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Book publication announcement

New tool to perform Polysomnographic assessments

 

May 23, 2018


“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 overnight sleep study which include; establishing a sleep laboratory, preparing the patient, placement of equipment, and the scientific aspects of such placement. This information will be very useful in those parts of the globe where formal training in sleep technology is not yet available.

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.

This book will help physicians write reports that are both informative and easy to understand by physicians who do not have advanced knowledge of sleep medicine.  In addition there are ready-made forms, questionnaires, and documents that can either be used as they are or with some modifications.

The title published on 23rd May 2018, order your copy today Use discount code ACT56* http://ow.ly/5yZ230js83B

*20% discount offer is only available on titles ordered directly from www.crcpress.com, until 30th November 2018 and cannot be combined with any other offer or discounts.

 

About the Authors

Ravi Gupta, MD, PhD MAMS, Certified Sleep Physician (World Sleep Federation), is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Sleep Clinic, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun, INDIA. In 2010, he received a Mini-Fellowship from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine to improve his skills in this area, and thereafter, he refined his knowledge and skills under the able guidance of Dr. Jim Walker and Dr. Robert Farney at LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah. He has contributed chapters to various high profile academic volumes.

S.R. Pandi-Perumal, MSc, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Somnogen Canada Inc., a Canadian corporation. He is a well-recognized sleep researcher, both nationally and internationally, and has authored many publications. His general area of research interest includes sleep and biological rhythms. The India International Friendship Society awarded him the prestigious Bharat Gaurav award on January 12, 2013.  His online biography can be viewed at http://pandi-perumal.blogspot.com 

Ahmed S. BaHammam, MD, FRCP (Lon), FRCP (Edin), ABIM, EDIC, FACP, FCCP, is a tenured Professor of Medicine at King Saud University (KSU). Recognized as a leading expert in the field of sleep medicine, both nationally and internationally, Prof. BaHammam established the first academic sleep disorders center in Saudi Arabia and the first Sleep Medicine Fellowship program and subsequently chaired the committee that established the Saudi regulation for accreditation of sleep medicine specialists and sleep technologists.

As a founding member of the Saudi Thoracic Society and the Saudi Sleep Medicine community, Prof. BaHammam has organized over 20 workshops on polysomnography. His advanced polysomnography courses have been conducted in several countries in the Middle East. For his contribution to sleep medicine, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award (2016) by King Saud University. He has published more than 200 scientific articles. He is a member of the editorial boards of several international medical journals. Further information about his work can be found at http://faculty.ksu.edu.sa/ahmedbahammam/default.aspx

Further information

For more information contact or to request a review copy:

Elena Tsang
Email: Elena.Tsang@tandf.co.uk

Please note the book publishes on 23rd May 2018 and review copies will be sent after that date.

When referencing the book, please include: Clinical Atlas of Polysomnography, published by Apple Academic Press (Taylor & Francis Group).

Learn more about: Clinical Atlas of Polysomnography at: http://ow.ly/5yZ230js83B