Vol 8, No 2 (February 01, 2016): Journal of Thoracic Disease [(dedicated to) the International Conference: Clinical Update Sleep 2016]

Letter to the Editor

Sleep, obesity and physicians’ education
Culadeeban Ratneswaran, Murtaza Kadhum, Martino F. Pengo, Joerg Steier

Clinical Update Sleep Abstracts

Factors limiting adherence to continuous positive airway pressure treatment in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea
Alex S. W. Lowe, Masooma Shaukat, Rhiann O’Shaughnessy, Terence C. O’Shaughnessy, Vladimir M. Macavei
Screening for sleep-disordered breathing in a bariatric population
Kate Reed, Martino F. Pengo, Joerg Steier
Successful treatment of oropharyngeal obstructive sleep apnoea with tonsillectomy and limited uvulopalatopharyngoplasty using a pillar apposition and lateralisation technique
Gareth Lloyd, Simone Hadjisymeou, Elfy Chevretton, Guy Leschziner
Optimising compliance with CPAP therapy for the treatment of OSA in tetraplegia patients: experience gained from the COSAQ research project at the NSIC
Susan V. Cross
Arterial stiffness and heart rate variability analysis in patients with mild–moderate obstructive sleep apnoea, with and without excessive daytime sleepiness
Valeria Bisogni, Martino F. Pengo, Panagis Drakatos, Brian Kent, Joerg Steier, Gian Paolo Rossi
Daytime sleepiness and academic performance among Arab medical students
Jamaan M. Al-Zahrani, Khaled K. Aldossari, Imad Abdulmajeed, Sameer H. Al-Ghamdi, Abdullah M. Al-Shamrani, Nawaf S. Al-Qahtani
Slow wave and rapid eye movement sleep deprivation: differing impacts on memory consolidation?
Luke Solomons
A case of cataplexy without narcolepsy
Shwe Zin Tun
The use of actigraphy in clinical practice for the assessment of sleep disorders in Parkinson’s disease dementia
Luke Solomons, Apurba Chatterjee
A study of migraine in Kleine-Levin syndrome
Harry Donnelly, Guy Leschziner
Evaluation of the efficacy of a new insomnia service providing cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia
Louise Berger


The focused issue dedicated to the 2016 International Conference of Clinical Update Sleepwas commissioned by the Editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any sponsorship or funding. Joerg Steier served as the unpaid Guest Editor for the focused issue.