Sleep and Breathing

, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp 1109–1110 | Cite as

Ferran Barbé and Jean-Louis Pépin (eds): ERS monograph obstructive sleep apnea

ERJ publications 325 Pages, $ 75, ISBN: 978-1-84984-059-0
  • Elias AlhanounEmail author
  • Novera Inam
  • Kingman Strohl
Book Review

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) Monograph is a quarterly peer-reviewed series covering specific areas of respiratory medicine. It is directed towards physicians and scientists and designed to provide in-depth, yet abbreviated, reviews of selected topics. A new monograph discussing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) was released in March 2015 and is edited and written by well-known, international authorities in the field. The last monograph discussing sleep apnea in the series was published in 2010 and was excellent. In this 2015 monograph, the editors present OSA from 4 different directions: pathogenesis, at risk populations, clinical scenarios, and treatment, with 22 chapters on these abovementioned aspects.

Overall, it is our opinion that this ERS monograph OSA is a collection of excellent articles, not systematic reviews. To the credit of the editors, the content and writing style among articles match well in terms of presentation and quality. All have a brief introduction and...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep MedicineUniversity Hospitals Case Medical CenterClevelandUSA

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