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Book Reviews
August 2000

Atlas of Sleep Medicine in Infants and Children

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edited by Stephen H. Sheldon, Susan Riter, and Mark Detrojan, 278 pp, with illus, $150, ISBN 0-879-93423-9, Armonk, NY, Futura Publishing Company Inc, 1999.

Arch Neurol. 2000;57(8):1228-1229. doi:

This is an excellent atlas with comprehensive coverage of wide-ranging topics in pediatric sleep medicine. The layout, illustrations, and text are user-friendly and easy to understand.

Both normal sleep and abnormal sleep are well illustrated using numerous examples from normal children and also disease categories, including sleep-related breathing disorders, non–rapid eye movement sleep-related parasomnias, rapid eye movement sleep-related parasomnias, and sleep in the neurologically abnormal child. A good chapter on common artifacts, especially those specific to pediatric patients, and also a chapter with a brief discussion on pneumography and home monitoring are also included. The text accompanying each illustration includes a good discussion of polysomnographic features, technology used when relevant, as well as a comprehensive list of references and suggested reading, making learning easy for the user.

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