Can real-life driving ability be predicted by the Maintenance of Wakefulness Test?

Conclusions: MWT results correlate poorly with driving performance in a 2-h test irrespective of sleep latency cutoff or added alpha/microsleep latency data. Better diagnostic tools are needed to evaluate driving performance in patients with EDS. PMID: 31329466 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Traffic Injury Prevention - Category: Accident Prevention Authors: Tags: Traffic Inj Prev Source Type: research

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AbstractBenzodiazepines, available clinically for almost six decades, are still one of the most widely prescribed classes of medication. The proportion of the population prescribed benzodiazepines increases with age, and harms also increase with age. The prevalence of prescribing in people  >  85 years of age is as high as one in three, including in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The prevalence of COPD also increases with age. In COPD, indications cited for prescribing a benzodiazepine include anxiety, sleep disorders, or chronic breathlessness. Each of thes e symptoms is pr...
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