“Truly a comprehensive collection of invaluable information and graphical illustrations about everything that is needed to perform the polysomnographic assessment. The atlas is filled with useful illustrations of actual records depicting standards for monitoring, artifacts recognition, and key findings associated with different sleep pathologies. The authors of this atlas, Drs. Ravi Gupta, S. R. Pandi-Perumal, and Ahmed BaHamman, are internationally known leading experts in sleep medicine and sleep research. They are to be commended for compiling this essential tool for a better understanding normal sleep and diagnosing many sleep disorders. This atlas is likely to remain a key reference in the field for years to come.”
—From the Foreword by Charles M. Morin, PhD, FRSC, DABSM, President, World Sleep Society
Written for sleep technologists, Clinical Atlas of Polysomnography provides basic information regarding normal sleep, sleep disorders, and electrophysiology that is outside of the scope of the AASM manual (AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events). It aims to act as a guide through the fundamental aspects of, for example, types of overnight sleep study, establishing a sleep laboratory, preparing the patient for a sleep evaluation study, placement of electrodes and leads, and the scientific aspects of such placement, i.e., why they are placed at that particular position. This information will be very useful in those parts of the globe where formal training in sleep technology is not yet available.
Many further chapters focus on depicting real-time illustrations of sleep data as captured in the sleep laboratory and the scoring of recording data. Information regarding common montages, artifacts, and troubleshooting in the sleep laboratory will facilitate the reader’s journey as a trainee sleep technologist. While scoring sleep recordings, the “When you score the data” histogram can provide a great deal of useful information, and this has been explained in detail in this book. Most importantly, it is prudent to be able to write reports that are both informative and easy to understand by physicians who do not have advanced knowledge of sleep medicine. A chapter has been dedicated to explaining this in detail. Lastly, the authors have provided ready-made forms, questionnaires, and documents that can either be used as they are or with some modifications.
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