About the Atlas of Clinical Polysomnography
Nic Butkov, RPSGT • 2nd Edition
About the Atlas
The original Atlas of Clinical Polysomnography was introduced in 1996 at the Association of Professional Sleep Societies (APSS) conference in Washington D.C. Since that time, the Atlas has been used extensively by physicians and technologists for board examination preparation, as well as for general training and education by sleep centers, sleep schools, colleges, and universities worldwide.
The 2010 edition of the Atlas has been expanded to include an in-depth overview of polysomnography including instrumentation, electrode and sensor application, sleep stage and event scoring, abnormal sleep record interpretation, positive airway pressure titration, and other relevant topics. By including this information, the new edition effectively serves as a technical manual, as well as an Atlas.
Because of the many changes that have occurred within the field of sleep medicine in recent years, the author has made efforts to provide the reader with a sense of historical perspective, by summarizing both traditional and revised methodology and scoring rules. These are balanced with practical commentary, emphasizing clinical judgment and common sense.
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