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Meir H. Kryger, MD, FRCPC
Meir Kryger loves to write! He loves to write books and posts for the public, and for doctors. He loves to teach. He is currently professor, Yale University School of Medicine. Previously he was the Director of the Sleep Disorders Centre at St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre, the first laboratory studying patients with sleep breathing problems in Canada. Kryger is the chief editor of the main textbook used in sleep medicine, The Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, which is currently in its sixth edition. He is also the author of Mystery of Sleep, a romp through the science and abnormalities of sleep. His book, Sleep in Art, is a visual journey of how artists have portrayed sleep through the ages. His latest book, The Man Who Could Stay Awake, is a novel that was 35 years in the making!
Kryger's research has spanned the areas of sleep breathing disorders, especially neurological disorders affecting sleep of both adults and children, and sleep problems in women. Some of the research produced by his laboratory has had an important impact on clinical practice. His laboratory was the first to show the feasibility of ventilating people with post-polio syndrome at home using noninvasive techniques. His laboratory elucidated the interaction between heart failure and sleep respiration and published the first systematic study of oxygen in this condition. He reported the first use of computers in analyzing sleep breathing patterns and validated techniques of monitoring in which diagnostic data as well as therapeutic data on CPAP is obtained during the same night. Kryger's laboratory has obtained research funding from government and industry sources from Canada, France, and the U.S. His research is funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
He has served the sleep medicine community in many roles including as president of both the Canadian Sleep Society and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He was on the Board of Directors of the National Sleep Foundation in Washington,D.C., serving as vice president and as chairman of the Education Committee. In 1996, he received the William C. Dement Award for Academic Achievement in sleep medicine. In 2011 he was received a Distinguished Scientist Award by the Canadian sleep Society at the World Association of Sleep medicine meeting. He has trained medical practitioners in sleep medicine from Canada, Australia, China, Japan, and Greece.
Kryger graduated from the McGill University Medicine School in 1971. He did his internship at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago and internal medicine at the Royal Victoria Hospital of McGill University in Montreal. He trained in pulmonary medicine at the University of Colorado, followed by two years of research training. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine.
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Part of the trusted Kryger line of sleep medicine references, Kryger’s Sleep Medicine Review, 3rd Edition, tests your knowledge with over 1,000 questions and answers. This unique review tool follows the updated AASM exam blueprint, providing authoritative guidance and current information on every aspect of sleep medicine. It’s an invaluable resource for test prep and clinical practice, with updates to the classification system (ICSD3) and scoring manual, a new section on instrumentation, and questions related to key topics such as home sleep testing.
- Tests your knowledge with 540 in-book questions. All questions correspond to the blueprint of the newly updated AASM exam.
- Includes a new section on instrumentation and testing that covers electrical components and technical aspects of sleep devices as well as guidance on sleep study preparation and testing conditions.
- Features increased content on pediatrics and management of children transitioning into adulthood, with many new pediatric-specific cases and questions.
- Keys answers to the relevant sections of Dr. Kryger's Principles and Practices of Sleep Medicine as well as the Atlas of Clinical Sleep Medicine.
- Brings you up to date with recent changes in the exam through coverage of techniques for applying the new scoring rules, information on the latest classification definitions (ICSD-3), tips for passing the exam, and more.
For nearly 30 years, Dr. Meir Kryger’s must-have guide to sleep medicine has been the gold standard in this fast-changing field. This essential, full-color reference includes more than 20 unique sections and over 170 chapters covering every aspect of sleep disorders, giving you the authoritative guidance you need to offer your patients the best possible care.
- Evidence-based content helps you make the most well-informed clinical decisions.
- An ideal resource for preparing for the sleep medicine fellowship examination.
- New content on sleep apnea, neurological disorders, legal aspects of sleep medicine, dental sleep medicine genetics, circadian disorders, geriatrics, women’s health, cardiovascular diseases, and occupational sleep medicine, keeps you fully up to date.
- Updates to scientific discoveries and clinical approaches ensure that you remain current with new knowledge that is advancing the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders.
Everyone needs sleep, and many of us will experience some difficulty sleeping over the course of our lifetimes (or know someone who does). Kryger’s comprehensive text is a much-needed bedside resource for insomniacs, those who can’t stay awake, and the simply curious. Uniquely wide ranging, this is part scientific history and part handbook of sleep and the disorders that affect it.
The book begs to be turned into a streaming movie, but that is something others can decide. The protagonist, Sam Moroz is a doctor who has invested in Kian Oil, which is exploring in the Arctic, and has found an elephant field. The villain of the story is Mr. Kian, a grown-up version of Dickens' Joe the Fat Boy, tries to kill Moroz by having him thrown out of an airplane over an ice field. Moroz is saved by Pauloosie, an Inuit hunter. The two set off on a journey to expose Mr. Kian’s plot to control the world’s oil supply.
Principles and Practice of Pediatric Sleep Medicine, 2nd Edition, written by preeminent sleep medicine experts Drs. Sheldon, Kryger, Ferber, and Gozal, is the most comprehensive source for diagnosing and managing sleep disorders in children. Newly updated and now in full color throughout, this medical reference book is internationally recognized as the definitive resource for any health practitioner who treats children, providing absolute guidance on virtually all of the sleep-associated problems encountered in pediatric patients.
- Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability.
- Organized format separates coverage into Normal and Abnormal sleep for quick access to the key information you need.
- Abundantly referenced chapters help you to investigate topics further.
- Equips you with a complete understanding of both medical and psychiatric sleep disorders.
- New and expanded chapters regarding sleep related breathing disorders; parasomnias; differential diagnosis of pediatric sleep disorders; hypersomnia; school start times and implications; and the evaluation and management of circadian rhythm disturbances.
- Extensive coverage on obstructive sleep apnea, diagnosis and treatment; evaluation and management of sleepy children; evaluation and management of circadian rhythm abnormalities; and pharmacology.
Kryger’s Sleep Medicine Review offers foolproof tips and guidance on the newly re-formatted Board exam so you can effectively prepare and get the best results. Dr. Meir Kryger—along with Drs. Russell Rosenberg, G. Vernon Pegram, and Lawrence Martin—present the distinct, practical teaching style of one of the founding fathers of sleep medicine to familiarize you with current standards, the new scoring rules, what to expect on the day of the exam, and more. Review questions, weighted to correspond with the content of the test, help you assess your readiness for the exam. With answers keyed to both Principles and Practices of Sleep Medicine and the Atlas of Clinical Sleep Medicine and video clips, polysmonograms, images, and additional review questions online at www.expertconsult.com, you’ll have all the help you need to excel on the exam.
- Access the fully searchable text online at www.expertconsult.com, along with video clips, polysomnograms, images, and additional review questions.
- Effectively prepare for the exam using a format organized to mirror its content with a mix of review questions weighted to correspond with the test.
- Monitor your progress with an online testing module that tells you which questions you answer correctly and incorrectly so that you can retest accordingly.
- Explore explanations further with answers keyed to the relevant sections of Dr. Kryger’s Principles and Practices of Sleep Medicine as well as the Atlas of Clinical Sleep Medicine.
- Keep up with the changes in the newly re-formatted exam through an assessment of the most current standards, coverage of techniques for applying the new scoring rules, tips for passing the exam, and coverage of what to expect on the day of the exam.
Accurately diagnose and treat adult and pediatric sleep disorders with exceptional visual guidance from world-renowned sleep expert Dr. Meir H. Kryger. Atlas of Clinical Sleep Medicine is an easy-to-read, highly illustrated atlas that details the physiologic, clinical, morphologic, and investigational aspects of the full range of sleep disorders you encounter in everyday practice -- and helps you interpret the visual manifestations of your patients’ sleep disorders so you can manage them most effectively.
- Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability.
- Visually grasp how sleep affects each body system thanks to a full-color compendium that correlates the physiology of sleep with the relevant findings.
- Determine the best and most up-to-date drug therapy with information about the latest drugs available as well as those in clinical trials.
- Compare your patients’ polysomnograms to a wealth of high-quality recordings taken from the latest machines used by institutions around the world.
- Score, interpret, and diagnose sleep disorders employing the scoring rules from the latest AASM scoring manual.
- Stay current with the latest on sleep and psychiatric disease, circadian desynchrony, dreaming, insomnia, home sleep testing, new sleep apnea treatments, and more.
- Understand the correlation between sleep and other health issues – such as stroke and heart failure.
- Find diagnostic and treatment information quickly and easily thanks to a highly illustrated, easy-to-read format that highlights key details.
Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, 5th Edition, by Meir H. Kryger, MD, FRCPC, Thomas Roth, PhD, and William C. Dement, MD, PhD, delivers the comprehensive, dependable guidance you need to effectively diagnose and manage even the most challenging sleep disorders. Updates to genetics and circadian rhythms, occupational health, sleep in older people, memory and sleep, physical examination of the patient, comorbid insomnias, and much more keep you current on the newest areas of the field. A greater emphasis on evidence-based approaches helps you make the most well-informed clinical decisions. And, a new more user-friendly, full-color format, both in print and online, lets you find the answers you need more quickly and easily. Whether you are preparing for the new sleep medicine fellowship examination, or simply want to offer your patients today's best care, this is the one resource to use!
- Make optimal use of the newest scientific discoveries and clinical approaches that are advancing the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders.