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Title Drugs, driving, and traffic safety / edited by J.C. Verster [and others]
Published Basel ; Boston : Birkhäuser, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 559 pages) : illustrations
Contents Driver health and traffic safety: an overview -- Worldwide trends in alcohol and drug impaired driving -- Drugs, driving, and models to measure driving impairment -- Measurement and methods to determine driving ability -- Simulator studies of drug-induced driving impairment -- The on-the-road driving test -- Epidemiology and traffic safety: culpability studies -- Case-control studies -- Prescribing and dispensing guidelines for medicinal drugs affecting driving performance -- The relationship between drug use and traffic accident severity -- Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs abused in driving -- The role of driver sleepiness in car crashes: a review of the epidemiological evidence -- Sleepiness, countermeasures and the risk of motor vehicle accidents -- Insomnia, hypnotic drugs and traffic safety -- Drugs, driving and traffic safety in sleep apnea -- Drugs, driving and traffic safety in shift workers -- Effects of anxiolytics on driving -- Antidepressants and traffic safety -- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and driving safety -- Drugs, driving and traffic safety in Parkinson's disease -- Drugs, driving and traffic safety in multiple sclerosis -- Drugs, driving and traffic safety in acute and chronic pain -- Drugs, driving and traffic safety in allergic rhinitis -- Drugs, driving and traffic safety in diabetes mellitus -- Changes in and predictors of driving after drug use and involvement in traffic crashes because of drugs, 1992-2005 -- Reducing illegal blood alcohol limits for driving: effects on traffic safety -- Interventions to reduce impaired driving and traffic injury -- The alcohol ignition interlock and other technologies for the prediction and control of impaired drivers -- Dose related risk of motor vehicle crashes after cannabis use: an update -- Ecstasy, driving and traffic safety -- Appendix I ICADTS Drug List 2007 -- Appendix II International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety. Guidelines on experimental studies undertaken to determine a medicinal drug's effect on driving or skills related to driving
Summary Presents a comprehensive overview of the effects of different medical conditions like neurological disorders, anxiety and depression and their pharmaceutical treatment on driving ability. This book discusses the effects of alcohol and drugs of abuse. It is suitable for physicians, psychiatrists and pharmacists
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Drug use and traffic accidents.
Drugged driving.
Accidents, Traffic -- prevention & control.
Automobile Driving.
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions.
Substance-Related Disorders -- complications.
Form Electronic book
Author Verster, Joris C. (Joris Cornelis), 1970-
ISBN 3764399236