- Basics of polysomnography
- Operation of polysomnographic monitoring equipment
- Trouble shooting and artifacts
- Adult and pediatric scoring rules (stages, respiratory events, movements)
- Multiple sleep latency testing (MSLTs) and maintenance of wakefulness testing (MWT’s
- Normal PSG values
- Portable monitoring
BASIC NEUROLOGIC AND CHRONOBIOLOGIC SLEEP MECHANISMS
- Ontogeny of sleep.
- Sleep across the life span.
OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA
- Overview: epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and significance.
- Airway anatomy.
- Positive airway pressure treatment: CPAP/ BiPAP. Titration, compliance, troubleshooting and benefits.
- Non PAP treatments of OSA: Oral Devices and surgical options (maxillofacial and other upper airway surgery).
- Positional education.
- Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome.
- Etiologies, prevalence, diagnosis, and treatment of all subtypes of sleep related Movement Disorders
- Periodic limb movement disorder
- Restless leg syndrome
- Other sleep related movement disorders
SLEEP AND NEUROLOGY/PSYCHOLOGY
- Seizures and sleep
- REM behavior disorder, Parkinsons and other alpha synucleinopathies.
- Cerebrovascular disease and sleep medicine
- Administration and interpretation of psychological tests.
- Psychiatric related sleep disorders
PEDIATRIC SLEEP MEDICINE
- Obstructive Sleep apnea.
- Central sleep apnea: apnea of prematurity and infancy, central hypoventilation
- Treatment options for OSA in the pediatric population
- Insomnia syndromes and therapies specific to children
- SIDs and related respiratory distress.
- Etiologies, prevalence, diagnosis, and treatment of all subtypes of parasomnia
- Sleep walking and sleep talking
- REM behavior disorder
- Nightmares and confusional arousals
- Etiologies, prevalence, diagnosis, and treatment of all subtypes of Insomnia
- Treatment approaches for insomnia, including cognitive-behavioral therapies and pharmacological therapy.
- Narcolepsy: etiology, diagnosis and treatment
- Idiopathic hypersomnia: diagnosis and treatment
CIRCADIAN RHYTHM DISORDERS
- Etiology, prevalence, diagnosis, and treatment of Circadian Rhythm Disorders
- Delayed and Advanced circadian rhythm disorders
- Free running and irregular circadian rhythm disorders
- Jet lag and shift work sleep disorders
- Treatment options: Chronotherapy and pharmacotherapy
PHARMACOLOGY OF SLEEP
- Neurotransmitters and the function of sleep
- Antidepressants: effects on sleep
- Pharmacotherapy of insomnia
- Pharmacotherapy of restless leg disorder
- Miscellaneous drugs
CARDIOVASCULAR PERSPECTIVES OF OSA
- Cardiovascular physiology during sleep and pathophysiology.
- Congestive heart failure and Cheyne Stokes Breathing
- Treatment with CPAP and Auto Servo Ventilation (ASV)
- Cardiovascular consequences of OSA
PULMONARY PERSPECTIVES OF SLEEP
- Respiratory physiology during sleep and pathophysiology.
- Physiology of the control of breathing
- COPD and asthma
- Neuromuscular diseases and consequences during sleep
- Hypoventilation Syndromes and treatment with AVAPs
- Consequences of sleep deprivation on sleep and wake
SLEEP PROBLEMS IN THE ELDERLY
- Insomnia in the elderly
- Obstructive sleep apnea in the elderly
- Age related changes in sleep architecture
- Pharmacotherapeutic considerations in the elderly
GASTROINTESTINAL PERSPECTIVES AND SLEEP
- Gastrointestinal physiology and sleep
- GERD and pH monitoring
ENDOCRINE PERSPECTIVES AND SLEEP
- Endocrine physiology during sleep and pathophysiology.
- Thyroid disease and sleep
- Growth hormone and sleep
- Cortisol and sleep
- Prolactin and sleep
- Effects of impaired sleep on bed partners.
- Medical, neurologic, and psychiatric disorders displaying symptoms likely to be related to sleep disorders (e.g., the relationship between hypertension and snoring).
- The nature of the interactions between treatment for sleep disorders and other medical, neurologic, and psychiatric treatment.
- Biological, psychological, social, economic, ethnic, and familial factors which significantly influence the evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders.
- Financing and regulation of sleep medicine.
- Medical ethics and its application in sleep medicine.
- Legal aspects of sleep medicine.
- Impact of sleep disorders on family and society.
- Epidemiological issues:
- Research methods in the clinical and basic sciences related to sleep medicine; and
- Critically appraising the professional and scientific literature, and applying new contributions to management and care of patients.