Author: Chris Attig
Publisher: Veterans Law Blog
Release Date: 2016-09-20
This book was written by a VA Accredited Attorney to help US Veterans cut through the fog of their VA Sleep Apnea Claims. This book will take you step-by-step through the VA Sleep Apnea claim and help you discover: * Why it is important to get your VA sleep apnea service-connected now. * How to build the four pillars of a VA sleep apnea claim. * What evidence you need to prove and win a VA sleep apnea claim. * The four most common VA sleep apnea claim scenarios and step-by-step guides to proving them. * Specific steps to take to avoid common mistakes Veterans make in sleep apnea claims. * Much more.
Author: Christopher S. Wright
Release Date: 2009-07-01
The author draws from the laws and codes that govern the VA and provides context from his direct experience to illustrate how those rules are applied. The reader will learn when to make claims, what to claim, how to claim, and a host of other common sense VA procedures. When finished, the veteran will have all the knowledge to make the VA function the way it was designed.
Author: Meir Kryger
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release Date: 2017-03-21
Genre: Health & Fitness
An authoritative and accessible guide to what happens when we shut our eyes at night We spend a third of our lives in bed, but how much do we really understand about how sleep affects us? In the past forty years, scientists have discovered that our sleep (or lack of it) can affect nearly every aspect of our waking lives. Poor sleep could be a sign of a disease, the result of a vitamin or iron deficiency, or the cause of numerous other problems, both sleeping and waking. Yet many people, even medical personnel, are unaware of the dangers of poor sleep. Enter Dr. Meir Kryger, a world authority on the science of sleep, with a comprehensive guide to the mysteries of slumber that combines detailed case studies, helpful tables, illustrations, and pragmatic advice. Everyone needs a good night's sleep, and many of us will experience some difficulty sleeping or staying awake over the course of our lifetimes (or know someone who does). Kryger's comprehensive text is a much‑needed resource for insomniacs; for those who snore, can't stay awake, or experience disturbing dreams; and for the simply curious. Uniquely wide ranging, The Mystery of Sleep is more than a handbook; it is a guide to the world of sleep and the mysterious disorders that affect it.
Author: William H. Spriggs
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2014-05-15
Genre: Health & Fitness
Essentials of Polysomnography, Second Edition is a 386-page full color text designed specifically for sleep technicians and professionals. The new compact design and layout includes the same amount of content from the First Edition, with updated content and images. This textbook is written by William H. Spriggs, a certified sleep technician, and is used in hospitals, sleep labs, physician offices, and colleges and universities around the world. The Second Edition is ideal for training new sleep technicians, and students interested in studying polysomnography, as well as physicians, sleep lab managers, DME reps, and sleep lab front office staff members. The new edition's content and questions reflect the new ICSD-3 classifications, AASM Rules and address the BRPT new exam blueprints as well as the revised AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events released in July 2013, content includes: An overview of normal sleep and the history of sleep disorders Patient education and the patient flow process Life as a Sleep Technician Patient Hookup Procedures Polysomnography overview and interpretation Pediatric sleep medicine Hundreds of sample epochs depicting sleep stages, artifacts, and events New Chapters/Topics in the Second Edition include: Medical and Neurological effects on sleep Effects of Medicine on Sleep Updated, as well as more, coverage on ECG All content is updated to reflect the ICSD-3, AASM, and BRPT changes
This volume is intended for neuropharmacologists, psychopharmacologists, pharmacologists, pharmacists, sleep researchers, translational neuroscience researchers, and other basic researchers and clinical scientists interested in an interdisciplinary approach to sleep medicine. The level of the book is aiming at CNS researchers, drug development scientists, basic and clinical sleep researchers, as well as senior medical students and fellows in psychiatry and neurology. Orexin and Sleep provides a unique resource, giving a comprehensive and highly readable summary of the basic concepts in orexin biology and pharmacology along with clinical applications in sleep medicine in general, and narcolepsy in particular.
Author: Committee on Sleep Medicine and Research
Publisher: National Academies Press
Release Date: 2006-09-13
Clinical practice related to sleep problems and sleep disorders has been expanding rapidly in the last few years, but scientific research is not keeping pace. Sleep apnea, insomnia, and restless legs syndrome are three examples of very common disorders for which we have little biological information. This new book cuts across a variety of medical disciplines such as neurology, pulmonology, pediatrics, internal medicine, psychiatry, psychology, otolaryngology, and nursing, as well as other medical practices with an interest in the management of sleep pathology. This area of research is not limited to very young and old patients-sleep disorders reach across all ages and ethnicities. Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation presents a structured analysis that explores the following: Improving awareness among the general public and health care professionals. Increasing investment in interdisciplinary somnology and sleep medicine research training and mentoring activities. Validating and developing new and existing technologies for diagnosis and treatment. This book will be of interest to those looking to learn more about the enormous public health burden of sleep disorders and sleep deprivation and the strikingly limited capacity of the health care enterprise to identify and treat the majority of individuals suffering from sleep problems.
Author: Committee on Medical Evaluation of Veterans for Disability Compensation
Publisher: National Academies Press
Release Date: 2007-08-30
21st Century System for Evaluating Veterans' Disability Benefits recommends improvements in the medical evaluation and rating of veterans for the benefits provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to compensate for illnesses or injuries incurred in or aggravated by military service. Compensation is a monthly cash benefit based on a rating schedule that determines the degree of disability on a scale of 0 to 100. Although a disability rating may also entitle a veteran to ancillary services, such as vocational rehabilitation and employment services, the rating schedule is out of date medically and contains ambiguous criteria and obsolete conditions and language. The current rating schedule emphasizes impairment and limitations or loss of specific body structures and functions which may not predict disability well. 21st Century System for Evaluating Veterans' Disability Benefits recommends that this schedule could be revised to include modern concepts of disability including work disability, nonwork disability, and quality of life. In addition to the need for an updated rating schedule, this book highlights the need for the Department of Veterans' Affairs to devote additional resources to systematic analysis of how well it is providing services or how much the lives of veterans are being improved, as well as the need for a program of research oriented toward understanding and improving the effectiveness of its benefits programs.
Author: Laura M. Sterni
Publisher: Humana Press
Release Date: 2016-07-12
This book is an important new resource for clinicians caring for ventilator dependent children, who often have complex health care needs, are supported by advanced technology and are at high-risk of serious complications. Despite the complicated health care needs of children who rely on chronic respiratory support, there are few guidelines and little evidence available to guide the clinicians who care for these patients. This book covers the many aspects involved in the care of these complex children, with input from experts in the fields of pediatric pulmonology, intensive care, ethics, respiratory therapy, and nursing. In depth chapters provide an introduction to the use of chronic invasive and non-invasive ventilation in children and describe and review what is known about methods of delivering ventilator support, care of the chronically ventilated patient in the community , use of chronic ventilator support in patients with disorders commonly leading to respiratory failure and outcomes for patients and their caregivers. This book is intended to be useful not only for pediatric pulmonologists, but also for intensivists, cardiologists, physical medicine/rehabilitation specialists, nurses, respiratory therapists and the primary care physicians involved in the complexities of managing care for this unique group of special needs children.
Author: Robert K. Stoelting
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
Release Date: 2002-03
Two of the field's most respected leaders provide critical knowledge on the medical implications of co-existing pathophysiology on the management of anesthesia. Organized by disease, the 4th Edition of this popular guide has been completely revised and updated to reflect the most current information on definition, current pathophysiology, significant pre-, intra-, and postoperative factors of the disease process, anesthetic judgement, and management. Common diseases are discussed in detail, while rare diseases receive attention based on unique features that could be of importance in the perioperative period. The handbook distills all the critical information from its parent text into a portable and convenient guide. An outline format provides easy access to critical information.
Author: Teofilo L. Lee-Chiong
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2005-12-13
A unique resource on sleep medicine Written by contemporary experts from around the world, Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook covers the entire field of sleep medicine. Taking a novel approach, the text features both syndrome- and patient-oriented coverage, making it ideally suited for both clinical use and academic study. Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook begins with a brief introduction to the basic science of sleep, from neurobiology to physiologic processes. This leads into sections offering comprehensive coverage of insomnia, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, parasomnias, movement disorders, and much more. Sleep and related disorders are also discussed, followed by chapters on considerations for special patient groups. Special materials for practitioners include a sample interview and questionnaire as well as a chapter on operating and managing a sleep center. The text concludes with discussions of sleep assessment methods such as polysomnography, actigraphy, and video EEG monitoring. With full coverage of over 100 key topics in sleep medicine, Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook offers the most practical, thorough, yet handy resource available on adult and pediatric sleep medicine. Praise from the reviews: "...no other publication in the field can begin to compare with the breadth or depth of the 'Handbook'...I cannot imagine a functioning sleep disorders clinic without at least one copy on standby as a ready reference." PscyCRITIQUES "Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook is a first-rate textbook with concise, up-to-date information covering a wide range of subjects pertinent to the practice of sleep medicine." DOODY'S HEALTH SERVICES
Author: John D. Roche
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
Release Date: 2014-05-14
The VA is not your loving Uncle Sam who opens his wallet and says, Here you are, nephew a $1,000 check per month for the rest of your life. That should take the pain out of your service injuries, writes John D. Roche. Far from it, he reveals. Though the Veterans Claims Assistance Act of 2000 requires Veterans Affairs to assist veterans in developing the foundation to support their claims, in reality if you rely on the VA to find and develop the evidence necessary to grant benefits then your claim is likely to be denied. "Claim Denied!" will help those veterans whose benefits have been denied correct the mistakes they made when they submitted their original claims. Appealing a VA decision is not an impossible feat, Roche says, but a veteran s story must be presented in a well-organized and logical format, so any reviewing authority is able to understand the issues as they relate to the laws. This book explains in detail how to develop and present a successful appeal.