are there significant omissions? (1=significant, 5=insignificant)               5


1-5           Rate the authority of the authors.                                                                       5 


1-5           Are there sufficient illustrations?                                                                        5


1-5           Rate the pedagogic value of the illustrations.                                                 4


1-5           Rate the print quality of the illustrations.                                                         2


1-5           Are there sufficient references?                                                                         5


1-5           Rate the currency of the references.                                                                 5


1-5           Rate the pertinence of the references.                                                             5


1-5           Rate the helpfulness of the index.                                                                     5


1-5           If important in this specialty, rate the physical appearance of the book N/A

1-10         Is this a worthwhile contribution to the field?                                               10


1-10         If this is a 2nd or later edition, is this new edition needed?                        10

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