Sleep and Movement Disorders

Sleep and Movement Disorders

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Since its publication in 2002, significant progress has been made in our understanding of motor control in sleep and the relationship between sleep and movement disorders. All three editors are authorities on the subject and have assembled expert specialists for their chapter authors. The topic is very timely, the latest edition of the International classification of sleep disorders (ICSD-2, 2005) included a separate category of 'Sleep Related Movement Disorders' emphasizing the increasing awareness of sleep-related movements and the importance of recognizing sleep-related movement disorders for diagnosis, differential diagnosis and treatment. This is a comprehensive resource, including all findings from the last 8 years of research. This 2nd edition is divided into four major sections and subsections preceded by an introductory essay to provide perspective on the subject. The book is intended for all sleep and movement disorders specialists as well as those neurologists, internists including pulmonologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, otolaryngologists, pediatricians, neurosurgeons, dentists and family physicians who must deal with the many patients suffering from undiagnosed or underdiagnosed sleep disorders including sleep-related abnormal movements.44 Activation of HCRT neurons is critical for the maintenance of waking, whereas inactia€” vation or cessation of these neurons is necessary ... The anatomical projections, receptor distria€” bution, and pharmacological studies support that HCRTa€”induced arousal and ... arousal systems, as well as sympathetic and motor circuits in the spinal cordla#39;5a#39;53a#39;55 LDT/PPT and SLD also receive HCRTa€” ergic andanbsp;...

Title:Sleep and Movement Disorders
Author:Sudhansu Chokroverty, Richard P. Allen, Arthur S. Walters, Pasquale Montagna
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2013-08-15


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