Curbside Consultation in Pediatric Sleep Disorders: 49 Clinical Questions

Aaron Chidekel, MD

  • $93.95
  • ISBN 10 1-61711-601-7
  • ISBN 13 978-1-61711-601-8
  • 250 pp Soft Cover
  • Pub. Date: 2016
  • Order# 76018
Are you looking for concise, practical answers to those questions that are often left unanswered by traditional pediatric sleep disorder references? Are you seeking brief, evidence-based advice for complicated cases or controversial decisions? Curbside Consultation in Pediatric Sleep Disorders: 49 Clinical Questions provides quick answers to the tricky questions most commonly posed during a “curbside consultation” between pediatricians.

Dr. Aaron Chidekel has designed this unique reference which offers expert advice, preferences, and opinions on tough clinical questions commonly associated with pediatric sleep disorders. The unique Q&A format provides quick access to current information related to pediatric sleep disorders with the simplicity of a conversation between two colleagues. Numerous images, diagrams, and references allow readers to browse large amounts of information in an expedited fashion.

Some of the questions that are answered:
• Why do we sleep and what is happening when children sleep?
• How does sleep change from infancy to adulthood?
• What are the latest recommendations for safe infant sleep and the prevention of SIDS?
• What are some pearls or strategies to manage or even better, to prevent behavioral sleep disorders in young children?
• What is obstructive sleep apnea syndrome?
• What is narcolepsy and do children actually develop this condition?
• Which of my patients should have a polysomnogram?

Curbside Consultation in Pediatric Sleep Disorders: 49 Clinical Questions provides information basic enough for residents while also incorporating expert advice that even high-volume pediatricians will appreciate. Pediatricians, family practitioners, and pediatric residents will benefit from the user-friendly, casual format and the expert advice contained within. 
 

Dedication

Acknowledgments

About the Editor

Contributing Authors

Foreword by Carl Gartner, MD

Introduction

Section I  The ABCs of Sleep

Question 1       Why Do We Sleep and What Is Happening When Children Sleep?

Aaron S. Chidekel, MD

Question 2       What Are the Nuts and Bolts of Sleep and Its Regulation?

Aaron S. Chidekel, MD

Question 3       What Are the Different Stages of Sleep?

Floyd Livingston, MD

Question 4       What Changes in Breathing Are Associated With Normal Sleep?

Ritu Grewal, MD

Question 5       What Is a Circadian Rhythm?

Floyd Livingston, MD

Question 6       What Are the Different Kinds of Apnea?

Floyd Livingston, MD

Question 7       What Is a Parasomnia?

Robert Heinle, MD

Question 8       How Does Sleep Change From Infancy to Adulthood?

Mohammad Cheema, MD and Aaron S. Chidekel, MD

Section II Unique Aspects of Sleep in Infancy

Question 9       What Is Apnea of Prematurity and How Is It Treated?

Jennifer L. Maher, DO and David A. Paul, MD

Question 10    What Is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome?

Aaron S. Chidekel, MD

Question 11    What Are the Latest Recommendations for Safe Infant Sleep and

the Prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome?

Jennifer A. Marriner, MSN, CPNP

Question 12    What Is an Apparent Life-Threatening Event?

Amy Renwick, MD

Question 13    What, if Anything, Are Apnea Monitors Used for?

Vanessa Shanks, MD and David A. Paul, MD

Section III     Nonrespiratory Sleep Disorders of Infancy and Childhood  

Question 14    My Infant Just Won’t Sleep. What Are Some Common Sleep Disorders

Unique to Infants?

Persephone Jones, MD, MPH and Rhonda Walter, MD

Question 15    What Are Nightmares?

Robert Heinle, MD

Question 16    What Are Night Terrors?

Robert Heinle, MD

Question 17    What Is Behavioral Insomnia of Childhood?

Jennifer L. Curran, PhD and Jennifer Shroff Pendley, PhD

Question 18    What Are Some Pearls or Strategies to Manage or, Even Better, to Prevent Behavioral Sleep Disorders in Young Children?

Meghan McAuliffe Lines, PhD and Cheyenne Hughes-Reid, PhD

Section IV Sleep Issues That Are Unique to Adolescents

Question 19    Some of My Teenage Patients Are Staying Up

Late and Then Having Difficulty Getting Up for School.

Do They Have Insomnia?

Johanna Carpenter, PhD and Kari Baber, PhD

Question 20    Some of My Teenage Patients Complain of Being Tired All the Time.

When Do I Need to Be Concerned?

Christina Calamaro, PhD, CRNP

Question 21    Is Sleep Deprivation Really That Big of a Problem in Adolescents?

Holger Link, MD

Question 22    How Big of a Problem Is Drowsy Driving in Teen Drivers?

Holger Link, MD

Section V Neurological Sleep Disorders

Question 23    What Is Narcolepsy and Do Children Actually Develop This Condition?

Ritu Grewal, MD

Question 24    What Is Restless Legs Syndrome and Do Children Actually

Develop This Condition?

Gabor Szuhay, MD

Question 25    Do Seizures Occur During Sleep and How Commonly Does This Occur?

Gabor Szuhay, MD

Question 26    What Are Some of the Other More Common Neurological Problems

That Can Influence Sleep?

Gabor Szuhay, MD

Section VI Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

Question 27    What Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome?

Lynn A. D’Andrea, MD and Louella Amos, MD

Question 28    Which Children Are at Increased Risk for

Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome?

Suzanne E. Beck, MD

Question 29    How Is Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome Diagnosed?

Louella Amos, MD and Lynn A. D’Andrea, MD

Question 30    What Are the Nonrespiratory Consequences of

Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Holger Link, MD

Question 31    What Are the Medical and Surgical Treatment Options for

Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome?

Lewis J. Kass, MD

Question 32    Is CPAP Therapy Used in Children?

Raj Padman, MD

Question 33    How Do I Best Evaluate the Snoring Child?

Ignacio E. Tapia, MD

Question 34    What Are the Differences Between Pediatric and Adult

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome?

Rocio Zeballos-Chavez, MD and Lynn A. D’Andrea, MD

Section VII    Sleep and Medical Conditions and Genetic Disorders

Question 35    What Are Some of the More Common Genetic Syndromes

That Are Associated With Sleep-Disordered Breathing?

Vandna Passi, MD

Question 36    What Are Some of the More Common Craniofacial Syndromes

That Are Associated With Sleep-Disordered Breathing?

Vandna Passi, MD

Question 37    What Do I Need to Know About Sleep and Breathing in

Children With Underlying Lung Diseases?

Michael Blechner, MD and Anita Bhandari, MD

Question 38    What Is the Impact of Obesity on Sleep?

Ambika Shenoy, MD

Question 39    What Is Known About the Relationship Between Sleep and

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

Marianne C. San Antonio, DO and Rhonda Walter, MD

Question 40    What Are Some of the Other Medical Conditions

That Can Affect Sleep?

Jennifer Shroff Pendley, PhD and Aaron S. Chidekel, MD

Question 41    What Are the Effects of Neuropsychiatric Disorders on Sleep?

Aaron S. Chidekel, MD

Question 42    What Are the Effects of Medications on Sleep?

Aaron S. Chidekel, MD

Question 43    Are There Any Medical Treatments for Insomnia

in Children and Adolescents? 

Aaron S. Chidekel, MD

Question 44    What Is Melatonin and Is This an Effective Treatment for Insomnia?

Aaron S. Chidekel, MD

Section VIII Sleep Evaluation and Testing

Question 45    How Do I Screen for Sleep Problems in My Practice?

Lewis J. Kass, MD

Question 46    How Can I Promote Sleep Hygiene in My Practice?

Jennifer A. Marriner, MSN, CPNP

Question 47    What Is a Polysomnogram?

Todd Burchard, BS, RPSGT, RST and Aaron S. Chidekel, MD

Question 48    Which of My Patients Should Have a Polysomnogram?

Aaron S. Chidekel, MD

Question 49    What Other Tests Are Used to Diagnose Sleep Disorders?

Todd Burchard, BS, RPSGT, RST and Aaron S. Chidekel, MD

Financial Disclosures



 

Aaron S. Chidekel, MD received his medical degree from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He completed his internship and residency in general pediatrics at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. He completed fellowship training in pediatric respiratory medicine in the Section of Pediatric Respiratory Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. After completing this training, Dr. Chidekel moved to Nemours at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware, where he is currently the Chief of the Division of Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine. He directs a busy, accredited pediatric sleep medicine program at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Dr. Chidekel is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has authored numerous scientific papers and abstracts regarding various aspects of clinical and basic research related to pediatric pulmonary medicine. He has edited and contributed chapters to several textbooks and has served as a reviewer for many prestigious journals as well. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics and has been active as an officer and board member of the Delaware Chapter, and he is a member of the American Thoracic Society and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

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