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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B Acronyms." Institute of Medicine. 2006. Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation: An Unmet Public Health Problem. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11617.
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Acronyms

AASM American Academy of Sleep Medicine

ABSM American Board of Sleep Medicine

ACGME Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

ADHD attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

ADSM Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

AHI apnea-hypopnea index

AMA American Medical Association

APSS annual meeting of sleep professional societies

ASAA American Sleep Apnea Association

ATS American Thoracic Society

BEARS B = bedtime issues, E = excessive daytime sleepiness, A = night awakenings, R = regularity and duration of sleep, S = snoring

BMI body mass index

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CNS central nervous system

CPAP continuous positive airway pressure

CRISP Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects

CRP C-reactive protein

CSA central sleep apnea

CSF cerebrospinal fluid

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B Acronyms." Institute of Medicine. 2006. Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation: An Unmet Public Health Problem. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11617.
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DCI Diseases and Conditions Index

DNA deoxyribonucleic acid

EEG electroencephalogram

GABA gamma-aminobutyric acid

HCRT hypocretin

HLA human leukocyte antigen

HPA hypothalamic-pituitary axis

IRG integrated review groups

L-DOPA levo-dopa

MEPS Medical Expenditure Panel Survey

MRI magnetic resonance imaging

mRNA messenger ribonucleic acid

MS multiple sclerosis

MSLT multiple sleep latency test

NAMCS National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey

NCHS National Center for Health Statistics

NCMRR National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research

NCSDR National Center for Sleep Disorders Research

NEHIS National Employer Health Insurance Survey

NHAMCS National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey

NHANES National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

NHDS National Hospital Discharge Survey

NHHCS National Home and Hospice Care Survey

NHIS National Health Interview Survey

NHLBI National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

NHPI National Health Provider Inventory

NIH National Institutes of Health

NIMH National Institute of Mental Health

NNHS National Nursing Home Survey

NREM nonrapid eye movement

NSAS National Survey of Ambulatory Surgery

NSF National Sleep Foundation

NTSB National Transportation Safety Board

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B Acronyms." Institute of Medicine. 2006. Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation: An Unmet Public Health Problem. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11617.
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OSA obstructive sleep apnea

PA program announcement

PLMI periodic limb movement index

PSG polysomnography

REM rapid eye movement

RFA request for application

RLS restless legs syndrome

RNA ribonucleic acid

SAA sleep academic award

SBIR Small Business Innovative Research

SCN suprachiasmatic nucleus

SCOR specialized center of research

SDB sleep-disordered breathing

SIDS sudden infant death syndrome

SOREMP sleep onset REM period

SRS Sleep Research Society

SWS slow-wave sleep

WASO wake time after sleep onset

YRBSS Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System

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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:

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  • 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.
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